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PosiTest® PC

Non-contact Uncured Powder Thickness Gage

Affordably measures uncured powder coatings using non-contact ultrasonic technology to predict a cured thickness
  • Dedicated stand-alone unit is ready to measure right out of the box
  • Up to 4x faster measurement speed* — ideal for moving lines and swinging parts
  • No calibration adjustment required for most powders
  • Storage of 999 readings with onscreen averaging. Stored readings can be downloaded to PosiSoft Desktop Software
  • Scan Mode continuously takes measurements — ideal for analyzing large areas
Conforms to ASTM D7378
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Features

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Simple

  • Dedicated stand-alone unit is ready to measure right out of the box
  • Up to 4x faster measurement speed* — ideal for moving lines and swinging parts
  • Easy-to-read digital display with a simple, icon based menu
  • Hand-held, battery operated
  • Ergonomic and lightweight
  • No calibration adjustment required for most powders
  • Target Grid simultaneously displays distance to the part and alignment, making measurements easy
  • RESET features instantly restores factory settings
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Durable

  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant — ideal for harsh powder coating environments
  • Hard-shell carrying case included
  • Replaceable screen protects the sensor
  • Two year warranty
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Accurate

  • Improved sensor technology allows easier measurement on small tubes, odd shapes and moving parts
  • Easy 1 and 2 point calibration adjustment options with Cal Reset to improve accuracy on unusual powders or substrates
  • Conforms to ASTM D7378
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Versatile

  • No cable to risk disturbing the applied powder
  • Mils/microns switchable
  • High contrast color display
  • Adjustable display brightness for optimal visibility in any environment
  • Toggle sound On and Off
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries
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Powerful

  • Storage of 999 readings with onscreen averaging. Stored readings can be downloaded to PosiSoft Desktop software
  • Scan Mode continuously takes measurements - ideal for analyzing large areas
  • USB Keyboard Mode emulates keystrokes to easily stream readings to a PC or PLC
  • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power
  • Software updates keep your instrument current
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Specifications

PosiTector PC specifications chart
Gage comes complete with probe Zero Fixture, 4 AAA batteries, flat-head screwdriver, instructions, replacement probe screen, protective lens shield, USB cable, hard shell case, two (2) year warranty

* Versus the previous generation PosiTector PC Powder Checker

Kits

PosiTector PC with advanced gage body
PosiTest PC
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PosiTest Powder Inspection Kits:

Complete solutions for measuring powder coating before and after cure. Each kit contains the new PosiTest PC, two DeFelsko Powder Combs and your choice of dry film thickness gage. Select from 6 pre-configured kits or build your own.

PosiTector PC KITPCF3
KITPCFS1
Coating Thickness Gage
PosiTector 6000 FS1 Standard
(ferrous only)
Powder Combs
Model 1
Model 4
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PosiTector PC KITPCFS3
KITPCFS3
Coating Thickness Gage
PosiTector 6000 FS3 Advanced
(ferrous only)
Powder Combs
Model 1
Model 4
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PosiTector PC KITPCFN3
KITPCFNS1
Coating Thickness Gage
PosiTector 6000 FNS1 Standard
(ferrous & non-ferrous)
Powder Combs
Model 1
Model 4
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PosiTector PC KITPCFNS3
KITPCFNS3
Coating Thickness Gage
PosiTector 6000 FNS3 Advanced
(ferrous & non-ferrous)
Powder Combs
Model 1
Model 4
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PosiTector PC KITPCF3
KITPCDFTF
Coating Thickness Gage
PosiTest DFT Ferrous Gage
Powder Combs
Model 1
Model 4
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PosiTector PC KITPCFS3
KITPCDFTC
Coating THickness Gage
PosiTest DFT Combo Gage
Powder Combs
Model 1
Model 4
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Software

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 Custom PDF Report Generator

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.

What has changed from the previous version?

The PosiTest PC has been completely redesigned as a dedicated stand-alone unit and is now part of the PosiTest family of instruments. No PosiTector gage body required.

NEW Features

  • Up to 4x faster measurement speed for moving lines and swinging parts
  • Improved sensor technology allows easier measurement on small tubes, odd shapes and moving parts
  • Ergonomic, one-handed unit is ready to measure right out of the box
  • Storage of 999 readings with onscreen averaging. Stored readings can be downloaded to PosiSoft Desktop software.
  • Scan Mode continuously takes measurements — ideal for analyzing large areas
  • Easy-to-read digital display with simple, icon based menu
  • Target Grid simultaneously displays distance to the part and alignment, making measurements easy
  • Range: 20 to 100 µm (0.8 – 4.0 mils)
  • Easy 1 and 2 point calibration adjustment options with Cal Reset to improve accuracy on unusual powders or substrates. No calibration adjustment required for most powders.
  • USB Keyboard Mode emulates keystrokes to easily stream readings to a PC or PLC
Does the PosiTest PC conform to existing standards and test methods?

Yes. The PosiTest 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 rework & waste
  • Saves money!
How does it work?

The probe uses airborne ultrasound to non-destructively analyze applied powder in seconds.

Is a Certificate of Calibration included with the PosiTest PC?

No. Certificates of Calibration show traceability to a National Standard and no uncured powder thickness standard exists at this time. The PosiTest PC Powder Checker is an in-process tool. To validate the PosiTest PC’s readings and confirm the final thickness meets specifications, measure the cured coating with a PosiTector 6000 or PosiTest DFT dry film thickness gage. Our dry film thickness gages include a Certificate of Calibration.

Is the PosiTest PC suitable for on-line applications?

Yes. The PosiTest PC has the ability to stream positioning and measurement data via its USB port, and can be integrated into on-line, automated applications with appropriate fixturing. To ensure the USB cable stays reliably connected, the USB Retention Fixture accessory is recommended.

Does the PosiTest PC imprint or dimple the powder?

No. The PosiTest PC is a non-contact instrument and there are no cables to accidentally brush and disturb the powder.

Do I have to hold the instrument steady during measurement?

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

Can the PosiTest PC store or print data?

Yes. The PosiTest PC can store up to 999 readings in one batch. Stored readings can be downloaded to PosiSoft Desktop software for record keeping and review.

What types of batteries are used?

The instrument uses 4 “AAA” alkaline batteries(included) providing 16 hours of continuous measurement.

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.

Accessories

Replacement Probe ScreensReplacement Probe Screens

Used to protect the probe transducer (Qty. 2)

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USB Retention FixtureUSB Retention Fixture

Ideal for applications where the USB cable will stay connected while taking measurements.

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