Multi-purpose infrared and penetration thermometer

We all consume food daily, and take it for granted that the producers offers us, as consumers, fresh and digestible goods.
However, a considerable effort is involved in providing unrestricted enjoyment. Foodstuffs go through a complex process before we finally consume them. This requires legal standards, conscientious experts and the corresponding tools for testing quality.

Testo South Africa measuring instruments make a significant contribution towards taking foodstuffs safely through all processes. It is our objective to provide suitable measurement technology for the different requirements and applications of the professions working in the food sector.

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testo 104 - Waterproof food thermometer

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Waterproof folding food thermometer for the food sector – the testo 104!

  • Practical folding mechanism with rugged metal joint; easy and ready to use
  • Automatic final value recognition (auto-hold); min/max memory for all hold/auto-hold reading

 

 

testo 106 - Food thermometer

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Handy testo 106 food thermometer you will be well equipped to measure the core temperature of your food products.

  • For fast, accurate measurement of core temperatures (e.g. in food controls)
  • Visual and acoustic alarm when the limit value is exceeded (limit value can be set individually)
  • Fine measuring tip with a 2.2 mm diameter: puncture holes are barely discernible
     

testo 831 - Infrared thermometer

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Infrared thermometer allows you to carry out quick and precise temperature measurements of whole pallets of food and smaller products from a distance.

  • Non-contact, non-invasive temperature measurements due to IR technology
  • Precise temperature measurements also of smaller products and from a distance
  • Includes 2-point laser measuring spot marking, 30:1 optics, belt clip, batteries

testo 104-IR – Multi-scanning with penetration control. Our best termometer.


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Multi-purpose infrared and penetration thermometer

The testo 104-IR is a waterproof (IP65) penetration thermometer combined with an infrared sensor for noncontact temperature measurement. It can be used for all sorts of applications in the food sector. The testo 104IR scans the surface temperature of individual foods or entire goods pallets without contact, particularly in the Incoming Goods department. If a limit value is exceeded or undershot, the hinged penetration probe is also able to measure the core temperature.
 

  • One product, two purposes: Infrared and penetration thermometer
  • Fits in any jacket pocket thanks to its folding mechanism
  • Precise 2-point laser with 10:1 optics displays the exact measuring range and guarantees error-free measurements
  • High-quality, robust folding joint for rough work projects
  • Waterproof (IP65) and HACCP-compliant

Why is it important to measure temperature?

We all consume food daily, and take it for granted that the producers offers us, as consumers, fresh and digestible goods. However, a considerable effort is involved in providing unrestricted enjoyment. Foodstuffs go through a complex process before we finally consume them. This requires legal standards, conscientious experts and the corresponding tools for testing quality. Testo AG measuring instruments make a significant contribution towards taking foodstuffs safely through all processes. It is our objective to provide suitable measurement technology for the different requirements and applications of the professions working
in the food sector.

Maintenance of the cold chain for sensitive foods

In the case of foods which cannot be stored at room temperature without potential problems, the cold chain may not be interrupted. 

  • Any deviations (e.g. during loading and unloading) are only permitted within certain limits (maximum 3 °C) and for a short period of time.
  • In means of transport (e.g. containers, trailers, cargo holds of trucks) larger than 2 m², or cold storage areas larger than 10 m³, the temperature must be recorded.
  • The thermometers used must be calibrated at regular intervals.

Portable measuring instruments

Portable temperature measuring instruments, often referred to simply as handhelds, are available in different designs and with different probes.
1.  Instruments with a fixed probe are suitable when always carrying out the same measurement task, e.g. a core temperature measurement of refrigerated foods. 
 

Examples:

  • Core temperature of fresh meat
  • Fish in a refrigerated counter

Non-contact temperature measurement

Infrared temperature measuring instruments measure the temperature without contact. However, due to the nature of the system, only the surface temperature is measured, and not the core temperature. The measurement result is extremely dependent on the surface of the goods/packaging to be measured. Larger measurement errors can occur in measurements on ice crystals and on
polished and reflecting surfaces.

How does infrared measurement technology work?

Every object warmer than the absolute zero point temperature (-273 °C) radiates heat energy. This heat energy is in the infrared range which is not visible to the human eye. Using special optical sensors, this heat energy can be measured and the temperature
can be displayed.

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Testo measuring instruments for food have obtained the HACCP International certification and are therefore judged to be “food safe”.