Product selection guide: IR thermometers

Use our product selection guide to find the thermometer that fits your needs best.
Fluke 568 Infrared and Contact Thermometer
Fluke 568 Ex Intrinsically Safe Infrared Thermometer
568 Contact & Infrared Temp Gun568 Ex Intrinsically Safe Mini Infrared Thermometer
Number of on-board memory locations9999 
PC download and softwareFlukeView Forms 
Recommended usesElectrical, mechanical, plant, diesel, HVACElectrical, refining, pharmaceutical, process industries, mechanical, plant, diesel, HVAC 
Probe typeThermocouple KThermocouple K 
Temperature range-270 °C to +1372 °C (-454 °F to +2501 °F)-270 °C to +1372 °C (-454 °F to +2501 °F) 
Number of inputs11 
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 working from greater than 5 m (15 ft)?   
Will you be measuring objects 200 °C (400 °F), moving, uncontaminatable, energized objects or difficult to reach objects?   
Do you need to download data for analysis and reporting?  
Do you need on-board memory for trending and comparison?  
Will you do any hands-free, real-time temperature monitoring with a PC?  
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 7.5 m (25 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 caseHard case 
Warranty2 years2 years 
Battery3 AAA 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperatureInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperature 
Time stampTime of day 
Soft-key feature menu navigation   
Multiple language interface   
English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German user interface   
Material type adjustment (emissivity)Material table or 0.1 to 1.00 by 0.01Material table or 0.1 to 1.00 by 0.01 
High and low alarmsHigh and low alarmsHigh and low alarms 
Two levels of backlight  
Hands-free logging   
Hazardous location approval  
Do you want to use industry standard thermocouples?   
Will you use the thermometer in a hazardous location where there might be explosive gases?