The Fowler electronic chrome-plated twin-beam height gauge has a measurement range of 0 to 24″ (600mm), a high-contrast LCD readout precise to 0.001″ (0.01mm), an accuracy of + or – 0.002″, a hand-operated slider, a carbide-tipped scriber, and a rust-resistant satin chrome finish. A calibrated screw mechanism supports coarse and fine, uniform slider adjustments. A large, hand-operated feed wheel raises and lowers the gauge on the beams with smooth, even travel, and is selectable for coarse or fine feed. The gauge has a hold function to freeze recordings on the display, and a zero setting function. Relative and absolute measuring functions allow measurements of the true size or comparison measurements of parts to a master. The included scriber, used to mark position on the workpiece, is carbide-tipped for hardness and durability. The gauge is powered by one SR44 1.55V silver oxide battery (sold separately) that provides up to one year of normal use. The display flashes to indicate when battery replacement is needed. The gauge has a working environment temperature of 32 to 104 degrees F (0 to 40 degrees C) with a surrounding relative humidity of 80 percent. Storage and transport temperature is -4 to 158 degrees F (-20 to 70 degrees C). The satin chrome finish on the scales resists rust and is glare-free. The base is hardened, ground, and lapped for maximum flatness. The scriber on this height gauge can be removed and replaced with the included indicator holder, which accepts a 3/8″ indicator stem or a dovetail to attach instruments such as a test indicator to measure squareness. The height gauge also comes with a molded case.
Height gauges, sometimes referred to as gages, are precision measuring instruments that travel on a vertical column (also called the beam) to measure and/or mark the vertical distance from the base of an object in fine units. The vertical position of the gauge and its attached pointer are changed by turning a calibrated screw, or one or more feed wheels. Recorded rotations are read from a scale, a dial, counters, and/or an electronic display. A screw clamp holds the pointer to the gauge. The pointer is typically sharpened to act as a scriber, and can be used to mark a position on a workpiece by scratching its surface. On compatible units, the scriber may be replaced by an electronic touch-signal probe. Height gauges are typically used in manufacturing, machining, and mechanical engineering.
The Fred V. Fowler Company manufactures inspection and measurement instruments such as electronic indicators, calipers, bore gauges, and digital scales. The company, founded in 1946, is headquartered in Newton, MA.
What’s in the Box?
- Fowler height gauge
- Indicator holder
- Molded case