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SmartCable™ USB Gage Interface with Excel Output for MagnaMike 8500

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Product Description

SmartCable™ Keyboard for Panametrics MagnaMike 8500 Thickness Gage

Send data directly to Excel---No Software Wedge Required

This Advanced Systems & Designs - ASDQMS SmartCable™ USB Keyboard, single gage interface, connects the Olympus Panametrics MagnaMike 8500 Precision Thickness Gage to a computer and sends data to Excel or other spreadsheet programs. Connects the MagnaMike 8500 to the SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface using a high quality 6-pin cable connector---no additional cables required. The output of the SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface is a standard USB 2.0 keyboard signal.

Connecting the SmartCable™ Keyboard with its built-in keyboard wedge to a computer will allow the Panametrics MagnaMike 8500 Precision Thickness Gage to be identified as a keyboard device that can send data to any Microsoft Windows application (like Excel) or internet explorer based SPC program - no messy software wedge required. The SmartCable™ Keyboard will make the Panametrics MagnaMike 8500 Thickness Gage readings appear as if they were typed in using a standard keyboard - eliminates data collection errors. If you want to collect SPC data into a Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet applications, simply select the cell where you want the data to appear.

Readings can be triggered by the following:

  • Pressing the SEND button on the Olympus Panametrics Magna-Mike 8500

  • Pressing an optional Magna-Mike footswitch connected to the device

  • Pressing the button on the SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface

  • Depressing a connected footswitch (not included)

A detailed operation manual is included with this SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface. Advanced Systems & Designs normally sets the SmartCable™ Keyboard to the default settings on the Panametrics Magna-Mike 8500. Make sure both the SmartCable™ and Panametrics Magna-Mike 8500 thickness gage are set to the same values. Refer to the Olympus Panametrics Magna-Mike 8500 precision thickness gage user manual for more information on external communication.

Six foot standard cable length. All of our SmartCable Keyboard gage interfaces are available in custom lengths. Contact us for more information.

LED Indicator lights aid the user with the operation of the SmartCable™ Keyboard. This SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface is easily configured to output data in different output modes on your spreadsheet, such as CR, TAB, up, down, left, or right. The output mode is selected by adjusting the rotary switch on the SmartCable™ Keyboard. To access the rotary switch, simply remove the top cover by loosening two Phillips screws.


  • SmartCable™ Keyboard for the Panametrics Magna-Mike 8500 precision thickness gage 

  • Sends data to Excel or other Explorer based SPC programs

  • Multiple data triggering options

  • Special cable lengths available on request

  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects

At ASDQMS we make SPC data collection easy!

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