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Elcometer 550 Non-Contact Powder Thickness Gauge

Replaced by the SaveCoat® 7 – Contact Elcometer for further information

Using third generation proven airborne ultrasonic technology, the new Elcometer 550 Powder Thickness Gauge accurately predicts cured coating thickness by non-contact measurement of coating powders.

  • Accurately predicts the cured coating thickness within ± 5% of the reading or ±5µm (±0.25mils)
  • Ergonomic gun designed for comfort when taking multiple readings
  • Hand-held probe allows easy positioning of the sensor for fast measurement
  • Large illuminated colour display with positioning graph to guide orientation of sensor probe
  • Tough aluminium case, ideal for testing in an industrial environment

By carefully controlling the thickness of powder applied to a product, you can minimise your powder usage and ensure the quality of your coating. As contact measurement solutions damage the finish and do not predict the cured coating thickness, measuring the powder thickness pre-cure requires a non-contact solution.

Easy to Use

  • Easy to read, large colour display
  • Adjustable screen brightness for all test conditions
  • Ergonomic probe - ideal for continuous testing
  • Can be used straight out of the box with minimal set up time
  • On-screen guidance graph and handle LEDs help you orientate the probe sensor for fast, accurate measurements


  • Fast, accurate and repeatable results
  • Can be used in accordance with ASTM D7378-Procedure C
  • Proven, third generation, airborne ultrasonic technology
  • User-programmable set up to account for varying powder shrinkage rates

Enhanced Technology

  • Measure thicknesses from 30 - 110μm (1.18 - 4.4mils)
  • 1mm² (0.04 sq in) measurement area - ideal for flat, curved and small surfaces
  • Test coatings on a wide range of substrates, including metal, wood, MDF, plastic and pre-coated surfaces
  • Laser targeting to accurately position the gauge at the correct distance from the surface to be measured
Elcometer 550 Non-Contact Powder Thickness Gauge
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Technical Specification

Part Number Description Certificate
- Elcometer 550 Non-Contact Powder Thickness Gauge
- Elcometer 550 Non-Contact Powder Thickness Gauge with Laser Targeting System
Display 3½ inches (90mm) QVGA Colour LCD  
Power Supply Rechargeable NiMh battery, up to 7 hours continuous use  
Measurement Range 30 - 110µm (1.18 - 4.4mils)  
Resolution 1µm (0.04mils)  
Measurement Accuracy ±5µm (±0.25mils) or ±5% of the coating thickness, whichever is greater  
Measurement Offset Distance 18mm (0.71”) from the coated substrate  
Measurement Area 1mm² (0.04sq in)  
Operating Temperature Range 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)  
Units µm / mils switchable  
Dimensions 115 x 185 x 35mm (4.6 x 7.4 x 1.4”)  
Weight 900g (1.9lbs)  
Packing List Elcometer 550 Gauge with rechargeable battery, universal charger unit and cable, sensor probe and lead, shoulder harness, reference block, USB-PC transfer cable, carry case, test certificate and operating instructions 



ASTM D7378-C


Certificate supplied as standard