Temperature Monitoring Process Temperature
Monitoring & Verification
If you are looking for the best product to help monitor your High Temperature Process, let Orton Help you with the right solution. Pyrometric Cones, TempCheks, TempTabs and PTCR are available. All of these products are independent of your electronics and allow you to monitor your process temperatures alongside your ware being fired. more details
Products for Kilnsventing systems and
electronic controllers
Orton does not make kilns but we do supply high quality venting systems and electronic controllers for electric Kilns and furnaces. Orton VentMaster Vent Systems and Orton AutoFire Controllers and other Productivity and Safety Items are available. more details
Thermal Analysis Measurement and
Glass Testing Equipment
Orton dilatometers are known globally as reliable instruments measuring thermal expansion of materials at high temperature. Glass testing Equipment measures Annealing and Strain points, Viscosity Measurement (Beam Bending / Parallel Plate) and Softening points (Labino / Littleton methods) of glass. Orton also makes a Rotating Spindle Viscometer and Gradient Furnaces. more details
Materials TestingMaterials Testing
And Research Center
The Orton Materials Testing and Research Center is a full service independent test facility offering over 100 ASTM tests. Orton's ability to deliver timely test results makes it the “go to” Lab for companies in the Refractory, Ceramic and Glass Industries. Orton is continually looking for ways to assist its customers and has recently added a new corrosion resistance test for refractory material. more details

Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation

We Are Committed to the Advancement of Science ...

The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation serves the global materials industry providing products for thermal process verification, thermo-analytical instruments and materials testing services. We are focused on providing the ceramics and metals industries products and services second to none, working directly with our customers to understand their needs. The Orton Ceramic Foundation has provided the standard for firing verification for more than 100 years. Working directly with our customers Orton continually explores new products and services with the same commitment our founder Dr. Edward Orton Jr. made to the ceramic industry over 100 years ago.

 

January 22, 2018

Orton Welcomes New General Manager!

Mark G. Lawson

The Board of Trustees of the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation announces the retirement of its General Manager for the past 16 years, Gary Childress effective February 2, 2018. Mr. Mark Lawson will replace Mr. Childress as General Manager.

Mr. Lawson joins Orton following more than 20 years in senior management positions with Elkay Manufacturing, Trigon International and Tervis. Mr. Lawson has a BS degree in Mining Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Lawson’s education and experience in materials will add significant value to the leadership of the management team of Orton.

 

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