The new Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge offers improved, non-destructive measurement of dry-film coatings on concrete. It features ease of use, a robust and ergonomic design, a menu-driven color display, user selectable statistics, memory, and USB and Bluetooth data transfer to PC or mobile devices. The unit measures the thickness of dry film on concrete and other cementitious substrates up to 10mm thick. The company says it is three times faster than other technologies, and offers over 60 readings per minute in standard mode, and over 140 readings per minute in scan mode. It is designed to prevent false or incorrect readings, the gauge only displaying a reading when the signal strength indicator goes green. Its ergonomic design makes it comfortable for continuous use. Elcometer gauges and probes are recommended for harsh environments, and offer a dust and waterproof design equivalent to IP54, with field replaceable probe wear tips. The user only needs to select the coating material to start measuring. There is no need to set up gates or range values, or to know the thickness of the coating beforehand. The unit has a 100,000 reading memory with data transfer via Bluetooth or USB to ElcoMaster for PC or mobile devices for instant report generation. The gauge can be used in accordance with: ASTM 06132, SSPC PA9 & ISO 2808.