Digital Calipers/Micrometers offer water resistance.

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Rated IP67, MarCal(TM) EW Digital Calipers feature resistant materials in casing and keyboard, and fluid protection system to safeguard electronic components. Offered in ranges from 6, 8, and 12 in., units include dirt wipers, lapped guide ways, and hardened stainless steel slide, beam, and measuring blades. Rated IP65, Digital Micrometer Models 16 and 40 EW feature satin chromed steel frames with heat-insulated holders, lapped carbide tipped anvils, rapid drives, and integrated ratchets.

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Mahr Federal Introduces New Line of Water Resistant Digital Calipers and Micrometers

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Increasingly, manual measuring instruments need to be protected from dirt, temperature variations, and water spray during everyday use. To meet these needs, Mahr Federal has introduced a new line of Digital Calipers and Micrometers that assure precise and reliable measurements under difficult conditions. The line includes three new MarCal(tm) EW Series Digital Calipers and the Mahr 40 EW and 16 EW Digital Micrometers.

The water resistant MarCal EW Series Digital Calipers are designed for use in extreme production environments in accordance with the IP67 standard. Built for durability, the line features specially resistant materials in the casing and keyboard, and a fluid protection system to safeguard sensitive electronic components.

The MarCal EW Series provides measurement capabilities over the entire working range with high precision and linearity ensured. Models are available in ranges from 6"(150 mm), 8"(200 mm) and 12"(300 mm). All models are available with or without a thumbwheel, an accessory that helps maintain constant gaging force. Also, users can select from two different depth rod designs. A round rod style facilitates measurement of depths with limited access, while a flat rod style provides added stability for longer measurements.

All calipers feature dirt wipers integrated into the slide, lapped guide ways, and hardened stainless steel slide, beam, and inside/outside measuring blades. Integral 3V batteries provide active use up to three years.

A unique reference lock function in the MarCal EW Series ensures reliable zero setting and prevents errors during operation. This function prevents users from mistakenly zeroing the device, an operational problem common to many other calipers.

A variation of the caliper design is the MarCal 30 EW Digital Depth Gage with all the features found in the caliper line. Similarly, models are available in ranges from 6"(150 mm), 8"(200 mm) and 12"(300 mm).

Rounding out the line of water resistant hand tools are the 16 EW and 40 EW Digital Micrometers. Rated IP65 for dust and water resistance, these shop-hardened hand tools feature satin chromed steel frames with heat insulated holders, lapped carbide tipped anvils, hardened throughout spindles, rapid drives, and integrated ratchets for repeatable measuring force.

The 16 EW is available with a measuring range 0-1"(0-25 mm) and has design characteristics similar to the 16 EW Caliper line.

Mahr Federal, a member of the Mahr Group, is known worldwide for its expertise in providing dimensional measurement solutions. The ISO 9001:2000-certified company manufactures and markets a wide variety of dimensional metrology products, and is headquartered in Providence, RI.

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