Coating thickness gauges - Positector 6000

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COATING THICKNESS GAUGES on all metal substrates up to 60 mils thick

See also SURFACE PROFILE GAUGE for sand blasted, thick, textured coatings.

Rugged, fully electronic coating thickness gauges use magnetic and eddy current principles to measure coating thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, accurately and quickly.

 

 Simple

  • NEW Faster measurement speed—60+ readings per minute
  • Ready to measure — no calibration adjustment required for most applications
  • Enhanced one-handed menu navigation
  • Flashing display — ideal in a noisy environment
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings

 Durable

  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant - weatherproof
  • Wear-resistant probe tip
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe

 Accurate

  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST or PTB included (Long Form)
  • Built-in temperature compensation ensures measurement accuracy
  • Hi-RES mode increases displayed resolution for use on applications that require greater precision
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ISO and ASTM

 Versatile

  • PosiTector body universally accepts all PosiTector 6000200RTRSPGDPMSST, SHD and UTG probes easily converting from a coating thickness gage to a surface profile gage, dew point meter, soluble salt tester, Shore hardness durometer or ultrasonic wall thickness gage.

  • Multiple Calibration adjustment options including 1 point, 2 point, known thickness, average zero
  • Hi Contrast backlit display for bright or dark environments
  • Extended cables available (up to 75 m/250 ft) for underwater or remote measuring
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built-in charger)

 Powerful

  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • NEW Enhanced FAST mode — 90+ readings per minute for quick inspection
  • Software updates via web keep your gage current
  • Screen Capture - record and save image into USB flash memory for record keeping and review
  • Software Solutions for viewing, analyzing & reporting data:
    • PosiSoft USB Drive - stored readings and graphs can be accessed using universal PC/ Mac web browsers or file explorers. No software required
    • PosiSoft Desktop - desktop software (PC/Mac) for downloading, viewing, printing and storing measurement data. Available as a free download.
    • PosiSoft.net account - a free web-based application offering secure storage of thickness readings
    • PosiTector App - (Advanced models only) - Mobile app connects PosiTector Advanced instruments to your iOS or Android smart device.
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped
 
360° View Demo


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New! PosiTector Advanced 
models are now compatible with the
PosiTector App. 
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PosiTector Inspection Kits: 
Select from a variety of 
pre-configured kits or create your own from our wide
range of interchangeable probes 
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Step 1: Select a PosiTector body (Standard or Advanced features)

Includes all features shown on Overview page plus...

  • Storage of 250 readings per probe — stored readings can be viewed or downloaded

Includes all features shown on Overview page plus...

  • Storage of 100,000 readings from multiple probes in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches — stored readings can be viewed or downloaded
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • 3 Scan Modes — increase measurement speed to 180+ readings per minute
    • Normal - take continuous readings without lifting the probe
    • NEW Statistics - take continuous readings and record average, standard deviation, min/max thickness and number of readings while scanning
    • NEW Limited Count Average - take continuous readings up to a user-specified count. The gage displays and records the average of the readings.
  • Batch Annotation - Create meaningful batch names and enter notes directly on the instrument using a familiar on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with PosiSoft.net and downloads software updates
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology  for data transfer to a mobile device running the PosiTector App or optional portable printer. BLE API available for integration into third-party software.
  • Multiple stored calibration adjustments for measuring on a wide variety of substrate conditions
  • SSPC PA2 feature set determines if film thickness over a large area conforms to user-specified min/max levels
  • PSPC 90/10 feature determines if a coating system complies with an IMO performance standard for protective coatings
  • PosiTector App - Mobile app connects PosiTector Advanced instruments to your iOS or Android smart device
    • Auto-pairing Bluetooth BLE connection
    • Easily create custom reports from your measurement data in seconds
    • Export readings to PosiSoft Desktop or synchronize readings with PosiSoft.net for further reporting and archival options

  • Wirelessly connect PosiTector 6000 probes to your smart device
  • Turns your cell phone or tablet into a virtual PosiTector gage
  • Create and share professional PDF reports quickly and easily
  • Includes free mobile app

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Step 2: Select a Probe

 

Select from a variety of measurement ranges and probe styles to suit your application.

