Calex Electronics’ new PyroPen U is a pocket-sized infrared thermometer that conveniently clips into a pocket, just like a pen. It measures temperatures from -20 to +500degC with a resolution of 0.1deg and provides instantaneous, maximum, minimum and average readings in degC or degF. Adjustable emissivity allows the unit to measure different materials and a built-in laser makes sighting simple.
This new model has a built-in memory for storing up to 100 temperatures, which can be downloaded at a later date using the CalexSoft software and USB cable provided. It can also be left connected to a PC for continuous real-time data acquisition and graph plotting. The data is then available to export in a comma separated variable (CSV) format to other programs as required.
Each unit is supplied in a foam-padded hard case as standard, which helps protect it when not in use and provides a neat way to store the software and interface cable.
Calex’s PyroPen U is particularly useful for test, inspection and maintenance applications in industries such as food and beverage, automotive research and manufacture, paper and packaging, and HVAC. However, when hooked up to a PC the PyroPen U is also suitable for applications such as machine monitoring, laboratory work, electronics design and R&D.
The PyroPen U is RoHS-compliant and conforms to EN 61326-1:2006 for EMC. It is designed and built by Calex Electronics in the UK, a company with more than 30 years’ experience of non-contact infra-red temperature measurement.