Precise surface profile measurement tool
A digital surface profile gauge offers a simple, robust, and easy-to-use solution for assessing the surface profile of shot-blasted metal parts. These gauges provide instant measurement values and are available in different configurations for checking flat or curved surfaces. With their typical shock-resistant and waterproof design, these devices are perfect for daily use in dusty industrial environments.
- Instantaneous measurement values
- Shock-resistant and waterproof
- Durable and precise probes
- Compliant with international standards
Advantages over comparators and tapes
Digital surface profile gauges provide several advantages over traditional surface profile comparators and Replica Testex® tapes. They potentially offer more accurate, reliable, and consistent measurements, with the ability to store and analyze data digitally – Not to mention being much faster. These gauges are also more user-friendly, easy to calibrate, and suitable for a wider range of applications, including both flat and curved surfaces. Furthermore, digital gauges are less affected by environmental factors and human error, ensuring more precise results in various industrial settings.
Markets and Applications
Digital surface profile gauges are suitable for various industries and applications, including:
Digital surface profile gauge
How to Use Digital Surface Profile Gauges
Before taking measurements, calibrate the gauge using the provided reference surface. Take a series of 5 or 10 consecutive measurements over a defined area, ensuring the probe is positioned at a 90-degree angle to the surface. For a more precise study, perform 5 series of five or ten measurements for an area of approximately 1 m².
Reporting and Data Transfer
Digital surface profile gauges come with storage and data transfer capabilities. Measured data, statistics, and threshold limits can be transferred via USB or Bluetooth to create professional reports and graphs on your mobile phone or laptop.
Typical advantages of the models we offer
- Easy calibration with a reference surface
- Large option selection buttons for use with protective gloves
- Lightweight and ergonomic design for easy transport
- Measurement range tailored to industry needs
Equip your industry with a reliable tool
Invest in a digital surface profile gauge for a simple, reliable, and robust tool that meets your industrial needs.
Answers to your questions
Digital gauges are robust, easy-to-use, and provide instant measurements, making them ideal for assessing shot-blasted surfaces on flat or curved areas. They’re also shock-resistant, waterproof, and compliant with international standards like ASTM and SSPC.
To ensure accurate readings, calibrate the gauge carefully using the reference glass plate provided. Take a series of 5 or 10 consecutive measurements in a 10 cm diameter area per the local standard (ASTM D4417 or SSPC-PA 17), positioning the probe at a 90-degree angle to the surface. Calculate the average heights or maximum measured value between the peaks and valleys created during shot-blasting for a precise evaluation.
Digital gauges offer a simple and fast testing method, covering a 1 m² surface in just a few minutes. They’re adaptable to various part configurations, with models designed for flat or curved surface measurements.
There are two key international standards, ASTM D4417 and SSPC-PA 17. They provide guidelines for using digital surface profile gauges. Both address assessing abrasive blast cleaned metal surfaces. The standards guide calibration and usage procedures, making them vital in industries where surface profile is crucial. The choice of gauge model depends on your specific needs.