Videos & webinars

PosiTector 6000: Fast Measurement Speed and New Scan Modes

Products referenced in this video:

Video Transcript

Introducing faster PosiTector 6000 coating thickness measurement speeds and enhanced scanning capabilities from DeFelsko, the measure of quality.

Today’s coating inspectors and applicators are expected to thoroughly evaluate coating thickness over large areas and take many measurements. As always, the PosiTector 6000 is the simple, durable, and accurate tool for the job.  

PosiTector 6000 probes now take over 60 readings per minute, achieving increased measuring speed without compromising quality, accuracy or performance.  

For advanced users and straightforward applications, Fast mode increases the measurement speed even further to over 90 readings per minute.

To quickly analyze a large area, Scan mode now takes over 180 readings per minute while the probe is held on the surface.

All new PosiTector 6000 probe models feature faster measurement speeds, and are compatible with the award-winning PosiTector platform.

In addition to these faster speeds, PosiTector 6000 models now feature two new scanning modes.

All PosiTector 6000 probes are capable of scanning when attached to an Advanced gage body, without the need for wear tips or repetitive zeroing. The durable ruby-tipped probes on our most popular probe models prevent wear and maintain the factory calibration. For rough coatings, the PosiTector 6000 FXS and FHXS probes feature zirconia toughened aluminum wear faces.

In all Scan modes, the probe measures continuously when placed on the surface. Quickly identifying areas of thin or excessive coating coverage that might be missed using spot-checks.

There are three ways to scan with the PosiTector 6000. In Normal Scan mode, each reading is displayed, and saved to memory if enabled. Normal Scan can be used in conjunction with other modes- for example, when PA2 mode and Scan mode are enabled at the same time, the gage automatically scans a set number of readings for each spot, proceeding to the next spot when the probe is lifted.

In Statistics Scan mode, a running average is displayed on the screen while taking readings, in addition to the minimum, maximum, and standard deviation values. When Memory mode is enabled, these five parameters are saved after each scan, without saving the individual readings.  

In Limited Count Average Scan mode, the user is prompted to select a number of readings per scan. Each time the probe is placed on the surface, the selected number of readings are taken. The average is displayed on the screen, and saved into memory if enabled. Like Statistics Scan mode, the individual readings aren’t displayed or saved into memory.

Faster measurements and enhanced scanning are just two of the ways the PosiTector 6000 improves the inspection process. Learn more about the PosiTector 6000 at