Multigauge 5500 Waist

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.

Kit contents

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.

  • 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
Sound Velocity Range
From 1000 m/s to 8000 m/s (0.0394 in/µs to 0.3150 in/µs)
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”)
Measurement Mode
Multiple Echo
0.1 mm (0.005”) or 0.05 mm (0.002”)
± 0.1 mm (0.005”) or ± 0.05 mm (0.002”)
Red 4 character 7 segment LED
Coatings Range
Up to 6mm (Standard Mode)*; up to 20mm (Coating Plus+)*
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
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)