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PosiTector® 200

Coating Thickness Gages for Non-Metal Substrates

Non-destructively measures a wide variety of applications using proven ultrasound technology. Measure coating thickness over wood, concrete, plastic and more. Advanced models measure up to 3 layers with graphics.
  • Ready to measure – no calibration adjustment required for most applications
  • Solvent, acid, oil, water, and dust resistant – weatherproof
  • PosiTector interchangeable platform – attach any PosiTector probe to a single gage body
  • USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity to PosiSoft PC, Mac, and Smartphone software
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Features

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Simple

  • 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
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Durable

  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant - weatherproof
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt clip
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe
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Accurate

  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST or PTB included (Long Form)
  • Responsive transducers provide fast, accurate readings
  • Proven non-destructive ultrasonic technique conforms to ASTM D6132 and ISO 2808
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Versatile

  • High Contrast backlit display for bright or dark environments
  • Mils/Microns switchable
  • Selectable display languages
  • Flip display enables right-side-up viewing
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built-in charger)
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Powerful

  • Statistics mode continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max thickness and number of readings while measuring
  • Sealed USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included
  • 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
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped
Probe Interchangeability

Standard Models

Includes ALL features as shown on left plus...
Includes ALL features as shown above plus...
  • Measure the total thickness of a coating system
  • Storage of 250 readings per probe—stored readings can be viewed or downloaded

Advanced Models

Includes ALL features as shown on left plus...
Includes ALL features as shown above plus...
  • Storage of 100,000 readings in up to 1,000 batches
  • Measure the total thickness of a coating system or up to 3 individual layer thicknesses in a multi-layer system. Also features graphic readout for detailed analysis of the coating system.
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • Onscreen Batch Annotation—add notes, change batch names and more with built-in 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.
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Models

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Step 1: Choose a gage body

Step 2: Select a Model

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All PosiTector 200 models measure total thickness
PosiTector 200 B1 probe
200 B1
Application
Polymer coating on wood, plastic, etc.
Measurement Range*
13 to 1000 μm
0.5 to 40 mils
Accuracy
± (2 μm + 3% of reading)
± (0.1 mils + 3% of reading)
Certified Thickness Standard
STDA3
View PDF
PosiTector 200 C1 probe
200 C1
Application
Coatings on concrete, fiberglass, etc.
measurement Range*
50 to 3800 μm
2 to 150 mils
Accuracy
± (2 μm + 3% of reading)
± (0.1 mils + 3% of reading)
CERTIFIED THICKNESS STANDARD
STDP6
View PDF
PosiTector 200 D1 probe
200 D1
Application
Thick, soft coatings like polyurea, asphaltic neoprene, very thick polymers
measurement Range*
50 to 7600 μm     2 to 300 mils
Accuracy
± (20 μm + 3% of reading)
± (1 mils + 3% of reading)
CERTIFIED THICKNESS STANDARD
STDP1
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*Range limits apply to polymer based coatings only. D probe polyurea range is 50 to 5000 μm (2 to 200 mils).

Step 2: Select a Model

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All PosiTector 200 Advanced models measure individual layers
PosiTector 200 B3 probe
200 B3
Application
Polymer coating on wood, plastic, etc.
Measurement Range*
13 to 1000 μm
0.5 to 40 mils
Accuracy
± (2 μm + 3% of reading)
± (0.1 mils + 3% of reading)
MINIMUM INDIVIDUAL LAYER THICKNESS**
13 μm
0.5 mils
Certified Thickness Standard
STDA3
View PDF
PosiTector 200 C3 probe
200 C3
Application
Coatings on concrete, fiberglass, etc.
Measurement Range*
50 to 3800 μm
2 to 150 mils
Accuracy
± (2 μm + 3% of reading)
± (0.1 mils + 3% of reading)
Minimum Individual layer thickness**
50 μm
2 mils
CERTIFIED THICKNESS STANDARD
STDP6
View PDF
PosiTector 200 D3 probe
200 D3
Application
Thick, soft coatings like polyurea, asphaltic neoprene, very thick polymers
Measurement Range*
50 to 7600 μm     2 to 300 mils
Accuracy
± (20 μm + 3% of reading)
± (1 mils + 3% of reading)
Minimum Individual layer thickness**
500 μm
20 mils
CERTIFIED THICKNESS STANDARD
STDP1
View PDF
*Range limits apply to polymer based coatings only. D probe polyurea range is 50 to 5000 μm (2 to 200 mils).
**For multiple layer applications only. Dependent on material to be tested.

