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IR-sensor
Display for numerical values and operator messages
Using the arrow keys:
a) Scrolling through the main menu and the submenus
b) Calibration setting, Zero-Offset and limit values
c) Searching for stored single measured values
Measurement-sensor
a)
b)
c)
d)
Back to the next higher menu level up to the start screen (----)
Deletion of the last reading immediately after recording the measured value
Quick deletion of statistics and stored readings
Interrupting the setting procededure (calibration, Zero-Offset and limit values)
The above-mentioned functions are not avaiable at the basic gauges.
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1. Connect the infrared adapter with the
printer using the RS232 interface.
2. Press the Mode key until F appears on
the display.
3. Set the baud rate to 96 using the SET
key. This corresponds to 9600 bauds.
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General information regarding the
infrared data transfer using Surfix®
It is of special importance with reference to
the infrared data transfer that the
transmitted light-induced pulses can be
perfectly received and evaluated. The
infrared adapter receiving the light-induced
pulses must therefore be protected from
any external interferences. For this reason,
please observe the following:
• Do not expose the window of the infrared
adapter to direct solar radiation.
• Do not operate any filament and halogen
lamps in the immediate vicinity of the
adapter. The distance between adapter
and lamp should be more than 1 meter.
• The infrared windows of the test
instrument and of the adapter must be
parallel and facing each other at a
distance of around 30 cm to 50 cm.
After pressing OK to start infrared data
transmission, keep the gauge´s infrared
window pointed at the IR adapter as long as
the green LED is lit.
(n.b. = these functions are not available at the basic gauges)
Printout of single values
Description of how to print out the single measured values ................ (n.b.) ................. 14
Display of statistical values
Description of how to display the statistical values ............................ (n.b.) ................. 15
Display of single values
Description of how to display the single values ................................. (n.b.) ................. 15
Deletion of statistical and single values
Description of how to delete the statistical and single values.................... (n.b.) ................. 16
Quick deletion of statistical and single values
Description of how to quick delete the statistical and single values ............ (n.b.) ................. 16
Limit value setting (3rd main menu item)
Description of how to set the limit values ........................................ (n.b.) ................. 16
Deletion of limit values
Description of how to delete the limit values .................................... (n.b.) ................. 17
Options (4th main menu item)
Information about the menu Options ......................................................................... 17
Selection of metric system (µm) or inch (mils) as unit of measurement
Description of how to select the unit of measurement ................................................. 18
Total reset to the default setting
Description of how to reset the instrument................................................................ 18
Display of all segments
Description of how to display all segments for test purposes ........................................ 19
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4. If you do not wish to define any further
settings (e.g. date and time), press the
Mode key until P appears on the display.
5. The printer is now prepared to receive
data, and you can start the transfer of
readings.
Note: Turn off the printer again after using
it. This will save power and protect the
environment!
Data transfer to the portable printer TA
210
Please read the operating manual of the
printer TA 210 and define the required
settings. The baud rate setting is important
for the measurement data transfer/transfer
of readings. Please pay attention to the
following actions:
a) Confirmation of the menu selection
b) Completion of a setting action
Switching
on/off
The icon now appears including the text
'Shortcut to Surfix IR Transfer'
2. Use the left or right mouse button to
drag the icon 'Shortcut to Surfix IR
Transfer' to the desktop.
To call the "HyperTerminal" program for the
data transfer in future, double-click the new
icon: 'Shortcut to Surfix IR Transfer'.
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Data transfer to PC using
"HyperTerminal"
The program "HyperTerminal" is a general
Windows feature. However, this program is
not installed during the default installation
process. You need the installation CD-ROM
Windows 9x/NT 4.0/ME/2000.
• Installation
1. Double-click My Computer – Control
Panel – Add/Remove Programs on the
desktop, and then click the tab Windows
Setup.
2. Select
Communications
in
the
Components options box, and click
Details. The box "Communications"
appears.
3. Click the check box HyperTerminal in the
Components options box. The option is
checked. Click OK. The tab "Windows
Setup" appears.
4. Click OK. "Have Disk..." appears. Insert
the CD-ROM and click OK.
The HyperTerminal is installed.
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•
HyperTerminal settings
1. Click Start – Programs – Accessories
– Communications, and click HyperTerminal. The folder "HyperTerminal"
appears.
2. Double-click the icon Hyperterm.exe.
The
box
"Connection
Description"
appears.
3. Specify the name, e.g. 'Surfix IR
Transfer'.
4. Select an icon by clicking one, e.g. 'open
book with phone', and click OK. The box
"Phone Number" appears.
5. Select and click in the options box
"Connect using" the option Direct to
COM 1 or Direct to COM 2. Click OK.
The box "COM 1 or COM 2 Properties"
appears.
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6. Define the following port settings:
Bits per second:
9600
Data bits:
8
Parity:
none
Stop bits:
1
Flow control:
non
Click OK. "HyperTerminal" is activated.
7. Close 'Surfix IR Transfer –
HyperTerminal'. A question appears.
8. Answer the question: 'You are currently
connected. Are you sure you want to
disconnect now?' with Yes. Another
question appears.
9. Answer the question: 'Do you want to
save session Surfix IR Transfer?' with
Yes. The selected icon with the text
appears in the folder "HyperTerminal".
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Putting a Shortcut on the Desktop (if
required)
1. Use the right mouse button to click the
icon with Surfix IR Transfer. Click
Create Shortcut Here in the shortcut
menu then displayed.
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(n.b. = these functions are not available at the basic gauges)
Typical applications
Specification of the equipment and examples of some layer combinations ......................
Preparations for measurement
General information about start-up procedure and exchanging batteries ........................
Menu structure
Information, (look page 1).......................................................................................
Calibration and measurement (1st main menu item)
Information about calibration...................................................................................
Factory calibration
Description of how to activate the factory calibration ..................................................
One-point calibration (zero setting)
Description of how to carry out a one-point calibration ................................................
Two-point calibration (using calibration foil)
Description of how to carry out a two-point calibration .......................(n.b.) .................
Zero Offset Setting
This describes the setting of values for zero point suppression ............(n.b.) .................
Deleting Zero Offset
This describes how to delete the zero offset values ...........................(n.b.) .................
Measurement
Information about the measurement and on how to select the method of measurement ..
Statistics (2st main menu item)
Information about statistics ...........................................................(n.b.) .................
Printout of statistical values
Description of how to print out the statistics ....................................(n.b.) .................
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d) Cancel of a current action (calibration and limit setting)
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Function not available for basic types
c) Deletion of the statistics (after the deletion of the last reading).
Function must be confirmed with OK
c) Searching of stored readings
b) Setting of calibriation and limits
b) Deletion of the last reading immediate after the measurement
b) Accepting the new calibration and limit values
with arrow pads:
Total reset
+
ESC
OK
3.
MENU
ESC
2.
ESC a) Back to the higher menu level
OK
ESC
1.
On / Off
until "- - - -"
Language
Power supply
Welcome text
a) Browsing of the menus
OK
3/3
OK
9/9
8/9
7/9
OK
OK
OK
6/9
On-line statistics
OK
5/9
Beeper
OK
4/9
Backlight
OK
3/9
Switch-off mode
OK
4/4
Options
a) Entering of the selected menu
OK
OK
2/3
OK
1/3
2/2
OK
OK
1/2
2/2
OK
OK
OK
1/2
2/2
OK
1/2
OK
OK
2/2
OK
3/3
1/2
OK
OK
2/3
OK
1/3
OK
2/2
OK
3/3
1/2
OK
2/3
OK
1/3
OK
2/9
2/2
Measuring mode
OK
1/2
µm unit
mils unit
Auto FN identification
Ferrous (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
1/9
Measuring unit
OK
MENU
MENU
2/2
Set lower limit
Set upper limit
OK
OK
1/2
Limits setting
Deletion of limits
3/4
Limits
OK
MENU
OK
OK
OK
OK
2/4
Statistics
OK
Print-out statistics
1/5
Print-out of measurements 2/5
3/5
Display of statistics
Display of measurements 4/5
5/5
Deletion of statistics
OK
MENU
Delete of calibration 4/4
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
3/4
(Place probe on "0")
(Place probe on foil standard)
Offset setting
1/2
2/2
Deletion of offset
(Works calibration activated)
OK
OK
2/4
1/4
Zero setting
Foil calibration
Zero offset
MENU
OK
1/4
Calibration
Quick deletion of statistics
Measurement on cylindrical object
In order to open case use the screwdriver
included and lever off carefully the upper
casing part at the marked points (see also
instruction on page 8).
