PosiTector SmartLink Help Guide




PosiTector® SmartLink
with PosiTector 6000 probes
Instruction Manual v1.0 - AndroidTM

Introduction

PosiTector 6000 probes non-destructively measure the thickness of coatings on metals, quickly and accurately. This instruction manual specifically covers use with PosiTector SmartLink.

The PosiTector SmartLink and free mobile app allow you to wirelessly connect a wide selection of PosiTector probes to your smart device. Take full advantage of your device's keyboard, microphone, camera, internet data connection, etc. to simplify and enhance your measurement inspection process.

The PosiTector SmartLink measurement solution consists of a PosiTector App, PosiTector SmartLink device and compatible PosiTector probe. In addition to the PosiTector 6000, compatible probes include the PosiTector SPG/RTR-H (surface profile) and DPM (environmental conditions).

Why is Measurement Important?
Dry film thickness (DFT) is arguably the single most important measurement made during the application and inspection of protective coatings. Coatings are designed to perform their intended function when applied within a tight DFT range as specified by the manufacturer. Correct thickness ensures optimum product performance. Even the most basic specification will require DFT to be measured.

Many physical and appearance properties of the finished coating can be directly affected by the film thickness including the color, gloss, surface profile, adhesion, flexibility, impact resistance, and hardness of the coating. The fit of pieces assembled after coating can be affected when film thickness isn't within tolerance.

Regular film thickness measurement helps control material costs, manage application efficiency, maintain finish quality and ensure compliance with contract specifications. Paint manufacturers recommend target ranges to achieve optimum performance characteristics and clients expect these parameters to be met. Precisely measuring finish thickness has other benefits, too. Whether to meet International Organization for Standardization (ISO), quality, or customer requirements for process control, companies need to verify coating quality to avoid wasting money reworking product.

Golden Rule
Measure your uncoated part first! This quick zero-check determines if a Calibration Adjustment is needed for your substrate.

Next, lay the included plastic shims onto the bare uncoated surface and measure them individually to ensure the PosiTector 6000 measures a known thickness within tolerance.

Quick Start

The PosiTector SmartLink powers-up when the LED button is pressed. To preserve battery life, the PosiTector SmartLink powers-down after 5 minutes of no activity. Alternatively, press and hold the LED button until it turns red and shuts off (approximately 5 seconds). All probe settings and calibration adjustments are retained within the PosiTector SmartLink, stored measurement data is retained within the smart device (cell phone, tablet).

Wirelessly Connect the PosiTector probe to the smart device using the PosiTector App.

Measure

1. Remove the protective plastic cap (if supplied) from probe.

2. Place the probe FLAT on the surface to be measured. HOLD STEADY. When a valid measurement is obtained, the LED button flashes green and the measurement is displayed on the PosiTector App.

3. Lift probe AT LEAST 2 INCHES (5 cm) from the surface between readings - OR - leave probe on the surface in the same location for continuous readings.

This continuous reading feature is intended to allow careful probe placement on small or odd-shaped surfaces. Ignore all readings taken before the probe is properly placed. If Memory is ON while continuous readings are being taken, only the last value on the display (when the probe is lifted) is stored into memory. Scan Mode stores ALL readings into memory.

To ensure best measurement accuracy, see Calibration, Verification and Adjustment.

PosiTector App

The PosiTector App connects a PosiTector SmartLink to your smart device enabling you to use PosiTector 6000, DPM, SPG or RTR-H probes on your device without the need for a conventional gage body.

Screen fonts, brightness and displayed language are inherited from your smart device settings. Currently, the PosiTector App has language support for English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Korean. Screen orientation is fixed to portrait only, rotation to landscape is not supported.

Stored batch readings, images and notes are all stored in the PosiTector App (on your smart device). The number of stored batch readings is only limited by the memory available on your smart device. If the application is removed or a menu Reset is performed, all stored readings and associated data is permanently erased.


Prior to uninstalling the PosiTector App or performing a Reset it is recommended that you share the batch data via email report. This ensures that the data is saved for future reference.

