CL5 Handheld Thickness Gauge

The CL5 is used for precise thickness measurements of metal, steel and plastic components whose complex geometry often makes them difficult to inspect with conventional gauges.

It is able to display the ultrasonic response in real-time by using the optional live A-scan to properly align the transducer and verify the accuracy of the test as components become more complex in shape. The user-friendly design of the CL5 provides intuitive operation, with easy to understand on-screen prompts, with no need for dedicated keys.

Enhanced measurement performance produces stable
and repeatable thickness values
Seven measurement and display modes: Normal, Minimum
Capture, Maximum Capture, Differential and Rate of
Reduction, Velocity (with CL5 VL option), Thickness+A-Scan
(with Live A-Scan Option) and Quality View Mode (with
Data Recorder option).
Snapshot A-Scan on all models
Hollow/Fill thickness digits showing coupling or noncoupling status
Visual LED alarm to alert user when measurements are
exceeding the user selectable limit values
Customer parameter set-ups for special configurations
and quick instrument set-up
Flexible power system via standard AA batteries or
rechargeable battery pack system (standard)
Multi-language user interface
Automatic ultrasonic performance (gain and gate controls)
Wide variety of standard probes (sold separately)

The CL5 is an easy-to-use precision thickness measuring solution for components used in the automotive and aerospace industries, such as:
Cast and stamped metal components made of aluminum, steel, copper, bronze
Machined workpieces
Chemically milled components
Metal strips, metal plates
Plastics and composites

Measuring range ----- .005 in to 20.00 in (0.13 mm to 500 mm):
depends on material, probe, surface
condition and temperature.

Units and measuring resolution
• Inch – 0.0001, 0.001, 0.01
• Millimeter – 0.001, 0.01, 0.1

Material velocity range
• 0.03937 to 0.78736 in/μs
• 1000 to 19999 m/s

Receiver ----- Bandwidth of 1.0 to 16 MHz at –6 dB

Update rate ----- User selectable 4 or 8 Hz, up to 32 Hz in
Min Cap or Max Cap mode

Display type ----- Graphical LCD 64 × 128 pixels 2.25 in ×
2.56 in (40 mm × 57 mm) with backlight
and adjustable contrast

Thickness display --- Five-digit display with 0.75 in (19.5mm)
height digits in standard mode
and 0.25 in (6.35 mm) height digits
in Thickness + A-Scan mode, solid or
hollow digits coupling indicator, A-Scan
view – R.F. mode only

Display modes ----- Thickness (includes Snapshot A-Scan),
Thickness + Live A-Scan (optional),
Minimum Capture, Maximum Capture,
Differential and Rate of Reduction,
Velocity Mode (optional), Quality View
Mode (optional)

Supervisor lockout--- Alphanumeric password lockout for
calibrations, set-up and Data Recorder

I/O port ----- Bi-directional serial RS-232: baud rate
1200, 9600, 57600 and 115200

Data recorder ----- Programmable Data Recorder, 120 files
max. on each 64 MB SD card

File formats ---- Grid created from instrument keypad.
Grid and Custom Linear files accepted
from UltraMATE® software.

Power supply ---- Three AA batteries (Alkaline, NiMH or NiCad)
or custom rechargeable battery pack

Environmental sealing --Impact resistant, dust and splash proof,
gasketsealed, case-tested to IP54

Weight ----- 0.92 lb (420 g) with batteries

Size ----- 7.1 in H × 3.7 in W × 1.8 in D
(180 mm × 94 mm × 46 mm)

Temperature range --- Operating: –10 ºC to +60 ºC
Storage: –20 ºC to +70 ºC

Operating languages -- English, German, French, Spanish,
Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese