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Accurate and Fast Non-contact Infrared Thermometer: IT Series

Accurate and Fast Non-contact Infrared Thermometer: IT Series


IT Series for Efficient Temperature
Measurement with High Accuracy
and Fast Response

Temperature measurement is essential for various situations in industries such as food processing, chemical engineering, cooling apparatus, etc.
HORIBA’s industry leading thermometer ‘IT Series’ allow accurate, fast and efficient temperature measurement from a distance, so it is hygienic. Rotating/moving objects can also be measured. 
                                         Fig. 1 Image of IT-545 ©HORIBA, Ltd. All rights reserved.

Fig. 2 Images of IT-480 ©HORIBA, Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Major Features and Advantages

  1. Fast response
  2. High repeatability
  3. Temperature of rotating and moving objects can be measured
  4. Hygienic and safe due to non-contact
  5. High quality due to HORIBA’s unique technologies (in-house produced infrared filter/thermopile sensor and originally developed blackbody furnace)

Technology Data

Possible applications

IT-545 series:
・Internal temperature management for household appliances
・Check heating value of electronic devices (copiers, air conditioners, etc.)
・Surface temperature check for pipes
・Abnormal temperature check of electrical equipment
・Temperature check for human body surface (NOT a medical thermometer)

IT-480 series (including IT-480camera):
・Temperature management for automobiles (during coating process, tire testing, etc.)
・Insulation effectiveness check for insulating material
・Temperature control for food (manufacturing process for candy, liquor, bread, etc.)
・Temperature control in the rubber kneading process
・Temperature measurement of ready-made concrete
・Temperature check during asphalt pavement
・Temperature check during refrigerated transport
・Effectiveness check for heat island preventing material and rooftop greening
・Confirm condition of highways (frozen or not)
・Temperature check for human body surface (NOT a medical thermometer)

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Competitive advantage

HORIBA’s Unique Technologies:

  1. Infrared Filter
  2. Thermopile Sensor
  3. Blackbody Furnace

Fig. 3 Images of core technologies
(left: Infrared Filter, middle: Thermopile Sensor, right: Blackbody Furnace)

The in-house produced ①infrared filters and ②thermopile sensors and the highly stable ③blackbody furnaces we developed, give high measurement accuracy.

IT-545 series:
Utilizing our unique infrared detection technology, this handheld type is an industry leading thermometer with high accuracy (±1°C), high repeatability (±0.3°C) and fast response (within 0.8 seconds).

Useful functions for measurement:
・Hold function for measured value
   – Hold measured value for 15 seconds
・Alarm for upper/lower temperature limits
   – A mark will blink if the value exceeds the upper/lower value set in advance
・Auto power off and battery alarm
   – Power will automatically turn off after 15 seconds of inactivity to prevent battery drain
   – The battery indicator will blink to inform the time for replacement

IT-480 series:
High accuracy
   – *Industry leading high accuracy thermometer
     (*in-house study as of 2020)
Traceability certification
   – Adjustment/calibration according to national standards
Dedicated application software
   – Can be downloaded for free from HORIBA’s website
・Measurement temperature of object without contact
   – Avoid scratches and contamination
・Temperature measurement possible regardless of the state (even when rotating or moving)
Real-time temperature measurement
Wide measurement area
  -50 to 1000℃ (IT-480F/P)
  -50 to 500℃ (IT-480N/W/L/S)
Compact and lightweight
   – Suitable for embedding in devices and installing in production lines
Easy to use anywhere
   – Works with only connection to Windows® PC and USB cable
   – Works with USB bus power or DC power supply 0-24V(Other external power supply not required)
   – Camera tripod attachable

・Use application software for Windows PC (Free)
   – Total of 8 units can be simultaneously connected
   – Record measured data (IT-480 has no function for recording data)
   – Possible various settings (emissivity, measurement conditions, etc.)
・App only for Android™ devices “IT-480camera” (Free)
   – Record and save images/videos of recorded temperature

 Fig. 4 Image of IT-480camera ©HORIBA, Ltd. All rights reserved.

*IT-480camera is ONLY available for Android devices
*Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google LLC
*This only works in limited areas so if it does not work, please contact the person below

   – Continuous temperature measurement with an interval of 0.1 seconds at the shortest
   – Alarm settings (set upper/lower temperature to find abnormal temperature)


IT-545 series:  
・170 (L) * 40 (W) * 36 (H) mm
・Approximately 140g (including batteries)
・AAA battery * 4
・Measurement temperature range: -50℃ to 1000℃
・Measurement accuracy: ±1.0℃ (0 to 200℃)
・Repeatability: ±0.3℃ (0 to 200℃)
・Response time: within 0.8 seconds (95%)

IT-480 series:
・32 (W) * 58 (L) * 40 (H) mm
・Approximately 95g (excluding cables, attachments, etc.)
・32 (W) * 90.3 (L) * 40 (H) mm
・Approximately 115g (excluding cables, attachments, etc.)
・Measurement temperature range: -50℃ to 1000℃
・Measurement accuracy: ±1.0℃ (0 to 200℃)
・Repeatability: ±0.5℃ (0 to 500℃)
・Response time: within 0.14 seconds (95%)

Temp. 18 to 28℃, Humidity 55%RH, Emissivity (Ɛ) =1.00

Technical maturity / Past record of introduction

IT-545 series:
Countries of sales: USA, UK, India, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan, etc.
(From March 2011 to July 2020)

IT-480 series:
Countries of sales: Indonesia, Singapore, China, Japan, etc.
(From December 2017 to July 2020)

Information on patent related to this technology


Company Data

Name HORIBA, Ltd.
Address 2 Miyanohigashi, Kisshoin, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8510 Japan
Capital 12 billion yen (as of December 31, 2019)
Contact person

Mr. Takeshi Kobayashi, Mr. Wataru Haga,
Tel: +81-3-6206-4726
Corporate website:

Number of employees 8,288 (as of December 31, 2019)
Date of company foundation October 17, 1945
The type of business

Manufactures and sells automotive emission measurement systems, environmental measuring instruments, wide range of scientific analyzers, medical diagnostic analyzers, and measuring equipment used in the semi-conductor industry


International operation

Number of employees
for international operation 
Approximately 5,200
Overseas offices City, Country

Name of Company (if applicable)

East Asia, Central Asia

HORIBA (China) Trading Co., Ltd. (China)
And 9 others

Southeast Asia

HORIBA Instruments (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
And 4 others

North / South America

HORIBA Instruments Incorporated (USA)
And 6 others


HORIBA Europe GmbH (Germany)
And 22 others

Total: 45 (Overseas)


Modality of business transaction

Aim to increase sales by cooperating with local HORIBA group companies and distributors.

Export of product
In regions where our group companies and distributors do not exist, products will be exported directly. After sales support will be carried out by local HORIBA group companies or distributors in the vicinity.


Schematic illustration of the technology

Product website of IT series: 

Contact Person(s)

Mr. Takeshi Kobayashi, Mr. Wataru HagaE-mail:,

*Please mention that you saw UNIDO's website when making the first contact with the company.

Registered Category

  • Energy Technologies : Energy saving and energy storage
  • Agribusiness Technologies : Food value chain