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The Surface Analyst's Unique Ability to Measure on Vertical Surfaces

Challenges often arise when verifying critical surface processes on the factory floor when measuring hard to reach areas and varying angles. The Surface Analyst conquers those challenges with the unique ability to measure on vertical surfaces, which include assembled parts and hard to reach spots. This allows for easier surface analysis on the factory floor.

This ability is possible because of patented Ballistic Deposition which deposits a pulsed stream of micro droplets with enough kinetic energy to overcome surface roughness and textures.

A few examples of the Surface Analyst’s ability to measure on vertical surfaces on the factory floor:

  • Airplane wings prior to bonding, painting, and repair
  • Canopy of jet fighters after cleaning
  • Wind turbine blades prior to bonded repair
  • Silkscreen bottles post flame treatment
  • Ship hulls prior to painting and bonding
  • Interior of automobile headlights prior to application of anti-fog coating
  • Windshield bond lines prior to sealing
  • Class A paint surface for decals applications and reapplications
  • Measuring appliances after metal cleaning and prior to power coating

The Surface Analyst boasts the ability to measure on virtually any surface including vertical, horizontal, rough, smooth, convex, concave, and reflective. BTG Labs delivers an instrument with the precision of a laboratory instrument combined with the accessibility of an assembly line tool.


To the right you can see a vertical inspection being done on an automotive part.



Learn more by reading BTG Labs' white paper that explains the effect rough surfaces have on Surface Analyst measurements.

Examine the case studies Verifying Surface Preparation Processes in Aircraft Assembly and Repair and Determining the Sweet Spot of Flame Treatment in Automotive Interior Parts.

Stay tuned for new additions to our video gallery of the Surface Analyst in action.