Wirelessly Connecting the PosiTector App to a PosiTector 6000 probe

1. Power-up the PosiTector SmartLink and connected 6000 probe by pressing the LED button. The button will blink blue.

2. Select the PosiTector SmartLink App icon on your smart device.

3. Select Continue. A list of available PosiTector probes (listed by connected probe type and serial number) will be displayed. Select the desired PosiTector SmartLink to connect. The LED button on the PosiTector SmartLink will illuminate solid blue when successfully connected.


The probe model and serial number is engraved on the backside of the plastic probe connector (i.e. FN 212921).

 

User Interface
The user interface was designed to combine the proven simplicity of PosiTector gages and the advanced functionality of a smart device's features including touch, swipe, keyboard, camera and more. The interface will be instantly recognizable to those familiar with PosiTector instruments.


(PosiTector 6000 probe in Memory mode shown)

 

Main Navigation Bar
The Main Navigation section is dynamic and may change from one screen to another.

In the above example, Search and Menu navigation options are available.

Search returns back to the list of available PosiTector SmartLink devices. Menu accesses the Main Menu

SmartLink Status Bar
Displays information about the connected PosiTector SmartLink and associated probe.

The above example indicates that the PosiTector SmartLink battery status is full and connected to a PosiTector 6000 FN probe (serial number: 212921).

Measurement Area
Displays measurement related information. The above coating thickness example shows the last measurement (54 microns) on a ferrous (F) substrate using calibration adjustment Cal 1. Memory is ON and measurements are being stored into Batch 6 (B6).

The measurement area will change depending on the connected probe type and selected modes.

Modes Icons and Units
Displays icons for active modes (such as the disk icon for Memory mode), current calibration adjustment type ( Factory), and measurement units (microns).

Carousel
The carousel is displayed when more than a single view (screen) is present. The number of dots represent the number of available views. Swipe your finger horizontally across the screen to switch between views.

Tip: Some views contain interactive areas. For this reason we recommend swiping horizontally across the Mode Icons and Units bar.

Tool Bar
Displays available actions applicable to current operating modes (i.e. Memory, Statistics, HiLo, etc.)

PosiTector SmartLink

The PosiTector SmartLink acts as a relay between the PosiTector probe and PosiTector App using wireless Bluetooth Smart (BLE Bluetooth Low Energy). No pairing required! Auto-pairing Bluetooth connection works up to 10 m (30 feet) away.

Information specific to currently selected modes (i.e. Scan mode, Fast mode, etc.) and user calibration adjustments (specific to each probe) are retained within the PosiTector SmartLink. This allows for seamless switching between smart devices (phone and tablet).


Measurement data is not stored within the PosiTector SmartLink. All measurement data (readings, images, notes) is stored within the PosiTector App on your smart device.

Connect a Probe
To connect a probe, slide the plastic probe connector in the direction of the arrow (shown above) until it locks in place. Reverse for detaching the probe.

When powered-up the PosiTector SmartLink automatically determines what type of probe is attached and does a self-check. The probe type, model and serial number display are displayed when found within the app's Search screen.


The PosiTector App features probe hot-swap. During the measurement process, probes can be interchanged without the need to go back to the Search screen. Simply swap probes (PosiTector SmartLink will power-down) and then power-up the PosiTector SmartLink. The PosiTector App will automatically recognize the probe and be ready to measure.

Power-up / Power-down
The PosiTector SmartLink powers-up when the LED button is pressed. To preserve battery life, the PosiTector SmartLink powers-down after 5 minutes of no activity. Alternatively, press and hold the LED button until it turns red and shuts off (approximately 5 seconds). All probe settings and calibration adjustments are retained, stored measurement data is retained within the smart device.

Tri-Color LED Button
The LED visually provides connection and measurement status.

LED Color Status

    • Blue Blink = Not Connected to PosiTector App
    • Blue Solid = Connected to PosiTector App
    • Green Blink = Successful Measurement

PosiTector 6000 Probes

Theory of Operation - Magnetic & Eddy Current
The PosiTector 6000 probes calculate coating thickness measurements using the magnetic principle, eddy current principle or a combination of both principles.

