An Industrial Application for Infrared Thermometers & Imagers
The Pilkington Float Glass Process, with more than 170 plants worldwide today, uses many infrared Radiation Thermometers and, in some cases, Thermal Imagers for process monitoring and control.
The process was developed by the Pilkingon Brothers Ltd. organization in St Helens, Lancashire, UK.
In the 1970s they, in turn, contracted with Land Pyrometers Ltd. (now Land Instruments International Ltd.), in neighboring Sheffield,Yorkshire, UK, to provide specialized single spot radiation thermometers for some of the process’s unique measurements in the “Tin Bath” and Annealing Lehr. Continue reading