Product Description

The Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge accurately measures the thickness of coatings on concrete and other similar substrates* – non destructively.

Fast and accurate, the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge takes repeatable and reproducible dry film thickness measurements of coatings on concrete up to 10mm‡ thick – without damaging the coating.

Taking over 60 readings per minute in standard mode and 140+ readings per minute in scan mode; the
Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge allows users to inspect more coatings in less time. With a choice of intelligent, ergonomic probes, designed for continuous use and field replaceable probe tips you can inspect all day, everyday.

The built in signal strength indicator on the Elcometer 500 Coatings on Concrete Gauge prevents false or incorrect readings, as the gauge only displays the coating thickness measurement if the signal strength indicator goes green.

Robust, ergonomic and sealed against dirt and water, equivalent to a rating of IP54, the Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge has been designed to work in harsh environments.

Incredibly easy to use, the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge for concrete can be used in accordance with ASTM D6132, SSPC PA9 & ISO 2808 Method 10.

Compatible with ElcoMaster® software and ElcoMaster® Mobile App, individual coating thickness measurements can be transferred via USB or Bluetooth® to PC or a mobile device for analysis and instant report generation.

Features of the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge

Fast

Measuring over 60 readings per minute in standard mode and over 140 readings per minute in scan mode, the Elcometer 500 coating thickness gauge can significantly reduce your inspection times.

Reliable

The Elcometer 500 will only display the coating thickness reading if the signal strength indicator turns green, preventing false or incorrect readings.If the coating thickness is outside the measurement range, the Elcometer 500 tells you on the display.

Intelligent

The Elcometer 500 measurement probes are supplied with user replaceable probe tips. If the tip is damaged or wears during use you can replace it and carry on. The gauge even informs you when you need to change the probe tip, maximising inspection time.

Easy to Use

There is no need to set up gates, range values or know the thickness of the coating, simply select the coating material from the gauge library and start measuring.

Ergonomic

The Elcometer 500 gauge and intelligent probes have all been ergonomically designed for continuous use. No force is required to take a reading.

Rugged

Robust, ergonomic and sealed against dirt and water, equivalent to a rating of IP54, the Elcometer 500 has been designed to work in harsh environments, making it the ideal gauge for the laboratory or the job site.

How to create a coating sample using the Elcometer 500 Coating Calibration Mould (CCM)

Place the Coating Calibration Mould (CCM) on a flat surface and completely fill the sample chamber with the test coating. Using the plastic scraper, scrape over the coating allowing the excess to fall into the overflow chamber. Allow the coating to cure When fully cured, calibrate a ferrous coating thickness gauge on the side of the CCM then measure and record the dry film thickness at the centre of the coating. Measure the same point using the Elcometer 500. Enter the dry film thickness measurement and save it in the Elcometer 500’s Coating Materials list

 

The different modes of calibration

1. Coating Material Library

The Elcometer 500’s advanced measurement technology means that you no longer need to know how thick the coating should be or to set up measurement gates before taking a reading. Simply switch on the gauge, select the coating from the calibration library and take a reading – it is that easy

2. Material Thickness Calibration

To obtain the greatest measurement accuracy, the Elcometer 500 can be calibrated using the known thickness of the coating to be measured. If a sample of known thickness is not available, the Elcometer 500 Coating Calibration Mould (CCM) can be used to create a coating of known thickness which is traceable to both National and International Standards.

3. Sound Velocity Calibration

 The Elcometer 500 can be calibrated by entering the speed of sound from the Product Datasheet available from the coating manufacturer.

 

Display modes

Readings Readings & Statistics Readings & Run Charts Readings & Bar Graphics Readings & Differential

The Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge can be used in accordance with:

• ASTM D6132
• SSPC PA9
• ISO 2808 Method 10

Specifications

Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge – Specifications

Part Number Description Certificate  
A500C-B Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge Model B
A500C-T Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge Model T
A500-KIT1 Elcometer 500 Coatings on Concrete Inspection Kit
Operating Temperature -10 to 50°C
Power Supply 2 x AA batteries (rechargeable batteries can be used)
Battery Life Alkaline: Approximately 15 hours Lithium: Approximately 28 hours
Gauge weight 161g including batteries, without transducer
Gauge Dimensions 141 x 73 x 37mm without transducer

1 Epoxy coatings, thickness on other materials may vary
2 Whichever is greater
● Test certificate supplied as standard

Probe Range

Scale C1 Certificate
T500-C1 Elcometer 500 Scale C1 Probe
Range1: 150 – 2,500μm
Accuracy2: ±2% or ±10μm
Resolution: Low: 10μm, 0.01mm; High: 1μm, 0.001mm
 

