Fluke Infrared Thermometers Review

By Ruth Carol Atieno

The best thing about Fluke Infrared (IR) Thermometers is that you do not have to be in close range with the point of measurement. You won’t get burns from a furnace or have cold air from a cold room blowing all over you. with an IR you can get the measurement at a distance just by pointing it towards the direction of the facility to be measured.

The IR thermometers are mainly used when monitoring and measuring temperatures of electrical, mechanical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning(HVAC) and automotive systems.

Fluke 64 MAX IR Thermometer

This thermometer measures a temperature range of -22 °F up to 1112 °F .

It reads and remembers temperature.

The display screen is very simple and easy to read and the handle is correctly sized hence easy to operate even in very dark environments.

Because of it’s size, it fits perfectly well on a tool belt.

Its laser technology provides more accurate measurements.

This thermometer also has an Auto Capture feature which gives it the ability to work on its own as you can set a timer and intervals of which you want it to take measurements.

It runs on one AA battery.

Fluke 62 MAX Plus IR Thermometer

Has the capability of measuring a temperature range of -22°F to 1202°F.

It has a large backlit display which allows for easy reading even in dark areas.

This thermometer also comes with a dual laser technology which allows for easy targeting of the point of measurement.

It also provides a distance to spot ratio of up to 12:1

The setting up is also very easy and even the non techies can operate it.

The accuracy with this IR is +/- 1%.

Displays the minimum, the maximum, the difference between the two temperatures and the average temperatures.

Small in size hence easily portable and also fits well on a toll belt.

Runs on one AA battery.

Fluke – FLUKE-62-MAX – Mini IR Thermometer

Measures temperatures from -22°F to 932°F.

Its reading accuracy is to +1.5°C or +1.5% .

It also provides a distance to spot ratio of up to 10:1.

This IR thermometer also has a single laser technology that provides more accurate measurements.

Runs on one AA battery.

Fluke 572-2 High-Temperature IR

As the name goes, it measures high temperatures ranging between -22°F to 1652°F.

The screen on the rear of the unit is backlit and very clear and easy to read.

The make is of plastic and has a very good quality feel in the hand. also fits well on a tool belt.

It comes with a high and low temperature alarm.

Fluke 572-2 displays the temperature plus MAX, MIN, DIF, AVG temperature.

It provides a distance to spot ratio of up to 60:1.

This IR also features a multi-language interface

It also has an adjustable emissivity and a predefined emissivity table. When the E factor is changed, the temperature on the screen also changes, so you are able to view the difference it makes on the already taken reading.

The dual laser can be turned on and off.

With the help of its included software you are able to do logging and to provide tangible results for yourself or to a customer.

It operates on two AA batteries.

Fluke 59 MAX Plus IR Thermometer

Measures temperatures from -22°F to 932°F.

Has a distance to spot ratio of 10:1.

Also come with a laser technology which allows for easy targeting.

Small, light weight and easy to hold on hand. Also fits well on a tool belt.

It has a large backlit LCD display which provides for easy reading.

This IR also provides selectable MAX, MIN, DIF and AVG functions to quickly identify problems.

The accuracy of this IR is ±1.5°C or ±1.5% of reading.

Operates on one AA battery.

Fluke 568 Dual IR Thermometer

This model of IR thermometer is both contact and non contact.

It measures temperatures from -40°F to 1472°F.

Has a graphical display which adapts to different lighting conditions.

Has an accuracy of +1.0°C or +1.0% of reading.

Comes with a rugged, ergonomic design which enables it to work well in tough industrial, electrical and mechanical environments.

Offers a distance to spot ratio of 50:1.

It also has the capability to store up to 99 points of data for analysis and monitoring which can be downloaded on a computer.

Works with most K-type thermocouples.

It comes with the FlukeView software which is used in trending and data analysis.

With this IR thermometer you can measure a wide variety of surfaces with adjustable emissivity and a built-in materials table.

It operates on two AA batteries and can also be powered from a laptop via the USB to extend its battery life.

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