PCE Instruments' accurate, affordable coating thickness gauge, thickness meter, surface testing and film gauge devices are used for material testing, manufacturing quality control and automotive paint inspection applications. Choose from a variety of coating thickness gauge, mil gage or paint meter products used for the non-destructive measurement of nonmagnetic coating, insulating layer and dry film thickness (DFT) on ferrous and / or non-ferrous metal substrates such as steel and aluminum.
A coating thickness gauge is an essential quality assurance tool when anodizing, galvanizing and applying zinc coating to metallic surfaces. A coating thickness gauge also is used to measure body paint thickness and uniformity on pre-owned cars, revealing repainted spots, identifying hidden damages and exposing undisclosed accidents. This information is important when determining the actual value of a used car. In addition, certain types of thickness gauges can measure wall thickness and determine the hardness of metals, plastics and glass.
For measuring powder coating thickness, a good rule of thumb is to use a magnetic or eddy current thickness gauge on powder-coated metal substrates. Use an ultrasonic thickness gauge on powder-coated non-metal substrates like plastic and wood.