PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gauges

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PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gauges

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    Product Description

    Coating Thickness Gages for ALL Metal Substrates

    The DeFelsko PosiTector 6000 is a rugged, fully electronic coating thickness gauge that uses 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
    • NEW Larger 2.8" impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
    • NEW Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant - IP65-rated enclosure
    • 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
    • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST or PTB included (Long Form)

    Conforms to ISO 2178/2360/2808, ISO 19840, ASTM B244/B499/D1186/D1400/D7091/E376/G12, BS3900-C5, SSPC-PA2, US Navy NAVSEA PPI 63101-000, US Navy NAVSEA 009-32, AS 2331.1.4, AS3894.3-B, and others


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    Kit Contents
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    The DeFelsko PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gage Kit includes everything needed for testing:

    • PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gauge Body
    • PosiTector 6000 Probe
    • Precision plastic shims
    • Protective rubber holster with belt clip
    • Wrist strap and protective lens shield
    • 3 AAA alkaline batteries
    • PosiSoft Software and USB cable
    • Long Form Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST or PTB
    • Convenient carrying case and instructions
    • Two (2) year warranty


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    Features
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    Simple

    • Fast measurement speed - 60+ readings per minute. Enhanced FAST mode - 90+ readings per minute for quick inspection.
    • Ready to measure - no adjustment required for most applications
    • NEW Larger 2.8" impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
    • NEW On-gage help explains menu items at the touch of a button
    • Flashing display - ideal in a noisy environment
    • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings

    Durable

    • NEW Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant - IP65-rated enclosure
    • NEW Ergonomic design with durable rubberized grip
    • Wear-resistant probe tip
    • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster for added impact resistance
    • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe

    Accurate

    • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST or PTB included
    • Built-in temperature compensation ensures measurement accuracy
    • Hi-RES mode increases displayed resolution for precision applications
    • Conforms to national and international standards including ISO and ASTM

    Versatile

    • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector 6000, 200, DPM, IRT, RTR, SPG, SST, SHD, BHI, and UTG probes easily converting from a coating thickness gage to a dew point meter, surface profile gage, soluble salt tester, ultrasonic wall thickness gage, or hardness tester
    • Multiple Calibration adjustment options including 1 point, 2 point, and ISO 19840 correction factors
    • Selectable display languages
    • NEW Auto rotating display with Flip Lock
    • Extended cables available (up to 75 m/250 ft) for underwater or remote measuring
    • Mils/Microns/mm switchable

    Powerful

    • Statistics mode continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max and number of readings while measuring
    • NEW Screen Capture - save 100 screen images for record keeping and review
    • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
    • NEW Instant-on feature quickly powers up the gage if recently powered down
    • NEW Up to 30% longer battery life
    • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included.
    • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped
    • Software Updates via web keep your gage current
    • Software Solutions for viewing, analyzing & reporting data


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    Standard Models Features
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    Includes ALL features as shown above plus:
    • NEW Storage of 1,000 readings per probe-stored readings can be viewed or downloaded


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    Advanced Models Features
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    Includes ALL features as shown above plus:
    • NEW Storage of 250,000 readings in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
    • Live graphing of measurement data
    • NEW Prompted Batch Mode-create pre-defined batches with on-screen text and image prompts for each reading
    • 3 Scan Modes - increase measurement speed to 180+ readings per minute
      • Normal - take continuous readings without lifting the probe
      • Statistics - take continuous readings and record average, standard deviation, min/max thickness and number of readings while scanning
      • Limited Count Average - take continuous readings up to a user-specified count. The gage displays and records the average of the readings.
    • NEW Touchscreen keyboard for quickly renaming batches, adding notes, and more
    • Multiple stored calibration adjustments for measuring on a variety of substrate conditions
    • NEW SSPC-PA 2, ISO 19840, and IMO PSPC 90/10 modes help users comply with standards by prompting for min/max specifications, displaying the necessary readings, and automatically calculating statistics with a pass/fail result
    • 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
    • Integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols

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    Order Guide
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    APPLICATIONS

    Our most popular built-in and separate probe models
    Non-magnetic coatings on FERROUS metals (Steel & Cast Iron) F1
    F3
    FS1
    FS3
    Non-conductive coatings on NON-FERROUS metals (Aluminum, Copper, etc.) N1
    N3
    NS1
    NS3
    Combination - ALL METALS FN1
    FN3
    FNS1
    FNS3
    Measuring Range

    0 - 60 mils (0 - 1500 μ)


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    APPLICATIONS

    Ideal for anodized aluminum Microprobes - Our smallest probes for small parts or hard-to-reach areas
    Non-magnetic coatings on FERROUS metals (Steel & Cast Iron)
    F0S1
    F0S3
    Non-conductive coatings on NON-FERROUS metals (Aluminum, Copper, etc.) NAS1
    NAS3
    N0S1
    N0S3
    Measuring Range 0 - 25 mils (0 - 625 μ)

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    APPLICATIONS

    High-range probes for very thick protective coatings on All Metals
    Non-magnetic coatings on FERROUS metals (Steel & Cast Iron) FT1
    FT3
    FTS1
    FTS3
    FKS1
    FKS3
    Non-conductive coatings on NON-FERROUS metals (Aluminum, Copper, etc.)

