Conductivity Tester for Metals PCE-COM 20

Order no.: PCE-COM 20
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£ 3,555.00
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PCE-COM 20
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PCE-COM 20 Conductivity Tester for Non-Ferrous Metals

Large measuring range up to 112% IACS or 65 MS/m with lift-off and temperature compensation, memory, PC-compatible software, factory calibration certificate and 60 kHz operating frequency

PCE-COM 20 is a portable handheld non-destructive conductivity tester for metals. This non-destructive testing (NDT) device uses eddy current to determine the electrical conductivity of non-ferrous metals such as aluminum and copper.

Featuring an operating frequency of 60 kHz, the conductivity meter has a large measuring range of 0.51 ... 112% IACS with an accuracy of +/- 0.5% at 20°C / 68°F. Conductivity tester for non-ferrous metals application.Thanks to a resolution of up to 0.01% IACS, automatic temperature compensation (ATC) and lift-off compensation (up to 500 μm), the device ensures quick, easy, accurate and reproducible measurements of coated or corroded pieces during changing ambient conditions.

Measurement of the electrical conductivity of non-ferrous metals, such as aluminum, copper, titanium, magnesium or bronze, is necessary in applications involving electrical conductors and the characterization of alloys. Typical application areas are the assessment of strength differences in heat-treated or hardened materials, the authenticity testing of coin alloys, the verification of alloy inhomogeneities in critical components and the sorting of materials.

The conductivity meter is powered by an internal battery that can be charged via the interface on the bottom of the unit. In addition to the connection for the charging adapter, there is a USB interface allowing for the transfer of measurement data to a PC for more detailed analysis.

Conductivity test

The conductivity test is a part of non-destructive testing (NDT). The conductivity of a material describes its ability to conduct electrical current. Conductivity is always present when there are free charge carriers such as electrons or ions present inside the material.

This can be clearly explained on the example of metallic materials. Conductivity test on metal surfaces.Metals consist of – ideally - symmetrically distributed crystal grid structure the nodes of which consist of atoms or ions or molecules. Within this grid structure there is a freely movable electron gas, which, at a defined direction of movement, is referred to as an electric current. It follows that the conductivity presents not only a material property in connection with the electrical current, but also opens up the possibility to determine further material properties indirectly. If the crystal grid structure is disturbed, for example by foreign inclusions, material flaws, big parts or other alloy components, the conductivity changes depending on the degree of the grid distortion. The conductivity test, thus, enables the indirect detection of defects in materials and material properties.

The conductivity test finds therefore its application when reviewing alloy compositions (material sorting), in the evaluation of hardness properties, when material defects such as weariness or cracking are suspected or in the quality control for the classification of workpieces.


- Eddy current measuring principle
- For non-ferrous metals and alloys
- Non-destructive testing (NDT)
- 60 kHz operating frequency
- Large measuring range up to 112% IACS or 65 MS/m
- Memory for up to 500 groups of measurements
- Automatic temperature compensation (ATC)
- Lift-off compensation up to 500 μm
- Automatic calibration
- Adjustable backlighting
- Internal rechargeable battery
- Portable, handheld
- User friendly
- Samples of Titanium 1.03% IACS, Bronze 8.11% IACS, and Copper 100% IACS


Operating frequency 60 kHz, sine wave
Conductivity measuring range 0.51% IACS ... 112% IACS
0.3 MS/m ... 65 MS/m
Resistance range 0.015388 ... 3.33333 Ω • mm² / m
Conductivity measuring resolution 0.01% IACS (at <51% IACS)
0.1% IACS (at 51% IACS ... 112% IACS)
Conductivity measuring accuracy ± 0.5% at 20°C / 68°F
± 1% in the range 0 ... 40°C / 32 ... 104°F
Lift-off compensation 0.5 mm / ≈ 0.0197 in
Temperature measuring range 0 ...  50°C / 32 ... 122°F
Temperature measuring accuracy ± 0.5°
Temperature compensation Automatic adjustment of conductivity result to the value at 20°C / 68°F
Operating conditions 0 ... 50°C / 32 ... 122°F, 0 ... 95% relative humidity (RH)
Display LCD, backlit
Menu languages English, German, Chinese (simplified)
Power supply Internal, rechargeable battery
Probe diameter Ø 14 mm / ≈ 0.55 in
Memory Stores up to 500 groups of measurement values
Data interface USB port connection
Dimensions ≈ 220 x 95 x 35 mm / 8.66 x 3.74 x 1.38 in
Weight ≈ 415 g / 1 lb (with probe)

1 x PCE-COM 20 conductivity tester for metals
1 x Sine wave measuring probe
1 x Set of calibration plates (Ti, Bronze, Cu)
1 x Factory calibration certificate
1 x PC-compatible software
1 x USB to RS-232 data cable
1 x Charging adapter
1 x Hex wrench
1 x Carrying case
1 x User manual