BYK Additives & Instruments

Dry Film Thickness Gages

DRY COATING THICKNESS GAUGE

Paint thickness is an essential parameter that needs to be measured routinely. The proper film thickness has an impact on the paint opacity, appearance, and protective properties of the coating. Applying too much coating can also be detrimental that can lead to excessive dry time, cracking, and flaking of the paint film. Coating thickness measurement will monitor the paint process and maintain the appropriate coating properties. Paint thickness gauges for dry film thickness can either be a non-destructive measurement or destructive measurement. The non-destructive paint gauge uses measurement principle of magnetic induction for ferrous substrates and eddy-current for non-ferrous substrates.

byko-test 4200/4500

byko-test 8500

DUALSCOPE MP0R

The byko-test 4200/4500 is an economic dry coating thickness gauge that can measure film thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous substrates (4500) or ferrous only substrates (4200).
The byko-test 8500 dry coating thickness gauge has a modular design to accommodate a wide range of applications.
The DUALSCOPE MP0R is highly precise and accurate paint thickness gage.
  • Compact design for easy handling
  • One button operation for simple operation
  • Automatic substrate recognition to minimize measurement error
  • Backlight graphic display for viewing under poor light conditions
  • Strong, wear resistant ruby sensor tip
  • V-groove in probe for measuring cylindrical parts
  • Acoustic signal for measurement confirmation
  • Easy to use operator menu
  • Illuminated graphical display and key pad
  • Exchangeable probes to measure different substrates
  • Durable, wear resistant ruby sensor tip
  • V-groove probe design to measure cylindrical parts
  • Automatic and user specific calibration modes
  • Optional wireless data transfer to a PC
  • Multiple language support
  • Automatic substrate recognition
  • Optional wireless sensor to measure difficult to reach areas
  • Automatic substrate recognition and mode switching to minimize measurement errors
  • Compact size for easy handling
  • Large sample measurement memory
  • Large illuminated display
  • Automatic and user selectable calibration
  • Statistics function: min., max., mean, Std. dev.
  • LED indicator for pass/fail analysis
  • USB connection to PC
  • Optional software/PC interface
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    B 499, D 1186, D 1400, D 7091

    BS
    3900 Part C5, 5411 (3,11)

    DIN
    50981, 50984

    ISO
    2360, 2808, 2178
  • Prices and Products
  • 3634
    byko-test 4200 Fe
    3635
    byko-test 4500 Fe/NFe
    3636
    byko-test 4200 Fe EC, probe 3638
    3637
    byko-test 4500 Fe/NFe EC, probe 3639
  • Comes complete with
  • Cat. No. PG-3635:
    byko-test 4500
    Carrying case with zero plates
    Operating instructions
    Calibration Certificate
    2 AA batteries

    Cat. No. PG-3634:
    byko-test 4200
    Carrying case with zero plate
    Operating instructions
    Calibration Certificate
    2 AA batteries
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    B 499, D 1186, D 1400, D 7091

    BS
    3900 Part C5, 5411 (3,11)

    DIN
    50981, 50984

    ISO
    2178 ,2360, 2808, 19840
  • Prices and Products
  • 3661
    byko-test 8500 B Fe
    3662
    byko-test 8500 B NFe
    3663
    byko-test 8500 B Fe/NFe
    3664
    byko-test 8500 P Fe
    3665
    byko-test 8500 P NFe
    3666
    byko-test 8500 P Fe/NFe
  • Comes complete with
  • byko-test 8500 basic:
    Instrument ; 2 mm Standard Sensor; 2 Mignon-Batteries 1.5V (AA) (Alkaline);  Adapter cable for external sensor; Instruction manual; Certificate for sensor; softbag; carrying case; Zero plates

    byko-test 8500 premium:
    Instrument; 2 mm Standard Sensor; 2 Mignon-Batteries 1.5V (AA) (Alkaline); Adapter cable for external Sensor; Instruction manual; Certificate for sensor; Softbag; Carrying Case; Zero plates; Software; USB-wireless connector incl. Elongation cable
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 3640
    byko-test 8500 B, no sensor
    3641
    byko-test 8500 P, no sensor
    3642
    Fe-sensor 2000 µm
    3643
    Fe-sensor 5000 µm
    3644
    NFe-sensor 2000 µm
    3645
    Dual-Sensor 2000/2000
    3646
    Dual-Sensor 5000/2000
    3740
    Calibration Shims 25-500 µm
    3741
    Calibration Shims 11-980 µm
    3647
    byko-test 8500 Software
    3648
    USB-wireless connector
    3667
    Wireless Fe-Sensor
    3668
    Wireless NFe Sensor
    3669
    Wireless Dual Fe/NFe Sensor
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    B 499, D 1400, D 7091

