Product selection guide: IR thermometers

Use our product selection guide to find the thermometer that fits your needs best.
Fluke 572-2 High-Temperature Infrared Thermometer
Fluke 561 Infrared and Contact Thermometer
572-2 High Temperature Infrared Thermometer561 HVAC Infrared & Contact Thermometer
Probe typeThermocouple KThermocouple K 
Number of inputs11 
Temperature range-40 °C to +260 °C (-40 °F to +500 °F)-40 °C to +550 °C (-40 °F to +1022 °F) 
Number of on-board memory locations99 
PC download and software  
What temperature range do you need to measure?-30 °C to +900 °C500 °C (+932 °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?   
Non-contact temperature range-30 °C to +900 °C (-22 °F to +1652 °F)500 °C (+932 °F) 
Accuracy± (1.0 °C + 0.1 °/1 °C) 
Distance to spot (D:S)60:1 
SightingDual laserLaser point 
Close-focus (6 mm / 0.24 spot)19 mm 
Typical distance to targetUp to 2.5 m (7 ft) 
Form factorPistolPistol 
Dimensions, approximate (H x W x D)17.69 x 5.18 x 16.36 cm (6.965 x 2.039 x 6.441 in)17.5 x 15.5 x 4 cm (7 x 6.5 x 1.7 in) 
Battery2 AA 
Warranty2 years2 years 
CaseHard case (except 561/R& 561/P) 
Do you want to use industry standard thermocouples?   
Time stampDate/time 
Soft-key feature menu navigation  
Multiple language interface  
English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German user interface  
Material type adjustment (emissivity) HI/MED/LO 
High and low alarms  
Recommended usesManufacturing, refining, smelting, glass and ceramicsPlant / general maintenance, HVAC 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperature