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Metering Rods

Illustration of wire winding and substrateThese wire-wound metering rods, when used on a precision surface such as the Diversified Drawdown Platform, will apply a highly uniform wet film thickness, which is ideal for dyne testing. We recommend using rods with #3 wire - these will meter the test fluid to a thickness of about .0003" (0.3 mil, or 7.5 microns). Thinner fluid films are extremely difficult to maintain and see; thicker films will be less sensitive to purely surface effects.

These rods - also widely known as Mayer Rods or drawdown bars - are fabricated from 303 stainless steel; the wire winding is 304 stainless steel.. They are 16" (406mm) in length, with 12" (305mm) of wire wound on center. Rods are available in 1/4" (6.3mm) or 1/2" (12.7mm) diameter.

*Note: Prices are based on the total number of metering rods ordered, regardless of diameter.

We ship via UPS ground service prepaid at no charge to all U.S. commercial addresses, and correspondingly discount all residential and air shipments. Minimum order $40.00.

Many other wire sizes are available for assorted applications - please see Laboratory Metering Rods.

#553xx - 1/2″ Metering Rods

1 2-3 4-7 8-15 16-31 >31
46.85 $42.85 $38.35 $35.35 $33.65 $32.35
Code Description Our Price Qty.
55303 #3 x 1/2" Metering rod $46.85
55306 #6 x 1/2" Metering rod $46.85

#552xx - 1/4″ Metering Rods

1 2-3 4-7 8-16 16-31 >31
$40.85 $36.85 $32.35 $29.35 $27.15 $25.65
Code Description Our Price Qty.
55203 #3 x 1/4" Metering rod $40.85
55206 #6 x 1/4" Metering rod $40.85

#553xx - 1/2″ Metering Rods

1 2-3 4-7 8-15 16-31 >31
46.85 $42.85 $38.35 $35.35 $33.65 $32.35
Code Description Our Price Qty.
55303 #3 x 1/2" Metering rod $46.85
55306 #6 x 1/2" Metering rod $46.85

#552xx - 1/4″ Metering Rods

1 2-3 4-7 8-16 16-31 >31
$40.85 $36.85 $32.35 $29.35 $27.15 $25.65
Code Description Our Price Qty.
55203 #3 x 1/4" Metering rod $40.85
55206 #6 x 1/4" Metering rod $40.85