News : Elcometer 506 Pull Off Adhesion Gauges

News : Elcometer 506 Pull Off Adhesion Gauges

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Elcometer 506 Pull Off Adhesion Gauges

The Elcometer 506 Pull Off Adhesion Testers are lightweight, portable and easy-to-use adhesion gauges are available in analogue or digital versions and are suitable for measuring the pull-off adhesion of coatings up to 50MPa either on-site, or in the laboratory.

The design of the Elcometer 506 Pull Off Adhesion Tester ensures that a uniform force can be easily applied throughout the range by smoothly rotating the gauge’s crank handle, ensuring repeatable results to an accuracy of ±1%.

The Elcometer 506 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester quick connect coupling allows the simple attachment of 14.2mm, 20mm or 50mm diameter dollies which, together with a wide range of accessories, allows coating adhesion testing on flat, curved, thick and thin substrates – including metal, wood, concrete and other fibrous materials.

The Elcometer 506 Pull Off Adhesion Tester test head (actuator) has been designed to be small, ergonomic and lightweight – ideal for single handed testing of coating adhesion even in awkward or confined spaces.

Safe testing on vertical surfaces has also been considered. Using the magnetic clamp accessory the actuator is held securely – preventing accidental damage to the surrounding areas.

Features

Powerful

  • Suitable for use on metal, wood, concrete and other substrates
  • Rugged & lightweight – ideal for frequent testing
  • Smooth load application up to 50 MPa

Flexible

  • Easy to use hand-held design
  • Ideal for laboratory and field use
  • 14.2, 20 and 50 mm diameter reusable dollies
  • Measures on small, curved and flat surfaces

Accurate

  • Measurement range up to 50 MPa with an accuracy of ±1% of full scale

Durable

  • Sealed, heavy duty and impact resistant
  • Dust and waterproof equivalent to IP65
  • Suitable for use in harsh environments

Testing coatings on concrete & low bond strength substrates

When testing coatings on low bond strength substrates such as concrete, wood or other fibrous materials, a larger surface area of dolly is required to improve accuracy, repeatability and reproducability.

The Elcometer 506 Pull Off Concrete Adhesion Tester can be supplied as a kit or with individual 50mm accessory items (skirt, dolly, cutter) which can be added to existing Elcometer 506 gauges.

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News : Introducing the New Elcometer 456

News : Introducing the New Elcometer 456

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Introducing the New Elcometer 456
The new Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge sets new standards making measuring dry film thickness faster, reliable and accurate; helping you to become more efficient.

The Elcometer 456 is available in three different models: B, S and T. Each gauge provides the user with increasing functionality – from the basic Elcometer 456 B, to the top of the range Elcometer 456 T, with memory, alpha-numeric batching and Bluetooth® communication.

Integral coating thickness gauges are ideal for single handed operation as the wide footprint of the Bigfoot™ internal probe provides greater stability during measurement – allowing for consistent, repeatable and accurate results.

View Separate Coating Thickness Gauge Probe Options

Key Features of the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

Easy

  • Large buttons ideal for gloved hands
  • Easy to use menus in multiple languages
  • High contrast colour LCD with auto rotate
  • High and low reading limit indicators
  • Factory calibrated for immediate use

Accurate

  • Measurement Capability to ±1%
  • Conforms to national & international standards
  • Temperature stable measurements
  • Increased reading resolution for thin coatings
  • Measures accurately on smooth, rough, thin and curved surfaces

Reliable

  • Repeatable and reproducible
  • 2 year gauge warranty
  • Supplied with fully traceable test certificates
  • Batch date and time stamp facility

Rugged

  • Sealed, heavy duty and impact resistant
  • Dust and waterproof equivalent to IP64
  • Scratch and solvent resistant display
  • Durable gauge and probe construction
  • Suitable for use in harsh environments

Efficient

  • Fast reading rate of 70+ per minute
  • Multiple calibration memories
  • Alpha numeric batch identification
  • User selectable calibration methods
  • Compatible with all Elcometer software including ElcoMaster 2.0

Powerful

  • Wide range of interchangeable probes
  • USB and Bluetooth™ data output
  • Stores up to 75,000 readings in 999 batches
  • Measures up to 30mm of coating on metal substrates

The new ElcoMaster 2.0 is a fast, easy to use software solution for all your reporting requirements.

