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Geretsried, 08. 29. 2007

New universal testing instrument: byko-cut universal

BYK-Gardner, manufacturer of innovative measuring instruments for the quality control of paints and plastics, introduces the new byko-cut universal, the universal tool for film thickness measurement, adhesion test, indentation hardness test and visual inspection in one unit.

The new byko-cut distinguishes itself by its ergonomic design that makes handling easy. It answers laboratory requirements and is robust enough to be used on site. The byko-cut performs 4 different tests: 

  • Film thickness measurements on any substrate: steel, non-ferrous metal, plastics, wood
  • Adhesion tests by crosscut (ASTM + DIN)
  • Indentation hardness test (Buchholz) (ASTM + DIN)
  • Microscopic check for pores, cracks, blisters, flaking, intercoat adhesion


The new byko-cut universal includes new features which facilitate the operation: it simultaneously displays the µ (ISO) and mils (ASTM) scales. The exchange of cutters has become very easy with the revolving rotary head for up to 6 blades. A cut finder makes it easy to find the cut on the substrate. Guiding wheels assure a  smooth cutting. LED illumination reduces failures almost to zero.

More information is available from BYK-Gardner GmbH, P.O. Box 970, 82534 Geretsried, Germany: By fax: +49/8171/3493-140, the free service no. 0-800-gardner (0-800-4273637) or on the Internet at: Products / Physical Properties / Film Thickness / byko-cut universal.