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 568 Ex Intrinsically Safe Infrared Thermometer
561 HVAC Infrared & Contact Thermometer568 Ex Intrinsically Safe Mini Infrared Thermometer
Do you want to use industry standard thermocouples?   
Will you use the thermometer in a hazardous location where there might be explosive gases?  
Probe typeThermocouple KThermocouple K 
Number of inputs11 
Temperature range-40 °C to +550 °C (-40 °F to +1022 °F)-270 °C to +1372 °C (-454 °F to +2501 °F) 
Recommended usesPlant / general maintenance, HVACElectrical, refining, pharmaceutical, process industries, mechanical, plant, diesel, HVAC 
What temperature range do you need to measure?500 °C (+932 °F)-40 °C to +800 °C (-40 °F to +1472 °F) 
Will you be measuring objects 200 °C (400 °F), moving, uncontaminatable, energized objects or difficult to reach objects?   
Will you be working from greater than 5 m (15 ft)?  
Non-contact temperature range500 °C (+932 °F)-40 °C to +800 °C (-40 °F to +1472 °F) 
SightingLaser pointLaser point 
Typical distance to targetUp to 2.5 m (7 ft)Up to 7.5 m (25 ft) 
AccuracyGreater of ± 1 % or ± 1.0 °C (± 2.0 °F) 
Distance to spot (D:S)50:1 
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)17.69 x 5.18 x 16.36 cm (6.965 x 2.039 x 6.441 in) 
CaseHard case (except 561/R& 561/P)Hard case 
Warranty2 years2 years 
Battery3 AAA 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperatureInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperature 
Material type adjustment (emissivity)HI/MED/LOMaterial table or 0.1 to 1.00 by 0.01 
Soft-key feature menu navigation  
Multiple language interface  
English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German user interface  
High and low alarmsHigh and low alarms 
Hazardous location approval  
Hands-free logging  
Number of on-board memory locations99