Quality Thermocouples and Wind Sensors

The Arklay S. Richards Co., Inc. has been manufacturing high performance industrial sensors since 1938. We take great pride in producing high quality sensors for all types of industrial applications. If you are measuring the temperature in an induction furnace with one of our Industrial MGO Thermocouples or the wind speed of a hurricane with one of our high speed industrial C5 Series Cup Anemometers. You can also always rely on the superior quality, accuracy, and durability, of all our products. Furthermore, made right here in the USA. Read Our History

Thermocouples and Temperature Sensors for Temperature Control and Process Monitoring

The Arklay S. Richards Co., Inc. manufactures thermocouples used for accurate high temperature monitoring and precise temperature control. Our thermocouples range from extremely small wire probes to very large industrial pipe and thermowell assemblies. In industrial applications, Type K thermocouples are most common. Thermocouples can also be ordered with Type B, Type E, Type J, Type N, Type R, Type S, Type T, Type C, and Type P calibrations.

We can fabricate metal thermocouple protection tubes from stainless steel, Inconel 600, 446 stainless, Hastelloy C276, or any of the high temperature, and corrosion resistant alloys. Our metal protection tubes are usually manufactured in pipe configurations. Thermowells can be machined from solid bar stock. Ceramic protection tubes for High temperature Type R and Type S Platinum thermocouples, are available. Alumina protection tubes as well as other ceramic materials like Mullite and Zirconia are always in stock.

High Performance Anemometers and Wind Vanes for Industrial Wind Monitoring

The Arklay S. Richards Co., Inc. manufactures the finest high performance wind sensors available today. Our sensors can measure wind speeds in harshest of environments. The C5 Series High Speed Anemometer is made from all stainless steel and Titanium to perform in the most severe high wind applications. C5 Anemometers have been wind tunnel tested up to 230 MPH and our defense industry customers run our wind sensor over 200 MPH on a regular basis.

To measure wind direction we also manufacture the D5 Series Wind Vanes. These sensors are also made from stainless steel components to survive in high wind industrial applications. All of our C5H Heated Anemometers and D5H Heated Wind Vanes are available with powerful internal heating elements for cold weather installations. Compact C5C Anemometers and D5C Wind Vanes are also available where space and weight are a concern.

Richards Online Catalogs

Locate all the Richards products you need by viewing our online Thermocouple Catalog 16 and our Industrial Wind Sensor and Systems Catalog 19W.

Thermocouple Catalog 17


Thermocouple Catalog 16

Wind Sensor Catalog 19W

Industries served

Thermocouples and Temperature Sensors

  • Aerospace and Automotive
  • Cement Production
  • Ceramics Industry
  • Chemical Production
  • Defense Industry
  • Energy Production
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Galvanizing
  • Glass Manufacturing
  • Heat Treating
  • High-Temperature Furnaces
  • Injection Molding Machines
  • Metal Finishing and Processing
  • Metal Refining and Recovery
  • Mining Industry
  • Nuclear Power
  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Paper Mills
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductor Processing
  • Steel and Iron Production
  • Waste Incineration
  • Water Treatment Plants

Wind Sensors, Alarms, and Systems

  • Airport Wind Monitoring
  • Building and Facility Wind Monitoring
  • Bulk Material Handling
  • Ski Resort Wind Monitoring and Alarms
  • Chemical Plant Wind Monitoring
  • Defense Applications
  • Destructive Wind Testing
  • Hazardous Environmental Control
  • Highway Wind Monitoring
  • Hurricane Wind Monitoring
  • Marine Buoys
  • Meteorological Studies
  • Mining Operations
  • Mountain, Marine, and Arctic Research
  • Ocean Vessels
  • Oil Platforms
  • Paper Mill Gantry Cranes
  • Props in Major Motion Pictures
  • Shipping Container Cranes
  • Ski Resort Wind Monitoring
  • Storm Chasing
  • Weather Stations
  • Wind Profiles
  • Wind Turbine Control

Our 80th Anniversary

Richards 80 Years

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