Thickness Tester – Magna Mike 8600


Improved features! Portable thickness gauge for nonferrous metals.

The ideal instrument for measuring thin materials, difficult shapes and sizes.


Packaging and beverage industry for preforms and bottles

Quality control of glass and aluminium containers, aerospace composite parts, medical packaging, automotive panels, airbag tear seams, and other parts made from nonferrous materials.


How it works:

Operation of the Magna-Mike is very simple. Measurements are made when its magnetic probe is held on one side of the test material and a small steel target ball is placed on the opposite side. A Hall-effect sensor built in the probe measures the distance between the probe tip and target ball. The measurement is instantly displayed as an easy-to-read digital thickness reading.

In applications such as plastic bottles, the operator simply drops the small target ball inside the container. The magnetic probe held on the outside 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 gauge continually displays both the actual thickness and the lowest thickness reading.


  • Two new durable probe designs – straight and right angles
  • Replaceable wear caps to extend durability – standard, chisel tip and extended wear
  • Expanded target selection – 4.76 and 6.35 mm magnetic target balls and wire target
  • Expanded thickness range up to 2.54 mm
  • Larger colour VGA display
  • RS232, USB and VGA outputs
  • Direct interface to Excell spreadsheets
  • Fast measurement update rate 60 Hz
  • Programmable instrument lock with password
  • Designed for IP67 rating
  • Expanded alphanumeric data logger
  • Save and recall stored calibration files
  • New bench style case with improved gauge stand


Magna-Mike 8600 offers an expanded list of target options (six different target balls, two target discs and a wire target) to extend the measurement capacity. It now measures from 0.001 mm to 25.4 mm.

Targets Min. Thickness Max. Thickness Accuracy
Basic Calibration Multipoint
1.58 mm ball 0.001 mm 2.03 mm 4 % 3%
3.17 mm ball 0.001 mm 6.1 mm 4 % 2%
4.76 mm ball 0.001 mm 9.1 mm 3% 1%
6.35 mm ball 0.001 mm 9.1 mm 3 % 1%
4.76 mm magnetic ball New 4.06 mm 19.05 mm 3 % 1%
6.35 mm magnetic ball New 4.06 mm 25.4 mm 3 % 1%
12.7 mm flat disc 0.001 mm 9.1 mm 3% 2%
6.35 mm V-edge disc 0.001 mm 6.1 mm 3% 2%
1.14 mm diameter wire New 0.001 mm 12.7 mm 3% 2%
0.66 mm diameter wire New 0.001 mm 6.1 mm 3% 2%

NOTE: Measurement tolerance = ± [(accuracy x thickness) + 0.003 mm]


Target Ball Diameter Thickness Range
(with standard probe)
Callibrated Accuracy
1.590 mm 0.001 to 2.286 mm approx. 3%*
3.180 mm 0.001 to 4.570 mm approx. 2%*
4.760 mm 0.001 to 6.350 mm approx. 1%*
* Accuracy depends on the thickness range. For detailed specifications, refer to the user’s manual.



Resolution 0.1 mm, 0.01 mm , 0.001 mm (depending on thickness range)
Display Full VGA (640 x 480 pixels) transflective colour LCD
Min / Max Capture mode captured at 60 Hz measurement rate
Display update rate 4, 8, 16 and 20 Hz
Data storage onboard and removable 2 GB MicroSD card
Data logger internal file based alphanumeric data logger
Alarm mode high and low alarms
Power requirements AC mains: 100 VAC to 120 VAC, 200 VAC to 240 VAC
Battery life (optional) 16 h (lithium ion)
Display units inches or millimeters

English, Japanese, Chinese, International

Display languages English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, Italian
(W x D x H)
236 mm x 167 mm x 70 mm
Weight 1.68 kg, including lithium-ion battery



Vibration MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6, Procedure 1
Drop MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure IV
Shock MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure I
Designed for IP67 Yes



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


Delivery Content:

  • 86 PR-1 Standard probe or 86PR-2 right angle probe
  • Two-part probe stand for the 86 PR-1 or 86PRS-2 two-part right angle probe stand
  • Probe cable for 86PR-1 and 86PR-2
  • WinXL Excel-based interface programme
  • 86-ACC Standard calibration kit or 86ACC-ER-KIT Extended range calibration kit
  • External power supply with charger
  • User’s manual CD
  • Plastic carry case

NOTE: RS-232 I OR USB cable, advise which one you prefer

For your convenience, many of these and other accessories are available for individual purchase. Please enquire and we will send you a list of accessories.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Thickness Tester – Magna Mike 8600”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *