Measuring Coating Thickness For Industrial Paint And Powder Coatings
There are certain applications for coating thickness gauges which are suitable for specific designs of the gauges so that their use is made more simple and easier for the inspector or operator. These applications
include a coating thickness gauge for industrial coatings including powder coatings.
The Elcometer 415 Industrial Paint and Powder Thickness Gauge provides simple, fast, and accurate coating thickness measurements on smooth and thin industrial paint and powder coatings. Fitted with a built-in (integral) probe, the gauge is available for measuring coatings on steel only using the ferrous (F) style integral probe or for coating on both ferrous and non-ferrous metal substrates, using the dual
ferrous/non-ferrous metal (FNF) style integral probe. Ferrous (F) probes are suitable for the measurement of non-magnetic coatings, such as paints, varnishes, plastics, rubbers, etc. on ferro-magnetic substrates e.g. steel, magnetic stainless steel, cast iron, etc. Non-ferrous (NF) probes are suitable for non-conducting coatings on non-ferrous metals, such as aluminum, aluminum alloys, non-magnetic stainless steels, copper, zinc, etc. This dual FNF probe system is useful for testing painted components that are made either of steel or non-ferrous metals such as aluminum or non-magnetic stainless steel. The gauge will automatically sense which substrate is under the coating being measured and display the coating thickness accordingly.
The gauge automatically switches between ferrous and non-ferrous metals using the dual FNF probe.
Designed to measure fully cured wet paint and powder coatings up to 40 mils (1000μm) thick, with an accuracy of ±1-3% or ±2.5μm (±0.1mil), this coating thickness gauge is ideal for the industrial paint & powder market. With a reading rate of 60+ readings per minute, this gauge allows the inspector to inspect more industrial materials in less time.
The Elcometer 415 gauge is compatible with ElcoMaster® Data Management Software and the Elco-Master® Mobile App, individual paint and powder thickness readings can be transferred via USB or Bluetooth® to a PC or a mobile device for analysis and instant report generation.In addition to the coating thickness, the Elcometer 415 displays key statistical values appropriate for the overall assessment of industrial finishing which are:
Number of readings, n
Average (mean), x
Lowest reading, Lo
The Elcometer 415 offer 1-point or 2-point calibration adjustment methods for optimization of the performance of the gauge on the substrate material to be tested. The 1-point adjustment method is also known as the Zero Calibration method and is a simple adjustment method for smooth substrates. Simply place the probe on the uncoated metal and the gauge will adjust the calibration accordingly. The 2-point adjustment method is also known as the Smooth Calibration method and provides a more accurate method for adjusting the gauge using the uncoated substrate and a thickness standard (foil) of known value. Both of these calibration methods can be selected by the user and there are on-screen prompts to guide the user through the adjustment process.
The Elcometer 415 Industrial Paint and Powder Thickness Gauge offers a rugged, simple, fast and accurate coating thickness gauge for coatings applied to thin and smooth substrates as used for manufacturing white goods, metal furniture and other industrial metal surfaces.
To learn more about the Elcometer 415 gauge and the ElcoMaster® software and mobile app visit the website at: www.elcometerusa.com