MENU
Measurement on flat areas
Pocket-Surfix® Menu structure
OK
Using the gauge
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7
8
9
9
10
10
11
12
12
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Introduction
About this manual
®
The coating thickness gauge Pocket-Surfix
(basic) has been designed and tested
according to DIN EN 61 010 Part 1, March
1994, Safety requirements for electrical
measuring,
control
and
laboratory
equipment, and has left the manufacturing
works in technically perfectly safe condition.
In addition, the instrument conforms to the
standards
for
coating
thickness
measurement:
Magnetic method
DIN EN ISO 2178
ASTM B499
DIN 50 982
Eddy current method
DIN EN ISO 2360
ASTM D1400
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To change the batteries, first remove the
screw on the back panel. Use the
screwdriver included to lever off upper
casing section at the marked points (see
page 28) in the circular casing slit. Keeping
both sections parallel, separate the upper
and lower parts with an up-and down
movement, carefully and without using
force.
After
inserting
the
two
batteries/
rechargeable batteries, reassemble the
casing by holding one section exactly over
the other, keeping the edges parallel, then
press both halves carefully together and
insert the screw.
NOTE: Please exchange the cells / storage
batteries within 20 seconds so that your
calibration and measurement data are not
deleted.
It's the first time that the menu technique
which has already proved its worth a million
times on cellular phones is applied to the
operation of a coating thickness gauge.
This manual will inform you step by step on
how to correctly operate the Pocket-Surfix®
instrument. If you proceed according to
these step-by-step instructions, you will
already be able to carry out the first
measurements after only a few minutes.
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Menu structure
The structure already described above is
mainly self-explanatory. The operation is
carried out in the same way as that of
commercially
available
mobile
phones
(cellular phones). All there is to do to
activate a function is to take a look at the
menu structure in order to immediately
recognize the main menu item and the
subsequent submenu items to be called.
There are 4 main menu items: Calibration,
Statistics, Limit Values and Options. All
other menu items or functions are allocated
to one of these 4 menu items.
The steps to be carried out are each shown
on the display, e.g. "Place probe on the Cal
foil". The confirming messages are displayed
after these actions, e.g. "Calibration is
complete"
The instrument is switched on and off using
the ~ key. When in the automatic switch-off
mode, the instrument will be automatically
switched off 1.5 minutes after the last
measurement or operation.
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Memory
Max. 80 measured values, can be
recalled individually
Calibration
Factory calibration, zero setting or foil
calibration
Statistics
N, , s or N, Max, Min over max. 9.999
readings
Limit values
adjustable with acoustic control
Interface
Infrared, IrDA standard
Ambient temperature
0...50° C / 32°...122°F
Surface temperature of test object
max. 150°C /302°F (probe contact time
max. 2 sec.)
Power supply
2 x Micro (AAA) 1,5V or
2 x rechargeable batteries (AAA) 1,2V
Dimensions
Instrument: 99mm x 48mm x 24mm
4“ x 1.9“ x 0.96“
Probe: Integrated
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Probe is too close to metal:
The probe was too close to the metal during
switch-on. Hold the probe free in the air and
then switch the instrument on.
Magnetic interference fields:
Close to the probe are too strong magnetic
interference fields (e.g. transformers, PCdisplay screens).
Probe defective:
If this error message appears, please send
the instrument to your supplier or to the
manufacturer for repair.
Other errors
If the following errors appear on your
instrument
• Instrument does not allow any further
measurements
• Illogical display values
a total reset usually helps (page 18)
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Measurement sensor: ∅5mm/0.2 dia.
Weight
Approx. 85g / 3ozs.
Protection class
IP 52
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Delivery schedule
Instrument with integrated probe
Soft carrying pouch with clip
Zero calibration standard(s) Fe (stainless)
and/or Al
2 calibration foils
2 batteries
Operating manual
Manufacturer´s Certificate
Optional accessoris
• Infrared adapter for standard PC
(RS232) and portable printer
NOTE: Integrated IR interfaces, such as
the ones in new notebooks, can not be
used.
• Portable data printer
• Calibration
foils
having
different
thicknesses
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• Keys have no more function:
please remove the batteries within 20
seconds. Insert the batteries again and
reset the instrument (total reset, page 16).
• Gauge cannot be switched on:
Disconnect batteries for a short time or
insert new batteries.
Maintenance / After-sales service
The Pocket-Surfix® instrument needs no
special maintenance. However, as every
gauge, it should be handled with care.
Please remove used batteries at once and
dispose of them in an environmentally
acceptable way.
Please send a damaged instrument or an
instrument showing faulty operation to your
dealer to be forwarded to us, or send it
directly to us.
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LC - Display
Contents
Besides alphanumerical characters, the display of
your coating thickness gauge shows other useful
information symbols and notes. The following
characters and symbols appear on the display
(how to active see page 12):
▲▼
ZERO
CAL
LIMIT
AUTO FN
Ferr
Non-Ferr
µm
mils
If the symbol flashes, the battery cells/rechargeable batteries have to be
exchanged. For rechargeable batteries, please see special note on page 7.
Limit values were exceeded or not reached (n.b.)
Zero calibration is complete.
(ZERO is flashing: ZERO setting has begun but is not yet complete)
Foil calibration is complete (n.b.).
(CAL is flashing: CAL setting has begun but is not yet complete)
Limit values are set (n.b.).
(LIMIT is flashing: LIMIT setting has begun but is not yet complete)
Automatic FN measuring mode is active
F-measuring mode (for iron/steel) is active
N-measuring mode (for nonferrous metals) is active
All measured values given in µm unit
All measured values given in mils unit
Technical data and product features
(not all available for basic gauges)
Instrument versions:
Pocket-Surfix® FN; Pocket-Surfix® FN basic
for measurements on steel/iron and
nonferrous metals (magnetic and eddy
current methods)
Pocket-Surfix® F; Pocket-Surfix® F basic
for measurements on steel / iron (magnetic
method)
Pocket-Surfix® N; Pocket-Surfix® N basic
for measurements on non-ferrous metal
Measuring range
0 ... 1500µm or
0 ... 60mils, unit is selectable
Resolution
0,1µm / 0.01mils or <2‰ of measured
value
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(n.b. = these functions are not available at the basic gauges)
Legend of keys
Description of keyboard functions............................................................................. 19
Infrared interface
Information and data on how to operate the infrared interface............ (n.b.) ................. 20
Error display
Some error descriptions ......................................................................................... 20
Maintenance/after-sales service ............................................................................... 21
Technical data
Description of product features ............................................................................... 22
Delivery schedule...................................................................................................... 23
LC-Display ................................................................................................................ 24
Infrared interface
General information, data transfer to PC, data transfer to printer ....... (n.b.) ................. 25
Handling................................................................................................................... 28
Tolerance referred to PHYNIX standards
With works-calibration:
± (3µm/0.12mils or 3%) of reading
whichever is greater
(only on flat or slightly curved surface)
After one-point calibration:
± (1µm/0.04mils +2%) of reading
After two-point calibration:
± (1µm/0.04mils +1%) of reading
Display
Alphanumerical with 4 digits, digit height
10mm / 0.4”, with selectable backlight
-
Operator prompting
in the display in German, English or
French or optional language
Minimum measuring area
5mm x 5mm / 0.2“ x 0.2“
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Basic information about the
operation
Typical applications
Pocket-Surfix® is a coating thickness gauge
for nondestructive coating thickness measurement of:
•
all nonmagnetic coating layers, such as
lacquer and varnish, paint, enamel,
chrome, copper, zinc... on steel and
iron (magnetic method = F version)
and / or
•
all electrically insulating coating layers,
such as lacquer and varnish, paint, anodizing coating on non-ferrous metals,
also on austenitic VA steel materials
(eddy current method = N version).
Minimum radius of curvature
convex: 3mm/0.12“,
concave: 30mm/1.2“
Pocket-Surfix® / Pocket-Surfix® basic is
available in three instrument versions:
Minimum thickness of base material
Typ F: 0,5mm / 20mils,
Typ N: 50µm / 2mils
Pocket-Surfix® / Pocket-Surfix® basic
Typ FN Combined instrument for measurements on steel and nonferrous
metal
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Pocket-Surfix® / Pocket-Surfix® basic
Typ F
gauge for measurements on steel/iron
Pocket-Surfix® / Pocket-Surfix® basic
Typ N gauge for measurements on nonferrous metal
The basic gauges Pocket-Surfix® basic have
restricted functions. The chapters in this
manual are marked with n.b. accordingly.
Preparations for measurement
Pocket-Surfix® can be operated using 2 x
Micro (AAA) 1.5V alkaline cells or also 2
rechargeable
batteries
(AAA)
1.2V.
Discharged non-rechargeable batteries are
indicated by the flashing battery symbol.
When using rechargeable batteries 2 x
1.2V, the battery symbol always flashes
because rechargeable batteries provide a
lower voltage than non-rechargeable cells.
To change to rechargeable batteries, select
menu function Options/Power supply /
Rechargeable batteries. The battery symbol
does not flash if the rechargeable batteries
are full
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One-point calibration (zero setting)
To do this, you have to use an uncoated test
object having similar dimensions and
material properties to those of the coated
object: e.g. if you like to measure on small
cylindrical specimen.
Procedure:(please also see menu structure)
1.
MENU
2. OK
Press; Calibration appears
Press; Zero setting appears
c) the resetting of all optional items to the
first possible option, e. g. µm, Auto FN
identification, Autom. switch-off, etc.
As soon as the keys are released, the start
screen with the four dashes - - - - appears.
Procedure:
1.
Legend of keys
1. Carry out one-point calibration as before
described.
2. MENU Press; Calibration appears
2. ESC
Press and keep it pressed
down, then
3.
Press, the welcome text will
appear and then the start
screen with the four dashes
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3.
3. Place the probe at right angles several
times on the non coated test object.
5.
Press; Zero has been set
OK
appears briefly, followed by
the start screen with the four
dashes - - - -.
You can now carry out the measurement.
Two-point - calibration (using calibration foil)
As with ‚Zero setting', you have to use an
uncoated
test
object having similar
dimensions as the coated object to do this.
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7. OK
Choose a calibration foil which is closest to
the expected coating layer thickness.
When measuring after this calibration, the
guaranteed measurement uncertainties are
complied with (please see technical data).
Procedure:(please also see menu structure)
Offset value is set appears
briefly, followed by the start
display with the four dashes
- - - -.
Deleting the Zero Offset Value (n.b.)
Procedure:(please also see menu structure)
1.
Press; Calibration appears
MENU
on the display
2.
Press; Zero Setting appears
OK
on the display
3.
Press twice; Zero Offset
MENU appears on the display
4.
Press; Setting of Offset
OK
appears on the display
5.
Press; Deletion of Offset
MENU
appears on the display
6. OK
Press; Offset is deleted
appears briefly, followed by
the start display with the four
dashes - - - -.
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OK
~
Press; Zero setting appears
4. MENU Press one more time; Foil
calibration appears
5.
Press; Place probe on foil
OK
Standard appears
6. Put the measurement foil on the
uncoated test object and place the probe
repeatedly on the foil.
7. MENU Press until the thickness
value of the calibration foil
agrees with the displayed
value.
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Measurement
The instrument version Pocket-Surfix® F
allows you to measure on iron/steel.
The display shows Ferr
The instrument version Pocket-Surfix® N
allows you to measure on nonferrous
metals.
