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The rugged, fully electronic PosiTector 6000 Paint Thickness Gauge uses magnetic and eddy current principles to measure paint thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, accurately and quickly.

  • Ready to measure—no calibration adjustment required for most applications
  • NEW Larger 2.8″ impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
  • NEW Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant—IP65-rated enclosure
  • Wear resistant ruby probe tip, for long-lasting calibration
  • PosiTector interchangeable platform—attach any PosiTector probe to a single gauge body
  • USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity to PosiSoft PC, Mac, and Smartphone software
  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST or PTB included (Long Form)
PosiTector 6000 New gauge body

Helpful PosiTector 6000 Videos

Operational Instructions 2:27

Rugged, fully electronic coating thickness gauges use magnetic and eddy current principles to measure coating thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, accurately and quickly.

Duplex Coating Thickness 2:50

The PosiTector 6000 FNDS probe measures the individual thicknesses of both the paint and the zinc layers in a duplex coating system with a single reading.

Coating Thickness 3:02

A really helpful video to show an overview of the DeFelsko coating thcikness gauge range.

PosiTector 6000 FNGS 4:01

The PosiTector 6000 FNGS probe measures very thick coatings on all metals. Ideal for measuring ship hull coatings and thick intumescent paints.

Bluetooth Overview 0:57

DFT are pleased to give you another excellent short but very helpful video clip showing that the PosiTector 6000 Advanced models feature Bluetooth wireless technology.

Fast Measurement Speed 2:59

Introducing faster PosiTector 6000 coating thickness measurement speeds and enhanced scanning capabilities from DeFelsko, the measure of quality.


  • Fast measurement speed—60+ readings per minute. Enhanced FAST mode—90+ readings per minute for quick inspection.

  • Ready to measure—no adjustment required for most applications

  • NEW Larger 2.8″ impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation

  • NEW On-gauge help explains menu items at the touch of a button

  • Flashing display—ideal in a noisy environment

  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings


  • NEW Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant—IP65-rated enclosure

  • NEW Ergonomic design with durable rubberized grip

  • Wear-resistant probe tip

  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster for added impact resistance

  • 2 year warranty on gauge body AND probe


  • Calibration Certificate NIST included

  • Built-in temperature compensation ensures measurement accuracy

  • Hi-RES mode for greater precision

  • Conforms to standards including ISO and ASTM


  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector 6000200DPMIRTRTRSPGSSTSHDBHI, and UTG probes easily converting from a coating thickness gage to a dew point meter, surface profile gauge, soluble salt tester, ultrasonic wall thickness gauge, or hardness tester

  • Multiple Calibration adjustment options including 1 point, 2 point, and ISO 19840 correction factors

  • Selectable display languages

  • NEW Auto rotating display with Flip Lock

  • Extended cables available (up to 75 m/250 ft) for underwater or remote measuring

  • Mils/Microns/mm switchable


  • Statistics mode continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max and number of readings while measuring

  • NEW Screen Capture—save 100 screen images for record keeping and review

  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits

  • NEW Instant-on feature quickly powers up the gauge if recently powered down

  • NEW Up to 30% longer battery life

  • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included.

  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped

  • Software Updates via web keep your gauge current

  • Software Solutions for viewing, analyzing & reporting data

Find out more about the PosiTector 6000 and all the features that come with it


Find useful instruction manuals and quick guides for the PosiTector 6000


You will discover some really helpful frequently asked questions here and may find the answer to your query

PosiSoft Software

Learn about the DeFelsko PosiSoft software to assist with your coating thickness gauge


All the useful accessories to accompany your PosiTector 6000 can be found here.

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