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About Portable Contact Angle Meter – Surface Analyst

The Surface Analyst™ 5001 is a hand-held non-destructive portable contact angle meters that equip manufacturers with the information they need to reliably predict whether adhesion and cleaning will be successful.

If you bond, paint, seal, coat print or clean, you probably experience problems getting what you apply to reliably stick to your surface.

The Surface Analyst, widely used in the Automotive, Aerospace, Medical Device Manufacturing, Packaging & Electronics industries works in a two second measurement cycle.   A small droplet of water is created on the surface from a pulsed stream of micro drops, with a single button operation the instrument  gives an immediate contact angle calculation or pass/fail indication from the drop diameter.  The results correlate directly to a material’s cleanliness and the potential to form a strong bond with an adhesive or coating.

SA5001 – The Surface Analyst™ 5001 features a flexible tether and a user-friendly Universal Inspection Head with built-in controls for single handed inspection, interchangeable inspection feet, LED lights and audible feedback – eliminating the need to view the device’s screen during a test. The instrument contains embedded software and various add-on features andoptions are available.

Features & Benefits

  • Surface Analyst 5001 on PCBFast: In less than two seconds you can determine if your parts are ready to bond, paint, seal, coat, print, or are clean.
  • Easy: Put the Surface Analyst into production on the factory floor with as little as 15 minutes of training.  The instrument allows users to inspect any material, multi-directional inspections can be performed on parts with complex geometries and the portable device is not tethered to either a computer or a tablet.  Featuring a user friendly Universal Inspection Head with built-in buttons, LED lights and audible feedback so there is no need to view the device’s screen during a test.
  • Accurate: A precise, repeatable measurement is delivered to the user; no subjectivity involved.  With a robust software that supplies precise surface analytical data, inspections can be conducted in complex and unpredictable manufacturing environments.
  • Non-destructive: The Surface Analyst uses 1.5mL of highly purified water to take a measurement, eliminating the potential for material contamination and making inspections completely harmless to users and the surface being tested.
  • Dynamic:  The instrument features advanced image analysis providing contact angle results that accurately represent the droplet’s interaction with the surface.

Software features

  • Secured login
  • Automatic logging of all test results
  • Multi-level security and automatic logging of all changes to the Surface Analyst settings


Surface Analyst 5001 HeadApplications:

  • Bonding
  • Sealing
  • Painting
  • Coating
  • Printing
  • Cleaning

Industries Served:

  • Film & Flexible Packaging
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Medical Devices
  • Consumer Goods
  • Electronics

Inspections On:

  • Composites
  • Metals
  • Polymers
  • Glass
  • Biological Surfaces
  • Certain Textiles
  • Ceramics
  • Flexible Film


Size (instrument only): 11.2 x 6.1 x 23.4cm
Weight of instrument: 0.5kg
Power: Battery Lithium Ion 7.4 VDC
Noise Emission Less than 70 db(A)
Fluid measurements: 1000 per cartridge
Cartridge Liquid HPLC-grade water
Battery: 2 hour charge cycle
Operation per charge: 5 hours of continuous operation
Inspection time: 2 seconds

All Downloads

Filename Size Download
Surface Analyst 5001 Brochure 0.77MB Download

Ordering Information

Part Number Description
85-SA5001-TU Surface Analyst 5001

Scope of Delivery: instrument, operating instructions, carrying case, charger, 2 batteries, 1 flash drive & 2 fluid cartridges (1 inside the instrument and 1 in the case)

Options: Custom accessories for hard to access surfaces available upon request

  • Last updated: June 2024
  • Version: 1.0

Statements, technical information and recommendations contained herein are based on tests we believe to be reliable but they are not to be construed in any manner as warrantees expressed or implied. The user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and the user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.