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Non-Contact Sheet Resistance Instrumentation

S3 Sheet resistance meter

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Non-Contact Eddy Current Resistivity Meter for Thick & Curved Materials

  • The smallest, simplest, most affordable high-precision non-contact sheet resistance sensor available
  • Non-contact measurement of Ohms/sq, Ohms-cm, resistivity, thickness, and more
  • Choose a sensor in one of four ranges, from .005 Ohms/sq to 100,000 Ohms/sq—add other sensors later
  • Reads any conductive coating—on even the thickest nonconductive substrates
  • Options include PC-based productivity software, stage, and more
  • Performance limited by "lift off" phenomenon—elevation of sensor above conductive layer must be carefully controlled

Four Ranges to Choose From

Up to 4.5 significant digits available, depending on instrument range:

Instrument Range Dynamic Range in Ohms/sq Significant Digits Available at Each Order of Magnitude
Low End High End 100k 10k 1k 100 10 1 .1 .01
X10 5.000 100,000 1 2 3 4 4.5
X1 .5000 10,000 1 2 3 4 4.5
÷10 .0500 1,000 1 2 3 4 4.5
÷100 .0050 100 1 2 3 4 4.5
Response rate 25 readings per second
Max web speed 1000 m/min
Reading drift with temperature Less than .25 % of max resolution per degree C
Gap size Gap between sensor and material can vary, but it must be carefully controlled
Minimum sample size 2.5 cm diameter circle
Spatial resolution 2 cm diameter circle
Maximum sample thickness Accommodates infinite non-conductive substrates
Reach in web Not applicable
Maximum web width (while reading entire sample) Not applicable
Display response time Programmable
  • Anti-static/conductive films
  • Antennas
  • Auto
  • Batteries
  • Decorative films/paper
  • Displays
  • Flex circuitry and flexible circuit boards
  • Galvanic coatings
  • Glass windows
  • Metalized capacitor foil
  • Metalized labels
  • Microwave susceptors
  • Packaging
  • Radar absorbent materials
  • Reflectors and reflective materials
  • Semiconductors
  • Solar
  • Transparent conducting film

Options and upgrades

All options and upgrades are available for purchase with the original unit and for at least one year after purchase.

  • PC based software upgrade:

    This configuration does not require software for operation; however, the user can upgrade to Delcom’s productivity software for at least one year after initial purchase. The software requires a PC running Windows XP or newer OS. Delcom's software is designed to make common tasks as fluid, intuitive, and easy as possible.

  • Additional sensors:

    The 873 interface module can accommodate up to three sensors. A user may want to purchase additional sensors in order to increase the range of the entire system or to make measurements at two or more physical locations.

  • S3 stage:

    The sensor is designed to be used without a stage. However, for applications requiring a high level of precision we recommend a stage. The stage will hold the elevation of the conductive layer in the sensor gap and allow for better XY positioning of the material under the sensor.

  • Optional computer:

    Delcom can source a laptop, desktop, tablet, or industrial touchpanel PC for customers, if needed.