Dry Film Coating Thickness Paint Gauge Meter

QNix® 4000 series of Paint coating thickness Mil gauges deliver extreme precision and quick measurement results. They are easy to use and extremely robust. This series of Paint gauges has proven itself to be the best in the industry for simplicity in tasks such as sampling, measuring the thickness of products on a production line and on wide extended surfaces in shipyards and coil coatings. The QNix® 4200 (for measurements on Fe) or the QNix® 4500 (for measurements on Fe and NFe) are the right coating thickness gauge for you because of optimal readability - large numbers, capable of reading in the dark and in direct sunlight - backlit LCD, for everyday use - ergonomic design with recessed grip, polished ruby measuring head tip protects the measuring probe and the surfaces to be measured and broad range of applications. Thousands of users around the world and in a plethora of industries use the 4000 series coating thickness gauges. Whereas the QNix® 4200 gives you reliable measurement results on steel and iron (Fe), the QNix® 4500 lets you take measurements on steel, iron (Fe) and non-ferrous metals (NFe) like aluminum, zinc, copper, and brass. QNix® 4500 /4200 mil Gauges are available in a variety of different versions: with an integrated or cable probe or with an extended measuring surface of up to 5 mm. The use of an extension enables the operator to reach difficult to access areas. Meets the following standards: DIN EN ISO 2808, ISO 2178, ASTM B 499, ASTM D 7091, ISO 2360 (only QNix® 4500. Download User Manual QNix 4200 / 4500.    

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Automation Dr. Nix - Using the QNix 4500 Electronic Paint Thickness Gauge

The QNix® 4500 Paint Thickness Gauge (also called Paint Depth Gauge) is specially designed to provide reliable and repeatable paint thickness measurements on almost any substrates. The QNix® 4500 Paint Thickness Gauge, since its launching in 2004 has been used in a plethora of industries for quality control. Because of its simple design and one button menu, it is appealing to metal processors, painters, product finishing, car dealerships, body shops, appraisers, powder coaters, detailers, car auctions, Shipbuilding and repairs (marine industry), etc. QNix® 4500 Paint Thickness Gauge uses the principle of Hall-effect for non-magnetic coatings on magnetic substrates and the eddy current principle for non-conductive coatings on non-ferrous metal substrates. As a digital Paint Thickness gauge, it automatically identifies the substrate you are measuring on and instantly displays readings on the display, which features a backlit for dark measuring environments.

Though there are norms in the shipbuilding industry to regulate the coating thickness measurements such as the IMO PSPC 90/10 or SSPC PA2, not all inspections most strictly abide by it when a simple and nonofficial inspection is needed. For this purpose, a simple Paint Thickness Gauge with the capability to take fast measurements can be very useful. To help assure the reliability of the measurements, the ASTM 7091 prescribes three important operational steps to be performed before the coating thickness measurement process, including the Paint Thickness Gauge calibration, the verification of the gauge accuracy, and the gage adjustment. QNix® 4500 Paint Thickness Gauge is calibrated by the manufacturer Automation Dr. Nix or by accredited laboratories, issuing a Test certificate traceable to a national metrology institute such as NIST or PTB. Measuring with an inaccurate  Paint Thickness Gauge is an issue. Automation Dr. Nix provides certified standards in sets of five shims for accuracy verification. Place the Gauge sensor on the certified shim on a smooth zero reference plate or uncoated substrate and read. The thickness displayed should match that of the used certified shim to confirm accuracy.

Measuring the paint thickness while working on polishing a car panel is not unusual. It is important to know the paint thickness before and after polishing so as to determine how much paint has to be applied. QNix® 4500 helps you identify the correct thickness to achieve as it measures the distance between the sensor and the body panel. Car dealers use the QNix® 4500 to reveal undisclosed accident repair areas or refinished areas on body panels, which is vital for the valuation assessment.


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