QNix® 9500 series of Digital Paint Thickness Gauges |120+ Readings per Minute

QNix® 9500 series of Digital Paint Thickness Gauges

QNix® 9500 PC software is built-in the gauge body and not dependent on the current version of Windows

Conforms to 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 7091

QNix® 9500 series of Coating Thickness Gauges is a rugged – IP protection IP64 and electronic digital Paint & Coating thickness gauge designed for fast (more than 120 readings per minute), accurate, reliable and repeatable dry Film thickness measurements on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals and Dual probes on all relevant substrates: ISO/FE, NF/FE, ISO/NF. QNix® 9500 is ideal for single-handed operations and uses the proven Hall sensor technology (ISO 2178, ASTM D7091) to measure non-conductive, non-magnetic coating thickness on magnetic substrates such as steel, chrome, copper, zinc. Eddy current principle (ISO 2360, ASTM D7091) is used to measure non-conductive coating thickness on non-ferrous metals substrates. With its ability to interchange probes and statistically (graphic) display, the QNix® 9500 Coating Thickness Gauges covers almost all features of a more advanced Paint Thickness Gauge -Paint Mil Gauge. Available probes for the QNix® 9500 Coating Thickness Gauge, which are either integrated or interchangeable with cable, are built with stainless and enclosed by a protective membrane IP65 for dust resistant (weatherproof). It has a polished ruby tip that is extremely wear-resistant. The QNix® 9500 series of Coating Thickness Gauges come in three versions: Basic, Premium, Premium Plus, fully calibrated and is equipped with easily adjustable features for measuring on rough and curved surfaces. Its low center of gravity and extremely large contact surface ensures correct placement, better handling, and precise measuring results. It comes with a Certificate of Calibration traceable to a national metrology institute PTB.

Main Features of the QNix 9500 series of Coating Thickness Gauges

  • Most recent factory calibration certificate stored in each probe and downloadable
  • Measuring ranges: up-to 0–200 mils on FE and 0– 120 mils on NF
  • Measurement speed – 120+ readings/minute, ideal for production line testing/simply quality control checks out in the field
  • The intuitive menu navigation for easy handling even by inexpert personnel.
  • Auto-rotating and adjustable brightness of the display
  • Ergonomic design, low center of gravity and rubber surface for the perfect handling.
  • V-groove in the probe holder for positioning on curved parts
  • Graphic display with flipping measuring presentation view – 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°.
  • Ready to measure, No need for calibration adjustment for most applications.
  • Built-in temperature compensation for improved measurement accuracy.
  • Calibration certificate showing traceability to Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)- German equivalent to NIST in the US.
  • Gauge body Built-in Software for statistical evaluation for process control with the QN 9500 PC software.
  • Define Limits- Pass/Fall warning per RGB LED on probe - Premium & Premium plus only.
  • Duplex (Fe/NFe) and continuous measuring mode - Premium & Premium plus only.
  • Multiple calibration adjustments options – Premium & Premium plus only.
  • Batches for SSPC-PA 2, IMO PSPC, ISO 19840, Australian AS 3894.3 B, Swedish IS 18 41 60 preconfigured – Premium plus only.

 

QNix® 9500 Coating Thickness/ Dry Film Gauge:

The Versions and their Differences Download

Measuring duplex coatings with the QNix 9500 premium and premium plus versions: Paint/hot-dip galvanized coatings on steel are simultaneously measured -using a Dual probe, and their thicknesses are displayed separately. 

ALL QNix® 9500 Dry Film Gauges feature........

  • Tough probes (IP65) & robust housing (IP64)

  • Waterproof-Solvent, acid, oil-resistant  

  • Designed for rough manufacturing environments

  • German Engineering

                             

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QNix® 9500 Coating Thickness / Dry Film Gauges: Fields of Application

Defense, Automotive, commercial & industrial products, medical equipment, shipbuilding, infrastructure, aerospace, offshore, chemical plants, production line testing/simply quality control checks out in the field, etc.  

QNix® 9500: The trueness of Measurements...

