Wet Film Thickness Gages
Type C and Type IC
Accurately measures the wet film thickness of inks, coatings, gels, adhesives, paints, and almost any other wet film applied to flat or cylindrical surfaces
Meets ASTM D-1212
Accuracy certification meeting MIL STD 45662A is available
For any coating, thickness of application is of paramount importance: Too thin a film will exhibit poor hiding power and inadequate protective properties. Overly thick coatings inflate cost and often result in a loss in intended physical properties. These gages help ensure optimum coating performance at minimal cost. They are constructed as wheels consisting of three disk sections. Two of the disks are of the same diameter, and are concentric. The third disk is slightly smaller, and is eccentric to the two supporting disks. When the gage is rolled over a wet film, the eccentric disk (on center on type IC gages, and on the outside on type C gages) picks up the material only at and below the actual thickness, providing direct and immediate readings. Clean with appropriate solvent immediately after use. Optional certification is fully NIST traceable.