Thickness Gauge, Plastic Film & Paper

Thickness Gauge, Plastic Film & Paper

Manufactured by Oakland Instruments

Robust economical profiling thickness gauge, for the plastic films, paper and folis industries

  • Manufactured in the USA to the highest standards
  • High resolution 0.1 micron. Accuracy 0.5 micron.
  • Standalone with inbuilt statistics or use with powerful software (optional)
  • Configurable to all leading standards whether ISO, BS ASTM, TAPPI etc.
  • Head size and downforce / test method can be specified at time of order
  • Results printer with onboard statistics print out (optional)
  • User selectable feed distances

Model MX-1210 profiling thickness gauge

Standalone or software driven thickness profiling couldn’t be easier.

The Model MX-1210 is fitted with a high precision LVDT sensor, contact foot and an isolated “C” frame assembly.

The MicroGauge will provide accurate measurement of caliper or thickness of paper, tissue, and plastic films.

Drive increments can be set for 25 mm to 150 mm steps (paper) or 3 mm to 75 mm steps (film) with other ranges available. Statistics are reported on the instruments display. The MX-1210 is fully compatible with the Oakland Instruments Model MX-1300 QC Software.

Designed to be rugged, reliable and ease-of-use, the MX-1210 can help solve the toughest thickness deviation problems.

MX-1300 Process Control Software

  • Powerful statistics
  • Graphical analysis of thickness data including high, low, average, standard deviation, and data count values.
  • Percent against average gauge
  • Polar Plots
  • Die variation for blow films
  • Fourier Analysis for extrusion line problem diagnosis and analysis

Some of the standards the instrument can be configured to.

Plastic Film

BS 2782-6 Methods of testing plastics. Dimensional properties. Determination of thickness by mechanical scanning of flexible sheet
DIN 53370 Testing of plastic films – Determination of the thickness by mechanical scanning
ISO 4593:1993 Plastics – Film and sheeting – Determination of thickness by mechanical scanning
ASTM D6988 Part B Standard Guide for Determination of Thickness of Part A OR B Plastic Film Test


DIN 1942 Self adhesive tapes. Measurement of thickness

Paper & Board

ISO 534Determination of thickness, density and specific volume
DIN 53105
BS EN 20534 Determination of thickness and apparent bulk density or apparent sheet density of paper and board
TAPPI T 411 Thickness of Paper and Paperboard (Soft Platen Method), Test Method T 551 om-06
FEFCO No 3 (standard of compliance)
ISO 3034 Corrugated fibreboard. Determination of single sheet thickness


BS EN 12625-3 : 2005 Tissue paper and tissue products. Determination of thickness, bulking thickness and apparent bulk density


ISO 5084 Determination of thickness of textiles and textile products
ASTM D5199 Determination of thickness of geosynthetics
ASTM D1777 Standard test method for thickness of textiles
ISO 2589 Leather. Physical and mechanical tests. Determination of thickness


ASTM F36-99 Standard test method for compressibility and recovery of gasket materials

Floor Coverings

EN428 Resilient floor coverings – Determination of overall thickness

Flexible Packaging

ASTM F2251 Standard Test Method for Thickness Measurement of Flexible Packaging Material


DIN EN 1942 Self adhesive tapes – Measurement of Thickness
ASTM D3652 Standard Test Method for Thickness of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

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