The Digital Caliper (sometimes incorrectly called the Digital Vernier Caliper) is a precision instrument that can be used to measure internal and external distances extremely accurately. The example shown below is a digital caliper as the distances/measurements, are read from a LCD display. The most important parts have been labelled.
Earlier versions of this type of measuring instrument had to be read by looking carefully at the imperial or metric scale and there was a need for very good eyesight in order to read the small sliding scale.
Manually operated vernier calipers can still be bought and remain popular because they are much cheaper than the digital version. Also, the digital version requires a small battery whereas the manual version does not need any power source.
Digital calipers are easier to use as the measurement is clearly display and also, by pressing the inch/mm button the distance can be read as metric or imperial
Specifications of Metal 6-Inch 150mm Stainless Steel Digital Vernier Caliper:
- Measurement Range: 0-6 inches/150mm
- Accuracy: ±0.001″/0.02mm
- Resolution: 0.0005″/0.01mm
- Size: 23.5*7.5*0.5cm
- Weight: 150g
- Automatic off.
- Zero setting in any position.
- LCD display makes measuring faster.
- Easy to change from inches to centimeters.
- Stainless steel body, lightweight and durable.
- Four way measurement, internal, external, length and depth.
The display is turned on with the on/off button. The external jaws should then be brought together until they touch and the zero button should be pressed. The digital caliper can then be used to measure distances. Always go through this procedure when turning on the display for the first time.The material to be measured is placed between the external jaws and they are carefully brought together. The locking screw is tightened so that the jaws do not move apart. The digital display can then be read. The distance can be read by in metric and imperial by pressing the inch/mm button.