Eindhoven, The Netherlands: Fluke has announced the 561 HVACPro, a multipurpose thermometer combining both infrared and contact temperature measurement functions in a single tool for inspecting Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installations. The thermometer gives users the option of deciding which temperature measurement method whether contact or non-contact is most efficient for the application. HVAC professionals can use the Fluke 561 in infrared mode to scan hot, moving, electrically-energized and hard-to-reach objects of all sizes safely and conveniently from the floor without needing a ladder or having to shut down equipment. Contact temperature measurements can be taken by connecting the included Velcro pipe probe or any industry-standard K-type mini-connector thermocouple. Lightweight and portable, with a temperature range optimized for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration applications (-40 to 550 °C), the model 561 has single-point laser sighting in the infrared mode that guides users to the approximate center of the target area for more accurate measurements. It features MIN, MAX and DIF temperature measurement functions designed for quick and efficient diagnosis, an adjustable emissivity selector for greater accuracy when measuring pipes and ducts, and it includes a measurement guide with tips on how to maximize productivity. Fluke Europe BV, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. www.fluke.com
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