Progage thickness tester

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The ProGage Thickness Tester utilizes advanced technology to quickly and accurately measure the thickness of sheeted materials such as paper, plastic film, tissue and toweling, nonwovens, and textiles.

An automatic strip feeder is available for cross-reel profiling and roll or strip feeding. It can accommodate samples up to 7 inches (177.8 mm) wide. The distance the sample is fed between tests can be set from 0.1 to 19.9inches (2.5 to 505 mm). The feeder rate is3.33 inches/sec (84.6 mm/sec).

This thickness tester features a dual speed pressure foot which enables it to perform up to 20 test cycles per minute (based on configuration) while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. The anvil design ensures excellent parallelism as well as zero stability and calibration.
A wide range of selectable presets for the measuring of speed distance and the pressure foot speed, as well as pressure feet diameters and weights, enables the unit to be configured to meet a specific test standard. The ProGage is also capable of continuous or single testing with statistical analysis that is automatically performed. Average, high, low and standard deviation are computed, displayed and can be printed.
The ProGage is designed to be used in conjunction with other laboratory instruments for measuring the physical properties of materials.

Product details

  • Auto push-button zero control
  • Dual speed setting for test cycle increases samples measured per minute
  • Rigid mechanical design ensures zero and parallel stability
  • Stores up to 99 samples [average, high, low and standard deviation]
  • Single or continuous cycling mode
  • Push-button unit conversion [mils, microns, millimeters, inches]
  • Adjustable travel height of pressure foot
  • PC compatible, RS-232 port

Standard Pressure Feet

  • Paper Foot: 0.630” (16mm) Dia, 50 kPa
  • Film Foot: 0.190” (4.83mm) Dia, 62 kPa
  • Film Foot: 0.250” (6.35mm) Dia, 51.71 kPa
  • Tissue Foot: 2.0” (50.8mm) Dia, 1.52 kPa
  • Nonwoven Foot: 2.221” (56.4mm) Dia, 0.5 kPa
  • Custom feet to meet a variety of sizes and weights

Applications

The Progage electronic thickness tester measures the thickness of sheeted material such as

  • Adhesives
  • Corrugated
  • Foil/Metals
  • Nonwovens
  • Paper
  • Paperboard
  • Plastic Film
  • Rubber/Foam
  • Tissue
  • Textiles

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