UPA serves the electrical and electronics industries, which require precise and rapid measurement of coating thickness on products ranging from low voltage systems to power grid components. Coating thickness is critical for quality control in industrial power and electronic component sectors, where coatings protect copper surfaces and ensure good electrical contact.
Fastener products (e.g., nails, screws, bolts, etc.) are coated to protect against corrosion. The thickness of corrosion resistant coatings (e.g., Zinc, Zinc-Nickel, Tin-Zinc, Cadmium ) impacts how long the fasteners can resist corrosion and requires measurement to meet relevant quality standards and specifications.
Automotive windshields are attached to vehicles with primer and adhesive. It’s critical that the correct thickness of primer is applied to ensure a safe and secure window installation. UPA provides instruments that are trusted by the largest auto glass companies in the world for measuring primer thickness.
We provide multiple technologies and devices for the accurate measurement of oils and dry lubes on metal substrates, which is critical to the metal forming and stamping industries. It’s important to measure the thickness of lubricants applied to aluminum and steel. By knowing and controlling lubricant thickness, tool life can be optimized, scrap and waste reduced and overall product quality improved.