Compact paint thickness gauge can be used on both steel and alloy bodywork

Compact paint thickness gauge can be used on both steel and alloy bodywork )

Wednesday 14 July 2021
Recently introduced by body repair specialists Power-TEC is this paint thickness gauge (part number 92604). This compact gauge is used for quick, easy and accurate non-destructive measurement of coating/paint thickness, which enables the professional bodyshop to accurately assess the thickness of paint and check for accident damage. 

A big feature is that the gauge can be used on both steel and aluminium alloy bodywork. It uses the principle of electromagnetic induction to measure the thickness of a non-magnetic coating (for example, paint) on a magnetic conductive substrate (steel or other ferrous metal). It also uses the eddy current effect to measure the thickness of a non-conductive coating (paint) on a non-magnetic conductive substrate (aluminium alloy).

The sensing probe at the bottom of the gauge is spring mounted within the probe outer collar. This makes stable positioning easy and provides a consistent contact pressure. A V-groove in the outer collar enables reliable readings on small-diameter cylindrical parts.

The unit is supplied in a protective case and a set of steel and aluminium alloy substrate samples are included for calibration purposes. The gauge is calibrated during manufacture, but users may carry out recalibration if necessary.

Available now from your Power-TEC supplier.