    NKS1
    NKS3
    Combination - ALL METALS   FNTS1
    FNTS3

    Measuring Range 0 - 250 mils (0 - 6 mm) 0 - 500 mils (0 - 13 mm)


    * Other models available. Click to view PDF for complete Order Guide.
    ** Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gauges actual reading.
    *** Check with us for the recommended calibration standards for each model of gauge.


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    DeFelsko Positector 6000 Standard Body
    Standard
    DeFelsko Positector 6000 Advanced Body
    Advanced
    NEW Larger 2.8" impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
    NEW On-gage help explains menu items at the touch of a button
    NEW Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant - IP65-rated enclosure
    NEW Ergonomic design with durable rubberized grip
    NEW Auto rotating display with Flip Lock
    NEW Screen Capture - save 100 screen images for record keeping and review
    NEW Up to 30% longer battery life
    Reading Storage Capacity 1,000 per probe 250,000 in up to 1,000 batches
    Extended cables available (up to 75 m/250 ft) for underwater or remote measuring
    NEW Instant-on feature quickly powers up the gage if recently powered down
    Live graphing of measurement data ---
    NEW Prompted Batch Mode - create pre-defined batches with on-screen text and image prompts for each reading ---
    3 Scan Modes - increase measurement speed to 180+ readings per minute:
    Normal – take continuous readings without lifting the probe
    Statistics – take continuous readings and record average, standard deviation, min/max thickness and number of readings while scanning
    Limited Count Average – take continuous readings up to a user-specified count. The gage displays and records the average of the readings.
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    Multiple stored calibration adjustments for measuring on a variety of substrate conditions ---
    NEW SSPC-PA 2, ISO 19840, and IMO PSPC 90/10 modes help users comply with standards by prompting for min/max specifications, displaying the necessary readings, and automatically calculating statistics with a pass/fail result ---

    NEW Touchscreen keyboard for quickly renaming batches, adding notes, and more ---
    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 ---
    Integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols ---


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    Specifications
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    Measuring principle magnetic induction principle (Ferrous)
    eddy-current principle (Non-Ferrous)
    Display Backlit & Reversible LCD
    Data Output USB - "1" & "3" Models
    Bluetooth - "3" Models
    Surface Temp. Maximum 120 °F / 49 °C
    Power 3 AAA batteries, Included
    Dimensions 5.75" x 2.5" x 1.2" (146 x 64 x 31 mm)
    Weight 5.8 oz. (165 g) without batteries
    Protection Class Meets or exceeds IP5X, Solvent, acid, oil, water & dust resistant
    Warranty 2 Years
    Calibration Certificate Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included
    Min. Concave Radius 1 inch (2" OD)


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    DeFelsko Certified Coated Metal Plates

    • Certified and labeled in both Metric and Imperial units

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    DeFeslko STDCSS NIST Certified Plastic Shim Set, Includes 8 Size Shims

    • For use with all Type 2, electronic coating thickness gages

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    DeFelsko STDZ Zero Plates

    • Use with Certified Coated Metal Standards

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    DeFelsko Inspection Kits

    • Select from a variety of gage bodies and probes


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    Downloads
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    PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gauges - Data Sheet
    PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gauges - Instruction Manual
    PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gauges - Quick Guide
    PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gauges - Online Instruction Manual with Videos
    Accessories for DeFelsko Inspection Instruments - Online Catalog


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    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?

    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.

    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 6000 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.

    ABQ

    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 FXS and FHXS Xtreme probes are 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.

    Can the PosiTector 6000 measure nickel on steel?

    Yes, but it depends upon the particular type of nickel coating that has been applied to the steel.

    • When nickel plating is deposited by a process of electrolysis (employing an electric current in the nickel bath), the resultant coating – commonly called “e-nickel” – is always conductive and magnetic to some degree and cannot be accurately measured by our gages when applied to ferrous or non-ferrous metals.
    • Electroless nickel coatings are deposited by an autocatalytic process which does not involve the addition of an electric current. If the nickel bath in this process contains a minimum concentration of ~8% phosphorus, the resulting nickel plating is effectively non-magnetic and its thickness can be accurately measured on ferrous steel with a magnetic principle coating thickness gage such as a PosiTector 6000 F model.

    What is the measurement range of the PosiTector 6000?

    The coating thickness measurement range of the PosiTector 6000 is dependent on which interchangeable probe is attached. PosiTector 6000 probes are available for measuring a wide variety of coating thickness applications.For example, the PosiTector 6000 FN probe can measure coating thicknesses up to 1500 um (60 mils), while the PosiTector 6000 FNGS probe measures coatings up to 63.5 mm (2.5 inches) thick. No matter your application, DeFelsko likely has a measuring solution to satisfy your requirement.


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