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AX-155

Digital multimeter; 2x/s; V DC: 0,1m÷400m/4/40/400/1000V; 375g

AX-7020

Analogue multimeter; Features: universal; V AC: 10/50/250/500V

AX-595

Digital multimeter; LCD (5999), bargraph; 3x/s; -20÷1000°C

AX-176

Digital multimeter; LCD (6600), with a backlit; 3x/s; True RMS

AX-MS8250

Digital multimeter; LCD 3,75 digit (3999) 18mm, with a backlit

AX-MS8221B

Digital multimeter; LCD 3,5 digit (1999) 15mm; 2,5x/s

AX-160IP

Digital multimeter; LCD (6000), double, with a backlit; 3x/s

AX-MS811

Digital multimeter; LCD 3,75 digit (4000); 0.1÷99%; 50h

AX-594

Digital multimeter; LCD 3,75 digit (3999); 3x/s; -20÷1000°C

AX-582B

Digital multimeter; LCD 3,5 digit 28mm; 3x/s; 3V; 97x35x189mm

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What to do if an infrared thermometer does not allow for adjusting emissivity factor?

Emissivity factor value can be from 0 to 1.

In case of infrared thermometers which do not allow for adjusting this parameter manually, it is usually stored in internal memory of the device and it has a constant value of 0.95. It is suitable for most commonly examined materials.

A problem occurs in case of materials with a very smooth surface, such as polished metals, emissivity factor value of which is below 0.1.

In order to measure temperature of such objects, it would be good to buy an infrared thermometer which allows for entering emissivity factor manually. If it is not possible, there are some methods that will improve accuracy of temperature measurement:

  • Use insulation tapes specially designed for infrared thermometers; their emissivity factor is known. They can be put on the object under test. The insulation tape quickly absorbs the temperature of the object and its emissivity corresponds to the factor stored in internal memory of the infrared thermometer.
  • Determine errors of measurement on your own for different temperatures, within the range important for the user. When you compare readings from the infrared thermometer with readings from the tactile thermometer, you can further calculate measurements taken with the use of the infrared thermometer to obtain more credible values.

Both these methods can be used in case of surfaces with unknown emissivity factor.