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Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

The Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge sets new standards; providing reliable and accurate coating thickness measurements; helping you to become more efficient.

The Elcometer 456 dry film thickness gauge is available in three different models. Each coating thickness gauge provides the user with increasing functionality - from the entry level Elcometer 456 Model B, to the top of the range Elcometer 456 Model T.

Integral coating thickness gauges are ideal for single handed operation as the wide footprint of the Bigfoot™ internal probe provides greater stability during coating thickness measurement - allowing for consistent, repeatable and accurate dry film thickness results.

Separate coating thickness gauge models, with their wide range of probes, provide even greater dry film thickness measurement flexibility.made for mobile devices

Compatible with ElcoMaster® software and ElcoMaster® Mobile App, individual coating thickness measurements can be transferred via USB or Bluetooth® to PC or a mobile device for analysis and instant report generation.

 

Halve inspection times using the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge with Scan Probe

 

Featuring a highly durable probe cap, the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge Scan Probe is a revolutionary design which allows users to take individual dry film thickness readings or rapidly scan large surface areas - without damaging the probe or the coating.
 
When used in conjunction with the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge Scan or Auto Repeat Mode, the Scan Probe enables users to significantly reduce dry film thickness inspection times without affecting accuracy. 

With a reading rate of 140 readings per minute, the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge with Scan Probe allows you to inspect more coatings in less time.

 

Key features of the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge include:

 

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Easy
  • Large buttons ideal for gloved hands
  • Easy to use menus in multiple languages
  • High contrast colour LCD with auto rotate
  • High and low reading limit indicators
  • Factory calibrated for immediate use

Accurate

  • Thickness measurement capability to ±1%
  • Can be used in accordance with National & International Standards
  • Temperature stable measurements
  • Increased reading resolution for thin coatings
  • Measures accurately on smooth, rough, thin and curved surfaces
 
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Reliable
  • Repeatable and reproducible
  • 2 year gauge warranty
  • Supplied with fully traceable test certificates
  • Batch date and time stamp facility

Rugged

  • Sealed, heavy duty and impact resistant
  • Dust and waterproof equivalent to IP64
  • Scratch and solvent resistant display
  • Durable gauge and probe construction
  • Suitable for use in harsh environments
 
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Efficient
  • Fast reading rate of 70+ per minute, 140+ per minute with Scan Probe
  • Multiple calibration memories
  • Alpha numeric batch identification
  • User selectable calibration methods
  • Compatible with ElcoMaster® and ElcoMaster® Mobile App

Powerful

  • Wide range of interchangeable probes
  • USB and Bluetooth® data output to iPhone* or Android™ devices
  • Stores up to 150,000 readings in 2,500 batches
  • Measures up to 31mm (1220mils) of coating on metal substrates
 

The importance of Coating Thickness Gauge Calibration

 

Formal quality systems, such as those described in ISO 9001, require coating thickness gauges to be properly controlled, logged and calibrated. Increasingly, users are specifying that the readings taken by thickness gauges are traceable to National Standards.

 

In order to test the accuracy of a particular gauge it is important to have traceable coating thickness standards.

 

Elcometer offer a comprehensive range of certified foils together with zero test plates to ensure the accuracy of the coating thickness gauge.

 

Get the best performance from the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge and make the best use of the gauge’s ±1% accuracy by calibrating the coating thickness instrument to suit the application. This video will guide you through a range of calibration options for both the integral and the separate models.
  

*Compatible with iPod, iPhone and iPad.


Elcometer 456 Models S & T: Made for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad mini, iPad 2, and iPod touch (4th and 5th generation).

“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Suitable for mobile devices running Android™ software version 2.1 and upwards. Android™ and Google Play  are trademarks of Google Inc.

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Technical Specification

 

Integral Model Options

Scale 1

Range: 0-1500μm (0-60mils)

Accuracy*: ±1-3% or ±2.5μm (±0.1mil)

 

Resolution: 0.1μm: 0-100μm; 1μm: 100-1500μm (0.01mil: 0-5mils; 0.1mil: 5-60mils) 

 

Model B

Model S

Model T

Elcometer 456 Ferrous Integral

A456CFBI1

A456CFSI1

A456CFTI1

Elcometer 456 Non-Ferrous Integral

A456CNBI1

See separate gauges with

N2 PINIP™ Probe

See separate gauges with

N2 PINIP™ Probe

Elcometer 456 Dual FNF Integral

A456CFNFBI1

A456CFNFSI1

A456CFNFTI1

         

Scale 2

Range: 0-5mm (0-200mils)

Accuracy*: ±1-3% or ±20μm (±1.0mil)

 

Resolution: 1μm: 0-1mm; 10μm: 1-5mm (0.1mil: 0-50mils; 1mil: 50-200mils)

For higher resolution & accuracy on thin coatings Scale 2 gauges can be switched to the Scale 1 mode measurement performance 

 

Model B

Model S

Model T

C

Elcometer 456 Ferrous Integral

A456CFBI2

See separate gauges with

F2 PINIP™ Probe

See separate gauges with

F2 PINIP™ Probe

         

Scale 3

Range: 0-13mm (0-500mils)

Accuracy*: ±1-3% or ±50μm (±2.0mils)

 

Resolution: 1μm: 0-2mm; 10μm: 2-13mm (0.1mil: 0-100mils; 1mil: 100-500mils) 

 

Model B

Model S

Model T

C

Elcometer 456 Ferrous Integral

A456CFBI3

See separate gauges with

F3 PINIP™ Probe

See separate gauges with

F3 PINIP™ Probe

         

Separate Model Options

       
 

Model B

Model S

Model T

C

Elcometer 456 Ferrous Separate

A456CFBS

A456CFSS

A456CFTS

Elcometer 456 Non-Ferrous Separate

A456CNBS

A456CNSS

A456CNTS

Elcometer 456 Dual FNF Separate

A456CFNFBS

A456CFNFSS

A456CFNFTS

Probes are supplied separately

 

 

* Whichever is the greater
Certificate supplied as standard 

 

 

Product Features  Standard Optional
  Model B Model S Model T

Fast, accurate reading rate; 70+ readings per minute

Repeatable & reproducible measurements
Easy to use menu structure; in 30+ languages
Tough, impact, water & dust resistant; equivalent to IP64
Bright colour screen; with permanent back light

Scratch & solvent resistant display; 2.4" (6cm) TFT

Large positive feedback buttons
USB power supply; via PC
Test certificate
2 year gauge warranty*
Automatic rotating display; 0°, 90°, 180° & 270°
Ambient light sensor; with adjustable auto brightness
Emergency light
Tap awake from sleep
Gauge software updates¹; via ElcoMaster® software
Data output

USB; to computer

Bluetooth®; to computer, Android™ & iOSǂ devices

 
On screen statistics

Number of readings; η

Mean (average); x

Standard deviation; ó

Highest reading; Hi

Lowest reading; Lo

Coefficient of variation; CV%

Elcometer index value²; EIV

Nominal dry film thickness; NDFT

 

IMO PSPC; %>NDFT, %>90

 

High & low limits; definable audible & visual alarms

 

Number above high limit;

 

Number below low limit;

 
Live reading trend graph; in batch mode  
ElcoMaster® software & USB cable
Replaceable screen protectors
Protective case
Plastic transit case
Integral models; with automatic gauge switch on

Probe type; Ferrous (F), Non-Ferrous (N), Dual (FNF)³

F, N, FNF  F, N, FNF  F, N, FNF 

Measurement range

0-13mm
0-500mils
 0-1500μm
0-60mils
 0-1500μm
0-60mils
Separate models; with automatic probe recognition

Probe type; Ferrous (F), Non-Ferrous (N), Dual (FNF)³

F, N, FNF F, N, FNF F, N, FNF

Measurement range

0-30mm
0-1200mils
0-30mm
0-1200mils
0-30mm
0-1200mils
On-screen calibration instructions; in 30+ languages
Multiple calibration methods

Factory; resets to the factory calibration

2-point; for smooth and rough surfaces

1-point; zero calibration

Zero offset4; for calibration according to ISO19840

 
Predefined calibration & measurement methods  

ISO, SSPC PA2, Swedish, Australian

 
Automatic calibration; for rapid calibration  
Calibration memory type; gauge (g) or gauge & batch (gb) g gb gb
Number of batches; with unique calibrations   1 2,500
Calibration memories; 3 user-programmable memories    
Measurement outside calibration warning    
Calibration lock; with optional PIN code unlock
Delete last reading
Gauge memory; number of readings Last 5 1,500 150,000
Individual batch calibrations; sent to PC via ElcoMaster®
Limits; user definable audible & visual pass/fail warnings

Gauge (g) or gauge & batch specific (gb) limits

  g gb
Date and time stamp  
Batch types; normal, counted average, IMO PSPC  

Navsea Mode

   
Batch review graph    
Review, clear & delete batches  
Copy batches and calibration settings    
Alpha-numeric batch names; user definable on the gauge    

Scan & Auto Repeat Modes; with Scan probe connected

   

Fixed batch size mode; with batch linking    

 

* The Elcometer 456 is extendable within 60 days from date of purchase, free of charge, to 2 years

1 Internet connection required

ǂ Visit www.elcometer.com/sdk to find out how to integrate Elcometer's MFi certified products to your App

2 Elcometer Index Values are used in the automotive industry to assess a coating’s overall quality; USA patent number US7606671B2

3 FNF patent number USA: 5886522

4 Zero Offset USA patent number US6243661

 

 

Technical Specification 
Display information 2.4" (6cm) QVGA colour TFT display, 320 x 240 pixels
Battery type 2 x AA dry cell batteries, rechargeable batteries can also be used
Battery life ~24 hours of continuous use at 1 reading per second5
Gauge dimensions (h x w x d) 141 x 73 x 37mm (5.55 x 2.87 x 1.46")
Gauge weight 161g (5.68oz) including supplied batteries
Operating temperature -10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
Packing List Elcometer 456 gauge, calibration foils (integrals only), wrist harness, transit case (T), protective case (B, S, T), 1 x screen protectors (S, T), 2 x AA batteries, operating instructions, USB cable (S, T), ElcoMaster® software (S, T)


5 Using default settings & lithium batteries supplied, alkaline or rechargeable batteries may differ

 


STANDARDS:
AS 2331.1.4, AS 3894.3-B, AS/NZS 1580.108.1, ASTM B 499, ASTM D 1186-B, ASTM D 1400, ASTM D 7091,
ASTM E 376, ASTM G 12,
BS 3900-C5-6B, BS 3900-C5-6A, BS 5411-11, BS 5411-3, BS 5599, DIN 50981, DIN 50984,
ECCA T1,
EN 13523-1, IMO MSC.215(82), IMO MSC.244 (83), ISO 1461, ISO 19840, ISO 2063, ISO 2360, ISO 2808-6A,
ISO 2808-6B,
ISO 2808-7C, ISO 2808-7D, ISO 2808-12, NF T30-124, SS 184159, SSPC PA 2, US Navy PPI 63101-000,
US Navy NSI 009-32, ISO 2178

Standards in grey have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries.


Accessories

456 jumbo hand grip  

Jumbo Hand Grip

Ideal for precision placement for the most accurate results on flat and curved surfaces. Place the probe inside the Jumbo Hand Grip and take measurements - ideal when wearing gloves. Suitable for any Elcometer 456 Scale 1 or Scale 2 straight probes.

F and N Probes

Dual FNF Probes

 
T9997766- T99913225

Jumbo Hand Grip

456 V adap  

V-Probe Adaptor

Ideal for precision placement for the most accurate results on medium and large diameter curved surfaces such as pipes and cylinders. Suitable for any Elcometer 456 Scale 1 or Scale 2 straight probes.

F and N Probes

Dual FNF Probes

 

T9997381-

T99913133

V-Probe Adaptor

456 ultra/scan caps  

Ultra/Scan Probe Replacement End Caps

Highly durable - when tested on smooth surfaces probe end caps have been scanned in excess of 50 km (30 miles) - each end cap snaps on to the end of the Ultra/Scan probe significantly enhancing the lifetime of the probe.

F & Dual FNF Probes

 

 

T456C23956

Replacement Ultra/Scan Probe End Caps (3 per pack)

456 probe placement jig      

 

Probe Placement Jig

The Elcometer probe placement jig is the ideal accessory for measuring coatings on small or complex components when the highest levels of repeatability and accuracy are required.

 

T95012880

Probe Placement Jig

 

Each probe placement jig is supplied with a probe housing and a component holder to suit Scale 1 or Scale 2 straight probes.

T95013028

Component Hand Vice

T95012888

Cable Release Assembly - ideal for remote measurements

T95015961

Dual FNF Probe Housing Adaptor

T95016896

Mini Probe Housing Adaptor

456 calibration foils

Calibration Foils/ Coated Standards/ Zero Test Plates

Elcometer offers a range of individual precision foils, foil sets, coated thickness standards and zero test plates to ensure the greatest possible accuracy.

456 data output controller      

 

Data Output Controller

Enables data to be output from the Elcometer 456 via RS232 ports for the purposes of controlling automated production lines.

The Elcometer Software Support Team, or users can produce their own customised software to utilise the data output from the Elcometer 456 gauge in order to remotely trigger pass/fail criteria for their processes.

