DeFelsko PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gauge

PosiTector 6000 Electronic Coating Thickness Gauge is DeFelsko's premium electronic dry film thickness gauge for measuring coating thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metal substrates. Rugged and weatherproof, Standard and Advanced PosiTector gauge bodies have measuring speed of 60+ readings per minute, high-contrast, colour LCD display, memory, statistics, HiLo alarm, and USB mass-storage and download port. Coating Thickness measurements can be stored in the gauge, uploaded to DeFelsko's free web-based application, PosiSoft.net, or downloaded to your PC via USB; Advanced gauges also feature Bluetooth and WiFi options.


Advanced-model PosiTector 6000 features new enhanced FAST Mode plus three SCAN options: Normal Scan, new Statistics Scan, and new Limited-Count Average Scan, as well as 100,000 stored readings in up to 1000 batches/sub-batches, on-screen help menu, and multiple stored calibration adjustments for a variety of substrate conditions and coatings specifications. In addition, PosiTector 6000 Advanced provides the options of real-time graphing of coating thickness readings, picture prompts, and batch notes. Upload Coating Thickness measurements, inspection photographs, and graphs to PosiSoft.net, downloaded to computer via USB, or communicate wirelessly with mobile devices or the world-wide web by WiFi, or Bluetooth Wireless Technology.

*Please click for more information about the new SCAN features

Advanced PosiTector 6000 gauges now also feature new Prompted Batch Mode. Create pre-defined batches in PosiSoft Desktop with on-screen text and image prompts for each reading, then upload to PosiTector 6000 Advanced models with serial numbers of 784000 or higher. Prompted Batch Mode displays text and images on the PosiTector 6000 display to prompt the user before each reading, to ensure a consistent measurement pattern for repetititive jobs or when specific measurement locations are required. Multiple templates can be created & stored for different jobs.

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PosiTector 6000 Probes are available in integrated or separate styles, for DFT measurements on ferrous and/or non-ferrous substrates. Regular probes come with thickness ranges of 0 - 60, 0 - 250, and 0 - 500 mils. Specialty probes include micro-probes measuring 0 - 45 mils on ferrous substrates, 0 - 25 mils on non-ferrous substrates, and the NAS anodizing probe for aluminum.

Integral PosiTector 6000 Probes: F, N, FN, FT - ideal for one-handed operation


Cabled Regular probes: FS, NS, FNS, NAS, FTS - straight probes "on a wire" for a variety of coating measurement applications. Constant-pressure, stainless steel probes are hermetically-sealed to be waterproof - ideal for underwater use.

Cabled 90º Regular Probes: FRS, NRS, FNRS - right-angled probe measures coating thickness in places with limited head-space, or awkward reach, such as around structural members or lower sections of in-situ pipeline. Constant-pressure, stainless steel probes are hermetically-sealed to be waterproof - ideal for underwater use.

High-Range Probes: FT, FTS, FTRS, FNTS, FJS, FKS, NKS - for measurement of thicker coatings including epoxy, rubber, concrete liners, intumescent fireproofing, and most other heavy-build dry film thicknesses.

Ultra-High Build Probes:  FLS, FNGS - dry film thickness of very thick coatings on metal substrates.

FLS measures coatings up to 1.5" (38 mm) on steel. Braided stainless steel cable is kink-proof and wear and cut-resistant. Hard-chrome-plated probe tip enables scanning of large surfaces; The FLS3 gauge takes over 400 readings in Scan Mode. FLS comes in a hard-shell case and 750 mil (19 mm) check shim.  Probe is compatible with PosiTector bodies with serial numbers greater than 700,000, and PosiTector SmartLink


FNGS probe for very thick coatings on all metal substrates features a braided, kink-proof stainless steel cable that is both wear and cut-resistant and a low-wear probe face capable of scanning large surfaces. The FNGS probe includes a handle for easy, one-handed operation, and comes with a set of traceable coating thickness standards. FNGS probe measures paint and coating thicknesses up to 2.5 inches; ideal for intumescent fireproofing, insulating linings or coatings, and very thick polyureas.

Cabled Microprobes: with DeFelsko's smallest measuring tip and best thin-film accuracy, these probes are ideal for measuring dry film thickness on small parts, hard-to-reach areas, or close to edges.

Straight Micro-probes: F0S, N0S - straight F0S and N0S microprobes have a quick-release adapter that allows them to be used as constant-pressure probes, for better alignment on small, flat or curved parts. Held onto the probe by a spring, the adapter sleeve can be pulled off of the probe if it is not required.

45º Microprobes: F45S, N45S - acute-angled microprobes are touch-probes for measuring dry film thickness on small parts, on locations iwth restricted or difficult access, and inside curves.

90º Microprobes: F90S, N90S - DeFelsko's smallest measuring tip and shortest probe height make the right-angled microprobe ideal for measuring in areas of very low head-space. F90S is ideal for coating thickness measurement inside small-diameter pipe or tubing, where other probes simply cannot fit.

90º Extended Microprobe:  F90ES - DeFelsko's smalles measuring tip & shortest probe height with extended 13.2" reach for hard-to-reach or limited-access DFT measurements

Cabled Xtreme™ Probes:  FXS, FHXS


PosiTector 6000 FXS Xtreme Built for hot and rough surfaces, FXS Xtreme probe measures coating thicknesses up to 80 mils on ferrous substrates, featuring an zirconia-reinforced alumina wear-face and new braided stainless steel cable, PosiTector 6000 FXS Xtreme measures coating thickness on hot substrates up to 250º C (500º F). Ideal for hot-dipped and thermal-spray galvanizing on steel, powder-coating applications.


