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QNix® 9500

The coating thickness gauge to measure the thickness of coating on metal

QNix® 9500 is recommended for heavy corrosion protection, industrial coating, as well as for surface finishing.

 


The coating thickness gauge to measure the thickness of coating on metal

  • QNix® 9500 HANDHELD
  • QNix® 9500 PROBE
  • QNix® 9500 SOFTWARE
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SAFETY BY PRECISION AND TRUENESS

For valid results in quality assurance
  • High measuring trueness over the entire range
  • Very high repeatability of measured results
  • Easy adjustment on rough, smooth or curved substrates

ROBUSTNESS AND RESISTANCE

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)
  • Operational temperature from -20 °C to +70 °C

TIME SAVING BY ERGONOMICS

Fast and fatigue proof work even with continuous use
  • Direct feedback from limit indicator in display and RGB-LED on the probe
  • Luminosity IPS-LCD24°, colour, 600 lm, reading angle 70°
  • Optimal readability of display even in direct sunlight, brightness can be adjusted automatically or manually
  • Flip display 0°, 90°, 180°, 170°
  • Large haptic keypad and low centre of gravity

FLEXIBILITY AND EXPANDABILITY

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

COMPREHENSIBILITY AND USER-FRIENDLINESS

Intuitive operation saving time and money
  • Easy adjustment
  • Intuitive menu guidance for the gauge and software, report by 3 clicks
  • Freely assignable key for individual fast access
  • Pre-configured standards

digital probe of our 3 probe generation

RGB-LED limit value display

QNix® 9500 with modular probe

maximum flexibility

The probe adaptor cable

quick change between integrated and cable probe

Extremely robust

for long and reliable use (IP65)
  • Stainless steel probe with dust protection membrane (IP65)
  • Resistant probe head with polished ruby
  • chemically resistant material to be cleaned with solvents (acetone, nitro dilution) - see also: How to clean the QNix® 9500 gauge?

QNix® 9500 measuring probe

even for small parts and those hard to be reached
  • precise measurings even on curvatures and an small parts
  • smallest curvature konvex Fe 6 mm, NFe 70 mm at 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® 9500 with integrated probe

an economic option
  • Probes available for QNix® 9500 integrated system - see: Which probes are available for the QNix® 9500?
  • The integrated system is available as Basic, Premium und Premium +
  • It is not possible to change the probe or to connect the handheld with a probe adaptor cable
  • o The RGB-LED display of limit values in the probe is not available

Report editor

quick and easy
  • Editing of individual report templates via drag-and-drop - see: How to create a report template by means of the QN9 software?
  • Including Logos, Photos of the measured part and of the last calibration certificate (digitally stored within the probe)
  • preconfiguration and free positioning of text, tables and graphic items

High Usability

intuitive, easy to understand
  • Browser based, independent of the current version of Windows
  • Graphical user interface

Live measuring

results are displayed in large numbers
  • Live measuring via QN9 software, even on a separate monitor
  • Limit value display on the monitor, the handheld and RGB-LED* in the probe (*only modular system)

Configuration of the gauge

comfortable and time saving
  • Creating jobs and areas individually named
  • Definition of limit values per job
  • Configuration of the settings for the system, display, limit values and probe

Get a report with 3 clicks

creating documentations very quickly

QNix® 9500 Product family

Basic functions
Basic functions Basic Premium Premium+
Colour LCD
Adjustable diplay resolution
Flip display 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° automatic or manual
Automatic brightness adjustment
Manual brightness adjustment
Acoustic measuring confirmation, adjustable sound
Change µm/mil
Battery replacement without loss of settings, date and time
Shows live statistics as values
Shows statistics as a graphic
Live measuring (measurement shown on PC)
Assign Hotkey Fix Start Just
Accurate measurement (delayed measurement when placed on surface) -
Activate measurement with button (adjustable) -
Pin protection -
Measuring
Measuring Basic Premium Premium+
Automatic substrate switch
Manual substrate switch
Combined measuring (Fe and NFe coating with one measurement) -
Measuring speed ≥ 120 ≥ 120 ≥ 120
Continuous measuring mode
Durability
Durability Basic Premium Premium+
Robust, fibre reinforced 5 piece casing
IP class IP65 IP65 IP65
Operation temperature -20 °C to 70 °C -20 °C to 70 °C -20 °C to 70 °C
Interface
Interface Basic Premium Premium+
USB
QN9-Software
Adjustment
Adjustment Basic Premium Premium+
Zero
1-point
2-point
Individual (adjustment freely configurable) -
Adjustment memory in device (10 adjustments) -
ISO 19840 Zero Offset - -
ISO 19840 2-Point - -
SSPC PA2 Zero Offset - -
SSPC PA2 2-Point - -
Memory
Basic functions Basic Premium Premium+
Switch from area to area -
Copy settings of jobs/areas -
Jobs 1 1 100
Areas per Job 1 100 100
Spots per Area 10.000 10.000 10.000
Total memory 10.000 1.000.000 2.000.000
Limits
Basic functions Basic Premium Premium+
Adjustable limits
Pass/fail warning of limit value with LED
Define limits for each area -
Switiching areas automatically -
Individuell -
ISO 19840 - -
SSPC PA2 (80/120) (level 1-5) - -
IMO PSPC (90/10) - -

