With the new SIDSP F-sensors for measurement on steel or N-sensors for measurement on non-ferrous substrates, users can take advantage of the benefits of increased accuracy and reproducibility. The new MiniTest 700 gauges from SI Instruments offer solution to all coating thickness problems where a reliable finish and perfect product appearance play a major role for long-term value and success.
The universal probe with automatic substrate detection allows fast measurement of non-magnetic coatings (paint, enamel, chrome) on steel and insulating coatings (paint and anodising coatings) on non-ferrous metals up to a thickness of 15mm.
ElektroPhysik’s SIDSP digital sensor technology platform features high level of accuracy, repeatability and low end resolution because the actual measurement is completely processed at the point of measurement.
The traditional approach with electronic coating thickness testing gauges generated an analogue response from the sensor, which is then sent to a host gauge. That signal is then processed through a microprocessor that generates the calculations to display a value for the thickness of the coating that was just measured.
In ElektroPhysik’s SIDSP digital technology sensors, the complete thickness value is calculated at the actual point of measurement where the sensor touches the coating. Only the completely analysed and processed digital coating thickness value is transmitted through the wires and not an analogue signal.
In addition to SIDSP technology, the ElektroPhysik MiniTest 700 series from SI Instruments features an all new ergonomic design with features such as interchangeable probe sensors and automatic substrate recognition. The MiniTest 740 converts from a built-in integral probe design to a probe on cable simply by changing out the probe cartridge.
ElektroPhysik has incorporated various user selectable measuring modes and cover various applications from spot check requirements to ultra accurate measurement modes including surface roughness compensation.
The MiniTest 700 series is rounded out with 3 distinct models, each available as a dedicated ferrous or non-ferrous model as well as a dual purpose model. The MiniTest 720 features an integral probe with built-in sensor, MiniTest 730 has an external probe with sensor on a cable and the MiniTest 740 features inter-changeable sensors with memory to store up to 100,000 readings in up to 100 individual memory fields.
All models include a comprehensive statistics package, which includes:
- Batch statistics
- User selectable high and low limit settings with visual and audible alarms
- An IrDA 1.0 transmission data port
A new 180º rotatable display allows for easy viewing regardless of any numerous positions while taking readings.