The Magna-Mike is a Hall Effect thickness gage that uses a magnetic probe to perform accurate measurements on nonferrous and thin materials such as plastic bottles.
The Magna-Mike® 8600 is a portable thickness gage that uses a simple magnetic method to make reliable and repeatable measurements on nonferrous materials. Operation of the Magna-Mike is very simple. Measurements are made when its magnetic probe is held or scanned on one side of the test material and a small target ball (or disk or wire) 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 target ball. The measurements are instantly displayed on the large color thickness display as an easy-to-read digital thickness reading.
The Magna-Mike is available with straight, right angle, and low-profile articulating magnetic probes. The 86PR-1 and 86PR-2 feature replacable wear cap to extend the probe's durability and reduce replacement costs.
Removable Standard Wear Cap
Removable Extended Wear Cap
Removable Chisel Tip Wear Cap
Low-profile Articulating Probe
The Magna-Mike offers an expanded list of target options greatly extend its measurement capability.
|Targets||Min Thickness||Max Thickness||Accuracy|
|86PR-1 and 86PR-2|
|1/16 in. (1.58 mm) ball (80TB1)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.080 in. (2.03 mm)||4%||3%|
|1/8 in. (3.17 mm) ball (80TB2)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.240 in. (6.1 mm)||4%||2%|
|3/16 in. (4.76 mm) ball (80TB3)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.360 in. (9.1 mm)||3%||1%|
|1/4 in. (6.35 mm) ball (80TB4)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.360 in. (9.1 mm)||3%||1%|
|3/16 in. (4.76 mm) magnetic ball (86TBM3)||0.160 in. (4.06 mm)||0.750 in. (19.05 mm)||3%||1%|
|1/4 in. (6.35 mm) magnetic ball (86TBM4)||0.160 in. (4.06 mm)||1.00 in. (25.4 mm)||3%||1%|
|0.500 in. (12.7 mm) flat disk (80TD1)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.360 in. (9.1 mm)||3%||2%|
|0.250 in. (6.35 mm) V-edge disk (80TD2)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.240 in. (6.0 mm)||3%||2%|
|0.045 in. (1.14 mm) dia. wire (86TW1)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.500 in. (12.7 mm)||3%||2%|
|0.026 in. (0.66 mm) dia. wire (86TW2)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.240 in. (6.1 mm)|
|New 86PR-3 Low-profile Articulating Probe|
|1/16 in. (1.58 mm) ball (80TB1)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.080 in. (2.0 mm)||4%||3%|
|1/8 in. (3.17 mm) ball (80TB2)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.160 in. (4.1 mm)||4%||2%|
|0.026 in. (0.66 mm) dia. wire (86TW2)||0.0001 in. (0.001 mm)||0.160 in. (4.1 mm)||3%||2%|
The Magna-Mike® has an extensive file-based alphanumeric data logger that is designed to easily store and transfer thickness readings.
You have the ability to store thickness readings in one of four standard file formats: Incremental, Sequential, Sequential with Custom Point and 2-D Grid.
The Magna-Mike 8600 has RS-232 and USB outputs that enable the instrument to directly send data to an Excel spread sheet. The included WINXL interface program enables you to single send or file send thickness readings.
WINXL interface program
|Overall dimension||236 mm x 167 mm x 70 mm|
(9.3 in. x 6.57 in. x 2.76 in.)
|Weight||1.68 kg (3.72 lb), including lithium-ion battery|
|Keypad||English, Japanese, Chinese, International|
|Languages||English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, Italian|
|Data storage||Onboard and removable 2 GB MicroSD card|
|Battery life (Optional)||16 h (lithium-ion)|
|Power requirements||AC Mains: 100 VAC to120 VAC, 200 VAC to 240 VAC|
|Display type||Full VGA (640 x 480 pixels) transflective color LCD|
|Display dimensions (W x H, Diag.)||117 mm x 89 mm, 146 mm|
(4.62 in. x 3.49 in., 5.76 in.)
|Min/Max capture mode||Captured at 60 Hz measurement rate|
|Display update rate||4, 8, 16 and 20 Hz|
|Alarm||High and Low alarms|
|Resolution||0.1 mm (0.01 in.), 0.01 mm (0.001 in.), 0.001 mm (0.0001 in.) (depending on thickness range)|
|Data logger||Internal file-based alphanumeric data logger|
|86PR-1||Standard straight probe 82.30 mm (3.24 in) long and 18.62 mm (0.733 in.) dia.|
|86PR-2||Right angle probe head 58.84 mm x 18.62 mm, length 178.57 mm (2.32 in. x 0.733 in. dia.,length 7.030 in.)|
|86PR-3||Low-profile articulating probe 241.3 mm (9.5 in.) long|
|Vibration||MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6, Procedure I|
|Drop||MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure IV|
|Shock||MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6|
|Designed for IP67||Yes|
|USB||USB 2.0 peripheral port|
|Memory card||Maximum capacity: 2 GB removable MicroSD memory card|
|Video output||VGA output standard|
|Foot switch (optional)||Programmable (Save, Send, Meas or Q-Cal)|
|Operation temperature||-10 °C to 50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F)|
Select probe and stand (straight, right angle, or low-profile):
Select one from:
Standard inclusions may vary depending on your location. Contact your local distributor.
*All specifications are subject to change without notice.
In applications such as plastic containers, simply drop the small target ball inside the container. The magnetic probe held on the outside of the container attracts the target ball. When scanning the probe along the surface or critical corners, the small steel target ball will follow. In the Minimum Mode feature, the gage continually displays both the actual thickness and the lowest thickness reading.
The standard probe along with one of the two target disks and a replaceable chisel wear cap makes the Magna-Mike 8600 ideally suited for most automotive tear seam applications where measurements need to made in a thin channel or groove.
The Magna-Mike has been successfully integrated into quality control programs to measure aerospace parts made of composites and nonferrous materials. The wire targets can be inserted into cooling holes in turbine blades and the larger magnetic target balls can be used to measure jet engine parts up to 25.4 mm (1.00 in.) thick.
Measurement of a 24.1 mm (0.950 in.) aerospace casting
Measurement of a turbine blade using the wire target