QNix® 9500 FAQ's - Handheld

What is the difference between the QNix® 9500 modular and integrated system?

The QNix® 9500 product range contains a Basic, Premium und Premium+ version, each of them as an integrated and a modular probe version.

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.

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.

What is the difference between the QNix® 9500 premium and premium+ gauge?

The QNix® 9500 premium+ is characterized by its high storage capacity and the possibility to generate up to 100 jobs with 100 areas each. The QNix® 9500 premium allows 1 job with 100 areas maximum.

If you want to document extensive measuring tasks, the QNix® 9500 premium+ offers great advantages as you can create up to 100 jobs with 100 areas (subcategories) each. Each area is able to record up to 10,000 readings. These features offer a variety of possibilities to document your readings in the handheld and to evaluate them later on the PC.

Moreover, the QNix® premium+ provides these predesigned adjustment and limit settings:      

Adjustment settings Limit settings
ISO 19840 Zero Offset ISO 19840
ISO 19840 2-Point SSPC PA2 (80/120) (Level 1-5)
SSPC PA2 Zero Offset IMO PSPC (90/10)
SSPC PA2 2-Point

Tip:

Jobs and areas can be configured and individually named by means of the PC software. Transfer these configurations from the PC to the handheld.

Start the next area by a klick to the freely assignable Q-button on the handheld. 

Which system is the right one for my special requirements?

First of all, you have to decide whether your readings shall be documented and analyzed. If yes, then QNix® 9500 Premium or Premium+ is the best choice.

If you want to store your readings in different jobs in the gauge we recommend the QNix® 9500 Premium+ system.

See also: What is the difference between jobs (premium+) and areas?

Which scope of delivery do I receive?

The scope of delivery of QNix® 9500 differs depending on whether you ordered an integrated or modular version. Basic, premium and premium+ do not influence the scope of delivery.

The QNix® 9500 with integrated probe is delivered with:

• handheld QNix® 9500

• PC Software QN9

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

• test certificate

• operation manual

• USB cable

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

• plastic case for transport and storage

 

The QNix® 9500 with modular probe is delivered with:

• handheld QNix® 9500

• PC Software QN9

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

• operation manual

• USB cable

• 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® 9500 FAQ's - Probe

Which probes are available for the QNix® 9500?

The QNix® 9500 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® 9500:

Fe: 1,25 mm and 3 mm

Dual Fe/NFe:

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® 9500:

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

NFe: 3 mm and 5 mm

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® 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® 9500 are compatible with the QNix® 5500 modular gauge. 

How to use the probe adaptor cable?

The probe adaptor cable is to use with the QNix® 9500 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
Why does the probe contain a digital copy of the calibration certificate?

The digital copy of the actual calibration certificate, which is stored in the probe, can be included in a report via QN9 software.

See also: How to create a report template by means of the QN9 software?

QNix® 9500 FAQ's - Operation

How does the focal frame on the display work and which information is provided there?

The focal frame allows a quick navigation through the main information of the measuring process.

The lower part of the frame allows to switch between a graphic and a number based presentation of statistical data.

The reading area in the middle of the display allows to go through each reading of the temporarily saved measuring unit or either to go through the activated area. There, incorrect readings can be deleted.

Within the upper position of the focal frame you change, according to the gauge system, the different areas of a job. Matching the chosen area, the lower position shows the pairing statistical data and the middle position displays the respective readings.

How to navigate through the menu of the QNix® 9500 handheld

Navigation is intuitively designed. The menu shows 4 tabs with different menu entries. Have a look at the video and see, how easy it is to navigate.  

