Range: 0 - 1500 µm
Minimum Zinc Thickness: 13 µm
Paint Layer Accuracy: +(1 µm + 1%) 0 - 50 µm / +(2 µm + 1%) > 50 µm
Zinc Layer Accuracy: +(2 µm + 1%) 0 - 50 µm / +(4 µm + 1%) > 50 µm
Temperature: up to 49° C
The PosiTector 6000 FNDS probe is designed to measure individual layer thicknesses of zinc and paint/powder in a duplex coating system with a minimum zinc layer thickness of 13µm.
The Zinc layer can be applied using several methods:
The PosiTector 6000 FNDS probe measures the individual thicknesses of both the zinc and the paint layers in a duplex coating system with a single reading.
Two corrosion protection methods are better than one. That's the theory behind the Duplex Coating Systems, which combine the protection of galvanization with the benefits of an additional corrosion protection system, such as polymeric powder coating or paint.
Using paint or powder coating over galvanized steel (hot-dip, electro or zinc spray metallizing) can improve a substrate's ability to withstand the attack of corrosive substances in the working environment and extend the productive life of assets.
The result of using a combination of two protection methods is often better than the result of the individual protection method used independently.
In Duplex mode, the PosiTector 6000 FNDS utilizes both Magnetic (Ferrous) and Eddy current (Non-Ferrous) principles simultaneously to calculate and display the individual paint and zinc layer thicknesses. The magnetic principle is used to measure the combined paint/zinc thickness over the ferrous substrate, and the Eddy current principle is used to measure the paint thickness over the Non-ferrous zinc coating. The zinc thickness is calculated by subtracting the paint thickness from the combined paint/zinc thickness measurement.
The PosiTector 6000 FNDS can also be taken out of ‘Duplex Mode’, allowing it to act as a PosiTector 6000 FNS probe to measure:
The 6000 FNDS probe is compatible with all PosiTector Advanced and Standard models with a color display.
The PosiTector 6000 FNDS comes with:
|Feature Comparison Chart||Standard|
|Hi Contrast LCD Display|
|FAST mode - faster measurement speed for quick inspection|
|SCAN Mode - take continuous readings without lifting the probe||-|
|Hi-Lo limits audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed your specified limits|
|Instantly calculate average, standard deviation, min/max thickness and number of readings while measuring|
|Onscreen help, real time graphing, picture prompting and batch notes||-|
|Memory Features & Capacity||Standard|
|Reading Storage Capacity||250 in one group||10,000 in up to 1000 groups|
|Create meaningful batch names and enter notes directly on the instrument using a familiar on-screen QWERTY keyboard.||-|
|SSPC PA2 feature set determines if film thickness over a large area conforms to user-specified min/max levels||-|
|PSPC 90/10 feature determines if a coating system complies with an IMO performance standard for protective coatings||-|
|Multiple stored calibration adjustments for measuring on a variety of substrate conditions||-|
|USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included|
|WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with PosiSoft.net, downloads software updates, and connects to mobile devices for expanded functionality||-|
|Bluetooth Wireless Technology for data transfer to a PC or optional portable printer||-|
|PosiSoft Desktop Software Desktop software for PC or Mac computer|
|PosiSoft USB Drive Access your PosiTector as a flash drive. View and print readings and graphs using universal PC/Mac web browsers or file explorers|
|PosiSoft.net (formerly PosiTector.net) Cloud-based application offering centralized management of PosiTector readings|
|PosiSoft Mobile Gage-based software application featured in all PosiTector Advanced instruments||-|
|Measuring principle||Magnetic induction principle (Ferrous) |
Eddy-current principle (Non-Ferrous)
|Display||Backlit & Reversible LCD|
|Data Output|| USB - Standard & Advanced Models |
Bluetooth / WiFi - only the Advanced Models
|Surface Temp.||Maximum: 49 °C|
|Power||3 AAA batteries, Included|
|Protection Class||Meets or exceeds IP5X, Solvent, Acid, Oil, Water & Dust resistant|
|Calibration Certificate||Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included|
|Min. Concave Radius||1 inch (2" OD)|
|Standards||ISO 2178/2360/2808, PrEN ISO 19840, ASTM B499/D1186/D1400/D7091/E376/G12, BS3900-C5, SSPC-PA2 and others|
|Dimensions||137 x 61 x 28 mm|
|Range:||0 - 1500 µm|
|Minimum Zinc Thickness:||13 µm|
|Paint Layer Accuracy*:||±(1 µm + 1%) 0 - 50 µm
±(2 µm + 1%) > 50 µm
|Zinc Layer Accuracy*:||
±(2 µm + 1%) 0 - 50 µm
*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gauge's actual reading.