The Mitutoyo 369 series LCD disk micrometer has disc-shaped measuring faces with flanges for measuring the pitch of gear teeth. It also has a ratchet-stop mechanism for uniform adjustment, a non-rotating spindle that helps provide steady positioning during measurement, an LCD digital readout that converts between inches and metric with resolution to 0.00005” (0.001mm) for outside diameter (OD) measurement, and Statistical Process Control (SPC) data output to transmit results to a computer or external device.
The micrometer’s electronic microprocessor can hold measurements at any position, convert to absolute value, set a temporary zero position, and return to a true zero reading. The output jack transmits SPC results to a computer through an interface cable (sold separately). The micrometer has an Ingress Protection 54 (IP54) rating, which means that components are resistant to debris and to splashing water from any direction up to a volume of 10 liters per minute. The frame is made of high-grade tool steel. The unit comes with an SR44 battery and a fitted plastic case.
Micrometers are precision measuring instruments that use a calibrated screw to measure small distances. These measurements are translated into large rotations of the screw that are then able to be read from a scale or a dial. Micrometers are typically used in manufacturing, machining, and mechanical engineering. There are three types of micrometer: outside, inside, and depth. Outside micrometers may also be called micrometer calipers, and are used to measure the length, width, or outside diameter of an object. Inside micrometers are typically used to measure interior diameter, as in a hole. Depth micrometers measure the height, or depth, of any shape that has a step, groove, or slot.
Mitutoyo manufactures precision measuring tools, metrology equipment, and systems. The company was founded in Tokyo in 1934 and formed Mitutoyo America Corporation in 1963, which is headquartered in Aurora, IL.