Tip: When you switch between different tabs, the handheld will remember your latest position in the submenu of the respective tab. This allows very quick settings.

How to set limit values
  1. Open the menu at the handheld
  2. Change to the red tab for limit and average values
  3. Choose limit type:
    • „No limits“ (limit and average values are deactivated)
    • „Simple limits“ (maximum, minimum, average, automatic range)
    • „Individual“
    • Limits according to ISO 19840, IMO PSPC or SSPC PA2 Level 1-5 (Premium+)
  4. E.g. activate „minimum“ and set the value for your minimal coating thickness allowed
How to create a job (Premium+)?
  1. Open the menu at the handheld
  2. Choose „New Job“
  3. Choose „New empty job“, to create a new job

Tip: Create job templates by means of the QN9 software and save them on the gauge. These job templates define your areas in advance, provide names and limits for a job as well as for every single area within a job.

How to create areas within a job (Premium+)?
  1. Open the menu at the handheld
  2. Change to the blue tab for jobs
  3. Choose a job
  4. Choose „New area“
  5. The area is created immediately
  6. Choose „Activate area “, to save your readings in this area, or return to the previous level in order to create more areas
How to make an adjustment?
  1. Open the menu at the handheld
  2. Change to the orange tab for adjustments
  3. Open „Settings“ and choose the mode of adjustment at the first menu item
    • „Zeroing“ (standardization of the gauge for your main substrate to zero)
    • „1-Point adjustment“ (adjustment by means of a calibration foil within the area of the coating thickness to be measured) 
    • „2- Point adjustment“ (adjustment by means of two calibration foils within the area of the coating thickness to be measured)
    • „Individual“ (adjustment by means of any number of calibration foils (1-5) within the area of the coating thickness to be measured)
    • Adjustment according to ISO 19840 or SSPC PA2 (premium+)
  4. Go back to the previous level where you can customize the adjustment (averaging while recording adjustment points or offset to compensate rough surfaces in case of a zero-point adjustment). Adjustments are preconfigured optimally.
  5. Go back for one level and run the adjustment with „Start“
What is the difference between jobs (premium+) and areas?

Areas are saved on the gauge and contain files with your readings and limit settings.

Jobs can be described as folders to store the areas.

Jobs allow to organize your measurement tasks e.g.:

  • Serial testing in the production
    • One job per order
    • One area in this job per inspection
  • Shipbuilding
    • One job per order
    • One area in this job per inspection
  • Multilayer systems
    • One job per object
    • One area per layer
How can I change the function of the assignable Q-button?
  1. Open the menu at the handheld
  2. Change to the green tab for settings
  3. Choose „System“
  4. Choose  „Softkey settings“
  5. Then choose your preferred setting of the Q-button

QNix® 9500 FAQ's - Functions

How does the limit value display work?

If you set up limit values, the integrated limit value display immediately shows any deviation: red LEDs illuminate the probe for measurements beyond your limits. Green glowing LEDs show a measurement within the limits. Deviations do not have to be checked by looking at the gauge.

Sie haben also die volle Kontrolle, ob eine Messung innerhalb Ihrer Grenzwerte liegt, ohne auf das Gerät schauen zu müssen.

Only available for QNix® 9500 integrated system.

How to clean the QNix® 9500 gauge?

It is best to clean the probe and device with a damp cloth. QNix® 9500 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 technology 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 be used with the QNix® 5500.

QNix® 9500 FAQ's - QN9 Software

How to install the QN9 software?

Connect the QNix® 9500 by means of the included USB cable with your PC. The gauge is recognized (like a USB stick) as a mass storage device. A drive „QNix® 9500“  is added in the file manager. Open the drive and copy the file „QN9500_Software“ to your PC. Run the file. There is no installation, the file only will be unzipped. Run the file „setFirewallRole4QN9“ in order to register the QN9 software in the virus scanner. Start the application with „Start_QNix9500“.

How to create a report template in 3 klicks by means of the QN9 software?

First of all please start the QN9 software on your PC, connect your handheld with the PC and synchronize it with the according software by klicking the button „Datei Sync“. Klick the quick menu tab „generate“ and this mask will open:

  1. Choose the respective job
  2. Choose a report template
  3. Klick create & save

Tip: How to create a report template by means of the QN9 software?

How to create a report template by means of the QN9 software?

Create a report template via drag-and-drop; the process is almost self-explanatory.

Tip: Having created one or more report templates, a report can be generated within 3 klicks. See also: How to generate a report within 3 klicks by means of the QN9 software?

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