Hexagon Metrology announced the release of the new Brown & Sharpe TWIN-CAL IP67 calipers with an innovative built-in output connection. This electronic measuring tool is IP67 compliant with its main components encapsulated and protected from shop floor contaminants such as dust, oil and coolants. The adaptable calipers can be used wirelessly or with a cable using the new plug-and-play TLC (TESA Link Connector). This digital caliper is suitable for countless applications in the metrology laboratory or on the production floor, often in combination with mechanical instruments or stationary machines.
The new plug-and-play TLC allows the user to send measured data from the instrument to the computer via USB, TWIN (TESA Wireless Interface, available Q1, 2013) or Digimatic option. The USB cable connection allows the caliper to be directly connected to a computer. The wireless module is integrated in the battery cap and enables the operator to retrieve data for optimal SPC monitoring. Digimatic output is a cabled connection that allows Brown & Sharpe instruments to work with any competitor's interface. For the same cost, the adaptable calipers are available with any of the interface options. The TLC also has an IP67 rating to withstand the same harsh conditions as the caliper.
"This evolutionary, adaptable instrument will revolutionize connectivity thanks to its TWIN concept," says Martin Hedman, TESA group managing director and CEO. "Brown & Sharpe hand tools have a solid reputation for quality, dependability and workmanship. We have produced hand measuring tools for more than 150 years. The new TWIN-CAL IP67 caliper is just another example of our market leadership in innovation."
The TWIN-CAL has an instant inch/metric conversion option, with a measuring range of 150 mm/6 in., 200 mm/8 in. and 300 mm/12 in. The caliper maintains a resolution of 0.01 mm/0.0005 in. with repeatability of 0.01 mm. The absolute measuring system retains a zero setting so the calipers are ready to measure when turned on. Soft touch features allows for consistent, smooth measurements. With the largest LCD to date, 11-millimeter digits provide easy readability. The TWIN-CAL has a long battery life up to 12,000 hours (3 years), and an automatic shutoff after two hours.
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