For probe selection, visit our Probe Details page

Select from a variety of measurement ranges and probe styles

The PosiTector 6000 consists of a body and a probe. A wide selection of interchangeable probes are available. All bodies accept all probes. Video Overview 

  • Two (2) year probe warranty
  • Heavy-duty, gold-plated locking connector for industrial environments
  • Certificate of Calibration (Long Form) traceable to NIST or PTB included with every probe
  • Each probe retains its own unique calibration information (allowing full probe interchangeability)
  • Extended cables available for underwater or remote measuring. Specify length when ordering
  • Probes are PosiTector SmartLink compatible - wirelessly connect PosiTector 6000 probes to your smart device


Probe Options

Integral Probes 


(F, N, FN, FT)

Ideal for one-handed operation.

   
Removable
Built-in Probe
Probe Model:
F
N
FN
FT
Range:
0 - 60 mils 0 -250 mils
0 - 1500 um 0 - 6 mm
0 - 6000 μm
Accuracy*:
+ (0.05 mils + 1%)  0 - 2 mils
   + (0.1 mils  +  1%)  > 2 mils
+ (0.5 mils + 1%)  0 - 100 mils
 + (0.5 mil + 3%) > 100 mils
(1 um + 1%)  0 - 50 um
 + (2 um + 1%)  > 50 um
 + (0.01 mm + 1%) 0 - 2.5 mm
+ (0.01 mm + 3%) > 2.5 mm
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

Cabled Regular Probes 

FS, NS, FNS, NAS, FTS

These constant-pressure, stainless steel probes are hermetically sealed to be totally waterproof - ideal for underwater use.

   
Regular
Probe Model:
FS
NS
FNS
NAS
FTS
Range:
0 - 60 mils 0 -25 mils 0 -250 mils
0 - 1500 um 0 - 625 um 0 - 6 mm
0 - 6000 μm
Accuracy*:
+ (0.05 mils + 1%)  0 - 2 mils
   + (0.1 mils  +  1%)  > 2 mils
+ (0.02 mils + 1%)  0 - 4 mils
 + (0.1 mils + 3%)  > 4 mils
+ (0.5 mils + 1%)  0 - 100 mils
 + (0.5 mil + 3%) > 100 mils
(1 um + 1%)  0 - 50 um
 + (2 um + 1%)  > 50 um
+ (.5 um + 1%)  0 - 100 um
 + (2 um + 3%)  > 100 um
 + (0.01 mm + 1%) 0 - 2.5 mm
+ (0.01 mm + 3%) > 2.5 mm
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

Probes for rough surfaces


FXS Xtreme

Uniquely designed for rugged applications. The FXS Xtreme™ probe with zirconia-toughened alumina wear face is ideal for rough steel surfaces.
Enhanced measuring speed of 50+ readings per minute makes it ideal for measuring large, rough surfaces quickly. Scan mode increases measurement rate to over 100 readings per minute (PosiTector Advanced only).
Compatible with PosiTector bodies with serial numbers greater than 700,000.

 

   
FXS Xtreme™
Range: 0 - 1500 um
0 - 60 mils
Accuracy*: + (0.05 mils + 1%)  0 - 2 mils
   + (0.1 mils  +  1%)  > 2 mils
(1 um + 1%)  0 - 50 um
 + (2 um + 1%)  > 50 um
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

Cabled 90° Regular Probes 

FRS, NRS, FNRS

Right angle probe for measuring within areas of low headroom.

These constant-pressure, stainless steel probes are hermetically sealed to be totally waterproof - ideal for underwater use.

