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Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge

The Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge accurately measures the thickness of coatings on concrete and other similar substrates* - non destructively.

Fast and accurate, the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge takes repeatable and reproducible dry film thickness measurements of coatings on concrete up to 10mm thick – without damaging the coating.

Taking over 60 readings per minute in standard mode and 140+ readings per minute in scan mode; the
Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge allows users to inspect more coatings in less time. With a choice of intelligent, ergonomic probes, designed for continuous use and field replaceable probe tips you can inspect all day, everyday.

The built in signal strength indicator on the Elcometer 500 Coatings on Concrete Gauge prevents false or incorrect readings, as the gauge only displays the coating thickness measurement if the signal strength indicator goes green. 

Robust, ergonomic and sealed against dirt and water, equivalent to a rating of IP54, the Elcometer 500 Dry Film Thickness Gauge has been designed to work in harsh environments.

Incredibly easy to use, the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge for concrete can be used in accordance with ASTM D6132, SSPC PA9 & ISO 2808 Method 10.

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.
 

The Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge can also measure film thickness on substrates including plasterboard, drywall, concrete block, brick etc. without damaging the coating.

The coating material library feature simplifies the coating inspection process; there is no need to set up gates, range values or known thickness of the coating. Just select the coating material from the gauge library and start measuring.

 

Key Features of the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge:

The Elcometer 500 measuring the dry film coating thickness on concrete  The Elcometer 500 coating material library”>

Fast

Measuring over 60 readings per minute in standard mode and over 140 readings per minute in scan mode, the Elcometer 500 coating thickness gauge can significantly reduce your inspection times.

Reliable

The Elcometer 500 will only display the coating thickness reading if the signal strength indicator turns green, preventing false or incorrect readings.

If the coating thickness is outside the measurement range, the
Elcometer 500 tells you on the display.


Intelligent

The Elcometer 500 measurement probes are supplied with user replaceable probe tips. If the tip is damaged or wears during use you can replace it and carry on.

The gauge even informs you when you need to change the probe tip, maximising inspection time.

Easy to Use

There is no need to set up gates, range values or know the thickness of the coating, simply select the coating material from the gauge library and start measuring.


Ergonomic

The Elcometer 500 gauge and intelligent probes have all been ergonomically designed for continuous use. No force is required to take a reading.

Rugged

Robust, ergonomic and sealed against dirt and water, equivalent to a rating of IP54, the Elcometer 500 has been designed to work in harsh environments, making it the ideal gauge for the laboratory or the job site.

 

 
Create Instant Reports with ElcoMaster®    
 
It’s not just taking measurements but what you do with the collected data that matters.ElcoMaster Data Management Software, data reporting and graphs
 
As inspectors can spend up to 30% of their working week producing reports, ElcoMaster® saves time and money by producing professional bespoke reports in seconds - even when out on site.
  

 

 

The Different Modes of Calibration:

The Elcometer 500's user calibration adjustment procedures are fully traceable to National and International Standards.

 

The Elcometer 500s calibration library and measurement gate display The Elcometer 500 non-destructive testing material thickness calibration Sound Velocity Calibration and Speed of Sound Calibration Display on the Elcometer 500

1. Coating Material Library

2. Material Thickness Calibration

3. Sound Velocity Calibration

The Elcometer 500’s advanced measurement technology means that you no longer need to know how thick the coating should be before taking a reading, and you don’t need to set any measurement gates. Simply switch on the gauge, select the coating from the calibration library, and take a reading – it is that easy.

To obtain the greatest measurement accuracy, the Elcometer 500 can be calibrated using a known thickness of the coating to be measured.  If a sample of known thickness is not available, the Elcometer 500 Coating Calibration Mould (CCM) can be used to create a coating of known thickness which is traceable to both national and international standards.

The Elcometer 500 can be calibrated by entering the speed of sound from the Product Datasheet available from the coating manufacturer.

 

Incorporating state of the art ultrasonic measurement technology, each gauge can be calibrated in one of three ways - to a known thickness of the coating to be inspected; by setting the speed of sound of the coating; or by selecting the coating from a list of generic, or user defined coating materials.

Once the gauge has been calibrated, the
Elcometer 500 has a measurement accuracy of ±2%.

 

 

 

By using the Elcometer Coating Calibration Mould the Elcometer 500 calibration is traceable to national and international standards. The user defined coatings can be transferred into the Material Coatings Library within ElcoMaster® for use, at any time, on any Elcometer 500 gauge. Select the coatings from your list and transfer them to any Elcometer 500 gauge.

More information on how to use the Elcometer Coating Calibration Mould with the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge can be found on the Accessories page.

The Elcometer 599 non-destructive concrete digital thickness gauge

 

 

 

* Similar substrates include plasterboard, drywall, concrete block, brick etc.

 Epoxy coatings, thickness on other materials may vary

*Compatible with iPod, iPhone and iPad.


