What Is A Wall Thickness Gauge And Why Do PET Industries Need The One?

What Is A Wall Thickness Gauge And Why Do PET Industries Need The One?

PET products are widely used to deliver and store several items. Testing the structural integrity is very important to make sure that the right products will be delivered to the customers with ease. The Wall thickness of plastic bottles is considered to be one of the important parameters that needed to be tested so that the structure of PET bottles should be uniform. In the plastics industry, testing the wall thickness of a product is crucial because if the bottle will be too thin, it will be more likely to break during shipping. The best way to create accurate measurements for testing is by getting a reliable wall thickness gauge from Olympus. We at Presto are an authorized dealer of wall thickness gauges designed by Olympus.

Here in this blog, we are going to discuss brief information about Magnamike 8600 wall thickness gauge, and why the PET industry does need one. So, let us get started, by introducing the wall thickness gauge of the material.

What is a Wall Thickness Gauge and what is it used for?

Bottles should be tested for proper wall thickness to ensure that the walls are uniform, which is directly related to how the product inside the container is required to be. Thus, testing the wall thickness of materials is an important quality parameter that every PET & Preform manufacturer should follow. To make it easy for the PET bottle manufacturers to conduct a wall thickness test for PET products, we at Presto have come up with one of the highly accurate lab testing instruments known as the Magnamike 8600- wall thickness gauge. This is one of the accurate testing equipment that will measure the wall thickness of materials with ease and in a fast as well as reliable way.

This wall thickness testing instrument works on the magnetic probe and is held or scanned on one side of the testing material and is used to test the wall thickness of materials with ease.

This wall thickness gauge will work on the principle of Hall Effect technology that will help to make repeatable measurements of non-ferrous materials. You can easily give your PET bottles the best strength and quality with the help of this lab testing instrument. Now, let us discuss brief information about how you can easily use a wall thickness gauge for testing your materials easily.

How to use a Wall Thickness Gauge?

As we have discussed above that the wall thickness gauge is one of the essential quality testing instruments that is used to measure the thickness of materials like PET bottles, preforms, etc. It can be used on various materials such as glass bottles, PET bottles, water tanks, and other related products to test the uniformity in their wall structure.

To use a wall thickness gauge, simply place the magnetic probe near the magnetic probe and test your material wall thickness against the target ball. The probe’s Hall Effect sensor will easily measure the distance between the probe tip and the target ball.

Now that you know what a wall thickness gauge is and how to use it, you're ready to start measuring. You can even read brief information about the working of the wall thickness gauge here.

Advantages of using a Wall Thickness Gauge

There are many advantages PET & preform manufacturers will get from using a wall thickness gauge in their industry. The most obvious advantage is that it can help you to measure the thickness of a wall without having to take physical measurements. This can save you a lot of time, particularly if you need to measure multiple walls.

Another advantage of using a wall thickness gauge is that it can help you to avoid any inaccurate readings. The Olympus wall thickness gauge has been designed in such a way that it will give you accurate measurements of the wall thickness of materials.

Finally, using a wall thickness gauge can also help you to export the data easily to an SD card in .txt or CSV format.


If you need to measure the thickness of a wall, then you need a wall thickness gauge. It's as simple as that. A wall thickness gauge is an essential testing instrument for plastic product manufacturers who want to make sure that their products should be free of any errors. You can easily perform non-destructive testing on the material with the help of this lab testing instrument. If you want to conduct a FREE sample testing session, for this lab testing instrument then give us a call at +91-9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.