The roots of the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation date back to the establishment of the Standard Pyrometric Cone Company in 1896.
The Foundation focuses on distinct areas of products and services:
• TempTAB: furnace temperature and uniformity measurement product.
• Materials testing services
TempTAB is a furnace temperature and uniformity measurement product useful for benchmarking a thermal process and can be used to assess the thermal uniformity and repeatability of a furnace, doing so without the need for cumbersome thermocouple wires and disruptions to production. There are 5 different TempTAB that cover distinct temperature ranges starting at 850 °C up to 1750°C.