Mitutoyo ABSOLUTE 573-116-10 Digital Caliper, Stainless Steel, Battery Powered, Centerline Jaw, 10-200mm Range, +/-0.10mm Accuracy, 0.01mm Resolution
- Hardened stainless steel construction for protection of caliper components
- Adjustable main scale jaw for measuring center-to-center distances on the same and offset planes
- Jaws located on the back of the slider so measurements can be read from above the device
- Function control buttons on caliper face for ease of access: Origin-set, Zero-setting, Power On/Off, Data Output
- Statistical process control (SPC) output transmits results to a Mitutoyo miniprocessor or computer
The Mitutoyo 573 series ABSOLUTE back-jaw centerline digital caliper uses Mitutoyo’s ABSOLUTE linear encoder technology and has an adjustable main scale jaw for measurement of center-to-center distances on the same and offset planes. This caliper has accessible function control buttons, such as Origin-set, Zero-setting, Power On/Off, and Data Output, and uses the metric measuring system. Although identical to dial and vernier calipers in its ability to make precise measurements, the digital caliper’s LCD increases reading reliability.
The 573 series caliper has the ABSOLUTE electrostatic capacitance type linear encoder to help reduce overspeed errors. LCD resolution is 0.01 mm. Functions include Origin-setting, Zero-setting, Data Output, and Power On/Off. An alarm alerts the user to low voltage and counting value composition errors. The caliper has Statistical Process Control (SPC) data output capability; it outputs data using a serial data interface to a computer or other dedicated recording device using SPC cable with data switch (sold separately). An optional Data Hold unit is available (sold separately). The caliper includes, and is powered by, a single SR44 silver oxide cell battery and lasts approximately 3.5 years with normal use.
Calipers measure the distance between two opposing sides of an object. They make inside, outside, depth, or step measurements, according to their type. Calipers are commonly used in architecture, metalworking, mechanical engineering, and machining. The simplest calipers have two legs to mark the two points and require a ruler to take the measurement. More complex calipers use two sets of jaws instead of legs and have up to two graduated scales. Vernier, dial, and digital calipers give direct and accurate readings and are functionally identical, having a calibrated scale with a fixed jaw, and another jaw with a movable pointer that slides along the scale. The vernier caliper has a scale sliding parallel to the main scale for an additional, fractional reading to improve measurement precision. The dial caliper has a circular dial with a pointer on a toothed gear rack replacing the second vernier scale. As with the vernier, this second measurement is added to the reading from the main scale to obtain the result. The digital caliper takes a differential by zeroing the display at any point along the slide, with an LCD that displays a single value in English and/or metric units.
Mitutoyo manufactures precision measuring tools, metrology equipment, and systems. The company was founded in Tokyo in 1934 and formed Mitutoyo America Corporation in 1963, which is headquartered in Aurora, IL.