For more information on the Elcometer 456, visit www.elcometer456.com.

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 456

News : Elcometer 550 Non-Contact Powder Thickness Gauge

News : Elcometer 550 Non-Contact Powder Thickness Gauge

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Elcometer 550 Non-Contact Powder Thickness Gauge

The Elcometer 550 offers the user an unrivalled approach to measuring uncured powder thicknesses – without touching the powder. Traditional pre-cure powder thickness measurement requires contact with the coating however, the Elcometer 550 – using proven third generation ultrasonic technology – allows coating thickness measurements to be taken before the powder is cured and without touching the surface; allowing accurate prediction of the final coating thickness.

The Elcometer 550 offers the user an unrivalled approach to measuring uncured powder thicknesses – without touching the powder. Traditional pre-cure powder thickness measurement requires contact with the coating however, the Elcometer 550 – using proven third generation ultrasonic technology – allows coating thickness measurements to be taken before the powder is cured and without touching the surface; allowing accurate prediction of the final coating thickness.

Features

By carefully controlling the thickness of powder applied to a product, you can minimise your powder usage and ensure the quality of your coating. As contact measurement solutions damage the finish and do not predict the cured coating thickness, measuring the powder thickness pre-cure requires a non-contact solution.

  • Accurately predicts the cured coating thickness within ± 5% of the reading or ±5μm
  • Ergonomic gun designed for comfort when taking multiple readings
  • Hand held sensor allows easy positioning of the gun for fast measurement
  • Large illuminated colour display with positioning graph to guide orientation of sensor probe
  • Tough aluminium case, ideal for testing in an industrial environment

Easy to Use

  • Easy to read, large colour display
  • Adjustable screen brightness for all test conditions
  • Ergonomic probe – ideal for continuous testing
  • Can be used straight out of the box with minimal set up time
  • On-screen guidance graph and handle LEDs help you orientate the probe sensor for fast, accurate measurements.

Reliable

  • Fast, accurate and repeatable results
  • Can be used in accordance with ASTM D7378-Procedure C
  • Proven, 3rd Generation, airborne ultrasonic technology
  • User-programmable setup to account for varying powder shrinkage rates

Enhanced Technology

  • Measure thicknesses from 30 – 110μm
  • 1mm² measurement area – ideal for flat, curved and small surfaces
  • Test coatings on a wide range of substrates, including metal, wood, MDF, plastic and pre-coated surfaces

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News : Fully Automatic Krebs 2250 Viscosity Test from Elcometer

News : Fully Automatic Krebs 2250 Viscosity Test from Elcometer

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Fully Automatic Krebs 2250 Viscosity Test from Elcometer

Featuring a unique automatic test mode, the Elcometer 2250 Krebs Viscometer measures the viscosity of paints, varnishes, adhesives, pastes and liquid inks at the touch of a button.

Designed for use in accordance with National and International Standards – the Elcometer 2250 is ideal for both process control and quality assurance.

The Elcometer 2250 offers users both a fully automatic or manual Krebs viscosity test. The unit has a fixed spindle speed of 200rpm and displays the viscosity value on screen in Krebs Units (KU), Grams (g) or Centipoise (cP).

The Elcometer 2250 has two operating modes; ‘Automatic’ and ‘Manual

Automatic Mode: Fully automatic test – ensuring reliability and consistency of results – ideal for repeatable and reproducible testing.

Once the sample beaker is positioned on the support, and the ‘Start’ button is pressed, the drive head automatically moves down until the spindle reaches the correct position within the sample.  After a pause to let the sample settle, the Elcometer 2250 begins the test and displays the viscosity value.  Once the test has been completed, the head automatically returns to the start position allowing the sample to be removed.

Manual Mode:The Elcometer 2250 can also be used manually – ideal for measuring using non-standard sample sizes.

