Product selection guide: IR thermometers

Use our product selection guide to find the thermometer that fits your needs best.
Fluke 561 Infrared and Contact Thermometer
Fluke 59 MAX Infrared Thermometer
561 HVAC Infrared & Contact Thermometer59 MAX Infrared Thermometer
Recommended usesPlant / general maintenance, HVACHVAC, general troubleshooting 
Probe typeThermocouple K 
Number of inputs1 
Temperature range-40 °C to +550 °C (-40 °F to +1022 °F) 
What temperature range do you need to measure?500 °C (+932 °F)-30 °C to +350 °C (-22 °F to +662 °F) 
Will you be measuring objects 200 °C (400 °F), moving, uncontaminatable, energized objects or difficult to reach objects?   
Will you be working from greater than 5 m (15 ft)?  
Non-contact temperature range500 °C (+932 °F)-30 °C to +350 °C (-22 °F to +662 °F) 
SightingLaser pointLaser 
Typical distance to targetUp to 2.5 m (7 ft) 
Accuracy± 2.0 °C 
Distance to spot (D:S)10:1 
Form factorPistolPistol 
Dimensions, approximate (H x W x D)17.5 x 15.5 x 4 cm (7 x 6.5 x 1.7 in)156 x 80 x 50 mm (6.14 x 3.15 x 2 in) 
CaseHard case (except 561/R& 561/P) 
Warranty2 years1 year 
Battery1 AA 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperatureInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperature 
Material type adjustment (emissivity)HI/MED/LO  
High and low alarms  
Do you want to use industry standard thermocouples?