F probes use the magnetic principle to measure the thickness of non-magnetic coatings on ferrous metals.

N probes use the eddy current principle to measure the thickness of non-conductive coatings on non-ferrous metals.

FN probes combine the full abilities of both the "F" and "N" probes.

FN probes first attempt a measurement using the magnetic principle and will display a reading with the letter "F" if the coating is non-magnetic over steel. If the coating is non-conductive over non-ferrous metal, then the probe will automatically attempt a measurement using the eddy current principle and display a reading with the letter "N" (see also N Lock).

PosiTector 6000 coating thickness probes “sense” when they are near metal and immediately attempt a measurement followed by another every 2 seconds. They stop when removed from the vicinity of metal and power-down after a few minutes of no activity.

More probe information is available at www.defelsko.com/p6000

Protective Cap
PosiTector 6000 probes are shipped with a protective plastic cap. Remove this cap prior to use. Replace it when the instrument is not in use to protect the probe.

Factory Calibration
Every PosiTector 6000 probe is factory calibrated and includes a Certificate of Calibration. This factory calibration information is permanently stored within the probe and cannot be overwritten by the user.

Calibration Adjustment
PosiTector 6000 probes allow the user to make adjustments to the factory calibration (Zero , 1-Point and 2-Point ). Calibration adjustments made by the user are stored within the PosiTector SmartLink.

Certification
PosiTector 6000 probes include a Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to a National Metrology Institution. For organizations with re-certification requirements, instruments may be returned at regular intervals for calibration. DeFelsko recommends that customers establish calibration intervals based upon their own experience and work environment. Based on our product knowledge, data and customer feedback; a one year calibration interval from either the date of calibration, date of purchase, or date of receipt is a typical starting point.

Written calibration procedures are available from DeFelsko Corporation at no charge.

http://www.defelsko.com/quality/calibration_procedures.htm

Calibration, Verification and Adjustment

The PosiTector 6000 non-destructively measures the thickness of coatings on metals. Three steps ensure best accuracy...

1. Calibration - typically done by the manufacturer. All probes include a Certificate of Calibration.

2. Verification - typically done by the user on known reference standards such as plastic shims or coated thickness standards.

3. Adjustment - to a known thickness

Calibration
Calibration is the high-level, controlled and documented process of measuring traceable calibration standards over the full operating range of the probe, and verifying that the results are within the stated accuracy of the probe. Calibrations are performed by the manufacturer, their authorized agent, or by an accredited calibration laboratory in a controlled environment using a documented process.

PosiTector 6000 probes are shipped with a Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to a National Metrology Institution. For organizations with re-certification requirements, probes may be returned at regular intervals for calibration. DeFelsko recommends that customers establish calibration intervals based upon their own experience and work environment. Based on DeFelsko’s product knowledge, data and customer feedback, a one year calibration interval from either the last date of calibration, date of purchase, or date of receipt is a typical starting point. Written Calibration Procedures are available online at no charge. http://www.defelsko.com/quality/calibration_procedures.htm

Verification
Verification is an accuracy check performed by the user using known reference standards. A successful verification requires the Gage to read within the combined accuracy of the probe and the reference standards.

A reference standard is a sample of known thickness(es) against which a user may verify probe accuracy. Reference standards may be plastic shims, coated thickness standards, or sample parts whose coating thickness has been determined using other means.

Verify accuracy at the beginning and the end of each work shift. During the work shift, if the Gage is dropped or suspected of giving erroneous readings, its accuracy should be re-verified. In the event of physical damage, wear, high usage, or after an established calibration interval; the probe should be returned to the manufacturer for repair or calibration.

Adjustment
Adjustment, or Calibration Adjustment, is the physical act of aligning the probe’s thickness readings to match those of a known thickness sample (removal of bias) in order to improve the accuracy of the probe on a specific surface or in a specific portion of its measurement range. Zero, 1-point or 2-point Calibration adjustments are possible.