The display shows Non-Ferr
The instrument version Pocket-Surfix® FN
allows both to be done and is factory-preset
to the measurement mode Automatic FN
recognition.
The display shows AUTO FN. This means
that when the probe is placed on the object
to be measured, the instrument automatically recognizes the base material
(iron/steel or nonferrous metal) on which
the measure-ment is being carried out and
activates the corresponding method of
measurement, viz. magnetic (F) or eddy
current method (N).
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~
Switch off the instrument
Display of all segments
(for test purposes)
Procedure:
1.
Switch off the instrument
~
2. MENU
3.
~
Press (Up arrow) and keep it
pressed down, then
press, all segments will
appear while both keys are
pressed.
MENU
The arrow keys have several functions.
Depending on the menu item you're
currently located at, the use of these keys
will cause
a) scrolling through the main menu and the
submenus
b) setting of calibration and limit values
(n.b.)
c) searching for stored single readings
(n.b.)
OK
Key
Using this key
a) you'll confirm the selection of a menu
item, e. g. Calibration 1/4, and will
then reach the corresponding submenu,
e.g. Zero setting 1/3
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Press Limits setting
appears
3. OK
Press; Set lower limit
appears
4.
Press until the numerical
MENU
value for the lower limit value
is set
5.
Press; Set upper limit
OK
appears
6.
Press until the numerical
MENU
value for the upper limit value
is set
7.
Press; Limits have been will
OK
briefly appear, and then the
start screen with the four
dashes - - - - .
If the limit value is exceeded or if it´s not
reached, on the printout there is a > or <
symbol in front of the value.
2. OK
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Key
Deletion of limit values (n.b.)
Procedure:(please also see menu structure)
1. MENU
2.
3.
4.
OK
MENU
OK
Press until Limit values
appears
Press; Limits setting
appears
Press until Deletion of limits
appears
Press;
Limits
deleted
appears briefly, and then the
start screen with the four
dashes - - - - .
Note on the instrument version PocketSurfix® FN:
The setting of limit values and the deletion of
limit values always affect both modes of
measurement F and N.
Options (4th Main menu item)
(The functions mentioned below are not all
available for basic gauges).
You can define the settings described below
at this menu item. The settings are kept
after switch-off.
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b) you'll complete a setting action, e. g.
measuring unit µm, or you'll confirm
the set calibration or limit values.
ESC Key
This key enables you to
a) return to the next higher menu level up
to start screen (- - - -)
b) delete the last reading immediately after
the measurement
c) interrupt a setting action e.g. when
setting calibration and limit values (n.b.).
Infrared interface (n.b.)
For the infrared data transmission from
Pocket-Surfix® to a printer or to a PC, the
following three requirements must be met:
1. The infrared adapter (accessory part)
must be connected to the printer or PC.
The infrared window of the gauge and of
the adapter must be parallel and face
each
other
at
a
distance
of
approximately 30cm to 50cm / 12” to
20” for the data transmission.
General information about IR-Adapter you
will find an page 25.
2. The serial interface parameters of the
PC and the printer must be set as
follows:
- Baud rate:
9600
- Data bits:
8
- Stop bit:
1
- Parity:
none
- Handshake
non
3. A data transmission program must be
installed for the data transmission to a
PC (See page 25).
Error display
Faults or malfunctions identified by the
instrument are indicated by an error
message:
Batteries are empty:
Please insert new batteries. Please pay
attention to the correct polarity. Please
exchange the batteries within 20 seconds in
order to keep the saved data.
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On delivery, or after a total reset, the first
menu item of each optional menu item is
always set (e.g.µm/mils).
Selecting metric system (µm) or inch
(mils) as unit of measurement
Procedure:(please also see menu structure)
1. MENU Press until Options appears
2.
3.
OK
OK
4. MENU
5. OK
6. OK
Press; µm unit appears
Press and confirm µm unit of
measurement with it or
Press until mils unit of
measurement appears
Press and confirm mils unit
of measurement with it
Press. Unit of measurement
µm or mils selected will
briefly appear, and then the
start screen with the four
dashes - - - - .
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You can carry out the settings below
according to the same procedure.
• Setting of measuring mode FN, F or N
• Setting of switch-off mode, Auto switchoff or Permanent operation
• Setting of display backlight OFF (n.b.)or 3
seconds of backlight or Permanent
backlight (n.b.)
• Setting of Beeper ON or OFF (n.b.)
• Setting of online statistics N, , s or N,
Max, Min (n.b.)
• Setting of Welcome text ON or OFF
• Setting of Power supply, Batteries or
Rechargeable batteries
• Selection of Language German or
English or French or optional language
Total Reset
This setting causes
a) the deletion of all single values and of the
statistical values
b) the deletion of the set calibration values
and the resetting to the works-calibration
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Calibration an measurement
(1st Main menu item)
Pocket-Surfix® is works-calibrated. If a more
accurate measurement is desired, the
instrument can be calibrated as described
below.
Thanks to calibration using the uncoated
test object, measuring errors especially due
to the surface geometry of the test object
are excluded, e.g. plane or curved surfaces.
You do not have to repeat a calibration
process that you have once carried out after
switching the instrument off and on again if
you want to measure on test objects of the
same kind.
NOTE: If needed, you can also calibrate
using the Fe or Al zero calibration standards
included in the supply, provided that the
surfaces to be measured are plane and
larger than 35mm x 35mm / 1.4” x 1.4”.
Depending on the application, you can use
three different calibration modes with
Pocket-Surfix®:
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Press; Calibration has been
set appears briefly, and then
the start screen with the four
dashes - - - - .
You can now carry out the measurement.
8. OK
Zero Offset Setting (n.b.)
In this menu item, a constant positive or
negative value can be set. This value is then
automatically added to the measured value
or subtracted from the measured value
every time a measurement is carried out.
The display then shows the addition or the
difference. Moreover, the zero offset setting
is always indicated below in the display as a
reminder.
This measuring mode is useful when
determining the upper coating layer of a
multi-layer system. If the lower layer(s) is
(are) known and show an adequately uniform
thickness, the coating thickness of this
(these) layer(s) can be set as a negative
offset value. The display then only shows the
thickness of the top layer.
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Preset works calibration
For measurements on plane surfaces which
are larger than 35mm x 35 mm / 1.4” x
1.4”.
The previous calibration(s) is (are) deleted.
You'll need neither a calibration standard
nor an uncoated measurement object.
Procedure:(please also see menu structure)
1. MENU
Press; Calibration appears
2. OK
Press; Zero setting appears
Press; repeatedly until Delete
calibration appears
4.
Press; Works calibration
OK
activated and then the start
screen with the four dashes
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You can now carry out the measurement.
3.
MENU
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When measuring coated rough metal
surfaces, this mode can also be selected. In
this case, the roughness effect, which is
determined on the basis of the uncoated
rough metal surface, is set as a negative
offset value. The instrument will then display
the coating thickness above the peaks of the
rough surface.
Procedure:(please also see menu structure)
1.
Press; Calibration appears
MENU
on the display
2.
Press; Zero Setting appears
OK
on the display
3.
Press twice; Zero Offset
MENU
appears on the display
4.
Press; Offsets appears on
OK
the display
5.
Press; Set Offset Value
OK
appears on the display
6.
Press; until the required
MENU offset value appears on the
display
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Printout of statistical values (n.b.)
If an infrared adapter is available, the block
of statistics, consisting of the 5 calculated
values, can be transferred to a printer or a
PC. (IR adapter and printer available as
accessories).
Procedure:(please see also menu structure)
1. MENU Press until Statistics
appears
2. OK
Press; Printout of
statistics appears
3. Direct the Pocket-Surfix® instrument with
the IR transmitter (top end face) towards
the IR adapter. The distance should be
approx. 30cm to 50cm / 12” to 20”
and
4. OK
Press.
The
data
are
transferred, and Printing
appears briefly, followed by
the start screen with the four
dashes - - - -.
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Printout of single values (n.b.)
The single values stored together with the 5
statistical values can be transferred to
peripheral equipment, as mentioned at
Printout of statistics.
