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What is the difference between an infrared thermal camera and an infrared thermometer?

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In general, there is still a big difference between infrared thermal camera and infrared thermometers, not only in terms of price, but also in terms of use. What is the specific difference? Infrared thermometer manufacturer—FUANSHI Security Inspection System, let's take a look !

The differences between infrared thermal camera and infrared thermometer are as follows:


In simple terms, thermal imaging cameras have four core advantages: safety, intuitiveness, efficiency, and prevention of missed inspections. Ordinary infrared thermometers only have a single point measurement function, while infrared thermal camera can capture the overall temperature distribution of the measured target, quickly find high and low temperature points, so as to avoid missed detection. Every engineer who has used infrared thermometers should have a deep understanding. When scanning an electrical cabinet about 1 meter high, you need to scan back and forth repeatedly, for fear of missing a certain high temperature, which may cause safety hazards. A few minutes is a must. With an infrared thermal camera, it can be completed in a few seconds, and the most important thing is that it is clear at a glance and absolutely no omissions.


Secondly, although the ordinary infrared thermometer has a laser pointer, it only serves as a reminder of the measured target. It is not equal to the measured temperature point, but the average temperature in the corresponding target area.But most users will mistakenly think that the temperature value displayed on the screen is the temperature of the laser spot, which is very wrong! However, infrared thermal camera do not have this problem. Because they display the overall temperature distribution, they are clear at a glance, and most infrared thermal camera on the market have laser pointers and LED lights, which are convenient for rapid location and identification on the spot. For certain detection environments with safety distance restrictions, ordinary infrared thermometers cannot meet the needs, because as the measurement distance increases, the target area for accurate detection is enlarged, and the naturally derived temperature value will be affected. However, infrared thermal imag ing cameras can provide accurate measurements beyond the user’s safe distance because the D:S distance coefficient of 300:1 far exceeds that of infrared thermometers.


Finally, for data recording and analysis, ordinary infrared thermometers have no such function, and can only be recorded manually, which cannot be effectively managed. The infrared thermal camera can automatically save visible light images while shooting for later comparison.

In particular, the infrared thermal camera of Fluke in the United States also has the IR-photo notes function. While shooting the heat map, you can also take several on-site pictures, such as equipment model, neighboring equipment, environment, etc. , for notes and archives. The heat map of the infrared thermal camera accurately records the temperature information of the target according to the pixel distribution; and it can store, export, mark, and has a background analysis function and provides an infrared report.


After the above introduction, do you know the difference between an infrared thermal camera and an infrared thermometer?


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