In 1956, Pyrometer introduced the Micro Optical non-contact disappearing filament pyrometer.
With this device, the target did not have to fill the entire field of view of the instrument. Thus, operators were able to view targets as small as 0.0005 inches, such as wires.
Two years later, the Photo I was released as the world’s first Automatic Optical Pyrometer thus making temperature measurement even easier. The Photo I measures temperature without manual operation by utilizing fully automatic non-contact optical photoscreenic wedge technology. The Photo II, a lower cost alternative to the Photo I, arrived in 1960.
Nine years after that, Pyrometer relocated factory and offices to Northvale, NJ. Continuing the pursuit of easier and even more accurate hot temperature measurement, the next products to come from the company were the Digital 500, a combination contact and immersion pyrometer with a digital readout, and the IR 60, the company’s first non-contact infrared temperature measurement instruments.