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The Elcometer 456T Coating Thickness Gauge sets new standards; providing reliable and accurate coating thickness measurements; helping you to become more efficient.

The Elcometer 456T dry film thickness gauge is available in three different models. Each coating thickness gauge provides the user with increasing functionality – Elcometer 456 Model T.

Integral coating thickness gauges are ideal for single handed operation as the wide footprint of the Bigfoot™ internal probe provides greater stability during coating thickness measurement – allowing for consistent, repeatable and accurate dry film thickness results.

Separate coating thickness gauge models, with their wide range of probes, provide even greater dry film thickness measurement flexibility.made for mobile devices

Compatible with ElcoMaster® software and ElcoMaster® Mobile App, individual coating thickness measurements can be transferred via USB or Bluetooth® to PC or a mobile device for analysis and instant report generation.


Halve inspection times using the Elcometer 456T Coating Thickness Gauge with Scan Probe


Featuring a highly durable probe cap, the Elcometer 456T Coating Thickness Gauge Scan Probe is a revolutionary design which allows users to take individual dry film thickness readings or rapidly scan large surface areas – without damaging the probe or the coating.

When used in conjunction with the Elcometer 456T Coating Thickness Gauge Scan or Auto Repeat Mode, the Scan Probe enables users to significantly reduce dry film thickness inspection times without affecting accuracy.With a reading rate of 140 readings per minute, the Elcometer 456T Coating Thickness Gauge with Scan Probe allows you to inspect more coatings in less time.

Key features of the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge include:




  • Large buttons ideal for gloved hands
  • Easy to use menus in multiple languages
  • High contrast colour LCD with auto rotate
  • High and low reading limit indicators
  • Factory calibrated for immediate use


  • Thickness measurement capability to ±1%
  • Can be used in accordance with National & International Standards
  • Temperature stable measurements
  • Increased reading resolution for thin coatings
  • Measures accurately on smooth, rough, thin and curved surfaces


  • Repeatable and reproducible
  • 2 year gauge warranty
  • Supplied with fully traceable test certificates
  • Batch date and time stamp facility


  • Sealed, heavy duty and impact resistant
  • Dust and waterproof equivalent to IP64
  • Scratch and solvent resistant display
  • Durable gauge and probe construction
  • Suitable for use in harsh environments


  • Fast reading rate of 70+ per minute, 140+ per minute with Scan Probe
  • Multiple calibration memories
  • Alpha numeric batch identification
  • User selectable calibration methods
  • Compatible with ElcoMaster® and ElcoMaster® Mobile App


  • Wide range of interchangeable probes
  • USB and Bluetooth® data output to iPhone* or Android™ devices
  • Stores up to 150,000 readings in 2,500 batches
  • Measures up to 31mm (1220mils) of coating on metal substrates

The importance of Coating Thickness Gauge Calibration


Formal quality systems, such as those described in ISO 9001, require coating thickness gauges to be properly controlled, logged and calibrated. Increasingly, users are specifying that the readings taken by thickness gauges are traceable to National Standards.


In order to test the accuracy of a particular gauge it is important to have traceable coating thickness standards.

Elcometer offer a comprehensive range of certified foils together with zero test plates to ensure the accuracy of the coating thickness gauge.

Get the best performance from the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge and make the best use of the gauge’s ±1% accuracy by calibrating the coating thickness instrument to suit the application. This video will guide you through a range of calibration options for both the integral and the separate models.

*Compatible with iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Elcometer 456 Models S & T: Made for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad mini, iPad 2, and iPod touch (4th and 5th generation).

“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Suitable for mobile devices running Android™ software version 2.1 and upwards. Android™ and Google Play  are trademarks of Google Inc.

Technical Specification


Integral Model Options

Scale 1

Accuracy*: ±1-3% or ±2.5μm (±0.1mil)

 Resolution: 0.1μm: 0-100μm; 1μm: 100-1500μm (0.01mil: 0-5mils; 0.1mil: 5-60mils) 

Model T

Elcometer 456 Ferrous Integral


Elcometer 456 Non-Ferrous Integral

See separate gauges with

N2 PINIP™ Probe

Elcometer 456 Dual FNF Integral


Scale 2

Accuracy*: ±1-3% or ±20μm (±1.0mil)


Resolution: 1μm: 0-1mm; 10μm: 1-5mm (0.1mil: 0-50mils; 1mil: 50-200mils)

 For higher resolution & accuracy on thin coatings Scale 2 gauges can be switched to the Scale 1 mode measurement performance

Model T


Elcometer 456T Ferrous Integral

See separate gauges with

F2 PINIP™ Probe

Accuracy*: ±1-3% or ±50μm (±2.0mils)

Resolution: 1μm: 0-2mm; 10μm:2-13mm (0.1mil: 0-100mils; 1mil: 100-500mils) 

