DeFelsko PosiTector 6000 FNS3 Advanced Coating Thickness Gauge

Item Number: FNS3-G
Packaging Unit: 1 / each
  • DeFelsko PosiTector 6000 FNS3 Advanced Paint Thickness Gauge with cabled probe for general coating inspection up to 1500um
  • Includes Advanced PosiTector gauge body and FNS cabled probe
  • Measures coatings on any metal from 0 - 1500 um
  • Advanced model includes Bluetooth, WiFi, Touchscreen, Storage for 250,000 readings and advanced measuring modes
  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST or PTB included (Long Form)
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Product Information
The rugged, fully electronic DeFelsko PosiTector 6000 Paint Thickness Gauge uses magnetic and eddy current principles to measure paint thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, accurately and quickly.


  • Our top selling paint thickness gage
  • Measuring dry film thickness (DFT) on ferrous and non-ferrous substrates
  • Coating thickness on stainless steel
  • Paint thickness on aluminium or steel car panels
  • Galvanising thickness on steel, Zinc and Chrome coatings, Powdercoating
  • These constant-pressure, stainless steel probes are hermetically sealed to be totally waterproof
  • Almost any application of measuring coating on metal substrates
  • For coating inspectors, applicators, industrial, infrastructure, manufacturing, process control, quality assurance


Option PosiTector FNS Advanced PosiTector FNS Standard PosiTector FNS Probe Only
Includes Advanced Body & Probe Standard Body & Probe Probe Only
Measuring Range 0 - 1500 μm / 0 - 60 mils
Accuracy ± (1 μm + 1%) 0 - 50 μm
± (2 μm + 1%) > 50 μm
± (0.05 mils + 1%) 0 - 2 mils
± (0.1 mils + 1%) > 2 mils

Kit includes:

  • Dry Film Thickness Probe
  • PosiTector Gauge Body (Advanced or Standard, not included with Probe Only)*
  • 5 x Plastic shims (25/50/125/250/500um)
  • Protective rubber holster and wrist strap*
  • 3 AAA Batteries*
  • Instructions
  • Convenient carrying case*
  • Protective lens shield*
  • Long form certificate of calibration traceable to NIST or PTB
  • USB cable*
  • PosiSoft software
  • Two year warranty

* Not included when purchasing the probe by iteslf

Other Product Variants:

There are other probe options to suit your application. From specialist coatings such as anodising and duplex systems, integral or cabled, to thick coatings up to 63mm, magnetic and non-magnetic substrates. Contact us to help select the right paint thickness tester for your application.

View the order guide to see other options: DeFelsko 6000 Series Order Guide


  • PCWI can service and calibrate your coating thickness gauge. Contact us to arrange a quote.
  • Calibration Interval: We recommend that customers establish calibration intervals based upon their own experience, work environment and qualtiy procedures. Based on our product knowledge, data and customer feedback, a one year calibration interval is a good starting point.

Training and Support:

  • PCWI can step you through every aspect of your coating thickness gage to ensure accurate and reliable measurements.
  • We offer support by phone, email or video call to suit you.

Coating Thickness Standards:

Calibration Set Thicknesses Order Code
PCWI Ferrous Set 0, 75, 150, 250, 500um FHDSTD5PL
PCWI Non-Ferrous Set 0, 75, 150, 250, 500um NFHDSTD5PL
PCWI Certified Film Set Contact us to select 6 films CERTFILMSET6

  • Other sets are available including thin sets and high build sets as well as custom sets.
  • Certified and non-certified shims/films.
  • Contact us to build your set.


Description Order Code
PosiTector Hard Case CASEINSP
Probe Extender 6000PRBEXT
AC Power Kit USBAC
Pelican Case CASEINSP-P
Probe Foot Rings PRBFOOTKIT-D
Bluetooth Printer PRINTERBT
DeFelsko Ferrous Standards STDS1
DeFelsko Non-Ferrous Standards STDA1


  • DeFelsko gauges and probes come with a 2 year warranty.



