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DeFelsko PosiTector RTR 3D Replica Tape Reader

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PosiTector RTR 3D

Replica Tape Reader to Measure and Record 2D/3D Surface Profile Parameters

Digital spring micrometers measure and record surface profile parameters using Testex Press-O-Film™ replica tape.

  • NEW Larger 2.8" impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
  • Create a replica by burnishing tape on a surface and insert into instrument. 3D imagery and 2D/3D parameters are displayed in seconds!
  • Reports common parameters: Ra, Rq, Rz, Rp, ­Rv, Rt, Rpc (2D), and Sa, Sq, Sz, Sp, Sv, and Spd (3D)
  • Ideal for field or laboratory use; flat, curved, or irregular surfaces
  • Download 3D .SDF image files for analysis in included PosiSoft or third party ­­­software
  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to PTB (for H and HL only) and NPL (for Ra and Rt) included (Long Form)
Conforms to ASME B46, ASTM D4417, ISO 8503-5, NACE SP287, SSPC-PA 17, SSPC-SP5, SP6, SP10, SP11-87T, and others

Simple

  • Measures peak height (HL) and common 2D/3D profile parameters such as Ra, Rz, Sq, Spd, and more    
  • Ideal for measuring on flat, curved, or irregular surfaces    
  • NEW Larger 2.8" impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation    
  • NEW On-gage help explains menu items at the touch of a button    
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings

Durable

  • NEW Weatherpoof, dustproof, and water-resistant—IP65-rated enclosure    
  • NEW Ergonomic design with durable rubberized grip    
  • Rugged indoor/outdoor instrument—ideal for field or laboratory use    
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster for added impact resistance    
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe

Accurate

  • Certificate of Calibration (containing Ra and Rt measurements) showing traceability to an accredited national laboratory included    
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ISO and ASTM

Versatile

  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector 6000, 200, RTR, SPG, DPM, IRT, SST, UTG, SHD, BHI, and GLS probes easily converting from a coating thickness gage to a surface profile gage, dew point meter, soluble salt tester, ultrasonic wall thickness gage, hardness tester, or gloss meter    
  • Selectable display languages    
  • NEW Auto rotating display with Flip Lock    
  • Mils/Microns switchable

Powerful

  • Calculates and records all fourteen 2D and 3D parameters (below) with each measurement    
  • NEW Screen Capture—save 100 screen images for record keeping and review    
  • NEW up to 30% longer battery life    
  • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included    
  • PosiSoft USB Drive - stored readings and graphs can be accessed using universal PC/Mac web browsers or file explorers. No software required.    
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped    
  • Includes PosiSoft suite of software for viewing, analyzing & reporting data    
  • Apply short and long cutoff filters and discard lengths to optimize the analysis for a specific application    
  • Orient the 2D trace between horizontal, vertical, and diagonal (XY, YX)

Standard Models

Includes ALL features as shown on Above plus...

  • NEW Storage of 1,000 readings per probe stored readings can be viewed or downloaded

Advanced Models

Includes ALL features as shown on Above plus...

  • NEW Storage of 250,000 readings in up to 1,000 batches    
  • Live graphing of measurement data    
  • Download high resolution Surface Data Files (.SDF) for analysis in the included PosiSoft or third-party software    
  • Generates two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) thumbnail images. Ideal for inclusion into reports and confirming consistent blasting results.    
  • NEW Touchscreen keyboard for quickly renaming batches, adding notes, and more    
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with PosiSoft.net 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
Specifications
Measuring Range (H) 20 – 115 μm 0.8 – 4.5 mils
Measuring Range (Rt)  10 – 115 μm 0.4 – 4.5 mils
Minimum Roughness (Ra) 2 μm 0.08 mil/80 μin
Accuracy (H)  + / - 5 μm + / - 0.2 mils
Accuracy (Rt) + / - (7.5 μm + 5 percent of reading) + / - (0.3 mils + 5 percent of reading)
Accuracy (Ra) + / - (0.5 μm + 5 percent of reading) + / - (0.02 mils + 5 percent of reading)
Anvil Pressure 1.1 Newtons 110 grams-force
Anvil Size Ø 6.35 mm Ø 0.25 inch
Field of View 3.8 x 3.8 mm 0.149 x 0.149 inch
Lateral Sampling 3.7 μm 0.145 mils
Vertical Resolution 100 nm - 2D/3D, 10 nm - SDF 3.93 μin - 2D/3D, 0.393 μin - SDF
Resolution 0.1 μm 0.01 mils

typical display of the advanced model

step 1 prepare step 2 burnish step 3 measure
Step 1 Prepare Step 2 Burnish Step 3 Meausre

Preparation of both the surface to be tested and the PosiTector RTR 3D are necessary before performing the test. 

