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A staple in machine shops across the industry, these electronic slide calipers remain among the top instruments in measurement and inspection value. Here’s why.
In the world of metrology, 798 Electronic Slide Calipers from The L. S. Starrett Company (Athol, MA) remain among the top instruments in measurement and inspection value. This workhorse provides an IP67 level of protection against coolant, water, dirt and dust that is particularly useful for the shop floor environment. According to IEC60529, IP67 represents a “6” protection against ingress of dust and particles and a “7” protection against submersion in water under standardized conditions of pressure for 30 minutes.
The 798 features an extra-large LCD with .310 in (7.9 mm) characters and its standard RS232 output port works with the DataSure® wireless data collection system, as well as cable-based data collection products.
798 Electronic Calipers offer several additional user-friendly features, including zero at any position, instant inch/millimeter conversion, manual on/off with auto-off after 30 minutes without loss of position upon reactivation and a CR2032 battery with more than one year of life under normal use. Then there is exceptional precision: the 798 meets DIN862 linear accuracy and has a .0005 in (0.010 mm) resolution. A fine adjustment and slide lock further ensures precision measurements.
These calipers are made of hardened stainless steel and include a heavy-duty bar and slide measuring 0.138 in (3.5 mm) thick. They are available in three sizes: 0-6 in (0-150 mm), 0-8 in (0-(200 mm), and 0-12 in (300 mm). The 6 in caliper has an outside jaw depth of 1½ in (38 mm) and inside jaw depth of 5/8 in (16 mm). The 8 in model has an outside jaw depth of 1-7/8 in (47.6 mm) and inside jaw depth of ¾ in (196 mm), and the 12 in outside jaw depth is 2½ in (63.5 mm) and inside jaw depth of ¾ in (19 mm).
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.
The L.S. Starrett Company, 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA 01331, 978-249-3551, www.starrett.com.