Coating thickness measurement in application at PHYNIX customers
Paint thickness measurement on car bodies
FIAT Service Kühne from Baesweiler, Germany, is a medium-sized, owner-managed car dealership. In addition to trading in new and used cars, its business also covers the repair of motor vehicles of all kinds and the sale of spare parts and accessories.
Buying and selling of used vehicles as well as the repair of accident damage often requires the measurement of paint thickness. It is important to detect repaint, fill work or to prove the correct paint thickness after repair.
The paint thickness gauge PaintCheck from PHYNIX in Neuss, Germany, is to answer these questions. This gauge is developed especially for the automotive industry. The measurement of the paint thickness takes place at the relevant points, fenders, hood and roof. The operation of the device is very simple: Switch on the device and put it on the body. The determined paint thickness is shown on the display, correct operation is always guaranteed.
Coating thickness measurement on enameled stainless steel sheets
As part of the WP BAKERYGROUP, Werner & Pfleiderer Lebensmitteltechnik GmbH in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, is one of the world's largest system providers for manual and industrial baking technology.
As a market leader, Werner & Pfleiderer Lebensmitteltechnik is committed to always incorporate the latest developments as standard in their ovens, machines and systems. For example, the well-proven shop baking oven MATADOR® STORE was recently also offered in a Color Edition with colored, enameled surfaces, in order to allow individual interior design concepts for shop baking.
Enameled stainless steel sheets are the best way to create a colorful surface, as they ensure a long-lasting finish that will withstand harsh environments. In order to meet the WP quality requirements, however, a minimum layer thickness is an absolute prerequisite. The strength of the enamel coating is therefore checked during the incoming goods inspection with a Coating Thickness Gauge Surfix® EX-FN from PHYNIX in Neuss, Germany. Equipped with a high-resolution color graphic display, this gauge measures layer thicknesses up to 1.5 mm on both steel and non-ferrous metals - ideal for measuring on non-magnetic stainless steel used in the MATADOR® STORE.
Coating thickness measurement from the air with drones
The drones from the company U-ROB, Bielefeld, are used in many industries for the inspection of plants, piping, cooling towers, chimneys, etc. The revision of buildings or large machinery is facilitated by the use of drones. Meanwhile, drones are not only used for visual inspection with the help of cameras, but they are increasingly used as a device carrier to bring the necessary measuring equipment for specific tasks on site. Because of the outstanding flight characteristics and in addition to non-contact measurement methods, it is now also possible to use methods which require contact with the measurement object. As proof for these applications a coating thickness measuring device from the company PHYNIX from Neuss was mounted on a drone. It is now possible, to measure the corrosion protection of hard to reach objects, such as steel bridges, pylons, chimneys, pipelines, tank farms or wind turbines at low cost as the use of industrial climbers is avoided.