Digital infrared video thermometer
Omega introduces its OS-VIR50 with laser aiming guide.
Omega’s new OS-VIR50 series of digital infrared video thermometers feature a dual-laser aiming guide that indicates ideal measuring distance where the two laser points converge to a 25 mm (1 in.) target spot. Operator can show temperature trends via a color LED bargraph. Other features include a fast 150 ms response time, a type K thermocouple input, and trigger lock function for continuous readings. Maximum measurable temperature is 2,200 °C (4,000 °F). The housing is double molded for durability. Adjustable emissivity can increase measurement accuracy for different services as well as adjustable high/low set points with audible alarm alerts. Ideal for industrial applications, HVAC, construction, oil industry, automotive industry, and beverage manufacturing.
Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander(at)cfemedia.com
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