Measurement & Fluids

Inspection & Measuring Equipment

Inspection and Measuring Equipment includes all of the tools and devices that are used to verify that a part’s dimensions all conform to the tolerances required by the part’s design. Included are various hand-held gages such as calipers and micrometers, as well as more simple gage blocks or plug gages. However, inspection and measurement in most shops also goes beyond hand-held gages to include coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), the measurement machine tools able to execute programmed measurement routines. Also included in this category are devices such as profilometers that measure the finish of machined surfaces.

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Mitutoyo America 500 IP67 Absolute Digimatic

Coolant-Proof Calipers Eliminate the Need to Reset Origin

By: Jedd Cole
Mitutoyo America offers its 500 series IP67 Absolute Digimatic coolant-proof calipers for integration into statistical process control and measurement systems.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8

Portable 3D Scanner Handles Large-Volume Applications

By: Jedd Cole
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence offers the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8, a portable laser scanner for large-volume inspection applications such as automotive sheet metal, aerospace mold tools, large industrial castings and more.

Free InSpec Metrology Software on Micro-Vu Machines

By: Lori Beckman
Key features of the version include Form Fit capability integrated into InSpec that can eliminate the need for third-party software, an easy-to-see display of feature form with tolerance bands, and more.

Heidenhain PWT 100

Encoder Inspection Device Supports Multiple Serial Interfaces

By: Jedd Cole
Heidenhain’s PWT 100 is a compact, stand-alone inspection device used for checking the function and adjustment of the company’s encoders.

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