    BS
    3900 Part C5, 5411 (3,11)

    DIN
    50981, 50984

    ISO
    2178 ,2360, 2808
  • Prices and Products
  • 3686
    DUALSCOPE MP0R
  • Comes complete with
  • DUALSCOPE MP0R
    Manual
    2 x AA batteries
    Protective bag
    Zero standard Fe/NFe
    Thickness standard ca. 70 µm (2.8 mils)
    Protective cap
    Lanyard
    Calibration certificate
    PC Datex software
    Data Center software
    USB cable
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 3695
    PC-Datex Software with USB Cable

    Certified Plastic Shims

    byko-cut universal

    PosiTector 6000
    (only available in Americas)

    Precision plastic shims are used to calibrate or check the performance of a dry coating thickness measurement gauge.
    The byko-cut universal is a multi-purpose paint testing instrument that measures paint coating thickness, paint adhesion, and coating hardness.
    The PosiTector 6000 has a versatile design that comes in two different versions.
    • Certification certificate traceable to NIST or BAM
    • Large selection from 5.5 microns to 485 microns
    • Standards available in mils units
    • Standards are sold individually or in a set
    • Can measure coating thickness on metal, wood, plastic, and other rigid substrates
    • Multi-layer coating thickness can be measured
    • Built-in microscope can also be used for assessing paint imperfections
    • Rotating blade holder for easy, safe change-over of the cutting blades
    • Optional cross-cut blade to perform a cross-hatch adhesion test
    • Optional Indentation hardness blade to comply with ISO 2815 Buchholz hardness
    • LED illumination for easy visual assessment
    • Portable design for field testing and inspection
    • Easy to understand user interface firmware
    • Available in ferrous and non-ferrous versions
    • Can be purchased with an external probe design
    • Large easy to read display
    • Dual model has automatic substrate recognition
    • Has single and two-point calibration for improved accuracy


  • Prices and Products
  • 3760
    Precision Plastic Shim 0.2 mils
    7100
    Precision Plastic Shim 0.5 mils
    7101
    Precision Plastic Shim 1.0 mils
    7102
    Precision Plastic Shim 2.0 mils
    7105
    Precision Plastic Shim 5.0 mils
    7106
    Precision Plastic Shim 6.0 mils
    7110
    Precision Plastic Shim 10.0 mils
    7120
    Precision Plastic Shim 20.0 mils
    7140
    Phenolic Standard 40.0 mils
    3771
    Precision Plastic Shim 5.5 µm
    3772
    Precision Plastic Shim 11 µm
    3773
    Precision Plastic Shim 22.5 µm
    3774
    Precision Plastic Shim 35.5 µm
    3775
    Precision Plastic Shim 48 µm
    3776
    Precision Plastic Shim 100 µm
    3777
    Precision Plastic Shim 200 µm
    3778
    Precision Plastic Shim 350 µm
    3779
    Precision Plastic Shim 485 µm
    3740
    Calibration Shims 25-500 µm
    3740
    Calibration Shims 25-500 µm
    3741
    Calibration Shims 11-980 µm
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    D 3002, D 3359, D 4138

