Optimizing The Use Of Your Portable Surface Roughness Tester

New strides in technology have transformed the surface Roughness tester from a chunky three-piece equipment that had to be pushed around on a cart into a sleek, portable gadget. Today’s surface gauges are much more affordable next to the tens of thousands of dollars pioneering models cost, and they can do it all as well. However, there are some things you can take note of to optimize the use of your portable surface gauge – let us spell them out for you below.

Ensure the roughness gage is Functioning Properly Before Use

You should always check that a roughness gage is functioning properly before use with the help of a separate test patch or test specimen. Some gauges have a built-in test specimen that you can use to check your gauge by moving the probe over to it and making a trace. Alternatively, you can use a test patch; however, these are not easy to obtain as they are kept under lock and key due to the traceability of the specimens.

Check the Settings for the Parameter

Most roughness gages come with a feature allowing you to select the number of cutoffs, length of cutoffs, traverse speed and more. Make sure that these settings correspond with the test conditions required for your inspection process.

Check the Surface Test Environment

The results of surface roughness measurements can be affected by environmental conditions such as the presence of dirt and oil. In order to get the most accurate measurement and protect your gauge, always make sure that the environment is free from oils, dirt and burrs. Next, always make sure that the area is undisturbed from loud sounds and vibrations that can significantly alter measurements. This can come from a passing truck or even a radio that has the volume on too high.

Check that Results Make Sense and Save For Future Review

Always keep a reference patch nearby so that you are able to tell immediately if the measurements are not coming in the right denominations. That’s when you know there is something wrong with the roughness gage or probe that needs to be addressed before proceeding.

After the measuring process is completed, make sure to save your results for easy reference and analysis. Most gauges on the market today come with internal storage, making it incredibly convenient to store data with just one click.

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With a rotatable 4.3” resolution touch screen, the new MarSurf M310 is designed to provide the most precise surface roughness measurements. Successor to the MarSurf M300, the M310 allows for easy transfers of data via cable or Bluetooth, offering in one mobile-sized device what used to be only available in PC-based systems.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our MarSurf M310 and its benefits, do not hesitate to contact us today. Or if you are looking to purchase a new surface gauge, check out the wide range we stock at Willrich Precision Instruments. With over 45 years of experience in metrology, gaging and inspection, we have the solution, whatever it is you are looking for.

Why Do Linear Drives Require Force Measurement?

Force Measurement

Many industrial processes are switching to linear drives as opposed to pneumatic and hydraulic drives. With this change, it is becoming harder and harder to measure pressure. However, there are alternatives that give machine operators hope. Force measurement is now increasingly relying on force transducers and sensors to measure force. This is because it is impossible to use pressure measurements to take force measurements in a pneumatic unit. First, however, let us understand the basics.

What is a Linear Drive?

A linear drive is a system that creates translational movements. In such a system, the machine elements are driven in a straight line. Linear drives are simple as they use modular systems but can be adapted to fit the needs of the client. They also have the additional advantage of being very versatile.

Understanding Force Measurement

Force is any interaction that changes the direction that an object us taking on condition that is process is not opposed. Objects that have mass can have their velocity changed including objects that were at rest. There are two main ways force is applied namely as a push or as a pull force. One feature of force is that it also has a magnitude.  This refers to how much force is applied to the object. It also has a direction and thus a vector unit.

Why Force Measurement?

Having linear drives offers the opportunity to measure forces directly during the process. Whether the transducer is linked to force flow makes no difference. The transducer can be on the actuator, the motor or even at the point where the force is applied. The reliability of the tests will still be highly accurate. Force measurement is critical in all sorts of applications. From machinery that produce our consumer goods to some of the products, we use ourselves. A good example of force measurement in everyday products is when it comes to springs. These are used in a variety of products including ball pens, automobiles and much more. The ability of these products to work well is dependent on how well force is applied by the springs that are in the product. Quality control experts must carefully measure the force that is released by the springs as it determines the functionality of the products.

Real-Life Applications for Linear Drives

Linear drives are found in a variety of applications. These range from material handling, as well as robotics. They are also found in food and beverage industries as well as agricultural machinery. Manufacturing facilities, especially those that utilize heavy-duty ventilation systems use electric linear actuators to open and close the heavy ventilation systems. Solar farms that have hundreds of large solar panels also utilize linear actuators to tilt the panels. This, in turn, allows for the panels to get maximum exposure to the sun. Without the ability to measure how much force these systems are putting out; it would be very hard for their operators to monitor their performance.

