How to Use Glass Thickness Meter?

From:Linshang Time:2020/05/22 10:00:00 Browse:170

Glass is relatively common in life and industry, such as door and window glass, curtain wall glass, tempered glass, etc. Generally, in order to detect whether the glass meet the standard, a glass thickness meter is generally used to detect whether the glass thickness meets the standard. This article will give you a brief introduction to the glass thickness meter.

I. Glass thickness meter introduction

A glass thickness meter is an instrument that uses the optical reflection principle to measure the glass thickness on one side of the glass. The biggest difference between a glass thickness meter and a traditional glass thickness measuring tool (such as a scale) is that it can measure occasions where the scale cannot or is not easy to measure. Some glass thickness meters that can also measure insulating glass or installed glass. Different glass thickness meters on the market can be used to measure the thickness of different types of glass. Users can choose according to their needs.

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LS200 glass thickness meter test single layer glass
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LS201 glass thickness meter test insulating glass

II. Why measure the glass thickness?

For various types of glass, the country has a set of safety glass thickness regulations. Some of the regulations for tempered glass, laminated glass, framed flat glass, ultra-white float glass, vacuum glass are as follows: the nominal thickness (mm) of the glass is generally 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, corresponding to the maximum. The area used is (m2) 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9. The details are as follows:

Glass Glass thickness(mm) Maximum allowable area(m²)
Tempered glass 4 2.0
Tempered glass 5 3.0
Tempered glass 6 4.0
Laminated glass 6.38、6.76、6.52 3.0
Laminated glass 8.38、8.76、9.52 5.0
Laminated glass 10.38、10.76、1152 7.0
Ultra white float glass,
vacuum glass
3 0.1
Ultra white float glass,
vacuum glass
4 0.3
Ultra white float glass,
vacuum glass
5 0.5

Now that there are thickness standards for different types of glass, a glass thickness meter is needed to detect the glass thickness. If the glass thickness does not meet the relevant thickness standards, there may be certain safety risks.

III. Glass thickness measuring method

1. Common methods for measuring glass thickness

There are many ways to measure the glass thickness. General glass thickness measuring tools or vernier calipers can be used to measure the glass thickness, but this tool has certain limitations. This tool can only be used to measure the glass or the single glass that has not been installed. But for curtain wall glass, installed doors and windows glass, insulating glass, etc. can not be effectively measured.

At this time, we need to use a glass thickness meter to measure. Linshang LS201 and LS200 glass thickness meters can measure the glass thickness on single side. The instrument uses the laser reflection principle, which can use light to refract and reflect at the junction of different media to measure the glass and air layer thickness.

2. LS200 glass thickness meter measure glass thickness

● Dimensions: 160mm * 55mm * 25mm (L*W*H)
● Measurement accuracy: ± 0.5mm
● Range: glass thickness 70mm, air interlayer 34mm
● Weight: 250g
● Battery: Standard 2032 button battery
Price: $220
Model: LS200
● Dimensions: 130mm * 72mm * 33mm (L*W*H)
● Measurement accuracy: ± 0.1mm
● Range: glass thickness 70mm, air interlayer 45mm
● Weight: 330g
● Battery: 4 AAA alkaline dry batteries
● Display: 240 * 160 dot matrix LCD
Price: $485
Model: LS201

3. Linshang glass thickness meter features

(1) LS200 glass thickness meter features

  1. Use laser reflection and measure glass thickness on single side.

  2. The LS200 glass thickness meter can be used to measure insulating glass and can simultaneously measure the thickness of the air interlayer and glass.

  3. Large measuring range, air interlayer can measure 34mm, glass thickness can measure 70mm.

  4. The instrument has fast measurement speed and simple operation. This glass thickness meter is exquisite, compact, energy saving and environmental protection.

  5. The LS200 glass thickness meter has a wide range of applications. It can be used for quality inspection, supervision, teaching, production and other occasions.

(2) LS201 digital glass thickness meter features

  1. The instrument can display (switch) in Chinese and English.

  2. Non-destructive testing of glass thickness and laser reflection principle can be used to measure glass thickness on single side.

  3. Fast measurement speed, high measurement accuracy which can reach 0.1mm.

  4. The instrument has a wide range of applications. This glass thickness meter can be used to measure various glass materials such as double glazed units, triple glazed units, laminated glass, etc.

  5. You can set the corresponding parameters according to your needs to get accurate measurement data.

IV. Glass thickness meter operation method

(1) How to use the LS200 glass thickness meter?

  1. Place the instrument on the glass and press the red button to start measurement

  2. The scale light bar will be displayed on the instrument, the scale data above is the glass thickness (single layer glass)

  3. Measure the insulating glass, place the instrument on the insulating glass. There will be four scale light bars on the scale. The four scale light bars correspond to three spatial distances. These three distances are the thickness of glass, air layer and glass, respectively.

(2) How to use LS201 glass thickness meter?

  1. Long press the power button to enter the selection interface in the off state.

  2. Short press the middle selection button to select Chinese or English. 

  3. After selection, short press the power button to confirm.

  4. The glass thickness meter enters the historical data query interface. The instrument has auto measurement mode and and manual measurement mode (auto mode is default)

  5. Place the instrument on the glass to be measured and press the measure button. The measurement results can be displayed. The 1 and 2 below the instrument represent two kinds of measurement results.

For specific operation method, you can refer to the following video.

LS200 glass thickness meter operation

LS201 glass thickness meter operation