Step 2: Select a Model

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PosiTector PRB200B probe
PRB200B
Application
Polymer coating on wood, plastic, etc.
Measurement Range*
13 to 1000 μm
0.5 to 40 mils
Accuracy
± (2 μm + 3% of reading)
± (0.1 mils + 3% of reading)
Certified Thickness Standard
STDA3
View PDF
PosiTector PRB200C probe
PRB200C
Application
Coatings on concrete, fiberglass, etc.
Measurement Range*
50 to 3800 μm
2 to 150 mils
Accuracy
± (2 μm + 3% of reading)
± (0.1 mils + 3% of reading)
CERTIFIED THICKNESS STANDARD
STDP6
View PDF
PosiTector PRB200D probe
PRB200D
Application
Thick, soft coatings like polyurea, asphaltic neoprene, very thick polymers
Measurement Range*
50 to 7600 μm     2 to 300 mils
Accuracy
± (20 μm + 3% of reading)
± (1 mils + 3% of reading)
CERTIFIED THICKNESS STANDARD
STDP1
View PDF
*Range limits apply to polymer based coatings only. D probe polyurea range is 50 to 5000 μm (2 to 200 mils).

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Software

PosiSoft Software in use

PosiSoft Desktop

Powerful desktop software for downloading, viewing, printing and storing measurement data. No internet connection required.

  • Simple, intuitive user interface
  • Import readings directly from the gage via USB or from legacy PosiSoft desktop versions
  • Synchronize measurement data including readings, notes and pictures to and from PosiSoft.net
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PosiSoft.net

The intuitive and familiar user interface of PosiSoft Desktop brought to your web browser. Data is securely stored in the cloud.

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PosiTector App

An easy-to-use mobile app (iOS/ Android) that connects to your PosiTector Advanced, PosiTector Smartlink, or PosiTest AT.

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PosiSoft USB

A simple gage interface to retrieve data in a manner similar to a flash drive. No software to install or internet connection required.

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PosiSoft Custom PDF Report Generator

featured on PosiSoft Desktop, PosiSoft.net, PosiTector App
Easily create reports from your measurement data in seconds
  • Generate custom, professional PDF reports
  • Include inspection information such as on-site pictures, screen captures, notes and more to communicate important details
  • Create and save multiple custom layouts as templates – insert cover pages, add logos/images, and select font and point size
  • Select the information to include for each product type – charts, histograms, readings, time stamps and more
  • Compile multi-batch reports from one or more probes and instrument types

F.A.Q.

Do your instruments require any formal training for use? Do you offer ‘demo’ models?

No. Our instruments are designed for simple operation, feature easy-to-use menus, both full and quick instruction manuals, and helpful videos. In lieu of demonstration models, we provide unlimited technical support via telephone and/or email, and a limited 30-day money back guarantee.

Is the PosiTector 200 calibrated at the factory?

The PosiTector 200 arrives fully calibrated and ready to measure. A Long-Form Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST or PTB is included, which documents actual readings taken by your instrument at our calibration laboratory on standards traceable to a national metrology institute. Beware of ‘Certificates’ or ‘Certificates of Conformance’ offered by competitors. These typically do not include actual instrument readings, and are often insufficient to meet common quality requirements.

The PosiTector 200 is factory calibrated to measure most polymer coatings out of the box without calibration or adjustment. If required, a simple gage adjustment can be made to a coating sample of known thickness as close as possible in composition to the intended application. For best results, the thickness of the sample should be equal to or slightly greater than the maximum expected thickness of the coating to be measured.

Can the PosiTector 200 be used to measure coatings on metal substrates?

In many cases, yes! However, the following should be noted:

  • Metal Substrate Thickness: Because sound travels through metals approximately three times faster than it travels through most protective coatings, substrate thickness will largely determine the suitability of a particular coating thickness application for the PosiTector 200.

  • Gage Adjustment: Adjustment to the PosiTector 200 gage’s Hi Range to eliminate unwanted metal substrate back-wall echoes is typically required for improved measurement repeatability. This process of adjustment is simplified through the use of the PosiTector 200 Advanced gage’s Graphics Mode. Although a PosiTector 200 Standard gage model has the capability to accurately measure single coat applications and a total coating system thickness of multi-layer applications, we strongly recommend the use of a PosiTector 200 Advanced gage model for measurement on metal substrates.

