D-60DMitutoyo operates a policy of continuous improvement that aims to provide the customer with the benet of the latest technological advances.Therefore the company reserves the right to change any or all aspects of any product specication without notice.D-60D01020304050607080900.01mmmmmm8070604030201050900817282122.11Scribing stylusReference surface01020304050607080900.01mmmmmm0807060403020105090182745124.11ScribingstylusReference surface Measuring upwards from a reference surface●Vernier Height gage●Mechanical Digit Height gage■ How to read(1) Main scale 79 mm(2) Vernier 0.36 mm Reading 79.36 mmGraduation 0.02mmMeasuring downwards from a reference surfaceCounter 122 mmDial 0.11 mmReading 122.11 mmCounter 124 mmDial 0.11 mmReading 124.11 mm79101101234567Main scaleVernier scale7910110123456(1)(2)■ General notes on use of Height Gages1. Potential causes of errorLike the caliper, the error factors involved include parallax effects, error caused by excessive measuring force due to the fact that a height gage does not conform to Abbe's Principle, and differential thermal expansion due to a temperature difference between the height gage and workpiece. There are also other error factors caused by the structure of the height gage. In particular, the error factors related to a warped reference edge and scriber installation described below should be studied before use.2. Reference edge (column) warping and scriber installationLike the caliper, and as shown in the following gure, measurement errors result when using the height gage if the reference column, which guides the slider, becomes warped. This error can be represented by the same calculation formula for errors caused by nonconformance to Abbe's Principle.Installing the scriber (or a lever-type dial indicator) requires careful consideration because it affects the size of any error due to a warped reference column by increasing dimension h in the above formula. In other words, if an optional long scriber or lever-type dial indicator is used, the measurement error becomes larger.■ Notes on using the height gage1. Keep the column, which guides the slider, clean. If dust or dirt accumulates on it, sliding becomes difcult, leading to errors in setting and measuring.2. When scribing, securely lock the slider in position using the clamping arrangements provided. It is advisable to conrm the setting after clamping because the act of clamping on some height gages can alter the setting slightly. If this is so, allowance must be made when setting to allow for this effect.3. Parallelism between the scriber measuring face and the base reference surface should be 0.01 mm or better.Remove any dust or burrs on the mounting surface when installing the scriber or lever-type dial indicator before measurement. Keep the scriber and other parts securely xed in place during measurement.4. If the main scale of the height gage can be moved, move it as required to set the zero point, and securely tighten the xing nuts.5. Errors due to parallax error are not negligible. When reading a value, always look straight at the graduations.6. Handling after use: Completely wipe away any water and oil. Lightly apply a thin coating of anti-corrosion oil and let dry before storage.7. Notes on storage: Avoid direct sunlight, high temperatures, low temperatures, and high humidity during storage.If a digital height gage will not be used for more than three months, remove the battery before storage.If a protective cover is provided, use the cover during storage to prevent dust from adhering to the column.Example: Effect of measuring point positionWhen h is 150 mm, the error is 1.5 times larger than when h is 100 mm.4. Error due to inclination of the main scale (column)According to JIS standards, the perpendicularity of the column reference edge to the base reference surface should be better than:This is not a very onerous specication. For example, the perpendicularity limit allowable is 0.61 mm when L is 600 mm. This is because this error factor has a small inuence and does not change the inclination of the slider, unlike a warped column.5. Relationship between accuracy and temperatureHeight gages are made of several materials. Note that some combinations of workpiece material, room temperature, and workpiece temperature may affect measuring accuracy if this effect is not allowed for by performing a correction calculation.6. The tip of a height gage scriber is very sharp and must be handled carefully if personal injury is to be avoided.7. Do not damage a digital height gage scale by engraving an identication number or other information on it with an electric marker pen.8. Carefully handle a height gage so as not to drop it or bump it against anything.3. Lifting of the base from the reference surfaceWhen setting the scriber height from a gauge block stack, or from a workpiece feature, the base may lift from the surface plate if excessive downwards force is used on the slider, and this results in measurement error. For accurate setting, move the slider slowly downwards while moving the scriber tip to and fro over the gauge block surface (or feature). The correct setting is when the scriber is just felt to lightly touch as it moves over the edge of the surface. It is also necessary to make sure that the surface plate and height gage base reference surface are free of dust or burrs before use.f = h = h a0.01+ 1000L( ) mm L indicates the measuring length (unit: mm)lfhahhlfhahh


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