ThicknessPen®

Portable, non-destructive, accurate thickness measurement of non-ferrous materials, regardless of size or shape.  With dual-measurement mode capability, this device is ideal for measurement in the laboratory or on the plant floor.

The ThicknessPen provides portable, non-destructive, accurate thickness measurement of non-ferrous materials, regardless of size or shape.  This rugged device, with its innovative, patent pending dual-measurement mode capability, is ideal for measurement in the laboratory or on the plant floor.  The ThicknessPen utilizes both capacitance and magnetic measurement technologies – for use with or without a target ball, giving the user the versatility in using the appropriate mode based on the application.

Featuring App-based software and Bluetooth technology, the ThicknessPen is designed for easy upgrades to ensure the availability of the latest features and updates.

Two modes of operation

Magnetic

With the magnetic mode, a magnetic target ball is used during measurements, offering a level of precision equal to – or exceeding – traditional hall-effect devices but with greater simplicity and reliability. Unlike traditional devices, the ThicknessPen utilizes a low-strength, single magnetic ball for measurements over its full range up to 8 mm. This simplifies use, eliminates confusion over the size and type of ball to use and, because of the low-strength magnet, eliminates the concerns associated with probes that use strong magnetic fields while offering a robust, easy to operate measurement tool.  Used in combination with the docking station and foot switch, this device is well suited for the laboratory or an in-plant measurement station. Typical applications include the measurement of light weight plastic, glass, and aluminum containers, plastic preforms, non-ferrous parts and components and intricate measurements that require pin-point precision.

Capacitance

The capacitance mode provides the means to perform single-sided measurement without the need for a target ball with equivalent accuracy on materials up to 5 mm. This mode is ideal for at-the-line or measurements or in the field, where portability is desired and the risk of product contamination by a target ball is a concern. The capacitance mode of the ThicknessPen offers a quick, high-precision, “touch- and-go” measurement approach. Typical applications include measurement of glass and plastic containers, plastic components on the production line, large containers, sheet material and large shaped parts where the use of a target ball is not practical.

Features:

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Dual mode operation
  • Rugged, drop and water-resistant construction
  • Easy, intuitive operation
  • No strong magnets
  • Docking station for stationary measurement
  • App-based Bluetooth enabled
  • Windows® based PC and Tablet compatibility