Temperature

Temperature is one of the most important parameters in about every process. It is a physical property of matter that quantitatively expresses the common notions of hot and cold. Objects of low temperature are cold, while various degrees of higher temperatures are referred to as warm or hot. Quantitatively, temperature is measured with thermometers, which may be calibrated to a variety of temperature scales.
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Temperature is one of the most important parameters in about every process. It is a physical property of matter that quantitatively expresses the common notions of hot and cold. Objects of low temperature are cold, while various degrees of higher temperatures are referred to as warm or hot. Quantitatively, temperature is measured with thermometers, which may be calibrated to a variety of temperature scales.

Temperature scales
Worldwide the majority uses the Celsius scale (°C) for most temperature measurements. It has the same incremental scaling as the Kelvin scale used by scientists, but fixes its null point, at 0°C = 273.15K, the freezing point of water. A few countries, most notably the United States, use the Fahrenheit scale for common purposes, a historical scale on which water freezes at 32 °F and boils at 212 °F.

For practical purposes of scientific temperature measurement, the International System of Units (SI) defines a scale and unit for the thermodynamic temperature by using the easily reproducible temperature of the triple point of water as a second reference point. For historical reasons, the triple point is fixed at 273.16 units of the measurement increment, which has been named the kelvin in honor of the Scottish physicist who first defined the scale. The unit symbol of the kelvin is K.

Thermodynamics
Temperature is one of the principal properties studied in the field of thermodynamics. Particularly important in this field are the differences in temperature between regions of matter, because such differences are the driving force for heat,[1] which is the transfer of thermal energy. Spontaneously, heat flows only from regions of higher temperature to regions of lower temperature. If no heat is transferred between two objects, the objects have the same temperature.
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Temperature in the paint and coatings industry
In the paint and coatings industry there are many examples and applications where temperature plays a key role.To name a few:
  • DewPoint Temperature related to surface temperature during pre-treatment and paint application.
  • Baking temperature of thermosetting (powder) coatings.
  • Air temperature during application of more or less any type of coatings and water based coatings in particular.
  • Profiling of oven temperatures in finishing lines.
  • Viscosity and flow characteristics from liquid paint.
  • Coating temperature during application and storage.
  • Etc....

For some applications single spot measurements are sufficient. Other situations require a complete temperature registration during the entire production process.

Many different methods and instruments are available varying from simple bi-metal thermometers, contact- or non contact (infrared) meters to advanced thermo graphic cameras or sophisticated dataloggers.
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ADJUSTABLE CLAMP-TYPE PROBE FOR CURVEX (OBJECT 300°C)

Clamp type probe for measuring object temperature. Fits on both thin and thick materials up to 50 mm. The sensor tip is NiCr/Ni with Teflon fixation.

BASIC INSPECTION KIT

To fulfill the demand of many companies in the line of paint and their customers we composed the “Basic Inspection Kit”. In the field the need had arisen of one standard measuring set to perform all measurements and test...

BRESLE METHOD

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CLAMP-TYPE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (AIR 300°C)

TQC Clamp-type probes for measuring air temperature.

CLAMP-TYPE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (AIR 480C°)

Clamp-type probes to measure air temperature

CLAMP-TYPE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (OBJECT 300°C)

Small and elegant clamp-type probes to measure temperature of any object. Silver tipped sensor is thermally isolated from the clamp by ceramics. The capton-wrapped, metal braid and PTFE coated probe cables last significantly longer ...

CLAMP-TYPE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (OBJECT 480°C)

Clamp-type probes to measure object temperature

COATING DEFECT IDENTIFICATION LABEL

Imperfections or problems found during inspections of coating work usually require attention of second or third parties after they have been found. A second opinion of the paint supplier, witnessing of counter parties or just the a...

CURVEX 3 BASIC DATALOGGER

The CurveX 3 Basic is an oven recorder designed for everyday use in powder coating lines. It’s a 4-channel temperature datalogger built in a sturdy machined aluminium case that fulfils the basic needs for quality control in p...

CurveX 3 Nano Oven recorder for can coaters

While can coating the time-temperature cycle must be controlled carefully – Together with the cans the oven recorder winds through the conveying system in the oven and makes up a complete temperature profile. With help of pain...

CURVEX 3 STANDARD OVEN LOGGER KIT

Profiling an industrial powder coating oven starts right here with the CurveX 3 Standard Oven Logger KIT. It contains all necessary items, just add the desired magnetic or clamp-type probes to make the oven logger KIT complete. The...