Scale C2

Certificate
T500-C2 Elcometer 500 Scale C2 Probe
Range1: 750 – 9,000μm
Accuracy2: ±2% or ±10μm
Resolution: Low: 10μm, 0.01mm; High: 1μm, 0.001mm

 

Product Features ■ Standard □ Optional
  Model B   Model T
Fast, accurate reading rate; 60+ readings per minute  ■
Repeatable & reproducible measurements  ■
Easy to use menu structure; in 30+ languages  ■
Tough, impact, waterproof & dust resistant; equivalent to IP54  ■
Bright colour screen;  with automatic rotating display (0°, 90°, 180° & 270°)  ■
Scratch & solvent resistant display; 2.4″ (6cm) TFT  ■
USB power supply; via PC  ■
Test certificate & 2 year gauge warranty*  ■
Ambient light sensor; with adjustable auto brightness  ■
Automatic probe recognition  ■
Gauge software updates¹; via ElcoMaster® software  ■
Data output  ■
USB; to computer  ■
Bluetooth®; to computer, Android™ & iOSǂ devices  ■
Measurement units; μm, mm, mils, inch  ■
Signal strength indicator
User selectable reading resolution; Low & High reading resolution  ■
Display modes; user selectable  ■
Readings  ■
Readings & differential; reading and the offset from a set nominal difference  ■
Bar graph  ■
Live reading trend graph; in batch mode  ■
Run chart; trend graph of last 20 readings  ■
User selectable statistics;  ■
Number of readings; η, Mean (average); x, Standard deviation; σ,  ■
Highest reading; Hi, Lowest reading; Lo, Coefficient of variation; CV%
Normal dry film thickness; NDFT, High & low limits; definable  ■
audible & visual alarms, Number of readings above high limit;
Number of readings below low limit; Range; I
Multiple calibration methods with on-screen instructions;  in 30+ languages  ■
Material selection; preset choice of materials or  ■
create own user defined materials
Velocity entry; direct entry of a material’s sound-velocity  ■
1 Point; using a coating sample of known thickness  ■
Calibration lock; with optional PIN code unlock  ■
Gauge memory; number of readings  100,000
Number of batches; with unique batch calibrations  1,000
Alpha-numeric batch names; user definable on the gauge  ■
Fixed batch size mode; with batch linking  ■
Batch review graph  ■
Delete last reading  ■
Limits; 40 user definable audible & visual pass/fail warnings  ■
Live reading mode; transfer of individual readings to external device USB  USB & Bluetooth®
Reading save function  ■
Date and time stamp  ■
Scan mode  ■
ElcoMaster® software & USB cable  ■
Protective case  ■
Plastic transit case  ■

* The Elcometer 500 is supplied with a one year warranty against manufacturing defects. Gauge warranty can be extended to two years
1 Internet connection required

Packing List

  • Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge
  • 4ml Bottle of Probe Tip Oil
  • 120ml Bottle of Ultrasonic Couplant
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Protective Case
  • Transit Case (Model T)
  • Wrist Harness
  • 3 x Screen Protector, ElcoMaster® Software (Model T)
  • ElcoMaster® Software (Model T)
  • USB Cable (Model T)
  • Test Certificate

Data Sheet

Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge – Data Sheet

Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge Data Sheet

Standards

Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge – Standards

The Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge can be used in accordance with:

• ASTM D6132
• SSPC PA9
• ISO 2808 Method 10

Accessories

Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge – Accessories

Part Number Description
T50027602-1 C1 Replacement Probe Tip; Pack of 2
T50027602-2 C2 Replacement Probe Tip; Pack of 2
T50027604 Probe Tip Oil; 4ml Bottle
T92015701 Ultrasonic Couplant; 120ml
T92024034-7 Ultrasonic Couplant; 300ml
T92024034-8 Ultrasonic Couplant; 500ml
T92024034-3 Ultrasonic Couplant; 3.8l
T92024034-9 Ultrasonic Couplant (High Temp); 60ml for use in high temperature environments up to 398°C
T99022255-13 C1 Foil Set: 1 & 2mm
T99022255-13C C1 Foil Set – Certified: 1 & 2mm
T99022255-14 C2 Foil Set: 3 & 8mm
T99022255-14C C2 Foil Set – Certified: 3 & 8mm
T50027567-1 Elcometer 500 Coating Calibration Mould (CCM)

Instruction Manual

Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge – Instruction Manual

Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge – Instruction Manual

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