TRITEX Multigauge 5500 Metal Thickness Tester


  • Ignores coatings up to 6mm thick using multiple echo and up to 20 mm with Coating Plus+ selected
  • Automatic Measurement Verification (AMVS)
  • Intelligent Probe Recognition (IPR)
  • Ideal for rope access applications
  • Easy to use
  • Large LED display for good visibility in low light conditions
  • Easy calibration with menu driven buttons
  • Rugged, durable and robust
  • Designed for hands free use
  • No zeroing required


The Multigauge 5500 metal thickness tester has been designed for hands free use when climbing on staging, scaffolding, ladders or when accessing by rope. Whether it’s onboard a ship, on large storage tanks, climbing on top of a road tanker or carrying out inspections underneath a bridge, the 5500 will measure the thickness with ease.  The gauge uses multiple echo to ignore coatings up to 6mm thick. It can be mounted onto a waist belt or chest harness when using rope access. The top display ensures the measurements are clearly visible, even in difficult gauging and lighting conditions. A protective leather case is also available.

All gauges are supplied with a 13mm 2.25MHz probe (3 – 250mm measuring range) unless otherwise stated. Other probe options are available. Please contact us for further information.


Sound Velocity Range: From 1000 m/s to 8000 m/s (0.0394 in/µs to 0.3150 in/µs)
Probes: Single crystal soft faced – 2.25 MHz, 3.5 MHz & 5 MHz
Measurement Range: 1 – 250 mm (0.04” – 10”) depending on probe used
Probe Sizes: 6 mm (0.25”), 13 mm (0.5”) & 19 mm (0.75”)
Resolution: 0.1 mm (0.005”) or 0.05 mm (0.002”)
Accuracy: ± 0.1 mm (0.005”) or ± 0.05 mm (0.002”)
Display: Red 4 character 7 segment LED
Coatings Range: Up to 6mm (Standard Mode)*; up to 20mm (Coating Plus+)*
Batteries: 3 x disposable ‘AA’ alkaline batteries or rechargeable NiMH / NiCD
Battery Life: Up to 50 hours continuous use using alkaline batteries
Gauge Dimensions: 147 mm x 90 mm x 28 mm (5.75” X 3.5” X 1”)
Gauge Weight: 320 g (11.3 ounces) including batteries
Environmental: Case rated to IP65, RoHS and WEEE compliant
Operating Temp: -10°C to +50°C (14°F to 122°F)
Storage Temp: -10°C to +60°C (14°F to 140°F)


Multigauge 5500 metal thickness tester, probe, probe lead, spare membranes, membrane oil, ultrasonic gel, 15mm test block, membrane key, batteries, manual, calibration certificate, carry case, belt clip.


Protective leather case.

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