QNix® 8500

Our most flexible coating thickness gauge with interchangeable probes for many areas of application and requirements

QNix® 8500 is our recommendation for Industrial painting, Surface finishing and Heavy-duty corrosion protection

 


A coating thickness gauge for every area of application

The QNix® 8500 is our modular coating thickness gauge with measured value memory, statistics functionalities, software evaluation and interchangeable probes. It is suitable for almost every area of application in coating thickness measurement and is very robust. If you use the QNix® 8500, you also benefit from easy operation and of course from precise and quick measurement results.

Your requirements

Do you need a flexible coating thickness gauge which you can use to perform various coating thickness measurements and which you can subsequently adapt to various tasks? Do you want to document the measured coating thickness so it is transparent in the long term as part of internal quality assurance or owing to customer specifications?

Then the QNix® 8500 is the right device for you. It lets you take measurements on steel, iron (Fe) and non-ferrous metals (NFe) like aluminium, zinc, copper and brass. The QNix® 8500 also helps you with special measurement requirements and gives you quick and precise measurement results. Plus it’s easy to use.

Our modular concept

The QNix® digital interface concept future-proofs your coating thickness gauge. Upgrade your QNix® 8500 with:

  • Probes with a larger measurement range
  • Probes for other substrate types
  • Wireless probes for measurements at locations that are difficult for people to access
  • Probes for measuring thin layers

All the advantages of QNix® at a glance:

  • Easy operation: position - measure - read
  • High accuracy and precision
  • Easy zero-point calibration
  • Durable ruby measuring head tip

Product information

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Ease-to-use

In many areas of application, a simple zero-point calibration on the base substrate suffices. The QNix® 8500 also offers the possibility of single-point and two-point calibration so you can adjust it to varying substrate properties. You can then take measurements on curved surfaces and small parts and, in rare cases, even on types of stainless steel or other steel alloys.

Taking measurements on rough substrate surfaces is no problem either. You can freely select a number of zero-reference measured values that lets you calculate and store an average zero reference. With QNix®, users can compensate for roughness using single-point or two-point calibration.

The combined measurement mode uses two measurement methods in one measurement procedure. This allows users to calculate zinc layers thicker than 50 µm and the cover paint, and then display and store them for later documentation in one measurement procedure.

To meet standards, norms and other specifications, averaging can be set using a number of measured values you can configure as you please. Three individual measured values yield one measured value, for instance. If measured values are stored, each mean value that was calculated from three individual measurements will be stored – and only that value.

The QNix® 8500 is our most flexible coating measurement gauge. It provides optimum assistance for many applications and is easy as ever to use. 

All QNix® coating thickness gauges are developed according to our easy-to-use principle: simply position, measure and read.

The QNix® 8500 in detail

Application advantages of the QNix® 8500

  • Future-proof:  Modular device system for standard, wireless and pen probes
  • Visual signalisation of: Measurements, data transfer and limit value violations with a two-colour LED
  • Easy to read, even in poor light and strong sunlight – high-resolution, backlit LCD with large numbers
  • Polished ruby measuring head tip protects the measuring probe and the surfaces to be measured

Our range of probes for the QNix® 8500

QNix® 8500 standard probes (Fe, NFe, dual)

QNix® 8500 Fe 2 mm

Probe QNix® 8500 Fe 2 mm
Measurement range 2000 µm
Substrate Fe
Deviation +/- (1 µm + 2%)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, DIN 50981, ISO 2178, BS 5411 (11), BS 3900-C5, ASTM B 499, ASTM D 1186, ASTM D 709
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 20 mm

Measurement radius: 10 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 5 mm
Concave: 30 mm
Smallest substrate thickness 200 µm
Weight Approx. 12 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 60 x 26 x 22 without connector

QNix® 8500 Fe 5 mm

Probe QNix® 8500 Fe 5 mm
Measurement range 5000 µm
Substrate Fe
Deviation 0 – 1999 µm: +/- (2% +- 1 µm)

2000 – 5000 µm: +/- (3,5% +- 2 µm)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, DIN 50981, ISO 2178, BS 5411 (11), vBS 3900-C5, ASTM B 499, ASTM D 1186, ASTM D 709
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 20 mm