QNix® 9500 - Accuracy of measurement on Fe substrates related to QNix® reference standards: (1 μm + 2 % of the reading) to 2,0 mm; 3 % of the reading from 2,0 mm

QNix® 9500 - Accuracy of measurement on NFe substrates related to QNix® reference standards: (2 μm + 2 % of the reading) to 2,0 mm;  3 % of the reading from 2,0 mm

Measuring Ranges of the available probes

Scope of Supply

 

• Gauge body with built-in PC software QN9
• Fe- and NFe zero-reference plates and two test foils (shims)
• Certificate of Calibration traceable to PTB (only with integrated
measuring probe)
• Operation/User manual
• USB cable
• 2 Mignon batteries 1,5 V (AA) alkaline
• Plastic case for transportation and storage

If a probe is ordered with the modular system,
these additional components are included in the package:
• Probe
• Certificate of Calibration traceable to PTB for measuring probe
• Probe holder
• Probe adaptor cable for extended probe access

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FAQ

All you need to know to properly use the QNix® 9500 Paint /Coating Thickness Gauge (Frequently Asked Questions- FAQs).

 

-  Is the QNix 9500 Paint thickness gauge calibrated at the factory?

 

QNix 9500 comes ready to measure and factory calibrated. A Certificate of Calibration traceable to PTB is included that documents actual readings taken by the paint thickness gauge at our calibration laboratory in Cologne, Germany.   For best measurement results, check gauge accuracy by simply zeroing on the to be used uncoated substrate.

-  Does the QNix 9500 Paint thickness gauge measure coatings on stainless steel?

Stainless steel is used in manifold applications in different industries (automotive, cookware, tanks, cutlery, sinks, food, and beverage due to its formability –faced-centered cubic crystal structure, non-heat-treatable and excellent characteristic of resistance to corrosion- cold treated, hardness and stress resistance can be increased. The most common grade is Austenitic steels. These are non-magnetic stainless steels with high levels of chromium and nickel but low levels of carbon.

The QNix® 9500 - any version of the Paint thickness gauge with a dual (ferrous/non-ferrous) probe can measure on austenitic steel. However, zeroing on the uncoated steel is recommended.

-  Does the QNix 9500 Paint thickness gauge measure nickel on steel?

Many industries use nickel plating, which is an important electrodeposition process to make steel, brass and other basis substrates more resistible to corrosion. Nickel plating is not only an excellent abrasion and corrosion-resistant, but it is preferred because it can be uniformly plated and it is a good surface lubricant.

QNix® 9500 can measure electroless Nickel Plating – no addition of an electric current which is non-magnetic. QNix® 9500 will accurately measure the thickness of such plating on ferrous steel with a coating thickness gauge using a ferrous probe (magnetic principle: Magnetic field amendment/Hall-effect Fe).

 -  How many versions are there for the QNix® 9500 modular and integral Coating thickness system?

There are three versions for the QNix® 9500 Coating Thickness Gauge: Basic, Premium and Premium Plus version. All three versions come with an integral probe or interchangeable probe with an extension cable for easy access to hard to reach measuring areas.

The integral probe version has a fixed probe to the gauge body and cannot be detached. The integral probe version is easily identified with its black probe grip holder. The modular probe version allows the probe to be detached from the gauge body.  Identify the modular probe version easily with its grey probe holder.

 -  How do the QNix® 9500 premium and premium+ Paint Thickness gauges distinguish themselves?

There are considerable differences between these two versions of QNix 9500 Paint Thickness Gauge. The QNix® 9500 Paint thickness gauge premium plus has a higher storage capacity of up to 2,000,000 readings, 100 jobs with 100 areas each. The operator can create up to 100 jobs in 100 job areas with the QNix® 9500 premium+. Furthermore, each area can record up to 10,000 readings for documentation and evaluation on the PC. The QNix® premium+ Paint depth gauge has preconfigured adjustment settings for 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, AS 3894.3 Australian, Swedish IS 184160. On the other hand, the QNix® 9500 Paint Thickness Gauge premium version has a capacity of only 1,000,000 readings storage and 1 job with 100 areas at most. It has the possibilities to perform 1- & 2- point adjustments. The job and job areas in both versions can be configured on the PC and the configuration transferred into the gauge body.