To prepare surface:     

  • Use cleaning putty to remove dust, debris, or residual blast media from the measurement site by firmly pressing the putty onto surface to be tested using your fingers and remove 

To prepare the PosiTector RTR 3D:     

  • Clean anvils and camera lens using included cleaning card. Swipe card through opening a few times while firmly pressing both probe buttons to remove dust     Zero probe and verify accuracy with included shim     Ensure correct grade of replica tape is displayed in upper left hand corner of LCD

Testex Press-O-Film replica tape consists of a layer of compressible foam affixed to an incompressible polyester film of highly uniform thickness. When pressed against a surface, the foam forms an impression, or reverse replica, of the surface. For best results when acquiring 2D/3D parameters and images from the PosiTector RTR 3D, it is recommended to use the supplied burnishing ball instead of the stainless-steel burnishing tool.     

  • Adhere the replica tape to the surface to be burnished.    
  • Holding the ball in two hands using your index fingers and thumbs, place the ball on the replica tape.    
  • Gently roll the ball over the tape while viewing the burnished tape through the clear ball. Adjust the force applied to the ball until a replica of the surface begins to appear on the tape.    
  • Continue to roll the ball until the tape is completely burnished (at least 30 seconds).

After placing the compressed tape (replica) into the PosiTector RTR 3D a light-intensity versus thickness algorithm is used to produce a three dimensional (3D) image of the replicated surface.     

  • Insert the burnished replica tape into the measurement opening. Ensure the tape is properly positioned so that the burnished region is centered within the opening in the probe with the adhesive (sticky) side down.    
  • To position the tape, move the Testex Press-O-Film replica tape to the back of the probe and align the two dots (printed on replica tape) with arrows on both sides of the measurement opening.    
  • Once positioned, firmly press both probe buttons simultaneously and hold until the PosiTector RTR 3D beeps and the measurement is displayed.

replica-tape_diag

Do your instruments require any formal training for use? Do you offer ‘demo’ models? 

No. Our instruments are designed for simple operation, feature easy-to-use menus, instruction manuals, and helpful videos. In lieu of demonstration models, we provide unlimited technical support via telephone and/or email, and a limited 30-day money back guarantee.

What is replica tape? 

Replica tape is a long-known method for characterizing a surface. It is simple, relatively inexpensive, and shows good correlation with results from other methods. It has the advantages of ruggedness, relatively low start-up cost, good repeatability and the option of retaining a physical replica of the surface being evaluated. The method is widely used and widely understood. It is particularly useful for measurements on curved surfaces that are difficult to measure directly with other instruments.  It is therefore not surprising that it has become the most popular field method for measuring surface profile. Its operation is described in a number of international standards including ASTM D4417, ISO 8503-5, NACE SP0287, and AS 3894.5.

replica-tape_diag

Is the PosiTector RTR 3D calibrated at the factory? 

The PosiTector RTR 3D arrives fully calibrated and ready to measure. A Long-Form Certificate of Calibration traceable to PTB (for H and HL only) and NPL (for Ra and Rt) is included, which documents actual Rt and Ra readings taken by your instrument at our calibration laboratory on standards traceable to a national metrology institute. Beware of ‘Certificates’ or ‘Certificates of Conformance’ offered by competitors. These typically do not include actual instrument readings, and are often insufficient to meet common quality requirements.

Which replica tape grade should I use? 

For most applications, Optical Grade XC is the appropriate tape grade. The PosiTector RTR 3D has been calibrated using the Optical Grade XC tape and the XC tape setting. When measuring 2D and 3D parameters, Optical Grade XC should be used. When measuring peak to valley height using the H parameter, it is possible to use either Optical or Regular C and XC tape.

What is a 2D thumbnail image? 

A black and white two dimensional (2D) image is essentially a photograph of the burnished tape. It reveals a pattern of dark and light spots similar to what you might see if you put the replica tape in front of a light source. The bright areas are higher compressed tape (peaks) and dark areas are lower compressed tape (valleys). This image can be exported for inspection reports. Advanced models only.

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2D Thumbnail Image

What is a 3D thumbnail image? 

The PosiTector RTR 3D uses a light intensity versus thickness algorithm to produce three dimensional (3D) images of the replicated surface. A low-resolution color image is quickly generated and displayed on the PosiTector which can also be exported into inspection reports. Advanced models only.