Measurement radius: 10 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 5 mm
Concave: 30 mm
Smallest substrate thickness 200 µm
Weight Approx. 12 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 60 x 26 x 22 without connector

QNix® 8500 NFe 2mm

Probe QNix® 8500 NFe 2mm
Measurement range 2000 µm
Substrate Fe
Deviation +/- (2% +- 1 µm)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, BS 3900-C5, ASTM D 7091, DIN 50984, BS 5411 (3), ISO 2360, ASTM D 140
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 20 mm

Measurement radius: 10 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 5 mm

Concave: 30 mm
Smallest substrate thickness 50 µm
Weight Approx. 12 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 60 x 26 x 22 without connector

QNix® 8500 Dual Fe/NFe 2000 μm

Probe QNix® 8500 Dual Fe/NFe 2000 μm
Measurement range 2000 µm
Substrate Fe and NFe
Deviation +/- (2% +- 1 µm)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, DIN 50981, DIN 50984, ISO 2178, BS 5411 (3 & 11), BS 3900-C5, ASTM B 499, ISO 2360, ASTM D 1400, ASTM D 1186, ASTM D 709
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 20 mm

Measurement radius: 10 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 5 mm

Concave: 30 mm
Smallest substrate thickness Fe: 200 µm

NFe: 50 µm
Weight Approx. 12 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 60 x 26 x 22 without connector

QNix® 8500 Dual Fe / NFe 5000 μm / 2000 μm

Probe QNix® 8500 Dual Fe / NFe 5000 μm / 2000 μm
Measurement range Fe: 5000 µm

NFe: 2000 µm
Substrate Fe/NFe
Deviation 0 – 1999 µm: +/- (2% +- 1 µm)

2000 – 5000 µm: +/- (3,5% +- 2 µm)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, DIN 50981, DIN 50984, ISO 2178, BS 5411 (3 & 11), BS 3900-C5, ASTM B 499, ISO 2360, ASTM D 1400, ASTM D 1186, ASTM D 709
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 20 mm

Measurement radius: 10 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 5 mm

Concave: 30 mm
Smallest substrate thickness Fe: 200 µm

NFe: 50 µm
Weight Approx. 12 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 60 x 26 x 22 without connector

All probes are supplied with an adapter cable (1 m)

 

QNix® 8500 wireless probes (Fe, NFe, dual)

Our QNix® wireless probe lets you take convenient coating thickness measurements, even at places that are difficult to access.  

Weighing only 30 grams and with a operating range of 20 metres, our wireless probe lets you measure extremely securely and flexibly.

All standard probes are also available as wireless probes.

Probe QNix® 8500 Fe 2 mm
Measurement range 2000 µm
Substrate Fe
Deviation +/- (2% +- 1 µm)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, DIN 50981, ISO 2178, BS 5411 (11),BS 3900-C5, ASTM B 499, ASTM D 1186, ASTM D 709
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 20 mm

Measurement radius: 10 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 5 mm

Concave: 30 mm
Smallest substrate thickness 200 µm
Weight Approx. 30 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 61 x 28 x 28
Frequency range 2,4 GHz
Operating range Max. 20 m
Power supply Lithium-ion battery, Chargeable via the QNix® 8500 handheld device
Battery capacity Max. 4000 measurements
Charging time 5 hours
Probe QNix® 8500 Fe 5 mm
Measurement range 5000 µm
Substrate Fe
Deviation 0 – 1999 µm: +/- (2% +- 1 µm)

2000 – 5000 µm: +/- (3,5% +- 2 µm)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, DIN 50981, ISO 2178, BS 5411 (11), BS 3900-C5, ASTM B 499, ASTM D 1186, ASTM D 709
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 20 mm

Measurement radius: 10 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 5 mm

Concave: 30 mm
Weight Approx. 30 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 61 x 28 x 28
Frequency range 2,4 GHz
Operating range Max. 20 m
Power supply Lithium-ion battery, Chargeable via the QNix® 8500 handheld device
Battery capacity Max. 4000 measurements
Charging time 5 hours
Probe QNix® 8500 NFe 2mm
Measurement range 2000 µm
Substrate Fe
Deviation +/- (2% +- 1 µm)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, BS 3900-C5, ASTM D 7091, DIN 50984, BS 5411 (3), ISO 2360, ASTM D 140
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 20 mm

