The Starr CTR-1000i digital coating thickness gauge suits users that require a dry film thickness gauge, (also known as DFT gauge) that can measure a coating on a metallic substrate that is either ferrous or non ferrous.


The CTR-1000i has an integrated sensor, making it possible for single-handed testing.  

The backlit LCD screen displays the result, the minimum, maximum and average results.  

A set of 5 reference films as well as a steel and aluminium plate for zero calibration. 

It is commonly used in the automotive industry to measure the coating thickness of paint on steel and aluminium panels.  Other uses include measuring the thickness of other coatings such as:

  • Anodising on aluminium
  • Galvanising on steel
  • Chrome on hydraulic cylinder and rods
  • Powder coating
  • Intumescent fire resistive coatings

The reason for measuring thickness is for maintaining quality assurance and cost control.  If a coating is too thick, extra money is spent on the coating material.  If a coating is too thin, it is not providing the protection it should, which can leave the product exposed to the possibility of damage.


* Please note this gauge is NOT suitable for testing epoxy waterproofing membranes.



• Integrated probe for easy use
• Statistics Capture (Min./ Max./ Avg.)
• Dual integrated Fe and NFe sensors
• Internal memory recall (99 records)
• Backlit LCD


 F Type

(Magnetic Induction) Iron/Steel base

Measure the thickness of non-magnetic coatings on magnetic substrates Galvanizing, lacquer, porcelain enamel, phosphide, copper, aluminium, alloy, paper etc. Applied to steel, iron, etc

 NF Type

(Eddy Current)
Aluminium base

Measure the thickness of non-conductive coatings on non-magnetic metals

Anodizing, varnish, paint, enamel, plastic coatings, powder, etc. Applied to aluminum, brass, non-magnetic S/S, etc

Resolution 0.1µm (up to 99µm), 1µm above 99µm
Measuring Range 0 to 1250µm (0 to 50 mil)
Backlight Yes
Memory 99 Groups
Display LCD
Power 2 x AAA 1.5V Batteries
Substrate Fe / NFe metal
Reference Films Set of 4 included
Download the User Operating Manual here


SKU CTR-1000i
Model # CTR1000i
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.220m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.180m
Shipping Cubic 0.003960000m3

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