The Hanatek FT3 Precision Thickness Gauge is specifically designed to quickly and accurately measure the thickness of a variety of substrates including film, paper, board, foil, tissue and textiles.
|Repeatability||Better than 0.4 μm (dependant on operating conditions)|
|Reproducibility||Better than 0.8 μm (dependant on operating conditions)|
|Measurement Range||0-4000μm (0 – 19000 μm extended range instrument also available)|
|Power||110/240V 50/60 Hz (please specify when ordering)|
|Size||(h) 285 x (w) 302 x (l) 285 mm|
For testing to multiple standards please use the Hanatek Variable Force Precision Thickness Gauge FT3-V
BS 2782-6 Methods of testing plastics. Dimensional properties. Determination of thickness by mechanical scanning of flexible sheet
Paper & Board
Self Adhesive Tape
Applications include testing thickness of:
Recycled Paper, Leather, LDPE Film, Coatings, Fibreglass, Carbon Fibre, Non-Woven Materials, Envelopes, Laminated Film, Carton Blanks, Foils, Banknotes, Printed Paper, Pouches, Film Lids, Films, Paper Gaskets, Bags & Sacks, Textiles, Paper, Cartons, Tissues, Synthetic Fabric, Ink, Plastic Film, Printed Cartons, Polyester, Shrink Film, PE Film, Floor Tiles, PVC Floor Coverings, Tobacco Cartons, PE Bags, PP Film, PVC Film, Labels, Metallised Film, LLDPE Film, Coex Film, BOPP Film, Surface Print Non-Woven, OPP Film, Galvanised Steel, Foam, Woven Composite Materials, Varnish, Lacquer, Coated Tinplates.
Why is Film Thickness important?
Plastic films are often used to encapsulate, protect and preserve products that are sold to consumers or industry. The film is used as a two way barrier to stop product leaking out and also external contaminants migrating in.
The effectiveness of the film as a barrier is related to its chemical composition and also its thickness.
Films which are below a specified thickness may fail physically- bursting, spliting or leaking, they will also be less effective at stopping the migration of oxygen and contimanants that can lead to product spoilage.
Packaging developers and product manufacturers measure and specify the thickness of the film to ensure the robustness of the packaging and the functionality of the barrier.