Measurement radius: 10 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 5 mm

Concave: 30 mm
Weight Approx. 30 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 61 x 28 x 28
Frequency range 2,4 GHz
Operating range Max. 20 m
Power supply Lithium-ion battery, Chargeable via the QNix® 8500 handheld device
Battery capacity Max. 4000 measurements
Charging time 5 hours
Probe QNix® 8500 Dual Fe/NFe 2000 μm
Measurement range 2000 µm
Substrate Fe und NFe
Deviation +/- (2% +- 1 µm)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, DIN 50981, DIN 50984, ISO 2178, BS 5411 (3 & 11), BS 3900-C5, ASTM B 499, ISO 2360, ASTM D 1400, ASTM D 1186, ASTM D 709
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 20 mm

Measurement radius: 10 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 5 mm

Concave: 30 mm
Smallest substrate thickness Fe: 200 µm

NFe: 50 µm
Weight Approx. 30 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 61 x 28 x 28
Frequency range 2,4 GHz
Operating range Max. 20 m
Power supply Lithium-ion battery, Chargeable via the QNix® 8500 handheld device
Battery capacity Max. 4000 measurements
Charging time 5 hours
Probe QNix® 8500 Dual Fe / NFe 5000 μm / 2000 μm
Measurement range Fe: 5000 µm
NFe: 2000 µm
Substrate Fe/NFe
Deviation 0 – 1999 µm: +/- (2% +- 1 µm)
2000 – 5000 µm: +/- (3,5% +- 2 µm)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, DIN 50981, DIN 50984, ISO 2178, BS 5411 (3 & 11), BS 3900-C5, ASTM B 499, ISO 2360, ASTM D 1400, ASTM D 1186, ASTM D 709
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 20 mm
Measurement radius: 10 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 5 mm
Concave: 30 mm
Smallest substrate thickness Fe: 200 µm
NFe: 50 µm
Weight Approx. 30 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 61 x 28 x 28
Frequency range 2,4 GHz
Operating range Max. 20 m
Power supply Lithium-ion battery, Chargeable via the QNix® 8500 handheld device
Battery capacity Max. 4000 measurements
Charging time 5 hours
QNix® 8500 pen probe (Fe)

Our QNix® pen probe lets you take precise measurements of thin coatings such as chromium, copper, zinc (etc.) and paint, enamel or synthetic coatings on ferromagnetic substrates.

Our QNix® pen probe reduces disruptive measurement effects, especially during coating thickness measurements on very small parts or near edges.

Probe QNix® measuring probe MI Fe 500 μm
Measurement range 500 µm
Substrate Fe
Deviation + (0,8% +- 0,1 µm)
Meets the following standards DIN EN ISO 2808, DIN 50981, ISO 2178, BS 5411 (11), BS 3900 – C5, ASTM B499, ASTM D 1186, ASTM D 709
Smallest measuring surface ∅ 7 mm
Measurement radius: 3,5 mm
Smallest radius of curvature Convex: 4 mm
Concave: 5 mm
Smallest substrate thickness 400 µm
Weight Approx. 95 g
Dimensions (L x W x H in mm) 120 x 12 x 12 without connector

MI Scope of delivery:
Steel reference plate round D = 25 mm
Reference films: approx. 6, 11, 24, 50 µm
2 alignment rings

The QNix® 8500 at a glance

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QNix® 8500

Basic


Our modular gauge with measured value memory for up to 100 measurements.
 

QNix® 8500

Premium


Our modular gauge with no limits. Measured value memory for up to 30,000 measured values in up to 250 measurement blocks. Combined measurement of Fe/NFe duplex coatings.

