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Yes, we have knowledgeable employees that are able to assist you with selecting the appropriate measurement tool for your application. Go to our Ask the Expert page in our Learning Center to e-mail us, or call 617-420-2517 and let us know a little more about your specific application. If it is easier to send a part drawing, feel free to e-mail it to us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How often a gage is calibrated is completely up to the end user or their company. Most companies have to follow a specific calibration cycle set in place by their company or their customers. Higherprecision.com recommends having a gage calibrated at least once a year depending on how often the gage is used and how careful the operators are with the tools.

As with any precision measurement tool, checking your v-block regularly is a vital part of maintenance and will help to ensure that you are able to continue to take precise measurement and make accurate adjustments to parts. Before using your v-block for the first time, you should always check that the vee channel is properly parallel. Any issues that occurred during design or production that result in the groove not being parallel could impact the accuracy of your work process. The parallel structure of the v-block should also continue to be checked after usage. You will want to check the v-block regularly for any dents, nicks, scratches, or burrs that could impact your use of the tool. Any tiny amount of warping or wearing will have a lasting impact on how precise your measurements and adjustments are when using the v-block. Also keep in mind that following a lot of use, the cylindrical workpieces that come into contact with the v-block could cause convex wearing on the sides of the tool. You may have to get your v-block repaired or replaced when this happens.
Yes, granite is a far superior material for a surface plate than its comparators cast iron, glass, or metal. Granite comes with a number of advantages that overall allow your surface plate to last longer and to provide more reliable measurements. Granite does not rust or corrode overtime and it is almost impossible for granite to warp. Only under rare and extreme environmental circumstances would granite suffer the same damage that cast iron, glass, or metal might. When granite does get nicked or chipped, there is no compensatory hump. Granite has a longer wear life, a greater degree of precision, smoother overall action, a low maintenance cost, and a low coefficient of thermal expansion. Finally, there is no magnetic quality to granite with makes granite surface plates safer in the presence of multiple other materials.
Yes, Trimos is very much a global precision measurement company. One aspect of their identity they hold near and dear is being able to reach so many customers with their Swiss-made high quality equipment. In addition to that, they regularly offer a number of trainings in countries all over the world. The numerous worldwide partnerships of Trimos include: Dantsin in China, Studenroth Präzisionstechnik GmbH in Germany, Solman Hungary in Hungary, Gruber in Austria, Measure M in South Korea, AMK Toolprom Group in Belarus, Bowers Group in the United Kingdom, Microtech in Ukraine, BRW in Switzerland, Fowler High Precision in the United States, Hi-Tech Metrology in Australia, Issoku in Japan, Metrology in Czech Republic, Andes Meettechniek BV in the Netherlands, MaxValue in Thailand, Oberon in Poland, Primatek in Italia, HTS Verktoy in Norway, Grupo Gemelo in Mexico, Eclipse Tools in North America in Canada, PT. Yakin Maju Sentosa in Indonesia, Analis in Belgium, WT Precision Equipment in Singapore and Malaysia, and KmK Instrument in Sweden.
Vernier calipers have been a staple in metrology tool sets for decades. These traditional tools provide extreme precision and accuracy in the measurements they take. Very adaptable, Vernier calipers can be used to measure inside and outside dimensions of a part as well as depth dimensions. Vernier calipers come with twin scales such that a main scale can be used with the secondary scale when measuring, thus eliminating the need for any external device like a ruler. Built using stainless steel, these tools are incredibly durable and made to last a lifetime by being resistant to damage and corrosion. Finally, since Vernier calipers are commonly used, they are also commonly made, which makes pricing competitive and low.
Sylvac SA is consistently committed to offering the latest technological advancements to its customers. As a pioneer, Sylvac SA offers different forms of software that are compatible with some of its best measurement tools. Recently, Sylvac SA launched a family of 2nd generation Bluetooth instruments. These instrument technologies open the door to more possibilities for measurement and connection standards. The three types of connection profiles available include simple, paired, and Human Interface Device (HID) connection. Additionally, Sylvac SA offers Vmux, a multiplexer software. Vmux allows the user to assign a COM port to specific instruments that are connected via Bluetooth or a USB cable, thus redirecting measurement data directly to a computer. This software is user-friendly and infinitely improves data storage and efficiency. Included in the program is instrument auto-detection to activate your channels and access stored configurations. Sylvac SA is always one step ahead when it comes to precision measurement software and technology.
Taking care of your surface plate well is incredibly useful when it comes to getting your money’s worth and making it last. You want to make sure that you keep your granite surface plate clean. Airborne particles like dust, water, grease, and other abrasive substances that are present in the manufacturing workplace can wear out your surface plate over time. Relatedly, whenever you are not using your granite surface plate keep it covered to help protect it. Rotating the plate periodically can also help ensure that no one area is being used more than another, resulting in more equally dispersed wearing. Perhaps most importantly, do not use your granite surface plate for purposes other than its intended use. It is not a table or workbench and you can avoid unnecessary damage by not using it as one.
The newer ultralight calipers are superior to traditional Vernier calipers in a number of ways. Built using hollow aluminum with steel reinforcement, these tools are extremely lightweight, making them simpler to use and easier to transport. The model makes sure that the tools can be well-guided in measurement and ensures protection from shock. Additionally, the ultralight caliper has consistent pressure control during measurement, which makes the force involved both stable and parallel across both jaws of the tool. This feature is very advantageous because it improves repeatability when measuring larger diameters. The ultralight calipers are made with a titanium coating on surfaces exposed to other parts, helping protect from corrosion and scratching. These tools also come with a digital measurement readout. In general, ultralight calipers allow for the same or greater levels of precision and accuracy as Vernier calipers, with the added advantages of being simpler to use and having much more reliability.
The three models available for the Hi Cal Electronic Height Gage help you to customize your tool to the job you are completing. Each of these models comes with the same high quality and the same long list of amazing features. The only difference between them is their size and therefore the measurements for which they are ideally suited. In order of size, the 54-931-150 model has a range of 0-6"/150mm, a resolution of .00005"/.001mm, and an accuracy of .00013"/.0034mm; the 54-931-300 model has a range of 0-12"/300mm, a resolution of .00005"/.001mm, and an accuracy of .00016"/.0042mm; and the 54-931-450 model has a range of 0-17.5"/450mm, a resolution of .00005"/.001mm, and an accuracy of .0002"/.005mm. Each of these Hi Cal Electronic Height Gages offers accurate and precise measurements that are highly repeatable. With applications across a wide range of settings, these gages can’t be beat. Furthermore, every model comes with a ruby ball probe that is 3mm, a charging unit, a setting gage, a calibration certificate, and a protective cover.

