When the coronavirus outbreak first started in China, Isotech was able to help with the demand for high accuracy temperature measuring equipment and were able to rapidly ship large quantities of bench thermometers including the milliK precision thermometer. The Chinese National Metrology Institute donated multiple sets to the Hubei Province for forehead thermometer calibration which are used for fighting against coronavirus.
Since then Isotech has supplied blackbody sources that are used to improve the accuracy of fever detections systems and higher accuracy blackbody sources to calibrate medical thermometers.
Whilst 2020 has brought events than none of were either expecting or planning for it does mark Isotech’s 40th year in business.
Isotech was founded by John Tavener in 1980 with the single aim of supplying thermocouple reference units to the power industry.
Quickly recognising a gap in the market for effective temperature calibration equipment, John set about to design and build his own solutions from his small, purpose-built laboratory.
With an excellent reputation for their products, performance and quality, they have successfully delivered and installed many complete laboratories across Europe, Asia and the Americas and boast an enviable client base including Panasonic and U.S. government agency NASA.
Driven to produce high quality, evolving products to meet the needs of today’s customers, Isotech has developed a number of award winning and innovative products including: the ISOTower ITS-90 Fixed Points, microK Thermometry Bridges, the milliK Precision Thermometer and ISOCAL-6, a multi function calibrator providing Dry Block, Liquid Bath, Surface Sensors, Blackbody and Fixed Point calibration.
A proud moment came in when the microK Thermometry Bridge (jointly engineered with Paul Bramley (Metrosol Ltd) went on to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2017. In 2019 they were awarded Export Champion for the third year running (Department for International Trade).
Some of Isotech’s innovative Water Triple Point Cell original designs date back to the 1940’s when they were developed by Jim Cross of the Jarrett Instrument Company.
Isotech’s success and longevity can be attributed to a number of factors – John’s entrepreneurial mindset, a team of experts, ever-evolving products and the strong partnerships that have been forged over the years.
John Tavener (President) says “We are very proud of the contribution we have made to temperature metrology over the last 40 years and we are looking forward to what the 2020s will bring.”
As preparations for their celebrations are underway, don’t expect the pace to slow down anytime soon.
With an unsurpassed drive to continue to bring new innovations to market, Isotech will continue to invest in new product development and plans are well underway to extend into new factory space to support further growth.
Isotech provides solutions for all calibration needs, from primary laboratories wishing to maintain national standards, to field engineers calibrating industrial sensors on site.