Electronic Temperature Instruments has combined the technology of its RayTemp 2 Plus infrared thermometer and the Thermapen Professional digital probe thermometer to create a new infrared model, the Thermapen IR.
The infrared thermometer can take surface temperature measurements without having to touch the object being measured. This can be advantageous when it’s impractical to insert a probe into the item being measured or if the surface is just out of reach.
To utilise the infrared function on the Thermapen IR, users should aim it at the target and press the scan button to display the surface temperature.
The product features a max/min temperature function accessed via the mode button (IR only). The distance to target ratio is 5:1, therefore the thermometer should be positioned as close to the target as possible. The default emissivity is 0.95 but can be adjusted between 0.1 and 1.0, if required via the mode button.
Alternatively, it is possible to take liquid or semi-solid product temperatures using the reduced tip, stainless steel penetration probe (Ø3.3 x 110 mm). The probe conveniently folds back through 180° into the side of the instrument when not in use.
Housed in an ABS case containing ‘Biomaster’ additive which should reduce bacterial growth, the Thermapen IR incorporates a motion sensing sleep mode (penetration probe only) which automatically turns the instrument on/off when set down or picked up, maximising battery life.
Each Thermapen IR is supplied with a traceable certificate of calibration.