Orton Pyrometric Cones allow an easy method to monitor the heatwork inside kilns. Pyrometric Cones are a good visual indicator of industrial thermal processes. Placing cones throughout the kiln allows you to determine the kiln's uniformity. Slight changes in a kilns time/temperature profile can be detected by the cones and allow users to make adjustments before they impact product quality.
Each new batch of pyrometric cones are standardized to match our standards dating back as far as 1890. Orton Manufactures over 80 different compositions. Unlike shrinakge devices, Each Cone number measures a narrow band of temperatures. Pyrometric cones are a precise way to confirm your thermal process is the same, or, if something is changing inside your kiln.
To assist you in selecting the right cones for your application, Orton has the following resources:
Cone Selection Guide
The Guide to Using Pyrometric Cones
Other helpful information about the use of cones can be found through the links listed below:
Using Orton cones for Kiln Monitoring
Support for Quality Control or ISO programs
Using cones for temperature measurement and traceability
Frequently Asked Questions on Orton Products