Coating thickness gauge with 400 place memory, statistics and USB PC connection. Case, test blocks, calibrated test shims and software included.

  • The 156 USB Coating Thickness Gauge
  • ABS carrying/storage case with handle
  • USB lead
  • CD with software (Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7)
  • User manual (English)
  • 2x AAA alkaline batteries
  • 2x Substrate test pieces (1 x steel and 1 x aluminium)
  • 4x Plastic calibrated thickness test shims

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The 156 USB is our only gauge that includes a USB port that allows interface to a PC and data download via the included software. The ability to download readings to computer is ideal for professional detailers, laboratories and industrial users who wish to maintain and analyse records of readings taken. Other additional features of the 156 USB include its:

  • Electronic menu system
  • Continuous reading mode (read along a surface without lifting gauge from surface) as well as spot reading mode
  • Selectable on screen statistics display: average, minimum, maximum, number of readings, standard deviation
  • High and Low reading alarms

Download readings to a PC:

Readings taken with the 156 USB can be downloaded to a PC for storage or analysis. The gauge is connected to the PC via the supplied USB lead and the application software can then be used to download readings to the PC. The software can then be used to list, show statistics for and chart a group of readings. Additionally the readings can be exported (to a CSV or TXT file) for use in another application (such as Microsoft Excel) for further analysis. The gauge comes complete with driver and application software on CD, which is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7.

  • USB connection – with cable and software included for PC download
  • Enhanced resolution on thin coatings – 0.1µm resolution under 50um (1µm resolution from 50um and up)
  • Continuous reading setting – selectable on/off to allow probe to be held and moved along a surface without lifting
  • Auto measure – simply place the probe on the surface to be measured
  • Auto detection and display of substrate type (Fe/non-Fe) – with optional manual selection override
  • Integrated dual sensors – enables reading on ferrous and non-ferrous substrates with automatic deteiont, no probe switching, and no user intervention
  • Backlit LCD display – for clear, error free readings even in dimly lit environments
  • 400 place memory – automatically stores most recent measurements
  • Statistics calcuation – automatic calculation of average, minimum, maximum, and standard deviation
  • V-notched probe – eases reading on curved surfaces
  • Plastic probe surround – assists in protecting surfaces from damage
  • Metric and Imperial units supported (µm/mil)

0 to 1,250µm, 0 to 49mil


0.1µm (Up to 50µm), 1µm (Over 50µm), 0.1mil


Up to 850um: ±(1µm+3%) Fe, ±(1.5µm+3%) NFe. Over 850µm: ±5% Fe and NFe

Sensor type

Combined Ferrous and Non-Ferrous

Measuring technology

Magnetic induction and eddy current


114 x 54 x 27 mm


110g (excluding batteries)


2 x AAA


CE approved, ISO 2178, ISO 2360

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