 

T99925387

Elcometer Data Output Controller

Operating Temperature

0 to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)

Data Input USB 
Data Output

One RS232 serial output via 9 way D-Type connector

Power Supply

Requires 5V 1A(min) DC supply via mini USB. External plug-in mains adapter with interchangeable UK/EU/US/AUS pins supplied

Packing List

Elcometer Data Output Controller, USB to RS232 converter lead, power supply (with 4 sets of interchangeable pins)

       

T99922341

Self Adhesive Screen Protectors (x10)

T99921325

USB Cable

T45622371

Benchtop Inspection Stand - for Separate Gauges

Videos

COATING THICKNESS GAUGE

How to measure dry film thickness using the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

Discover key attributes and benefits of the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge. This video features the Elcometer 456 integral and separate models performing non-destructive coating thickness measurements on a variety of applications.

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

RELATED VIDEOS

How to measure dry film thickness using the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge
COATING THICKNESS GAUGE
How to measure dry film thickness using the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

Discover key attributes and benefits of the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge. This video features the Elcometer 456 integral and separate models performing non-destructive coating thickness measurements on a variety of applications.

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OdlFDMHaXCw?rel=0
How to calibrate the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge
COATING THICKNESS GAUGE - CALIBRATION
How to calibrate the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

Get the best performance from the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge and make the best use of the gauge’s ±1% accuracy by calibrating the instrument to suit the application. This video will guide you through a range of calibration options for both the integral and the separate models.

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/0eQLTmZnV4U?rel=0
How to calibrate the Elcometer 456 Scan Probe
COATING THICKNESS GAUGE
How to calibrate the Elcometer 456 Scan Probe

Calibrating the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge with Ultra / Scan Probe is really easy. Simply select the Auto Repeat Mode and follow the on-screen prompts to ensure the highest level of measurement accuracy.  The Elcometer 456’s patented offset feature ensures any cap wear during use is incorporated within the calibration procedure.

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/80zO-ZLAEIM?rel=0
How to halve inspection times using the Elcometer 456 Scan Probe
COATING THICKNESS GAUGE
How to halve inspection times using the Elcometer 456 Scan Probe

The Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge Ultra/Scan Probe has been designed with a highly durable replaceable cap to eradicate probe wear and allow scanning of large surface areas - increasing measurement speed from 70 readings per minute to greater than 140, without affecting the gauge accuracy or damaging the coating.

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/s59z2PzcSgo?rel=0
Smooth Substrate Calibration using the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge
COATING THICKNESS GAUGE
Smooth Substrate Calibration using the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

The Elcometer 456 Dry Film Thickness Gauge can measure the thickness of a coating on smooth, and on rough or blast coated substrates; and there are a number of calibration methods for each substrate profile – including Zero, Smooth, and Rough or 2 Point.


Click here to download the video script in English.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/eboEXI1TyjQ?rel=0
Rough Substrate Calibration using the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge
COATING THICKNESS GAUGE
Rough Substrate Calibration using the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

The Elcometer 456 Dry Film Thickness Gauge can measure the thickness of a coating on smooth, and on rough or blast coated substrates; and there are a number of calibration methods for each substrate profile – including Zero, Smooth, and Rough or 2 Point.


Click here to download the video script in English.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-WIjYum_GSg?rel=0
Using the Zero Calibration feature of the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge
COATING THICKNESS GAUGE
Using the Zero Calibration feature of the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

When using the Elcometer 456 Dry Film Thickness Gauge to measure the thickness of a coating on smooth substrates, a quick and simple method of calibrating the gauge is the Zero, or single-point calibration method.


Click here to download the video script in English.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/k_G0XNwr5rY?rel=0
Using the Elcometer 456 Zero Offset Calibration in accordance with ISO 19840 on Ferrous Substrates
COATING THICKNESS GAUGE
Using the Elcometer 456 Zero Offset Calibration in accordance with ISO 19840 on Ferrous Substrates

ISO 19840 simply states that if a blast profile is unknown, you should calibrate on smooth steel and then subtract a predefined correction value from the measurement taken on the coated surface. 


The Elcometer 456’s patented zero offset calibration automatically subtracts this correction value from the measurement, so you don’t have to. 

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FQ4_O3GHAU8?rel=0
Using the Auto Calibration feature of the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge
COATING THICKNESS GAUGE
Using the Auto Calibration feature of the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

The Elcometer 456 Dry Film Thickness Gauge can accurately measure the thickness of a coating on smooth, and on rough or blast coated substrates.

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/HYBWjycgsKA?rel=0