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 568 Infrared and Contact Thermometer
572-2 High Temperature Infrared Thermometer568 Contact & Infrared Temp Gun
Probe typeThermocouple KThermocouple K 
Number of inputs11 
Temperature range-40 °C to +260 °C (-40 °F to +500 °F)-270 °C to +1372 °C (-454 °F to +2501 °F) 
Number of on-board memory locations9999 
PC download and software FlukeView Forms 
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?   
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 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 7.5 m (25 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 
Do you want to use industry standard thermocouples?   
Time stampDate/timeTime 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 0.01 
High and low alarms High and low alarms 
Two levels of backlight  
Hands-free logging  
Recommended usesManufacturing, refining, smelting, glass and ceramicsElectrical, mechanical, plant, diesel, HVAC 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperature