DeFelsko PosiTest PC Powder Checker

DeFelsko has completely rebuilt their PosiTest PC Powder Checker for non-contact measurement of uncured powder thickness. Measuring uncured powder coatings helps eliminate both  waste of excess material and costly rework of inadequate application thickness. PC Powder Checker allows the paint shop to control powder consumption to ensure adequate coverage of the coated part while reducing material wastage.

PosiTest PC Powder Checker uses ultrasound technology for non-contact measurement of uncured powder thickness to predict the cured coating thickness. One-hand operation and no wires means nothing to drag through and mess up applied powder prior to baking. PC Powder Checker measures between .8 and 4.0 mils of cured coating thickness, at a distance of 3/4" (19 mm) from the surface of applied powder, and is ideal for moving lines and swinging parts. PC Powder Checker conforms to ASTM D7378 - Standard Practice for Measurement of Thickness of Applied Coating Powders to Predict Cured Thickness.


  • Dedicated stand-alone unit is ready to measure right out of the box
  • Up to 4x faster measurement speed* — ideal for moving lines and swinging parts
  • Easy-to-read digital display with a simple, icon based menu
  • Hand-held, battery operated
  • Ergonomic and lightweight
  • No calibration adjustment required for most powders
  • Target Grid simultaneously displays distance to the part and alignment, making measurements easy
  • RESET features instantly restores factory settings
  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant — ideal for harsh powder coating environments
  • Hard-shell carrying case included
  • Replaceable screen protects the sensor
  • Two year warranty
  • Improved sensor technology allows easier measurement on small tubes, odd shapes and moving parts
  • Easy 1 and 2 point calibration adjustment options with Cal Reset to improve accuracy on unusual powders or substrates
  • Conforms to ASTM D7378 “Standard Practice for Measurement of Thickness of Applied Coating Powders to Predict Cured Thickness
  • No cable to risk disturbing the applied powder
  • Mils/microns switchable
  • High contrast color display
  • Adjustable display brightness for optimal visibility in any environment
  • Toggle sound On and Off
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries
  • Storage of 999 readings with onscreen averaging. Stored readings can be downloaded to PosiSoft Desktop software
  • Scan Mode continuously takes measurements - ideal for analyzing large areas
  • USB Keyboard Mode emulates keystrokes to easily stream readings to a PC or PLC
  • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power
  • Software updates keep your instrument current

* versus the previous generation of PosiTector PC Powder Checker


PosiTest PC Powder Checker Specifications
Range ¹ 20 - 100 µm  /  0.8 - 4.0 mils
Resolution 1 µm   /   0.1 mil
Accuracy + 5 µm   /  + 0.2 mils
Measurement Time  1 - 3 seconds
Measurement Distance to Powder Surface  19 mm  /  0.75 inch
Measurement Area   2 mm  /  0.8 inch
Size 241 x 64 x 51 mm    9.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 "
Weight 180 g   /  6.4 oz  without batteries

¹ based on TGIC-Free polyester powder

PosiTest PC Powder Checker is supplied with: PC Powder Checker gauge, probe Zero Fixture, 4 x AAA batteries, flat-head screwdriver, instructions, replacement probe screen, protective lens shield, USB cable, hard-shell case, and 2-year manufacturer's warranty.


Optional accessories include:

Replacement screen (pack of 2)



USB Retention Fixture - to prevent disconnection of USB cable when taking measurements while connected to PC


Please click the following link for the PosiTest PC Powder Checker data sheet

An informational video is available by clicking PC Powder Checker video

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