Caliper Attachment Wirelessly Transmits Data

Mitutoyo America has released the U-Wave Fit into its data management systems product line.

Mitutoyo America’s U-Wave Fit is a compact attachment for Mitutoyo calipers and micrometers that transmits measurements wirelessly to a PC using the Digimatic protocol. The elimination of long, cumbersome data cables is said to improve measurement efficiency and speed while maintaining precise accuracy. The user-friendly interface enables data to be uploaded into any software product that accepts keyboard input, the company says.

Named for what Mitutoyo calls a comfortable, ergonomic design, the U-Wave Fit can be installed on more than 1,600 different Mitutoyo calipers and micrometers. The unit’s design is said to enable the operator to handle and use the tool with comfort and confidence without sacrificing accuracy.

The product is available in models including IP67 and buzzer types for 4", 6", 8" and 12" IP67 calipers, standard calipers, and coolant-proof (IP65) micrometers. During standard operation, the U-Wave Fit has a wireless range of 20 m (60 ft.) and its 220-mAH battery lasts for over 400,000 transmissions. The high-resolution Digimatic2 communication format sends polarity and the unit of measure.