PosiTector® 6000

Coating Thickness Gages for ALL Metal Substrates

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
  • Ready to measure – no calibration adjustment required for most applications
  • Solvent, acid, oil, water, and dust resistant – weatherproof
  • Wear resistant ruby probe tip, for long-lasting calibration
  • 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

  • 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
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Durable

  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant — weatherproof
  • Wear-resistant probe tip
  • 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)
  • 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
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Versatile

  • Multiple Calibration adjustment options including 1 point, 2 point, known thickness, average zero
  • Selectable display languages
  • High contrast LCD with backlit display
  • Flip display enables right-side-up viewing
  • Extended cables available (up to 75 m/250 ft) for underwater or remote measuring
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built-in charger)
  • Mils/Microns/mm switchable

Powerful

  • Statistics mode continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max thickness and number of readings while measuring
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • NEW Enhanced FAST mode — 90+ readings per minute for quick inspection
  • 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...
  • 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 and sub-batches
  • 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.
  • Multiple stored calibration adjustments for measuring on a variety of substrate conditions
  • SSPC-PA 2 feature 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
  • 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
  • Onscreen Batch Annotation—add notes, change batch names and more with built-in QWERTY keyboard
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Models

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Step 1: Choose a gage body

Step 2: Choose material type

Step 3: Select a model

Click model to download cutsheet
Our most popular Integral and Regular cabled probe models
Measuring Range:
0 - 60 mils       0 - 1500 μm
Accuracy
± (0.05 mil + 1%) 0 - 2 mils  
± (0.1 mil  +  1%) > 2 mils
± (1 μm + 1%)  0 - 50 μm  
± (2 μm + 1%)  > 50 μm
*FXS Xtreme probe with Alumina wear face. Ideal for rough surfaces.
Microprobes – Our smallest probes for small parts or hard-to-reach areas
Measuring Range:
0 - 45 mils        0 - 1150 μm
Accuracy
± (0.02 mil + 1%) 0-4 mils
± (0.1 mil + 3%) >4 mils
± (0.5 μm + 1%) 0-100 μm  
± (2 μm + 3%) >100 μm
PosiTector 6000 F45S1 Probe illustration
45°
F45S1
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PosiTector 6000 F90S1 Probe illustration
90°
F90S1
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Integral and Cabled probes for thick protective coatings; epoxy, rubber, intumescent fireproofing and more
Measuring Range:
0 - 250 mils       0 - 6 mm
Accuracy
± (0.5 mil + 1%) 0-100 mils
± (0.5 mil + 3%) >100 mils
± (0.01 mm + 1%) 0-2.5 mm 
± (0.01 mm + 3%) >2.5 mm
PosiTector 6000 FTRS1 Probe illustration
FTRS1
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90°
Measuring Range:
0 - 400 mils      0 - 10 mm
Accuracy
± (0.1 mil + 3%)
± (2 μm + 3%)
PosiTector 6000 FHXS1 Probe illustration
FHXS1**
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**FHXS Xtreme probe with Alumina wear face and braided cable measures non-conductive coatings on steel. Ideal for rough or hot surfaces up to 250 ̊ C (500 ̊ F).
Measuring Range:
0 - 500 mils       0 - 13 mm
Accuracy
± (1 mil + 3%)
± (0.02 mm + 3%)
Measuring Range:
0 - 1.5 inches       0 - 38 mm
Accuracy
± (0.01 in. + 3%)
± (0.2 mm + 3%)

Step 3: Select a model

Click model to download cutsheet
Our most popular Integral and Regular cabled probe models
Measuring Range:
0 - 60 mils       0 - 1500 μm
Accuracy
± (0.05 mil + 1%) 0 - 2 mils  
± (0.1 mil  +  1%) > 2 mils
± (1 μm + 1%)  0 - 50 μm  
± (2 μm + 1%)  > 50 μm
Ideal for anodized aluminum
Measuring Range:
0 - 25 mils       0 - 625 μm
Accuracy
± (0.02 mil + 1%) 0-4 mils
± (0.1 mil + 3%) >4 mils
± (0.5 μm + 1%) 0-100 μm  
± (2 μm + 3%) >100 μm
Microprobes – Our smallest probes for small parts or hard-to-reach areas
Measuring Range:
0 - 25 mils       0 - 625 μm
Accuracy
± (0.02 mil + 1%) 0-4 mils
± (0.1 mil + 3%) >4 mils
± (0.5 μm + 1%) 0-100 μm  
± (2 μm + 3%) >100 μm
PosiTector 6000 N45S1 Probe illustration
45°
N45S1
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PosiTector 6000 N90S1 Probe illustration
90°
N90S1
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Integral and Cabled probes for thick protective coatings; epoxy, rubber, intumescent fireproofing and more
Measuring Range:
0 - 500 mils       0 - 13 mm
Accuracy
± (1 mil + 3%)
± (0.02 mm + 3%)

Step 3: Select a model

Click model to download cutsheet
Our most popular Integral and Regular cabled probe models
Measuring Range:
0 - 60 mils       0 - 1500 μm
Accuracy
± (0.05 mil + 1%) 0 - 2 mils  
± (0.1 mil  +  1%) > 2 mils
± (1 μm + 1%)  0 - 50 μm  
± (2 μm + 1%)  > 50 μm
90°
PosiTector 6000 FNRS1 Probe illustration
FNRS1
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PosiTector 6000 FNDS1 Probe illustration
FNDS1*
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*Ideal for duplex coating systems
Integral and Cabled probes for thick protective coatings; epoxy, rubber, intumescent fireproofing and more
Measuring Range:
0–250 mils       0–6 mm
Accuracy
± (0.5 mil + 1%) 0-100 mils
± (0.5 mil + 3%) >100 mils
± (0.01 mm + 1%) 0-2.5 mm
± (0.01 mm + 3%) >2.5 mm
Measuring Range:
0–2.5 inches       0–63.5 mm
Accuracy
± (0.01 in. + 3%)
± (0.2 mm + 3%)
PosiTector 6000 FNGS1 Probe illustration
FNGS1*
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*FNGS probe measures non-conductive coatings on all metals.

Step 2: Choose material type

Step 3: Select a model

Click model to download cutsheet
Our most popular Integral and Regular cabled probe models
Measuring Range:
0 - 60 mils       0 - 1500 μm
Accuracy
± (0.05 mil + 1%) 0 - 2 mils  
± (0.1 mil  +  1%) > 2 mils
± (1 μm + 1%)  0 - 50 μm  
± (2 μm + 1%)  > 50 μm
*FXS Xtreme probe with Alumina wear face. Ideal for rough surfaces.
Microprobes – Our smallest probes for small parts or hard-to-reach areas
Measuring Range:
0 - 45 mils        0 - 1150 μm
Accuracy
± (0.02 mil + 1%) 0-4 mils
± (0.1 mil + 3%) >4 mils
± (0.5 μm + 1%) 0-100 μm  
± (2 μm + 3%) >100 μm
PosiTector 6000 F45S3 Probe illustration
45°
F45S3
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Integral and Cabled probes for thick protective coatings; epoxy, rubber, intumescent fireproofing and more
Measuring Range:
0 - 250 mils       0 - 6 mm
Accuracy
± (0.5 mil + 1%) 0-100 mils
± (0.5 mil + 3%) >100 mils
± (0.01 mm + 1%) 0-2.5 mm 
± (0.01 mm + 3%) >2.5 mm
PosiTector 6000 FTRS3 Probe illustration
FTRS3
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90°
Measuring Range:
0 - 400 mils       0 - 10 mm
Accuracy
± (0.1 mil + 3%)
± (2 μm + 3%)
PosiTector 6000 FHXS3 Probe illustration
FHXS3**
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**FHXS Xtreme probe with Alumina wear face and braided cable measures non-conductive coatings on steel. Ideal for rough or hot surfaces up to 250 ̊ C (500 ̊ F).
Measuring Range:
0 - 500 mils       0 - 13 mm
Accuracy
± (1 mil + 3%)
± (0.02 mm + 3%)
Measuring Range:
0 - 1.5 inches       0 - 38 mm
Accuracy
± (0.01 in. + 3%)
± (0.2 mm + 3%)