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Top Tips To Read A Dial Bore Gage

Dial Bore Gage

A dial bore gage is an instrument that measures the inner diameter of small holes. Bore gages are critical when it comes to measuring parts that have small holes in them. Typically, these versatile instruments are used as part of a quality control process to ensure that bore sizes are standardized. The dial bore gage is usually calibrated in 0.001 inches and consists of a shaft with a dial indicator situated at the top. The instrument also has an actuating plunger and the readings that it gives are usually compared to standardized measurements for analysis.

How They Work

Dial bore gages have a contact needle that lies in the head of the dial gage. When the instrument is moved (such as when taking measurements), the needle moves and transfers data to the readout or dial. Dial bore gages also have an interchangeable end that helps to set the nominal size. Dial gage operators have to set the gage to its nominal value before commencing any measurements. Here then are some tips on how to read a dial bore gage when taking measurements of a bore or cylinder.

How to Take Accurate Measurements

When taking measurements, you start by placing the bore gage in the micrometer and rotate the dial till the pointer is aligned to the zero marking on the dial face. One then places the dial gauge in the hole or cylinder being measured. One must take special care to ensure that the anvils on the instruments touch the sides of the hole or cylinder. Once this is done, the instrument operator then rocks the gage back and forth ensuring that the anvils do not lose contact with the walls of the cylinder. When this is done, the pointer will swing counterclockwise or clockwise. After a while, the pointer will start to move in the opposite direction toward zero. The machinist then records the precise measurement when the pointer starts heading towards zero.

Calculating the Measurements

This is done by simply taking the measurement at the point when the needle started to reverse itself and subtracting (or adding) the measurement the instrument is calibrated to. For example, let us assume that the instrument was calibrated to 2 inches and the instrument needle changed direction at 0.007 clockwise. The measurement of the bore in question would thus be 2.007. This is because when the needle moves clockwise, you add the two numbers. Alternatively, if it had moved anti-clockwise, we would have subtracted 0.007 from 2 inches to give us 1.993.

Advantages of Dial Bore Gages

Dial bore gages are popular with quality control operators because they are highly portable and easy to use. They also have very few moving parts and thus far less prone to breaking down than most other precision instruments. Dial bore gages also do not require sophisticated knowledge of instruments and therefore can be handled by line workers on the shop floor without much prior training.

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Product Spotlight: Starrett MVR Manual Video Measuring Machine

Starrett MVR Manual Video Measuring Machine

Starrett video measuring machines allow for accurate and quick 3D measurements of small parts. These parts are typically inspected during quality control processes in manufacturing plants. In some cases, these types of measurements are taken offline to reduce environmental variables. Today, professionals can find two types of video measurement systems: automatic and manual. It is important to note that video measuring machines do not directly measure the parts but instead measure various images of a part. This machine is designed to develop a precise reproduction of the part via state-of-art optics and lighting systems

When a part is measured by a manual video measuring machine, it is moved on a manually operated workstage. The Z-axis zoom lens, however, can be motorized should the operator find it more convenient to do so. The chosen metrology software then automatically detects the part’s edges and guides the user to move the stage accordingly. No part of the video measuring system should move independently and that’s why a steel or granite base is needed to maintain overall equipment stability.

Willrich Precision is an authorized dealer of Starrett precision measurement instruments. If you are looking to get a Starrett MVR Manual Video Measuring Machine please contact us to arrange as demonstration.

About Starrett

Laroy S. Starrett founded the L.S. Starrett Company. Since their inception in 1880, the company has been manufacturing precision tools, gages, measuring instruments, and saw blades for a wide range of consumer, professional, and industrial markets across the globe. Today, there are over 5,000 different types of products to choose from. Starrett is recognized for their unrivaled standards for fine precision tools for over 130 years. This has allowed the company to be known as the World’s Greatest Toolmakers.