Probes are factory calibrated and perform an automatic self-check each time a measurement is taken. The symbol is displayed when factory calibration setting is in use. For many applications no further adjustment is necessary. Just check Zero on the uncoated substrate, then measure. However, sometimes probe readings can be influenced by changes in substrate shape, composition, and surface roughness or by measuring in a different location on the part. That is why Cal adjustments are made available.

Where a Cal adjustment method has not been specified, use a Zero or 1-point method first. If measuring the included shims on your uncoated surface reveals inaccuracies, use the 2-point method.

Factory Cal settings can be restored at any time by creating a New Cal setting, by Resetting the Current Cal or by performing an LED Button Reset. The symbol appears on the display whenever factory Cal settings are in use.

With “FN” probes, calibration adjustments are made only to either the “F” or “N” mode (stored independently under a particular Cal), whichever was measured last.

Menu Operation

PosiTector 6000 functions are menu controlled. Access them by selecting Menu in the upper right of the PosiTector App display.

The Main Menu contains the following sub-menus...

Memory

Statistics

Cal Settings

Setup

Select Exit to close the menu.

Memory Menu

The PosiTector App uses your smart device's storage for recording measurement data. Stored measurements can be reviewed on-screen or shared via email (PDF, CSV).

The following options appear within the Memory menu. Additional options may appear depending on the connected PosiTector SmartLink and probe type.

New Batch
Closes any currently opened batch and creates a new batch name using the lowest available number. For example, if only Batch 1 and Batch 3 exist, then Batch 2 would be created and made the current batch.

The icon appears and basic statistics are displayed. Each measurement will be displayed and stored into this new batch. On screen statistics are immediately updated with each measurement. New batch names are date-stamped at the time they are created.

Shortcut: When a batch is open, press the LED button on the PosiTector SmartLink or icon on the display to create a new batch.

The following 3 screen views are available when a batch is open (Memory ON). Swipe your finger horizontally across the screen to switch between views.

 

Batch Summary View
In the PosiTector 6000 memory example below, the batch name is B9 and contains 5 readings.

Use the Tool bar icons to add notes and change the batch name, add new batch and add an image.

Delete or Ignore last reading from the current open batch. When selected, the following menu appears.

Ignore Readings are retained within the batch but are excluded from the report's statistical summaries and charts. Ignored readings are highlighted within the Batch Readings view (shown below).

By default Ignored Readings are not included on reports. For inclusion, toggle the Hide Ignored Readings within the Batch Report Configuration. Ignored Readings will display has highlighted within the readings section of the report, but are excluded from the statistical summary and chart.

 

Delete Reading permanently removes the selected measurement from the current batch.

 

Cancel exits the menu.

 

New Batch
Closes any open batch and creates a new batch name using the lowest available number.

 

Add Photo to the currently opened batch or reading.

Add Image Annotation

This drawing tool is ideal for identifying a specific location or area within an image. Choose from three paint brush colors - Red, Green or Blue. Use finger or stylus to draw over the displayed image.

 

Batch Photo, Reading Photos and Image Annotations can be included in reports. The photo can be resized or hidden from reports within the Memory >> Batch Report Configuration menu.


Connection to a PosiTector SmartLink is not required to add a photo or image annotation to an existing batch.

 

Add Notes to currently opened batch or reading.

Change the batch name and add batch notes using your smart device's keyboard or dictation tools.

Batch names/notes appear on reports.

 

Share Batch

Share/view professional PDF reports and CSV data instantly via email, Dropbox or other applications on your smart device.

Report

Generate PDF reports instantly and share via email, Dropbox or other applications on your smart device.

Batch reports can be customized within the Batch Report Configuration menu.

 

Export
Email CSV (comma-delimited) comma-separated text files which can easily be imported into supporting applications such as spreadsheets and databases. A .json formatted file is also included.

 

Batch Readings View

Lists all readings contained in the current batch. New readings are added to the list instantly as they are taken.

A note and/or photo can be added to each individual reading. Notes and photos can be displayed in batch reports.

 

Batch Chart View

Display an x-y chart of measurements contained in the current batch. The chart is instantly updated as measurements are taken.

Pinch the active region of the chart to zoom the view.

 

Open
Lists all stored batches. Select the desired batch to open.

Additional measurements can be added to existing batches only if the original probe is attached to the PosiTector SmartLink.


Opening a batch that was not created with the currently attached probe will disconnect the PosiTector SmartLink from the PosiTector App. You will still be able to add notes, photos, etc. to the batch.

 

Close
Closes the current batch and turns Memory OFF.

Batch measurement data is retained when a batch is closed.

 

Delete
Permanently remove a batch from the PosiTector App.

Select batches for deletion, then select OK. Or select Delete all batches for all probes to permanently delete all measurement data from the smart device (phone/tablet).

 

Batch Report Configuration
Customize reports using the Batch Report Configuration to include/exclude notes, images, logo, company/report name, fonts, alignment, image sizes and more.

 

Batch Report
Generate a report summarizing an individual batch or multiple batches. Select desired batch or batches to include in the report and press OK.

Share the report instantly via email, Dropbox or other applications on your device.

 

Statistics Menu

Statistics

When toggled ON, the icon appears and a statistical summary will appear on the display.

Deletes the last reading. Press Clear or the LED button on the PosiTector SmartLink to clear statistics.

HiLo Alarm
When toggled ON, user is visibly alerted when measurements exceed user-specified limits defined in HiLo Alarm Limits.

The icon will appear on the display.


HiLo Alarm Limits

Define Lo and Hi alarm limits by selecting (touching) the appropriate box.

When selected, the number pad appears. Enter the desired Lo and Hi Limit value. Select Done to accept this value.

When HiLo Alarm is toggled ON, measurements will be compared to your defined HiLo limits. Press Clear to clear HiLo tabulations.

Clear
Clears all on-screen HiLo tabulations.

Cal Settings Menu

Calibration Adjustment is used to align thickness readings to match those of a known thickness sample (removal of bias) in order to improve the accuracy of the probe on a specific surface or in a specific portion of its measurement range. Zero, 1-point or 2-point Calibration adjustments are possible.

Probes are factory calibrated and perform an automatic self-check each time a measurement is taken. The symbol is displayed when factory calibration setting is in use. For many applications no further adjustment is necessary. Just check Zero on the uncoated substrate, then measure. However, sometimes probe readings can be influenced by changes in substrate shape, composition, and surface roughness or by measuring in a different location on the part. That is why Cal adjustments are made possible.

Where a Cal adjustment method has not been specified, use a Zero or 1-point method first. If measuring the included shims on your uncoated surface reveals inaccuracies, use the 2-point method.

Factory Cal settings can be restored at any time by creating a New Cal setting, by Resetting the Current Cal or performing an LED Button Reset. The symbol appears on the display whenever factory Cal settings is in use.

With “FN” probes, calibration adjustments are made only to the “F” or “N” mode (stored independently under a particular Cal), whichever was measured last.

Zero Calibration Adjustment
Measure your uncoated part. If the average of several readings is not close to "0" (within the tolerance of the probe being used), a Zero adjustment should be made.

For many surfaces a single zero measurement should suffice. To establish “0” on a rough or curved surface, a preferred method is to take several readings on the uncoated part and average the result.

1. Select Zero from the Cal Settings menu.
2. Press to select the number of readings to be used to obtain an average, typically 1 to 3 readings.
3. Repeatedly measure the uncoated part. The Gage will wait 2 seconds after placing the probe on the surface to allow the user to correctly position the probe on the surface. After the last reading the Gage will calculate a Zero which represents the average of all the Zero readings taken. The icon will display.
4. Check the Gage now reads within tolerance of Zero on the uncoated substrate.

 

1-point Calibration Adjustment

It is sometimes desirable to adjust the Gage to a known thickness, such as a shim, rather than adjusting it to zero.