Step 3: Select a model

Click model to download cutsheet
Our most popular Integral and Regular cabled probe models
Measuring Range:
0 - 60 mils    0 - 1500 μm
Accuracy
± (0.05 mil + 1%) 0 - 2 mils  
± (0.1 mil  +  1%) > 2 mils
± (1 μm + 1%)  0 - 50 μm  
± (2 μm + 1%)  > 50 μm
Ideal for anodized aluminum
Measuring Range:
0 - 25 mils       0 - 625 μm
Accuracy
± (0.02 mil + 1%) 0-4 mils
± (0.1 mil + 3%) >4 mils
± (0.5 μm + 1%) 0-100 μm  
± (2 μm + 3%) >100 μm
Microprobes – Our smallest probes for small parts or hard-to-reach areas
Measuring Range:
0 - 25 mils       0 - 625 μm
Accuracy
± (0.02 mil + 1%) 0-4 mils
± (0.1 mil + 3%) >4 mils
± (0.5 μm + 1%) 0-100 μm  
± (2 μm + 3%) >100 μm
PosiTector 6000 N45S3 Probe illustration
45°
N45S3
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PosiTector 6000 F90S3 Probe illustration
90°
N90S3
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Integral and Cabled probes for thick protective coatings; epoxy, rubber, intumescent fireproofing and more
Measuring Range:
0 - 500 mils       0 - 13 mm
Accuracy
± (1 mil + 3%)
± (0.02 mm + 3%)

Step 3: Select a model

Click model to download cutsheet
Our most popular Integral and Regular cabled probe models
Measuring Range:
0 - 60 mils       0 - 1500 μm
Accuracy
± (0.05 mil + 1%) 0 - 2 mils  
± (0.1 mil  +  1%) > 2 mils
± (1 μm + 1%)  0 - 50 μm  
± (2 μm + 1%)  > 50 μm
90°
PosiTector 6000 FNRS3 Probe illustration
FNRS3
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PosiTector 6000 FNDS3 Probe illustration
FNDS3*
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*Ideal for duplex coating systems
Integral and Cabled probes for thick protective coatings; epoxy, rubber, intumescent fireproofing and more
Measuring Range:
0 - 250 mils       0 - 6 mm
Accuracy
± (0.5 mil + 1%) 0-100 mils
± (0.5 mil + 3%) >100 mils
± (0.01 mm + 1%) 0-2.5 mm
± (0.01 mm + 3%) >2.5 mm
Measuring Range:
0 - 2.5 inches       0 - 63.5 mm
Accuracy
± (0.01 in. + 3%)
± (0.2 mm + 3%)
PosiTector 6000 FNGS3 Probe illustration
FNGS3*
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*FNGS probe measures non-conductive coatings on all metals.

Step 2: Choose material type

Step 3: Select a model

Click model to download cutsheet
Our most popular Integral and Regular cabled probe models
Measuring Range:
0 - 60 mils       0 - 1500 μm
Accuracy
± (0.05 mil + 1%) 0 - 2 mils  
± (0.1 mil  +  1%) > 2 mils
± (1 μm + 1%)  0 - 50 μm  
± (2 μm + 1%)  > 50 μm
*FXS Xtreme probe with Alumina wear face. Ideal for rough surfaces.
Microprobes – Our smallest probes for small parts or hard-to-reach areas
Measuring Range:
0 - 45 mils       0 - 1150 μm
Accuracy
± (0.02 mil + 1%) 0-4 mils
± (0.1 mil + 3%) >4 mils
± (0.5 μm + 1%) 0-100 μm  
± (2 μm + 3%) >100 μm
PosiTector 6000 PRBF45S Probe illustration
45°
PRBF45S
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PosiTector 6000 PRBF90S Probe illustration
90°
PRBF90S
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Integral and Cabled probes for thick protective coatings; epoxy, rubber, intumescent fireproofing and more
Measuring Range:
0 - 250 mils       0 - 6 mm
Accuracy
± (0.5 mil + 1%) 0-100 mils
± (0.5 mil + 3%) >100 mils
± (0.01 mm + 1%) 0-2.5 mm 
± (0.01 mm + 3%) >2.5 mm
Measuring Range:
0 - 400 mils       0 - 10 mm
Accuracy
± (0.1 mil + 3%)
± (2 μm + 3%)
PosiTector 6000 PRBFHXS Probe illustration
PRBFHXS**
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**FHXS Xtreme probe with Alumina wear face and braided cable measures non-conductive coatings on steel. Ideal for rough or hot surfaces up to 250 ̊ C (500 ̊ F).
Measuring Range:
0 - 500 mils       0 - 13 mm
Accuracy
± (1 mil + 3%)
± (0.02 mm + 3%)
Measuring Range:
0 - 1.5 inches       0 - 38 mm
Accuracy
± (0.01 in. + 3%)
± (0.2 mm + 3%)

