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QNix® 8500 Series Coating Thickness Gauges

QNix 8500 Series Coating Thickness Gauge


The QNix 8500 allows you to accurately measure coating thickness on iron and steel substrates as well as non-magnetic metal substrates, such as aluminum, zinc, copper, brass and stainless steel. The gauge features a modular system with interchangeable probes.

In addition, you will benefit from bi-directional wireless communication with your PC, multiple calibration options and a configurable language setting. Whether implementing a quality control management program, inspecting an outdoor structure, or using them on a liquid or powder line, this gauge will improve your job performance.




  • Basic and Premium version available
  • A modular system with interchangeable probes
  • Multiple calibration options
  • Wireless configuration via PC (Data Management Software and USB Interface required for PC Interface)
  • Configurable language setting
  • USB transmitter
  • Clear graphic display with high resolution
  • All languages can be downloaded with QNix Software
  • State of the art keypad with illuminated keys
  • Elegant modern design for One-Hand-Operation
  • Modular system with exchangeable digital probes
  • Durable chasis for on-site operations
  • Basic and Premium version available
  • Backlit display
  • Flip option by 180 degrees
  • Two color LED display to read measurement process, data transfer and monitoring of limits

QNix 8500 Case

Picture on left is shown with Optional Software package.

QNix 8500 Probes

Ml Fe 500 μm probe shown above


Technical Data

Technical Data
Fe-Probe: Measurements on iron and steel substrates
NFe-Probe: Measurements on non-magnetic metal substrates, such as aluminum, zinc, copper, brass, stainless steel
Range: See specification of probes. With exchangeable probes - up to 5 mm measuring range
Resolution: 0.1 μm 0 to 99.9 μm
1 μm 100 to 999 μm
0.01 mm ±1.00 mm
0.01 mil 0 to 9.99 mil
0.1 mil 10 to 100 mil
1 mil > 100 mil
Accuracy (* of reading): ±(1 μm + 2%*)
±(0.04 mil + 2%)
0 to 2000 μm
0 to 80 mil
> 2000 μm (80 mil)
(factory calibration on zero reference plates supplied with the gauge)
With the one-point or two-point calibration the accuracy can still be improved using the optionally available test shims.
Minimum Area: Fe-Probe: 20 x 20 mm2 (0.8” x 0.8”)
NFe-Probe: 20 x 20 mm2 (0.8” x 0.8”)
Min Curvature: Convex: 5 mm (0.2”)
Concave: 30 mm (1.2”)
Min Substrate Thickness: Fe-Probe: 0.2 mm (8 mil)
NFe-Probe: 0.05 mm (2 mil)
Interface: wireless 2.4 GHz, range max. 10 m (30 ft.) in undisturbed environment
Temp. Range: Storage: 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
Operation: 14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C)
Power Supply: 2 x AA batteries 1.5V Alkali, or 2 x AA rechargeable batteries 1.2V
Dimensions: 124 mm x 67mm x 33 mm (4.9” x 2.6” x 1.3”)
Weight: ca. 120 g (4.3 oz) gauge with batteries and probe
Wireless Probes must remain plugged into Gage for approx. 5 hours to fully charge.


Model Data

Menu Structure QNix 8500 Basic 8500 Premium
Measuring Mode
Substrate Selection: Fe/NFe - Fe - NFe
Combined Measurement  
Measurement Type: Single Measurement
Continuous Measurement  
Upper-/Lower Limit:  
Data Memory (*max. 2000 measurements per batch)
Readings:   up to 100 up to 13000*
Number of Batches:   1 999
Batch name - Info - Upper/Lower Limit:    
Mean/Standard Deviation/Maximum/ Minimum - also for the Batch/Batches:
Number of Custom Calibration (1 pt./2 pt.) 1 100:   1 100
Average Zero:    
Display: Unit: μm/mil
Resolution: Coarse/Normal/Fine  
Backlight: Auto/OFF
Orientation: Normal/Flip
Wireless Interface: ON/OFF
Display System Info
Language: English, German, Spanish
Buzzer: On/OFF



Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Description Prices

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, and Plastic case for transport and storage
QNix® 8500 Series with Plug In Cable Probes
DF-761621 8500 Basic Fe 80 mil $1,040.00
DF-761628 8500 Basic Dual 200/200mil 1,208.00
DF-761647 8500 Premium Dual 80/80mil 1,702.00
DF-761633 8500 Premium Fe 200 mil 1,293.00
DF-761649 8500 Premium Dual 200/80mil 1,744.00
DF-762137 8500 Premium Dual 200/200mil wireless 1,986.00
QNix® 8500 Accessories
DF-761503 QNix 8500 Basic Body gage only 530.00
DF-761603 QNix 8500 Premium Body gage only 741.00
DF-761521 Standard Ferrous probe (200 mil) 552.00
DF-761541 Standard Dual probe (80 mil) 593.00
DF-761561 Standard Dual probe (200/200 mil) 678.00
DF-761693 Extension Cable for 8500 Probe 152.00


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