Infrared thermometer technology shows up in several places in your daily life, and you’ve probably never known, much less looked for it. Infrared temperature sensors are even used in supermarkets, where you might have seen an employee pointing what looks like a sci-fi gun at the freezers to measure something. It was an infrared thermometer.
To be more precise, the infrared thermometer used to measure temperature from a distance is called an infrared temperature gun. The store monitors its freezers using this or an online thermometer, where you can see the temperature on a screen to save time. You can also use an infrared thermometer to do predictive maintenance and check electrical cabinets, cable connections, motors, and more!
Infrared thermometers work with thermal radiation. All objects emit a certain amount of thermal energy. So devices can measure this energy and calculate the temperature. Easy, and more common than you think. Look around you and see if you can find an infrared thermometer today!
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