CURVEX 3 STANDARD OVEN LOGGER WITH IDEAL FINISH ANALYSIS (OEM)

The CurveX 3 Standard offers easy-to-use, high quality temperature data logging for paint curing ovens. Measurements, analysis levels and report options are fully customizable to provide you with tailor-made information on the quali...

CURVEX STAINLESS INSULATION BOX (100°C 50MM HEIGHT)

The TQC CurveX Stainless Insulation Box is designed for CurveX, CurveX-2, CurveX-2 USB, CurveX 3 Basic and Elcometer 215. The CurveX 3 Standard doesn't fit in this insulation box.The high-grade stainless steel inner box is shie...

CURVEX STAINLESS INSULATION BOX (180°C 140MM HEIGHT) SILICONE FREE

This TQC CurveX Stainless Insulation Box is a silicone free thermal barrier designed for CurveX, CurveX-2, CurveX-2 USB, CurveX 3 Basic, CurveX 3 Standard and Elcometer 215. The outer shield of this high quality insulation box ...

CURVEX STAINLESS INSULATION BOX (300°C 140MM HEIGHT)

The TQC CurveX Stainless Insulation Box is a thermal barrier designed for CurveX, CurveX-2, CurveX-2 USB, CurveX 3 Basic, CurveX 3 Standard and Elcometer 215. The high-grade stainless steel inner box is shielded with a carefull...

CURVEX STAINLESS INSULATION BOX (300°C 70MM HEIGHT)

The TQC CurveX Stainless Insulation Box is a thermal barrier designed for CurveX, CurveX-2, CurveX-2 USB, CurveX 3 Basic and Elcometer 215. The CurveX 3 Standard doesn't fit in this insulation box.The high-grade stainless steel inne...

CURVEX STAINLESS INSULATION BOX (500°C 140MM HEIGHT) SILICONE FREE

The TQC CurveX Stainless Insulation Box is a thermal barrier designed for CurveX, CurveX2, CurveX2 USB, CurveX 3 Basic, CurveX 3 Standard and Elcometer 215. The high-grade stainless steel inner box is shielded with a carefully formu...

CURVEX STAINLESS INSULATION BOX (500°C 180MM HEIGHT) SILICONE FREE

The TQC CurveX Stainless Insulation Box is a silicon free thermal barrier designed for CurveX, CurveX-2, CurveX-2 USB and Elcometer 215. The high-grade stainless steel inner box is shielded with a carefully formulated mixture of ins...

D-MATCH 2 - work light for detailing and colour match

Strongest detailing work light on the market at all, providing up to 5000 lumen. Our novel D-MATCH 2 is a part of a completely new concept of specialized work light solutions designed for the detailing and paint industry.   ...

DATA CABLE (SERIAL) FOR MODEL CURVEX-2

Serial Datacable for CurveX-2 Datalogger DB9 Female to 3,5mm stereo jack. Cable length +/- 1500 mm.

DEWCHECK 4 SERIES 2 - DEWPOINT METER

The TQC DewCheck 4 - Dewpoint Meter (DPM)/ Dewmeter is an extremely versatile dewpoint meter to measure and record all climate parameters required to treat surfaces. This easy to use and robust dewmeter conforms to ISO 8502-4 & ...

DIGITAL RESISTIVITY METER FOR COATINGS

Digital instrument for the measurement of surface resistivity of coatings which are sprayed electrostatically. The probe is immersed in the coating and the measured value is displayed on screen. The probe is easy to clean. Measurin...

DIGITAL THERMO HYGROMETER

Digital thermo hygrometer for indoor use, to be used as benchtop or wall model. Very large display (56 x 40 mm.), readable up to a distance of approximately 10 mtr. Memory for minimum and maximum values and humidity readings, tog...

ELECTRONIC DATALOGGER SATO SK-L200TH II

Extremely compact datalogger for recording temperature and air humidity. Complete with attached combiprobe (T/RV). A wire-combiprobe is optional. Directly programmable from the keypad or PC. Complete with attached combiprobe, USB ca...

ELPRO ECOLOG TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY DATALOGGER

An extensive series superior quality Swiss dataloggers. Depending on the model temperature and/or humidity can be measured and logged. The real time and stored measured values can be read directly from the integrated display. All lo...

ELPRO ECOLOG.NET LAN W-LAN DATALOGGER

Datalogger series Ecolog-Net are designed for recording temperature and relative humidity via a network. The data is stored in the internal memory and can be loaded to the PC via the LAN network. The system offers the highest data s...

ELPRO LIBERO PDF DATALOGGER

Independent temperature datalogger for evaluation without specific software. Libero is a handy, compact and very reliable transport and storage logger, with a temperature deviation of 0.5°C max. The buildt-in PDF-file creator au...

