Launched by Schaeffler the TempCheck PRO handheld infrared temperature measurement device is easy-to-use; the user simply aims it at the target object and presses a button. The temperature is displayed on a colour LCD. Offering a low cost alternative to thermal imaging cameras, the device measures the surface temperature of components in a wide variety of applications. It is supplied as standard with a surface sensor for situations where contact measurement is the preferred method, and an immersion sensor for measuring the temperature of fluids. An integrated data logger can store up to 20 recorded values. The infrared thermometer measures surface temperatures from -32 to +760 ºC. The optical resolution of the unit is 40:1, which provides an accuracy of ±1% (or ±1 ºC between 0 and 760 ºC). This high resolution, combined with the unit’s consistently small infrared measuring spot size of 13mm up to a distance of 260mm, minimises measurement errors and ensures that the device is capable of accurately measuring smaller targets (down to 13mm) that are further away. Its 300ms response time also allows the user to ‘sweep’ the unit around a room or control cabinet looking for ‘hotspots’. The user can programme the device to compensate for the emissivity of different target materials. The device comes with acoustic and visual HIGH/LOW alarm functions and a USB interface. The integrated reporting software enables the user to set parameters and record temperatures. The unit is also supplied with an adapter for a photographic tripod and a protective pouch and storage case. It also benefits from a slimline, ergonomic design and is no larger or heavier than a standard TV remote control device. A lower cost version, TempCheck PLUS, offers a reduced temperature measurement range (-32 to +530 ºC) and an optical resolution of 20:1.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz