How to calibrate the Elcometer 415 Paint & Powder Thickness Gauge

 

It is critical to calibrate a coating thickness gauge to ensure the highest level of measurement accuracy. Digital coating thickness gauges can be calibrated using certified standards or precision foils, also referred to as calibration shims.

 

To get the best performance from the Elcometer 415 Paint & Powder Thickness Gauge, and make the best use of the gauge’s ±1-3% accuracy, it is important to calibrate your instrument.

 

Calibrating the new Elcometer 415 coating thickness gauge is very easy. The gauge uses pictorial icons and on-screen prompts to guide you through the calibration process.

 

The Elcometer 415 paint and powder thickness gauge has two calibration options: 1-point for fast and simple calibration, and 2-point calibration to achieve the highest accuracy results.

 

The 1-point calibration method is ideal for fast and simple calibration which ‘zeros’ the gauge to the substrate material. The 1-point adjustment method is also known as the Zero Calibration method, ideal for smooth substrates. Simply place the probe on the uncoated metal and the gauge will adjust the calibration accordingly.

 

To achieve the highest accuracy paint and powder thickness measurements, calibrate your gauge using a 2-point calibration method. The 2-point adjustment method is also known as the Smooth Calibration method and provides a more accurate method for adjusting the gauge using the uncoated substrate and a precision foil of a known thickness value.