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Wyler strives to make the best quality precision measurement tools and software available. At the heart of what they do, Wyler focuses on customer satisfaction. They aim to be competent and reliable, and they ensure statements of quality and specifications with everything they build and sell. Wyler sees each supplier and distributor they work with as a partner, supporting fair and balanced relationships across the world. Additionally, as a company, Wyler is committed to respecting rules and regulations concerning the environment. They utilize natural resources carefully and always aim for quality over quantity. All the employees at Wyler are motivated experts who are part of the larger Wyler team. Wyler knows that they would not function without the hard work and devotion of their employees and so supporting them is a central goal. The overall strategy of Wyler is to continue to provide precision measurement tools and resources for the long-term, strengthening their role as leader in the field, and fulfilling their responsibility to their customers and employees alike.
The overarching name given to the wide ranging software packages available through Wyler is wylerSOFT. Built within this greater program are a series of important subsets that can be combined or not to create an incredible suite of precision measurement software. WylerSPEC is a tool used for measurement tasks concerning the geometry of objects and machines, calculating measurements of flatness, parallelism, and squareness. WylerDYNAM samples and analyzes data in order to measure and display inclinations, profiles, and more for both stationary and moving objects. WylerCHART is based on wylerDYNAM but is preconfigured to launch standard applications right away, making it very simple to use. LabEXCEL CLINO displays the measurement values determined by the Clinotronic inclination measurement instruments. WylerINSERT reads values taken by the Wyler BlueSystem devices and inserts them into any other program that you are using. Finally, Wyler sells a software development kit that customers can use in order to develop their own software for analyzing data from Wyler instruments in order to better customize the tools to their needs.

Trimos specializes in precision measurement instruments, accessories, hardware, and software. They sell height gauges, horizontal measurement instruments, surface measurement instruments, portable measuring instruments, and more. The particular height gages they offer include: TVM and V3 through V9. The horizontal measurement instruments they carry are: Tels, Alesta, Horizon Granite, Horizon Setting, Horizon Premium, and Twinner. These tools also come with an available lab component Labconcept or Labconcent Nano. The surface measurement instrument at Trimos is a TR Scan that comes with white light interferometry technology and chromatic confocal microscopy line technology. They also offer a wide range of portable measuring arms depending on your needs to allow for simple and accurate 3D measurement.

Finally, beyond all of these tools, Trimos also carries hand tools, digital indicators, internal measuring instruments, digital scales, measuring probes with digital displays, measuring benches, and measuring stands.

