Portable Infrared Thermometer Enables Safe Measurement

July 10, 2014
SKF introduced the SKF TKTL 40 portable infrared thermometer.

The SKF TKTL 40 portable infrared thermometer enables safe measurement of machine temperature at a distance.  The infrared thermometer can take photos and videos showing the temperatures measured, allowing maintenance technicians and other operators to ascertain surface temperatures of equipment and enabling readings to be reviewed and shared. 

The SKF TKTL 40 is operated by aiming and pulling the trigger.  The thermometer performs with a distance-to-spot ratio of 50:1 for accurate surface temperature readings of very small areas, even at long measuring distances.  Two laser points indicate the targeted area for a measurement and the temperature is then shown on the display.  In addition – where direct contact temperature measurement may be applicable – the TKTL 40 is supplied with a K-type probe connection for use independently or in tandem with the infrared technique.

Features of the unit include a backlit display, dual laser sighting, the K-type probe connection and a bright LED illuminator for visibility even in poorly lit environments.  A data logging function can be engaged to track temperature changes over time. Users can select high or low alarm levels with audible warning signals as safeguards.  A user-selectable auto shut-off feature optimizes the rechargeable battery life to promote extended service intervals.

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