Mahr Federal has built wireless data transmission into its family of MarCal digital calipers, making them available for the same price as a typical wired caliper. Using wireless technology first developed for MarCator digital indicators, the MarCal digital calipers send data to a small i-stick receiver, resembling a USB flash drive. MarCom software makes data acquisition even simpler: take a measurement and transmit your measuring data directly into MS Excel or via a keyboard code into any Windows program without the use of cables. It's even possible to apply the 16 EWRi wireless data collection capabilities to existing SPC applications.
The low power data transmission technology has allowed the transmitter to be built into the digital indicator. Integrating the transmitters with MarCal digital calipers eliminates expensive power hungry add-on transmitters that can make gages bulky and interfere with portability, saving hundreds of dollars compared with "add-on" wireless transmitter-based systems. Each MarConnect i-stick wireless receiver supports up to eight measuring instruments with a range of up to 12 meters, perfect for most bench-top or workstation applications. And since i-stick receivers are so inexpensive, it's now possible to add a receiver to every workstation in the shop.
MarCal16EWRi digital calipers are easy to read with a large, clear digital display, and include a number of advanced features, such as lapped guideways, a reference system that retains the zero-position setting, and a number of product options and accessories. MarCal 16EWRi digital calipers are protected against dust and immersion to class IP67. Advanced electronics provide increased battery life and the line is available in a range of sizes.
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