Thin films and coatings with a few nm to μm thickness are often applied on many products for the optimization of their mechanical properties and tribological performance. Therefore, an accurate measurement with high resolution is essential for R&D, quality assurance and process optimization for many industrial applications. Thickness measurement is typically done with a combination of indentation and scratch tests, and they are mostly for thicker coatings in macrometer range.
Taperader®, is by far the only measurement instrument that provides a mobile, fast, in-situ solution for real-time analysis of surface coatings, e.g. soft coatings. Its unique design allows for a wide range of applications on either a lab sample or finished products.
thin coating thickness
Taperader® consists of:
loading system: providing a constant load
highly defined tape: for micro-grinding
Speed control system
Optical height profile measurement system: real-time documentation of abrasion depth in nm resolution
display: LCD graphical display
data acquisition and transmission software: built-in software with USB, bluetooth functions
ca. 0.50 mm
ca. 75 nm
ca. 150 mN
Loading and measurement tip:
LCD graphical display, USB, Bluetooth (optional)
Accumulator 7.5V 220mA
100mA (without Bluetooth)
Automatic switch to accumulator
after 10 min.
Mode 1: time preselection (60 / 120 / 180 / 240 sec.)
Mode 2: depth preselection in μm
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