Dry Film Thickness Gauge
The FS 502 Mil Thickness Gauge, Coating Thickness Gauge or Dry Film Thickness Gauge as it is sometimes referred, is one of the leading Dry film measuring tools on the market today. The coating thickness industry uses coating thickness gauges to monitor cost, the process and product quality on ferrous and non-ferrous substrates.
Using a Dry Film Thickness Gauge
Using a hand-held Thickness Gauge allows for accurate, precise and consistent readings in a non-destructive measurement process. It is important to remember that selecting the correct Thickness Gauge that meets industry standards of ISO, DIN, ASTM and BS.
Commonly the are two techniques for non-destructive measuring of Nonferrous substrates and Ferrous substrates. The eddy current principle relies on an alternating magnetic field directed through the probe located at the end of the Thickness Gauge for nonferrous metal substrates The Magnetic induction principle measures the change in magnetic flux density through the probe located at the end of the Thickness Gauge for ferrous substrates.
Choosing the Right Dry Film Thickness Gauge
Thickness Gauges come in a variety of sizes and shapes and many perform both measurements by switching form one principle of operation to the other, depending upon the substrate. The FS 502 is one of those Thickness Gauges that stands out from the pack with accurate, precise and consistent readings that meets the standards of both ISO-2178 and ISO-2361 as well as DIN, ASTM and BS. The FS 502 is suitable for the laboratory and for use in harsh field conditions. The F probes measure the thickness of nonmagnetic materials (e.g. paint, plastic, porcelain enamel, copper, zinc, aluminum, chrome etc.) on magnetic materials (e.g. iron, nickel, steel, etc.). Often used to measure the thickness of galvanizing layer, lacquer layer, porcelain enamel layer, phosphide layer, copper tile, aluminum tile, some alloy tile, paper etc. The Nfe probes measure the thickness of nonmagnetic coatings on non-magnetic metals. It is used on anodizing, varnish, paint, enamel, plastic coatings, powder, etc. applied to aluminum, brass, non-magnetic stainless steel, etc.
The FS 502 has automatic substrate recognition, manual or automatic shutdown, two measurement mode – Single or Continuous, Metric/Imperial readings, Mil and Microns, reads up to 50mil. The Digital display gives an exact reading with no guessing or errors, Cool Blue Lighted Display for low light situations. The FS 502 is the best price competitive Mil Thickness Gauge accompanied with the best written 3-year warranty on the market today.