Bowers Extends Bore Gauge Range at Control 2011
In addition to demonstrating the company’s existing ranges of high-quality analogue and digital bore gauges, Bowers Metrology will be launching the advanced new MicroGauge at Control 2011. The ingenious, 2-point MicroGauge bore-gauging system features a completely new integral digital readout, and has been designed specifically for the accurate measurement of bores from 1.0 - 6.0 mm.
Bowers’ new user-friendly instrument 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 precisely 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 a 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. All MicroGauge setting rings are supplied with traceable UKAS certification as standard; this enables them to be added to users’ gauge calibration systems and utilised from the day of delivery.
The introduction of the MicroGauge system means that Bowers is now able to supply what the company describes as ‘the most comprehensive bore gauging product range currently available’. Encompassing a wide variety of digital and analogue variants that cover the majority of applications and resolutions, Bowers all-inclusive bore gauge collection can now accommodate bores from 1 mm – 500 mm.
See Bowers at Control 2011, Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, Hall 7 - Stand 7105.
Updated on July 27, 2011 16:36