Widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications. Catalytic converters for aircraft cabins and fuel inerting. Cathode materials, e-mobility, next-generation technology solutions. Air cleaners that help to improve indoor air quality. Solutions for the most challenging applications. BASF maintains significant diesel research and development facilities around the world. These facilities are being used to develop the technologies needed to meet the extremely low emission levels called for in new emissions regulations. As the global leader in mobile emissions catalysts, BASF has developed a number of specialized catalyst technologies. BASF offers a "full loop" of precious metals products & services. Catalysts for chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries. We offer precious metals supply and full-loop management services, including refining to recover precious metals from spent catalysts. The development of fuels and chemicals based on biological feedstocks is critical to a sustainable future and BASF is proud to provide the catalysts to support this industry. BASF has established itself as a front-runner in this field by becoming the global market leader for sodium methylate, the homogeneous catalyst used for biodiesel production. BASF supplies environmental catalysts and technologies which reduce emissions from stationary sources and industrial processes. BASF catalyst technologies play a crucial role in the manufacture of a wide range of fine and specialty chemical products including flavor and fragrances, herbicides and pesticides, resins, pigments and dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, and plastic and rubber additives. BASF offers a broad variety of competencies, technologies and products to the fuel cell industry. With our long term experience in the fuel processing area we deliver adsorbents and catalysts needed to generate hydrogen for fuel cell applications with high efficiency. Chemistry plays an important role in the transformation of vegetable oils to products for our daily life. Catalysts are an indispensable tool to make this transformation possible. BASF offers more than 125 years of experience with oxidation catalysts. Each percent of catalyst selectivity advantage creates additional value and reduces COx emission. Solutions for power plants, process industries and more. As a world leader in emissions control technologies, BASF Catalysts has extensive experience in reducing oxides of nitrogen (NOx) as well as carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC) and particulate matter (PM) produced in equipment used for material handling, mining and construction, and power generation. BASF Catalysts has long been a leader in the development of highly active, robust and selective catalysts and related technologies for the destruction of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Thermocouples, pyrometers - insights for higher yields. Our contact temperature probes include profile and spike thermocouples, industrial thermocouples, fiberglass thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high-temperature thermocouple wire and cable. We also produce epitaxial thermocouples. Glass Industry Thermocouples have been a specialty of BASF for over 100 years. We have grown with the industry and, as glass technology requirements have expanded and changed over the years. Offering excellent accuracy, resolution, repeatability, and stability, EXACTUS® optical pyrometer technology provides significant performance advantages in non-contact temperature measurement in a practical, rugged and user-friendly design.

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Profile and Spike Thermocouple

BASF has long been a leading supplier of profile and spike thermocouples, epitaxial thermocouples, and thermocouple wafer to the semiconductor industry.

We supply end users with profile and spike thermocouples for furnaces such as:

  • Tel
  • Kokusai
  • ASML
  • ASM

Many designs, originally develops to satisfy the needs of a particular application, have subsequently proved to offer much broader benefits and have become accepted as standard by the industry. We work with end users to customize their traditional and multi-junction thermocouples for longevity.

Custom Engineering

Technical assistance is available to solve speficic temperature measurement problems or to provide guidance on the most cost-effective solution.

Calibration Service and Repairs

Each profile thermocouple is supplied with a calibration report traceable to National Standards Laboratories and conforming to the latest national and international specifications and criteria. Periodic recalibration and certification on a six-month cycle is good practice, particularly in applications suject to rigorous quality assurance requirements.

All our Thermocouples comply with British Standards BS 4937.2/NBS 25/IEC584 Class 1 for types R and S and Class 2 for type B.

Precision, according to said Norms is as follows:

Type "R" and "S"

  • up to 1100°C +/- 1.0°C
  • at 1200°C +/- 1.3°C
  • at 1300°C +/- 1.6°C

Type "B"

  • up to 1100°C +/- 2.75°C
  • at 1200°C +/- 3°C
  • at 1300°C +/- 3.25°C

Calibration Modes

Mode 2 Temp to be added to obtain correct temp Mode 4 Absolute measured temp Mode 6 Millivolts deviation vs temp Mode 7 Microvolts to be added to obtain correct temp Mode 8 Microvolts deviation vs temp

Certificate of Conformity can be issued each thermocouple assembly. This will enable the user of the thermocouple to have much more precise temperature control of the furnace operating zone than that achievable with the standard calibration tolerances of the Norms indicated above, with an evident associated benefit.

Our Laboratory can perform calibrations, both at fixed points and by comparison versus Standards, up to accuracy better than 0,2 °C. We can make metallurgical and physical investigations on used Thermocouples, which may help the customer to understand the reason of a failure or of an unexpected measurement drift.


Platinum Sensors has been appointed by Tokyo Electron Europe Ltd, as a Qualified Supplier for the Manufacturing of Thermocouples for their Diffusion Furnaces.