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PRESS RELEASE : 4180 Series Precision Infrared Calibrator Heats Up For Fast and Easy High-Quality Thermometer Calibration

AMERICAN FORK, Utah – Hart Scientific, a division of Fluke Corporation and a world leader in temperature calibration products and services, today announced the 4180 Series Precision Infrared Calibrators. The two new models, 4180 and 4181, utilize the same size targets used and recommended by thermometer manufacturers and special design technology that assists in productively performing high-quality infrared thermometer calibrations without requiring a background in physics.

The 4180 calibrator has a temperature range of –15 °C to 120 °C, with radiometric (non-contact infrared) display accuracy as good as ± 0.40 °C; and the 4181 calibrator measures from 35 °C to 500 °C, with radiometric display accuracy also as good as ±0.35 °C.

The 4180 series calibrators have features that allow users to address quality issues commonly not covered by other calibrators in the same class, including emissivity and size of source effect. Additional features including target stability, target uniformity, six-inch target diameter, traceable radiometric calibration, and compensation for the emissivity settings of the radiation thermometer being tested overcome some of the other most common limitations. In addition, sample calibration procedures for Fluke thermometers are built into the instrument to get users up and running with a minimum of training.

More information about infrared calibration issues can be found in “Infrared Temperature Calibration 101,” a technical note available from Hart Scientific and in the Hart Scientific Guide to Infrared Thermometer Calibration.

To contact Hart Scientific, call 800-GET-HART (801-763-1600 internationally), visit their website at www.hartscientific.com, or email info@hartscientific.com.

Fluke’s Hart Scientific Division designs, manufactures, and markets temperature and humidity measurement and calibration equipment. The Hart Scientific product line includes primary standards, thermometer readouts and temperature sensors, temperature baths, industrial calibrators, humidity chambers, humidity readouts, and software. Primary and secondary laboratories, as well as a growing number of manufacturing companies who rely on precise temperature controls for manufacturing processes, use the equipment. These industries include pharmaceuticals, petrochemical, semiconductor, aerospace, and food products.

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