Vatell Corporation
Reading Thermal
AMI Instrument

7 Heat Flux Sensor Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for heat flux sensors as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 7 heat flux sensor manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked heat flux sensor companies as of June, 2024: 1.KYOTO ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., 2.Reading Thermal, 3.Captec.

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List of 7 Heat Flux Sensor Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

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    • Reading Thermal
      • United States of America Address: 7 Corporate Blvd., Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Reading Thermal is a developer and supplier of temperature measurement as well as data logging systems established in 1986 as a division of Reading Bakery Systems. Based in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, the company offers various digital humidity sensors for measuring relative humidity in different baking chambers, as well as their SCORPION 2 branded profiling system, which is an all-in-one measurement solution for analyzing key baking parameters like temperature, heat flux, air velocity, and humidity. Reading Thermal serves clients throughout the baked goods, confectionery and snack foods sectors, including Nabisco, Mondelez International, and Frito-Lay.

    • AMI Instrument
      • China Address: Room 301B, Building 2, Haida Industrial Park, 32 Wudong Road, Yangpu District, China

      Manufacturer Overview

      AMI Instrument , established in 1998 in Shanghai, China, is a manufacturer of advanced heat flux sensors and optimal meters for various applications. The product lineup includes various types of heat flux sensors, radiometers, and meters,each designed to accurately measure heat transfer in different environments and conditions. These sensors play a crucial role in industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction, and material research by providing valuable insights into thermal performance and efficiency. The products offer benefits like optimal sensitivity, robust construction, and precise data collection, enabling engineers, researchers, and manufacturers to optimize designs, enhance energy efficiency, and improve product performance.

    • EKO
      • Japan Address: 1-21-8 Hatagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      EKO Instruments, founded in 1927 in Tokyo, Japan, is a manufacturer of advanced scientific instruments and solutions. The company specializes in producing unique instruments for measuring solar radiation, measuring photovoltaic performance, and environmental parameters. The products include solar radiation sensors, pyranometers, photovoltaic analyzers, and meteorological instruments. These products provide accurate data collection, enabling professionals in industries such as renewable energy, meteorology, agriculture, and environmental research to make informed decisions and optimize their processes. EKO Instruments' precision, adaptability, and technological advancement in the field of solar measurement and environmental monitoring result in the global transition towards sustainable and efficient energy solutions.

      • France Address: 47 Rue Jeanne d'Arc, Lille, France

      Manufacturer Overview

      Captec, in Lille, France, founded in 1995, is a designer and manufacturer of heat flux sensors, radiant flux sensors, thermal transducers, thermal conductivity meters, ultra-thin heaters, nickel-plated probes to monitor surface temperatures, and heat flux gage for high heat flux. All products can be made to specifications and make heat flux measurement easier in various research and industrial fields, such as civil and building engineering, solar energy, thermal resistance measurement, thermal conductivity, and radiative heat transfer.

      • Japan Address: 68 Ninodan-cho, Shinden, Kisshoin, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Kyoto Electronics Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (KEM), established in 1961 in Japan, is a manufacturer and supplier of scientific instruments, medical instruments, and medical substance generators. The company's product line has grown to include an extensive line of analytical instruments and thermal measuring equipment that includes automatic potentiometric titrators, Karl Fischer moisture titrators, density and specific gravity meters, and thermal measuring instruments to measure the thermal conductivity and heat flow of various substances and materials. The company's equipment and instruments are used across the chemical, electricity, paint, food and beverage, and petrochemical industries, among many others.

    • Hukseflux
      • Netherlands Address: Delftechpark 31, XJ Delft, Netherlands

      Manufacturer Overview

      Hukseflux, is a manufacturer of heat flux measurement sensors that employ thermopiles, located in Delft, The Netherlands and founded in 1993. The products include heat flux measuring systems, soil temperature sensors, and heat flux sensors such as high-temperature foils, water-cooled cone calorimeters, heat flux plates, ultra-sensitive, and self-calibrating heat flux sensors applied in data loggers and amplifiers. The company provides application support, pyranometer calibration, special engineering services, software, and downloadable manuals.

    • Vatell Corporation

      Manufacturer Overview

      Vatell Corporation, founded in 1985 by Lawrence Langley, is a Christiansburg, Virginia-based manufacturer and supplier of heat flux measurement instruments such as heat flux microsensors, Thermogages and heat flux sensors. The Thermogage is a Vatell’s patented product segment comprising Water-Cooled Heat Flux Sensors, Conduction-Cooled Heat Flux Sensors, and Water-Cooled Radiometers. The company also offers dual channel HFM amplifiers and single channel Amp-6 to Amp-15 amplifiers designed to work with their sensors. Their products are used in aerospace, vehicle instrumentation, explosion characterization, rocketry and process control applications.

Heat Flux Sensor Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Ranking as of June 2024

Derivation Method
Rank Company Click Share
2 Reading Thermal
3 Captec
4 Vatell Corporation
5 AMI Instrument
7 Hukseflux

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the heat flux sensor page as of June 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees


Newly Established Company

  1. Reading Thermal: 1999 (25 years ago)
  2. Hukseflux: 1993 (31 years ago)
  3. Vatell Corporation: 1985 (39 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. EKO: 1927 (97 years ago)
  3. Vatell Corporation: 1985 (39 years ago)

Heat Flux Sensor Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Heat Flux Sensor Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
Japan Japan 2 33.3%
United States of America United States of America 1 16.7%
China China 1 16.7%
France France 1 16.7%
Netherlands Netherlands 1 16.7%

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