Elcometer 500 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.

 
The Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge & Ergonomic Probes which measure concrete non-destrucitvely
The Elcometer 500 screen displaying dry film thickness measurementsThe Elcometer 500 using ElcoMaster to measure the coating thickness on concreteElcometer 500 C2 Probe Action Shot

Technical Specification

 

Product Features  Standard 

 Optional

    Model B   Model T

Fast, accurate reading rate; 60+ readings per minute

 ■
Repeatable & reproducible measurements  ■
Easy to use menu structure; in 30+ languages  ■
Tough, impact, waterproof & dust resistant; equivalent to IP54  ■
Bright colour screen;  with automatic rotating display (0°, 90°, 180° & 270°)  ■
Scratch & solvent resistant display; 2.4" (6cm) TFT  ■
USB power supply; via PC  ■
Test certificate & 2 year gauge warranty*  ■
Ambient light sensor; with adjustable auto brightness  ■
Automatic probe recognition  ■
Gauge software updates¹; via ElcoMaster® software  ■
Data output  ■
   USB; to computer  ■
   Bluetooth®; to computer, Android™ & iOSǂ devices    ■
Measurement units; μm, mm, mils, inch  ■
Signal strength indicator  ■   

User selectable reading resolution; Low & High reading resolution

 ■   ■

Display modes; user selectable

     

   Readings

  

   Readings & differential; reading and the offset from a set nominal difference

    

   Bar graph

    

   Live reading trend graph; in batch mode

    

   Run chart; trend graph of last 20 readings

    

User selectable statistics;

  

   Number of readings; η, Mean (average); x, Standard deviation; σ,

   Highest reading; Hi, Lowest reading; Lo, Coefficient of variation; CV%

 ■    

   Normal dry film thickness; NDFT, High & low limits; definable audible & visual alarms,

   Number of readings above high limit; Number of readings below low limit; Range; I

    

Multiple calibration methods with on-screen instructions;  in 30+ languages

  

   Material selection; preset choice of materials or create own user defined materials

 ■    

   Velocity entry; direct entry of a material’s sound-velocity

  ■     

   1 Point; using a coating sample of known thickness

  ■     

Calibration lock; with optional PIN code unlock

 ■ 

  

Gauge memory; number of readings

   100,000

Number of batches; with unique batch calibrations

   1,000 

Alpha-numeric batch names; user definable on the gauge

    

Fixed batch size mode; with batch linking

    

Batch review graph

    

Delete last reading

  ■     

Limits; 40 user definable audible & visual pass/fail warnings

    

Live reading mode; transfer of individual readings to external device                                                            

USB  USB & Bluetooth® 

Reading save function

 ■    

Date and time stamp

    

Scan mode

    

ElcoMaster® software & USB cable

 □    

Protective case

  

Plastic transit case 

 □    

 

 

* The Elcometer 500 is supplied with a one year warranty against manufacturing defects.  Gauge warranty can be extended to two years via www.elcometer.com.

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

1 Internet connection required

 

 

 

Technical Specification  
Part Number Description  Certificate  
A500C-B Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge Model B   
A500C-T Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge Model T   
A500-KIT1 Elcometer 500 Coatings on Concrete Inspection Kit   

Operating Temperature

-10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)  
Power Supply

2 x AA batteries (rechargable batteries can be used)

 

Battery Life Alkaline: Approximately 15 hours Lithium: Approximately 28 hours  
Gauge weight 161g (5.68oz) including batteries, without transducer  
Gauge Dimensions 141 x 73 x 37mm (5.55 x 2.87 x 1.46”) without transducer  
Packing List

Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge Model B & T

Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge, 4ml (0.14fl oz) Bottle of Probe Tip Oil, 120ml (4fl oz) Bottle of Ultrasonic Couplant, 2 x AA Batteries, Protective Case, Transit Case (Model T), Wrist Harness, 3 x Screen Protector, ElcoMaster® Software (Model T), USB Cable (Model T), Test Certificate

 

Elcometer 500 Coatings on Concrete Inspection Kit

Elcometer 500 Model T Coating Thickness Gauge, C1 & C2 coating thickness probes, C1 & C2 probe measurement foils: 1, 2, 3 & 8mm (40, 80, 120 & 310mils), Elcometer 456 Model B Ferrous Integral Gauge, Elcometer 456 calibration foils: 0.5 & 1.5mm (20 & 60mils), 2 x coating calibration moulds, 2 x Wrist Harness, 6 x Screen Protector, 120ml (4fl oz) bottle of ultrasonic couplant, 4ml (0.14fl oz) bottle of probe tip oil, transit case, ElcoMaster® software & USB cable 

 

 

STANDARDS:
ASTM D6132, SSPC PA9 & ISO 2808 Method 10

 

 

Probe Range    
Scale C1 T500-C1     Elcometer 500 Scale C1 Probe Certificate
Intelligent Ergonomic C1 probe with replacement tip

