Instruction Manual POCKET-SURFIX

Instruction Manual
POCKE T-SURFIX ®
W W W.P H Y NI X.COM
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Gauge description
IR interface
Cursor-up-key
Cursor-down-key
Confirm
key
Ansch
luss
Power key
Escape key
Contents
About this manual
Meaning of keys
1.
Gauge types and their applications
2.
Preparing for measurement
3.
Menu structure
4.
Calibration (1st menu item)
4.1.
Activating the works calibration
4.2.
Zero setting (1-point calibration)
4.3.
Foil calibration (2-point calibration)
4.4.
Zero offset mode
4.4.1.
Setting the zero offset value
4.4.2.
Deleting the zero offset value
4.5.
Deletion of calibration
4.6.
Measurement
5.
Statistics (2nd menu item)
5.1.
Transfer of statistic values only
5.2.
Transfer of readings and statistics
5.3.
Display of statistics on the screen
5.4.
Display of stored readings on the screen
5.5.
Deletion of readings and statistics
5.6.
Quick deletion of readings and statistics
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6.1.
6.2.
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7.1.
7.2.
7.3.
7.4.
7.5.
7.6.
7.7.
7.8.
7.9.
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Limits (3rd menu item)
Setting of limit values
Deletion of limit values
Options (4th menu item)
Measuring unit µm/mils
Setting of measuring mode: Automatic FN identification,
Ferrous mode and Non-Ferrous mode
Selection of switch-off modes
Backlight
Beeper on/off
Statistics settings
Welcome screen on/off
Power supply
Selecting the language
Total-Reset to factory settings
Display of firmware version number and serial numbers of gauge and probe
Status information, error messages und malfunctions
Maintenance / Service
Technical Data
Scope of delivery
Display
Default settings
Protect the environment
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Introduction
The following operating manual is intended for coating thickness gauges of the Pocket-Surfix® series (with integrated
probe). The gauge conforms to the following standards for coating thickness measurement:
Magnetic method:
DIN EN ISO 2808
DIN EN ISO 2178
ASTM B499
ISO 19840
Eddy current method:
DIN EN ISO 2808
DIN EN ISO 2360
ASTM D7091
About this manual
The well-proven menu technique is applied to the use of this coating thickness gauge. This manual informs you step by
step about the correct operation of the gauge Pocket-Surfix®. If you follow these step-by-step instructions, it will only
take a few minutes before you are able to carry out the first measurements.
Meaning of keys
The operation of Pocket-Surfix® is carried out by means of the five buttons below the display.
Switching the gauge on and off.
The arrow keys (actually
, for better distinguishing
and
) have several functions.
Depending on the menu item you are currently at, by using these keys you will:

browse through the main menu and submenus
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

set calibration values, limit values and zero offset value
browse through stored single readings.
Use this key to:

confirm the choice of a menu item, e.g. Statistics 2/4 and then reach the corresponding
submenu, e.g. Print out of statistics 1/6

close a setting action, e.g. µm unit, or confirm the calibration or limit value settings.
This key enables you to:

go back to the next higher menu level up to the start screen – – – –

delete the last reading immediately after the measurement

delete readings and statistics quickly (see chapter 5.6)

abort a setting action, e.g. when setting calibration and limit values.
1.
Gauge types and their applications
Depending on the delivery, you either have the standard instrument Pocket-Surfix® or the Pocket-Surfix® basic with
limited functionality.
The Pocket-Surfix® gauge has all the functions described in this manual. The Pocket-Surfix® basic gauge has a limited
number of functions; all statistics, limits, the zero offset and the backlight are missing.
Pocket-Surfix® is a coating thickness gauge for non-destructive coating thickness measurement according to the
magnetic induction principle and the eddy current principle.
 The magnetic induction principle is used for all non-magnetic coatings, such as varnish, paint, enamel,
chromium, copper, zinc... coatings on steel and iron (F types)
 The eddy current principle is used for all electrically insulating coatings, such as varnish, paint and anodising
coatings on non-ferrous metals, even on austenitic stainless steels (N types).
FN types are dual gauges for measurements on steel and non-ferrous metal (F = Ferrous und N = Non-Ferrous).
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The following gauges are available:
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Model
Application
Pocket-Surfix® FN
dual gauge for measurements on
steel/iron and on non-ferrous metals
Pocket-Surfix® F
for measurements on steel/iron
Pocket-Surfix® N
for measurements on non-ferrous
metals
Pocket-Surfix® FN basic
dual gauge for measurements on
steel/iron and on non-ferrous metals;
reduced functionality
Pocket-Surfix® F basic
for measurements on steel/iron;
reduced functionality
Pocket-Surfix® N basic
for measurements on non-ferrous
metals;
reduced functionality
Range
Accuracy
(referred to PHYNIX standards)
1 works calibration
2 1-point calibration
3 2-point calibration
 3 µm or 3 % of reading;
whichever is greater
2 (1 µm + 2 % of reading)
3 (1 µm + 1 % of reading)
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0 … 1500 µm
2.
Preparing for measurement
Power supply:
Pocket-Surfix® can be operated using 2 x round cell (AAA) 1.5V alkaline batteries or also 2 rechargeable batteries
(AAA) 1.2V. Please pay attention to chapter 7.8 “power supply”.
Empty batteries are indicated by a flashing battery icon. Please remove used batteries at once and dispose them in
an environmentally acceptable manner.
When inserting new batteries, please pay attention to the correct polarity. Wrongly inserted batteries may lead to a
destruction of the gauge.
In order to avoid any possible loss of data, please pay attention when exchanging batteries:
a) Always switch off the gauge by means of the
button before exchanging batteries.
b) Exchange the batteries within 20 seconds.
After inserting the batteries and switching-on for the first time by means of the button, the display may show English
as proposed language: confirm with , or use the arrow keys
to select another language and confirm with .
Normally the gauge works in the automatic switch-off mode. It switches off the gauge automatically 90 seconds after
the last measurement or operation. For permanent opertion mode see chapter 7.3.
3.
Menu structure
There are 4 main menu items: Calibration, Statistics, Limits and Options. All other menu items or functions are
subordinate to these 4 menu items.
The operation is carried out by means of the two arrow keys and , the confirmation key
and the escape key .
The steps to be carried out are displayed on the screen, e.g. “Place probe on foil standard“. After pressing
the
confirmation is displayed, e.g. „Calibration has been set“.
You can find a diagram of the menu structure at the end of this manual. A single look at this structure is sufficient to
recognize the applicable menu items to select a desired function.
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4.
Calibration (1st menu item)
This section informs you about the different calibration modes and the application cases that they are especially
suitable for. To meet the demands of coating thickness measurement tasks the accuracy of the gauge has to be
checked regularly by means of the calibration standards included in the scope of delivery.
With Pocket-Surfix® you can directly measure without any further user interaction. Readings, calibration values and
settings are stored consecutively in the memory, in case of Pocket-Surfix® FN either in the F memory or in the N memory.
The differentiation between F memory and N memory means also that e.g. setting of limit values has to be done in
both measuring modes, if desired. This working principle of Pocket-Surfix® enables very quick measurements; all
readings are within one single memory (FN type: two single memories).
Pocket-Surfix® is works calibrated. If the accuracy of the works calibration is not sufficient or if the measurement task
makes it necessary you can do some additional calibrations as described below.
A zero calibration on an uncoated specimem reduces measurement errors induced by surface geometry e.g. by
curved surface or near edges. Calibration data is preserved during power off. Pocket-Surfix® uses three different
calibration methods (see Technical Data chapter 12).
4.1. Activating the works calibration
This calibration mode is suitable for measurements on flat surfaces larger than 35 mm x 35 mm / 1.4” x 1.4”. A
calibration that has been carried out previously has to be deleted. You need neither calibration standards nor any
uncoated test objects.
Procedure:
1.
press this key; Calibration appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Zero setting appears on the display.
3.
press this key; Deletion of calibration appears on the display.
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4.
press this key; Works calibration activated appears on the display followed by the
start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
You can now measure using the works calibration.
4.2. Zero setting (1-point calibration)
For this purpose, you have to use an uncoated test object having similar dimensions and material properties as the
coated test object, e.g. when you plan to measure on small cylindrical parts or near edges. The zero plates delivered
with your gauge are not intended to be used for zero calibration; instead use these plates together with the calibration
foils to check the accuracy of the gauge.
Procedure:
1.
press this key; Calibration appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Zero setting appears on the display.
3.
press this key; Place probe on “0” appears on the display, and the ZERO symbol in the
display begins to flash.
4.
place the gauge repeatedly on the uncoated surface of the test object.
5.
press this key. Zero has been set appears briefly on the display followed by the start
screen with the four dashes – – – – . The ZERO symbol is visable permanently.
You can now measure using the 1-point calibration.
4.3. Foil calibration (2-point calibration)
The foil-calibration has to be done on an uncoated test object (as with the zero setting). For the foil-calibration choose
a calibration foil that comes closest to the expected coating thickness.
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Procedure:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Carry out ‚zeroing’ (1-point calibration) as described above (please see chapter 4.2).
press this key; Calibration appears on the display.
press this key; Zero setting appears on the screen.
press this key one more time; Foil calibration appears on the screen.
press this key; Place probe on foil standard appears on the display and the CAL
symbol in the display begins to flash.
Put the calibration foil on the uncoated test object and place the probe repeatedly
on the foil.
7.
press this key; set standard value appears on the display.
8.
use the arrow keys to enter the calibration foil thickness as indicated on the standard.
9.
press this key; Calibration has been set appears briefly on the display followed by the
start screen with the four dashes – – – – . The CAL symbol is visable permanently.
You can now measure using the foil calibration.
4.4. Zero offset mode
With this mode you can set a constant positive or negative value (zero offset value). This value will be added
automatically to the reading after each measurement. The sum of original reading and zero offset value is then shown
on the display. Moreover, the zero offset value is always displayed at the bottom of the display as a reminder (e.g.
Offset=10.0µm).
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This measuring mode is useful when it comes to determining the upper layer in a coating system consisting of several
layers. If the lower layer(s) is (are) known and show(s) an adequately uniform thickness, the coating thickness of this
(these) layer(s) can be set as a negative offset value. After measuring of the total coating thickness the thickness of
the lower layer(s) is subtracted (addition of a negative offset value) and the thickness of the top layer is displayed.
This mode can also be selected for measurements on coated rough metal surfaces. The influence of the roughness is
determined by measuring the uncoated rough metal surface and set as a negative zero offset value. The gauge will
then indicate the coating thickness above the peaks of the rough surface.
4.4.1.
Setting the zero offset value
Procedure:
1.
press this key; Calibration appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Zero setting appears on the display.
3.
press this key twice until Zero offset appears on the display.
4.
press this key; Offset setting appears on the display.
5.
press this key; Set offset value appears on the display.
6.
7.
use these keys to adjust the zero offset value; with continued pressing of these keys the set
value increases or decreases faster.
press this key; Offset has been set appears briefly on the display followed by the start
screen with the four dashes – – – – . As indicator the zero offset value can be seen at the
bottom of the display (e.g. Offset=10.0 µm).
After this all readings will be corrected by the zero offset value.
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Example: with a real coating thickness of 100 µm and a zero offset value of –10 µm the display shows 90 µm. With a real
coating thickness of 100 µm and a zero offset value of +10 µm the display will show 110 µm. The corrected value (90 µm
resp. 110 µm) is stored in the memory.
The zero offset value is only set for the measuring method (Ferr, Non-Ferr) which was activated last. When the base
material changes the zero offset value has to be set again, if desired.
4.4.2.
Deleting the zero offset value
Procedure:
1.
press this key; Calibration appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Zero setting appears on the display.
3.
press this key twice until Zero offset appears on the display.
4.
press this key; Offset setting appears on the display.
5.
press this key; Deletion of offset appears on the display.
press this key; Offset deleted appears briefly on the display followed by the start screen with
the four dashes – – – – . The zero offset value indicator disappears.
4.5. Deletion of calibration
This menu item allows you to delete the active calibration. However, if you would like to overwrite a calibration, a
deletion is not necessary beforehand.
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Procedure:
1.
press this key; Calibration appears on the screen display.
2.
press this key; Zero setting appears on the screen.
3.
press this key once; Deletion of calibration appears on the screen display.
4.
press this key; Works calibration activated appears briefly on the display followed by the
start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
You can now measure using the works calibration.
4.6. Measurement
This section describes the suitable application cases of the different gauge types. You can use F types for
measurements on all non-magnetic coatings, e.g. varnish, paint, plastics, chrome, zinc, etc. coatings on iron/steel. The
display shows Ferr. You can use N types for measurements on all electrically insulating coatings, e.g. varnish, paint,
plastics, anodized coatings, etc. on non-ferrous metals. The display shows Non-Ferr.
The FN combination gauges allow both measurements and is factory-set to the measuring mode Auto FN
identification. The display shows AUTO FN. This means that the gauge automatically identifies the base material
(iron/steel or non-ferrous metal) after positioning of the probe. Subsequently the gauge switches to the corresponding
measuring method, magnetic (F) or eddy current method (N). After each measurement the display shows Ferr or NonFerr to indicate the base material.
Note: In some cases, especially with varnish on zinc on steel, it is nevertheless recommended to switch off Auto FN
identification and to use a fixed measuring method setting, e.g. Ferrous mode (F) for measurements on iron/steel or to
Non-Ferrous mode (N) for measurements on non-ferrous metals. See chapter 7.2 for details.
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5.
Statistics (2nd menu item)
After each measurement Pocket-Surfix® stores the readings in a data memory and calculates a variety of statistic
parameters. Pocket-Surfix® stores up 80 readings in its data memory.
The statistical values are updated after each measurement and stored together with the thickness values. The display
shows the number of measurements N, the mean value x̄ , the standard deviation s, the maximum value Max of the
series and the minimum value Min .
Parameter
Statistics
N
Number of readings
x̄
Mean value
St.Dev.
Standard deviation
Max
Maximum value of the series
Min
Minimum value of the series
All readings and statistics can be completely transferred or displayed at the menu item Statistics.
5.1. Transfer of statistic values only
The gauge calculates five statistical values from a measurement series (see table above). These can be quickly and
simply transferred to a PC in the 2nd menu item Statistics.
Transfer can be made immediately after the measurement. Data transfer to a PC can be done by means of the infrared interface at the top of the gauge. Use PHYNIX infra-red adapter (art.no. 10641) for the connection. The data
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transfer program PHYNIX.connect receives the data and shows it on the screen. PHYNIX.connect is ready for
download at www.phynix.com.
Procedure:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect the PC with the PHYNIX infra-red adapter (art.no. 10641). Run PHYNIX.connect on
your PC. Select the appropriate port. For details see instruction manual of the software.
press this key twice until Statistics appears on the display.
press this key; Printout of statistics appears on the display. Direct the top of gauge towards
the IR adapter.
press this key. Data is transferred and Printing... appears briefly on the display, followed by
the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
5.2. Transfer of readings and statistics
The statistical values can also be transferred together with the single readings.
Procedure:
1.
Connect the PC with the PHYNIX infra-red adapter (art.no. 10641). Run PHYNIX.connect on
your PC. Select the appropriate port. For details see instruction manual of the software.
2.
press this key twice until Statistics appears on the display.
3.
press this key; Printout of statistics appears on the display.
4.
5.
press this key; Printout of measurements appears on the display. Direct the top of gauge
towards the IR adapter.
press this key. Data is transferred and Printing... appears briefly on the display, followed by
the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
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5.3. Display of statistics on the screen
This section explains how to show the different statistical values on the display.
Procedure:
1.
press this key twice until Statistics appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Printout of statistics appears on the display.
3.
press this key twice until Display of statistics appears on the display.
4.
5.
6.
press this key. Number of readings N, the mean value x̄ and the standard deviation St.Dev.
appears on the display.
press this key. Number of readings N, the maximum Max and the minimum Min appears on
the display.
press this key three times to continue measuring. The start screen with the four dashes – – – –
is displayed.
5.4. Display of stored readings on the screen
This section explains how to display the readings on the screen at any time.
Procedure:
1.
2.
3.
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press this key twice until Statistics appears on the display.
press this key; Printout of statistics appears on the display.
press this key three times until Display of measurements appears on the display.
4.
press this key; the first single value appears on the display.
press this key repeatedly. The following single values with a consecutive number are
displayed. Symbols (▼,▲) indicate a reading out of the limits.
press this key three times to continue measuring. The start screen with the four dashes – – – –
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is displayed.
5.5. Deletion of readings and statistics
This section explains how to delete the readings in the data memory.
5.
Procedure:
1.
2.
3.
4.
press this key twice until Statistics appears on the display.
press this key; Printout of statistics appears on the display.
press this key until Deletion of statistics appears on the display.
press this key. The statistics are deleted together with the single values. Statistics deleted
appears briefly on the display followed by the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
5.6. Quick deletion of readings and statistics
This procedure offers a simple and fast way to delete all readings and statistical values by circumventing the menu
structure.
Procedure:
1.
press this key repeatedly until the start screen with the four dashes
– – – – appears on the display.
2.
press this key once more; Delete statistics? appears on the display.
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press this key; Statistics deleted appears briefly on the display followed by the start screen
with the four dashes – – – – .
3.
6.
Limits (3rd menu item)
This section describes the setting of limit values. To monitor your readings, you can set an upper and a lower limit value.
This setting is useful:

during the measurement

for the evaluation of readings later on when displaying the single values

during the analysis of the readings with the PC.
If the reading is outside of the limit values, you will hear a characteristical beep, and an indicator ▼ or ▲ at the top of
the display shows whether the reading fell below or exceeded the limit values.
6.1. Setting of limit values
Procedure:
1.
press this key three times until Limits appears on the display.
4.
press this key; Limits setting appears on the display.
5.
6.
7.
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press this key; Set lower limit appears on the display and a number as suggestion for the
lower limit value.
use these keys to adjust the lower limit value; with continued pressing of these keys the set
value increases or decreases faster.
press this key; Set upper limit appears on the display and a number as suggestion for the
upper limit value; the upper limit value must be at least 10 µm higher than the lower limit
value.
use these keys to adjust the upper limit value; with continued pressing of these keys the
set value increases or decreases faster.
press this key; Limits have been set appears briefly on the display followed by the start
screen with the four dashes – – – – .
8.
9.
The limit values are set for the measuring method (Ferr, Non-Ferr) which was activated last. When the base material
changes the limit values have to be set again, if desired.
When transferring the readings to a PC a “<”-sign in front of the thickness value indicates a reading below the lower
limit value; a “>”-sign indicates a reading above the upper limit value.
6.2. Deletion of limit values
Procedure:
1.
press this key three times until Limits appears on the display.
4.
press this key; Limits setting appears on the display.
5.
press this key; Deletion of limits appears on the display.
6.
press this key. Limits deleted appears briefly on the display followed by the start
screen with the four dashes – – – – .
7.
Options (4th menu item)
With this menu item you can define the settings described below. They are kept after the gauge switch-off. At the
delivery state or after a total reset, always the first menu item of the corresponding menu is set (e.g. µm unit).
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7.1. Measuring unit µm/mils
With this menu item you can choose the measuring unit. The readings can be displayed using the metric system (µm)
or alternatively the imperial system (mils).
Procedure:
1.
press this key twice; Options appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Measuring unit appears on the display.
4.
press this key.
5.
6.
use these keys to select the desired mode: µm unit or mils unit.
press this key for confirmation; your choice, e.g. Unit µm selected, appears briefly on the
display followed by the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
7.2. Setting of measuring mode: Automatic FN identification, Ferrous mode and Non-Ferrous mode
When using a FN combination gauge the display shows Auto FN. This indicates the automatic base material
recognition after positioning of the probe and the activiation of the appropriate measuring method.
In some cases, e.g. when measuring paint on zinc on steel, it may be useful to select the measuring method manually,
e.g. selecting Ferrous when measuring the total coating thickness, and Non-Ferrous when measuring the paint
thickness on zinc.
Procedure:
1.
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press this key twice; Options appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Measuring unit appears on the display.
3.
press this key; Measuring mode appears on the display.
4.
press this key; the actual setting, e.g. Auto FN identification, appears on the display.
5.
6.
use these keys to select the desired method: Auto FN identification, Ferrous (F) or NonFerrous (N).
press this key to confirm your choice. The chosen mode is displayed, e.g. Measuring mode
FN selected, followed by the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
7.3. Selection of switch-off modes
With this menu item you can choose between permanent operation of the gauge or auto-shut-off after 90 seconds
without measurement or handling.
Procedure:
1.
press this key twice; Options appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Measuring unit appears on the display.
3.
press this key twice; Switch-off mode appears on the display.
4.
press this key.
5.
6.
use these keys to select the desired mode: Auto switch-off or Permanent operation.
press this key for confirmation; your choice, e.g. Permanent operation selected, appears
briefly on the display followed by the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
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7.4. Backlight
With this menu item you can change the settings for the display illumination. You can choose between permanent off,
permanent on or 3 seconds on after each measurement or handling.
Procedure:
1.
press this key twice; Options appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Measuring unit appears on the display.
3.
press this key three times; Backlight appears on the display.
4.
press this key; the actual setting, e.g. Backlight off, appears on the display.
5.
6.
use these keys to select the desired mode: Backlight off, 3 secs backlight or Permanent
backlight.
press this key for confirmation; your choice, e.g. Peranent backlight ON, appears briefly
on the display followed by the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
7.5. Beeper on/off
With this menu item you can choose between silent operation of the gauge or a short beep after each reading and
operation.
Procedure:
1.
press this key twice; Options appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Measuring unit appears on the display.
3.
press this key four times; Beeper appears on the display.
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4.
5.
6.
press this key; the actual setting, e.g. switch-on, appears on the display.
use these keys to select the desired mode: switch-on or switch-off.
press this key for confirmation; your choice, e.g. Beeper ON, appears briefly on the display
followed by the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
7.6. Statistics settings
This section explains how to choose the statistical values which are permanently shown in the display (online statistics).
Procedure:
1.
press this key twice; Options appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Measuring unit appears on the display.
3.
press this key four times; On-line statistics appears on the display.
4.
5.
6.
press this key; the actual setting, e.g. Mean and Standard dev. , appears on the display.
use these keys to select the desired statistical values: Mean and Standard dev. or Maximum
and Minimum.
press this key. Your choice is displayed, e.g. Max and Min selected, followed by the start
screen with the four dashes – – – – .
7.7. Welcome screen on/off
With this menu item you can deactivate the welcome screen which appears after power on.
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Procedure:
1.
press this key twice; Options appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Measuring unit appears on the display.
3.
press this key three times; Welcome text appears on the display.
4.
press this key; the actual setting, e.g. switch-on, appears on the display.
5.
6.
use these keys to select the desired mode: switch-on or switch-off.
press this key for confirmation; your choice, e.g. Welcome text option ON, appears briefly
on the display followed by the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
7.8. Power supply
With this menu item you can set the kind of power supply. This setting is used for a correct working battery indicator on
the display with respect to the different voltage levels of batteries and rechargeable batteries.
Procedure:
1.
press this key twice; Options appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Measuring unit appears on the display.
3.
press this key twice; Power supply appears on the display.
4.
press this key; the actual setting, e.g. Batteries, appears on the display.
5.
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use these keys to select the desired mode: Batteries or Rechargeable batteries.
press this key for confirmation; your choice, e.g. Supply with batteries, appears briefly on
the display followed by the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
6.
7.9. Selecting the language
With this menu item you can choose the menu language. Normally you can choose from English, German and French;
more languages are available on request.
Procedure:
1.
press this key twice; Options appears on the display.
2.
press this key; Measuring unit appears on the display.
3.
press this key; Language/Sprache/Langue appears on the display.
4.
press this key; the actual language appears on the display, e.g. English.
5.
6.
8.
use these keys to select the desired menu language, e.g. Deutsch.
press this key for confirmation; your choice, e.g. Sprache Deutsch ausgewählt, appears
briefly on the display followed by the start screen with the four dashes – – – – .
Total-Reset to factory settings
With this function you can reset the gauge to factory settings. That means:
a)
b)
c)
d)
Readings, statistics, calibration settings, limit values and zero offset values will be deleted (both F- and N-mode)
works cailbration is activated (both F- and N-mode)
the gauge is set to automatic FN identification (if available)
reset of all options to the first menu item, e.g. μm or Beeper ON
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Procedure:
1.
switch off the gauge.
2.
press this key and keep it pressed.
3.
switch on the gauge; after releasing of both keys you will hear a longer lasting
beep; the welcome screen comes up followed by the start screen with the four
dashes – – – – .
9.
Display of firmware version number and serial numbers of gauge and probe
Procedure:
1.
switch off the gauge.
2.
press this key and keep it pressed.
3.
switch on the gauge. As long as the cursor button
is pressed all segments and
characters of the display are displayed for test purposes. After releasing the keys you
will see the version number of the firmware and the serial number of the gauge. At last
the start screen with the four dashes – – – – will be displayed.
10. Status information, error messages und malfunctions
Different status information and error messages are shown on the display.
Batteries empty
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Preferably replace empty batteries immediately to avoid battery leakage. Mind the polarity. Replace the batteries
within 20 seconds to preserve your data.
Probe is too close to metal
This message comes up if the probe was too close to metal during power on. During this phase some internal
balancing measurements are done, and the probe may not be in close distance to metal. Keep the probe away from
metal during power on. If this message comes up anyway this may be an indication for a damaged gauge.
Magnetic interference fields
There are strong magnetic fields near by the gauge (e.g. transformer, power supplies etc.) Use the gauge in an
environment without interfering fields. If this message comes up anyway this may be an indication for a damaged
gauge.
Probe defective
This message indicates a damaged probe. The gauge should be sent for repair to your dealer or to the manufacturer
PHYNIX.
Other Errors

the gauge does not measure anymore

the readings are implausible

the keys are locked

the gauge can not be switched on or off
In these cases normally a total reset provides remedy (see chapter 8).
Do this as follows:

remove the batteries for a short time and insert them again

perform a total reset (switch off the gauge
, press
and keep it pressed, switch on the gauge
a longer lasting beep)

maybe the batteries have to be replaced .
; you will hear
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11. Maintenance / Service
The Pocket-Surfix® gauge requires no special maintenance. However, it should be handled with care just as any other
gauge. Remove the batteries before longer lasting nonuse. Remove used batteries at once and dispose them in an
environmentally acceptable manner.
Please send a damaged gauge or a gauge showing faulty operation to your dealer or to the manufacturer PHYNIX.
12. Technical Data
Resolution
0,1µm / 0.01 mils or <0,2% of reading
Accuracy
works calibration
1-point calibration
2-point calibration
(referred to PHYNIX standards)
 3 µm / 0.12 mils or 3 % of reading; whichever is greater
(1 µm / 0.04 mils + 2 % of reading)
(1 µm / 0.04 mils + 1 % of reading)
Minimum measuring
area
10 mm x 10 mm / 0.4″ x 0.4″
Minimum radius of
curvature
convex: 1,5 mm / 0.06″
concave: 50 mm / 2″
Minimum thickness of F: 0,5 mm / 20 mils
base material
N: 50 µm / 2 mils
Display
Backlight, 4-digit alphanumeric, height 8 mm (0.3 ″)
Operator guidance
menu-driven, language selectable from English, German, French; more
languages on request
Memory
max. 80 readings
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Calibration
Works calibration
Zeroing (One-point calibration)
Foil calibration (Two-point calibration)
Zero offset
Addition of a constant value to the reading
Statistics
N, x̄ , s, Max, Min
Limit values
adjustable with acoustic signal and indicator in the display
Data interface
Infrared
Ambient temperature 0...60 °C
Power supply
2 x Batteries AAA 1,5V or
2 x Rechargeable batteries AAA 1,2V
Sizes / Weight
110 mm x 50 mm x 25 mm / 4.2″ x 2″ x 1″
90g / 3 ozs.(incl. Batt.)
Type of protection
IP 52 (Protection against dust and dripping water)
(H x B x T)
13. Scope of delivery
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Pocket-Surfix® gauge
Protective rubber cover
2 batteries AAA
Instruction manual
Manufacturer’s certificate
Carrying case for transport and storage
Data transfer software PHYNIX.connect is ready for download at www.phynix.com.
Optional accessories:
• USB infrared adapter
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• Manufacturer’s certificate type M DIN 55350
• Calibration standards with various thickness values
• Compendium on coating thickness measurement
14. Display
Beside the reading and the menu structure the display shows other useful information icons and notes. The following
characters and icons appear on the display:
ZERO
ZERO flashing
CAL
CAL flashing
LIMIT
LIMIT flashing
▲, ▼
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If the battery symbol flashes, the batteries have to be exchanged.
zero calibration has been carried out
zero calibration has begun but not yet finished
one-foil-calibration has been carried out
one-foil-calibration has begun but not yet finished
limit values are set
