News Blog

News Blog

The News Blog is a list of latest product launches and news from BAMR and Elcometer. Please click on each subject or on the image for more information about each instrument.

 

Elcometer Blast Launch

Elcometer Launch Range of Abrasive Blast Equipment

October 2018

Elcometer, a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industry, has announced the launch of a complete range of abrasive blast equipment, which includes dry abrasive blast machines, precision media valves, blast hose, blast nozzles and personal protection equipment.

Elcometer World Conferece

Distributors across the Globe Attend Elcometer World Conference

November 2017

From 5th – 8th November 2017, distributors from across the globe traveled to Manchester, England for a world conference, hosted by Elcometer to celebrate 70 years in business.

“The world conference was a great way for our distributors to meet, network and celebrate 70 year of business for Elcometer” said Michael Sellars, MD, “We were able to give detailed demonstrations of our new products and even gave a tour of our factories meaning our distributors got to see where the products they sell are manufactured.”

Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge

New Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge – non destructively measures Coating Thickness on Concrete Substrates

November 2016

The new Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge for coatings on concrete has revolutionised the measurement of dry film thickness on concrete. You can now non-destructively measure the coatings on concrete and the gauge is now more accurate, faster and much easier than ever before.

New Elcometer 130 SSP Soluble Salt Profiler – 4 Bresle equivalent readings in just over two minutes!

November 2015

The NEW Elcometer 130 SSP Soluble Salt Profiler is the first gauge on the market to provide a 2D and 3D profile reading of salt distribution on a surface. It effectively gives you “salt goggles” to determine peaks of salt which will ultimately be the areas of concern. The NEW Elcometer 130 Soluble Salt Profiler produces Bresle equivalent readings faster and more accurately.

New Elcometer MTG Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge

August 2015

Elcometer has revolutionised the NDT market with their new range of Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauges. Features include: Ergonomic, rugged design, Accurate (1%) and easy to use menus, Firmware upgradeable through the Internet, High speed scan mode allowing 140+ readings per minute. The Elcometer MTG Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge range is ideal for measuring and recording material thickness up to 500mm and sound-velocity on a variety of substrates in a wide range of industrial applications.

News Blog Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

New Elcometer 456 Ultra / Scan Probe

April 2013

When connected to the latest Elcometer 456 coating thickness gauge, the newly developed Elcometer 456 Ultra/Scan probe has a reading rate (in scan mode) in excess of 140 readings per minute – further enhancing the speed and accuracy of field based dry film coating thickness measurement on Ferrous (F) and non-Ferrous (NF) substrates.

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 456

elcometer-506-pull-off-adhesion-tester-100

Elcometer 506 Pull Off Adhesion Gauges

January 2013

The Elcometer 506 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.

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 506

rhopoint-novo-gloss-iq-image-quality-haze-distinctness-of-image-doi-goniophotometer-wavescan-meter-100

Rhopoint Novo-Gloss IQ Image Quality Haze Distinctness of Image DOI Goniophotometer Meter

December 2012

The Rhopoint Novo-Gloss IQ Image Quality Haze Distinctness of Image DOI Goniophotometer Meter provides the very latest in gloss measurement technology, providing accurate gloss, haze and DOI analysis in a single reading.

Click here for the Product Page of the Rhopoint IQ

elcometer-224-digital-surface-profile-gauge-100

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

May 2012

Following the successful launch of the new Elcometer 224 Digital Surface Profile Gauge earlier this year, Elcometer are pleased to announce the addition of a new separate probe for measuring on convex curved surfaces.

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 224

elcometer-456-digital-coating-thickness-gauges-dry-film-thickness-gauge-dftg-100

Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge FREE product upgrade

March 2012

Elcometer’s team of engineers have developed this latest free product feature update to include:

–  A new live reading trend graph

–  The doubling of memory on the Elcometer 456 Model S and T gauges

–  A calibration pin code lock

–  A tap awake feature

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 456

elcometer-145-dust-tape-roller-100

Elcometer 145 Dust Tape Roller

May 2012

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.

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 145

elcometer-280-pulsed-dc-portable-holiday-spark-detector-100

Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector

August 2011

Using state of the art electronics to safely generate the required high voltage DC pulses, the Elcometer 280 detects holidays in coatings without the need to ground the gauge to the substrate – ideal for pipeline, and large surface, porosity inspection.

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 280

elcometer-2250-krebs-stormer-digital-viscosity-tester-100

Fully Automatic Krebs 2250 Viscosity Test from Elcometer

May 2011

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

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 2250

elcometer-550-non-contact-powder-thickness-gauge-100

Elcometer 550 Non-Contact Powder Thickness Gauge

April 2011

Using third generation proven airborne ultrasonic technology, the new Elcometer 550 accurately predicts cured coating thickness by non-contact measurement of coating powders.

