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QNix® 5500

The coating thickness gauge – focusing on the essential aspects

QNix® 5500 is recommended in heavy corrosion protection, industrial coating and in vehicle evaluation


QNix 5500 in detail

  • QNix® 5500 HAND HELD
  • QNix® 5500 PROBE


For valid results in quality assurance
  • High measuring trueness over the entire range
  • High repeatability of measured results
  • Temperature compensation directly in the sensor


For long and reliable use, even under harsh conditions
  • Fibreglass reinforced, 5 piece casing with IP65 dust and splash water protection
  • Three layer protection to absorb shocks
  • LCD glass providing resistance against scratches and chemicals (Level H6)
  • Stainless steel probe with dust protection membrane (IP65)


Fast working progress for fatigue-proof continuous use
  • Luminosity IPS-LCD, 2“, colour, 600 lm, reading angle 70°
  • Low centre of gravity with large contact surface for precise measuring
  • Automatic flip display 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°


Future-proof by changeable probes
  • Gauge body suitable for Fe-, NFe- and dual-probes
  • Integrated probe and cable probe available in one device
  • Increased readiness for use by quick change of probes

QNix® 5500 with modular probe

maximum flexibility

Probe adaptor cable

quick change from integrated probe to cable probe

A digital probe – 3rd generation

RGB-LED limit value display

Extremely robust

for long and reliable use (IP65)
  • Stainless steel probes with a protective membrane IP65 dust protection
  • Resistant measuring head with polished ruby
  • chemically resistant material to clean with solvents (acetone, nitro dilution) - see also: How to clean the QNix® 5500?

Small QNix® 5500 probe

even for narrow and measuring places that are hard to reach
  • Precise measuring, even on curvatures and very small pieces
  • Smallest curvature convex Fe 6 mm, NFe 70 mm with zero point adjustment (standardization to zero)
  • Minimum thickness of the base metal Fe: 0,2 mm, NFe: 0,05 mm
  • smallest measuring surface 14,5 mm
  • weight 11,9 g

QNix® 5500 with integrated probe

an economic option

Der Reporteditor

schnell und unkompliziert zum Report
  • Erstellung von individuellen Reportvorlagen per Drag-and-drop - siehe auch: Wie erstelle ich eine Reportvorlage mit der QN9-Software?
  • Einbinden von Logos, Fotos des Messobjektes und der letzten Kalibrierzertifikates (befindet sich digital auf der Sonde)
  • Vorkonfigurierte und frei positionierbare Text-, Tabellen- und Grafikbausteine

Hohe Usability

intuitiv erfassbar, leicht verständlich
  • Browserbasiert und unabhängig von der vorliegenden Windows-Version
  • Grafische Benutzeroberfläche

Live Messung

Messergebnisse groß aufzeigen
  • Live Messung über die QN9-Software, auch auf separatem Monitor möglich
  • Grenzwertanzeige auf dem Monitor, dem Handgerät und der RGB-LED* an der Sonde (*nur bei modularer Handgeräte-Variante)

Report in 3 Klicks

Zeitersparnis in der Dokumentation
  • o Die integrierte, leistungsstarke Statistikfunktionen ermöglicht eine Auswertung Ihre Messungen mit nur drei Klicks - siehe auch: Wie erstelle ich mit der QN9-Software einen Report in 3-Klicks?


komfortabel und zeitsparend
  • Anlegen von Jobs und Areas mit individueller Benennung
  • Festlegen von Grenzwerteinstellungen je Job
  • Konfiguration der System-, Anzeigen-, Grenzwert- und Sonden-Einstellungen

QNix® 5500 FAQ's - Handheld

What is the difference between the QNix® 5500 modular and the integrated system?

The QNix® 5500 product range contains an integrated and a modular system.

The integrated system  has a permanently installed probe which cannot be removed. It is not possible to change the probe or to connect the handheld with an adaptor cable.

The modular device enables you to take the probe off the handheld, thus to change the probe or to connect the adaptor cable. The probe range of the modular device is wider.

Tip: The integrated device can be identified with its black probe cover, the modular device has a grey probe holder.

The probe range of the modular device is wider.

Is a probe included in the modular version?

No, the delivery package does not include a probe, it has to be ordered additionally. Usually, the matching probe is part of the order.

Tip: Without a probe, measurements cannot be performed.

Which scope of delivery do I receive?

The scope of delivery of QNix® 5500 differs depending on whether you ordered an integrated or a modular system.

The QNix® 5500 with integrated probe is delivered with:

• Handheld QNix® 5500

• Fe- and NFe reference plate as well as two test foils

• test certificate

• operation manual

• 2 Mignon batteries 1,5 V (AA) alkaline

• plastic case for transport and storage

The QNix® 5500 with modular probe is delivered with:

• Handheld QNix® 5500

• Fe- and NFe reference plate as well as two test foils

  • operation manual
  • probe adaptor cable for extending the probe

• probe holder

• 2 Mignon batteries 1,5 V (AA) alkaline

• plastic case for transport and storage

If a probe is ordered together with the modular system these components are additionally supplied with

• measuring probe

• test certificate for measuring probe

QNix® 5500 FAQ's - Measuring probe

Which probes are available for the QNix® 5500?

The QNix® 5500 standard probes differ with respect to their measuring range as well as to the substrate to be measured on. Fe-probes are suitable for measurements on steel and iron, NFe- probes on non-ferrous materials and dual probes can do both.  

You can choose from these Fe- and dual standard probes for the integrated QNix® 5500:

Measuring range Fe: 1,25 mm and 3 mm

Dual Fe/NFe measuring ranges:

Fe NFe
1,25 mm 1,25 mm
3 mm 3 mm

You can choose from these Fe- and dual standard probes for the modular QNix® 5500:

Measuring ranges Fe: 1,25 mm, 3 mm and 5 mm

Measuring ranges NFe: 3 mm and 5 mm

Measuring ranges Dual Fe/NFe:

Fe NFe
1,25 mm 1,25 mm
3 mm 3 mm
3 mm 5 mm
5 mm 5 mm
How to change the probes of the QNix® 5500 modular system?

Turn the probe to the left to open it. Pull the probe together with the probe holder out of the handheld.

Install the new probe together with its holder or either the adaptor cable in the handheld and close it by turning it to the right.

Tip: All standard probes of the QNix® 5500 are compatible with the QNix® 9500 modular gauge. 

How to use the probe adaptor cable?

The probe adaptor cable is to use with the QNix® 5500 modular system.

  1. Take probe and probe holder out off the handheld or the plastic case
  2. Screw the probe together with the probe holder in the adaptor cable
  3. Connect the cable with the handheld

QNix® 5500 FAQ's - Mode of operation

How to make a zero point adjustment

Just press the Q-button and put the device on place.

QNix® 5500 FAQ's - Functions

How to clean the QNix® 5500 gauge?

It is best to clean the probe and device with a damp cloth. QNix® 5500 gauge and standard probes are chemically resistant against acetone (except soft rubber parts like keys and shock absorbing frame), nitro dilution and ethanol. 

Is the measuring technology dependent on the handheld?

The measuring technnology is installed in the fully digital probe. Thus, the accuracy and trueness of a measurement does not depend on the respective handheld.

QNix® engineers rely on fully digital probes since 3 probe generations. Moreover, the engineers succeeded in developing a very small digital probe.

Tip: All interchangeable standard probes of the modular system can also be used with the QNix® 9500.

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