New Certified RTM Testex Digital Micrometer Released

Press released submitted on behalf of the Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. 

Paul N. Gardner USA, Columbia, Maryland, worldwide distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries announces its new offering, the RTM digital micrometer.

The Testex Digital Micrometer makes using Testex Replica Tape even easier. It is custom-designed to be the optimal tool for measuring replica tape and makes taking measurements and creating reports easier than ever. The micrometer measures in both microns and mils and has a bright, high-contrast digital color display with large numerals for easy viewing in bright or dark environments. It has built-in memory for up to 250 readings with on-screen statistics. You can view and download measurements on any computer using the included USB cable. No software required.

Simply select the appropriate replica tape grade to automatically apply the appropriate conversion factor and subtract the 50 µm (2 mils) backing thickness. In ‘Average mode’, the Micrometer prompts the user and averages two readings, in compliance with international standards. Less than 30 seconds are required for most replicas.

Complete testing kit available. Includes everything required to measure the surface profile using replica tape.

  • Measures in both Microns and Mils
  • Durable, all-metal housing
  • Digital color display
  • Built-in memory for up to 250 readings
  • Powered by a single AAA battery
  • Traceable Certificate of Calibration included
  • Compatible with PosiSoft software for archiving and reporting measurements
  • No software to install. USB drive mode retrieves data in .csv format
  • Made in USA

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About Paul N. Gardner Company (Gardco)
The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO) has its origin with the alliance of pioneer paint chemist Dr. Henry Alfred Gardner, Sr., Director of the Institute of Paint and Varnish Research in Washington, D.C. and his son Paul Norris Gardner in 1935 and the subsequent incorporation of the Henry A. Gardner Laboratory in Bethesda, Maryland. After his father retired Paul was named President and later Board Chairman until 1964, when he decided to retire. Maintaining contact with the industry, Paul formed the Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc., for the distribution and import and export of scientific instruments and laboratory equipment. A short time later he relocated the business to Pompano Beach, Florida. After his passing in 1995, Paul N. Gardner, Jr. assumed the Presidency of GARDCO, and his sister, Sandra Gardner Bride, later joined the company as the Vice President.

On July 1, 2019, the Paul N. Gardner Company became a part of the Altana family, as we were acquired by the Byk-Gardner / Altana Group.

Many of the GARDCO employees have been with the company for 20-30 years, and share the same principals of Appreciation, Openness, Empowerment, and Trust that are a major part of Altana’s vision. We are excited to be a part of such a successful global corporation that shares the same core values and industry standards that has made the Gardner name synonymous with quality for physical testing equipment.

We are confident that our combined strengths will provide new and innovative solutions to improve quality testing worldwide.