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Shibaura

Shibaura - World leader in measurement and control thermistors

Shibaura's advanced sensor technology provides best-in-class quality, accuracy and extremely high reliability. Utilised by large blue-chip manufacturers around the globe, their range of thermistor elements, temperature and humidity sensors are unmatched in their performance across harsh environments, such as electric vehicles, automotive, industrial equipment, home appliances, consumer electronics and air conditioners.

Unique zero defect, high accuracy design.

Shibaura NTC thermistors feature gold contacts in addition to waterproof glass coatings. This results in almost no drift in the resistance over time, whilst allowing the thermistors to be used in permanent operating temperatures ranging from -60°C to +1000°C, and are suitable for applications that are prone to frequent thermal cycles and high levels of humidity.

Their unique design and a fully automated, zero defect manufacturing process means Shibaura thermistors work consistently - without failure or deterioration - in harsh conditions and extreme temperatures.

Customisable options for more challenging environments

In addition, their sensors are highly customisable, offering a flexible choice of mouldings, assemblies, cable lengths and colours plus a variety of housings. Custom sensing assemblies are particularly useful for harsh and high-end applications, and our team of engineers, with more than 25 years' experience designing custom sensor probes and assemblies for a range of applications, will help ensure you choose the right sensor element, design a suitable housing, and add the appropriate cable and connectors.

For more information on Shibaura's range and to find out how we can support your project, please contact us.




 
 

Thermistor elements

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A thermistor element is the basic element, the heart of a sensor, for outputting resistance-temperature characteristics. It is fabricated in the form of a sensor assembly or mounted onto the surface of a printed circuit board depending on the specified application.

All of Shibaura's thermistor elements are glass-encapsulated which means they have superior resistance to heat and climatic conditions and have a long-lifespan compared to resin-coated thermistors.

They also use thermistor chips with a Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) via gold electrodes; which means thermistor resistance lowers as the temperature rises, giving superior thermal response and increased stability of characteristics.

Applicable element models can be selected considering the operating temperature, resistance-temperature characteristics, response time, dimensions, mechanical strength, mount type and other factors.

Standard Thermistors
(PSB range)

Featuring
  • Chip with gold electrodes
  • High-level heat resistance and environmental stability secured by glass encapsulation
  • Long-term stability in resistance
  • High-volume supply in high quality by integrated automatic production

Applications:

Best suited for equipment that requires high reliability in temperature measurement and control such as:

  • Air conditioners
  • Boilers
  • Thermometers
  • Home appliances (Coffee machines, hairdryers, heaters)
  • Automobiles (Water intake, air flow, batteries, fuel)
  • HV/EV motors

Standard Thermistors - Range overview

Compact Thermistors Elements
(PSB range)

Micro-sized thermistor elements for a faster-response.

Featuring

  • Chip with gold electrodes
  • High-level heat resistance and environmental stability secured by glass encapsulation
  • Long-term stability in resistance
  • Faster in response than the standard PSB range
  • High-volume supply in high quality by integrated automatic production
  • Patented across 8 major countries (Japan, the US, Canada, France, UK, Germany, Italy and Switzerland)

Applications:

Best suited for equipment that requires a quick response and measurements in a narrow space, such as:

  • Energy saving/green automobiles (air-flow, T-MAPS, HV/EV Motors)
  • Medical Equipment

Compact Thermistors - Range overview

Advanced Elements
(NS range)

Thermistors with a high resistance to mechanical stress.

These elements have improved insulaton and strength, with lead wire outlets enhanced with ceramics making them ideal for use in harsh and humid environments.

Featuring

  • Chip with gold electrodes
  • Reinforced glass end with high strength ceramics
  • Improved moisture resistance
  • Long-term stability in resistance
  • High-volume supply in high quality by integrated automatic production

Applications:

These are most suitable for automotive applications or harsh environments where repeated heating or freezing is repeated or where moisture is likely to occur such as:

  • Home appliances such as Coffee machines, dishwashers, tumble dryers
  • Fan heaters
  • Microwave ovens
  • Exhaust gases (EGR Systems)

Advanced Elements - Range overview

Surface Mount
(KG range)

Highly reliable square glass and metal headed electrodes that bring no change throughout their lifetime. These give excellent solderability and mountability

