Thickness Gauge

Choose from a variety of thickness gauge, mil gage or paint meter products used for the non-destructive measurement of nonmagnetic coating, insulating layer and dry film thickness (DFT) on ferrous and / or non-ferrous metal substrates such as steel and aluminum. Explore PCE Instruments' selection of accurate, affordable thickness gauge, coating thickness meter, surface testing and film gauge devices used for automotive paint inspection, material testing and manufacturing quality control applications.

A thickness gauge is an essential quality assurance tool when anodizing, galvanizing and applying zinc coating to metallic surfaces. A thickness gauge also is used to measure body paint thickness and uniformity on pre-owned cars, revealing repainted spots, identifying hidden damages and exposing undisclosed accidents. This information is important when determining the actual value of a used car. In addition, certain types of thickness gauges can measure wall thickness and determine the hardness of metals, plastics and glass.

For measuring powder coating thickness, a good rule of thumb is to use a magnetic or eddy current thickness gauge on powder-coated metal substrates. Use an ultrasonic thickness gauge on powder-coated non-metal substrates like plastic and wood.