Mitutoyo America Corporation announces availability of its new, High-Accuracy Digimatic Digital Micrometer, the first micrometer to offer 0.1μm resolution measurement. Now, high-accuracy measurement can be had in a convenient, hand-held tool. The Digimatic Micrometer utilizes the Absolute rotary sensor (patent pending) manufactured utilizing Mitutoyo's own high precision screw machining technology. This sensor reduces instrument error to ±0.5 μm to deliver high-accuracy with no trade-off in operability. The Absolute system eliminates the need to reset the origin each time power is turned on thus enabling measurement immediately upon start-up. In addition, the measurement origin can be preset to any value within the display range to reduce set-up time and improve repeatability. The display can be zeroed at any position, making comparison measurement easier. Display resolution can be switched to 0.5 μm if 0.1 μm measurement is not required.
The Digimatic Micrometer features an extremely rigid frame for stable measurement while a constant-force barrel/spindle mechanism eliminates the possibility of overspeed errors. Transference of body heat to the instrument is reduced by use of a heat shield (removable), minimizing errors attributable to thermal expansion while handheld measurements are performed.
Additionally, it supports output to measurement data applications such as MeasurLink, Mitutoyo's proprietary statistical-processing and process-control program which performs statistical analysis and provides real-time display of measurement results for SPC applications. The program can also be linked to a higher-level network environment for enterprise-wide functionality.