Features

  • Fully automated Krebs test – simply set up and press ‘Start
  • Choice of measurement units: Krebs Units (KU), Grams (g), or Centipoise (cP)
  • Designed for use with either a 600ml beaker, 1 pint or ½ pint cans
  • Standard Krebs spindle with fixed spindle speed of 200rpm
  • Can be used with non-standard containers and sample volumes
  • User adjustable “Sample Waiting Time” and “Measuring Time”
  • Date and time stamp for each reading
  • Optional thermal printer for a permanent record of results

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News : Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector

News : Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector

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Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector

The Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector is a ‘stick type’ holiday detector which has been designed to make pulsed DC high voltage holiday detection safer, easier and more reliable than ever before.

Using state of the art electronics, the Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector allows users to inspect coatings – without connecting the earth return lead to the component substrate – ideal for inspecting large surfaces and pipelines.

  • Flashing display, bright LED and a user adjustable volume alarm indicates detection of a holiday
  • 0.5 – 35kV range (user selectable) for detecting porosity in coatings up to 25mm thick
  • Safety trigger integrated inside the handle cuts power if released
  • Rugged, shock proof and water resistant design to ensure long life – even in harsh environments
  • Balanced, ergonomic design, complete with shoulder strap allows long periods of continuous use
  • A wide range of interchangeable probe accessories available – compatible with all Elcometer holiday detectors
  • Ideal for testing clean, damp, dirty or slightly conductive coatings
  • Voltage calculator automatically sets the correct voltage from your coating thickness value
  • Internal jeep tester ensures that the selected voltage equals the test voltage

The Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector uses the high voltage pulsed DC technique to detect holidays in coatings – even if the coating is damp, dirty or slightly conductive.

From the two stage safety switch, bright LED’s and screen icons signifying when the high voltage is on, to the extended ribbing to protect the user from spark creep, the Elcometer 280 sets the standard for high voltage measurement safety.

Using the wide range of probe accessories users can detect porosity / holidays in coatings up to 25mm thick.

Rugged, shockproof and water resistant, each unit is designed for use even in the harshest of environments.

  • Specialised extended ribbing
    designed to standard EN61010, ribs provide additional protection to the user during use
  • Integrated safety trigger switch
    switches off the high voltage if released
  • Quick release battery pack
    fully charged in 4 hours, provides up to 30+ hours of continuous use*
  • Earth return lead socketincluding ¼ turn lock/release to ensure connection during testing
  • Rubberised second hand grip
    provides greater control and balance during testing
  • Large, waterproof buttons
    ideal for use – even in gloves
  • High Voltage ON/OFF
    separate button minimises risk of accidental switch on
  • Clear, backlit LCD display
    shows all relevant information, even in dark environments
  • Shoulder harness point
    strap can be quickly clipped on as required

* the battery life is dependent on selected voltage and load applied – see Technical Specification for more information

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News : Elcometer 145 Dust Tape Roller

News : Elcometer 145 Dust Tape Roller

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Elcometer 145 Dust Tape Roller

The Elcometer 145 Dust Tape Roller is used in conjunction with the Elcometer 142 Dust Tape Test kit to assess the quantity and size of dust particles on surfaces prepared for painting.

The Dust Tape Roller presses the Elcometer 142 Dust Tape to the surface using a controlled constant force as required by BS EN ISO 8502-3 (BS 7079-B3:1993).

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News : Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge FREE product upgrade

News : Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge FREE product upgrade

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Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge FREE product upgrade
The new Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge sets new standards making measuring dry film thickness faster, reliable and accurate; helping you to become more efficient.

The Elcometer 456 is available in three different models: B, S and T. Each gauge provides the user with increasing functionality – from the basic Elcometer 456 B, to the top of the range Elcometer 456 T, with memory, alpha-numeric batching and Bluetooth® communication.

Integral coating thickness gauges are ideal for single handed operation as the wide footprint of the Bigfoot™ internal probe provides greater stability during measurement – allowing for consistent, repeatable and accurate results.

