Product Data Sheet – Y8

DC Battery-powered Electromagnetic Yoke

The Y-8 is a battery-powered, DC electromagnetic yoke designed to stand up to the most rugged applications. True portability for magnetic particle inspection
in the field and remote locations is achieved through a compact battery pack which provides a full 8-hour shift of inspection power.

Y8 Battery-operated Magnetic Yoke


  • Sealed, durable construction
  • Chemical and abrasion resistant
  • True portability with compact battery pack
  • Exceeds ASTM lifting specifications
  • Individual serial number on each yoke
  • Articulated, double-jointed legs
  • Solid state controls for maximum safety and reliability


Ideal for:

  • Field testing
  • In-service inspections
  • Demanding environments
  • Remote sites

Defect examples:

  • Inclusions
  • Seams
  • Tears
  • Laps
  • Shrink cracks
  • Welding slag
  • Grinding cracks
  • Quenching cracks

Specification Compliance

  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section V, Article 7
  • ASTM E709
  • ASTM E1444

All our Y8 Yokes carry the CE mark and conform to the appropriate European Union directives.

Product Properties

Weight Yoke: 3.8 Kg; battery: 2.2 Kg; charger: 1.3 Kg.
Leg span 25 – 250 mm
Duty cycle 33%, max on time is 20 seconds
AC voltage
100 – 240 V*
DC voltage
6 V
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Current draw – AC 1.5 A

* Battery charger AC voltage

The Y8 is supplied with a dual UK/EU plug.

User Recommendations

NDT Method
Magnetic Particle Testing
Accessories Magnetic Indicator Strips (part numbers 008M004, 008M005)

Certified Test Weights (part numbers 026T018A, 026T018B)

Polysray (part number 004G004)

Powder Dispenser (part number 008D003)

Part Number


Supplied with battery, battery charger (see photo below) and battery carry case.

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