Model T


Elcometer 456T Ferrous Integral

See separate gauges with

F3 PINIP™ Probe

Separate Model Options

Model T


Elcometer 456T Dual FNF Separate


Probes are supplied separately



* Whichever is the greater
● Certificate supplied as standard




Product Features  □ Optional
Model T
Fast, accurate reading rate; 70+ readings per minute
Repeatable & reproducible measurements
Easy to use menu structure; in 30+ languages
Tough, impact, water & dust resistant; equivalent to IP64
Bright colour screen; with permanent back light
Scratch & solvent resistant display; 2.4″ (6cm) TFT
Large positive feedback buttons
USB power supply; via PC
Test certificate
2 year gauge warranty*
Automatic rotating display; 0°, 90°, 180° & 270°
Ambient light sensor; with adjustable auto brightness
Emergency light
Tap awake from sleep
Gauge software updates¹; via ElcoMaster® software
Data output

USB; to computer

Bluetooth®; to computer, Android™ & iOSǂ devices

On screen statistics

Number of readings; η

Mean (average); x

Standard deviation; ó

Highest reading; Hi

Lowest reading; Lo

Coefficient of variation; CV%

Elcometer index value²; EIV

Nominal dry film thickness; NDFT

IMO PSPC; %>NDFT, %>90

High & low limits; definable audible & visual alarms

Number above high limit;

Number below low limit;

Live reading trend graph; in batch mode
ElcoMaster® software & USB cable
Replaceable screen protectors
Protective case
Plastic transit case
Integral models; with automatic gauge switch on

Probe type; Ferrous (F), Non-Ferrous (N), Dual (FNF)³


Measurement range

Separate models; with automatic probe recognition

Probe type; Ferrous (F), Non-Ferrous (N), Dual (FNF)³


Measurement range

On-screen calibration instructions; in 30+ languages
Multiple calibration methods

Factory; resets to the factory calibration

2-point; for smooth and rough surfaces

1-point; zero calibration

Zero offset4for calibration according to ISO19840

Predefined calibration & measurement methods

ISO, SSPC PA2, Swedish, Australian

Automatic calibration; for rapid calibration
Calibration memory type; gauge (g) or gauge & batch (gb) gb
Number of batches; with unique calibrations 2,500
Calibration memories; 3 user-programmable memories
Measurement outside calibration warning
Calibration lock; with optional PIN code unlock
Delete last reading
Gauge memory; number of readings 150,000
Individual batch calibrations; sent to PC via ElcoMaster®
Limits; user definable audible & visual pass/fail warnings

Gauge (g) or gauge & batch specific (gb) limits

Date and time stamp
Batch types; normal, counted average, IMO PSPC

Navsea Mode

Batch review graph
Review, clear & delete batches
Copy batches and calibration settings
Alpha-numeric batch names; user definable on the gauge
Scan & Auto Repeat Modes; with Scan probe connected
Fixed batch size mode; with batch linking


* The Elcometer 456 is extendable within 60 days from date of purchase, free of charge, to 2 years

1 Internet connection required

ǂ Visit www.elcometer.com/sdk to find out how to integrate Elcometer’s MFi certified products to your App

2 Elcometer Index Values are used in the automotive industry to assess a coating’s overall quality; USA patent number US7606671B2

3 FNF patent number USA: 5886522

4 Zero Offset USA patent number US6243661



Technical Specification
Display information 2.4″ (6cm) QVGA colour TFT display, 320 x 240 pixels
Battery type 2 x AA dry cell batteries, rechargeable batteries can also be used
Battery life ~24 hours of continuous use at 1 reading per second5
Gauge dimensions (h x w x d) 141 x 73 x 37mm (5.55 x 2.87 x 1.46″)
Gauge weight 161g (5.68oz) including supplied batteries
Operating temperature -10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
Packing List Elcometer 456 gauge, calibration foils (integrals only), wrist harness, transit case (T), protective case (B, S, T), 1 x screen protectors (S, T), 2 x AA batteries, operating instructions, USB cable (S, T), ElcoMaster® software (S, T)

5 Using default settings & lithium batteries supplied, alkaline or rechargeable batteries may differ


AS 2331.1.4, AS 3894.3-B, AS/NZS 1580.108.1, ASTM B 499, ASTM D 1186-B, ASTM D 1400, ASTM D 7091,
ASTM E 376, ASTM G 12, BS 3900-C5-6B, BS 3900-C5-6A, BS 5411-11, BS 5411-3, BS 5599, DIN 50981, DIN 50984,
ECCA T1, EN 13523-1, IMO MSC.215(82), IMO MSC.244 (83), ISO 1461, ISO 19840, ISO 2063, ISO 2360, ISO 2808-6A,
ISO 2808-6B, ISO 2808-7C, ISO 2808-7D, ISO 2808-12, NF T30-124, SS 184159, SSPC PA 2, US Navy PPI 63101-000,
US Navy NSI 009-32, ISO 2178

Standards in grey have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries.

Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 10 cm

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