Image courtesy of Wired.com By Adam Fleder, President - TEGAM “I would like to order a million infrared temperature sensors” is the kind of request that a temperature measurement company likes to hear. In the response to COVID-19, many people are looking for solutions to monitoring people’s temperature and we have fielded several of these…Read more
Scenarios: Infrared or Contact Thermometers
This post is Part 2 in a two part series regarding Contact vs. Non-Contact Thermometry and "How Infrared is Used for Temperature Measurement". Click HERE for Part 1. What is Infrared? How is Infrared Used for Temperature Measurement? Scenarios to watch out for: For all applications, remember that an infrared non-contact measurement is only a…Read more
CONTACT or INFRARED Temperature Measurement?
What is Best for Your Application? [caption id="attachment_6312" align="alignright" width="120"] Contact vs. Non-Contact Thermometers Infographic[/caption] CONTACT or INFRARED? Each method has its own set strengths and weaknesses. Contact Measurement is usually used to measure surface, interior or immersion temperatures. Touching, being inserted into or submerged in usually will give you the most reliable readings. You…Read more
Advantages of Contact Thermometers over Non-Contact/Infrared Thermometers
Understanding the difference between contact and non-contact temperature measurements is vital to addressing health, safety and quality issues in a wide range of industries. Use of thermometers to measure temperature has been around for centuries and it is the second most frequently measured physical quantity after time. Various fields, including civil, mechanical, medical, manufacturing, quality…Read more