Fluke today announced that their Fluke-62 IR Thermometer is to cease production, and will officially be no longer available after the 1st of August 2012.

The device was recently replaced by Fluke's 62 Max and Fluke 62 Max+ thermometers; new and improved models that build upon the useful functions of the 62.

The new 'Max' range of Fluke's IR thermometers include dust, water and heat protection, as well as the ability to withstand drops of up to 3 meters. They also include dual rotating laser technology, large screens and offer high accuracy when carrying out thermal readings.

Fluke's tagline for the product says its the first digital thermometer you can 'handle without care', meaning they're extremely confident in the durability and usefulness of the device.

The good people at Fluke have also prepared a new video highlighting their Fluke 62 Max+, which you can view right here.

If you do still wish to buy a Fluke 62 Mini IR, you can get your hands on one before this August.

Written by Barry Atkins at www.tester.co.uk