Coating Thickness Gauge uses magnetic and eddy current principles.

Press Release Summary:

Comprising 3 configurations, rugged 6000GP Series measures paint and coating thickness from 0–60 mils (0–1500 µm) on ferrous and non-ferrous metals with resolution of 0.05 or 0.1 mil (1 or 2 µm). Accuracy ranges from 0.05 mils + 1% for 0–2 mils to 2 µm + 1 for >50 µm. Along with audible and visual Hi/Lo alarm, features include impact-resistant and backlit Lexan® display, temperature compensation, Average Zero feature, user-selectable mil or µm units, and high resolution mode.

Original Press Release:

6000GP General Purpose Coating Thickness Gauge

Range: 0-60 mils (1500 µm)

Resolution:  0.05 mil / 0.1 mil (1 µm / 2 µm)

Substrates:  F, N or FN

The 6000GP Series General Purpose Coating Thickness Gauge is a versatile, rugged tester using magnetic and eddy current principles to measure coating thickness on ferrous, non-ferrous metals accurately and quickly.

For typical paint and coating applications for a thickness range of 0-60 mils (0-1500 µm) applied to Ferrous substrates models include 6000-FS1, 6000-FS2 and 6000-FS3.  Models for Non-Ferrous applications include 6000-NS1, 6000-NS2 and 6000-NS3.  Models for use on both Ferrous and Non-Ferrous substrates include 6000-FNS1, 6000-FNS2 and 6000-FNS3.  Complete kit comes with precision plastic shims, protective rubber holster with belt clip, 3 “AAA” batteries, instructions, wrist strap, nylon carrying case with shoulder strap, Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST and two (2) year warranty.

All models are offered in three possible configurations: BASIC (1), STANDARD (2) and MEMORY (3) permitting users to select the feature set most suitable for their application.  Refer to table below summarizing the different features included with each type “1”, “2” or “3”.


• HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits

• Reversible display enables right side up viewing whether the gage is in your hand or on a work table

• Multi-lingual Menu:  English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, Czech and Italian

• Thick impact resistant Lexan® display is backlit for easy viewing in dim or dark environments

• Built-in temperature compensation ensures measurement accuracy

• No calibration required for most applications

• Average Zero Feature: allows for multiple “zero measurements” ideal for measurements on rough substrates

• User-selected units of mils or µm

• All models supplied with protective rubber holster with belt clip and NIST-Traceable Calibration Certificate supplied in Nylon carry case with shoulder strap

• High Resolution mode increases the displayed resolution for use on applications that require greater precision

• Made in the USA

• Two (2) Year Warranty

• External probe for general purpose paint and coating applications

Feature Comparison Chart Basic

(1) Standard (2) Memory (3)

Hi-Lo limits audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed your specified limits -

Instantly calculate average, standard deviation, min/max thickness and number of readings while measuring -

Reading Storage Capacity - 250 in one group 10,000 in up to 1000 groups

SSPC PA2 feature set determines if film thickness over a large area conforms to user-specified min/max levels - -

PSPC 90/10 feature determines if a coating system complies with an IMO performance standard for protective coatings - -

Built in clock to date and time stamp each stored measurement - -

Multiple stored calibration adjustments for measuring on a variety of substrate conditions - -

PosiSoft downloading and charting software (includes USB cable) - optional

Built-in IR port for printing to an optional portable printer -

Wireless Technology for immediate data transfer to a PC or Bluetooth® compatible device - -


Probe Models: FS, NS, FNS

Range: 0 -60 mils

0 - 1500 um

Accuracy*: + (0.05 mils + 1%) 0 - 2 mils

+ (0.1 mil + 1%) > 2 mils

+ (1 um + 1%) 0 - 50 um

+ (2 um + 1%) > 50 um

*Accuracies are stated as a fixed value plus a percentage of the gage's actual reading.

For additional information, write to:  

RWC Testing & Lab Supplies

1821 N. Zaragoza Rd. PMB 640

El Paso TX 79936

Phone: 915-852-3375

Fax:  915-852-4084



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