CDN has introduced a new Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer (THD2FE) that can be used to scan the temperatures of employees, quickly and safely. An urgent response to the COVID-19 crisis, this medical-grade model uses infrared technology to measure forehead or surface temperature, with a one-second response time.
As a global leader in kitchen measurement tools, CDN has been a major supplier of infrared thermometers for many years. This gives CDN the experience, technical expertise and manufacturing capabilities to repurpose and expand its infrared thermometer production to assist in the crucial mission of creating safe workplace environments during the pandemic.
“The underlying technology of our new Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer is the same we’ve been using for years, but this FDA-cleared model is designed to measure human body temperature. It’s simple to use, and because there’s no contact, there’s no need for sterilization after each use,” said Shawn DiGruccio, executive vice president for CDN. “The ability to protect health in the workplace is one of the most significant challenges today.”
The Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer features ± 0.4° F. accuracy, plus memory recall for up to 25 readings. It uses an algorithm to convert forehead temperature into the oral equivalent. It is easy to use, with one-button operation and a blue backlight that extends visibility to low light conditions. It features an audible temperature alert, or can be programmed to remain silent.
In forehead mode, it has a temperature range of 93.2° to 108° F. (34.0° to 42.2° C.). It can also measure in surface mode – from -7.6° to +176.0° F (-22.0° to +80.0° C.) – giving it multifunctional versatility. It provides non-contact temperature readings within 1.5 inches (4 cm). In surface mode, the distance to spot ratio is 1:1.
The Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer is FDA cleared, with multiple certifications: CE 1639, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, WEEE, RoHS, ASTM E1965-98, EN IHAO 80602-2-56. Two 1.5V AAA IEC LR03 alkaline batteries are included, with battery life for 3,000 continuous readings. Battery status is visible on the backlit panel. Auto-off after 1 minute of non-use.
The CDN Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer (THD2FE) is made of ABS plastic, with a 1.85 by 0.71-inch (4.7 by 1.8 cm) display. It will be available for shipment in May 2020. CDN is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC), the largest certifier of woman-owned businesses in the US.