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 Ex Intrinsically Safe Infrared Thermometer
572-2 High Temperature Infrared Thermometer568 Ex Intrinsically Safe Mini Infrared Thermometer
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  
What temperature range do you need to measure?-30 °C to +900 °C-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?   
Non-contact temperature range-30 °C to +900 °C (-22 °F to +1652 °F)-40 °C to +800 °C (-40 °F to +1472 °F) 
Accuracy± (1.0 °C + 0.1 °/1 °C)Greater of ± 1 % or ± 1.0 °C (± 2.0 °F) 
Distance to spot (D:S)60:150:1 
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)17.69 x 5.18 x 16.36 cm (6.965 x 2.039 x 6.441 in) 
Battery2 AA3 AAA 
Warranty2 years2 years 
CaseHard case 
Do you want to use industry standard thermocouples?   
Will you use the thermometer in a hazardous location where there might be explosive gases?  
Time stampDate/time 
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 
Hazardous location approval  
Hands-free logging  
Recommended usesManufacturing, refining, smelting, glass and ceramicsElectrical, refining, pharmaceutical, process industries, mechanical, plant, diesel, HVAC 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperature