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Model 6162: The Mid-High temperature anemometer for the precise measurements of airflow in extreme conditions

The Model 6162, is a unique anemometer designed for specialized, high-temperature testing.  Some of the primary applications of a mid-high temperature anemometer include:

Drying Process Control: Consists of the removal of water or another liquid via evaporation.  In most cases, an air flow applies the heat by convection and then carries away the released water vapor (humidity).  The process is often used in food processing industries to dry the product prior to packaging.

Why it’s so important: Improper airflow or heating can result in undesirable outcomes.  Some materials will be rendered useless if the drying process is not done precisely. This is true for everything from dehydrated/dried fruits, nuts, meat, ramen, etc., to non-food industries such as film, pharmaceutical applications, and LED panel manufacturing. Even slight variations in food products can render them unsalable or even harmful to consumer health, and can cause warping or other distortion in other products resulting waste due to damage.

Forming Process Control: Like drying, but maintaining a smooth, evenly distributed airflow is critical.  Any significant deviations in the air flow or temperature can result in warps, cracks and other imperfections in the finished product. When producing precision products in which imperfections are unacceptable, errors in the forming process will result in significant manufacturing losses.

Why it’s so important: Products such as carbon fiber or polymer based products would not be possible to manufacture without exact control of the forming process. Gathering measurements with that level of accuracy in an environment with extreme temperatures is only possible with an instrument with the ability of the Kanomax Model 6162.

Exhaust Air Measurement: Boilers and incinerators require an exhaust mechanism for the expulsion of the gases released during the combustion or boiling process, and the elevated temperatures in these environments dictate the use of a mid-high temperature anemometer to measure and adjust the output to ensure proper functionality of the exhaust.

Why it’s so important: Monitoring airflow through exhaust ensures that the gases are venting at the rate required to prevent damage to the equipment.  It also allows the plant to monitor how much gas their exhaust is expelling day by day.  Measuring, and subsequently adjusting these values, allows operators to minimize environmental concerns and/or satisfy environmental regulations.  Too much or too little air in the exhaustion process can result in a dirtier burn that produces more waste/pollution.  Measuring exhaust air can also save energy and improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process overall.

Device Performance Testing: This type of testing is employed to ensure that all essential implements are functioning at optimal levels.  Device performance is often tested in incubators, industrial kilns, re-flow ovens, and other high-temperature environments that require the harmonious interaction of multiple parts and pieces.

Why it’s so important: Aside from aiding the attribution of specific issues to their responsible devices, performance testing is also helpful when determining benchmark levels.  These levels can then be used for quality assurance and as an early warning system for malfunctions.

Three interchangeable probes are available for the Model 6162, so you can choose the one that best suits your application. Kanomax also carries optional accessories like extension rods and compression fittings for added convenience.

  • Simultaneous measurement of air velocity and temperature up to 500℃(932°F)
  • Two probes selections, Middle Temperature up to 200℃(392°F) and High Temperature up to 500℃(932°F)
  • Temperature compensation circuitry ensures accurate velocity measurements in rapidly fluctuating air stream temperatures.
  • RS232C interface, analog output and remote control terminal equipped.
  • Store up to 999 measurements.
  • At 932ºF, our High Temp probes can handle the HEAT!!!
  • Simultaneous display of air velocity and temperature
  • Secondary temperature compensation circuit provides quick response time
  • Standard with a NIST traceable calibration Certificate*
  • Graphic display allows easy review of historical data
  • 6162 allows you to easily interchange smart probes
  • Separately sold probes allow you to choose the probe that’s best suited for your application


