PyrOptik was founded to provide best in class non-contact optical measurement solutions addressing unmet or inadequately serviced measurement challenges in specific industrial and academic niches.
Formed as a spin-out from The University of Sheffield System Sensor Research Group with industrial application and metrology engineering experts, PyrOptik is uniquely positioned to respond to non-contact measurement challenges.
PyrOptik believes in a research led approach to developing products working closely with end users to fully understand the benefits of data to improving the process being analysed.
A key guiding philosophy for the company is we believe improved instrumentation and subsequent measurements will allow improved energy efficiency and consequently reduced carbon emissions. Our own impact to the global and local environment is also recognised and we aim to use recyclable materials as a first choice where possible.
Jon R Willmott
Director & Founder
University of Sheffield Senior Lecturer in System Sensors. Jon spent over 10 years designing thermometry and thermal imaging for industry. He then moved to The University of Sheffield, where he created the System Sensor Research Group which has world-leading knowledge of the infrared temperature measurement science and spectral imaging.
Director & Founder
Iain has 20+ years working in process and engineering industries with a wide range of experience in industrial process instrumentation. Previously operating his own engineering consultancy business providing industrial process support to sectors such as the Petrochemical, Steel, Glass, and Electronics, Iain has an expert understanding of industrial measurement capabilities and needs.
Brian has a wealth of experience managing niche technical instrumentation and detection businesses. With over 20 years as managing director experience and 10 years industrial applications experience, Brian has key skills in understanding customer needs and value creation from instrumentation.
An accurate instrument for emissivity measurements by direct and indirect methods
An Accurate Device for Apparent Emissivity Characterization in Controlled Atmospheric Conditions Up To 1423 K
Fibre Optic – Explosion
High-Speed Infrared Radiation Thermometer for the Investigation of Early Stage Explosive Development and Fireball Expansion
Fibre Optic – Machining
A Comparative Review of Thermocouple and Infrared Radiation Temperature Measurement Methods during the Machining of Metals
Miniature Uncooled and Unchopped Fiber Optic Infrared Thermometer for Application to Cutting Tool Temperature Measurement
High Speed Thermal Imaging – Powder Bed Fusion
Laser diode area melting for high speed additive manufacturing of metallic components
Thermal near infrared monitoring system for electron beam melting with emissivity tracking
Variation of texture anisotropy and hardness with build parameters and wall height in directed-
energy-deposited 316L steel
Reconstruction of Microscopic Thermal Fields from Oversampled Infrared Images in Laser-Based
Powder Bed Fusion
Achieving homogeneity in a high-Fe β-Ti alloy laser-printed from blended elemental powders
High Speed Thermal Imaging – Laser Welding
High-Resolution Thermal Imaging and Analysis of TIG Weld Pool Phase Transitions
Continuous measurement of ferrous sinter size distributions using an optical sensor system
A new (May 2023) cost-effective and networked optical sinter sizing system that provides a continuous, accurate measurement of ferrous sinter size. Shown to accurately measure size distribution within 5 s, collect data continuously at 0.5 Hz, and is well correlated to sieving measurements.
Evaluation of phase sensitive detection method and Si avalanche photodiode for radiation thermometry
Design and realization of a wide field of view infrared scanning system with an integrated micro- electromechanical system mirror
Quantitative thermal imaging using single-pixel Si APD and MEMS mirror
Quantitative traceable temperature measurement using novel thermal imaging camera