Procedure:(please see also menu structure)
1.
2.
MENU
OK
Press until Statistics
appears
Press; Printout of
statistics appears
Display of statistical values (n.b.)
The 5 statistical values stored can be
displayed any time.
Procedure:(please see also menu structure)
Display of single values (n.b.)
The single values stored can be displayed
any time.
Procedure:(please see also menu structure)
1. MENU
Press until Statistics appears
1. MENU
2. OK
Press; Printout of
statistics appears
Press
until
Display
of
statistics appears
Press
repeatedly.
The
alternating statistical values
N, , s, appear, and then N,
Max,
Min,
followed
by
Display of statistics, etc.
2.
3. MENU
4.
Press until Printout of
single values appears
4. Pocket-Surfix® instrument with the IR
transmitter (top end face) direct towards
the IR adapter. The distance should be
approx. 30cm to 50cm / 12” to 20” and
To be able to continue with measuring,
5. OK
press
3. MENU
Press.
The
data
are
transmitted, and Printing...
will briefly appear, followed by
the start screen with the four
dashes - - - -.
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OK
ESC
repeatedly until the start
screen with the four dashes - - - - is displayed again.
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3.
4
MENU
4. OK
5.
MENU
Press until Statistics
appears
Press; Printout of
statistics appears
Press until Display of single
values appears
Press; the first single value
will appear
Continue pressing. The next
consecutively numbered
single values are displayed.
To be able to continue with measuring,
press
ESC
repeatedly until the start
screen with the four dashes - - - - is displayed.
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Deletion of statistical values and of
single values (n.b.)
Procedure:(please also see menu structure)
1. MENU
2. OK
Press until Statistics
appears
Press; Printout of
statistics appears
3. MENU
Press; until Deletion of
statistics appears
4. OK
Press; the statistical values
with the single values are
deleted. Statistics deleted
will briefly appear, then the
start screen with the four
dashes - - - - .
Quick deletion of statistics and stored
readings
Procedure:(please also see menu structure)
1.
Press; repeatedly until the
ESC
start screen with the four
dashes - - - - is again displayed.
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2. ESC
3.
OK
Press; until deleted
Statistic ?
Press; Statistics deleted
will briefly appear, then the
start screen with the four
dashes - - - -.
Limit value setting (3rd Main menu item)
(n.b.)
To monitor your measured values, you can
set an upper and a lower limit value. This
setting is useful:
•
during the measurement
•
for the evaluation of the measured
values later when displaying the single
values
•
for the printout of measured values
If the limit value is exceeded or if it's not
reached, an audio signal will sound, and a
warning note will appear on the display (▲
or ▼).
Procedure:(please also see menu structure)
1. MENU
Press until Limits appears
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In some cases, however, especially in the
case of lacquer or zinc on steel, it is advisable to determine a certain method of measurement, e.g. on Ferrous (F) for measurements on iron/steel or on Non-Ferrous (N)
for measurements on non-ferrous metals.
Procedure:(please see also menu structure)
1.
Press repeatedly until Options
MENU appears
2.
Press; Measuring unit
OK
appears
3.
Press; until Measuring mode
MENU
appears
4.
Press; Auto FN
OK
identification appears
5. MENU Press; repeatedly until either
Ferrous (F) or Non-Ferrous
(N) or Auto FN
identification appears.
6.
Press;
to
confirm
the
OK
measurement mode that you
want to activate. The display
shows either AUTO FN or
Ferr. or Non-Ferr.
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Statistics (2nd Main menu item) (n.b.)
The Pocket-Surfix® instrument is provided
with online statistics. This means that the
statistical values are re-calculated and
displayed in the two bottom lines after every
measurement.
The statistical values calculated by PocketSurfix® are:
N:
Number of measured values
:
Average of measured values
s:
Standard deviation
Max: Maximum single value of the
measurement series
Min: Minimum single value of the
measurement series
Note for Pocket-Surfix® FN:
A total of max. 80 readings of the F-mode
and of the N-mode can be stored (in each
mode not 80 readings).
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