  • Single Coat Applications: A minimum coating thickness of 13µm (0.5 mil) on a flat metal substrate with a minimum thickness of 1.25mm (50 mils) is usually required.

  • Multi-Layer Applications –
  1. Total thickness: In many circumstances, the total thickness of a multi-layer coating system over metal can be reliably measured. As in single coat applications, a minimum total coating system coating thickness of 13µm (0.5 mil) on a flat metal substrate with a minimum thickness of 1.25mm (50 mils) is usually required.

  2. Individual layers: The PosiTector 200 will measure the thickness of individual layers when each layer is thicker than 125µm (5 mils) and the metal substrate is thicker than 6mm (0.25”). A greater difference in the acoustic characteristics of each layer results in a greater likelihood of accurate individual layer measurement.

A PosiTector 6000 probe is generally recommended over a PosiTector 200 probe for measuring coating thickness on metal substrates because –

  • Lower cost
  • Larger selection of probes (none requiring the use of an ultrasonic couplant gel)
  • Greater accuracy
  • Unlike PosiTector 200 probes, adjustment is not required for most protective coating properties
  • Fully conform to international standards for measuring coating thickness over metal
What is couplant? Do I need to use it every time I take a reading?

Couplant is required for every reading in order to propagate ultrasound into the coating. Water is a suitable couplant for smooth coatings. Use the supplied glycol gel for rougher coatings.

Can the PosiTector 200 measure coatings that contain particles or aggregate?

Broadcast epoxy, urethane mortar and other coating systems that contain aggregates or particulate inclusions (silica, quartz flake, concrete, etc.) will present a significant measurement challenge to our ultrasonic PosiTector 200 instrument. This is caused by the tendency of the solid particles to interfere with the ultrasonic impulse and typically results in unreliable thickness readings.

How do I ‘Zero’ the PosiTector 200?

Unlike a magnetic or eddy-current principle gage, an uncoated substrate is not required to Zero the PosiTector 200. Instead, the probe is held in the air away from the substrate when the Zero is performed.

How often should the PosiTector probe be recalibrated?

PosiTector probes include a Certificate of Calibration with no expiry or end date. They have no shelf life, therefore the length of time in the field is not a good indicator for recalibration intervals. Many organizations with quality programs and recertification programs require annual recalibrations, and this is a good starting point for most users. DeFelsko recommends that customers establish calibration intervals based upon their own experience and work environment. Based on our product knowledge, data and customer feedback, a one year calibration interval from the date the instrument was placed in service is a good starting point.

Accessories

PosiTector Probes

PosiTector bodies accept all PosiTector probes easily converting from a coating thickness gage to a surface profile gage, dew point meter, soluble salt tester, hardness and ultrasonic thickness gage.

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Certified Thickness Standards

Verify accuracy/operation of coating thickness gages. Important component of fulfilling both ISO/QS-9000 and in-house quality control requirements with a measurement accuracy traceable to NIST or PTB.

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Certified Plastic Shims

Economical alternative to Coated Metal Plates, with a reduced accuracy. Ideal for protecting the PosiTector probe tip.

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Bluetooth Printer

Battery-operated and light weight, this Bluetooth Printer prints readings and statistical summaries via Bluetooth from Advanced models.

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Ultrasonic Couplant

Every PosiTector 200 ships with (1) bottle of Ultrasonic couplant.  Additional 4oz. bottles are available (sold in cases of 12). MSDS

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AC Power Kit

Use for continuous operation or battery charging. This kit supplies several alternate power solutions for your battery-operated PosiTector. Operate your gage without the need for batteries.

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PosiTector Case

Convenient hard shell case for carrying a PosiTector gage body and multiple probes

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Rechargeable Batteries

Precharged batteries ready to use with a considerably longer run time than conventional Nickel Cadmium batteries. High performance in low temperatures and no charger required.

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Protective Lens Shield

Pack of 5 thin plastic lens shields to protect PosiTector display from paint overspray. One lens shield included in every PosiTector purchase.

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Certified Polystyrene Blocks

Certified Polystyrene Blocks are for use with gages that measure over 1500 µm (60 mils).

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