Features of the Starrett MVR Manual Video Measuring Machine

Here’s a quick look at some notable features of StarrettMVR Manual Video Measuring achine:

  • Comes with a granite base
  • Ring light LED surface illumination
  • Collimated LED sub-stage illumination
  • Features a color digital video camera
  • Video edge detection (VED) capabilities
  • Field-of-view (FOV) measurements (can be integrated with stage motion)
  • Compatible with MetLogix M3 metrology software
  • Motorized Z-axis positioning with variable speed controls
  • Manual X-Y positioning via hand heels
  • X and Y accuracy of 3.5µm + 5L/1000
  • Z accuracy of 2.5µm + 5L/1000
  • Requires at least a Windows 7 Professional operating system to enable network connectivity

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Willrich Precision offers Starrett MVR manual video measuring machines at the most competitive rates. Our company has been in business for more than 45 years and provides top-notch products in the gaging, inspection and metrology industries. We are also ISO:9001:2008 Registered and can provide professional calibration and repair services. Enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that our stellar measurement products and gages can cater to the diverse inspection needs of automotive companies, the military, aerospace companies, and much more.

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Understanding The Practicality Of Hardness Tests In Materials Production Processes

Hardness Tests

You may have heard of hardness tests in quality control processes. Hardness tests can tell quality control officers a lot about a product. It offers insights into the flexibility, strength as well as the durability of a product. Hardness tests are performed on all types of products including raw materials and finished products. Hardness testing is easy to perform and is usually non-destructive. The test does not require major alteration to the product and advancements in technology mean that modern instruments give highly accurate readings.

How Hardness Testing Has Changed

In previous years, scratch tests were conducted to determine the hardness of a part. The testing was based on an object that had increasing hardness from one point to another. Testing was done by having the part being tested scratch various points of the bar. The level at which the part could produce a scratch on the object determined its hardness. As industries progressed, quality control officers began to use diamonds and even steel balls to determine how hard an object was. Regardless of which method, these approaches were slow and were not suited for the high-pressure demands of modern industries. For this reason, more refined instruments were developed to measure the hardness of a product.

Modern Methods of Hardness Testing

There are a variety of hardness testing approaches today. Some of these include the Rockwell Method as well as the Knoop approach. Rockwell works best with metals and alloys and is favored for the quick results that it produces. On the other hand, the Knoop approach works best for thin materials and coatings. Some hardness measuring instruments can give results very quickly and are highly portable. Modern hardness instruments leave an indentation that is so tiny that it is almost unnoticeable or does not affect the functionality of the product. For instruments that leave a much larger indentation, the indentation mark can always be sanded out so that it is not noticeable at all.

How Hardness Tests are Done

Various tests use different approaches to measure hardness. For example, the Rockwell hardness test process relies on making a small indent on the part being measured by applying a relatively small load on the indenter. This helps to establish the zero-datum position. Once this is done, a bigger indentation is made using a larger load. The difference between the first indentation (depth) and the second helps to establish the required reading. Typically, the process makes use of a diamond cone for testing metals and tungsten is used to test softer materials.

Importance of Hardness Testing

Tests done on the hardness of a material helps to determine the structural integrity of a product. This, in turn, helps manufacturers know whether the product will perform as expected in the market. We can thus say that hardness tests help consumers to use products safely and for long by helping eliminate those that are structurally unsound.

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In The Limelight: Ra Measurements

Ra measurements

Ra is a unit of measurement that is used to express the average roughness of a surface finish. Ra measurement is especially useful because it shows the average deviation that a surface has in comparison to a mean line. However, Ra works great for general applications but faces some limitations when it comes to very specific measurements.

It also might be inadequate for machinists and quality control experts who deal with sensitive equipment. This is because any slight deviation on the surface finish can affect the performance of a part in a significant way.

Understanding How Ra Measurement Works

One of the things a machinist must understand is the relationship between the average roughness and the surface finish in general. Surfaces with varying profiles can still have a similar Ra value but the different profiles mean that these parts work differently.

For example, if a part has scratches on its surface, there is a risk that is might fracture prematurely. This calls upon machinist to ensure that they consider the surface features relative to the functionality of the part.

A More Efficient Approach to Ra Measurement

Sometimes, machinists and quality control officers recommend very tight Ra parameters in order to try and guard against scratches and peaks. This leads to a lot of wastage and is not a very efficient way of dealing with such issues.

Engineers who understand the relationship between Ra values and the surface finishes know that it is easier to clear off the peaks rather than try to use high-tolerance Ra specifications. This approach allows them to achieve the same results but in a far more economical and competitive way.

