SolveTech’s proprietary capacitance based technology allows us to measure film thickness and variability accurately. The new standard has two procedures. One is for profiling film and the other is for doing a spot measurement. We have devices designed for both situations which fully comply with the standard.
SolveTech is part of the D20.19 committee that authored the standard. Contact us to discuss your questions regarding the standard, or the products that comply with ASTM D8136(available here for purchase)!
The PR2000 applies to the profiling portion of the standard. Profile a strip of film to see the uniformity of the material in the cross web or down web direction. This unit delivers the highest level of accuracy and repeatability on the market. You can see how your extrusion is performing in great detail to see the affect of small incremental improvements. Great for quantifying average film thickness and thickness variability.
The SC1000 applies to the spot measuring procedure in the standard and is great for inspecting a sheet of material or a material that is difficult to profile. Simply place the material under the gauge head and get a reading of thickness or basis weight. This the preferred method for materials that may have adhesive or that are very delicate.
Contact us here, or call 1-302-798-5400 to have a technical discussion regarding adopting the standard at your facility.
ASTM Standards For Measuring Plastic Film – Thickness Gauges That Comply with ASTM D8136