Gamma, X-ray, Laser Gauge Comparison

Thickness gauge technology for your application.

  AGT400-SPC Isotope Thickness Gauge AGT600-RM Laser Thickness Gauge AGT800-SPC Laser Thickness Gauge Competitive X-ray Thickness Gauge
Purchase Price
Low to Medium
Low
Low to Medium
High to Extremely High
Air Gap
2 – 12"
2"
2 – 12"
Varies
Measured Materials
Various Metals
All
All
Vary by kV
Alloy Sensitivity
Low
None
None
Varies
Thickness Range
.007 to .250" steel
.001 to .750" any material
.001 to .750" any material
Varies by kV
Width Range
4 to 96"
1 to 36"
4 to 96"
Varies by Brand
Scanning Capability
Yes
No
Yes
Varies by Brand
Strip Edge Proximity
~2"
Centerline Only
~1/4"
Varies by Brand
Passline Height Sensitivty
Medium
Low
Low
Low
Passline Angle Sensitivity
Medium
Medium
High to Low
Medium
Liquid on Material Sensitivity
Low
High
High
Low
Electronic Noise
High
Extermely Low
Extermely Low
Low
Response Time
Slow
Fast
Fast
Fast
Air Required For Installation
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Water Required For Installation
No
No
No
Yes
S.P.C. Reporting
Yes
No
Yes
Varies by Brand
Data Storage
Yes
No
Yes
Varies by Brand
Radiation Exposure Risk
Low
None
None
Medium
Federal Licensing Requirements
Yes
None
None
None
State Licensing Requirements
Vary by State
None
None
Vary by State
Leak Test Requirements
Vary by Country
None
None
None
Terrorism Risk
Possible
None
None
None
Reliability
High
High
High
Low
Maintenance Costs
Low
Low
Low
High
Repair Costs
Low
Low
Low
Very High
Disposal Hassle At End Of Life
High
None
None
None