Basic functions
Functions QNix® 8500 Basic QNix® 8500 Premium
Backlit LCD
Display alignment: Normal/rotated
Display resolution Normal Low/normal/high
Acoustic measurement confirmation
Unit switch µm/mil
Date and time display  
Measurement functions
Functions QNix® 8500 Basic QNix® 8500 Premium
Automatic substrate switch
Manual substrate switch
Individual measurement
Upper/lower limit
Upper/lower limit configurable for each memory block  
Mean  
Continual measurements  
Combined measurement (duplex coatings)  
Memory functions
Functions QNix® 8500 Basic QNix® 8500 Premium
Number of measured values Up to 100 Up to 30.000 (max. 2.000 per Block)
Number of blocks 1 250
Block name - information – upper/lower limit  
Statistic functions
Functions QNix® 8500 Basic QNix® 8500 Premium
Statistic evaluations: Average, standard deviations, max., min.
Statistic evaluations in block/blocks
QNix® PC software and USB wireless interface adapter Optional
Calibration functions
Functions QNix® 8500 Basic QNix® 8500 Premium
Number of own calibrations (single-point/two-point/zero-point) 1 100
Zero-point calibration on reference plate
Average zero reference  

Illustration shows the Premium equipment variant

Delivery kit of the QNix® 8500 Basic and the QNix® 8500 Premium

  • QNix® 8500 handheld device (Basic or Premium version)
  • Measuring probe (optional)
  • Adapter cable for external standard probe (only if you purchase a handheld device and probe, otherwise optional)
  • Software CD and USB dongle (Premium)
  • Test certificate for optional measuring probe
  • Fe and NFe reference plate
  • 2 1.5V (AA) alkaline Mignon batteries
  • Operating instructions
  • Soft pouch with belt clip
  • Plastic case for transport and storage

Options

Our coating thickness gauge QNix®8500 Basic/Premium is available with the following accessories:

QNix® interchangeable probes

  • Fe probe 2 mm
  • Fe probe 5 mm
  • NFe probe 2 mm
  • Dual probe Fe 2 mm/NFe 2 mm
  • Dual probe Fe 5 mm/NFe 2 mm
  • Dual probe Fe 5 mm/NFe 5 mm

QNix® pen probe

  • Pen probe MI Fe 500 µm

QNix® wireless probes

  • Fe wireless probe 2 mm
  • Fe wireless probe 5 mm
  • NFe wireless probe 2 mm
  • Dual wireless probe Fe 2 mm/NFe 2 mm 
  • Dual wireless probe Fe 5 mm/NFe 2 mm 
  • Dual probe Fe 5 mm/NFe 5 mm

Additional equipment

  • QNix® protective bag with arm holder
  • Gauge stand
  • Prism
  • Position angle

QNix® software

QNix® software for transferring data and evaluating it in Excel and configuring the handheld device

USB wireless interface adapter

for data exchange between the gauge and the PC

QNix® calibration set

Calibration foils, reference plates, also available as a complete set

The QNix® PC software helps you evaluate and document measured data and share it with colleagues and project partners

The wireless measured value export function lets you statistically evaluate your results conveniently on your PC in a spreadsheet calculation and document them. You can also use your PC to conveniently configure the QNix® 8500 – always on an individual basis based on your requirements.

Technical data QNix® 8500

Measuring principle Two magnetic measuring principles

Fe: Magnetic induction - see Fe* (ISO 2178)

NFe: Eddy current - see NFe* (ISO 2360)
Probe type Interchangeable: Standard probes, wireless probes, MI pen probe (thin layer)
See: Our range of probes for the QNix® 8500
According to the standard See: Our range of probes for the QNix® 8500
Switching units µm/mil
Period between measurements 500 ms – 1600 ms (see range of probes for the QNix® 8500)
Measurement value display From 0 – 999 in µm, in mm as of 1000 µm
Display resolution 0.1 µm in the 0 – 100 µm range

1 µm in the 100 – 999 µm range

0.01 mm starting at 1000 µm
Display Backlit LCD
Operating temperature range 0 - 50°
Permissible storage temperature -10° C - 60° C
Power supply 2 x 1.5 V batteries (type AA alkaline)
Dimensions without probe (L x W x H in mm) 90 x 65 x 30
Weight incl. batteries (without probe) 114 g

Fe*: Measurement of non-ferrous or non-ferromagnetic coatings on ferromagnetic substrate such as: Measurement on iron or steel substrates 

NFe*: Measurement of non-ferrous or non-ferromagnetic and non-electrically conductive coatings on non-ferrous or non-ferromagnetic and electrically conductive substrate such as: Measurement on aluminium, zinc, copper, brass and certain stainless steel substrates

Subject to technical changes without notice

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