New Product Announcement: DFT Gauge


Worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastics industries BYK-Gardner has announced the release of its new line of dry-film thickness gauges, the byko-test 9500 series.

According to an emailed release from the company, the 9500 series works as a dry-film thickness gauge for measurements on ferrous and non-ferrous (Fe/NFe) substrates.

The release adds that two new versions of the byko-test 9500 will serve to replace the old byko-test 8500 series. Both the premium and standard models reportedly come with a detachable probe and a cable for different modes of operation.

The new models also reportedly contain functions to store, log and document measured values. BYK states that users can change device settings on a PC with the software and pre-configure, including setting pass and fail limits.

The release adds that the premium model possesses an option to create up to 100 jobs with 100 areas each and can offer functions to align with established ISO and SSPC methods. Both instruments have a fiberglass-reinforced plastic housing which is reportedly dust-tight and protected against water spray in accordance with IP 65. The instruments also come with an ISO 17025 certificate.

The company says that the 9500 series can give accurate measurements on curvatures and small parts, is adjustable for rough or smooth substrates and has a modular design to work with a range of applications.

The basic model reportedly contains a memory of 10,000 readings, while features for the premium model reportedly includes:

  • A total memory of 2,000,000 readings;
  • Continuous measurement function;
  • Combined measurement, Fe and NFe coating in one measurement; and
  • Adjustment for ISO 19840, SSPC Zero Offset and 2-Point accuracy verification.

Additionally, the combined standard features for the byko-test 9500 include:

  • Measurements on ferrous and non-ferrous substrates;
  • Temperature compensation directly in the sensor;
  • 61mm (2.4 inch) color display, resistant against scratches and chemicals (Level H6);
  • Stainless steel probe with dust protection membrane (IP65);
  • Readability of flip display, adjustable brightness in automatic or manual;
  • Fast creation of documentation and reports;
  • Multiple languages;
  • IP 65 dust and splash water protection; and
  • USB connectivity and PC software.

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