Fischer Technology Inc  

750 Marshall Phelps Rd
Windsor,  CT  06095-2199

United States
  • Booth: B10026

Easily measure coating thickness and material analysis with FISCHER’s new handheld X-Ray fluorescence instrument. The FISCHERSCOPE® X-RAY XAN 500 is a universally applicable energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence measuring instrument for non-destructive coating thickness measurement and material analysis. The instrument is perfectly suitable for measurements in quality assurance, incoming inspection and process control. Thanks to its small size, you can measure even on difficult geometries. 
Typical fields of application include measurements on large coated parts, like machine components and housings; mobile measurements in electroplating shops and of precious metals; determination of the metal content of electroplating baths (solution analysis). The modern silicon drift detector achieves high accuracy and good detection sensitivity. Accuracy and long-term stability are characteristics of all FISCHERSCOPE® X-rays.


    The XAN®500 X-ray fluorescence instrument can be used as a handheld device, as a fully enclosed desktop unit or integrated directly into production lines. Coating thickness measurements with WinFTM® software is based on the fundamental parameter analysis....

  • Handheld, desktop, inline: the XAN®500 X-ray fluorescence instrument is Fischer’s most versatile yet. It can be used as a handheld device, as a fully enclosed desktop unit or integrated directly into production lines. Equipped with a tablet computer, the XAN500 also utilizes the time-proven WinFTM® software. Coating thickness measurements with WinFTM is based on the fundamental parameter analysis. This makes it possible to measure without prior calibration – that is, standard-free.


    • Handheld X-ray fluorescence instrument for mobile use
    • Optimized for coating thickness measurement and alloy analysis
    • 3-point support for correct placement – every time
    • Tablet computer with WinFTM software (Tablet available separately)
    • Bluetooth interface
    • Measurement box optionally available


    • Precise coating thickness measurement in running production (e.g. Zn, ZnNi, Ag, Au)
    • Measure bulky parts like pipes, housings or machine components with good repeatability
    • Placed into its measurement box, the XAN500 becomes a fully functioning desktop unit, allowing precise and repeatable measurements on small parts like nuts and bolts
    • Integrated into the control system of a production line, the XAN500 enables 100% monitoring
    A handheld dry film thickness gauge for coating thickness measurement on steel and non-ferrous metals. Measuring ranges: 0–2500 µm on FE and 0–2000 µm on NF (DFT)...

  • Developed by anti-corrosion experts, the three devices impress with robustness, usability and performance. All required measurement tasks in heavy corrosion protection are solved quickly and reliably. The DFT is the handheld device for the simple layer thickness measurement on steel and non-ferrous metals. The DPM with integrated measuring probe is used to measure and record all climate parameters relevant for coating processes. The SPG checks the surface profile in the blink of an eye. All devices are available in a corrosion kit. Optionally: the Bresle Salt Kit for quick, easy testing of the salt contamination of surfaces.


    • Drop resistant, dustproof and hose water protected housings according to IP65
    • One-hand operation via 4 seized pressure points for optimal work even with gloves
    • Visual, haptic and audible feedback for full control over the measurement
    • Intuitive user interface allows easy handling even by untrained personnel
    • Scratch-resistant, high-contrast display adapts to device positioning
    • Three-point support for precise measuring in every situation (DFT)
    • Preconfigured batches for SSPC-PA 2, IMO PSPC, ISO 19840, Australian AS 3894.3 B, Swedish IS 18 41 60 etc. (DFT)
    • Probe pol (DFT) and temperature sensors (DPM) very resistent
    • Big memory space for 250,000 readings in 2500 batches (DFT, DPM and SPG)


    • Shipbuilding, infrastructure, offshore wind farms, chemical plants etc.
    • Ideal for use under very harsh conditions from -10 to 60 °C
    • Dual probe for reliable measurements on all relevant substrates: ISO/FE, NF/FE, ISO/NF (DFT)
    • Measuring ranges: 0–2500 µm on FE and 0–2000 µm on NF (DFT); 0–500 µm (SPG)
    The handy, pen-like PHASCOPE® PAINT is ideal for fast and easy thickness measurement of paint layers on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Statistical evaluation of the readings is carried out on a smartphone using the intuitive Fischer app....

  • The handy, pen-like PHASCOPE® PAINT is ideal for fast and easy thickness measurement of paint layers on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Thanks to its broad measuring range up to 2500 µm, it is particularly well-suited for very thick coatings. Statistical evaluation of the readings is carried out on a smartphone using the intuitive Fischer app. Reports can then be sent quickly and easily as PDFs.