1. Select 1 Pt Cal Adjustment from the Cal Settings menu.
2. Repeatedly measure the known reference thickness to obtain an average, typically 3 to 10 readings. The greater the variation between readings, the more readings should be taken to obtain an average.

The Gage will calculate and display the measurement which represents the average of all the readings taken.

3. If the expected reading is not obtained (within tolerance) lift the probe from the surface and adjust the reading down or up to match the expected thickness.

The adjustment, also known as an offset or correction value is displayed.

4. Select OK to accept the adjustment, Clear to start over or Cancel to exit without making any adjustments.

The icon will display.

2-point Calibration Adjustment

Preferred method for very unusual substrate materials, shapes or conditions. Provides greater accuracy within a defined range.

1. Select 2 Pt Cal Adjustment from the Cal Settings menu.

2. Repeatedly measure thinner item to obtain an average, typically 3 to 10 readings. The greater the variation between readings, the more readings should be taken to obtain an average.

The Gage will calculate and display a measurement which represents the average of all the readings taken.

3. If the expected measurment is not obtained (within tolerance) lift the probe from the surface and adjust the reading down or up to match the expected thickness.

The first point offset is displayed.

4. Select OK to accept the adjustment, Clear to start over or Cancel to exit without making any adjustments.

5. Repeat steps 2 - 4 for the thicker item.

When complete, the icon will display.


Calibration Adjustment information can be included in batch reports. To include, ensure Reading Adjustment is toggled ON with the Batch Report Configuration.


Calibration Memory

It is often convenient to store a particular calibration adjustment before making another. Then, if you return to that part, the corresponding calibration setting can be restored.

A “setting” is any calibration adjustment. The PosiTector 6000 always displays the current calibration setting (ex. Cal 3) in the upper right corner of the display.

The default calibration setting is called Cal 1. It can only be deleted after another Cal setting has been created. It is restored as default with factory settings after an LED Button Reset.

New
Creates a new calibration setting using the next available number. By default, these new Cal settings are initially created with the probes factory settings. This is indicated with the icon which appears at the bottom of the display.

Open
Loads an existing Cal setting.

Delete
Removes a setting completely from the list. That Cal number can be reused later with the New command. A setting cannot be deleted if it is currently in use. The default Cal 1 cannot be deleted unless another Cal has been created.

N Lock (FN ferrous/non-ferrous probes only)
Select Non-Ferrous Lock (N Lock) when operating regularly on non-ferrous substrates. The icon will appear and the probe will only use the eddy current principle to shorten measurement time and extend battery life.

N Lock is useful when measuring coatings on plated steel. Normally the probe measures both the coating plus plating over the steel using the magnetic principle. N Lock makes the probe measure the coating over the plating only.

Select N Lock to measure over slightly magnetic substrates; i.e. clear-coat on gold over nickel-plated brass. Although the probe’s magnet is used for the magnetic principle, it is also used in N Lock to magnetically saturate a slightly magnetic substrate and allow the eddy current principle to operate unhindered.

CAUTION: With N Lock engaged, it is possible to obtain a reading when measuring non-conductive coatings on steel. This is not recommended and the readings are not reliable.


Lock Current Cal
When toggled, the icon will appear and all calibration settings are “locked” for the current Cal Memory to prevent further user adjustments. Uncheck to make adjustments.

View Current Cal
Provides information regarding the current Cal including offset value.

Reset Current Cal
Restores factory calibration for the currently open Cal (i.e. Cal 2).

Setup Menu

SmartLink Info
Provides information about the currently connected PosiTector SmartLink, Probe and PosiTector App version.

 

Change Units
Converts the display from imperial to metric or vice versa. Stored readings in memory are not converted.

Switching units will turn OFF Statistics, HiLo Alarm, and close Memory.

 

SmartLink Lock
Locks the PosiTector SmartLink to a smart device. This prevents other PosiTector App users within range (10 m / 30 ft) from inadvertently connecting to a SmartLink.

Toggle the SmartLink Lock within the Setup menu to lock the PosiTector SmartLink to a smart device. You will have to unlock it if you want to wirelessly connect to another smart device.