  • Fast measurement speed—60+ readings per minute. Enhanced FAST mode—90+ readings per minute for quick inspection
  • Ready to measure—no adjustment required for most applications
  • Large 2.8" impact resistant color screen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
  • On-gage help explains menu items at the touch of a button
  • Flashing display—ideal in a noisy environment
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings


  • Statistics mode continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max and number of readings while measuring
  • Screen Capture—save 100 screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • Instant-on feature quickly powers up the gage if recently powered down
  • Up to 30% longer battery life
  • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included.
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped
  • Software Updates via web keep your gage current
  • Software Solutions for viewing, analyzing & reporting data


  • Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant—IP65-rated enclosure
  • Ergonomic design with durable rubberized grip
  • Wear-resistant ruby probe tip, for long lasting calibration
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster for added impact resistance
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe


  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST or PTB included
  • Built-in temperature compensation ensures measurement accuracy
  • Hi-RES mode increases displayed resolution for precision applications
  • Conforms to ISO 2178/2360/2808, ISO 19840, ASTM B244/B499/D1186/D1400/D7091/E376/G12, BS3900-C5, SSPC-PA2, US Navy NAVSEA PPI 63101-000, US Navy NAVSEA 009-32, AS 2331.1.4, AS3894.3-B, and others
  • Storage of 1,000 readings per probe—stored readings can be viewed or downloaded (Standard model)


  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector 6000, 200, DPM, IRT, RTR, SPG, SST, SHD, BHI, GLS and UTG probes easily converting from a coating thickness gage to a dew point meter, surface profile gage, soluble salt tester, hardness tester, gloss meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage
  • Multiple Calibration adjustment options including 1 point, 2 point, and ISO 19840 correction factors
  • Selectable display languages
  • Auto rotating display with Flip Lock
  • Mils/Microns switchable
  • Extended cables available (up to 75 m/250 ft) for underwater or remote measuring

Advanced Version Includes

Includes ALL features as shown above plus...

  • Storage of 250,000 readings in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Prompted Batch Mode—create pre-defined batches with on-screen text and image prompts for each reading
  • 3 Scan Modes — increase measurement speed to 180+ readings per minute: Normal, Statistics and Limited Average Count
  • Touchscreen keyboard for quickly renaming batches, adding notes, and more
  • Multiple stored calibration adjustments for measuring on a variety of substrate conditions
  • Calibration Adjustment Reporting feature documents calibration adjustments into PosiSoft software reports
  • SSPC-PA 2, ISO 19840, and IMO PSPC 90/10 modes help users comply with standards by prompting for min/max specifications, displaying the necessary readings, and automatically calculating statistics with a pass/fail result
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with and downloads software updates
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Technology for data transfer to a mobile device running the PosiTector App or optional portable printer. BLE API available for integration into third-party software.
  • Integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols
  • Connect a Bluetooth barcode scanner or keyboard to instantly annotate readings and batches


PosiSoft Desktop

Powerful desktop software for downloading, archiving, and reporting measurement data. No internet connection required.

  • Simple, intuitive user interface
  • Import readings directly from the gage via USB, WiFi, or legacy PosiSoft Desktop versions
  • Fully integrates with—backup and synchronize jobs, batches, readings, and report templates to the cloud
  • Generate custom, professional PDF reports
  • Include inspection information such as on-site pictures, screen captures, notes and more to communicate important details

Click to learn more: PosiSoft Desktop

PosiTector App

An easy-to-use mobile app (iOS/ Android) that connects to your PosiTector Advanced, PosiTector Smartlink, or PosiTest AT-A. Compatible with

Click to learn more: PosiTector App

PosiSoft USB

A simple gage interface to retrieve data in a manner similar to a flash drive. No software to install or internet connection required.

Click to learn more: PosiSoft USB

Other Resources

Application Notes

How to Measure Coating Thickness on Stainless Steel

Calibration, Verification, and Adjustment

Measuring Galvanizing Thickness

How is Coating Thickness Measured?

Manufacturer Resources

DeFelsko Website

DeFelsko F.A.Q.

PCWI is an authorised prime distributor of the DeFelsko range in Australia. Contact us for any questions or support on DeFelsko products
Coating: Dry Film
Material Type: Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal
Measurement Range (μm): 0 - 1500
Gauge Model: Advanced
Gauge Product Range: PosiTector 6000
Substrate Type: Metals
Your Coating Thickness: 0 - 1500

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