Temperature measurement made easy with the Thermapen IR infrared thermometer with foldaway probe July 26, 2019 Industry, News Infrared thermometers may seem like they have limitations however, they really are very useful and are ideal for taking surface temperature measurements without ever having to touch the object you’re measuring. This can be advantageous when it’s impractical to insert a probe into the item being measured or if the surface is just out of reach. Combining the advanced technology of two ETI designed and manufactured products (the RayTemp 2 Plus infrared thermometer and the Thermapen Professional digital probe thermometer), the Thermapen IR offers the convenience of two instruments in one compact unit. Infrared thermometers are fantastic tools for quickly measuring surface temperatures. To utilise the infrared function, simply aim the infrared thermometer at the target and press the scan button to display the surface temperature. The Thermapen IR thermometer features a max/min temperature function accessed via the mode button (IR only). The distance to target ratio is 5:1, therefore the thermometer should be positioned as close to the target as possible. The default emissivity is 0.95 but can be adjusted between 0.1 and 1.0, if required via the mode button. Alternatively, it is possible to take liquid or semi-solid product temperatures using the reduced tip, stainless steel penetration probe (Ø3.3 x 110 mm). The probe conveniently folds back through 180° into the side of the instrument when not in use. Housed in a robust ABS case containing ‘Biomaster’ additive which reduces bacterial growth, the Thermapen IR incorporates a motion sensing sleep mode (penetration probe only) which automatically turns the instrument on/off when set down or picked up, maximising battery life. Each Thermapen IR is supplied with a traceable certificate of calibration. Competitively priced, at £65 each exclusive of VAT from www.etiltd.com.