Olympus Digital Numbers

The digital numbers the Olympus Magna-Mike 8600 shows is 0.929 millimeters thickness.

Digital numbers on Olympus Magna-Mike 8600’s mini-screen indicates 0.929 millimeters thickness.

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Digital numbers on Olympus Magna-Mike 8600‘s mini-screen digital readout indicates 0.929 millimeters thickness.

One exhibit that I almost missed while touring the recent 2016 SME Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show remained tucked way in back of the giant hall that the show was occupying in Place Bonaventure.

It was already Wednesday May 18, 2016 when while I made a final sweep of the exhibitions the Olympus booth/kiosk appeared. My interest piqued when I looked over their devices on display.

After starting a conversation with the engineer/representative on duty I found out that Olympus has some very interesting inspection tools used in industry.

I had wrongly assumed that Olympus is totally into digital cameras and lenses that they are famous for so when I saw two of their NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) inspection devices on the table I asked how they worked. The engineer was glad to explain things fully and quickly put on a demonstration greatly impressing me with their simple Japanese ingenuity.

My picture shows the Magna-Mike 8600 thickness gauge using a ball-bearing and piston shaft type member allowing the machine to provide a very accurate measurement of the engineer’s name tag. The unit is electronic and uses an electro-magnetic field(Hall Effect) to work.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”NUMBERS”.

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