CANNON Instrument Company is the exclusive distributor in the United States and Canada for Tanaka Automatic Petroleum Testers. Tanaka instruments available from CANNON include Flash Point Testers, Cloud and Pour Point Testers, Distillation Tester, and others. Tanaka Scientific Limited was founded in 1901, making it one of the earliest suppliers of scientific instruments in Japan. For many years Tanaka has been a leader in the automation of petroleum test methods. The user friendliness and high reliability of Tanaka instruments have allowed the company to capture an impressive share of the market for petroleum testers in Japan and North America. For example, 90% of the automated flash point testers sold in Japan and Korea are manufactured by Tanaka.