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Coating thickness measurement:
Calotest series

  • 360°
Model:
  • Universal sample holder appropriate for a cuboid width up to 84 mm or disc diameter up to 86 mm
  • Hydraulic arm with magnetic foot to target samples of unlimited size

The Calotest series is designed to quickly characterize coating thicknesses between 0.1 μm and 50 μm on a wide range of materials. The simple ball-cratering method used offers a fast and accurate means of checking the thickness of any kind of coating, whether a single or multilayered stack. Typical examples include CVD, PVD, plasma spray coatings, anodic oxidation layers, chemical and galvanic deposits, polymers, paints, and lacquers. You can choose between three different models depending on your use case.

Key features

Fast measurements in 2 to 5 minutes without sample preparation

Fast measurements in 2 to 5 minutes without sample preparation

Measure the coating thickness of your sample in a couple of minutes without any time-consuming sample preparation. This puts Calotest ahead of other methods that require the sample to be embedded, cut, grinded, polished, and etched before conducting a measurement which usually takes more than one hour.

Accurate thickness results of single- and multi-layers alike

Accurate thickness results of single- and multi-layers alike

Multi-layer coatings are gaining interest in industry due to their better wear resistance and resistance to fracture. Anton Paar provides a comprehensive software for coating thickness measurement allowing you to individually measure one or several layers and print out reports according to the exact needs of your industry.

Analysis of coating thicknesses between 0.1 μm and 50 μm

Analysis of coating thicknesses between 0.1 μm and 50 μm

Industrial components coated with CVD and PVD, anodic oxidation layers, chemical and galvanic deposits, polymers, paints, and lacquers commonly have a coating thickness of between 0.1 μm and 50 μm. The Calotest models are the ideal instruments for a quick and precise determination of coating thicknesses in exactly this range. 

Precise measurement on both flat and uneven surfaces

Precise measurement on both flat and uneven surfaces

The ball-cratering method employed by Calotest instruments is an easy and reliable way to assess coating thickness on both flat and uneven surfaces. The optional analysis software handles various types of sample shape – including flat, spherical, and cylindrical – and gives accurate thickness measurements of the coating independent of the sample geometry.

Technical specifications

Shaft speed: 10 rpm to 3000 rpm
Abrasion time ranges: 1 sec to 10000 sec
Standard ball diameters: 10, 15, 20, 25.4, 30 mm
International standards: ISO 1071-2, VDI 3198

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Consumables & Accessories

Consumables & Accessories

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MOTOR WITH HEAVY DUTY SHAFT CAT2

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 158727
Product details
Motor with heavy duty shaft CAT2 Cable and connector included

HEAVY-DUTY WC REPLACEMENT SHAFT FOR CAT2

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 144898
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includes bearings

2 SETS OF STAINLESS STEEL BALLS

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 145493

HIGH QUALITY SLURRY FOR CALOTEST (100ml) PARTICLES 0.5 - 1 µm

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 144894

SUPER FINE SLURRY 100 ml BOTTLE PARTICLE SIZE

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 144895
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Recommended for PVD coatings

STAINLESS STEEL 420 BALL D= 30mm 1 PIECE

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 148685

STAINLESS STEEL 420 BALLS D= 10mm 12 PCS

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 145485

STAINLESS STEEL 420 BALLS D= 15mm 12 PCS

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 145486

STAINLESS STEEL 420 BALLS D= 20mm 12 PCS

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 145487

STAINLESS STEEL 420 BALLS D=25.4mm 5 PCS

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 145494

STAINLESS STEEL 420 BALL D= 40mm 1 PIECE

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 145490

STAINLESS STEEL 420 BALL D= 50mm 1 PIECE

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 145492

HYDRAULIC ARM FOR CATi

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 148419

MANUAL XY STAGE WITH +/- 7mm RANGE

Compatible with:
Calotest series Compact (CAT²c) | Industrial (CAT²i) | Combo (CAT²combo)
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Part number: 145298
Product details
Supplied with backing plate compatible with sample support