While this may sound abstract, the ability to do this makes all the difference when it comes to competitive bidding. This is because the former is able to present more competitive bids while achieving the same exact quality specifications.

Getting the Right Average Roughness

When you are machining a part, it is critical to remember that different machining processes produce different kinds of tool patterns. A good example is the roughness that comes from grinding. This is generally of a shorter wavelength as compared to turning. When a part surface undergoes milling, there are even longer wavelength patterns. Sing point boring generally produces the longest wavelength patterns.

Keep in mind that the wavelength we are talking about is the spacing between individual toolmarks and not how wavy the surface of the part is. When taking the Ra measurement values of a surface, care must be taken to ensure that the measurement is not affected by the waviness. This is done by making sure that the cut off length is short enough. At the same time, it must not be too short otherwise only a part of the tool mark is measured. Ideally, use a cutoff length that can include five complete sets of toolmarks.

Need An Excellent Mobile Roughness Tester? Try MarSurf PS 10!

With many manufacturing processes, there is always an emphasis on the quality of a product or part surface. For some products or parts, the surface finish determines how well the part functions. For example, too much roughness on a surface might weaken a part by making it more likely to crack and fail. This is especially true for parts that are subject to contact and thus friction.

Measuring Surface Roughness

The need for accurate measurements when it comes to surface roughness means that that quality control must have the right tools for the job. Not only must these products be very accurate but they must also be able to give quick results. This is because in a production setting, delays in the production line can mean loss of revenue for the organization. Sometimes the parts being measures are too heavy so they can’t be moved to the quality control room. In such cases, it becomes critical to be able to have the measurement instrument on the production floor. This reduces the time spent checking parts and thus saves the business money.

Introducing the MarSurf PS 10

The MarSurf PS 10 mobile roughness tester is one of the best in this category. The MarSurf PS 10 features state-of-the-art features such as a smartphone display that allows for easy use. The roughness tester also has internal memory for data storage but also the capacity to connect to a computer for the transfer of data. Its rechargeable data source allows for around 500 measurements and which increases its mobility. Its small size makes it very portable and very handy in a factory environment.

Other Features of the MarSurf PS 10

            •           Features a clear and adjustable display

            •           Data can be stored as TXT, CSV, X3P or PDF

            •           PDF documents can be created in the instrument

            •           Can undertake 1200 and above measurements between recharge

            •           Features a detachable drive unite

            •           Features the same number of functionalities as laboratory equipment.

            •           Has a favorites function that allows you quick access to commonly used functions

            •           Easy to use thanks to the automatic cutoff selection feature

Top Mistakes To Avoid When Using Thread Gauges

thread gauges

Thread gauges are used for a wide variety of industrial operations and can be considered as equipment that is essential. As an owner of a thread gage, it is important to note that maintenance is necessary in prolonging its lifespan and productivity. However, it is very common for serious mistakes to be made when using this type of gage that can affect the efficiency and condition of the equipment. Ensuring that you avoid these mistakes can help you to prevent any malfunctions of your thread gage. Here at Willrich Precision Instruments, we provide a wide variety of different precision instruments that are made with the finest materials and guaranteed to withstand the test of time.

Exposure to Temperature Extremes when Storing Your Thread Gauges

Obviously, as a precision instrument, the most important thing to maintain in a thread gage is its precision. These gauges are made using metals that can be sensitive to temperature and can either expand or contract depending on the extremes. This change in size of the thread gage can compromise the precision of the thread gage. Thus, you should only store your gauges in a storage area that is not affected by the extreme temperatures as the result of the climate. Additionally, make your best effort to store your gauges in a place where there is as little humidity as possible in order to prevent rust from ruining the quality of its performance.

Allowing Your Thread Gauges to Become Dirty

The dirt that gets trapped in between the parts of your thread gage can negatively affect its functionality and can decrease the precision of the instrument. Therefore, it makes sense to schedule regular cleaning of your thread gage so that proper maintenance of the parts is carried out. Additionally, in the industrial environment, workers’ hands can become contaminated with oil or other substances that can affect the performance of the gauges as well. As such, thread gage operators should be trained to clean their hands before touching the gauges so as to prolong the life and increase the efficiency.