   
90 Regular
Probe Model:
FRS
NRS
FNRS
Range:
0 - 60 mils
0 - 1500 um
Accuracy*:
+ (0.05 mils + 1%)  0 - 2 mils
   + (0.1 mils  +  1%)  > 2 mils
(1 um + 1%)  0 - 50 um
 + (2 um + 1%)  > 50 um
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

Cabled FNDS Probe for Duplex Coatings

The PosiTector 6000 FNDS probe measures the individual thicknesses of both the paint and the zinc layers in a duplex coating system with a single reading.

Duplex coating systems use a combination of two corrosion protection systems – typically paint or powder coating over galvanized steel (hot-dip, electro or zinc spray metallizing). The resultant corrosion protection is superior to either protection system used independently.

In Duplex mode, the PosiTector 6000 FNDS utilizes both magnetic (ferrous) and eddy current (non-ferrous) principles simultaneously to calculate and display the individual paint and zinc layer thicknesses. The magnetic principle is used to measure the combined paint/zinc thickness over the ferrous substrate, and the eddy current principle is used to measure the paint thickness over the non-ferrous zinc coating. The zinc thickness is calculated by subtracting the paint thickness from the combined paint/zinc thickness measurement. 

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When disabled, the gage will operate like a conventional combination ferrous/non-ferrous instrument (similar to PosiTector 6000 FNS probe). Ideal for measuring non-magnetic coatings over steel and non-conductive coatings over non-ferrous metal substrates.
Compatible with PosiTector Advanced (serial numbers 730,000+) and PosiTector Standard gage bodies with a color display. A Simple gage update may be required.
   
FNDS
Range: 0 - 60 mils 
0 - 1500 um
D
U
P
L
E
X
Minimum Zinc Thickness: 0.5 mil (13 um)
Paint Layer Accuracy*: Mils + (0.05 mils + 1%)  0 - 2 mils
+ (0.1 mils  +  1%)  > 2 mils
Microns (1 um + 1%)  0 - 50 um
 + (2 um + 1%)  > 50 um
Zinc Layer Accuracy*: Mils + (0.1 mils + 1%)  0.5 - 2 mils
+ (0.2 mils  +  1%)  > 2 mils
Microns (2 um + 1%)  13 - 50 um
 + (4 um + 1%)  > 50 um
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

Cabled 0° Microprobes

 

F0S, N0S

With our smallest measuring tip and best thin-film accuracy, this instrument is ideal for measuring on small parts, hard-to-reach areas, or close to edges.

The straight F0S and N0S Microprobes have a quick release adapter that makes them constant pressure probes for alignment on small, flat or curved parts. This adapter is held in place by a spring. If the sleeve is not required, simply pull it off the probe.
   
0 Microprobe
Probe Model:
F0S
N0S
 
Range:
0 - 45 mils 0 - 25 mils
0 - 1150 um 0 - 625 um
Accuracy*:
+ (0.02 mils + 1%)  0 - 4 mils
 + (0.1 mils + 3%)  > 4 mils
+ (0.5 um + 1%)  0 - 100 um
 + (2 um + 3%)  > 100 um
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

Cabled 45° Microprobes

F45S, N45S

With our smallest measuring tip and best thin-film accuracy, this instrument is ideal for measuring on small parts, hard-to-reach areas, or close to edges.

   
45 Microprobe
Probe Model:
F45S
N45S
 
Range:
0 - 45 mils 0 - 25 mils
0 - 1150 um 0 - 625 um
Accuracy*:
+ (0.02 mils + 1%)  0 - 4 mils
 + (0.1 mils + 3%)  > 4 mils
+ (0.5 um + 1%)  0 - 100 um
 + (2 um + 3%)  > 100 um
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

Cabled 90° Microprobes

F90S, N90S

Right angle probe for measuring within areas of low headroom.

With our smallest measuring tip and best thin-film accuracy, this instrument is ideal for measuring on small parts, hard-to-reach areas, or close to edges.

   
90 Microprobe
Probe Model:
F90S
N90S
 
Range:
0 - 45 mils 0 - 25 mils
0 - 1150 um 0 - 625 um
Accuracy*:
+ (0.02 mils + 1%)  0 - 4 mils
 + (0.1 mils + 3%)  > 4 mils
+ (0.5 um + 1%)  0 - 100 um
 + (2 um + 3%)  > 100 um
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.