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 550

elcometer-456-digital-coating-thickness-gauges-dry-film-thickness-gauge-dftg-100

Introducing the New Elcometer 456

March 2011

Incredibly fast, accurate and powerful coating thickness measurements!

After 3 generations and over 10 years of the best-selling Elcometer 456 digital coating thickness gauge, we are pleased to announce the launch of the next generation.

Fast, reliable and accurate, the new Elcometer 456 sets new standards in coating thickness measurements.

Click here for the Product Page of the Elcometer 456

 

Events

Events

Elcometer BAMR Training Dates:

Training

Craig Woolhouse and Steve Pollard from Elcometer UK will be in South Africa in May to conduct a few training courses details of which are as follows:
Thursday 10 May: One Day Training : Johannesburg (Country Club CCJ)
Friday 11 May: Paperless QA : Johannesburg (Country Club CCJ)
Monday 14 May: One Day Training : Cape Town (Kelvin Grove Club)
Tuesday 15 May: Paperless QA : Cape Town (Kelvin Grove Club)
Thursday 17 May: One Day Training : Durban (Kingfisher Conference Centre)

Please note: Interest in the courses have historically been high and the courses will in all likelihood be fully subscribed. If you are interested in attending, please advise us as soon as possible by filling in the following form:
BAMR Elcometer Training May 2018 – Google Form

One Day Training Course

The one day training will cover the big 7 in Elcometer’s range :

  • Ultrasonic Material Thickness
  • Climatic Condition Testing
  • Surface Cleanliness
  • Surface Profile
  • Coating Thickness – Wet & Dry
  • Adhesion
  • Pinhole / Porosity

and will be a relatively hands on course. The course will cover items such as :
– Calibrating a Dry Film Coating Thickness Gauge
– Taking surface profile readings with a Digital gauge as well as Testex Tape – we will cover recent changes in the ASTM Standard
– Recording climatic conditions and what key information to look out for
– Downloading readings to a computer and generating reports

The course will include latest products in the Elcometer range :
Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge
Elcometer MTG8 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge
Upgrade to the Elcometer ElcoMaster™ Data Management Software
Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull-Off Adhesion Tester
Elcometer 506 Adhesion Gauge
Elcometer 130 SSP Soluble Profiler Salt Contamination Meter
Elcometer 456 Scanning Probe for quickly measuring large areas

Elcometer 480 Gloss Meters

Delegates will receive a certificate at the completion of the course.

Details as follows :
Date :
Johannesburg : Thursday 10 May
Cape Town : Monday 14 May
Durban : Thursday 17 May

Time: 8am to 5pm

Venue:
Johannesburg : Country Club Johannesburg CCJ, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
Cape Town : Kelvin Grove Club, Campground Road, Newlands, Cape Town
Durban : Kingfisher Conference Centre, 1 Dumat Pl, Mount Edgecombe Country Estate 2, Mount Edgecombe, 4302

Price: R750 per person

Presentation by Craig Woolhouse – Elcometer 500 Coating on Concrete Gauge – May 2017
https://www.bamr.co.za/downloads/Elcometer-500-Coatings-on-Concrete-Gauge.pptx

Please RSVP as soon as possible
Space is limited to 25 delegates per Training Course
With the expected interest in the course there will be a limit of 5 employees from one company per course.

Paperless Quality Assurance (PQA) (ElcoMaster)
This course was SSPC approved in 2011.

The training will cover ElcoMaster Paperless QA and include the following:

  • Introduction to Quality Assurance
  • Reasons for wanting to have a Quality Control process
  • Reasons for wanting a Paperless QA process
  • Measure ambient conditions in accordance with industry standards using a digital dew point meter (Elcometer 319)
  • Measure surface profile using a digital surface profile gauge in accordance with ASTM D 4417 Method B (Elcometer 224)
  • Measure dry film thickness using a type 2 gauge in accordance with SSPC-PA 2 and other major industry standards (Elcometer 456)
  • Create a digital Coating Technical Report by importing your readings directly from each of the gauge types into Elcomaster 2.0

and will be a very hands on course.

The course will also include :
– Generating Reports for various applications and in various formats including your own in-house templates
– Combining reports to include Climate, Surface Profile and Coating Thickness as well as Ultrasonic Thickness, Salt Measurement and Adhesion
– Importing application photographs and including readings on the photographs for the report

Delegates will receive a certificate at the completion of the course.

Create a custom report from a blank piece of paper
To get an idea of what we will be covering on this course please access the following Youtube video which involves Dan from Elcometer generating the report in a few minutes :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JviaNL-APYY

The FREE ElcoMaster software package can be downloaded from either Google Play or Apple’s App Store and provides you with the ability to store readings from any Bluetooth enabled gauge from Elcometer together with:
– inspection photographs
– GPS coordinates of where each measurement was taken
– inspection notes
– gauge serial numbers
– calibration information, and much, much more.