Failing to Lubricate Your Thread Gauges Adequately

Lubricating your thread gage is essential in preventing any corrosion of the parts. This also ensures that the entire system works seamlessly. What you can use for lubricating your thread gage includes oil-based easy-peel wax coatings.

Not Keeping Track of the Accuracy of Your Thread Gauges

It is inevitable and only natural that your gauges become less accurate over time. This would require you to regularly recalibrate the thread gage and document the changes of its accuracy. Ensure that the dates which you carry out the recalibration are documented properly and that the schedule is in line with the recommendations of the manufacturer.

Not Training Your Thread Gage Operators

The easiest way to make sure that your thread gauges are treated and used in the right way is to give your employees who operate the thread gauges proper training. The training should encompass how to use the equipment and also how to engage in proper maintenance so that it can stay efficient for years to come.

Whenever you have new employees, it is always wise to give them proper training as to what the right storage methods and maintenance procedures are. Be sure to hand out manufacturer manuals so that they can learn how to avoid malfunctions and engage in proper safety procedures as well.

Things You Need To Know Before Choosing An Ultrasonic Thickness Gage

ultrasonic thickness gage

Before you choose your ultrasonic thickness gage, you have to consider a number of factors. Some of the obvious factors include your budget constraints and also the reason you are buying it for. However, if this is your first-time purchasing equipment like this, then you might not be familiar with some of the other factors which might not be as obvious. It is important to note that these factors might be equally worth considering when choosing an ultrasonic thickness gage from such a competitive market. Furthermore, there are many factors that you need to consider when talking about the application of the instrument.

Before choosing the one that you want to get, you should find out exactly what you can and cannot do. Here at Willrich Precision Instrument, we provide a wide range of metrological products for any of your industrial needs.

Ultrasonic Thickness Gages Explained

Ultrasonic testing to measure thickness is becoming a very popular method. The main reason for using this device is that it can test the thickness of a wall without any form of destruction. It is usually used for the detection of thinning walls as a result of corrosion or as a method used for quality assurance. It can also be used for measuring boilers, aircraft materials, and even pipes.

The market for ultrasonic thickness gages is extremely competitive and there are many different manufacturers. The entry-level handheld units might cost as low as a few hundred dollars and can reach up to thousands of dollars. Usually, the software used for such products are very similar, but manufacturers can alter the internal software to cater to more specific needs. Many companies around the world offer the option to upgrade their products. As a result, a simple thickness gage can be upgraded to a device with datalogging capabilities and live waveform features.

The Material of Your Ultrasonic Thickness Gage

It is essential that you also list out the materials and the range of thickness for each material that you might want to test. Additionally, you should note down the accuracy that you want to achieve, the temperature when you are taking the readings, and the finish of the materials. In the case where a fluid can be applied to it, the fluid is most likely soluble in water and suitable for use with high frequency sound waves.

Considering the Weight and Size

When contemplating which model to purchase, some factors that you should consider include the weight and size of the ultrasonic thickness gage. Firstly, you must check if you have sufficient storage space for the size that you are looking for. Some ultrasonic thickness gages are compact and portable. They can even fit inside your pocket because they utilize AA size alkaline batteries that everyone knows are extremely portable.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are much larger gages because of the battery that they use. For example, if you need long-lasting battery life that uses latest lithium ion technology, then chances are your unit will be much larger. Additionally, you should consider how easy it is to service the unit that you want to buy, bearing in mind the place of manufacture and their reputation in this industry.

The Four Main Types Of Coordinate Measuring Machines

coordinate measuring machines

If you have no prior knowledge about coordinate measuring machines, then this article is for you. In the current market, there are four main types of coordinate measuring machines. These include the bridge, cantilever, gantry and horizontal arm coordinate measuring machines. They all have their own advantages depending on the components that you want to measure. Here at Willrich Precision Instrument, we understand that buying a coordinate measuring machine might not be as simple as you think. There are many types and factors to consider. However, we provide a wide variety of precision instruments for any of your industrial needs.

Bridge Coordinate Measuring Machines

Bridge machines have become increasingly popular over the years. This type of measuring machine allows for probe movement along 3 different axes, X,Y and Z. The unique thing about this machine is that each axis contains a sensor that can judge the position of the probe on any particular axis. It is capable of doing this with micro-meter precision. The bridge machine produces something called a “point cloud” which is done by sampling the three sensors and measuring a particular point on the object.

