OMC has developed a range of thermocouple assemblies to suit highpressure applications, including temperature measurement in LDPE production and for use in plastic injection moulding machines. The thermocouples are manufactured in-house, giving OMC complete control over thermocouple quality. At OMC, allpressurised joints on the thermocouple are vacuum brazed in-house using a fully automated brazing process. This ensures that human intervention is minimised, which reduces process errors and defects, thereby improving the quality, repeatability and reliability of the thermocouple. Vacuum brazing ensures a high quality thermocouple, as the process is always carried out under the same controlled conditions. Heat treatment can also be integrated into the brazing cycle, ensuring correct mechanical properties are obtained.