    DIN
    50 986, 53 151

    ISO
    2409, 2815

    NCCA
    II-13, X-1

    VTLA
    003 Item 9
  • Prices and Products
  • 3430
    byko-cut thickness, Metric
    3432
    byko-cut no cutters, Metric
    3431
    byko-cut thickness, English
    3433
    byko-cut no cutters, English
  • Comes complete with
  • byko-cut universal film gauge
    Revolving rotary head with 3 cutters for film thickness (# 1-3)
    Built-in microscope (scale 0 - 2 mm)
    LED
    Battery
    Operation manual
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 3421
    Thickness Cutter 1, 2000, byko-cut
    3422
    Thickness Cutter 2, 1000, byko-cut
    3423
    Thickness Cutter 3, 200, byko-cut
    3419
    Thickness Cutter 100, byko-cut
    3420
    Thickness Cutter 3000, byko-cut
    3427
    Buchholz Tool, byko-cut
    3434
    Buchholz Slip-on Weight, byko-cut
    3429
    Cross-Cut Tool 11, 1-edge 1 mm
    3424
    Cross-Cut Tool 11, 1-edge 1.5 mm
    3425
    Cross-Cut Tool 6, 1-edge 1 mm
    3426
    Cross-Cut Tool 6, 1-edge 2 mm
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    B 499, D 1186, D 1400, E 376, G12

    DIN EN ISO
    2360, 28008

    ISO
    2178

    SSPC
    SSPC-PA Specifications
  • Prices and Products
  • 5601
    Standard F1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5626
    Standard FS1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5656
    Standard FRS1
    Right angle
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5605
    Standard N1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5639
    Standard NS1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5658
    Standard NRS1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5611
    Standard FN1
    PosiTector 6000
    Basic Model
    5649
    Standard FNS1
    PosiTector 6000
    Basic Model
    5661
    Standard FNRS1 Right angle
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5629
    Standard FOS1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5631
    Standard F45S1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5633
    Standard F90S1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5608
    Standard NAS1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5643
    Standard N0S1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5645
    Standard N45S1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5647
    Standard N90S1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5635
    Standard FT1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5657
    Standard FTS1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5662
    Standard FNTS1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5616
    Standard FKS1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5660
    Standard NKS1
    PosiTector 6000
    Standard Model
    5627
    Gage Body, Standard
    5602
    Advanced F3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5614
    Advanced FS3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5664
    Advanced FRS3
    Right angle
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5606
    Advanced N3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5640
    Advanced NS3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5666
    Advanced NRS3
    Right angle
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5612
    Advanced FN3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5613
    Adavanced FNS3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5669
    Advanced FNRS3
    Right angle
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5630
    Advanced F0S3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5632
    Advanced F45S3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5634
    Advanced F90S3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5642
    Advanced NAS3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5644
    Advanced N0S3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5646
    Advanced N45S3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5648
    Advanced N90S3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5636
    Advanced FT3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5665
    Advanced FTS3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5670
    Advanced FNTS3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5637
    Advanced FKS3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5668
    Advanced NKS3
    PosiTector 6000
    Advanced Model
    5628
    Gage Body, Advanced
  • Comes complete with
  • PosiTector 6000 film gauge
    Probe
    Plastic shims,
    2 x AA batteries
    Leather pouch with belt clip
    Operating instructions
    NIST traceable calibration certificate
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 5680
    F, Built-in
    Probe Fe
    5620
    FS, Separate
    Probe Fe
    5682
    FRS, Right angle
    Probe Fe
    5623
    FOS,0, micro-probe
    Probe Fe
    5624
    F45S, 45, micro-probe
    Probe Fe
    5683
    F90S, 90, micro-probe
    Probe Fe
    5618
    FT, Built-in
    Probe Fe
    5684
    FTS, Separate
    Probe Fe
    5621
    FKS, Separate
    Probe Fe
    5685
    N, Built-in
    Probe NFe
    5619
    NS, Separate
    Probe NFe
    5686
    NRS, Right angle
    Probe NFe
    5687
    NAS, Separate
    Probe NFe
    5688
    NOS, 0, micro-probe
    Probe NFe
    5689
    N45S, 45, micro-probe
    Probe NFe
    5690
    N90S, 90, micro-probe
    Probe NFe
    5691
    NKS, Separate
    Probe NFe
    5625
    FN, Built-in
    Probe Fe/NFe
    5693
    FNS, Separate
    Probe FeNFe
    5694
    FNRS, Right angle
    Probe FeNFe
    5695
    FNTS, Separate
    Probe FeNFe