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There are meters and test tools for a multitude of tasks and, if it exists, we seek to stock it at Tester. If you want to be sure that all coats of paint have been applied to a newly sprayed car body you’ll need a coating thickness tester. You may be looking after fruit shipments and need to check the hardness of fruit in order to determine its shelf life or storage potential; for that you’ll need a Fruit Hardness Tester.
Thickness gauges operate in a similar way to sonar. They use ultrasound to send a pulse through a layer of material, such as paint layers, to an “opposite” surface such as the bodywork of a car. By measuring the bounce back time, allowing for the signal velocity through the material, the meter will provide a clear readout of thickness.
We stock the Extech CG204 Coating Thickness Tester, which uses magnetic induction for ferrous substrates. It’s also clever enough to feature automatic substrate recognition!
Why measure the hardness of fruit? Well, hardness is an important indicator during harvest time in order to check that the fruit has reached an optimum hardness level, depending on the type of fruit being tested. Knowing the hardness of the fruit will also give a reliable indication of suitable storage and transportation times. If you want to guarantee that fruit ripens at a predictable time for purchase and consumption you need a fruit penetrometer such as the Extech FHT200 Fruit Hardness Tester. It has interchangeable heads so that the penetrometer can deal with large/ hard or small/ soft fruits and it comes in its own carrying case.