- July 03, 2013
July 3, 2013 - Datapaq introduces MicroMag thermocouple for use in automotive paint monitoring. The encapsulated magnet design allows reliable direct use during production, even on wet painted and e-coated substrates. It eliminates any risk of either magnet damage or magnet loss when the probe is removed from a cured paint surface at the end of the oven process.
The miniature surface and air thermocouple which employs samarium-cobalt magnet technology can be placed into the tightest of recesses. It is therefore ideal for car body shell areas that are difficult to access.
Due to its low thermal mass, the MicroMag provides response characteristics that challenge those of exposed junction thermocouples while it has the additional advantage of quick and easy attachment to ferrous substrates.
Despite its compact size, 17 mm in diameter, the magnet ensures secure hold up to the maximum experienced paint and powder coating cure temperatures. An aluminum knob for easy routine rugged handling, even when wearing gloves, can be removed, if necessary, to suit application requirements.