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POSITECTOR 6000 System

Coating Thickness


Coating thickness or dry film thickness (DFT) is an important variable that plays a role in product quality, process control, and cost control. Measurement of film thickness can be accomplished by selecting the best mil gage for the particular application.

Why Dry Film Thickness Measurement is Important

Dry film thickness (DFT) or coating thickness is arguably the single most important measurement made during the application and inspection of protective coatings. Coatings are designed to perform their intended function when applied within a tight DFT range as specified by the manufacturer. Correct thickness ensures optimum product performance. Even the most basic specification will require DFT to be measured.

The Measure of Quality

Regular film thickness measurement helps control material costs, manage application efficiency, maintain finish quality and ensure compliance with contract specifications. Paint manufacturers recommend target ranges to achieve optimum performance characteristics and clients expect these parameters to be met.

Check out our selection of coating thickness gauges below.



  • Dry Film Thickness Gauge for Metal

    FEATURES   SIMPLE NEW Faster measurement speed — 60+ readings per minute Ready to measure — no calibration adjustment required for most applications Enhanced one-handed menu navigation Flashing display — ideal in a noisy...

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  • PosiTector 200 Coatings on Concrete Model

    PosiTector® 200   Coating Thickness Gages for Non-Metal Substrates Non-destructively measures a wide variety of applications using proven ultrasound technology. Measure coating thickness over wood, concrete, plastic and more. Advanced...

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  • Positector 6000 Standard/Advanced Body

    PosiTector Gage Bodies PosiTector Gage Bodies can be used with all PosiTector probes. Choose from Standard or Advanced models. Standard Models Storage of 250 readings—stored readings can viewed or downloaded Advanced Models Storage of 100,000...

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