Product selection guide: IR thermometers

Use our product selection guide to find the thermometer that fits your needs best.
Fluke 561 Infrared and Contact Thermometer
Fluke FoodPro Infrared Food Thermometer 1
561 HVAC Infrared & Contact ThermometerFoodPro Infrared Food Thermometer
Do you want to use industry standard thermocouples?  
Probe typeThermocouple K 
Number of inputs1 
Temperature range-40 °C to +550 °C (-40 °F to +1022 °F) 
Recommended usesPlant / general maintenance, HVACFood inspection, food service, HACCP programs 
What temperature range do you need to measure?500 °C (+932 °F)550 °C to +900 °C (1022 °F to +1600 °F) 
Will you be measuring objects 200 °C (400 °F), moving, uncontaminatable, energized objects or difficult to reach objects?   
Non-contact temperature range500 °C (+932 °F)-30 °C to +200 °C (-25 °F to +390 °F) 
SightingLaser pointLED illumination 
Typical distance to targetUp to 2.5 m (7 ft)Up to 250 mm (10 in) 
Accuracy± 1 °C (2 °F), 0 °C to +65 °C (+32 °F to +150 °F) 
Distance to spot (D:S)2.5:1 
Form factorPistolPistol 
Dimensions, approximate (H x W x D)17.5 x 15.5 x 4 cm (7 x 6.5 x 1.7 in)14.5 x 3 x 5 cm (5.25 x 1.25 x 2 in) 
CaseHard case (except 561/R& 561/P)Soft case 
Warranty2 years2 years 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperatureSurface temperature 
Material type adjustment (emissivity)HI/MED/LOPreset for food 
High and low alarmsLow and high out of safe range LEDs 
Sealing for liquidIP 54 (hand washable, not submersible)