View Separate Coating Thickness Gauge Probe Options

Key Features of the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

Easy

  • Large buttons ideal for gloved hands
  • Easy to use menus in multiple languages
  • High contrast colour LCD with auto rotate
  • High and low reading limit indicators
  • Factory calibrated for immediate use

Accurate

  • Measurement Capability to ±1%
  • Conforms to national & international standards
  • Temperature stable measurements
  • Increased reading resolution for thin coatings
  • Measures accurately on smooth, rough, thin and curved surfaces

Reliable

  • Repeatable and reproducible
  • 2 year gauge warranty
  • Supplied with fully traceable test certificates
  • Batch date and time stamp facility

Rugged

  • Sealed, heavy duty and impact resistant
  • Dust and waterproof equivalent to IP64
  • Scratch and solvent resistant display
  • Durable gauge and probe construction
  • Suitable for use in harsh environments

Efficient

  • Fast reading rate of 70+ per minute
  • Multiple calibration memories
  • Alpha numeric batch identification
  • User selectable calibration methods
  • Compatible with all Elcometer software including ElcoMaster 2.0

Powerful

  • Wide range of interchangeable probes
  • USB and Bluetooth™ data output
  • Stores up to 75,000 readings in 999 batches
  • Measures up to 30mm of coating on metal substrates

The new ElcoMaster 2.0 is a fast, easy to use software solution for all your reporting requirements.

For more information on the Elcometer 456, visit www.elcometer456.com.

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 456

News : Elcometer 224 Digital Surface Profile Gauge

News : The Elcometer 224 Digital Surface Profile Gauge can now measure on flat and curved surfaces

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The Elcometer 224 Digital Surface Profile Gauge can now measure on flat and curved surfaces

The Elcometer 224 Digital Surface Profile provides the very latest in surface profile measuring technology. Accurate, fast and very user friendly, this gauge is available with Bluetooth® and with or without memory. The Elcometer 224 Top model is available with wireless technology and can store up to 150,000 readings in 2,500 batches.

The Elcometer 224 Digital Surface Profile is available in two different models: Model B and Model T. Each gauge provides the user with increasing functionality – from the entry level Elcometer 224 Model B, to the top of the range Elcometer 224 Model T, with memory, alpha-numeric batching and Bluetooth® communication.

Elcometer 224 Digital Surface Profile Integral Probe Models

Integral gauges are ideal for single handed operation as the wide footprint of the internal probe provides greater stability during measurement – allowing for consistent, repeatable and accurate results.

Integral Gauge Options
E224C-BI Elcometer 224 Model B Digital Surface Profile Gauge
E224C-TI Elcometer 224 Model T Digital Surface Profile Gauge

Elcometer 224 Digital Surface Profile Separate Probe Models

Standard and armoured probes are available for the separate models, providing even greater measurement flexibility.  Elcometer surface profile probes are supplied with a glass zero plate, calibration test foils (nominal values 125µm & 508µm and an Elcometer Test Certificate.

NB. The 224 now has a separate gauge probe that can be used for measurements on pipes and other convex surfaces.

Separate Gauge Options
E224C-BS Elcometer 224 Model B Digital Surface Profile Gauge
E224C-TS Elcometer 224 Model T Digital Surface Profile Gauge

Designed with you in mind

User Friendly

  • Large buttons ideal for gloved hands
  • Easy to use menus in multiple languages
  • High contrast colour LCD with auto rotate
  • High and low reading limit indicators
  • Factory calibrated for immediate use

Accurate

  • Measurement capability to ±5%
  • Conforms to National & International Standards
  • Temperature stable measurements
  • Statistics are calculated and displayed in real time.
  • Live and batch readings graph format for instant analysis

Reliability

  • Repeatable and reproducible
  • 2 year gauge warranty
  • Supplied with fully traceable Test Certificates
  • Batch & individual reading date and time stamp facility

Tough

  • Sealed, heavy duty and impact resistant
  • Dust and waterproof equivalent to IP64
  • Scratch and solvent resistant display
  • Durable gauge and probe construction
  • Suitable for use in harsh environments

Efficient

  • Fast reading rate of 60+ per minute
  • Integral and separate probe options to suit your application
  • Alpha numeric batch identification
  • Compatible with ElcoMaster™ 2.0 and ElcoMaster™ for Android™.
  • Powersave mode with tap awake

Powerful

  • Tough tungsten carbide user replaceable tip – can be used for up to 20,000 readings
  • USB and Bluetooth® data output
  • Stores up to 150,000 readings in 2,500 batches
  • Measures profiles up to 500μm

The new ElcoMaster™ 2.0 is a fast, easy to use software solution for all your reporting requirements.

