High Temperature Anemometer – 6162 Series

Test airflow in high temperature conditions up to 932°F

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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, forming process control, exhaust air measurement, and device performance testing (such as industrial ovens). Standards that this instrument apply to include ISO 13579 and NFPA 86.

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  • 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
  • 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


  • Drying process control
  • Forming process control
  • Exhaust air measurement
  • Device performance testing
  • ISO 13579 energy efficiency testing
  • NFPA 86 testing for industrial ovens

Main Unit Specifications
General Specifications
Analog OutputDC 0 to 1V
InputRemote start/stop function
DataloggingStore up to 999 measurements
Power Supply6 × 1.5 V C cells / AC adapter (100 to 240 V)
Operating Environment
Main Unit41 – 104 ºF (5 – 40 ºC)
Storage Environment14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C) with no condensation
Main Unit8.7″ x 5.9″ x 3.3″ (220 x 150 x 85mm)
Weight3.9 lbs (1.8kg)
What’s IncludedMeter, operation manual, AC adapter, analog output cable (2pc), shoulder strap, C-batteries (6 qty)
Warranty1 year

Probe Specifications
Temperature Range
Air Velocity Measuring Range32 to 212°F40 to 9840 fpm (0.2 to 50.0 m/s)
212 to 392°F80 to 9840 fpm (0.4 to 50.0 m/s)
392 to 572°Fn/a138 to 9840 fpm (0.7 to 50.0 m/s)
572 to 752°Fn/a197 to 9840 fpm (1.0 to 50.0 m/s)
Accuracy+/- 3% of reading
Temperature Measuring Range32 to 392°F (0 to 200°C)32 to 932°F (0 to 500°C)
Accuracy+/- 1% of reading
General Specifications
Dimensions / WeightØ 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 CablesTeflon Coating
Heat-resistance392°F (200°C)
Extension CableVinyl Coating
Heat-resistance176°F (80°C)

User Manual


Data Sheet - English


Data Sheet - Espanol


Application Note


Application Note - Anemometer Selection Guide


Engineering Drawings - Probe Dimensions


Software - Manual


  • Mid-Temp Probe: Model 0203
  • High-Temp Probe: Model 0204
  • Extension Rod for High-Temp Probe (0204)
  • Extension Rod for Mid-Temp Probe (0203)
  • Compression Fitting for 0203: Model 6162-07
  • Compression Fitting for 0204/0205: Model 6162-06
  • RS232C Cable: Model 6162-05
  • Portable Printer Cable: Model 6511-09
  • Portable Printer: Model DPU-S245
  • Portable Printer Paper: Model TP-5RLPK
  • PC Software: Model 6000-41

Getting Started with the Kanomax HTA 6162 Series

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How do hot-wire anemometers measure air velocity?

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.

Aren't all hot-wire anemometers the same? Why should I buy a 6162 Series anemometer?

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.

Does the unit come with an NIST traceable certificate?

Yes, all our instruments come with a calibration certificate.

How often does the unit need to be calibrated?

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 compliance may dictate the calibration interval.

What kinds of airflow can I measure with my Kanomax 6162 Series anemometer?

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.)

Can I measure airflow in flammable and corrosive gases?

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.

What probes are available for the 6162 Series?

We offer three different probes. Probe Model 0203 is our mid-temperature probe, it’s rated for temperatures between 32 and 392°F. Probes Model 0204 and Model 0205 are high-temperature probes that can measure air flow between 32 and 752°F. The Model 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 an NIST certificate.

I’m confused, the specifications say these probes can measure up to 932°F, but in the FAQ you keep saying the upper limit is 732°F. Which is correct?

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

What do I need to purchase in order to use the 6162? Is it compatible with other Kanomax probes or anemometers?

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.

What does the Model 6162 come with?

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

I have a challenging application, how can I be sure a Kanomax anemometer will work?

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.

Getting Started with the High Temperature Anemometer 6162 Series

Kanomax High Temperature Anemometers are unique airflow testing instruments designed for very hot environments and applications, including industrial oven testing and lumber kiln drying process.

Learn about 6162 Series anemometers in the video below.

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