The Benefits of Using an Infrared Thermometer

The Benefits of Using an Infrared Thermometer

Infrared thermometers provide temperature readings based on a portion of the thermal radiation released by an object, and they come with a compelling array of advantages. Here are just a few reasons why it’s well worth investing in one.

Measurements Can Be Taken from a Distance

All you need to do with an infrared thermometer is point it at the surface from which you’d like to take a reading; unlike with traditional thermometers, there is no need to come into actual physical contact. This is perfect for the food service industry since items will not be contaminated, but it’s also ideal for taking measurements from surfaces which are extremely hot, as is often required within an industrial setting.

Measurements Can Be Taken from Moving Parts

Another reason for the popularity of infrared thermometers is the fact that you can take a reading from a moving object, something that will often need to be done while inspecting machinery. It’s often necessary to understand the temperatures that a piece of complex machinery is going through while it is running, and using an infrared thermometer is usually the only way of doing so. You can even use them to measure drafts and hot-spots.

Memory Functions Are Available

Most modern infrared thermometers offer memory functions, allowing you to store several readings at once. This means that you won’t need to worry about writing down measurements as soon as they come in; instead, you’ll be able to conduct a number of readings, then go back to look at them once the job has been completed. It’s just far more reliable and convenient than using the old pen and paper.

Compact, Lightweight, and Durable

Despite the state of the art technology which they take advantage of, infrared thermometers are incredibly resilient against damage. They’re also very lightweight and small enough to slip into a pocket, so you’ll be able to complete each job without having to worry about breaking your equipment.

At Dart Systems, we stock a strong range of infrared thermometers to meet your needs, so be sure to look through our online store to find the right model.