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Please note the points mentioned below when using infrared thermometer:

1. Distance Coefficient Proportion (D:S): This represents the proportion between the distance (from thermometer probe to target) to the diameter of the target. If the target is small and the test distance is long, please select thermometer with high distance coefficient. Note: The range of distance efficient for UNI-T infrared thermometers is between 10:1 to 50:1.
2. Emission Rate: This rate is the representation of material energy radiation. The emission rate and the surface characteristics of target material determines the corresponding wave length of spectrum of thermometer. The emission rate of alloy material with high reflectivity is low or variable. The emission rate of most organic materials, paintings or surface with oxidation treatment is about 0.95. As the emission rates of different objects are different, please adjust the emission rate to correct the measured temperature. Note: Please refer to the “Emission Rate Lists” in the user manual.


As we all know, it’s important to adjust the emission rate when using the infrared thermometer, but how can we know the emission rate of the target object? The recognized emission rates of materials including metal and non-metal materials can be searched on line typically, there are two methods for reference if corresponding emission rate is not found out:

1. Apply black adhesive on the measured object to change the emission rate of the target to 0.95.
2. Measure temperature through contact-type thermometer, and then adjust the emission rate of infrared thermometer so as to make it consistent with the reading of contact-type thermometer, by doing so, the emission rate of target object can be obtained.


Typically, the infrared thermometer makes laser point as an indication of the measured range. The principle of infrared thermometer is the average temperature within the measured circle, if there are multiple temperature points within the circle or the measured circle exceeds the measured object, the measured temperature may be inaccurate, in such case, if infrared thermometer with dual lasers is used, the range of the measured circle can be obtained accurately, to prevent over range of measured temperature, inaccurate temperature, and other issues.

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