Infrared and Contact Thermometers: Fluke 568 and 566

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Two-in-one IR and contact thermometers with an innovative dot matrix display.

With a simple, 3-button on-screen menu interface (in 6 languages) the Fluke 568 and 566 digital laser thermometers make even complex measurements easy. Quickly navigate advanced features to adjust emissivity, start data logging, or turn on and off alarms - with just a few pushes of a button.

With a rugged, easy-to-use, ergonomic design, the Fluke 568 and 566 two-in-one contact and non contact thermometers can stand up to tough industrial, electrical, and mechanical environments. These tools go beyond other IR thermometers (or pyrometers), helping you work more efficiently in more applications.

Added functionality available only on the 568:

  • Easily trend and analyze data with included FlukeView® Forms software
  • Quickly download stored data with USB connection
  • See your data right away without leaving the site, using the USB and your laptop
  • Extend your battery life by powering the digital thermometer from your laptop via the USB

Features and benefits of the 568 and 566:

  • Measure -40 °C to 800 °C /-40 °F to 1472 °F (568) or -40 °C to 650 °C/-40 °F to 1202 °F (566)
  • Easily access advanced features with the soft-key buttons and dot-matrix display
  • Measure smaller objects from further away, with a distance-to-spot ratio of 50:1 (568) or 30:1 (566)
  • Compatibility with all standard miniconnector Type-K thermocouples allow you to preserve your thermocouple investments
  • Confidently measure a wide variety of surfaces, with the adjustable emissivity feature, including a built-in material table
  • Capture multiple points of data (up to 99 with the 568, and 20 with the 566), for downloading and recalling later
  • Easily adapt to lighting conditions with 2 levels of backlight
  • Audible and visual alarms instantly alert you to measurements outside of your set limits
  • Quickly identify problems with the MIN, MAX, AVG, and DIF functions
  • Make contact thermometer measurements right away with the included Type-K thermocouple bead probe
  • Confidently troubleshoot equipment with 1 % measurement accuracy
  • Versatile interface with 6 languages from which to choose
 
Specification
Infrared temperature range
566:  -40 °C to 650 °C (-40 °F to 1202 °F)
568:  -40 °C to 800 °C (-40 °F to 1472 °F)
Infrared accuracy
 < 0 °C (32 °F): ± (1.0 °C (± 2.0 °F) + 0.1°/1 °C or °F);
> 0 °C (32 °F): ± 1 % or ± 1.0 °C (± 2.0 °F), whichever is greater
Display resolution
 0.1 °C / 0.1 °F
Infrared spectral response
 8 µm to 14 µm
Infrared response time
 < 500 msec
Thermocouple Type-K input temperature range
 -270 °C to 1372 °C (-454 °F to 2501 °F)
Thermocouple Type-K input accuracy
-270°C to -40°C:  ± (1 °C + 0.2 °/1 °C) (-454 °F to -40 °F: ± (2 °F + 0.2 °/1 °F))
-40°C to 1372°C:  ± 1 % or 1 °C (-40 °F to 2501 °F: ± 1 % or 2 °F), whichever is greater
D:S (distance to measurement spot size)
566:  30:1
568:  50:1
Laser sighting
 Single-point laser < 1 mw output Class 2 (II) operation, 630 nm to 670 nm
Minimum spot size
 19 mm (0.75 in)
Emissivity adjustment
 By built-in table of common materials or digitally adjustable from 0.10 to 1.00 by 0.01
Data storage with Date/Time stamp
566:  20 points
568:  99 points
PC Interface and cable
566:  None
568:  USB 2.0 with FlukeView® Forms software
Hi/Low alarms
 Audible and two-color visual
Min/Max/Avg/Dif
 Yes
Display
 Dot matrix 98 x 96 pixels with function menus
Backlight
 Two levels, normal and extra bright for darker environments
Trigger lock
 Yes
Switchable Celsius and Fahrenheit
 Yes
Power
566:  2 AA/LR6 Batteries
568:  2 AA/LR6 Batteries and USB when used with a PC
Battery life
If used continuously:  laser and backlight on,12 hours; laser and backlight off, 100 hours
Operating temperature
 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)
Storage temperature
 -20 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F)
Bead thermocouple Type-K range
 -40 °C to 260 °C (-40 °F to 500 °F)
Bead thermocouple Type-K accuracy
 ± 1.1 °C (2.0 °F) from 0 °C to 260 °C (32 °F to 500 °F), typically within 1.1 °C (2.0 °F) from -40 °C to 0 °C (-40 °F to 32 °F)

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