World-leading specialist in non-destructive testing technologies, Olympus NDT introduces the Magna-Mike 8600 Hall Effect thickness gauge designed for accurate measurement of the thickness of thin-walled items such as blow-moulded plastic bottles.
 
The Magna-Mike 8600 is a portable thickness gauge that utilises a magnetic method to make reliable thickness measurements on non-ferrous materials. The high versatile magnetic thickness gauges can be used in a wide range of applications including measurements of thermoformed plastic trays, extruded tubing and automotive tear seams in addition to glass and composites, as well as any non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, brass, copper and titanium with a thickness range from 0.001mm to 25.4mm.
 
The Magna-Mike 8600 is also ideal for applications with complex geometry where ultrasonic thickness measurements are difficult or impossible.
 
The Magna-Mike 8600 magnetic thickness gauge offers simple operation with the magnetic probe held or scanned on one side of the test material while a small target ball is placed on the opposite side or dropped inside a container. The probe's Hall Effect sensor measures the distance between the probe tip and the target ball, which is instantly displayed as an easy-to-read digital thickness reading.
 
Key features of Magna-Mike 8600 magnetic thickness gauge:

  • Straight and angled magnetic probes with replaceable wear caps increase durability and reduce replacement costs
  • Expanded assortment of magnetic and non-magnetic steel target balls, discs and wire targets
  • Non-destructive measurement capabilities allow for pinpoint thickness readings in tight corners and grooves
  • Powerful standard thickness measurement functions such as minimum and maximum scan, and strip chart view
  • Colour LCD display with full VGA resolution provides superior readability
  • Simple keypad makes it easy to access important functions
  • USB, RS-232, and VGA outputs for connection to external displays
  • Internal data logger provides onboard storage of thickness data of more than 475,000 thickness readings in various file formats
  • MicroSD card slot for additional storage and data
  • WinXL interface program included to allow thickness readings to be sent directly to an Excel spreadsheet
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