Combi – infrared food thermometer for non – contact measurement of temperature / for food, raw foodstuffs, chilled goods ... or to determine the core temperature (with the fold-out penetration probe) / the thermometer complies with the HACCP standard
The temperature plays an important role in the storage and transportation of perishable foodstuffs. The digital Food Thermometer from PCE Instruments is an infrared thermometer with a fold-out penetration probe designed specifically to quickly and effectively control the surface and core temperature of food. With the help of the infrared food thermometer, the user can carry out an uncomplicated quality control of the food products and check whether the handling complies with the HACCP standard. The HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) quality concept has been created to prevent hygienic risks during the production and handling of food and it ensures the quality, safety and shelf life of the foodstuffs.
The user-friendly food thermometer combines contact and non-contact temperature measurement in one device. In order to avoid the risk of contamination with germs and, thus, to protect the examined food, the manufacturer has equipped the food thermometer with an infrared sensor. This allows carrying out a non-contact measurement of the surface temperature with the help of the food thermometer. By means of a fold-out penetration probe, the food thermometer additionally registers the temperature in the core area. The infrared food thermometer is ready for use quickly and reliably determines the temperature of the food products even a few seconds after its commissioning.
The large measuring range for determining the core temperature by using a penetration probe is between -55 and +330 degrees Celsius. During the non-contact infrared measurement, the food thermometer captures temperatures between -33 and +220 degrees Celsius, with a reaction time of less than 500 ms. On the display of the food thermometer, the results are clearly visible. The coloured LEDs below the display indicate whether the detected temperature meets the HACCP requirements. Warming-up, warmth maintenance and cooling-down processes can be monitored due to the permanent-measurement function of the infrared food thermometer. In addition, the food thermometer allows for the display of the maximum and minimum measurement values at the touch of a button and switches from Celsius to Fahrenheit on demand. Even under difficult measuring conditions, the food thermometer ensures maximum reliability and precise measurement results.
Food business operators are obliged to comply with the maintenance of the cold chain and to log the temperature of the food products under the circumstances. The food thermometer from PCE Instruments is universally applicable and can be an ideal companion for food processors, service specialists and food inspectors. In a simple and effective way, it allows the user to determine whether the food temperature is within the HACCP ranges or not. According to the HACCP guideline, compliance with a temperature range below 4 degrees Celsius and above 60 degrees Celsius is considered as an important reference point in avoiding the formation and multiplication of harmful for health microorganisms. Temperatures between 4 ° C and 60 ° C can be favourable for germ growth. The food thermometer is ideal for reliable instant analysis, has versatile applications and is easy to use. The waterproof, easy to wash housing allows easy hygienic cleaning. Thanks to its user-friendly handling, the food thermometer is ideal for determining the temperature of the foodstuffs within seconds. Its handy and robust design provides a possibility to use the food thermometer anytime and anywhere. Its simple operation and waterproof housing make the food thermometer an indispensable instrument during the food inspection.
PCE Instruments also offers supplementary the ISO Calibration Certificate CAL-IR100 for temperature measuring instruments. An additional laboratory calibration and ISO certification can, however, be regularly carried out by PCE Instruments at any time or upon request. Calibration certificates are issued specifically for customers, the annual recalibration can also be performed via PCE Instruments.
- non-contact and contact temperature measurement combined in a single instrument
- large measuring range
- suitable for use in the food industry in compliance with HACCP
- emissivity adjustable (pre-set for food)
- short response time
- measured value hold-function (min./max.)
- continuous measurement function
- ISO calibration (traceable to Dakks) possible (the thermometers are delivered calibrated /
additional laboratory calibration and ISO certification can be carried out on request)
- waterproof, as a result – easy hygienic cleaning (washable housing)
The infrared food thermometer combines non-contact surface measurement (scan) and core temperature measurement in one measuring device. This provides the first, quick overview of the temperature situation as well as the reduction of the infrared measurement due to the values received from the integrated penetration probe (sample). Particularly noteworthy is the built-in continuous-measurement function. Temperature-time sequences can thus be monitored, e.g. warming-up, hot-maintaning and cooling processes.
The HACCP rules are established and ensure constant product quality under consideration and avoidance of hygienic risks. The manufactures practically cannot afford to bring the products, that have not been produced / monitored according to these rules, to the market. It is important to control the temperature and to observe temperature-time relationships, which ensure that the products are never exposed to hygienic risks at any time. This is particularly interesting if to consider the ever longer transportation distances for raw materials and finished products. A keyword here is a cold chain. But also, the reduction of the use of preservatives for the shelf life extension requires alternative methods. Often these are temperature treatments such as cooling or heating. During the infrared temperature measurement with the PCE-IR100 infrared food thermometer, the built-in measuring spot illumination shows exactly the area on the surface of the measurement object detected by the thermometer. So erroneous measurements are reliably excluded.
|Non-contact measurement with infrared sensor|