Olympus Magna-mike 8600





Magna-Mike 8600

The Magna-Mike® 8600 is a portable thickness gauge 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.

New Features
  • Three new durable probe designs:
    –Straight, Right Angle, and Low-profile Articulating
  • Replaceable Wear Caps
    –Standard, Chisel tip, and Extended Wear (for 86PR-1 and 86PR-2 only)
  • Expanded target selection
    –3/16 and 1/4 in. magnetic target balls
    –0.045 in. (1.14 mm) 0.026 in. (0.66 mm) diameter wire target
  • Expanded thickness range up to 25.4 mm (1.00 in.)
  • Larger Color VGA display
  • RS-232, USB and VGA outputs
  • Fast Measurement update rate 60 Hz
  • Expanded alphanumeric data logger
  • Save and Recall stored calibration files
  • Ability to export file to MicroSD card in .txt and CSV formats
  • New accessory kits (Calibration kits)
    –Standard up to 9.1 mm (0.360 in.)
    –Extended range up to 25.4 mm (1 in.)
    –Disk kit
    –Wire target kit
    –Low-profile probe kit

Three New Probe Designs

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.

MagnaMike8600 caps
MagnaMike8600 caps
Removable Standard Wear Cap
MagnaMike8600 caps
Removable Extended Wear Cap
MagnaMike8600 caps
Removable Chisel Tip Wear Cap
Low-profile probe-8600
86PR-3 Low-profile
Articulating Probe

Measures from 0.001 mm (0.0001 in.) to 25.4mm (1 in.)

The Magna-Mike offers an expanded list of target options greatly extend its measurement capability.

Targets Min Thickness Max Thickness Accuracy 
Basic Calibration Multipoint
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%

Note: For 86PR-1 and 86PR-2 probes the Measurement Tolerance = [(accuracy x thickness) +0.0001 in. or 0.003 mm)], for 86PR-3 the Measurement Tolerance = [(accuracy x thickness) + (0.001 in. or 0.025 mm)]

Internal Alphanumeric Data Logger

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.

  • Single Send or File Send directly to an Excel spread sheet using WINXL
  • Send data to other SPC program
  • Both USB and RS-232 outputs
  • Export files to a removable MicroSD card in .txt and CSV formats
  • Generate on-board reports

Direct Interface to Excel Spread Sheets

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
WINXL interface program
General 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
Probes 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
Environmental Testing 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
Inputs/Outputs USB USB 2.0 peripheral port
RS-232 Yes
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)

Standard Inclusions

Select probe and stand (straight, right angle, or low-profile):

  • 86PR-1 (U8470020): Standard probe includes
    86PRS1 (U8771043): Two part probe stand
  • 86PR-2 (U8470028): Right angle probe includes
    86PRS (U8771044): Two-part right angle probe stand
  • 86PR-3s (Q7800004): Low-profile probe includes
    86PRS3 (Q7800006) and tow part low-profile probe stand
  • 86PC (U8801410): Probe cable for 86PR-1 and 86PR-2
  • WinXL (U8774010): Interface program to Excel

Select one from:

  • 86ACC-KIT (U8771068): Standard calibration kit,
    86ACC-ER-KIT (U8771069) Extended range calibration kit or
    86ACC-PR3-KIT (Q7800005) Low-profile calibration kit.
  • EP-MCA: External power supply with charger
  • 8600-MAN-CD (U8778535): CD with manual (all languages)
  • 600-TC (U8780294): Plastic carry case
  • Select one from:
  • 600-C-RS232-5 (U8780299): RS-232 cable
  • EPLTC-C-USB-A-6 (U8840031): USB cable

Standard inclusions may vary depending on your location. Contact your local distributor.

Optional Accessories

  • 86PR-3 (Q7800004): Low-profile articulting probe
  • 600-C-VGA-5 (U8780298): VGA output cable
  • 600-BAT-L-3 (U8051431): Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • 85FSW (U8780127): Remote footswitch
  • 86PR-2 (U8470028): Right angle probe
  • 86PRS2 (U8771044): Two-part probe stand for 86PR-2
  • 86PCC (U8780323): Coiled cable for 86PR-1 and 86PR-2
  • 86PR1-WC (U8780324): Replaceable wear cap for 86PR-1 and 86PR-2 probes
  • 86PR1-CWC (U8780326): Chisel tip wear cap for 86PR-1 and 86PR-2 probes
  • 86PR1-EWC (U8780344): Extended wear cap for 86PR-1 and 86PR-2 probes
  • 80TB1 (U8771030): Target balls 1.58 mm (1/16 in.)
  • 80TB2 (U8771031): Target balls 3.17 mm (1/8 in.)
  • 80TB3 (U8771032): Target balls 4.76 mm (3/16 in.)
  • 80TB4 (U8771033): Target balls 6.35 mm (1/4 in.)
  • 80TD1 (U8771034): Target disk Flat edge
  • 80TD2 (U8771035): Target disk V-edge
  • 86TBM3 (U8771039): Magnetic target balls 4.76 mm (3/16 in.)
  • 86TBM4 (U8771040): Magnetic target balls 6.35 mm (1/4 in.)
  • 86TW1 (U8771041): Wire target 1.14 mm (0.045 in.)
  • 86ACC-ER-KIT (U8771069): Extended calibration kit
  • 86ACC-W-KIT (U8771070): Wire target calibration kit
  • 86ACC-D-KIT (U8771071): Target disk calibration kit
  • 86ACC-PR3-KIT (Q7800005): Low-profile probe calibration kit
  • 80CAL-NIS (U8771011): NIST-traced calibration standards (set of six)


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