Use a Bottle Wall Thickness Gauge to measure the Wall Thickness of Bottles & Containers

Wall Thickness Gauge
  • Gaurav Malhotra

The plastic bottles and containers should be tested against the wall thickness to ensure its integrity. These containers and bottles have been the foremost priority of manufacturers due to their high-quality packaging and even packaging levels.

In modern times, manufacturers have undergone mass production levels for the packaging of products by automating the process. However, this can cause issues in case of uneven bottle walls which will lead to uneven volume of the bottles & containers but since the process is automated, there can be issues of spillage and thus contamination. This causes huge problems & losses for the manufacturer of these bottles as well as the end-consumer.

It becomes mandatory for manufacturers as well as the brands using bottles to take precautionary steps by measuring the thickness of walls and making sure that they are even and within the standard guidelines. To attain maximum accuracy, the Presto group has offered manufacturers a top-notch lab testing instrument called the bottle wall thickness gauge.

The bottle wall thickness gauge is designed with high-end engineering standards to serve the manufacturer a complete analysis of the wall thickness levels of a non-metallic bottle or container.

Working Procedure of the Bottle Wall Thickness Gauge

The wall thickness measurement tool has gained the trust of manufacturers from the entire manufacturing & packaging industry due to its portable build, top-notch & consistent accuracy as well as ease of functioning that allows the operator to reach the outcomes expeditiously.

To conduct the test, the first & foremost step to undertake is to use the magnetic balls provided along with the equipment. The balls have different measuring apertures as per the size of the opening of a specimen. The operator must make sure that the specimen is non-metallic as the wall thickness measurement tool works on a ‘magnetic unlike poll’ principle.

After selecting the specimen, the ball is placed on the inside of the specimen through its opening and the operator can simply profile the specimen with the help of the screen of the Magna mike – wall thickness gauge. The operator has to first mention the size of the ball being utilized for the conduction of the test.

The operator can now run the specimen across the probe tip of the instrument and the operator must make sure that the specimen closely touches the probe tip. The probe tip is basically a charged electromagnet that pulls the testing ball inside the specimen towards itself due to the poll attraction caused between the two.

The magnetic assembly between the two results in the magnetic ball getting to the probe tip from the inside. The digital display attached with magna mike - wall thickness gauge determines the distance between the probe tip & the magnetic ball. Since the ball and the probe tip are as far as the thickness of the bottle, both of them run across the specimen and the operator can measure the evenness of the walls of the specimen.

Top features of Magna Mike Wall Thickness Gauge that you must know

The magnamike wall thickness gauge has been designed with the latest and advanced features that make it ideal for conducting wall thickness tests on materials. 

The Magna Mike 8600 is a top-tier testing machine designed for measuring the thickness of bottle walls. 

Utilizing Hall Effect technology, this lightweight and portable device ensures highly accurate and repeatable measurements on various non-ferrous materials, including plastics, composites, glass, aluminum, titanium, and more.

Ideal for precision testing, the Magna-Mike 8600 delivers reliable results across a wide range of applications.

The Magna Mike 8600 offers advanced features for precise thickness measurement using a probe's Hall Effect sensor and a digital display readout. It ensures repeatability of test measurements and allows measurements through target balls, wires, or disks using a magnetic field, with an expandable thickness range up to 25.4mm (1.00 in.). The device includes replaceable wear caps (standard and chisel type) and an expanded target selection, featuring 3/16 and 1 ⁄ 4 inch magnetic target balls or wire targets. 

With a larger color VGA display and a fast measurement update rate of 60Hz, it enhances usability and accuracy. Additional features include a programmable instrument lock with a password, various output communication modes (RS-232/USB/VGA), direct Excel interface, WINXL interface program, and onboard report generation. 

Designed with an IP67 rating, it also includes an expanded alphanumeric data logger, save and recall options for calibration files, a bench-style case with an improved gauge stand, low and high reading alarms, file export to MicroSD card in .txt and CSV formats, strip chart view, an inbuilt calibration facility, and selectable measurement units (mm or inch).

With these high-end features and technical specifications, manufacturers can easily conduct wall thickness tests on the materials and ensure that accurate products will be delivered to the customers. Presto is a leading dealer for Magna Mike 8600 wall thickness gauge in India.  


Top applications of wall thickness gauge that you must know

The Magna-Mike 8600 wall thickness gauge is versatile, measuring the thickness of any non-ferrous material. Its applications are extensive, including assessing the thickness of glass, metal, aluminum containers, and medical packaging.

This high-quality lab testing equipment can be used in different industries and can help manufacturers of PET and preform industry to easily measure the wall thickness of different materials with ease.

This broad application range makes the Magna-Mike 8600 an essential tool for ensuring quality and precision in diverse manufacturing and quality control processes.

 The measurements are taken by positioning the magnetic probe on one side of the testing material while placing a small target ball on the opposite side of the container.

To enhance the quality of a bottle, do not wait any further and get your hands on the top-notch lab testing instrument - wall thickness gauge right away. Give us an order for the same by calling us at +91 9210903903 or state your feedback at our e-mail

Our team of laboratory testing experts will easily guide you well for all your needs and assure you will get accurate test results.

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