Few methods of measurement are perfectly proportional in their response to changes in the property they measure. This is true of replica tape. An averaging procedure applied to the "overlap region" between Coarse and X-Coarse grades of tape is used to compensate for this phenomenon when inspectors use a spring micrometer.
An alternative to spring micrometer measurement of replica tape thickness, the PosiTector RTR (Replica Tape Reader) combines height measurement with "linearization" to improve the accuracy and ease of use of the replica method.
Linearization is a technique used to insure uniform accuracy of measurement in many types of advanced sensors. Its use in connection with replica tape is described here.
Various methods of abrasive impact exist to clean steel surfaces prior to applying protective coatings. This paper examines replica tape as an effective source.
This paper reports on recent testing that compared numerous profiles with pull-off adhesion.
This paper evaluates methods used to measure surface profiles created by power tools. Particular focus is placed on the use of a digital replica tape reader