Coating Thickness Testing System
Today’s increasingly complex devices demand tight tolerances and clearances. Because low-friction, hydrophilic coatings swell when hydrated, coating thickness and its effect on overall part diameter is a critical variable in the design of today’s catheters, introducers, delivery systems and guidewires. The CTS1100 employs a precision LED micrometer to accurately measure the diameter of a part before coating, dry after coating and with the coating hydrated to accurately provide a total picture of the effect of the coating on part diameter. It’s able to measure, record and display part diameter via spot check, programmed locations or via continuous scan over the coated part length, up to 60 cm; automatically compensating for small variations in the sample position, making testing convenient and simple.