Orton has developed a kiln monitoring and cone calculation software program that provides greater control of firing conditions by determining equivalent temperatures for Orton pyrometric cones. The program is now available on CD for Windows(R). The program allows users to input such variables as cone-bending angle, firing temperature, heating rate and hold time to calculate cone equivalent temperatures, temperature differences within the kiln and the proper cone to use for selected firing conditions. Also included is useful information on cone behavior, how to best use cones, and methods for monitoring kilns and furnaces.
To request a copy of the CD, call (614) 895-2663, ext. 36, or visit http://www.ortonceramic.com.