High-Range Probes

FT, FTS, FNTS, FKS, NKS

Ideal for thick protective coatings such as epoxy, rubber, concrete liners, intumescent fireproofing and more.

   
High-Range
Probe Model:
FT
 
FTS
FNTS
FKS
NKS
Range:
0 -250 mils 0 -500 mils
0 - 6 mm
0 - 6000 μm
0 - 13 mm
Accuracy*:
+ (0.5 mils + 1%)  0 - 100 mils
 + (0.5 mil + 3%) > 100 mils

+ (1 mils + 3%) 
0 - 500 mils

 + (0.02 mm + 3%) 
0 - 13 mm

 + (0.01 mm + 1%) 0 - 2.5 mm
+ (0.01 mm + 3%) > 2.5 mm
FT FTS FNTS,FKS,NKS *Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

High Temperature Probes 

FHXS Xtreme Measures non-conductive coatings on steel substrates.

FHXS Xtreme™ probe with Alumina wear face and braided cable for hot or rough surfaces. Hot surfaces up to 250° C (500° F).

Compatible with PosiTector bodies with serial numbers greater than 700,000 and the new PosiTector SmartLink.

   
FHXS Xtreme™
Range: 0 - 10,000 um

0 - 400 mils

Accuracy*: + (0.1 mils + 3%)
+ (2 um + 3%)  
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

Probes for Thick Coatings on Steel 

FLS

Measures intumescent paint and other thick protective coatings on steel.

  • Measures up to 38 mm (1.5 inches)
  • Braided stainless steel cable - kink-proof, wear and cut resistant
  • Includes hard shell case and 19 mm (750 mil) shim

Compatible with PosiTector bodies with serial numbers greater than 700,000 and the new PosiTector SmartLink.

   
FLS

Probe Weight: 0.7 kg (1.5 lbs)

Range: 0 - 38 mm

0 - 1.5 inches

Accuracy*: + (0.01 in. + 3%)
+ (0.2 mm + 3%)

Minimum Surface Area:

3.25 x 3.25 in. (83 x 83 mm)
Minimum Substrate Thickness: 0.1 in. (2.5 mm)
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

Probes for Very Thick Coatings on Steel

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FNGS

Measures very thick coatings on ALL metals. Ideal for measuring ship hull coatings and thick intumescent paints.

  • Measures up to 63.5 mm (2.5 inches)
  • Measures non-conductive coatings on both ferrous and non-ferrous metal substrates
  • Braided stainless steel cable - kink-proof, wear and cut resistant
  • Long-lasting, low wear probe face to facilitate scanning of large surfaces
  • Includes a handle for easy one-handed operation
  • Includes a set of traceable coating thickness standards
  • Includes instruction card

Compatible with PosiTector bodies with serial numbers greater than 700,000 and the new PosiTector SmartLink.

   
FNGS

Probe Weight: 1.8 lbs / 0.8 kg

Range:

0 - 63.5 mm 

0 - 2.5 inches

Accuracy*:

+ (0.01 in. + 3%)

+ (0.2 mm + 3%)

Minimum Surface
Area:

10 x 10 in. (254 x 254 mm)
Minimum Substrate
Thickness:
0.2 in. (5 mm)
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

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Videos

PosiTector 6000 - Operation Examples PosiTector 6000 - Probe Overview
PosiTector 6000 - Operation Overview PosiTector 6000 - Probe Overview
PosiTector 6000 - Fast Mode PosiTector 6000 Advanced - Scan Mode
PosiTector 6000 - Fast Mode PosiTector 6000 Advanced - Scan Mode
PosiTector 6000 - HiLo Alarm PosiTector 6000 - Bluetooth Overview
PosiTector 6000 - HiLo Alarm PosiTector 6000 Advanced - Bluetooth

 

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