I.R.K. Infrared + Type K Input Thermometer

Model #IRK

High Quality 12:1 optics
Read up to 1999°F with an optional thermocouple
Industrial applications, food processing, food service
Adjustable emissivity for multiple surface materials
Endless variety of Type K probes are available

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The IRK Infrared Thermometer is intended for a broad variety of applications. This infrared thermometer gives you two instruments for the price of one. We make a huge selection of quality type K thermocouples to make the IRK infrared thermometer a perfect fit for nearly any purpose. Select a type K probe from our probe page.

Most infrared thermometers sold for less than $100 have the emissivity value fixed at the factory for 0.95. That makes them useful for many organic materials but renders them inaccurate when used with any other material. The emissivity setting of the IRK Infrared Thermometer adjusts in 0.01 increments from 0.1 to 1.0.

Here's the neat part: if you don't know the emissivity of your material, simply use a contact thermocouple to measure the surface temp, then adjust the IRK Infrared Thermometer's emissivity value till your infrared reading matches the thermocouple reading. Slick, huh?

With the IRK Infrared Thermometer you also get Min/Max, Hold, Diff, Avg, Hi Alarm, Lo Alarm, a bright laser, display backlight and a °C/°F button. Even with all this, the IRK Infrared Thermometer is still so easy to use. Just press the mode key once-each to step through these features. With this infrared thermometer you probably won't even read the manual.

Range IR:-76 to 932°F (-60 to 500°C)
TC:-76 to 1999°F (-60 to 1400°C)
Accuracy* IR: ±1.8°F (±1°C) from 59 to 95°F(15-35°C), Full Range: ±2%, 3.6°F (2°C)
TC: ±0.8%, 1.8°F (1°C)
Resolution 0.1° from -9.9 to 199.9, 1° beyond
Repeatability 0.3°F (0.15°C) at 77°F (25°C), 1.4°F (0.75°C) at 176°F (80°C)
Temperature Scale Switchable °F to °C
Response 1 second
Distance/Target 12:1 (1" target diameter at 12" distance)
Emissivity 0.1 to 1, adjust in 0.01 increments
Environmental Range** 32 to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
Battery 2x AAA, included
Certificate Includes Certificate of Conformance

*IR accuracy can be affected by the emissivity setting, target spot size, and rapid changes in ambient temperature. Accuracy specification based on ambient temperature of 77°F ±2°F (25°C ±1°C).

**This range describes the ambient or environmental temperature range in which the entire instrument can be used.

 


Package contentsPackage includes: IRK, 2 x AAA batteries, and user manual with Certificate of Conformance.

 

IR Holster

IR Holster

Model: 4HG

  • Durable nylon holster
  • Includes belt loop
  • Velcro flap closes over unit
Protect your IR from bumps in your tool kit. Attaches conveniently to your belt. Fits IRFS, IRK, and IRT infrared thermometers from ThermoWorks. Made from durable nylon; lightweight, rugged, and washable.


Optional Type K Thermocouple Probes

  • Hundreds of probes to choose from
  • Penetration, surface, high temp, wire, and more
  • Select coiled or flat cables with optional extended cable lengths
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IR Case

IR Carrying Case

Model: THS-834-740

  • Custom foam cutout fits IR
  • Hard plastic protective case
  • Convenient built-in handle with two latches
Made specifically for the IR-GUN-S, IRFS, IRK, and IRT to protect from drops and bumps. IR fits perfectly into custom foam cutout along with room to fit a spare 9V battery, mini-tub of probe wipes, and thermocouple probe (for use with IRK or IRT thermometer).


Cal Cert

NIST-Traceable IR Calibration

Model: CAL-IR3

  • 3-Points: 32°F, 212°F, 482°F (0°C, 100°C, 250°C)
  • Lab calibration using certified Blackbody sources
3-point infrared calibration performed in ThermoWork's NIST-Traceable calibration lab. Includes calibration report and actual test data.
(Please allow 1-2 weeks for cal lab processing)


Cal Cert

NIST-Traceable IR Food Service Calibration

Model: CAL-IRFOOD

  • 3-Points: 32°F, 140°F, 212°F (0°C, 60°C, 100°C)
  • Lab calibration using certified Blackbody sources
3-point infrared food service calibration performed in ThermoWork's NIST-Traceable calibration lab. Includes calibration report and actual test data.
(Please allow 1-2 weeks for cal lab processing)


Cal Cert

NIST-Traceable IR Calibration

Model: CAL-IR5L

  • 5-Points: 32°F, 122°F, 212°F, 392°F, 572°F (0°C, 50°C, 100°C, 200°C, 300°C)
  • Lab calibration using certified Blackbody sources
5-point low range infrared calibration performed in ThermoWork's NIST-Traceable calibration lab. Includes calibration report and actual test data.
(Please allow 1-2 weeks for cal lab processing)


Cal Cert

NIST-Traceable IR Calibration

Model: CAL-IR5M

  • 5-Points: 32°F, 212°F, 392°F, 572°F, 932°F (0°C, 100°C, 200°C, 300°C, 500°C)
  • Lab calibration using certified Blackbody sources
5-point medium range infrared calibration performed in ThermoWork's NIST-Traceable calibration lab. Includes calibration report and actual test data.
(Please allow 1-2 weeks for cal lab processing)


Batteries

Duracell Procell AAA Batteries

Model: PC2400

  • AAA battery - 4-pack
  • 7-year freshness guarantee
  • Reliable operation in temperature extremes
  • Contains no added mercury
Package of 4 Duracell AAA Procell batteries. Manufactured to rigid specifications to meet some of the highest standards of durability and longevity that professional users demand and expect. Delivers outstanding performance with a 7-year freshness guarantee backed up with date coding. Rated for reliable operation in temperature extremes from -4 to 129°F (-20 to 54°C).