Above and beyond the basic concept of the laser scan micrometer, these tools come in different varieties and with different accessories that help to specify their measurement capabilities. They can be purchased in different sizes and models. Additionally, you might need a laser scan micrometer with a separate display unit or an integrated display, both of which are available. The four main types of laser scan micrometer include the automatic (sometimes called the inline), the bench-top (sometimes called the floor), the handheld (sometimes called the portable), and the machine-mounted. The typical optional accessories that are available alongside laser scan micrometers include: a workstage or an adjustable workstage, a calibration gage set, a wire guiding pulley, extension relay cables, extension signal cables, air-screen covers, and air-blow covers.
Bowers Group values all of its collaborators, just as Higher Precision values its collaboration with the Bowers Group. In the field of precision measurement, partnerships among different manufacturers and suppliers help to ensure that the customers are provided the tools they need when they need them. Having partnerships allows for worldwide availability, innovative progress in development, and wide-reaching customer service. Bowers Group collaborates with other well-known, leading manufacturers such as Moore & Write, CV Instruments, Baty International, and A Spear & Jackson Company, Sylvac, Gagemaker, Trimos, and Wyler. Through these partnerships, the Bowers Group supplies a huge selection of precision measurement instruments like woodworking tools, gardening equipment, optical projectors, hardness testers, calipers, screwdrivers, and punches, all using the latest technology.

The Hi Cal Electronic Height Gages are some of our favorite tools we sell. This is partly because of the incredible list of features that these devices have. The available features include: an error max µm = 2.5 + L / 175mm, extra low measuring force (from 0.2 N), MIN/MAX/TIR capability, excellent repeatability thanks to the motorized carriage, intuitive functions that minimizes key strokes, customizability with free software, great mobility, high reliability, data output USB and RS232, a battery life of 40 hours of charge during operation, a touch sensitive probe speed for easy operation, a base with small footprint, and a 4mm probe shank. What all these features result in is the ability to measure internal diameters, external diameters, heights, centerlines, depths, widths, and surfaces.

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As such a large company, it is important to the Bowers Group to never sacrifice quality for quantity. Part of this mission includes their excellent customer support system. While each tool they sell is built to last a lifetime, the engineers at Bowers understand that any number of things can go wrong and lead to a device not working properly. That is why they offer on-site help from their highly-skilled, manufacturer-trained engineer team. Some of the services that they are able to offer on-site include: checking moving parts and any wear highlighted, linear or point-to-point error checking and correction, full traceable calibration to UKAS when required, thorough strip down, examination, and cleaning of tools, diagnostic checking of electronic readout, and an update from EPROM to any latest software version that is required.
Sylvac SA is a family-based business that strives to produce high-quality precision measurement tools and to stay ahead in offering the newest technology and innovation. With a specialty in microelectronics and micromechanics, Sylvac SA provides a unique array of products and services to its customers. As a company, Sylvac SA goes above and beyond the point of purchase, emphasizing customer care in terms of product troubleshooting and replacement and available customer service. Based in Switzerland, they take the quality that Swiss products are known for and brings it to the world. Their global reach expands to more than 50 countries and their technical and commercial presence is felt worldwide in the metrology industry.

The Hi Cal Electronic Height Gage is one of the most trusted height gages on the market today. In line with its reputation, each one of these devices comes with a five-year warranty, one of the longest warrantees available for metrology equipment. These gages are perfect for any machine workshop and are highly ergonomic and mobile by design. Intuitive and simple to operate, the Hi Cal Electronic Height Gage weighs in at only a few pounds and has a motorized carriage displacement that can be controlled by two pressure sensitive switches. Easy to transport, you can easily transport your Hi Cal Electronic Height Gage between workshops or work stations. Furthermore, each of these gages comes with top-of-the-line data collection software. These devices are built for the measurement of small parts and come with probes measuring as small as 1mm. Finally, the Hi Cal Electronic Height Gage is intuitive to learn and easy to use for even beginner machinists. All of these qualities and more make these tools one of the best sellers today.

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HI_CAL ELECTRONIC HEIGHT GAGE # 54-931-150

