Hey everyone it's Nick here at Higher Precison and today we are going to be talking about the Absolute Digimatic Indicator, the ID-U with Slim and Simple
Design part # 575-123.
Today we will be reviewing the Mitutoyo digimatic indicator the ID-U with slim and simple design part number 575-123. As many of you know Mitutoyo offers
a wide variety of electornic indicators for special applications such as bore gage, go/no-go gages, calculation type and many more. For those you of
you who don't need all the bells and whistles and just want a good quality electronic indicaor that is not going to break the bank, the slim and simple
design is a gread choice.
So the slim and simple design indicator comes in two different styles. They have the ISO or JIS type that has the 8mm shank and M2.5 thread or they also
have the ANSI or AGD type which is the style we are looking at right here. This style has the 3/8" shank with the 4-48 thread. Range on this gage is
0-1" or 25.4mm and has a resolution of .0005" or .01mm. The overall accuracy throughout the whole range is .0008". It has a 1.8N measuring force and
as mentioned previously comes with the 3/8" shank and 4-48 thread.
So now that we know the specs, what features seperates this gage out from others? First of all the price. Many of Mitutoyo's electronic indicators are
in the $350-800 range. The slim and simple design is going to run you somewhere in the $150-200 range. It is IP42 protected so this indicator can be
used in a litte bit more of a harsh environment compared to other indicators without any rating at all. It does include a flat back. There is no lug
that comes on the slim and simple design so any time you mount this gage it does have to be mounted by the shank directly underneath the large LCD
display. It does have SPC output so for those of you who are serious about data collection you can very easily hook up cable up to the indicator and
the other end you can hook up to your PC and by just the push of a button be sending data very easily. The origin setting. You never have to set the
origin on this indicator unless the battery is changed. So if you pop in a new battery and set the origin, you'll never have to set the origin again
until you have to replace the battery again. That wraps up the featuers. The last feature that is very important is the very easy to use 4-button electronics.
That is another thing that really seperates this indicator out from other on the market. So lets take a deeper dive into the electronics and see what
this indicator has to offer.
The slim and simple design indicator has very easy to use 4 button electronics. To power the gage on you hit the on/off button. The button to the left
is the origin button. As mentioned previously, the only time you have to set the origin is if the battery is replaced but for any reason you want to
reinitialize zero, you can do that by just holding down the origin button for just a second. The button on the upper left hand corner of the display
in the inch/mm button and by pressing this one at time, it will allow you to cycle back and forth between inches and millimeters. The last button to
talk about here is the +/- button. This button here will allow the operator to chanage the polarity or the counting direction on the indicator. Directly
above the buttons you will see where the battery is installed. On the top of the display, you will see the RS-232 port for those of you who are serious
about doing data colletion. The last thing I want to speak about is for those that want to know how we can automatically raise the spindle, there are
two different options on this indicator here. There is a port here for the spindle release cable and by putting the cable in here, at the other end
you can just hit the button and that will automatically raise up the contact point. Or for those of you who are more interested in a simple design,
they do have a C-Hook. Basically what you are going to do with the C-Hook you will fully remove the contact point, put the C-Hook clamp inbetween the
contact point and the spindle and reattach the contact point. From there you will have a litte C clamp that you will raise up and down manually to
raise the spindle and let it down.
That wraps up our video demo today on the Mitutoyo digimatic ID-U slim and simple design electronic indicator. If you do have any specific questions you
would like to ask, you feel free to reach out to us at Higher Precision.com and until next time, we will see you again.