Featuring

  • Metal electrodes for soldering
  • Excellent solder wettability with tin-plated electrodes
  • High-level heat resistance and environmental stability secured with glass encapsulation
  • Excellent solder dip resistance
  • Square glass prevents deviation and easier mounting

Applications:

Suitable for narrow/smaller spaces requiring high reliability where general chip thermistors cannot meet requirements:

  • Overheat prevention for Industrial motors
  • Temperature assurance for IGBT units and electronic parts

Surface Mount / KG Thermistors - Range overview

 
 

Thermistor sensors

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Thermistor sensors are assembled using one or more of the thermistor elements, according to its specific purpose and operating environment (temperature range, measuring object, mounting position, mechanical strength, etc.)

Shibaura are a highly trusted supplier, having been manufacturing NTC thermistor sensors for over 60 years. They have the capabilities to manufacture miniature thermistors with consistent characteristics using unrivalled glass encapsulation technology and are fully customisable in order to meet the demands of complex designs.

Parameters measured include:

 
  • Solid Inside/Surface Temperature
  • Surface Temperature (non-contact-type)
  • Water Temperature
  • Oil Temperature
  • Ambient Temperature
  • Humidity

For automotive

Applications:

  • Automobile electric motors & inverters
  • EV/HV motor coils
  • Automobile engines
  • Automobile radiators
  • Automobile heaters
  • Automobile lithium-ion batteries
  • Automobile battery chargers

Options:

  • High heat resistance and fast response
  • Excellent in heat, oil and solvent resistance with fluorocarbon sealing
  • Fixing bracket design is available
  • Equipped with a square resin protection tube, assuming the sensor to be mounted in a narrow space

Automotive - Range overview

For Home Appliances

Applications:

  • Water heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Coffee makers
  • Electric pots
  • Dishwashers
  • Hot plates
  • Induction Heating grill pans
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Microwave ovens
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Washer dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Irons
  • Induction Heating cooking devices
  • Tumble dryers



Options:

  • Highly durable, waterproof
  • Robust casing and fast response
  • Multi-detection variation for temperature, vapor and air flow speed
  • Patented sensing solution for temperature control and abnormality monitoring/backup functions
  • Bare thermistor chip versions, cost effective alternatives to glass-encapsulated thermistor elements
  • High heat resistance, fast response and designed for quick assembly
  • Unique option in this range: only absolute humidity sensor in the world using a glass-encapsulated thermistor element

Home Appliances - Range overview

For Industrial Equipment

Applications:

  • Automobile electric motors & inverters
  • Automobile engines, automobile radiators
  • EV/HV motor coils
  • Automobile air conditioners & radiators
  • Automobile air conditioners & heaters
  • Automobile lithium-ion batteries
  • Automobile battery chargers

Options:

  • Superior mechanical strength version: combination of a stainless protection tube and a glass-encapsulated thermistor element
  • High heat resistance and fast response
  • Robust casing and fast response
  • Excellent heat, oil and solvent proof with fluorocarbon sealing
  • Fixing bracket design is available

 

Industrial Equipment - Range overview

For Air Conditioners

Applications:

  • Air conditioners
  • Oil coolers
  • Air cleaners
  • Heaters
  • Fan heaters
  • Air conditioner systems outdoor units/pipes incl. discharge pipes
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Freezing machines
  • Chiller lubricant monitoring
  • Indoor / portable air conditioner indoor units

Options:

  • High heat resistance
  • Bare thermistor chip versions, cost effective alternatives to glass-encapsulated thermistor elements
  • Multi-detection with high sensitivity and response options
  • Heat, oil and solvent proof

Air Conditioners - Range overview

Custom Design - How Shibaura and Acal BFi work together

Acal BFi work with Shibaura to deliver and provide support for their products across Europe. Acal BFi have a range of sensor customisation services to help you tailor your Shibaura sensors to your specific application and environment.


Tailor made temperature probes



Use Acal BFi's extensive expertise in the design of customised temperature probes to tailor your Shibaura solution for your application and reduce time to market.

Custom meat probe solution




Case study: Enabling a globally-recognised brand to stand out in a new market sector with a unique solution.


Customised sensor housings




Trust Acal BFi to work with your engineers to understand the needs of your application and design a custom housing solution for your sensor probe.




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