coating thickness gauge MiniTest 700

MiniTest 700

Coating thickness gauge MiniTest 700

Handy, accurate and versatile coating thickness gauge for use in laboratories, factories and on the go.

The MiniTest 700 coating thickness gauge is available in three models:

  • MiniTest 720: with built-in integral sensor
  • MiniTest 730: external sensor with cable connection to device
  • MiniTest 740: interchangeable sensors with plug-in and cable connection to device.

The MiniTest 700 series devices enable non-destructive coating thickness measurement of non-magnetic surfaces (paint, synthetic material, chromium etc.) on ferromagnetic substrates (steel) and of insulating coatings (varnish, enamel, synthetic material etc.) on conductive substrates (aluminium, copper, austenitic stainless steel).

The MiniTest 700 series devices can be employed for a variety of measurements, offer different calibration methods and because of the compact design are suited for use as much in quality assurance laboratories, as in production processes and on the go.

The SIDSP sensors are technologically advanced and unique in their accuracy and reproducibility on account of their manufacturing process. Despite high accuracy the sensors are wear resistant and withstand even years of use on rough surfaces. Each sensor is subject to a fully automatic factory test and provided with 50 calibration points for correction of even the slightest deviations. Furthermore, while manufacturing them each sensor is encoded with temperature compensation for automatic correction of the effects of temperature on readings.

The MiniTest 700 coating thickness gauge devices are operated via a graphic interface; the menu-driven user guidance is available in 20 languages..


Non-destructive coating thickness measurement of:

  • Non-magnetic coatings like varnishes, enamels, chromium and zinc on ferromagnetic base materials (e.g. steel)
  • Insulating coatings like varnishes and anodising aluminium on nonferrous metals (e.g. aluminium, austenitic stainless steel, brass)


  • Precision in coating thickness measurement of up to 15 mm
  • Increased accuracy and reproducibility by sensor-integrated digital signal processing (SIDSP®)
  • Universal probes with automatic substrate detection for quick measurements on steel and nonferrous metals
  • Wear resistant probes with practically unlimited service life
  • Storage for 10,000 readings (MiniTest 740: 100,000 readings)
  • Optimal temperature compensation
  • High precision characteristic curves with up to 50 data points in the factory calibration
  • User guidance in 20 languages
  • Infrared data transmission (IrDA) to PC and printer

Scope of delivery

  • The MiniTest 700 device
  • Shoulder bag with belt clip
  • Desired SIDSP sensor
  • User guidance German/English/French/Spanish on CD
  • Calibration set with calibration standards and zero reference plate(s)
  • 2 AA cells, type LR06
  • Plastic carrying case
Property Value
Sensor model

Number of data memories

Number of storable readings
max. 10,000 readings in total

Number of readings, minimum, maximum, average, standard deviation, coefficient of variation, block statistics (norm-conforming/free configurable)

Calibration procedures according to international norms and standards
ISO, SSPC, „Swedish“, „Australian“

Factory calibration, Zero calibration, 2-point and 3-point calibration, user adjustable offset value

Monitoring of limits
Visual and audible alarm to indicate limit deviations

Measuring units
μm, mm, cm; mils, inch, thou

Operating temperature
-10 °C - 60 °C
14 °F - 140 °F

Storing temperature
-20 °C - 70 °C
-4 °F - 158 °F

Data port
IrDA 1.0 (infrared)

Power supply
2 Mignon/AA batteries

Norms and standards
DIN EN ISO 1461, 2064, 2178, 2360, 2808, 3882, 19840 ASTM B244, B499, D7091, E376 AS 3894.3, SS 1841 60, SSPC-PA 2

157 mm x 75.5 mm x 49 mm; 6.2” x 2.97” x 1.93”

Weight built-in/external
approx. 210 g; 7.4 oz

Events / Tradeshows

  • JASIS 2015

    Japan / 2nd ... 4th Sep 2015

  • HI-15

    Denmark / 22nd ... 24th Sep 2015

  • KOMAF 2015

    South Korea / 28th ... 31st Oct 2015

Need technical advice?

You are working with a manufacturing process requiring special measuring methods and tools? It will be our pleasure to advise you on possible solutions!
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Phone: +49 221 75204-0
Fax: +49 221 75204-67
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