Metallurgical Quality Control
Technical developments, though, were not the only growth experienced by the company. Several new avenues of growth came during the 1980s
First, Dr. E. K. Matthews purchased the company from Paul Bollerman. During the following years, Pyrometer developed alliances and agreements with several companies. In 1982, the company represented Phillips Gmbh / Process Machinery Automation controls in North America. This arrangement added a complete factory automation process controllers product line to Pyrometer. In 1985, the company purchased four product lines from Barnes Engineering. One product was the predecessor to modern thermal vision cameras, the ThermaTrace line of thermal line scanners. Another was the PRT-5, a large area radiation thermometer. The other two products bought in this agreement were the Optitherm, an on-line IR temperature measurement system, and the InstaTherm, a portable IR thermometer used for energy conservation.