Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

March 18th, 2022

CFCM GARDCO Byko Test Gauge 400The byko-test gauge from GARDCO offers a unique solution to monitor environmental conditions by measuring film thickness Fe/NFe, dew point, air temperature, and relative humidity all in one.

Choose from two models: the byko-test or the byko-test Lite.


Four measurements in one instrument: coating thickness Fe/NFe, dew point, air temperature, relative humidity. The byko-test offers a unique solution to monitor environmental conditions while measuring dry film thickness. Air temperature and humidity sensors are built into the gauge. The dew point temperature is displayed to determine, if the conditions are right for painting. The byko-test complies with SSPC PA-2 and ASTM D7091 methods for the measurement of coating thickness. There is a SSPC mode to assist the operator on measurement protocols and calibration. The large, rotating color display is readable in high and low light conditions. It's easy to use with large operating buttons ideal for users wearing gloves.

byko-test Lite

The byko-test lite is a Ferrous/Non-Ferrous coating thickness gauge with a compact design for easy handling. The gauge body is made from impact resistant material and it's easy to use. The operate buttons are large for users wearing gloves. It automatically recognizes the substrate and switches to the correct setting. An automatic switch-off ensures long battery life. The large color display with a backlight is readable in high and low lighting conditions. The display will automatically rotate to the correct viewing position. In the statistic mode average, minimum, maximum, and standard deviation are displayed. The measurements are automatically stored and downloadable to a PC with the optional USB cable and software.


Compact design for one hand operation

Color display with 90° and 180° flip screen

Automatic substrate recognition

Strong wear resistant ruby probe tip

Zero, single and two point calibrations

Key lock for only taking readings

Hi/Low tolerance settings for pass/fail warning

Statistic mode with 1000 measurement memory

Continous measurement mode

Stability mode warns user when instrument is tilted preventing wrong readings

SSPC specific mode for standardized measurement protocols and calibration routines (byko-test only)

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