• Measurement of linear and circular structures
  • Determination of minimum, maximum and average layer thickness
  • Automatic edge detection
  • Measurement on curved surfaces possible
  • DIN EN 1071-2:2002

The coating of components plays an important role in almost all branches of industry. In the course of increasing quality assurance measures, increasing requirements must be met in order to maintain and improve the properties of a component material in the long term. One method used in this context is coating with functionally suitable layers. There is a growing discrepancy between increased quality requirements on the one hand and the available analysis methods on the other.

The following problems are in the foreground.

  • According to common standards (e.g. EN ISO 1463:2004), the determination of minimum, maximum and average coating thickness is usually only carried out on the basis of min. 5 discrete measurement lines. However, this usually does not allow the real coating minimum and maximum to be reliably determined.
  • The measurement is performed by interactively setting lateral intersection lines. Oblique or irregularly curved layers can only be evaluated with a high interactive effort.
  • Many measuring programs available on the market work purely interactively and therefore require a high time and processing effort.

Various properties are evaluated for the qualitative assessment of a coating. In addition to corrosion resistance and adhesion, the coating thickness is an important parameter to be determined. Microscopic micrograph analysis is particularly important for measuring coating thickness. A distinction is made here between the so-called transverse or calotte micrograph, in which a calotte is ground into the coating with the aid of a steel ball.

The software module Layer Analysis can handle both types of grinding and is therefore divided into two submodules. This allows us to offer you a customized solution, depending on your evaluation interests.