Sustainable Action with Reusable Packaging

Thermo Electric is proud to share a best practice on a successful sustainability initiative to reduce waste with new packaging. One of Thermo Electric’s key customers has been using tens of thousands of high temperature sensors for over 10 years. Those specific high precision sensors, made with ceramics, are used in critical applications.

The ceramic design offers the advantage of high insulating properties at very high temperatures, but also the disadvantage of being very fragile. To mitigate the risk of damaging during shipment, Thermo Electric has been using a very conservative packaging method based on individually bubble wrapping each sensor.

For years this packaging has protected many ceramic thermocouples, but none of the packaging was reusable.

Old Packaging – Bubble wrap

Following an initiative to offer more durable and sustainable packaging to our customers, our Thermo Electric team, thanks to a close collaboration with its key customer, developed a stronger and more eco-friendly packaging. The new packaging had to deliver the objectives of limiting waste while not sacrificing the protection of our products during transportation and not increasing the shipping costs. We are happy to share that we succeeded as a team to deliver even more positive results that we originally planned.

New Packaging – High Density Foam

The new packaging includes layers of customized high density foam. The foam has been designed internally and has been precisely pre-cut to match the exact dimension of each thermocouple. Although the cost of the foam is much higher than the bubble wrap, the foams durability allows for multiple uses/shipments. Another advantage of the foam packaging is time saved with packing and unpacking the shipments. The new packaging limits waste, but also provides a better customer experience. Our customer easily reships our empty box with the foam, which gets inspected, tested and if not damaged, reused again.

 

This change proved that by working as a team with our customer, we succeeded to limit waste, save time and offer a more durable packaging. All without impacting cost. Offering an environmental friendly solution is possible and does not need to be more expensive. We all just need to have the mindset of asking ourselves “what can be done differently to limit waste and maximize recycling?”.

Our team, along with our customer, did just that.

ATEX – IECEx Certification – Thermo Electric India

Thermo Electric is pleased to announce the additional certificate to manufacture ATEX & IECEx Sensors in our Indian facility.

This certificate is the result of years of training and development to grow our Thermo Electric India facility as one of the top trusted expert in its region for Temperature Measurement Solutions.

With this certificate for India, Thermo Electric is increasing its worldwide capacity to better support our customers with quality Explosion proof Temperature probes, transmitters and head assemblies. Indeed, this additional ATEX-IECEx capacity offers to our customers proximity services that will strengthen lasting relationships.

Thermo Electric remains committed to continuously improving its Temperature measurement Solutions which have been trusted by our customers for decades in the most demanding hazardous and explosive locations.

Our Thermo Electric India certificate is filed under the following certification number:

ATEX ITS20ATEXQ05676 – Click here to open Certificate

IECEx GB_ITS_QAR19.0014_00_000 – Click here to open Certificate

 

For any inquiries or questions regarding our ATEX – IECEx Temperature solutions please contact us at: sales@te-direct.com

Instrumented Wafer – Breakthrough Innovation

 

In this difficult time of COVID-19, we are happy to communicate that our team continues to focus and deliver positive innovation such as the amazing development delivered by our Instrumented Wafer’s team.

Following our first ever manufactured 33 points instrumented wafer manufactured last year, Thermo Electric succeeded to design, manufacture and deliver an even more challenging solution: A highly customized 300mm Instrumented Wafer with a total of 40 measurement points.

The level of manufacturing expertise required to deliver such a complex design is proof of Thermo Electric’s unique expertise to support the semiconductor industry with state of the art temperature measurement solutions.

These Instrumented Wafers will be used to measure temperature uniformity across our customer’s tooling.

Thermo Electric has the technical expertise to design and manufacture any type of Instrumented Wafer (Surface Mount, Bonded Wafer, Thermocouple or RTD) that are needed for any special semiconductor application that our customers might need.

Please visit our dedicated Instrumented Wafers page at: te-direct.com/products/silicon-wafers/

For any inquiries or questions regarding our innovative wafers temperature measurement solutions please contact us at: sales@te-direct.com