The Brown & Sharpe 00590302 TWIN-CAL digital caliper has a 0 to 6″/0 to 150 mm measuring range and a 0.0005″/0.01 mm resolution to perform inside, outside, step, and depth measurements. A round depth rod measures depth in narrow or recessed areas. The 1.5″ jaw depth holds parts securely while measuring. The absolute (ABS) measuring system retains the zero setting even after the caliper is powered off. A thumb wheel provides one-handed operation. The body is composed of PVD (physical vapor deposition)-coated stainless steel for increased durability. The LCD displays digits 11 mm high and has a sealed plastic housing that is Ingress Protection certified IP67 for protection against dust, oil, and coolants. The caliper has a TESA wireless interface (TWIN) and a wired data output port to export data to a computer for data analysis or long-term records storage (requires cable or wireless receiver, not included). The caliper is powered by one 3V CR2032 battery (included) and comes with a fitted plastic case.
|Inside, outside, and depth
|0 and 6″/0 and 150 mm
|Greater than 2ms
|11 mm high digits on LCD
|Wireless, TESA Link Connector (TLC), USB
Digital calipers are measuring instruments commonly used for inspection in manufacturing to provide the precise measurements of an object. A pair of jaws attached to a long beam with a marked scale is used to take inside, outside, and step measurements. An additional depth probe slides along the beam to take depth measurements. One jaw is fixed to the end of the scale, while the other jaw slides along it with gearless precision to take measurements. The reading is electronically generated and displayed on a digital, high-resolution screen as a single value. Digital calipers can take differential measurements that are used to determine the difference in measurements between two objects, by zeroing the display at any point along the scale. Some digital calipers can switch between standard and metric units, and some can output readings to a computer or printer for recording measurements. Caliper gages are used in production settings where specific diametrical or thickness measurements must be repeated frequently with precision and accuracy. Compared to dial calipers, digital calipers provide measurements that are faster, easier, and more error-free, but they are more fragile mechanically and electronically, and do not resist coolant well. Vernier calipers are more durable than digital calipers because they do not have internal moving parts, but they can be more difficult to read. Digital calipers are commonly used in fields such as metalworking, mechanical engineering, machining, carpentry, and medicine.
Brown & Sharpe manufactures precision measuring equipment and metrology hand tools. The company, founded in 1833, is headquartered in North Kingstown, RI.
What’s in the Box?
- Brown and Sharpe Twin-Cal caliper
- 3V CR2032 battery
- Fitted plastic case
Digital caliper with 0 to 6″/0 to 150 mm measuring range and 0.0005″/0.01 mm resolution is used to perform inside, outside and depth measurements
1.5″ jaw depth holds parts securely in place while measuring
Absolute measuring retains the zero setting after powering off
Stainless steel body is PVD coated for increased durability, and a sealed plastic housing is certified IP67 for protection against dust, oil, and coolants
TESA wireless interface and wired data output port export data to a computer for data analysis or long-term records retention (requires cable or wireless receiver, not included)