Highlighted - Pt100
The Pt100 is a common temperature sensor used in measurement and control technologies and it is the sensor element of a RTD temperature probe (RTD stands for Resistive Temperature Device). Of all industrial temperature measurements 70 percent is performed by RTD temperature probes with a Pt100 sensor element. Mainly because of the large measuring range, linear behaviour, long lifecycle, simple connections and the accuracy of the sensor.
Although the term Pt100 refers to the temperature sensor element, it is often used in combination with sensor or probe to refer to the complete RTD temperature probe. Two other common names for a RTD temperature probe are resistance temperature sensor and resistance thermometer.