Measurement & Fluids

Inspection & Measuring Equipment
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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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OGP QVI Feather Probe

Metrology Sensor for Small Features Compensates for Environmental Effects

By: Jedd Cole
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Mahr Federal Multimar 844 T

Versatile ID/OD Gage Provides Numerous Attachments, Depth Stops, Anvils

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The updated Multimar 844 T universal measurement gage from Mahr Federal is designed for gaging IDs and ODs ranging to 2,500 mm with high sensitivity and accuracy.

Phillips Precision Inspection Arsenal Loc-N-Load

Quick-Change Fixture Plates Equipped with Air Assist

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