3d Thumbnail Image

3d Thumbnail Image

What software does DeFelsko recommend for use with the PosiTector RTR 3D? 

The FREE PosiSoft Desktop software provides a simple, easy to use interface to import and analyze high-resolution .sdf files generated by the PosiTector RTR 3D. Within PosiSoft Desktop, a trace from the 3D plot can be analyzed, filtering settings can be modified, and 2D and 3D parameters can be viewed. If more detailed analysis is required, DeFelsko recommends OmniSurf and OmniSurf 3D produced by Digital Metrology (www.digitalmetrology.com).

PosiTector RTR #D
RTR3D1 PosiTector RTR 3D1 Standard
RTR3D3 PosiTector RTR 3D3 Advanced
PRBRTR3D PosiTector RTR 3D Replica Tape Reader 3D Probe

 

Testex Press-O-Film Replica Tape

Testex Press-O-Film Replica Tape
50 pieces (impressions) per roll

Tape Grade Range Order Code
Coarse (C) 20 to 64 microns
0.8 to 2.5 mils
R-PRESS
X-Coarse (XC) 40 to 115 microns
1.5 to 4.5 mils
R-PRESSX

Optical Grade
Coarse (C)

20 to 64 microns
0.8 to 2.5 mils
R-PRESSOG
Optical Grade
X-Coarse (XC)
40 to 115 microns
1.5 to 4.5 mils
R-PRESSXOG
Certified PosiTector RTR Shim Set

Certified PosiTector RTR Shim Set
Order Code:
STDCSSRTR

Used to verify the accuracy and operation of PosiTector RTR and other spring micrometer replica tape readers. Ideal for fulfilling both ISO and in-house quality control requirements. Includes Certificate of Calibration traceable to PTB.

Accuracy: ±1.25 microns 

The shims, along with our calibration procedure, allow you to verify the height (H, HL) accuracy of PosiTector RTR instruments in-house

PosiTector RTR Check Shim

PosiTector RTR Check Shim
Order Code:
RTRCHKSHIM04

Used to check PosiTector RTR peak height accuracy (RTR-H and RTR-P). One check shim is included with each probe.

Stated thickness is adjusted for Replica Tape Offset Value.

PosiTector RTR Check Tape

PosiTector RTR Check Tape
Order Code:
RTRCHKTAPE04

Used to check the operation of PosiTector RTR-P peak density measurement (for use with the PosiTector RTR-P only).

One check tape is included with each RTR-P probe.

Cleaning Cards

Cleaning Cards
Order Code:
RTRCLEANCARD

Pre-moistened with isopropyl alcohol to clean residual adhesive and debris from the anvils helping to insure an accurate test.

Every PosiTector RTR ships with (5) cleaning cards. Additional cards are available (20 cards per pack).

Stainless Steel Burnishing Tool

Stainless Steel Burnishing Tool
Order Code:
RTRBURNISH

Round-end (Ø8 mm) rubbing tool to compress replica film on the blasted surface.

One burnish tool is included with each PosiTector RTR probe.

positector probes

PosiTector Probes

PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector 6000, 200, DPM, UTG, RTR and SPG probes easily converting from a coating thickness gage to a dew point meter, surface profile gage or wall thickness gage

ir printer

Bluetooth Printer receives data from Advanced models

  • Receives data via Bluetooth wireless technology.
  • Prints readings and statistical summary
  • Battery-operated
  • Light weight
  • One year Warranty
AC Power Cable AC Power Cable for continuous operation or battery charging

This kit supplies several alternate power solutions for your battery-operated PosiTector. They allow the gage to operate continuously without the need for batteries.

Use the cable alone to connect a PosiTector to your PCs built-in USB port that acts as a continuous power source. Or connect the cable to the included power adaptor which plugs into any AC wall electrical outlet, 110 or 220V.

A selection of electrical plugs is included which are capable of dealing with most countrys outlets.

PosiTector Case

PosiTector Case

Convenient hard shell case for carrying a PosiTector gage body and multiple probes - including any of the PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness probes, DPM Dew Point Meter probes, SPG Surface Profile probes, or UTG Ultrasonic Wall Thickness probes.

Case has compartments for Certificates of Calibration, instruction manuals and other accessories.

Protective Lens Shield

Protective Lens Shield

  • Pack of five thin plastic lens shields
  • Ideal for protecting the PosiTector display from paint overspray.

One lens shield is included with every PosiTector instrument

 

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