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PosiTector® PC

Powder Checker for Uncured Powder Thickness

Non-contact coating thickness gage measures uncured powder and predicts cured thickness.
  • All readings are constantly updated and displayed simultaneously
  • Advanced technology allows measurements on moving parts
  • 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

  • Hand-held, battery operated
  • No calibration adjustment required for most powders
  • Thickness results appear on both gage body and probe
  • High contrast, color LCD
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Durable

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

  • Advanced technology allows measurements on moving parts
  • Easy calibration adjustment options to improve accuracy on unusual powders or substrates
  • Conforms to ASTM D7378
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Versatile

  • Wireless probe communicates with Advanced gage body up to 10m away (30 feet). No cable to risk disturbing applied powder.
  • Selectable display languages
  • High Contrast backlit display for bright or dark environments
  • 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
  • Wireless Access Point - directly connect your smart device (phone/tablet) or WiFi-enabled computer to a PosiTector Advanced body without the need for WiFi network access or a Mobile Hotspot.
  • FAST mode – faster measurement speed 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
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Specifications

PosiTector PC specifications chart

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 from multiple probes in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • 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
Probe Interchangeability
All gages come complete with body and probe, protective rubber holster with belt clip, wrist strap, 3 AAA alkaline batteries, instructions, nylon carrying case with shoulder strap, protective lens shield, Long Form Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST, USB cable, PosiTector.net account, two (2) year warranty.

Models

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PosiTector PC Base Models:

PosiTector PC with advanced gage body
Advanced with Probe
INCLUDED PROBE
PRBPC
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PosiTector PC probe only
Probe Only
*Requires PosiTector Advanced gage body (S/N 702,000 or greater) to function
INCLUDED PROBE
PRBPC
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PosiTector Powder Inspection Kits:

PosiTector PC KITPCF3
KITPCF3
Positector PC Probe
PRBPC
Positector 6000 Probe
6000-F
(ferrous only)
Powder Combs
Model 1
Model 4
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PosiTector PC KITPCFS3
KITPCFS3
Positector PC Probe
PRBPC
Positector 6000 Probe
6000-FS
(ferrous only, with cable)
Powder Combs
Model 1
Model 4
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PosiTector PC KITPCFN3
KITPCFN3
Positector PC Probe
PRBPC
Positector 6000 Probe
6000-FN
(ferrous & non-ferrous)
Powder Combs
Model 1
Model 4
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PosiTector PC KITPCFNS3
KITPCFNS3
Positector PC Probe
PRBPC
Positector 6000 Probe
6000-FNS (ferrous & 
non-ferrous with cable)
Powder Combs
Model 1
Model 4
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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.

Are there different models of the PosiTector PC to choose from?

No. There is 1 model consisting of an Advanced gage body and probe (ordering code: PC3-E). You can purchase the probe separately (ordering code: PRBPC) for use with Advanced gage bodies with serial numbers greater than 700,000 (manufactured after April 2011).

Can I purchase a new PosiTector PC probe for my existing PosiTector Advanced gage body?

Yes. PosiTector Advanced gage bodies manufactured after April 2011 with serial numbers greater than 700,000 support the NEW PosiTector PC probe. Simply update your existing PosiTector by following step by step instructions at http://dl.defelsko.com/html-p/updates/index.html. The PosiTector PC probe will NOT work on Standard gage bodies.

Can I use my previous generation PosiTector PC probe on my new model PosiTector gage body?

Yes. A quick reset will allow the PC probe to communicate with all new gage bodies. Once reset, however, the PC probe will be unable to communicate with the previous generation gage body unless both are returned for service.

Can I connect other probes?

Yes. The PosiTector PC accepts all PosiTector probes easily converting from measuring uncured powder to cured dry film thickness, surface profile, and more.

Does the PosiTector PC conform to existing standards and test methods?

Yes. The PosiTector PC complies with ASTM D7378, “Standard Practice for Measurement of Thickness of Applied Coating Powders to Predict Cured Thickness”.

Why measure uncured powder?

Coatings must be applied within certain minimum and maximum dry film thickness specifications. But waiting to measure coating thickness after curing can result in product waste and production delays. Accurate measurement at the time of application:

  • Eliminates over usage
  • Improves quality
  • Controls set-up
  • Reduces waste
  • Saves money!
Can I purchase a complete solution for measuring powder coating before and after cure?

Yes. PosiTector Powder Inspection Kits are available. Each kit contains a PosiTector Advanced gage body, PosiTector PC uncured powder thickness probe, user-selected PosiTector 6000 coating thickness probe and the 2 most popular DeFelsko Powder Combs.

How does the PosiTector PC work?

The probe uses ultrasound to non-destructively analyze applied powder in seconds. Information passes between the probe and the gage body via a fast Bluetooth wireless connection.

Are there alternative ways to measure uncured powder?

Yes. Handy, inexpensive powder combs are available. Coating powders diminish in thickness during the curing process, so measuring powder height in the pre-cured, pre-gelled state requires a correlation factor be calculated and applied to every measurement for every powder. Two popular Powder Comb models are included with each PosiTector Powder Inspection Kit.

Can I measure cured powder thickness with the PosiTector post cure?

Yes. Simply connect a PosiTector 6000 dry film thickness probe to measure the cured powder coating thickness.

Does the PosiTector PC imprint or dimple the powder?

No contact is made during measurement and there are no cables to accidentally brush and disturb the powder.

Do I have to hold the probe steady during measurement?

No. In fact, the instrument performs best when there is slight movement. It was designed to measure moving parts on hooks.

When measuring, the result on the probe and gage body occasionally changes by several digits after I remove my finger from the probe. Is this OK?

Yes, this is normal operation. There is a queue of samples that are still being processed after the button is released.

What types of batteries are used?

The wireless probe uses 3 “AA” alkaline batteries. The gage body uses 3 “AAA” alkaline batteries. Battery icons display a full bar with fresh alkaline batteries installed. As the batteries weaken, the bar will be reduced. When the battery icon is low, the instrument can still be used, but the batteries should be changed at the earliest opportunity.

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.

Accessories

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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Replacement Probe Screens

Used to protect the probe transducer (Qty. 2)

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