Olympus Magna-Mike 8500 Precision Thickness Gage

Olympus Updated: 2007-09-11
Olympus Magna-Mike 8500 Precision Thickness Gage

Plastic Bottles
In applications such as plastic containers, the operator simply drops the small target ball inside the container. The magnetic probe held on the outsider of the container attracts the target ball.

When the operator scans 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.

Other Applications
The Magna-Mike 8500 is the ideal instrument for measuring difficult shapes and sizes. Nondestructive measurement capabilities allow for pinpoint thickness readings in tight corners and grooves down to a radius of 1/32". The Magna-Mike has been successfully integrated into quality control programs for glass and aluminum containers, aerospace composite parts, medical packaging, automotive panels, airbag tear seams, and other parts made from nonferrous materials.


• Minimum Mode continually displays lowest thickness readings
• Handheld and lightweight (2.1 lb.)
• Few keys for simple operation
• Backlight LCD with large numerals
• Fast thickness measurements up to 16 per second
• Finds minimum thickness in tight corners
• Easily measures center of large parts
• Accuracy not dependent upon shape or properties of test material
• Internal file-based datalogger stores up to 95,000 thickness readings