The company’s new off-line SpecMetrix DFT QA Coating Measurement System delivers immediate non-contact, non-destructive and non-radioactive coil coating thickness measurement data without the need for calibration coupons. This QA and R&D tool provides absolute thickness measurement of primer and total top coat over any size samples. The system delivers precise coating thickness results at a rate of 100+ measurements per second, as compared to 1 measurement every 5 minutes or more using current manual or drill methods.
With dedicated clear/primer and top coat probes, this combination lab system is powered by Sensory’s proprietary EXR ‘ruggedized optical interference’ (ROI) technology. Sensory’s game-changing technology can generate absolute thickness readings with nanometric precision for primers, back coats and thicker, highly pigmented top coats on any substrate. The new system’s DFT thickness measurement range for transparent coatings is from 0.7 to 350 microns and 0.7 to 75 microns for pigmented coil coatings. Having this extended measurement range for opaque coil coatings allows for accurate offline measurement of most coil top coats including polyester, SMP, Kynar/PVDF, textured, wrinkled, metallic and clear top coats. Designed to streamline coating QA processes, the SpecMetrix DFT QA system improves coating process and quality control in virtually any QA lab or R&D center. The integrated and intuitive SpecMetrix software reduces set-up times and accelerates QA testing, data collection and analysis. Thickness data is easily and efficiently exported to data acquisition, analysis and SPC systems.
All SpecMetrix systems ship with a verified Gage R&R result of <5 percent. The superior Gage R&R scores of SpecMetrix systems are setting a higher industry standard for DFT measurement system performance.