Armored thermocouples feature a heavy duty stainless steel armor over the thermocouple wire. The armor protects the wire from mechanical damage. Armored thermocouples are well suited for industrial environments where an unprotected thermocouple may be cut or broken. An alternative to an armored thermocouple is an over braided thermocouple. The over braided thermocouple is more flexible than an armored cable but provides less resistance to abrasion.