Engineered Systems Magazine

Infrared thermometer

July 28, 2010

Ideal Industries, Inc. is bringing enhanced safety to maintenance professionals with its Infrared (IR) Non-Contact Thermometer. Using IR heat-sensing technology, the thermometer allows users to measure surface temperatures of live circuits, difficult-to-reach objects, or moving parts from a comfortable distance to create a safer work environment. Regular monitoring of heat emitted from surfaces can prevent potential problems and failures.

Along with electrical troubleshooting and preventive maintenance applications, the thermometer is an excellent solution in the HVAC, health and safety, food preparation and process control fields. To add to its versatility and value, a built-in socket supports Type K thermocouple probes allowing obstructed areas to be reached.

In addition to its 12:1 distance-to-spot ratio, this "point-and-shoot" style thermometer boasts a wide temperature range of -76° F to 932° F (-60° C to 500° C), and a built-in laser pointer that identifies the center of the measurement area. Adjustable emissivity enhances the accuracy of its readings on reflective or non-reflective surfaces. Maximum, minimum, average and differential temperature readings are instantly displayed on its backlit LCD to allow for quick action. Plus, an operator can program high and low temperature points with audible alarm warnings that are activated when the temperature exceeds an established point.

The IDEAL Infrared Thermometer (#61-685) is immediately available with an MSRP of $99.00 (U.S.). Carrying case is included.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-947-3614, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com.