Coating Thickness Gauges can be used in most industrial type facilities where measurements of common coatings on metallic substrates need to be measured. Many industries such as tank/pressure vessel manufacturers use coatings to protect said material from corrosion due to environmental conditions. Coating thickness gauges can quickly and easily measure coating thickness on these materials which if applied too thin will wear off quickly and if applied too thick, will peel or crack off which in turn shortens the overall lifespan of the manufactured product. Obtaining the exact measurement of the coating will provide the manufacturer with the optimal thickness for longevity and profitability.
Coating thickness gauges utilize two different methods of measuring coating thickness on ferrous and non-ferrous material.
Magnetic Induction Principle:Coating Thickness Gages utilize this non-destructive principle when measuring coatings on ferro-magnetic substrates such as Steel and Iron. The coatings must be non-magnetic such as; paint, enamel, aluminum, chrome, copper and brass.
Eddy-Current Principle:Coating Thickness Gages utilize this non-destructive principle when measuring coatings on non-magnetic substrates such as; Aluminum, Aluminum Alloys, bronze, copper, brass tin and rustproof weak magnetic steels. The coatings must be electrically insulating such as; paint, enamel, plastics, anodized coatings and ceramics.
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