The lightweight vernier height gauge has a measurement range of 0 to 200 mm, is precise to 0.02 mm, with + or - 0.03 mm of accuracy, and is suitable for scribing from a vertical base or for measuring small objects. The vernier scale provides precise, fine measurement through a second sliding scale that indicates where measurement lies between marks on the main scale. A calibrated screw mechanism supports fine, uniform slider adjustments.
The included scriber, used to mark a position on a workpiece, is 47 mm long, carbide-tipped for hardness and long life, and is held to the gauge by a screw clamp for easy and secure fastening. The grip-base design provides comfort when holding the unit in position by hand. The slider and beam are made of stainless steel. Large, easily-viewed figures and a glare-free satin chrome finish that resists rust ensure error-free reading. The mass (weight) of the height gauge is 1.4 kg.
Height gauges, sometimes referred to as gages, are precision measuring instruments that travel on a vertical column (also called the beam) to measure and/or mark the vertical distance from the base of an object in fine units. The vertical position of the gauge and its attached pointer are changed by turning a calibrated screw, or one or more feed wheels. Recorded rotations are read from a scale, a dial, counters, and/or an electronic display. A screw clamp holds the pointer to the gauge. The pointer is typically sharpened to act as a scriber, and can be used to mark a position on a workpiece by scratching its surface. On compatible units, the scriber may be replaced by an electronic touch-signal probe. Height gauges are typically used in manufacturing, machining, and mechanical engineering, Lathe and CNC Machines.