 -    What is the ideal QNix 9500 version that meets my Coating thickness measurement requirements?

There are three progressive levels of decision making procedure for finding the right QNix® 9500 paint thickness gauge version for your application:

Level 1:

  • The operator is interested in fast, time-saving measurements and wants the live statistics shown and values or a graphic.
  • The operator wants to store limited data on the gauge body and use the in gauge body inbuilt Software to evaluate readings and manage data.
  • The operator wants to be able to perform zero, 1 & 2- point adjustments.

RECOMMENDATION: QNix® 9500 Paint Thickness Gauge Basic.

 Level 2:

  • The operator is interested in fast, time-saving measurements and wants the live statistics shown and values or a graphic.
  • The operator wants to store limited data on the gauge body and use the in gauge body inbuilt Software to evaluate readings and manage data.
  • The operator wants to be able to perform zero, 1 & 2- point adjustments.
  • The operator wants to measure individual thicknesses of both paint and zinc galvanize layers with a single reading – Duplex coating system.
  • The operator wants to adjust memory in gauge body( up to 10 adjustments possible)
RECOMMENDATION: QNix® 9500 Paint Thickness Gauge premium.
 
Level 3:
  • The operator is interested in fast, time-saving measurements and wants the live statistics shown and values or a graphic.
  • The operator wants to store limited data on the gauge body and use the in gauge body inbuilt Software to evaluate readings and manage data.
  • The operator wants to be able to perform zero, 1 & 2- point adjustments.
  • The operator wants to adjust memory in gauge body( up to 10 adjustments possible)
  • The operator wants to measure individual thicknesses of both paint and zinc galvanize layers with a single reading – Duplex coating system.
  • The operator has to adhere to industry standards by using the preconfigured adjustment settings for 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, AS 3894.3 Australian, Swedish IS 184160

RECOMMENDATION: QNix® 9500 Paint Thickness Gauge premium plus.

 -   What is the scope of delivery for the QNix® 9500 Paint Thickness Gauge?

While the inherent features of the Paint Gauges – basic, premium, premium plus, will make no difference as to the scope of supply, it is dependent on whether you ordered an integral probe or modular probe version of the QNix® 9500 paint thickness gauge.

Integral probe QNix® 9500 scope of supply: Gauge body with fix probe QNix® 9500, PC Software QN9,  Zero reference Fe and Non-Fe plate with two uncertified test foils (shims), Test/ Calibration certificate showing traceability to PTB,  operation/ user manual, USB cable, 2 Mignon batteries 1,5 V (AA) alkaline, a  plastic carrying case for safe device transportation and storage

Modular probe QNix® 9500 scope of supply: Gauge body QNix® 9500, PC Software QN9,  Zero reference Fe and Non-Fe plate with two uncertified test foils (shims), Test/ Calibration certificate showing traceability to PTB,  operation/ user manual, USB cable, 2 Mignon batteries 1,5 V (AA) alkaline, a  plastic carrying case for safe device transportation and storage,  - probe adaptor cable for extending the probe, probe holder, measuring probe.

How do I replace the probe in my QNix® 9500 modular system?

Use one hand to hold the gauge body and then with the other hand turn the probe to the left to open- anti-clockwise. At this position, please pull the probe with the probe holder out of the gauge body.

You can then install the probe you intend to use next by inserting it into the holder. If you are using the extension cable, do the same and insert both and lock tight by turning it to the right - clockwise.

Note that all standard probes used with the QNix® 9500 are as well compatible with the QNix® 5500 modular gauge.

-   How do I use the probe adaptor cable with the QNix® 9500 modular system?

To begin, take both probe and probe holder out off the Gauge body if they were previously used inserted or out of the plastic carrying case, if not connected to the gauge body. Then Screw the probe together with the probe holder in the adaptor cable and finally connect the other end of the extension cable to the gauge body.

I cannot find the calibration certificate of my probe. How do I retrieve it?

We have made life easy for you! A digital copy of the actual calibration certificate is stored in the probe and can be retrieved with your software. Now you can also include actual calibration certificate via QN9 Desktop/Mac software to your reports.

