Bowers MicroGauge delivers Macro-Benefits
As a response to frequent requests from the company’s global customer base for a gauging system that could accurately measure small bores, Bowers Metrology has launched the ingenious 2-point MicroGauge bore gauging system. Designed specifically for the accurate measurement of bores from 1.0 - 6.0 mm, the extremely compact gauge features a completely new integral digital readout.
Bowers’ new MicroGauge can truly be described as a pocket-sized instrument, as its overall dimensions are approximately the same as a ballpoint pen; a real advantage for those needing to accurately measure small precision parts. The user friendly gauge could not be easier to use; the action of locating the gauge’s hard-chromed, spherical contact points into the bore to be measured, causes a mechanical force to be transferred to the gauge’s digital readout unit. This action instantaneously causes the bore’s size to be displayed on the unit’s high-visibility LCD readout. Moreover, as the MicroGauge benefits from 2-point localised contact with the bore to be measured, further bore features, such as ovality, taper and barrelling can also be evaluated.
Access to the new bore gauge’s functions, including set/calibrate, metric/inch conversion and choice of 0.010 or 0.001 mm resolutions, is via two buttons. Whilst data transfer can be carried-out via Proximity-RS232 or Proximity-USB outputs. As with all Bowers bore-gauging products, the new MicroGauge system is available as an individual instrument, or as a set encompassing a selection of heads and setting rings, allowing a range of sizes to be measured. Enabling MicroGauge to be included on users’ gauge calibrations systems and utilised from the day of delivery, all setting rings are supplied with traceable UKAS certification as standard.
Describing MicroGauge as “the most important Bowers product launch for several years”, Steve White, Group CEO said “Following extensive consultation and development work, including support from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), we are delighted with the performance of the MicroGauge. The introduction of our new instrument means that Bowers is able to accommodate 99% of global industries’ bore gauging needs from our comprehensive product range. If the early interest from both our worldwide network of sales agents and end-users is anything to go by, MicroGauge will be a great success.”
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Updated on May 23, 2012 14:53