The Brown & Sharpe Shop-Cal digital caliper measures a range of 0-6"/0-150mm in inches or metric units, has a 0.001"/0.0254mm accuracy and a 0.005"/0.01mm resolution, and is made of stainless steel. The 1/4" (6.35mm) high liquid crystal display helps ensure readability. Linear accuracy meets Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) 862 standards. These calipers are for use in measuring inside dimensions (ID), outside dimensions (OD), depth, and step.
The caliper’s stainless steel construction makes it resistant to corrosion, rust, and staining. The thumb roller allows measurements to be taken quickly. This caliper works for 1.5 years with a CR 2032 3V lithium battery (sold separately). Automatic shut-off helps preserve the battery life.
Calipers measure the distance between two opposing sides of an object. They make inside, outside, depth, or step measurements, according to their type. Calipers are commonly used in architecture, metalworking, mechanical engineering, and machining. The simplest calipers have two legs to mark the two points and require a ruler to take the measurement. More complex calipers use two sets of jaws instead of legs and have up to two graduated scales. Vernier, dial, and digital calipers give direct and accurate readings and are functionally identical, having a calibrated scale with a fixed jaw, and another jaw with a movable pointer that slides along the scale. The vernier caliper has a scale sliding parallel to the main scale for an additional, fractional reading to improve measurement precision. The dial caliper has a circular dial with a pointer on a toothed gear rack replacing the second vernier scale. As with the vernier, this second measurement is added to the reading from the main scale to obtain the result. The digital caliper takes a differential by zeroing the display at any point along the slide, with an LCD that displays a single value in English and/or metric units.
Brown & Sharpe manufactures precision measuring equipment and metrology hand tools. The company, founded in 1833, played a key role in setting industrial standards in the United States. Brown & Sharpe was acquired by Hexagon Metrology in 2001 and is headquartered in North Kingstown, RI.
What’s in the Box?
- Brown & Sharpe Shop-Cal digital caliper
- Inspection report with a declaration of conformity
- Plastic case