What is a digital micrometer?
|The digital micrometer is the most recent innovation in micrometer technology.|
|Digital micrometers are able to take extremely accurate measurements; most can measure to 0.0005 inches and 0.001mm.|
|Measurements can be taken in both metric and imperial units.
At any time, the user can convert their readings from one system to the other by pressing the “mm / inch” or “unit” button.
A zero button also allows the unit to be zeroed at any point. The feature is ideal for comparative and incremental measurements.
|Readings provided by digital micrometers are electronically generated and shown on an LCD display. The LCD display may be instead of, or in addition to, the scales normally found on a micrometer.
The reading is instant and avoids user error by eliminating the need to intepret the scales.
|Some micrometers have a data output connection which allows them to be connected to a computer.
Measurements can then be stored on a spreadsheet rather than recorded manually.