The heart of any electromagnetic measurement system is the probe. The probe is a very complex system,
which performs the conversion of the appropriate measurement method to a reading on the corresponding gauge.
Proper selection of the coating thickness instrument and probe will determine the accuracy and reliability of the measurement results.
Addressing each factor is critical to providing accurate results for complex challenges faced by coatings professionals each day.
One of the most common influences on coating thickness is curvature. A curved part can cause erroneous readings without proper adjustment of the gauge and probe.
The influence of the curvature varies with the make and type of the instrument but becomes more pronounced as the radius of the
curvature decreases. A probe that incorporates the curvature compensation method is ideal.
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