TEGAM Announces Fast-Response Temperature Probe – When Time Is of the Essence!

TEGAM Announces Fast-Response Temperature Probe – When Time Is of the Essence!

GENEVA, OH, October 21, 2019


Geneva, Ohio —TEGAM, Inc., experts and innovators in temperature measurement, asked the question, “What does ‘Fast Response’ mean for a thermometer temperature probe?” We then answered that question with the arrival of our new, fast-response temperature probe for various industrial applications.

As Dan Jackson – Thermometry products manager at TEGAM – explains the necessity and significance of a fast-response probe, “For someone measuring a pot of water being brought to a boil in their kitchen, ‘fast response’ might mean ‘1 minute.’ For an employee measuring a cooked piece of meat coming out of an oven on a moving conveyor belt in a production facility, however, ‘fast response’ means something quite different, which has the potential to affect not just their work but the quality and safety of the finished food product for consumers.”

“If a worker is measuring food on a moving conveyor belt (typical speed is 65 ft/minute – walking speed) with a standard probe. The individual needs to walk with the probe in the food for 7.5 feet to get a valid reading.” Jackson reveals.  “Doing this all day can wear out a pair of sneakers as well as knees quickly”. “TEGAM’s Fast-response temperature probe enables the measurement in under 3 seconds which reduces the distance to less than 3 feet.”

What goes into building a fast-response temperature probe? It’s actually what “does not” go into it — less is more. To get fast response, good thermal conductivity and minimal mass is required, while more durability typically requires more mass. The TEGAM fast response temperature probe (Model # 9T797MTCPVC36) uses a small diameter, high-strength SS tube inside a larger housing tube to give it the durability needed and yet still provides low mass at the measuring tip. The tip is 0.067” while the shaft it 0.125”. TEGAM can manufacture this style of probe with the tip as small as 0.040”. The smaller the tip, the faster the response time.

For industries needing fast response and durability – particularly in fast-paced environments such as food manufacturing – check-out the TEGAM fast-response temperature sensor. We also recommend Type T thermocouple probes to be used in conjunction with the fast-response probe because they have twice the accuracy of a type K thermocouple – essential in the food industry for numerous reasons like health & safety as well as for product quality.

See all TEGAM thermocouple probesRTD probes and thermistor probes by following the preceding links, please. View TEGAM’s Temperature Probe Selection Guide infographic here for more edification.



Headquartered just east of Cleveland, Ohio, TEGAM, Inc. designs, manufactures and calibrates instrumentation that impacts your daily life in surprising ways.  Our goal is to make your measurement task easier, faster and more accurate.  We continuously invest in R&D of products and calibration techniques that allow you to make your critical measurements with unparalleled certainty.  Our measuring capabilities include temperature, RF power, and micro-Ohms. In addition to the Geneva, Ohio Headquarters, TEGAM operates a sales office in Beijing, China – providing regional support to our customers in Asia. A cohesive network of strong technical distributors extends our representation to over 40 countries throughout the world.  For more information, please contact us here or contact Sales at Sales@tegam.com.

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