FLUKE has released four infrared (IR) thermometers. The Fluke 62 Mini is a convenient general-purpose non-contact thermometer while the Fluke 570 series is comprised of three models designed for predictive maintenance professionals. All are suitable for measuring rotating, electrically live, dangerously hot, or hard-to-reach objects.
The Fluke 62 Mini makes basic temperature checks quick and easy. It is rugged enough for industrial environments, small enough to keep handy, and inexpensive enough for every member of the team to have. It has a temperature range of -30°C to 500°C, a distance-to-spot (D:S) ratio of 10:1 and it uses a single-dot laser sighting system that indicates the centre of the measurement spot.
The Fluke 572, 574 and 576 are non-contact thermometers that offer powerful optics, an advanced sighting system, a fast response time and adjustable emissivity. The 574 and 576 also come with analysis and reporting software. The 576 has an integrated digital camera that communicates precisely where a problem has been found. All members of the 570 series have a temperature range of -30°C to 900°C, a D:S ratio of 60:1 and a coaxial three-dot laser sighting system that highlights the centre and edges of the measurement spot, making precise sighting easier in a variety of lighting conditions and distances.
Options include a close focus model, with a minimum spot size of 6mm for use in specialised applications requiring a very small measurement spot. The 574-NI is a special version of the 574 for use in potentially hazardous conditions where ordinary electronic equipment might ignite flammable gasses or vapours.