Step 3: Select a model

Click model to download cutsheet
Our most popular Integral and Regular cabled probe models
Measuring Range:
0 - 60 mils       0 - 1500 μm
Accuracy
± (0.05 mil + 1%) 0 - 2 mils  
± (0.1 mil  +  1%) > 2 mils
± (1 μm + 1%)  0 - 50 μm  
± (2 μm + 1%)  > 50 μm
Ideal for anodizing aluminum
Measuring Range:
0 - 25mils       0 - 625μm
Accuracy
± (0.02 mil + 1%) 0-4 mils
± (0.1 mil + 3%) >4 mils
± (0.5 μm + 1%) 0-100 μm  
± (2 μm + 3%) >100 μm
Microprobes – Our smallest probes for small parts or hard-to-reach areas
Measuring Range:
0 - 25 mils       0 - 625 μm
Accuracy
± (0.02 mil + 1%) 0-4 mils
± (0.1 mil + 3%) >4 mils
± (0.5 μm + 1%) 0-100 μm  
± (2 μm + 3%) >100 μm
PosiTector 6000 PRBN45S Probe illustration
45°
PRBN45S
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PosiTector 6000 PRBN90S Probe illustration
90°
PRBN90S
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Integral and Cabled probes for thick protective coatings; epoxy, rubber, intumescent fireproofing and more
Measuring Range:
0 - 500 mils       0 - 13 mm
Accuracy
± (1 mil + 3%)
± (0.02 mm + 3%)

Step 3: Select a model

Click model to download cutsheet
Our most popular Integral and Regular cabled probe models
Measuring Range:
0 - 60 mils       0 - 1500 μm
Accuracy
± (0.05 mil + 1%) 0 - 2 mils  
± (0.1 mil  +  1%) > 2 mils
± (1 μm + 1%)  0 - 50 μm  
± (2 μm + 1%)  > 50 μm
*Ideal for duplex coating systems
Integral and Cabled probes for thick protective coatings; epoxy, rubber, intumescent fireproofing and more
Measuring Range:
0 - 250 mils       0 - 6 mm
Accuracy
± (0.5 mil + 1%) 0 - 100 mils
± (0.5 mil + 3%) > 100 mils
± (0.01 mm + 1%) 0 - 2.5 mm
± (0.01 mm + 3%) > 2.5 mm
Measuring Range:
0 - 2.5 inches       0 - 63.5 mm
Accuracy
± (0.01 in. + 3%)
± (0.2 mm + 3%)
PosiTector 6000 PRBFNGS Probe illustration
PRBFNGS*
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*FNGS probe measures non-conductive coatings on all metals.
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PosiTector SmartLink - A Smart New Way to Measure

PosiTector SmartLink and free mobile app turns your cell phone or tablet into a virtual PosiTector gage.

Wirelessly connect PosiTector probes to your Apple iOS or Android smart device.

For more information about the PosiTector SmartLink, click here.

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Software

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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.

Is the PosiTector 6000 calibrated at the factory?

PosiTector 6000 instruments arrive fully calibrated and include a Long-Form Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST or PTB. The Certificate of Calibration 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.

Does the PosiTector 6000 need to be ‘calibrated’ or ‘adjusted prior’ prior to use? Do I need to perform a two-point adjustment prior to measuring?

The innovative probe technology and factory calibration in the PosiTector 6000 means that it arrives ready-to-measure — usually there is no need to perform a two-point calibration adjustment. Ruby or alumina probe tips on standard probe models eliminate wear, meaning that the factory calibration is maintained throughout the lifetime of the probe. Whether out of the box or after years of use, PosiTector 6000 will continue to provide accurate results.

For highest confidence and best measurement accuracy, observe our “golden rule” — simply check ZERO (or the known thickness of a shim) on the uncoated part, adjust if necessary, and then measure the coated part. This ensures that the probe is properly adjusted for substrate characteristics including mass, metallurgy, curvature, temperature and roughness.

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

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.

How often should the PosiTector 6000 be recalibrated?

PosiTector 6000 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.

What can the PosiTector 6000 measure?

PosiTector 6000 probes have different capabilities depending on the model.

