Electronic Micrometers resist contaminants with IP67 protection.

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Coolant and water-resistant 795 and 796 Series Electronic Micrometers have 0.00005 in. resolution and accuracies of ±.0001 in. Devices include .275 in., high-contrast LCD digital readout, push button control, measurement hold button, and RS232 output port on 795 model. Units feature tapered and balanced insulated frame, no-glare satin chrome finish on thimble and sleeve, and micro-lapped carbide measuring faces.

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New Starrett Electronic Micrometers Resist Coolant, Water & Shop Contaminants while Maintaining Accuracy

ATHOL, MASSACHUSETTS U.S.A. (November 13, 2006) - Today, The L.S. Starrett Company introduced the completely new 795 and 796 Series' of Electronic Micrometers. The new 795 and 796 micrometers combine Starrett precision and reliability with IP67 level protection from the foreign matter often present in hostile shop environments. In addition to being coolant and water resistant, 795 and 796 micrometers offer excellent protection against chips, dirt, dust and other contaminants.

With IP67 protection, 795 and 796 micrometers are ideal for harsh manufacturing environments. According to IEC529, IP67 stands for a "6" protection against ingress of dust and particles and a "7" protection against the effects of immersion in water under stated conditions of pressure and time.

In addition to IP67 protection, the 795 and 796 Electronic Micrometers have numerous user-convenient features. An extra large, .275" (7mm), high-contrast LCD digital readout is easy to read. Simple, push-button features provide zero at any position and retain / return to the true zero reading of the micrometer and instant inch / millimeter conversion. The micrometers also include a measurement HOLD button.

As with all Starrett tools, the 795 and 796 micrometers offer exceptional precision. They feature 0.00005" and 0.001mm resolution and accuracies of ±.0001" (±.002mm).

The 795 micrometer includes an RS232 output port for data transmission through a conventional wire or by connecting to a Starrett DataSure(TM)· Wireless Data Collection System End Node. (796 models do not have output capability.)

The micrometers also include several new design features for optimal comfort and accuracy such as a tapered and balanced insulated frame, Starrett no-glare satin chrome finish on the thimble and sleeve, micro-lapped carbide measuring faces, and an extremely hard and stable one-piece spindle. Both friction shell and ratchet stop / speeder versions will be offered with spindle locks.

795 and 796 micrometers include two CR2032 batteries for dependable power and over one-year's normal usage. To extend battery life, the micrometers feature automatic off after 20 minutes of non-use.

Initially, 795 and 796 micrometers will be offered in the 0-1" (0-25mm) range with sizes up to 4" (100mm) to follow over the next few months.

Since it's founding over 125 years ago, The L.S. Starrett Company has earned a reputation as the world's pre-eminent supplier of precision measuring tools and equipment. For more details and information about the Starrett 795 / 796 Electronic Micrometer Series, please contact The L.S. Starrett Company, 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA 01331 Tel. 978-249-3551 or www.starrett.com.

Note to Editors: The attached CD includes a four-color, 300 dpi, CMYK image file, as well as a copy of this text file in MS-Word. For additional or replacement copies please contact Gary Gamache at Starrett, 978-249-3551 or email: ggamache@starrett.com.

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