Car meter, GL-8 paint tester:
✓ probe with the measuring head suspended elastically
✓ MEASUREMENT ASSISTANT® function
✓ measuring range from 0um to 2000um (Fe and Al)
✓ measurement resolution: 10um or 1um - selection in MENU
✓ measurement memory 200 items
✓ HOLD function
✓ sound signaling
Precise measurement thanks to the flexible probe and the helpful Measure Assistant® function
The meters are designed for automotive steel, galvanized steel, and aluminum sheets. The flexible probe makes the measurement easier and more accurate. The Measurement Assistant® will help in the interpretation of measurements for less experienced people. Due to the power supply with AAA alkaline batteries (2 pcs), the meter is an economical solution.
Basic features of the device:
- type of measuring probe: built-in probe, pressed probe face (movable);
- measurement on steel, galvanized steel, and aluminum sheets;
- measurement resolution: 10 µm or 1 µm depending on the settings;
- measuring range (varnish thickness): 0 µm to 2000 µm;
- MEASUREMENT ASSISTANT® function;
- HOLD function;
- sound signaling;
- meter calibration - zeroing (calibration) plate is included;
- the memory of 200 measurements;
- LCD backlight;
- automatic shutdown of the meter after long inactivity;
- power supply: two R3 (AAA) alkaline batteries;
- polycarbonate keyboard;
- company ETUI in the set;
- 3 languages: Polish, English, German;
- 24-month warranty.
MEASUREMENT ASSISTANT® function:
The function prompts the car assessor whether it has had the body and paint repairs.
When the function is on, the meter displays on the display while taking measurements messages informing about the state of the sheet metal machine:
- "THIN" - the varnish is too thin;
- "LAK OK" - correct varnish;
- "2xLAK" - the second layer of varnish;
- "PUTTY!" - putty.
It should be noted that the MEASUREMENT ASSISTANT® function is only intended to help in the interpretation of measurements, it cannot be the basis for an unambiguous answer to the question of whether the car has had the body and paint repairs. Nevertheless, many people who evaluate cars do not really know what a given paint thickness means, so the above function is to help with this.
- accurate measurement
- high quality
The meters have an elastically suspended measuring head, which is constructed in such a way that when the probe is pressed against the tested surface, it “slides” into the probe housing. Thanks to this, the measurement becomes more accurate due to more even pressure on the tested surface. Hand vibrations are also eliminated.
The probe head is made of high-quality plastic, thanks to which it will serve for years.
- simple calibration
- plate included
The calibration - zeroing function ensures that the meter will measure correctly in all conditions, even after several years of use.
You can calibrate the meter before taking measurements and be sure that the measurements will be correct.
The meter is compensated and it calibrates itself automatically, but an accurate calibration is always possible using the calibration plate.
Beware of meters without calibration plates - in such meters the measurement error will soon increase because the probe wears out (wears out) and it will additionally affect the aging of the electronic components. That is why even meters worth several thousand zlotys are equipped with calibration plates and a calibration function.