Instruments

(For Instrument Sales and Service in China, please contact Leadwin.)

Orton Instruments are used to measure changes in the physical properties of materials when heated or cooled. Orton manufactures a range of thermal analysis instruments (dilatometers, gradient furnaces, and glass testing instruments) designed specifically for the testing of material properties. Materials include ceramics, glass, whitewares, structural clay, refractories, technical ceramics, investment casting bodies, electronic ceramics, electrical ceramics, advanced ceramics, and other materials.

Thermal analysis plays a key role in Research & Development, Quality Control, and Educational applications.

Orton Instruments are hand-built, performance-tested, and calibrated at the Orton factory in Westerville, Ohio. At Orton, we use the finest quality components and experienced Engineers/Technicians for the best value products in thermal analysis.

Orton Instruments include a series of physical property instruments specifically designed for glass applications. These Orton instruments determine specific temperature points such as the softening point, annealing point, strain point, liquidus point, and transition temperature. These instruments also determine the temperature/viscosity ranges of various glass compositions.

 
INSTRUMENT PARTS

Please contact your Sales Representative or Orton directly to order replacement parts for your Orton Instrument. For faster service, please have the Model Numbers and Serial numbers of the instruments. Spare parts for Instruments are not available from the Orton online store.

 

HARROP INSTRUMENTS 

 

Please contact your Sales Representative or Orton directly to order replacement parts for your Harrop Instrument. For faster service, please have the Model Numbers and Serial numbers of the instruments.

Contact us for quotation or to discuss your application;

Baldwin@ortonceramic.com 

or call +1-614-818-1330 

Materials Testing

Thermal Conductivity

Hot Disk TPS, Hot Wire, and Calorimeter Systems

Dilatometry

For determining thermal expansion (CTE) of materials

Gradient Furnaces

12 and 16 inch monitored zones, 1600C operating temperature

Glass Testing

Liquidus Furnace

Gradient furnace for glass crystal formation analysis

Littleton Softening Point

Softening point determination by fiber elongation

Labino Softening Point

Softening Point approximation of solid glass samples

Anneal & Strain

Anneal and strain point determination by fiber elongation

Beam Bending Viscosity

Viscosity, anneal and strain determination with glass rod or tube samples

Rotating Spindle Viscosity

Molten glass, ash or salt viscometer

Parallel Plate Viscosity

Viscosity with solid glass cylindrical samples