With a front diameter of 1 mm the Type 6188A combined temperature and pressure sensor from Kistler Instruments is designed primarily for precision monitoring of melt temperature and cavity pressure in injection moulding.

The Type K thermocouple is mounted right at the front of the sensor to provide rapid response to temperature changes. The connecting wires to the thermocouple are threaded through the pressure sensor elements which share the front face of the device.

This combined sensor allows the injection moulding process to be monitored to provide high level quality assurance and zero rejects, especially when small or precision items are being produced.