The infrared thermometer (IR or laser)

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Le thermomètre infrarouge (IR ou laser)

In the medical environment, in the food industry or even in factories, certain temperature measurements are easier when they are checked remotely. the infrared thermometer responds to rapid and precise temperature control, to take body temperature, the temperature inside an industrial oven or even that of a wine vat, for example. It also has the advantage of being contactless (which makes it your great ally for measuring the temperature of babies, which is never an easy task!). the IR thermometer also called laser thermometer therefore has a lot of advantages in several trades. To choose yours well, you must know all of its uses and features; experts from Thermometre.fr invite you to discover the advantages of the IR thermometer by domain, to guide you in your choice.

The medical IR thermometer 🩺

The medical infrared thermometer is particularly useful in general medicine because it is practical, efficient, reliable, very precise and allows patients to take their temperature really quickly. You can find it in most GP or paediatricians' surgeries, a long-standing replacement for mercury thermometers.

The infrared thermometer to the advantage of being contactless, the ear IR thermometer among other things, is for example non-invasive and can be used on babies and young children without hurting them, as well as on people with cognitive disorders who do not tolerate other medical thermometers with internal probes.

Its use : Simply place the tip (sterile, disposable and suitable for the probe) at the level of the ear canal and the precise temperature is displayed in a few seconds on the LCD screen.  

The forehead IR thermometer, to cite another example of an IR/laser thermometer, is rather economical since you do not have to change a tip between two temperature measurements. This is also what makes it quick to control the presence of fever in public and private educational establishments, in transport or in companies in the event, for example, of a global pandemic. 😜

Its use : point the probe towards the center of the forehead, hold the button and wait for the beep indicating the end of the reading, the backlit digital screen of the measuring device will display the body temperature in 1 to 2 seconds.

The IR/laser thermometer is also used in pharmaceutical laboratories or medical transport, with the aim of quickly and very precisely controlling the temperature of cold rooms or transport boxes in which medicines, vaccines and even organs awaiting transplantation can be stored.

The food IR thermometer 🥗

Ah, French cuisine, just thinking about it, your taste buds are undoubtedly quivering... 🤤 What if we told you that without the food infrared thermometer, culinary art would not be what it is?

You will find in most restaurants, from fast food in the area to the starred restaurant in the region, different types of thermometers including, for example, retractable probe IR thermometers where the non-contact IR thermometers. To use them, nothing could be simpler: aim and simply press the trigger to display the temperature of the element measured (yes, that's all).

To preserve food to the good hygiene and safety standards provided for by law, to offer fresh products or perfectly cooked meats to your customers or to produce confectionery and pastries with surgical precision, you must consider the infrared thermometer like a real member of your team (just that !).

The industrial IR thermometer 🏭

The world of industry is a vast environment, but production plants, whatever they are, are often governed by the same laws. the industrial infrared thermometer helps bring production conditions up to standard in various areas. Whether it is to check the temperature of the rooms in which the workers work, the refrigerators in which the food packaged and ready to be delivered is stored or to control the temperature of your industrial ovens, remote temperature measurement via infrared thermometers, provides you with the comfort and safety necessary for your job.

Its use : after allowing the device to acclimate to room temperature, get as close as possible to the object to be measured and point the infrared thermometer towards the target, after a simple press, the precise temperature is displayed in just a few seconds on the LCD screen.

Indeed, in the industrial sector, the IR thermometer is essential to avoid coming into direct contact with the element, surface or food of which you would need to know the temperature; this could distort the temperature measurement or even cause contamination. A high-precision, ergonomic tool displaying large measurement ranges with temperature units that can be measured in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit.

To go further in your choice

If you work in the kitchen, doctor's office or in industry, you will undoubtedly need an IR thermometer. However, do not hesitate to find out more about the different types of existing thermometers, in particular by consulting our other blog posts:

  • The mechanical thermometer
  • Thermometer vs anemometer
  • Thermometer vs recorder
  • Thermometer vs hygrometer
  • Thermometer vs pH meter
  • Thermometer vs Thermocouple
  • Thermometer vs Thermostat
  • Thermometer with probe
  • The gallium thermometer
  • Bubble/Galileo Thermometer
  • The multifunctional thermometer
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