Electronic Coating thickness gauge used for measuring dry film thickness of coating

Coating thickness gauge for measuring dry film thickness

For measuring dry film thickness (DFT) you can use a paint meter or coating thickness gauge. The most difficult measurement in the coating business probably is dry film thickness because of its impact on the coating process, condition and cost. These measurements can be used to determine the expected durability of a coating, to evaluate the appearance and conduct and to make sure that it is compliant with the standards in India.

Methods of measuring coating film thickness

It is possible to use two different methods for measuring dry film thickness:

  • Destructive coating thickness measurement: the coating is cut to the substrate using a cutter
  • Non-destructive coating thickness measurement: this approach will nog damage the coating or substrate

You can measure magnetic steel surfaces (stainless steel or aluminium) using a digital coating thickness gauge. For magnetic substrates and nog magnetic coatings the principle of electromagnetic induction can be applicated. The eddy current principle is used for non-conductive coatings on non-ferrous metals substrates.

Coating thickness gauge brands and suppliers in India


You can find a large range of paint thickness measurement device manufacturers in India. The prices of the gauges vary. Elcometer offers a wide selection of coating thickness gauges to measure dry film thickness. The Elcometer range of destructive coating thickness gauges includes the Elcometer 121/4 Paint Inspection Gauge. The paint inspection gauge, commonly known as the P.I.G, is a popular method for determining dry film thicknesses on non-metallic substrates. The Elcometer range of non-destructive coating thickness gauges includes mechanical and digital coating thickness gauges, suitable for dry film testing, complete with a wide range of probes and calibration foils to suit your application.

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Mitutoyo is also a leader in the measurement technology. They are providing a range of Handheld Instruments, CMMs and Materials Testing Equipment.

Are you looking for a local manufacturer for a coating thickness gauge please contact us. We are happy to help.

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