|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. Using third generation proven airborne ultrasonic technology, the new Elcometer 550 Non Contact Powder Thickness Gauge accurately predicts cured coating thickness by non-contact measurement of coating powders.
|Available in four scale ranges, the Elcometer 155 Uncured Powder Comb is designed to measure uncured powder coating film thickness. This enables the application system to be set up and fine tuned prior to the curing process. In turn, this will reduce the amount of scrap and over-spray.
Place the comb into the powder and slide the comb along the surface. The measurement points (or teeth) are pointed and allow the powder to flow around them. The thickness of the powder lies between the highest value where a drag mark is visible and the lowest value where a drag mark has not been produced.
Note: The thickness of a coating prior to cure is not the same value after curing but there is a correlation. The powder comb is suitable as a guide only.