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Hall Effect Thickness Gauge measures from 0.0001 in. to 1 in.

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December 6, 2012 - Utilizing magnetic method, Magna-MikeĀ® 8600 makes thickness measurements on glass, composites, and non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, and titanium. Gauge offers straight and angled magnetic probes with replaceable wear caps, color LCD with full VGA resolution, and USB/RS-232/VGA outputs. Internal data logger stores more than 475,000 thickness readings in various file formats, while Micro SD card slot provides additional storage and data transfer.

Olympus

48 Woerd Ave., Waltham, MA, 02453, USA

Original Press Release

Olympus Introduces the Magna-Mike 8600 Advanced Hall Effect Thickness Gage

Press release date: December 4, 2012

Olympus NDT, a world leader in nondestructive testing technologies, is pleased to introduce the Magna-MikeĀ® 8600 Hall Effect Thickness Gage. This unique instrument is a portable thickness gage that utilizes a simple magnetic method to make reliable thickness measurements on nonferrous materials. Typical applications include thin-wall thickness measurements on blow molded plastic bottles, thermal-formed plastic trays, extruded tubing, and automotive tear seams. The Magna-Mike 8600 can also be used on glass and composites, and on any nonferrous metal (aluminum, brass, copper, titanium) with a thickness range from 0.001 mm up to 25.4 mm (0.0001 in. to 1 in.).

Measurements are extremely simple: a magnetic probe is 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. Material properties do not affect the accuracy of the measurement.

The Magna-Mike 8600 offers both straight and angled magnetic probes that feature replaceable wear caps to extend the probe’s durability and reduce replacement costs. An expanded assortment of magnetic and non-magnetic steel target balls, disks and wire targets makes the Magna-Mike 8600 the ideal instrument for applications with complex geometry where ultrasonic thickness measurements are difficult or impossible. Nondestructive measurement capabilities allow for pinpoint thickness readings in tight corners and grooves.

The color LCD display with full VGA resolution provides superior readability while a simple keypad makes it easy to access most important functions.

The Magna-Mike 8600 boasts powerful standard thickness measurement features such as minimum and maximum scan and a strip chart view feature. The unit comes standard with USB, RS-232, and VGA outputs.

The internal data logger for the Magna-Mike 8600 provides internal storage of thickness data of more than 475,000 thickness readings in various file formats; while a Micro SD card slot provides additional storage and data transfer. The 8600 can export data to the Micro SD card in CSV (Comma Separated Values) or text formats that can be copied or pasted into almost any windows program. The included WinXL interface program allows the Magna-Mike 8600 to send thickness reading directly to an Excel spread sheet.

About Olympus NDT
Olympus NDT is a world-leading manufacturer of innovative nondestructive testing instruments that are used in industrial and research applications ranging from aerospace, power generation, petrochemical, civil infrastructure, and automotive to consumer products. Leading-edge testing technologies include ultrasound, ultrasound phased array, eddy current, eddy current array and X-ray fluorescence. The Olympus NDT product lineup includes flaw detectors, thickness gages, in-line systems, automated systems, industrial scanners, analyzers, pulser-receivers, probes, transducers, and various accessories. Olympus NDT is also a distributor of remote visual inspection instruments and high-speed video cameras in the Americas. Olympus NDT is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, and has sales and service centers in all principal industrial locations worldwide.

For more information please contact:
Meindert Anderson
Corporate Manager, Marketing Communications
(1) 781-419-3562
meindert.anderson@olympusNDT.com
Web: www.olympus-ims.com
Magna Mike 8600: www.olympus-ims.com/en/magna-mike8600/

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