Which Coating Thickness Gauge Is the Right One for You?

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Using a coating thickness gauge can be a fairly simple, painless procedure, and it can make a big difference in the quality of your product....if it’s accurate, highly portable, very easy to use, and results are ready almost instantly. Choosing which coating thickness gauge is right for you can prove to be more complicated than actually using your gauge, once you have it.

So which model of Kett’s thickness gauges is right for you? It all depends on what your needs are. Do you need to take lots of different readings, without a lot of time spent calibrating? 

Whether you’re anodizing aluminum, testing the thickness of a used car’s paint at an auto auction or measuring an adhesive layer on your "sticky notes", no matter what your needs are, we have the right gauge for you. Here are a few considerations you should factor into your decision.

Ultimate Flexibility

If you need to take your coating thickness gauge with you: on-line, in the field, or wherever else you need to go, the ultimate coating gauge for multiple uses is the Integrated Coating Thickness Gauge, Model LZ990. Not only is it small and lightweight, but it’s incredibly versatile too, which means it’s easy to take this instrument with you and be able to use it on many different surfaces, both ferrous and non-ferrous in nature.

The LZ990 has 16 calibrations available, and because it’s highly stable, you can even use it in a busy, humming location like a manufacturing floor and still rely on the results. Because it can also be used at a varying temperature level, the LZ990 can be used at any stage in the manufacturing process for instant feedback. 


The LZ900 is highly versatile, extremely accurate, and ergonomically designed; it even includes finger guides. Due to its large, clear screen, it is easy to read no matter the circumstances, and automatically makes the determination between ferrous and non-ferrous substrate, and has a guide for round edges, like rollers and rounded surfaces. All this makes the LZ900 truly the “Swiss Army Knife” of coating thickness gauges. 

One drawback? The size. The LZ900 is great for taking readings of larger surfaces. If you need to get into small nooks and crannies though, then check out the following coating thickness gauges:


Ultimate, Compact Heavy-Duty Usage 

If you need a stable instrument that can be used no matter the conditions on both flat and curved surfaces, with multiple calibrations and the capability to store up to 1500 readings, no matter the surface area, then check out the  Advanced Coating Thickness Gauge from our L370 series, and the Coating Thickness Gauge, the L200 model.

The L370 series of gauges have no moving parts, so readings have a laboratory level of accuracy, no matter how much movement or vibration there is surrounding it. This makes the advanced coating gauge the gold standard for use on a manufacturing floor, allowing you to detect defects immediately.

What makes this model so reliable under any circumstance? There is a specially-designed tip, which helps the operator maintain constant contact with the testing surface, even in the smallest of crevices, so you know you can trust each and every reading.

Still need more from your coating thickness gauge? Look no further: The L200 model has the same features as the L370, and more. Ultimate portability, even in tiny spaces, great storage, and a high level of accuracy. The added bonus to the L200 model? An integrated printer for when you need immediate hard copy documentation of the thickness of a particular coating or surface. With such an extended offering of features, the L200 can’t be beat when it comes to lots of power in a little package.

At Kett, there’s a coating thickness gauge for every need; a tool that can save you time and money, and allow you and your team to move onto the next task in your day as quickly as possible. Still not sure which gauge is the best fit for you? Contact us today and let our experts help you find the right one.

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