  • Simultaneous measurement of air velocity and temperature up to 500℃(932°F)
  • Two probes selections, Middle Temperature up to 200℃(392°F) and High Temperature up to 500℃(932°F)
  • Temperature compensation circuitry ensures accurate velocity measurements in rapidly fluctuating air stream temperatures.
  • RS232C interface, analog output and remote control terminal equipped.
  • Store up to 999 measurements.
General Specifications
Analog Output DC 0 to 1V
Interface RS-232C/Printer
Input Remote Start / Stop function
Datalogging Store up to 999 measurements
Power Supply 6 × 1.5 V C cells / AC Adapter (100 to 240 V)
Operating Environment
Main Body 41 – 104 ºF (5 – 40 ºC)
Storage Environment 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C) with no condensation
Main Unit 8.7″ x 5.9″ x 3.3″ (220 x 150 x 85mm)
Weight 3.9 lbs (1.8kg)
What’s Included Meter,Operation manual,AC adapter,Analog output cable(2pc) ,Shoulder strap ,C-Batteries(6qty)
Warranty 1 year
Model 0203 0204
Temp. Range
Air Velocity Measuring Range 32 to 212°F 40 to 9840 fpm (0.2 to 50.0 m/s)
212 to 392°F 80 to 9840 fpm (0.4 to 50.0 m/s)
392 to 572°F n/a 138 to 9840 fpm (0.7 to 50.0 m/s)
572 to 752°F n/a 197 to 9840 fpm (1.0 to 50.0 m/s)
Accuracy +/- 3% of reading
Temperature Measuring Range 32 to 392°F (0 to 200°C) 32 to 932°F (0 to 500°C)
Accuracy +/- 1% of reading
Dimensions / Weight Ø 11 x 200mm(Ø 0.4″ x 7.8″)0.4 lbs (200 g) Ø 14 x 1000mm (Ø 0.6″ x 39.4″)1.1 lbs (500 g)
Probe Cables Teflon Coating
Heat-resistance 392°F(200°C)
Extension Cable Vinyl Coating
Heat-resistance 176°F(80°C)

Our anemometers are hot-wire (thermal) anemometers. Basically, it measures the air speed by calculating how fast the sensor is being cooled by the air.

The principles behind all hot-wire anemometers may be the same, but the quality varies. This is due to several factors:

1) We calibrate the temperature compensation sensor, as well as the velocity sensor. Other manufacturers only calibrate the velocity sensor.

2)We use special high-quality materials, like our platinum sensors, that increase accuracy.

3) Our manufacturing plant has a special high temperature wind tunnel designed specifically for calibrating our high temperature anemometers.

4) Our manufacturing facility uses not 1, but 4 specialized wind tunnels to test and calibrate our anemometers. These wind tunnels include a low velocity tunnel, high velocity tunnel and a variable temperature wind tunnel.

5) We’ve been making anemometers for over 60 years. During that time we’ve perfected our knowledge and refined our manufacturing process to produce a research-grade instrument.

Yes, all our instruments come with a calibration certificate.

Annual calibration is recommended to ensure accuracy. However, this can vary based on how often the anemometer is used and the environments it’s used in. Also, some companies have an SOP in place that specifies how often the instrument will need to be serviced. More specifically, regulatory compliances may dictate the calibration interval.

You can measure clean air between 32 and 752°F (please see the specifications for exact details as each probe is different) in an environment with no visible condensation. (NOTE: the high temperature probes can measure temperature up to 932°F, but air flow can only be measured up to 752°F.)

No, these are thermal anemometers that generate heat when in operation; if you expose them to a flammable gas it could cause a fire or explosion. Corrosive or caustic gases, such a chlorine, will damage the sensor on contact. While it is possible to use the instrument in a non-flammable, non-caustic gases the instrument is not calibrated for these gases and it will not measure airflow accurately.

We offer three different probes. 0203 is our mid-temperature probe, it’s rated for temperatures between 32 and 392°F. Probes 0204 and 0205 are high-temperature probes that can measure air flow between 32 and 752°F. The 0204 probe is 1000mm long, while 0205 is 500mm long. All the probes come with a case, cable to attach it to the 6162 and a NIST certificate.

The instrument can measure temperature ranges up to 932°F (with 0204 or 0205), however you can only measure air flow in temperature ranges up to 732°F.

No, the probes (0203, 0204 and 0205) can only be used with model 6162. You need to order both 6162 and at least one of the probes: 0203, 0204 & 0205.

Shoulder strap, AC adapter, 2 pcs. analog output cable and 6 x C batteries

Give us a call! Our customer service team is happy to discuss your application and find a solution that works for you. We won’t sell you a product that doesn’t meet your needs.

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