They have a very simple structure and is easy to use. Bridge machines are also cheap to manufacture and can withstand the test of time by maintaining accuracy consistently. Usually, bridge machines are fixed on a precision granite plate and have two legs to support the carriage. It is interesting to note that a typical bridge machine is only driven on a single side while the other sides are allowed to float freely. Close to 95% of them utilize air bearings so that there is greater ease of movement.

Cantilever Coordinate Measuring Machines

The cantilever coordinate measuring machines are typically used to measure smaller parts. In comparison to the bridge machines, they grant access to the user on three different sides. They also only allow for probe movement on X and Y, creating limitations on the size of the X beam. The rigidity of the machine makes it only suitable for measuring smaller parts. This type of machine will work well in a shop-floor setting because it has automatic loading and unloading capabilities as well.

Gantry Coordinate Measuring Machines

This type of machine is made specifically for measuring parts that are larger in size and heavy in weight but require the precision of a bridge coordinate measuring machine. Typically, gantry machines work best mounted to the floor. Thus, it is important that you provide it with a solid foundation. The smaller machines utilize four upright columns that support the Y-axis beams. On the other hand, larger gantry machines have 6 to 8 columns in relation to the length of the Y-axis.

Horizontal Coordinate Measuring Machines

The horizontal arm machine was first manufactured in Germany and were originally used as scribing tools. The first models were operated manually and were much harder to use as compared to today. The horizontal arm machine is different from the other three types in the sense that is has 2 axes mounted on a saddle that moves up and down the horizontal axis.

Product Spotlight: Phase II PTG-4000 Coating Thickness Gauge

coating thickness gauge

In this post, you will find out more about an excellent coating thickness gauge that can make this task easier. Introducing the Phase II PTG-4000 Coating Thickness Gauge. Coating thickness gauges or paint meters are typically utilized to measure a product’s dry film thickness. Also known as DFT, it is one of the most measurements in the coatings sector. This type of information significantly impacts the chosen coating process, cost, overall and quality. In addition, DFT measurements can help determine the overall service lifespan of a coating, the product’s performance / appearance, and ensure compliance with International Standards.

DFT can be measured via two methods: non-destructive and destructive. The former involves using a cutter to cut a coating to the substrate. The latter involves using magnetic induction techniques that do not damage the coating and substrate. In addition, it is recommended when taking measurements on magnetic and non-magnetic metal surfaces such as aluminum and stainless steel. If you want to measure coating thickness on metallic substrates, consider using digital coating thickness gauges.

About Phase II

Phase II was founded in 1981 and is recognized as a leading manufacturer of cutting tools, precision measuring tools, material testing instrumentation, machine tool accessories, and other shop supplies. The company also has a world-class reputation for service and quality. It is comprised of in-house application specialists who can guide customers through product selection and maintenance. Today, Phase II provides specialty product manufacturing and development solutions. This means that they can work with customers on any type of merchandise from design stage through completion. In addition to providing precision measuring tools, Phase II specializes in gage calibration and certifications services as well.

Enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that Phase II is a reputable brand because it has exhibited in major tradeshows throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. Phase II is also affiliated with the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), the American Measuring Tool Manufacturers Association (AMTMA), and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International).

Features of the Phase II PTG-4000 Coating Thickness Gauge

Here is a quick look at some of the top features of the Phase II PTG-4000 Coating Thickness Gauge:

  • Works for ferrous and non-ferrous substrates
  • Comes with a full-color display and flip screen feature
  • Range: 0-50 mills / 0-1,250 microns (in terms of mean, min, max, and deviation)
  • Weighs 2.4 oz. (without batteries)
  • 100 x 52 x 29mm
  • Requires 2-AAA batteries to operate
  • 302 degrees Fahrenheit max surface temperature of test object
  • Min. substrate thickness: 2 mils for non-ferrous materials and 20 mils for ferrous materials
  • 30mm (concave) and 3mm (convex) min. radius of curvature
  • 5mm x 5mm min. measuring area
  • Selectable single or continuous measurement option
  • Available statistics such as mean, min, max, and deviation
  • +/-3%+0.1 mil accuracy
  • 0.1 mils resolution

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If you wish to know more about the Phase II PTG-4000 Coating Thickness Gauge, do not hesitate to talk to a Willrich specialist today!