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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 572-2 High-Temperature Infrared Thermometer
Fluke 59 MAX Infrared Thermometer
572-2 High Temperature Infrared Thermometer59 MAX Infrared Thermometer
Probe typeThermocouple K 
Number of inputs1 
Temperature range-40 °C to +260 °C (-40 °F to +500 °F) 
Number of on-board memory locations99 
PC download and software  
What temperature range do you need to measure?-30 °C to +900 °C (-22 °F to +1652 °F)-30 °C to +350 °C (-22 °F to +662 °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)-30 °C to +350 °C (-22 °F to +662 °F) 
Accuracy± (1.0 °C + 0.1 °/1 °C)± 2.0 °C 
Distance to spot (D:S)60:110:1 
SightingDual laserLaser 
Close-focus (6 mm / 0.24 spot)19 mm 
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)156 x 80 x 50 mm (6.14 x 3.15 x 2 in) 
Battery2 AA1 AA 
Warranty2 years1 year 
Do you want to use industry standard thermocouples?  
Time stampDate/time 
Soft-key feature menu navigation  
Multiple language interface  
Min-Max-Avg-DifMin-Max-Avg-DifMin-Max-Avg-Dif 
English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German user interface  
Material type adjustment (emissivity)   
High and low alarms   
Recommended usesManufacturing, refining, smelting, glass and ceramicsHVAC, general troubleshooting 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperature 
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