FHXS Xtreme™ high-temperature probe for coating thicknesses up to 300 mils on ferrous substrates, features an Alumina wear face and reinforced braided cable for rough surfaces and temperatures up to 250º C or 500° F. Compatible with PosiTector bodies with serial numbers greater than 700,000, and PosiTector SmartLink .


Cabled Duplex Probe:

The PosiTector 6000 FNDS probe simultaneously measures and displays the individual layer thicknesses of zinc and paint in a duplex coating system. When used out of "duplex" mode, FNDS performs identically to the FNS probe.
* compatible with Advanced bodies, and new Standard bodies with colour screen



All PosiTector probes are fully interchangeable on both Standard and Advanced gauge bodies.

(View all PosiTector 6000 probes here:  http://www.stone-tucker.com/en/coating-thickness-gauges/separate-probes-for-defelsko-positector-6000-coating-thickness-gauge )



  • Advanced and Standard PosiTector Gauge Bodies  compatible with all PosiTector probes: SPG, DPM, RTR & RTR-3D, UTG, SST, SHDD & SHDA.  (details here)
  • high-contrast, reversible colour LCD display: enhanced viewing angles, Sun, Normal, & Night back-light options, colour-coded warnings & limits
  • Enhanced one-button menu navigation
  • Flashing display - ideal in noisy environments
  • Weatherproof gauge - solvent, acid, oil, water, and dust resistant
  • High-contrast backlit display for bright or dark environments
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built in charger)
  • FAST mode for faster measurement speed to allow quick inspections (90+ readings per minute)
  • USB port for computer connection to download or supply continuous power
  • USB cable
  • USB mass storage - readings and graphs are accessible using computer browsers or file explorers.
  • no software necessary
  • Every store measurement is date and time stamped
  • Software updates via web to keep the gauge current and up-to-date
  • PosiSoft Solutions provides four user-selectable data management options, including free connection to PosiSoft.net web-based application, and free download of PosiSoft Desktop software.
  • Ready to measure - no calibration adjustment required for most applications
  • Wear-resistant probe tip
  • Shock-absorbing protective rubber holster with belt clip
  • Two-year warranty on gauge body and probe
  • Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST
  • Built-in temperature compensation
  • Hi-RES mode - increased displayed resolution for greater precision
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ISO and ASTM
  • All probes are fully interchangeable with ALL gauge bodies
  • Multiple calibration adjustment options: 1 point, 2 point, known thickness, average zero
  • Selectable display languages
  • Flip display
  • Extended cables available up to 250 feet (for an additional charge)
  • Continuous display of average, standard deviation, min/max thickness, and number of readings
  • Audible and visible HiLo alarm alerts to measurements outside of user-specified limits


PosiTector 6000 Advanced includes all features listed above, plus:

PosiTector WiFi which allows users to wirelessly...

  • Synchronize stored measurement data with PosiSoft.net
  • Keep your PosiTector up-to-date with the latest features and functionality
  • Connect to all PosiTector instruments located on the WiFi network to:
    • browse stored measurement data including notes, images, statistics and charts
    • update batch names/notes using your mobile device's keyboard
    • Insert images directly into gage batches using your mobile device’s camera or image library
    • remotely view the live display of a working PosiTector
  • Storage of up to 100,000 coating thickness readings in up to 1000 batches and sub-batches
  • On-screen help
  • Real-time graphing
  • Picture prompting
  • On-screen Batch notes, change batch names, using QWERTY keyboard
  • Data transfer via USB to computer or via or Bluetooth Wireless Technology to computer or Bluetooth Printer
  • 3 SCAN Mode options allow continuous coating thickness readings without lifting the probe:
    • NORMAL SCAN MODE: continuous readings without lifting the probe; compatible with PA2, PSPC90/10, and others
    • new! STATISTICS SCAN MODE: measure continuously, and display running average while resting on coated surface; in memory mode, statistics will be stored to gauge memory based on avg for each dataset
    • new! LIMITED-COUNT AVG. SCAN MODE: user-selected number of readings for a running average; continuous measurement/display of running average, stops when the preset number is reached or probe lifted from coated surface
  • Multiple stored calibration adjustments for measuring on a variety of substrates
  • SSPC PA2 feature
  • PSPC 90/10 feature - determine compliance of coating system with IMO performance standard for protective coatings

PosiTector Wireless Access Point allows the PosiTector Advanced gauges to connect with smart devices and WIFI-enabled computers, without the need for a mobile hot-spot or WIFI network. The Wireless Access Point also allows you to communicate directly with your Advanced gage body using a web browser or PosiSoft Mobile App and wirelessly download measurement data to your computer using PosiSoft Desktop Software. Once connected, you will be able to take advantage of the features available on your mobile device such as keyboard and camera. (Visit PosiSoft Mobile for more information)

All new PosiTector features, including Probe Hot-Swap, and PosiTector Wireless Access Point, are available free of charge. Simply update your gauge by following the instructions at www.defelsko.com/update.

EVERY POSITECTOR 6000 COATING THICKNESS GAUGE COMES COMPLETE WITH: user-specified coating thickness gauge and probe, precision plastic calibration shims, protective rubber holster w belt clip, 3 x AAA batteries, instructions, wrist strap, nylon carrying case w shoulder strap, Long Form Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST, 2 year manufacturer's warranty.




  • BlueTooth Printer
  • Coating Thickness Standards
  • AC Power Kit - works for any country
  • rechargeable Batteries - eneloop NiMH AAA batteries
  • Protective Lens shields to protect display from overspray

Click here for data sheet: PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gauge

To view ordering guide for POSITECTOR 6000 Coating Thickness Gauges, select: Ordering Guide

View PosiTector 6000 Instructional Videos:

PosiTector 6000 Operation Overview

PosiTector 6000 Probe Overview

PosiTector 6000 Fast Mode

PosiTector 6000 Advanced Scan Mode


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