Mitutoyo's MPH-3515 Profile Projector Equipped with M2 2D Processor
Mitutoyo America has released the new M2 2D processor as part of a package with the PH-3515 profile projector. The M2 2D processor updates the PH-3515 with a touchscreen tablet and easier 2D processing for measuring dimensions. The M2’s graphics-based part view constructions enable the user to generate distances and tangent lines from within the graphical part view. The user can measure features, set nominals, apply tolerances and view deviation results in a few clicks for geometric tolerancing. Edge detection is optional. The M2 also provides flexible reporting capabilities, enabling customized report data and format including header, footer and graphics.
The PH-5415 features a 14" horizontal projector screen. The projector is equipped with accurate linear glass scales. Other features include profile and fiber optic surface illumination; a 10" × 6"-travel T-slot table for accessories; and a built-in digital angle counter.
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