Range1: 150 - 2,500μm (6 - 98mils)   Accuracy2: ±2% or ±10μm (±2% or ±0.4mil)

 

Resolution: Low: 10μm, 0.01mm, 1mil or 0.001”   High: 1μm, 0.001mm, 0.1mil or 0.0001”

 
     
Scale C2

T500-C2      Elcometer 500 Scale C2 Probe

Certificate
Intelligent ergonomic C2 probe with replaceable tip Range1: 750 - 10,000μm (30 - 390mils) Accuracy2: ±2% or ±10μm (±2% or ±0.4mil)
 

Resolution: Low: 10μm, 0.01mm, 1mil or 0.001”   High: 1μm, 0.001mm, 0.1mil or 0.0001”

 

 

 

1  Epoxy coatings, thickness on other materials may vary

2  Whichever is greater

Test certificate supplied as standard

Accessories

 

Part Number

 

Description

 
T50027602-1 C1 Replacement Probe Tip; Pack of 2 Intelligent Ergonomic C1 probe with replacement tip

T50027602-2

C2 Replacement Probe Tip; Pack of 2 Intelligent ergonomic C2 probe with replaceable tip
T50027604 Probe Tip Oil; 4ml (0.14fl oz) Bottle  
 

 

 

 

 
T92015701     

Ultrasonic Couplant; 120ml (4fl oz)

 

T92024034-7

Ultrasonic Couplant; 300ml (10fl oz)  

T92024034-8

Ultrasonic Couplant; 500ml (17fl oz)  
T92024034-3  Ultrasonic Couplant; 3.8l (1 US Gallon)  
T92024034-9  Ultrasonic Couplant (High Temp); 60ml (2fl oz); for use in high temperature environments up to 398°C (750°F)  
     
T99022255-13                     

C1 Foil Set: 1 & 2mm (40 & 80mils)

 

T99022255-13C

C1 Foil Set - Certified: 1 & 2mm (40 & 80mils)  

T99022255-14

C2 Foil Set: 3 & 8mm (120 & 310mils)  

T99022255-14C

C2 Foil Set - Certified: 3 & 8mm (120 & 310mils)  
     
T50027567-1 Elcometer 500 Coating Calibration Mould (CCM)  

 

How to create a coating sample using the Elcometer 500 Coating Calibration Mould (CCM)

 

The Elcometer CCM consists of a steel mould which has a sample and overflow chamber, together
with a clear plastic scraper The Coating Calibration Mould being used to create a coating sample The ferrous coating thickness gauge measuring the dry thickness of the substrate The dry film thickness measurement being saved into the Elcometer 500's Coating Material library
1. Place the coating calibration mould on a flat surface and completely fill the sample chamber with test coating. 2. Using the plastic scraper, scrape over the coating allowing the excess to fall into the overflow chamber. Allow the coating to dry.   3. When fully cured, calibrate a ferrous coating thickness gauge on the side of the CCM then measure and record the dry thickness at the centre of the coating.

4. Measure the same point using the Elcometer 500.


Enter the dry film thickness measurement and save it in the Elcometer 500's Coating Materials list.

 
 

Videos

How to Measure Coatings on Concrete using the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge

The Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge incorporates state of the art electronics and measurement technology to accurately, repeatably and reliably measure up to 10mm (390mils) of coatings on concrete, or other similar substrates.

With a measurement rate of 60 readings per minute in standard mode, and more than 140 readings per minute in scan mode - the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge can significantly reduce your inspection times.

 Click here to download the video in script in English.

 

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How to Measure Coatings on Concrete using the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge

The Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge incorporates state of the art electronics and measurement technology to accurately, repeatably and reliably measure up to 10mm (390mils) of coatings on concrete, or other similar substrates.

With a measurement rate of 60 readings per minute in standard mode, and more than 140 readings per minute in scan mode - the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge can significantly reduce your inspection times.

 Click here to download the video in script in English.

 

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How to Calibrate the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge 

The Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge incorporates state of the art electronics and measurement technology to accurately, repeatably and reliably measure up to 10mm (390mils) of coatings on concrete, or other similar substrates.
 
With a measurement rate of 60 readings per minute in standard mode, and more than 140 readings per minute in scan mode - the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge can significantly reduce your inspection times.

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8A3JVbpMQdc?&showinfo=0
How to create a coating thickness sample for the Elcometer 500 using the Elcometer Coating Calibration Mould (CCM):
How to create a coating thickness sample for the Elcometer 500 using the Elcometer Coating Calibration Mould (CCM):

To obtain the greatest measurement accuracy, the Elcometer 500 can be calibrated using a known thickness of the coating to be measured.  If a sample of known thickness is not available, the Elcometer 500 Coating Calibration Mould (CCM) can be used to create a coating of known thickness which is traceable to both national and international standards.

 

Click here to download the video in script in English.

 

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