Mitutoyo Corp. has introduced three newly designed special functionality type digitmatic indicators that feature what the company describes as improved operability and ease of use.
The three models, “Calculation”, “Peak Hold” and “Bore gauge” provide special features that enhance the performance of the standard digimatic indicators.
“Calculation” model provides the ability to program a formula into the gauge allowing use in special purpose jigs and fixtures; “Peak-Value Hold model” which stores maximum, minimum and runout values; and “Bore Gauge” model, which is used in commercially available bore gauges, allowing users to easily set up and measure internal bore sizes.
All models are equipped with the absolute linear encoder inherited from the present model released in 1998, these indicators are free of overspeed errors. Sampling is performed 50 times per second to ensure the acquisition of peak values, and runout and maximum/minimum values are held simultaneously (the bore gage type only holds the minimum value). All models feature a new, wide, LCD panel for increased visibility that also incorporates an analog bar graph for enhanced operability.
The five control buttons are arranged and sized to improve operability during measurement, and icons displaying status and assist-button functions allow various functions to be set with simple operations. Functions can be set via a PC using the optional parameter setup kit. A function lock enables administrators to prevent errors due to incorrect setting.