Probes

Mini Handle Fast Response Penetration Probe

Model: 113-158/313-158

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This handheld probe with a 1/8" shaft and reduced 1/16" (1.5mm) needle tip gives you the exact same high speed probe stem as the Thermapen uses. It's the perfect combination of speed and durability. You get 3 second food or liquid readings. The reduced tip makes a small hole and is perfect for meats and general purpose kitchen use.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable (PVC): 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant
: 0.6 seconds typical in liquid. 3-4 seconds full reading.
Accuracy
: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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Mini Handle Penetration Probe

Model: 113-162/313-162

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This general purpose probe is popular in the food industries and is a little more rugged than the Fast Response Probe. The 1/8" diameter shaft is swaged to a smaller diameter and given a very sharp tip for easy penetration in most semi-solids.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable (PVC): 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant
: 0.6 seconds typical in liquid. 3-4 seconds full reading.
Accuracy
: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
Select probe and add to cart


Mini Handle Needle Probe

Model: 113-101/313-101

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Great for fast measurements in foods, plastics, rubbers, etc… The 4" shaft is 1/16" all the way to the needle tip providing a small mass and fast response. Great for fish or other delicate foods.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable (PVC): 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant
: Less than 0.4 second typical in liquid. Less than 2 seconds full reading.
Accuracy
: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
Select probe and add to cart


Fast Response Penetration Probe

Model: 103-159/303-159

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This handheld probe with a 1/8" shaft and reduced 1/16" (1.5mm) needle tip gives you the exact same high speed probe stem as the Thermapen uses. It's the perfect combination of speed and durability. You get 3 second food or liquid readings. The reduced tip makes a small hole and is perfect for meats and general purpose kitchen use.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable (PVC): 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant
: 0.6 seconds typical in liquid. 3-4 seconds full reading.
Accuracy
: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
Select probe and add to cart


5" Penetration Probe

Model: 103-160/303-160

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This general purpose probe is popular in the food industries and is a little more rugged than the Fast Response Probe. The 1/8" diameter shaft is swaged to a smaller diameter and given a very sharp tip for easy penetration in most semi-solids. Probes are available in a 5" stem or a longer 12" stem, which is great for reaching over hot grills, into large ovens, rotisseries or deep pots; also suitable for liquids and air temperatures. It's very durable probe resists bending and breaking (for frozen foods consider heavier duty probes) and is recommended for hard daily use. Fairly quick response time takes only about 7 seconds to a complete reading.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable: 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant: Less than 2 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 10 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
Select probe and add to cart


5" Needle Probe

Model: 103-100/303-100

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Great for fast measurements in foods, plastics, rubbers, etc… The 5" shaft is 1/16" all the way to the needle tip providing a small mass and fast response. Great for fish or other delicate foods.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable: 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant: Less than 0.4 second typical in liquid. Less than 2 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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Precision Surface Probe

Model: 103-030/303-030

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This is the fastest and most accurate handheld surface probe we've seen. Readings generally take less than 5 seconds! The sensor is made from flat-spring ribbons of thermocouple material. Very popular in equipment servicing applications and in the plastics and packaging industries.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable: 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant: Less than 0.5 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 2.5 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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Ribbon Surface Probe

Model: 103-044/303-044

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Features a 0.32" diameter cylindrical head with a stainless steel ribbon. The thermocouple sensor is welded to the back of the ribbon.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable: 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant: Less than 0.5 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 2.5 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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5" High Temp Handheld Probe

Model: 103-212/303-212

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A popular general purpose probe that will withstand a very wide temperature range. The shaft is mineral-insulated stainless steel that can be bent without adversely affecting performance. Use this probe for liquids and hot air or gases.
Sensor Range: -58 to 2012°F (-50 to 1100°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable: 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant: Less than 2 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 10 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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Air or Gas Probe

Model: 103-300/303-300

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The stainless steel shaft is open ended with a ventilation hole provided in the sides to expose the bare thermocouple sensor to the outside for faster measurements of air or gases. Ideal for environmental readings, cold storage or HVAC work.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable: 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant: Less than 0.5 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 2.5 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
Select probe and add to cart


Optional Type K Thermocouple Probes

  • Hundreds of probes to choose from
  • Penetration, surface, high temp, wire, and more
  • Select coiled or flat cables with optional extended cable lengths
Probe


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