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As a world leader in supplying solutions in electronic inclination measurement, inclination sensors, measurement software, and precision spirit levels, Wyler has furthered their outreach with the publication of a precision measurement book. Titled, “The Secrets of Inclination Measurement,” the Wyler book discusses the niche position that inclination measurement holds within the greater field of metrology. As such a specialized subset of the precision measurement world, inclination measurement is not very well understood or advocated for. Highlighting the implementation and interpretation requirements for quality improvement, the Wyler book explains the range of measurement tools, the importance of precise alignment, and the high performance of machine components important in assembly.
As the only facility in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico that carries a factory certification to perform services, including repairs and calibration, on all of the branded Phase II material testing instruments, Phase II staff prides themselves on their repair services. An experienced and trained team of engineers is at your service to provide quality repairs. All services are fast and dependable, select items come with flat-rate pricing, and a 24-48hr expedited service is also offered. At any time, Phase II has wearable items such as impact devices, diamond styli, calibration fixtures, test blocks, and more on hand in their inventory and available for replacement. All Phase II and Time/Timetrade branded products are supported by a 90-day warranty that covers parts and labor after purchase. For any repair service that you might require, Phase II engineers will submit a quotation to collect either written or verbal approval before performing the repair. This approval includes the projected costs for inspection, repair, and calibration. Finally, all repairs will come with a certificate of conformance.
A major benefit of laser scan micrometers is how versatile they are in terms of types of measurements they are able to complete. Due to this versatility, there are a range of measurements that fall under the domain of laser scan micrometers. These include, but are not limited to, in-line glass fiber or fine wire diameter, outer diameter and roundness of cylinders, thickness of film and sheet, gaps between rollers, film sheet thickness, taper and form, outer diameter of optical connector and ferrule, outer diameter of opaque or transparent cylinders, X- and Y-axis electric cables and fibers, spacing of IC chip leads, disk head movement, and tape width. Additionally, laser scan micrometers can be used in pairs, thus serving as a dual system for measuring a larger outside diameter of a part or object.
The Bowers Group prides itself on its expansive list of precision measurement instruments. They offer 64 different bore gauge tools, including digital and large diameter bore gauges, as well as setting rings and microgauge cones. They sell different levelers and hand tools, such as micrometers, gauge sets, ranges, indicators, calipers, protractors, and more. Thread measuring devices like pitch diameters, setting systems, thread rolls, and groove gauges are also available. Instruments for testing hardness, thickness, and roughness, as well as workshop tools like gauge blocks, rulers, tapes, and telescopic sets are sold. In addition, Bowers has a wide selection of height gauges, optical measurement devices, and special applications instruments. If you are unsure of the exact design and specifications that you require for a job, contact Bowers Group to have one of their expert engineers help you decide on the optimal instrument.
The selection of precision measurement products made and distributed by Sylvac SA is extensive. They have connections, like Bluetooth setups, cables, footpedals, and battery packs as well as software including Sylvac Anywhere, Sylcom, and Sylbad BT Smart for Android and iOS. They provide digital indicators, mini digital indicators, digital test indicators, calipers, ultra-light calipers, depth gauges, micrometers, protractors, digital micrometer screws, digital scales, feeler gages, height gages, bore gages, internal measurement instruments, digital display units, inductive measurement probes, capacitive measurement probes, multiplexer units, bench tables, horizontal measuring instruments, optical measurement devices, and a wide range of Bluetooth instruments.
Wyler goes above and beyond just the creation and distribution of precision measurement products. They also offer customer training opportunities and a range of helpful services. Wyler understands how complex accurate and reliable precision measurement can be. Therefore, they offer their customers product training opportunities to help guarantee that measurements are done properly. Together with their distribution partners worldwide, Wyler offers trainings at their partners’ facilities or on-site with customers. The aims of these trainings are to teach the correct application of the tools and software and to get used to various measurement methods available. In addition to these trainings, Wyler offers repair services, maintenance contracts, and warranty extensions.
V-bocks are typically made out of either cast iron or steel and you will want to consider the types of materials you will be working with when choosing what material is best for your v-block design. When looking at v-blocks for purchase, you will notice two different grades, Grade A and Grade B. These are the two grades specified by IS: 2494-1964. Generally, v-blocks will have a bearing area of greater than or equal to 20%. The tolerance of a v-block is the maximum amount of distance separating two imaginary parallel places between the enclosed part. V-blocks are known to have symmetrization accuracy of 0.002 mm per 20 mm length in the vee groove and straightness accuracy is ±0.01 mm per 20 mm length. When shopping for a v-block, you will notice four faces: the flanks of the vees, the base end faces, the top, and the sides faces. V-blocks are usually sold in pairs matched in grade and size, allowing you to work with larger or longer cylindrical parts. Some v-blocks have two vees such that one is wider and deeper than the other. Another option when considering v-blocks are ones built with a 120-degree angle in order to check triangle effects or taps.
Due to their lightweight structure, ultralight calipers are easier to learn how to use than Vernier calipers. While they are known for having high levels of accuracy and precision, Vernier calipers are also notorious for not having great repeatability and for being difficult to learn how to use. Better measurements from a Vernier caliper require a high level of expertise for the operator. Alternatively, ultralight calipers are much easier to learn because they require less expert use and allow for clearer measurements. They are simpler to align properly and offer a digital measurement readout helping to assure reliability and accuracy.
Trimos is a dimensional measurement company based in Renens, Switzerland. Since its founding in 1972, Trimos has put quality at the heart of its measurement device production and distribution. Building within three central groupings, Trimos specializes at making products that get the job done. The product groups include height gauges, horizontal measuring instruments, and surface measuring instruments. Higher Precision is proud to collaborate with Trimos because of the opportunities they provide to our customers. One of the worldwide leaders in precision measurement instruments, Trimos uses innovative technology to make the best tools. Additionally, Trimos offers a number of services beyond tool production itself including: trainings, after-sale services, troubleshooting, repairs, hardware, software, and tool replacement.
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