What is Infrared Thermometer?
On its most basic design of Infrared Thermometer consists of a lens to focus the infrared (IR) energy on to a detector, which converts the energy to an electrical signal that can be displayed in units of temperature after being compensated for ambient temperature variation.
This configuration facilitates infrared thermometer to measure temperature from a distance without contact with the object to be measured. As such, it is useful for measuring temperature under circumstances where thermocouples or other probe type sensors cannot be used or do not produce accurate data for a variety of reasons.
How Infrared Thermometer Work?
Infrared light works like visible light–it can be focused, reflected or absorbed. Infrared thermometers usually use a lens to focus infrared light from one object onto a detector called a thermopile. The thermopile absorbs the infrared radiation and turns it into heat. The more infrared energy, the hotter the thermopile gets. This heat is turned into electricity. The electricity is sent to a detector, which uses it to determine the temperature of whatever the thermometer is pointed at. The more electricity, the hotter the object is. Click here to see the video of working of Thermometer.
Cloc Infrared Thermometer Specification
Measurement range: 10.0-40 Deg.C
Berrcom body temperature mode: 32 – 42.9 Deg.C
Size: 100 * 46 * 160mm
Object temperature mode: 0 – 100 Deg.C
Measuring accuracy (ambient temperature at 25 DEG.C)
0 – 31.9 Deg.C: ± 1 Deg.C
32 – 42.9Deg.C: ± 0.2 Deg.C
43.0 – 100 Deg.C: ± 1 Deg.C
Measuring time: 1 seconds
Sensing distance: 5 – 15cm
Display accuracy: 0.1 Deg.C