Instron has pioneered many of the significant developments in the materials testing industry since being founded in 1946 by two research scientists. With investment in research and development, we have produced a number of materials testing innovations from the first strain gauge load cell to all-electric dynamic systems to video extensometry. Our ambition to continually innovate and develop new products is driven by the engineering and technical expertise of our experienced employees designing systems and accessories with our core philosophy of data integrity, safety and protection of investment in mind.
Today, Instron offers some of the highest-quality and most accurate testing equipment on the market with product lines that cover a wide range of mechanical testing needs from tension testing to complex service life simulation. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best ownership experience by delivering the highest quality products, accessories, and software that offer accurate and reliable test results, time savings, and the flexibility that is necessary for the industry’s ever-changing demands.
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The roots of the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation date back to the establishment of the Standard Pyrometric Cone Company in 1896. Dr. Orton recognized the ceramic industry’s need to have a calibrated visual device to measure the amount of heat work delivered to ceramic products during the firing process to validate thermal processing. To meet this need he developed a series of pyrometric cones and established the Standard Pyrometric Cone Company to manufacture the cones. Even with the subsequent development of thermocouples and electronic temperature controllers, Orton’s pyrometric products continue to be a vital part of process control systems around the world.
Orton has three distinct areas of products and services: Pyrometric Monitoring Devices for thermal processing; Thermanalytical Instruments for measuring thermal properties; and Material Testing Services to measure thermal properties.
Orton provides its products and services to more than 70 countries worldwide. The Foundation currently occupies a 33,000 square foot facility in Westerville, Ohio, a northeastern suburb of Columbus, Ohio, approximately 20 minutes from Port Columbus International Airport. Orton’s 30+ employees are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to it customers.
ESPEC has been building test chambers in the United States since 1983. We are part of the ESPEC Group, which includes manufacturing facilities in Japan and China, as well as sales and service support around the world. We are the largest company solely dedicated to the manufacture of environmental chambers, allowing us to concentrate on quality construction and innovative designs. Both our U.S. and Japanese manufacturing operations are ISO-9001 registered.
From the smallest temperature/humidity chamber in the industry to one that can test a satellite, ESPEC has the equipment and expertise to meet and exceed your testing requirements. Many of the chambers we ship to customers include optional features or customization to exactly fit the application.
Applications include Industry Applications, Automotive Testing, Battery Testing and Solar Testing.
Dynamic Systems manufactures the Gleeble® line of thermal-mechanical physical simulators. Samples of material are heated and mechanically worked while performance parameters are measured and analyzed, providing a cost effective way to physically simulate high temperature processes and applications at a far lower cost than full scale tests.
Process simulation capabilities include: Hot Rolling, Continuous Casting, Recrystallization, Weld HAZ Cycles, Butt Welding, Diffusion Bonding, Mushy Zone Processing, Forging, Extrusion, Continuous Strip Annealing, Heat Treating, Quenching and more.
More information on Gleeble Systems can be found on the company website: www.Gleeble.com.
Asahi Spectra Co. (ASC) was founded in 1970 in Tokyo, Japan by 3 engineers. ASC has been developing a vacuum deposition technology such as ion assisted deposition (IAD) and ion beam sputtering (IBS) , which achieve hard coating, excellent durability for environment (humidity, low or high temperature, thermal shock or vacuum) and stability of spectral performance. By now our optical filters have contributed in various markets such as astronomy, semiconductor, biotechnology, education and so on.
Nowadays, customer requirements are becoming more complicated as optical innovation advances, and most requirements cannot be satisfied by just optical filter technology. So we have been trying to expand our field to optical instruments based on our 40 years accumulated optical know-how as you can see how professional our optical instruments are.
Our integrated manufacturing process by both filter and instrument specialists is the most competitive advantage against “other only-optical-filter makers”.
Asahi Spectra USA Inc. was established in January, 2005 in California in order to distribute the Asahi Spectra brand in USA and all over the world. Major Customers in the US include:
California Institute of Technology