The PosiTector SmartLink is not visible on other smart devices while you are connected (once you have selected the PosiTector SmartLink from the Search screen).

 

Scan
In ordinary operation, the PosiTector 6000 probe takes thickness readings every 2 seconds when placed onto a surface. Normally, the user raises the probe after it has taken a single reading and relocates it to a second location. Scan mode modifies this behavior in two ways.

First, measurements are taken much faster.

Second, all readings are recorded when Memory is ON. As the probe slides along the surface in Scan mode, single readings are taken in quick succession. This may reduce the life of the probe. Recommended for smooth surfaces only.

 

Fast
Increases measurement speed for most probes. Useful for quick inspection or when measuring large areas with thick coatings where proper probe positioning is not critical. Swift up/down probe movement is required. Reduced accuracy may be noted.

 

Reset
Restores factory default settings. Ideal for returning settings to a known condition.

There are two available Reset options: Menu Reset and PosiTector SmartLink (LED Button) Reset

Menu Reset (PosiTector App)
Select Reset from the Setup Menu. The following occurs after a warning message:

-All stored batches, measurements, images, notes, annotations are deleted.

-All calibration settings (adjustments) and Cal Memory are cleared and restored back to factory settings (provided PosiTector SmartLink is ON and connected to App). To keep calibration settings, power off the PosiTector SmartLink prior to performing this menu Reset.

Settings are returned to the following:

Memory = OFF
Statistics = OFF
Units = Metric
HiLo Limits = OFF
N Lock = OFF
Cal Lock = OFF
Report Configuration Settings = restored to default

LED Button Reset (PosiTector SmartLink)
With the PosiTector SmartLink powered-down, press and hold the LED button until it flashes green (approximately 10 seconds). The following occurs.

-All calibration settings (adjustments) for all probes are cleared and restored back to factory settings.

Settings are returned to the following:

Units = Metric
SmartLink Lock = OFF
Fast Mode = OFF
Scan Mode = OFF

Temperature

Operating range: +32° to +120°F (0 to +50°C)

PosiTector 6000 probes compensate automatically for temperature. Allow a few minutes for the probe to reach ambient temperature before measuring.

Discard the first measurement taken in a notably different temperature condition. When measuring surfaces much hotter or colder than ambient, lift the probe at least 6 inches (15cm) and allow 1 second off the surface between measurements.

Troubleshooting

Probe attempts a measurement even while held in the air
The probe may have been left near metal, including jewelry, during power up or at rest. Possibly a finger was held over the probe. Try measuring on an uncoated object. Otherwise turn the PosiTector SmartLink OFF, and then ON again. Finally try a Reset.

Thickness readings are inconsistent
- Probe tip may be damaged, scratched or worn
- Make sure you lift the probe well clear of the surface between measurements
- Try measuring on a different surface with the included plastic shims
- Hold the probe on the surface and allow it to take several measurements. If the second and subsequent measurements are consistent, you are not putting the probe onto the surface fast enough.
- The substrate and/or coating surface is uneven, in which case inconsistent readings are to be expected. Take several measurements and average them to get a meaningful result.

Powers up but will not take any readings

- Substrate may not be metal. “F” probes measure coatings on ferrous metals such as steel and iron, and “N” probes measure over non-ferrous metals such as aluminum.
- Protective cap must be removed from probe (if outfitted with one).
- An extreme calibration adjustment might have been made.

PosiTector SmartLink not displaying on Search screen.
Ensure PosiTector SmartLink is powered-up, LED is blinking blue and is within range.
Refresh the search using the arrow icon in the upper left of the display.
Verify Bluetooth is ON in smart device settings.

Camera does not function when attempting to add photo
Verify adequate privacy permissions are set for the PosiTector App.

Limited Warranty, Sole Remedy and Limited Liability

DeFelsko's sole warranty, remedy, and liability are the express limited warranty, remedy, and limited liability that are set forth on its website: www.defelsko.com/terms

 

 



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