A Quick User/ Operation Manual for QNix® 9500 Paint Thickness Gauge

 Display Information

-          The display allows for quick and intuitive navigation through the measuring process.

 -          The lower part of the display allows the operator to switch between a graphic and reading showed as basic statistical data.

 -          The middle of the display is the reading area. It allows the operator to observe each reading of the temporarily saved measurements or navigate the activated area. There, incorrect readings can be deleted.

 -          With the upper position of the display, you alter- depending on the gauge body version, the areas of a job.

 How to Set Limits on the QNix 9500

 Turn on the Gauge by pressing the left button, then press the same button again twice to see four navigation tabs.  Use the right arrow button to switch to the red tab- which is the tab for setting limits and averaging. The operator can choose the limit type by pressing the “OK” bottom, while on “Limits off”. The following options are indicated: No limits“ means limit and average values are deactivated, „Simple limits“ for maximum, minimum, average, automatic range, individual, ISO 19840, IMO PSPC or SSPC PA2 Level 1-5 (Premium+)

 How do I create a job (Premium+)?

 Turn on the Gauge by pressing the left button, then press the same button again twice to see four navigation tabs. The first tab is where jobs can be created. navigate to the blue tab for jobs  Choose „New Job“, then Choose „New empty job“, to create a new job. You can create job templates via the QN9 desktop/Mac software and transfer them to the gauge body. With the job templates, you define job areas in advance, assigning names and limits for a job, and for every area within that job.

 How to create areas within a job (Premium+)?

 Turn on the Gauge by pressing the left button, then press the same button again twice to see four navigation tabs – navigate to the blue tab for jobs then choose a job and choose „New area“. The area is created immediately. Choosing the „Activate area “, will save your readings for that area.

 Making adjustments with the QNix® 9500?

 Turn on the Gauge by pressing the left button, then press the same button again twice to see four navigation tabs – navigate with right arrow to the orange tab for adjustments. Go to “Settings“ and choose the mode of adjustment - „Zeroing“  is a standard reference gauge adjustment to zero), Averaging gives you the basic statistics on the display. „1-Point adjustment“  is carried out with certified calibration foil within or nearest to the coating thickness to be measured). 2-Point adjustment“  is carried out with two certified calibration foils within or nearest to the coating thickness to be measured). The “Individual“ adjustment uses any number of calibration foils (1-5) within or nearest to the coating thickness to be measured.

 Adjustment Paint Gauge according to ISO 19840 or SSPC PA2 (premium+)

 Turn on the Gauge by pressing the left button, then press the same button again twice to see four navigation tabs – navigate with the right arrow to the orange tab for adjustments. Go to “Settings“ and choose the mode of adjustment - „Zeroing” then press OK. A list of adjustment s will be indicated. Scrow down to choose the desired standard of measurement to comply with.  Remember you can compensate for surface roughness by moving from zeroing and scrolling down to the roughness feature.

 How do the set limit values work on the display?

 You can set limits within which readings are acceptable. Any outliers, above or below will trigger red LEDs illumination of the probe for measurements beyond your limits. Green indicating LEDs of the probe shows that measurement is within the limits. Accordingly, the operator must not continue steering on the display to check for irregularities -Only available for QNix® 9500 integrated system.

 How do I install the QN9 software for the first time?

 In order to install the software, you have to connect the QNix® 9500 Paint Thickness Gauge to your PC via the provided USB cable. The paint gauge is instantly recognized by your PC as a mass storage device. The built-in driver „QNix® 9500“  is added to the file manager. Now, open the driver and copy this file „QN9500_Software“ to your PC. Then run the file. No installation required. The file has to be unzipped. Now run the file „setFirewallRole4QN9“ in order to register the QN9 software in the virus scanner on your PC.

 How do I create a report template in 3 clicks via the QN9 software?

 To create a template, please start the QN9 software on your PC, connect your Gauge body with the PC and synchronize it with the software by clicking the button „Data Sync“. Then click the quick menu tab „generate“ and this mask will open: Following these steps: Choose the respective job, Choose a report template, click create & save.

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

 You can create a report template via drag-and-drop; this process is intuitive and self-explanatory.

 

 

 

 

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