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Product selection guide: IR thermometers

Use our product selection guide to find the thermometer that fits your needs best.
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Fluke 59 MAX Infrared Thermometer
Fluke 568 Infrared and Contact Thermometer
59 MAX Infrared Thermometer568 Contact & Infrared Temperature Gun
Recommended usesHVAC, general troubleshootingElectrical, mechanical, plant, diesel, HVAC 
What temperature range do you need to measure?-30 °C to +350 °C (-22 °F to +662 °F)500 °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 +350 °C (-22 °F to +662 °F)500 °C (+932 °F) 
Accuracy± 2.0 °C 
SightingLaserLaser point 
Distance to spot (D:S)10:1 
Typical distance to targetUp to 7.5 m (25 ft) 
Form factorPistolPistol 
Dimensions, approximate (H x W x D)156 x 80 x 50 mm (6.14 x 3.15 x 2 in)17.5 x 15.5 x 4 cm (7 x 6.5 x 1.7 in) 
Battery1 AA 
Warranty1 year2 years 
CaseHard case 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperatureInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperature 
Min-Max-Avg-DifMin-Max-Avg-DifMin-Max-Avg-Dif 
Material type adjustment (emissivity) Material table or 0.1 to 1.00 by 0.01 
High and low alarms High and low alarms 
Time stampTime of day 
Soft-key feature menu navigation  
Multiple language interface  
English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German user interface  
Two levels of backlight  
Hands-free logging  
Probe typeThermocouple K 
Temperature range-270 °C to +1372 °C (-454 °F to +2501 °F) 
Number of inputs1 
Number of on-board memory locations99 
PC download and softwareFlukeView Forms 
Do you want to use industry standard thermocouples?  
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