setting the limit values has begun but not yet finished
reading exceeds or fall below the limit values
AUTO FN
Ferr
Non-Ferr
μm
mils
Automatic FN identification is active
Ferrous mode is active (for iron/steel)
Non-Ferrous mode is active (for non-ferrous metals)
measuring unit is µm
measuring unit is mils
15. Default settings
This section describes the gauge settings at initial start-up, after total reset or if the batteries have been removed for a
longer period of time.
Readings, statistics, calibration settings, limit values and zero offset value will be deleted (both F- and N-mode). Works
calibration is activated (both F- and N-mode). The gauge is set to automatic FN identification (FN type only). Reset of
all options to the first menu item, e.g. μm or Beeper ON.
In addition, after a battery interruption lasting more than 20 seconds the user is prompted to select the language.
16. Protect the environment
Your gauge contains a number of different reusable materials.
Please do not throw your instrument away with the normal household waste but bring it to a special waste disposal
depot for electrical equipment (material disposal depot).
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3/ 4
4/ 4
Statistics
Limits
Options
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
3.
ESC
ESC
2.
+
MENU
ESC
1.
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On-line statistics
Language
Power supply
Function not available for basic types
Total reset
c) Searching of stored readings
b) Setting of calibriation and limits
OK
OK
b) Accepting the new calibration and limit values
a) Entering of the selected menu
9/ 9
8/ 9
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
2/ 3
3/ 3
OK
OK
OK
1/ 3
2/ 2
1/ 2
2/ 2
OK
OK
1/ 2
OK
2/ 2
OK
1/ 2
OK
OK
2/ 2
OK
3/ 3
1/ 2
OK
2/ 3
OK
1/ 3
OK
OK
2/ 2
OK
3/ 3
1/ 2
OK
OK
2/ 3
OK
2/ 2
1/ 3
1/ 2
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
Pocket-Surfix Software Version 2 .0
d) Cancel of a current action (calibration and limit setting)
c) Deletion of the statistics (after the deletion of the last reading).
Function must be confirmed with OK
b) Deletion of the last reading immediate after the measurement
ESC a) Back to the higher menu level
OK
5/ 9
Beeper
7/ 9
4/ 9
Backlight
W elcome text
3/ 9
Switch-off mode
µm unit
mils unit
Auto FN identification
Fer rous (F)
Non-Ferrous (N)
Auto switch-off
Permanent operation
Backlight off
3 secs backlight
Permanent backlight
Switch-on
Switch-off
Mean and Standard Dev.
Maximum and Minimum
Switch-on
Switch-off
Batteries
Rechargeable Batteries
Deutsch
English
Francais
OK
2/ 9
Measuring mode
OK
1/ 9
Measuring unit
Set lower limit
Set upper limit
MENU
OK
OK
OK
OK
5
2/ 2
OK
5
1/ 2
OK
5
OK
5
5
(Place pr obe on "0 ")
(Place pr obe on foil standard)
Offset setting
1/ 2
Deletion of offset
2/ 2
(W orks calibration activated)
MENU
Limits setting
Deletion of limits
MENU
Print-out statistics
1/
Print-out of measurements 2/
Display of statistics
3/
Display of measurements 4/
Deletion of statistics
5/
MENU
OK
OK
4
OK
3/ 4
OK
2/ 4
1/ 4
Delete of calibration 4 /
Zero setting
Foil calibr ation
Zero offset
MENU
a) Browsing of the menus
with arrow pads:
On / Off
until "- - - -"
Quick deletion of statistics
1/ 4
Calibration
MENU
P o c k e t -S u r f ix ® M e n u s t r u c t u r e
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