The BLADE APPLICATOR GAUGE
combines the accuracy of a "bird" type applicator with the ease of thumbscrew adjustability. It is specially designed to provide precise test samples of inks, paints, coatings and adhesives. The shape of the applicator blade is not a sharp knife edge, but a flat area. Through a shearing action only half the liquid is deposited on the test sample. The applicator lays down a wet film thickness which is nominally one-half the gap clearance.
To operate, loosen each knob, slide the calibrated plate to the desired gap setting, and retighten the knobs. Drawing the applicator across a pool of coating liquid allows the precise gap at the blade to produce a wet film of the required thickness.
Download Product Manual:
Universal Blade Applicator.pdf