ELPROLOG SOFTWARE

This software is the basis program for the dataloggers from the ECOLOG, HOTDOG and HOTBOX series. This comprehensive programme offers a range of options such as: graphs, zoom function, zoom in zoom, tables, multi-curve, bar charts (...

ENERGY ABSORBER (ADDITIONAL) FOR CURVEX CX2002 INSULATIONBOX

Extra energy absorber for insulated container CX2002

ENERGY ABSORBER ADD-ON

Energy absorber for insulated containers CX2002 and CX2005 with space for "ADD-ON" pack.

ENERGY ABSORBER FOR INSULATION BOX

The TQC energy absorber is a high density energy-collecting media which can be used in combination with an insulationbox, gasket, etc. to protect the CurveX system against high temperatures for a set period of time.

ENERGY ABSORBER FOR INSULATIONBOX

The TQC energy absorber is a high density energy-collecting media which can be used in combination with insulationbox CX2003, gasket, etc. to protect the Curve-X system against high temperatures for a set period of time.

EXPOSED JUNCTION WIRE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (250°C)

Exposed junction wire probes for measuring the air and/or surface temperature. Supplied as set of 6 pieces in plastic box, complete with 25 self adhesive pads.

FOLDABLE THERMAPEN

A handy pocketsize thermometer with foldable stainless steel probe. Large clear display.

I-MATCH - RECHARABLE HEADLAMP FOR DETAILING AND COLOUR MATCH

Superior hands-free illumination for any detailing job Introducing the next generation I-MATCH 2 which is part of a completely new concept of specialized work light solutions designed for the detailing and paint industry. Supplied...

IDEAL FINISH ANALYSIS SOFTWARE

The TQC Ideal Finish Analysis Software is the most advanced coating climate, coating cure and coating thickness monitoring software package available today. With two user levels Ideal Finish Analysis offers user friendly reporting f...

INFRARED PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (480°C)

Infrared probes

INFRARED THERMOMETER POCKET SIZE

A pocket size infra red thermometer to measure surface temperature without making contact. The laser pointer identifies the target area easily. An illuminated display allows working in dark or poorly lit environments. Fast and simp...

INFRARED THERMOMETER PROFESSIONAL

The TQC Infrared Thermometer Professional is designed to measure surface temperature under harsh industrial circumstances without the need of making contact with the object. The high quality optics (distance to spot size 50:1) makes...

INFRARED THERMOMETER STANDARD

A user-friendly TQC Infrared Thermometer Standard designed to measure surface temperature without making contact under harsh industrial circumstances. The laser pointer identifies the target area while rubber parts on the housing pr...

INSULATION BOX FLAT FOR CURVEX 3 BASIC

A high quality insulation box with outer shield of high-grade stainless steel. The high-grade stainless steel inner box is shielded with a carefully formulated composition of insulation material, which makes the combination suitable...

LABORATORY OVENS

Binder Extensive series of modern ovens for a wide range of applications. Various sizes available, from 53 litres to 720 litre effective capacity. Heating options: natural or forced convection. Various options available, including ...

LOW VOLTAGE PINHOLE DETECTOR

The TQC Low Voltage Pinhole detector enables the user to inspect various coatings on conductive substrates for small defects such as holidays and pinholes using the 'wet sponge technique'. The grounding clamp is connected to an untr...

MAGNET PROBE FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (OBJECT 300°C)

Magnet probes to measure object temperature, fitted with an ultra strong magnet, but still with a very low mass and size. The actual sensor is thermally isolated from the magnet in order not to affect the part's temperature. This se...

MAGNET PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (AIR 300°C)

TQC Samarium Cobalt Magnet probes to measure air temperature in box ovens and conveyor ovens in the powder coating industry. Ideal for measuring the temperature profiles of the oven during the curing process.

MAGNET PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (OBJECT 480°C)

Magnet probes to measure object temperature

MAGNETIC THERMOMETER FOR SURFACE TEMPERATURE

The TQC Magnetic Thermometer measures surface temperature. The thermometer can easily be placed on ferrous substrates with the strong magnet on the back. Surface temperature can be read out in both °C and °F. Measuring Range...

MATCHPEN COLOUR MATCHING LIGHT

MATCHPEN is a small penlight easy to carry and always at hand in the pocket. The light output is very powerful with excellent colour recognition properties. MATCHPEN is with focus function for concentrated and focused light be...

METAL SHEET & COIL COATING CURE PROFILER

The Metal sheet and coil coating cure profiler monitors the temperature profile of the coil strip at various points across its width as it is fed through the oven. Without stopping the line, the Metal sheet and coil coating cure pr...

MFFT-MINIMUM FILM FORMING TEMPERATURE BAR

Temperature gradient plate for determining minimum film forming temperature test. The minimum film forming temperature is the lowest temperature at which an emulsion, latex or adhesive will uniformly coalesce when applied on a subst...

MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLED WATER BATH

A high-quality water bath with MICROPROCESSOR technology and a temperature stability of ±0.2 °C. The working temperature range offers many application possibilities, e.g. routine laboratory applications, temperature contr...

MULTIMATCH 2 - COLOUR MATCHING LIGHT

Powerful and rechargeable work light for detailing providing up to 2500 lumen. The next generation MULTIMATCH 2 is a part of a completely new concept of specialized work light solutions designed for the detailing and paint industry...

OVEN LOGGER TEMPERATURE PROBE IDENTIFICATION KIT

The TQC Oven Logger Temperature Probe Identification KIT is available as a series tags numbered 1 to 6 and as series tags numbered 7 to 12. Suitable for any industrial powder coating oven also at high temperatures.

PRECISION THERMOMETER

The TQC Precision Thermometer is a handy pocketsize thermometer with foldable stainless steel probe. Suitable for measurements in liquids and semisolids. Large clear display, ergonomic design and easy to clean. The instrument is equ...

RING-TYPE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (OBJECT 1000°C)

Ring-type probes to measure object temperature

RING-TYPE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGERS (OBJECT 300°C)

TQC Ring-type surface probes to measure object temperature. With aluminium ring at the tip for fast response. For use with CurveX oven data logger for powder coating ovens. Mandatory for Qualicoat, GSB or QIB accredited powder coate...

RING-TYPE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGERS (OBJECT 480°C)

Ring-type probes to measure air temperature

SCANGRIP TRIPOD

Stationary and flexible positioning of work lightsThe SCANGRIP TRIPOD is designed to meet any working situation where flexible illumination is key. Extendable from 1.35 m to 3 m, the tripod offers complete flexibility to position th...

SUNMATCH 2 - COLOUR MATCHING LIGHT

The next generation SUNMATCH 2 is a part of a completely new concept of specialized work light solutions designed for the detailing and paint industry. Easy to carry in the pocket or in the work belt with the built-in clip, th...

TEMPERATURE INDICATION STICKERS

Are available in different series with 1, 5, 6, 8 or 10 temperatures per sticker. The indicators are irreversible: the highest measured temperature always remains visible, for many months. This makes the indication stickers ideal fo...

TEMPERATURE PROBES

Probe can be connected to instruments suited for changeable probes (type ‘K’) using a plug connection. The probe is provided with a firm hand-grip and a one meter curled cable. Can also be manufactured according to custo...

THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA FLIR

FLIR thermal imaging cameras give a temperature picture of any object. Each temperature has its own color temperature that is easy to read out with the help of the temperature scale that is always in view. Low temperatures have dark...

THERMOCOUPLE EXTENSION CABLE

Flexible extension cord for type "K' temperature probes using a thermocouple and mini-connectors. Available lengts 1.5 or 5 meter. Delivered complete with male/female connections. Cables can also be manufactered according to custom...

THERMOMETER TE1000

A tough, high-quality thermometer suitable for use with the interchangeable type 'K' thermocouple probes. The practical design, robust casing, large push buttons and the protective holster supplied with the instrument make the TE10...

USB CABLE FOR CURVEX-2 USB, CURVEX 3 AND DEWCHECK MONITOR

USB cable for CurveX-2 USB, CurveX 3 and DewCheck Monitor

USB DATA LOGGER FOR TEMPERATURE AND RH

USB data logger for temperature and relative humidity. The USB data logger has a memory for 32.000 readings (16000 temperature- and 16000 humidity readings), a dewpoint indication, a user-selectable alarm. The measuring interval can...

WATERPROOF THERMOMETER

Sato SK-1250MCIII + K100WIIIS sensor, waterproof thermometer. Equipped with min/max. memory and "hold" option. Ideal for use in the food industry.

WIRE-TYPE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (1000°C)

Wire-type probes to measure either air or surface temperature. Measuring element is an open thermocouple that can be attached by adhesive tape or other mechanical means.

WIRE-TYPE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (300°C)

Wire-type probes to measure either air or surface temperature. Measuring element is an open thermocouple that can be attached by adhesive tape or other mechanical means.

WIRE-TYPE PROBES FOR CURVEX DATALOGGER (480°C)

Wire-type probes to measure either air or surface temperature. Measuring element is an open thermocouple that can be attached by adhesive tape or other mechanical means.