Purpose and types of thickness gauges




A tool that can be used to accurately determine the thickness of a material or layer of its coating is called a thickness gauge. The device is used in construction, shipbuilding, and everyday life. It is most often used in mechanical engineering to measure layers of paint, primer, filler or film applied to the body without violating the integrity of the material.

Today, anyone can buy an automotive thickness gauge for:

  • accurate assessment of the quality of the paint coating;
  • determining the value of motor vehicles;
  • Detecting body defects when buying a car.

The paint thickness gauge is a sought-after instrument in the industrial and construction industries. It is used to measure the layer of insulation coating that is applied to communications, concrete, pipes and is used by inspection inspectors when inspecting facilities prior to product certification.

Today you can find and buy a thickness gauge in specialized stores, many of its models are presented in our universal online store “Bolgarka”. Different on the principle of action devices are used in different spheres.

Electromagnetic devices are able to measure the density of the magnetic field, so they are used to measure the thickness of the coating, as well as the products are suitable for working with ferrous metals. Vortex models perform measurement by magnetic field, effective on non-magnetic, non-ferrous metals, the most accurate in measuring aluminum, copper. Ultrasonic models work through ultrasonic waves, are used to analyze non-metallic coatings (ceramics, steel, plastic), except for wood, foam, paper.

Magnetic varieties operate on the basis of magnets, recommended for measuring paint, powder, plastic layer and other hard non-magnetic coatings. Combined designs simultaneously function on the principle of electromagnetic and eddy current devices. They measure both magnetic and non-magnetic surfaces.

Depending on the model of the thickness gauge, the price may vary, because the devices are equipped with additional features that expand their capabilities and simplify the work. This is a built-in backlight, which allows you to measure in places with insufficient lighting. A large LCD display that speeds up your work by displaying numbers clearly. An auto-off mode will save battery power and the usb port will allow data exchange. The built-in memory of the device will increase the memory card.


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