    • Automatically recognizes the substrate material
    • Broad measurement range (0 – 2500 μm)
    • Modes for single-point and continuous (free-running) testing with up to 70 measurements per minute
    • An LED on the probe indicates when tolerance limits are breached
    • Data analysis with the Fischer app for smartphone or tablet
    • Potentially damaged areas can be documented with photos in the reports
    • Bluetooth connection to mobile devices
    • Due to its robust housing, even under harsh environmental conditions the gauge remains extremely reliable


    • Quick and easy coating thickness measurements, equivalent to DIN EN ISO 2360, ASTM D7091, DIN EN ISO2178 and DIN EN ISO 21968
    • Measurement of paints and lacquers on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and analysis of anodized surfaces
    • Automotive industry and car-body paint shops
    • Corrosion protection
    • Facade engineering
    Fischer offers precise measurement instruments with which you can determine the proportion of ferrite quickly and non-destructively....

  • Wherever austenitic or duplex steels must withstand heat, aggressive substances and high pressure, the ferrite content plays a crucial role. Especially when it comes to onsite measurements in chemical plants, energy utilities and process engineering plants, the advantages of the Fischer handheld devices become very evident. A range of probes are available for the FERITSCOPE FMP30, with which you can reliably determine ferrite content, even in hard-to-reach areas.


    • Robust and handy device for fast and exact determination of ferrite content onsite
    • Display of the measured value in ferrite percentage (% Fe) or as ferrite number (FE)
    • Large and easily readable display with comprehensive functions
    • Measures automatically as soon as the probe is applied
    • Various probes available for reliable measurement even in hard-to-reach areas
    • Large choice of calibration materials available
    • Just one calibration required for the entire measurement area
    • Also available as a module with full functionality for the stationary measurement instrument MMS PC2


    • Ideal for the measurement of ferrite content in pipework, boilers, containers
    Scratches, cracks, chips - Measure Hard material coatings with a FISCHER scratch tester. The instrument offers several different measurement modes. This allows the test force that the indenter exerts on the surface to remain constant or increased. ...

  • Scratches, cracks, chips

    Measure Hard material coatings with a scratch test

    Buy cheap, buy twice: that’s especially true for tools. With a cheap drill bit, the tip can be completely worn out after drilling just a few holes. To prevent this, high-quality, professional-grade cutting tools are coated with hard materials. Confirming these coatings is a job for the scratch tester - FISCHERSCOPE® ST 200.

    Whether the functional coating on a drill bit lasts a long time or a gold-plated watch is still shiny years later, depends on the adhesive and cohesive properties of the coating. For example, if paint wears off, the problem may be with the coating material itself. Cracks and damage frequently occurs at the interface between the coating and the base materials. The scratch test is a widely used method of simulating in a laboratory, the stresses that a coating undergoes in everyday use. A diamond indenter with a rounded tip (Rockwell) is pulled across the sample at a constant speed. The resulting scratch on the surface provides information about how the coating will behave in real life.

    Testing various substances

    The FISCHERSCOPE® ST 200 is the first scratch tester from Fischer. The instrument offers several different measurement modes. This allows the test force that the indenter exerts on the surface to remain constant or increased. A scratch test applied with constant force is typically used to determine the scratch hardness or scratch resistance. More often, the progressive mode is employed. In this case, the force acting on the surface is increased either incrementally or linearly. Starting out with an initially very low load, the indenter is moved across the coating. As the force increases, it gradually penetrates into the layer. As the penetration depth increases, so does the material stress, until a certain force – the critical load LC – is reached, which is the force that causes material failure: Cracks form and the coating chips off. For the test to be meaningful, the load must be chosen correctly: If too low, the coating is hardly stressed at all; but at very high loads, the indenter can penetrate 

    through to the substrate and be damaged. With hard material layers such as titanium nitride or diamond like carbon (DLC), test loads higher than 30 – 50 N are often necessary to trigger large-scale chips. Softer materials like paints, on the other hand, require low test forces, since the coating usually fails much sooner. To cope with such diverse coatings, the ST 200 offers a wide range of possible test loads: from 0.1 to 200 N. That makes it ideally suited for measurements on hard coatings, while still allowing for the testing of thicker paint layers.

    Evaluation: a trained eye needed

    The scratch test is a comparative procedure that relies on reference measurements. Initial evaluations are always performed visually. Under a high-resolution microscope, the examiner determines at which force the first cracks formed, or when the coating chipped off. In addition to the microscopic evaluation, the ST 200 can also record acoustic emissions, i.e. the scratching noise, as well as the tangential force, i.e. the resistance that the material exerts against the indenter. Did the scratching get louder? Or did the diamond tip suddenly start dragging through the coating? Both are signs of material failure. The intuitive user interface of the WinSCU software summarizes all three parameters in a single evaluation step: the microscopic image, the acoustic signal and the change in tangential force. The critical loads are thus defined in just a few mouse clicks.

    More scratch testers planned

    The ST 200 rounds out our portfolio for the tools industry. Together with our nanoindentation systems and the X-ray fluorescence instrument XDAL, Fischer offers a total quality assurance solution for TiN and DLC coatings. For measurements on soft materials like polymers and plastics, another scratch tester is already in development.

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