Elcometer have recently launched a series of videos to demonstrate the functionality and ease of use of the ElcoMaster software for desktops as well as the ElcoMaster Mobile for tablets and smart phones.

These can be viewed in You Tube at the following links:
ElcoMaster Software Application – Professional Inspection Reports in Seconds
https://youtu.be/Px7iMZouTdo

Getting Started with ElcoMaster Mobile
https://youtu.be/AKS1p2G8dUI

Creating a Project for your Inspection Data in ElcoMaster Mobile
https://youtu.be/EZNhTL2iJ0o

Importing and Managing your Inspection Data in the ElcoMaster App
https://youtu.be/TRRE6moSXfc

Creating and Setting Up Collection Templates in ElcoMaster
https://youtu.be/XJX4tPcgg18

I have also taken a few video clips of the free Elcometer ElcoMaster software being used and the ease of use in being able to generate reports at the push of a button. These clips are all using the in-built template.

Here are links to You Tube video clips of various options that you have in creating / generating a report using the Elcometer ElcoMaster software.

1. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Changing the standard screen to the advanced screen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzNzqKe5-LU

2. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Connecting a gauge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkpT8YxOlr8

3. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Generate a report
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tfS8G-VPV0

4. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Adding a logo and a footer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPLFbvYJrT0

5. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Adding a photograph
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L4D1foZv2o

6. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Adding / amending limits
Adding notes
Excluding readings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_foAzzi_d8

7. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Adding labels – project labels and batch labels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvCJj_Vgx_c

8. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Labels up front setup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkebWzoRyuI

9. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Taking live readings while connected to the software
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQVszPnvwfY

10. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Updating Elcomaster software
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyxhrI-Fu2A

The video clips above cover the Elcomaster software using the Elcometer
report template.

I have recently generated more video clips of creating custom reports which can be viewed at the following links:
11. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Creating a custom report – entering batch readings
https://youtu.be/acx-NuAmY08

12. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Creating a custom report – manual text and Calculation entries
https://youtu.be/ktC8OhqZrAs

13. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
Creating a custom report – populating a custom report
https://youtu.be/ylwYSJYxcnc

Links to other Elcometer video clips can also be accessed online on the BAMR website:
https://www.bamr.co.za/videos-2/

Details of PQA training as follows :
Please note : You need to attend the One Day course to be able to attend the PQA course

Date :
Johannesburg : Friday 11 May
Cape Town : Tuesday 15 May

Time: 8am to 5pm

Venue:
Johannesburg : Country Club Johannesburg CCJ, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
Cape Town : Kelvin Grove Club, Campground Road, Newlands, Cape Town

Price: R1,200 per person (includes lunch, tea and biscuits)

Please note : You need to attend the One Day course to be able to attend the PQA course

Please note :
Delegates will be entitled to the following :
Discount off the purchase of either :
Elcometer 456CFTS1 – click here for pdf brochure for Unit and Probe
Elcometer Digital Inspection Kit – click here for pdf brochure
Elcometer Protective Coating Inspection Kit – click here for pdf brochure

Here is a link to the course from May 2015:
Elcometer PQA Paperless QA Training Course May 2015.
https://www.bamr.co.za/downloads/Elcometer-PQA-Paperless-QA-Training-Course-May-2015.pptx

ElcoMaster for android May 2015
https://www.bamr.co.za/downloads/ElcoMaster-for-android-May-2015.pptx

ElcoMaster for iPod iPhone and iPad May 2015
https://www.bamr.co.za/downloads/ElcoMaster-for-iPod-iPhone-and-iPad-May-2015.pptx

Please RSVP as soon as possible
Space is limited to 10 delegates

You might also be interested in recent presentations by Craig Woolhouse in South Africa:
Africorr 2016 in July:
Development of Soluble Salt Contamination Measurement
Visit the following link:
https://youtu.be/YoKV40m7xGE

Coatings for Africa 2015 in May:
Elcometer CFA 2015 DFT scan presentation
https://www.bamr.co.za/downloads/Elcometer-CFA-2015-DFT-scan-presentation.ppt

Enquiries & RSVP to:
Graham Duk
sales@bamr.co.za

Other recent promotions / launches that may be of interest :
Launch of Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge
Launch of Elcometer MTG8 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge
Launch of Elcometer 508 Digital Push Off Adhesion Tester Type III for curved surfaces
Launch of Elcometer 456 Scale 2 Scan probe
Launch of Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull-Off Adhesion Tester
Trade-in on Rhopoint Novo-Gloss 60 degree Gloss Meters
Launch of upgraded ElcoMaster with easier report generation – note examples
Launch of Elcometer 456 Scan probe
Launch of Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter
Launch of Elcometer Digital Inspection Kit