Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas Inc. of Waltham, MA at K 2019 in Düsseldorf -- K Trade Fair
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Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas Inc.

48 Woerd Avenue, 02453 Waltham, MA
Telephone +1 781 419-3900
Fax +1 781 419-3980

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K 2019 hall map (Hall 10): stand C27

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K 2019 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.10  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.10.002  Measuring and test equipment for mechanical or dynamic properties
  •  Thickness gauges
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.10  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.10.008  Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.10  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.10.012  Plastic types identification equipment

Plastic types identification equipment

Our products

Product category: Thickness gauges


The 38DL PLUS is an innovative instrument that signals a new era in ultrasonic thickness gaging. Ideally suited for almost every ultrasonic thickness application, this handheld thickness gage is fully compatible with a full line of dual and single element transducers. The versatile 38DL PLUS can be used in applications ranging from wall thinning measurements of internally corroded pipes with dual element probes to very precise thickness measurements of thin or multilayer materials with single element transducers.

The 38DL PLUS comes standard with many powerful but easy-to-use measurement features and a host of application-specific software options. Its sealed case is designed to meet IP67 requirements to withstand the rigors of very wet or dusty environments. The color transflective VGA display provides superior readability from bright sunlight to complete darkness. It features a simple, ergonomic keypad that can be operated with the left or right hand for easy access to all functions.

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Product category: Thickness gauges

Magna-Mike 8600

The Magna-Mike® 8600 is a portable thickness gage that uses a simple magnetic method to make reliable and repeatable measurements on nonferrous materials.
Operation of the Magna-Mike is very simple.
Measurements are made when its magnetic probe is held or scanned on one side of the test material and a small target ball (or disk or wire) is placed on the opposite side or dropped inside a container.
The probe's Hall Effect sensor measures the distance between the probe tip and target ball. The measurements are instantly displayed on the large color thickness display as an easy-to-read digital thickness reading.

New Features
Three new durable probe designs: 
--Straight, Right Angle, and Low-profile Articulating
Replaceable Wear Caps 
--Standard, Chisel tip, and Extended Wear (for 86PR-1 and 86PR-2 only)
Expanded target selection 
--3/16 and 1/4 in. magnetic target balls 
--0.045 in. (1.14 mm) 0.026 in. (0.66 mm) diameter wire target
Expanded thickness range up to 25.4 mm (1.00 in.)
Larger Color VGA display
RS-232, USB and VGA outputs
Fast Measurement update rate 60 Hz
Expanded alphanumeric data logger
Save and Recall stored calibration files
Ability to export file to MicroSD card in .txt and CSV formats
New accessory kits (Calibration kits) 
--Standard up to 9.1 mm (0.360 in.) 
--Extended range up to 25.4 mm (1 in.) 
--Disk kit 
--Wire target kit 
--Low-profile probe kit
Three New Probe Designs
The Magna-Mike is available with straight, right angle, and low-profile articulating magnetic probes. The 86PR-1 and 86PR-2 feature replacable wear cap to extend the probe's durability and reduce replacement costs.

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Product category: Thickness gauges

45MG Ultrasonic Thickness Gage

The 45MG is an advanced ultrasonic thickness gage packed with standard measurement features and software options. This unique instrument is compatible with the complete range of Olympus dual element and single element thickness gage transducers, making this innovative instrument an all-in-one solution for virtually every thickness gage application.

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About us

Company portrait

Olympus is a large company with products including cameras, medical equipment, life science microscopes, and industrial inspection equipment. The strands from these different businesses come together to form Olympus’ corporate DNA. Much like Olympus as a whole, the industrial business is likewise made of many threads drawn together and bound by the drive to serve a global community of customers. Who we are today is rooted in our history.

In the Beginning
The conventional ultrasonic testing (UT) and thickness gage portion of our nondestructive testing (NDT) business was founded by three researchers from a renowned technology school in Boston, MA. They were driven to identify problems, build solutions, and then find ways to bring those solutions to market.
This ‘innovate first, market it later’ mentality served us well over the years.

The business, then called Panametrics, started out selling ultrasonic transducers. An essential part of building transducers is hooking them up to a pulser/receiver (a device that sends an impulse through the transducer and then receives the signal coming back) to test them and make sure they work correctly. However, the manufacturing team had trouble finding the pulser/receivers they required. So, as any good engineering-driven team would do, they started building their own. Recognizing that there was demand for pulser/receivers, they began selling them. Soon, Panametrics was able to expand and bring on more staff.

Building Relationships
Another of Panametrics’ early products were thickness gages. While not flashy, thickness gages were instrumental in growing the industrial business.

The thickness gage business developed proficiencies early on in three key areas—high-temperature measurements, measuring through and auto-subtracting coatings, and measurement accuracy. Each of these proficiencies enabled us to address major customer pain points. We also added a waveform display (a frequent customer request at the time) and an internal datalogger to our landmark 26DL PLUS gage to create a tool that solved many challenges.

As our thickness gage business grew, we established more relationships with customers. These relationships mean everything to us—it’s your feedback that helps drive the direction of our products and influenced how our business has developed over the years.