Mitutoyo height gauges offer simplified operation

Oct. 13, 2023
With the press of a single button on the LH-600F/FG linear height gauge devices, users can measure plastic components.

LH-600F/FG Mitutoyo’s newest linear height gauge devices can be used to measure plastic components. They feature a rotatable and adjustable display that allows use from both front and rear orientations. The devices have identical specifications, but the LH-600FG includes a power grip, which improves handling. Also, for hands-free repeat measurements, a new optional footswitch is available.

What's new? The measuring system. Introduced in June, it includes a new self-check feature that ensures the instrument is clean of dirt and oil and able to provide accurate measurements. New output options include sending data directly to Excel or SPC software through a wired or wireless connection.

Benefits Easy, ergonomic and intuitive operation, and a high degree of accuracy. The gauge’s interface allows users to initiate a measurement with the press of a button or through touch-screen icons.  An air bearing system allows for easy movement of the height gauge, while a semi-float mode allows the device to slide more easily while taking measurements even with heavy parts. In the semi-float mode, the compressor turns on just enough to slightly lift the entire device off the surface plate so that it can slide without sacrificing accuracy. Motorized capabilities allow for repeatability along with an improved ability to measure angles, bolt holes and more.

Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., 888-648-8869,

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