Coating Inspection

Paint testing instruments are tools used to assess and ensure the quality, durability, and performance of paints and coatings in various industries like automotive, construction, aerospace, and manufacturing. These instruments are designed to evaluate different aspects of paint, such as adhesion, thickness, abrasion, hardness, color, gloss, pinhole, drying time, and flexibility.
Some common paint testing instruments include:

  1. Adhesion Testers: These determine the strength of paint adhesion to a substrate, ensuring it doesn’t peel or flake off easily.
  2. Thickness Gauges: Measure the thickness of the applied paint to ensure it meets specified standards. This is crucial for corrosion protection and product aesthetics.
  3. Abrasion Testers: An abrasion testers is a device used to assess the wear resistance and durability of materials by subjecting them to controlled abrasive conditions, simulating real-world wear and tear.
  4. Hardness Testers: Assess the hardness or resistance of the paint surface to indentation or scratching, vital for determining its durability.
  5. Colorimeters/Spectrophotometers: These devices quantify the color of the paint to ensure consistency across batches and match desired specifications accurately.
  6. Gloss Meters: Measure the gloss or shininess of the painted surface, important for maintaining aesthetic quality and surface finish.
  7. Holiday Detectors: Holiday detectors are non-destructive testing devices that identify and locate coating defects, such as pinholes or voids, to ensure the integrity of protective coatings against corrosion.
  8. Bar Coaters: Bar coaters are precision instruments used for applying a uniform layer of coating or ink onto various substrates, ensuring consistent and controlled coating thickness in manufacturing processes.
  9. Drying Time Testers: Evaluate the time taken for paint to dry, crucial for production schedules and ensuring proper application.
  10. Flexibility Testers: Assess the paint’s ability to withstand bending or deformation without cracking, which is essential for coatings on flexible materials or surfaces.
  11. Viscometer: A viscometer is a scientific instrument used for measuring the viscosity of fluids by assessing their resistance to flow, crucial for quality control in industries such as manufacturing and research.

These instruments aid in quality control, research, and development, ensuring that paints and coatings meet industry standards, adhere properly to surfaces, endure environmental conditions, and maintain their appearance and functionality over time.

Abrasion Testers

Abrasion testing is used to test the abrasive resistance of materials. Rotary Abrasion tester uses certified abrading wheels and rotations to determine resistance of cloths, paper, paints, plywood, leather and…
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Adhesion Tester

Portable manual and automatic pull-off adhesion testers are used to measure the adhesion testing after the coating process which will quantify the strength of the bond between substrate and coating,…
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Colour and Gloss are two key parameters that are used to define a product’s overall quality. Colorimeter, Spectrophotometer, and Gloss meter is used to quantify appearance measurement, variations in colour,…
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Bar Coaters & Film Applicators Tools

Bar Coater are preferred for suited to material with a specific viscosity for flowing out during liquid coating for thin films. Similarly, hand held film applicator operated manually to evenly…
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Dry Film Thickness

Dry film thickness (DFT) is the thickness of a coating as measured by using destructive and non-destructive methods. This includes measurement of single layer or multiple layers. DFT is measured…
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Elasticity & Deformation

Elasticity is the property to resist a distorting influence and to return to its original size and shape when that influence or force is removed. Coating is influenced by external…
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Hardness Testers

Hardness test is normally performed by pressing an indenter with fixed load into the surface of the material. Test results are obtained in various scales according to specification of hardness…
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Ink and Printing Instruments

Printing is a process for printing similar high volume reproducing text and images using a master form or template. while Ink is a liquid gel, or solution that contains at…
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Inspection Kits

Painting inspection Kit contains various customized instrument in a carrying case. Commonly used kits are painter’s inspection kit, painting inspector kit. Customized kits are also available. These have robust carry…
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Inspection Manual

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Moisture Meter

Moisture is a content of a liquid, especially water, often in quantity. Small amounts of water may be found, for example, in the air (humidity), in foods, and in some…
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Oven Bath & Water Bath

Water bath is basically a container to store, heat or cool an object. Design based on water bath depends on uses. However, oven contain a hollow chamber and provide a…
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Pinhole & Porosity

A pinhole is a very small defect present in paints and coatings due to the entrapment of moisture, air, solvents or dust particles in accordance with AS 3894.2, ASTM D5162,…
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Rh, Dewpoint, & Temperature

During painting, environment is important factor, it is essential to avoid condensation forming during the application and drying stage. Surface preparation and the application of coatings and linings should be…
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Scratch Testers

Scratch testing is carried out on materials to determine the resistance to abrasion and wear paints & coatings. This is determined using various factors such as bond strength, and test…
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Surface Cleanliness & Surface Profile

During painting of surface, blast metal surface preparation is important factor. Surface preparation includes surface cleanliness, surface profile, surface roughness, surface comparison and inspection methods. Refer ISO 8502-6, ISO 8502-9,…
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Ultrasonic Gauges

The new ultrasonic non-destructive thickness gauges can measure the material thickness of any material such as metals, plastics, glass, epoxies, ceramics, etc. With a measurement mode including: Pulsed Echo (PE),…
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Viscometer is a measuring instrument used to determine liquid fluid viscosity. In case of viscometer, fluid remains stationary and an object moves through it, or the object is stationary and…
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Viscosity Flow Cups

Viscosity cup uses simple gravity technique to pass known volume of liquid passing through an orifice located at the bottom, The rate of flow would be proportional to the kinematic…
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Weathering Tester

A weathering test is a system for determining weathering characteristics of materials and coatings. Weathering testing is used to improve product durability and is also a tool for decision making.…
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Wet Film & Powder Thickness

WFT Gauge or Wet Film Thickness measures the uncured wet film thickness of paint or powder, WFT provides indirect information of dry film thickness once the wet paint or powder…
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