SKF has launched the SKF TKTL 40, a portable, lightweight, multi-functional instrument for measuring temperatures from a distance. The SKF TKTL 40 is the only infrared thermometer in its class that can take photos and videos showing the temperatures measured, enabling engineers to measure surface temperatures with greater ease and safety.
Failing to detect abnormal temperatures can result in unplanned machine downtime, while high temperatures can cause lubricant and bearing damage. The SKF TKTL 40 offers technicians an accurate, easy-to-use thermometer with which to prevent such problems and measure temperature safely.
“The SKF Infrared Thermometer TKTL 40 is an extremely versatile instrument for use by maintenance technicians and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) professionals. With photo and video capability, the TKTL 40 allows the readings to be reviewed and shared, helping the whole team to directly visualize the situation,” says Jens Kammann, SKF product manager.
Because a number of environmental properties can be concurrently measured and displayed, the SFK TKTL 40 is ideal for HVAC professionals. All measurement information taken including environmental properties such as ambient, dew point, and wet-bulb temperatures, as well as relative humidity can be stored, recalled and exported to PC.
With a distance-to-spot ratio of 50:1, the SKF TKTL 40 provides accurate temperature readings of very small areas, even at long measuring distances. Additionally, the user selectable variable emissivity between 0,1 and 1,0 allows accurate measurement of most surface temperatures. The user simply aims and pulls the trigger and the temperature is shown on the display, while two laser points indicate the targeted area for the measurement. In addition, the TKTL 40 includes with a probe which simultaneously measures temperatures with direct contact and infrared.
The SKF TKTL 40 offers a wide infrared temperature measurement range from –50 to +2,300 °C (–58 to +4,172 °F). Contact measurements can also be made, ranging from –50 to +1,370 °C (–58 to +2,498 °F).
The thermometer is equipped with a back-lit display, dual laser sighting, a K-type probe connection and a bright LED illuminator. A data logging function is used to visualize temperature changes over time, and users can select high and low alarm levels with audible warning signals. For extended service time, a user-selectable auto shut-off feature optimizes the rechargeable battery life, while the device itself is supplied in a sturdy carrying case.
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