IR-563/301 Blackbody System

IR-563 is a ideal source for the Near (1-3 um), Mid (3-8) and Far (8-30+ um) infrared bands. The IR-563 has been the industry standard 1000º C blackbody for more than 30 years, and continues to provide excellent service to infrared applications throughout the industry. The IR-564 extends the temperature range of the IR-563 to 1200º C by changing cavity materials to Silicon Carbide and high purity Alumina ceramics, otherwise the two units are virtually identical.

The 20º tapered - recessed - cone, surface emissivity, and cavity apsect ratio combine to provide blackbody radiation by multiple reflection, absorption and re-emission of it's thermal energy. The thermal energy of the cavity is provided by a ceramic-sealed heater coil that uniformly heats the cavity cylinder to temperatures from 50º C to 1050º C. The IR-563 system has a full, two-year warranty due to the reliability of actual field units used over the last 30 years.

Temperature Range:
50 – 1050 C
Emittance Watts/Cm^2 (Watts):
17.36 (88)
Wavelength Range:
0.5 - 99um
Emitter Size: in (mm)
1" (25.4)
Source Type:
Temperature Resolution:
0.1 C
Calibration Accuracy:
+/- 0.2 C to NIST Standard
Stability: Short (Long) Term:
+/- 0.1 C  (+/- 0.2C)
Response Time:
100-1000  <45 Minutes
Temperature Sensors:
Embedded 0.01% Matched Type S
Control Type:
Active Multi-Band P.I.D.
Line Voltage:
90 to 125 or 208-240 VAC 50-60 Hz
Power Requirements:
550 Watts Max
Cable Length:
8 Feet  (2.4 m)
Dimensions: in (mm)     Source:
11.75” H x 11.4” D x 8” W (298x289x203)
5.1"H x 13.4"D x 12"W (130x340x304)
2 Year
Standard Apertures:
0.0125, 0.025, 0.050, 0.10, 0.20, 0.40, 0.60 and 1.0 In
Remote Interface:
RS-232 or IEEE-488/GPIB
Source: 17lbs
Controller: 9 lbs (Rackmounted 10 lbs)
Shipping Weight :
2 Boxes; 35 lbs



Options and Additional Accessories:
RS232 or IEEE/GPIB Communications
IR-860 Energy Modulator
1” Remote Control Motorized Indexed Aperture Wheel
Rackmount Option for Controller


Additional Product Information
Dimension Drawings [PDF]