  • ‘Ferrous’ model probes (order code beginning in ‘F’ ex. FS1) can measure non-magnetic coatings applied to ferrous (magnetic) metals, typically carbon steel.
  • ‘Non-ferrous’ model probes (order code beginning in ‘N’ ex. NRS3) can measure non-conductive coatings applied to non-ferrous metals.
  • ‘Combination model probes (order code beginning in ‘FN’ ex. FNTS1) can measure non-magnetic coatings applied to ferrous (magnetic) metals, AND non-conductive coatings applied to non-ferrous metals
Is the PosiTector affected by the surface roughness (profile) of the metal substrate below the coating?

All coating thickness gages are influenced to some degree by substrate roughness, as shown in the below image. It is generally accepted that coating thickness should be measured from the highest ‘peaks’ in the rough surface thus ensuring they are covered by the protective coating. However, coating thickness gages will instead measure the coating thickness from the ‘effective magnetic plane, which is located somewhere between the highest peaks and deepest valleys of the profile.

SSPC-PA 2 proposes several solutions depending upon the instrument type and the particular situation. Similar methods are suggested by ASTM D7091 and ISO 19840. One option is to verify the gage reads zero on the uncoated steel substrate, and adjust to zero if necessary. This is a popular solution when the metal surface is relatively smooth.

Since it is difficult to ensure that the probe tip is sitting on the highest peaks of the surface profile, another option is to place a plastic shim of a known thickness that is close to the expected thickness of the applied coating between the probe and substrate and adjust to the stated thickness of the shim- referred to as a 1-point adjustment. The plastic shim sits on the peaks of the surface profile over a greater area than the probe tip, ensuring that the adjustment is being taken ‘over the peaks’. This best simulates a coating covering the peaks of the surface profile.

Can the PosiTector 6000 measure coatings on stainless steel?

"Stainless steel" is a term used to generally categorize a wide variety of corrosion and heat-resistant alloys. In specific terms of metallurgy, a “stainless steel” is any iron-based alloy containing a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass. Some stainless steel alloys have a relatively low magnetic response (often called “partially/weakly magnetic”). Others have no magnetic response whatsoever, and some possess a ferromagnetic response similar to carbon steel.

The PosiTector 6000 is uniquely able to measure partially magnetic stainless steel alloys, an application that is challenging for many competitive instruments. PosiTector 6000 FN (combination ferrous/non-ferrous) probe models can often measure consistently on partially magnetic substrates with a simple Zero adjustment. For more challenging applications, the “N-Lock” measurement mode permits accurate measurement of non-conductive coatings applied to partially magnetic substrates.

Can the PosiTector 6000 measure coatings on hot surfaces?

The PosiTector 6000 FHXS Xtreme is ideal for measuring coating thickness on hot and/or rough surfaces (250°C, 500°F maximum). All PosiTector 6000 probe are capable of measuring on hot surfaces. Standard probe models can operate at environments up to 50˚C (120˚F). However, if the probe is lifted clear of the surface as soon as a reading is taken and is allowed to cool, measurements can be taken at higher temperatures. Simply ensure that the probe remains at a temperature of less than 50˚C (120˚F), and cool enough to handle with an unprotected hand.

What is the minimum part size required to take a reading?

To ensure a part’s dimensions are suitable for a PosiTector 6000 probe, simply check ZERO on the uncoated part and adjust if necessary. Verify accuracy by measuring a plastic shim placed on the uncoated part. If the measurement is within the combined tolerances of the shim and probe, the probe is suitable for measuring the coated part.

Can the PosiTector 6000 be used underwater?

While the PosiTector gage body and probe connector are not suitable for immersion in water, PosiTector 6000 regular cabled probes are hermetically sealed and ideal for underwater use. Extended cables are available (up to 75 m/250 ft) for underwater or remote measuring.

Is the PosiTector 6000 intrinsically safe?

While the PosiTector 6000 is not designed as an intrinsically safe device, our PosiTest mechanical gages are ideal for measuring coating thickness in hazardous operating environments.

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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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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Probe Foot Rings

Ideal for use on thin, soft coatings to protect unnecessary wear while using Scan or Fast mode to measure large objects

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Probe Fixture Stand

Helps reduce adverse operator influence by ensuring the probe is placed perpendicular to the part’s surface in a controlled, repeatable way.

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