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 224

News : Rhopoint IQ Image Quality Distinctness of Image DOI Goniophotometer

News : Rhopoint IQ Image Quality Distinctness of Image DOI Goniophotometer

Rhopoint Novo-Gloss IQ Image Quality Haze Distinctness of Image DOI Goniophotometer Meter
The Novo-Gloss Image Quality uses patented technology to measure the complex interaction of a surface with a light.Also known as the Rhopoint Novo-Gloss IQ / Image Quality / Haze Distinctness of Image / DOI / Goniophotometer / Meter.The instrument profiles complete specular reflectance and calculates gloss, peak specular reflectance, Distinctness of Image (DOI) and Reflection Haze.Complete Characterisation of Specular Appearance

  •     Gloss
  •     Specular Reflectance
  •     Haze ·
  •     Distinctness of Image (DOI) Understand Surface Quality

The Novo-Gloss IQ characterises reflective properties in a way that simulates the perception of a human observer, giving a detailed understanding of surface quality. Micro-structures on the surface of a high gloss surface can cause a reflected image to bloom and become indistinct, longer wavelength surface ripples known as orange peel can also distort this image. The Novo-Gloss IQ uses the complete specular reflectance data to calculate; Gloss, Peak Specular Reflectance, Haze and Distinctness of Image values.

Traditional specular instruments use optical masks and simple diodes to measure specified parts of the reflected image; the Novo-Gloss IQ profiles ALL specular reflectance, measuring at +/- 6 ° from the specular angle at 20 ° and 60 ° geometries.

Novo-Gloss IQ vs. Gloss, Haze and DOI Meters

Traditional specular instruments use optical masks and simple diodes to measure specified parts of the reflected image; the Novo-Gloss IQ profiles ALL specular reflectance, measuring at +/- 6 ° from the specular angle at 20 ° and 60 ° geometries.

Dual Angle Instrument

The Novo-Gloss IQ characterises surfaces at 20 ° and 60 ° geometries giving it superb resolution and the flexibility to accurately measure any surface from matt to mirror finish.

Goniophotometric Profile

Using the Novo-Soft IQ and the supplied USB data cable, the user can overlay and compare the specular reflectance curves of similar materials; this graphical fingerprint can highlight the most subtle variations in surface quality.

Gloss Measurement Verified to Existing Standards

The Novo-Gloss IQ operates within the strict angular tolerances detailed in international standards such as ASTM D523 & ISO 2813 therefore gloss values obtained on flat surfaces are indistinguishable from traditional instruments.

More Accurate Gloss Measurement

The Novo-Gloss IQ array technology makes it more accurate and repeatable than a traditional gloss meter throughout the gloss range. Traditional gloss-meters must be placed on a completely flat surface as slight variations in sample curvature or instrument placement will result in large errors, the Novo-Gloss IQ automatically adjusts for curvature or positioning errors and calculates true gloss values.

Peak Specular Reflectance

The instrument calculates the peak specular reflectance of a surface, a value that is independent of sample curvature, positioning, Haze and DOI effects.

Haze

Reflection Haze is defined as the spread of the specular component of reflected light from a glossy surface. Surface Haze is often caused by micro-structures on the top surface of the glossy material and is observed as “blooming” or “milky halo” around the reflected image. This characteristic is undetectable with a traditional gloss meter but is often associated with a drop in the perceived quality of a sample.

Distinctness of Image (DOI)

The DOI of a material determines how clearly an observer can discern a reflected image in its surface. Human perception associates “high quality” to surfaces that demonstrate excellent reflective properties, especially ones which show a “deep”, “clear” and “crisp” glossiness. By measuring DOI with Novo-Gloss IQ the user can objectively determine the reflective properties of high quality materials. The DOI of a surface is affected by gloss, haze and surface distortions such as polish marks and orange peel.

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