11/1/2005

Bright Idea from Mitutoyo

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Here’s a clever idea for digital calipers: instead of a traditional battery, the SuperSolar caliper from Mitutoyo America (www.mitutoyo.com; Aurora, IL) uses a solar battery that charges a super capacitor.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Here’s a clever idea for digital calipers: instead of a traditional battery, the SuperSolar caliper from Mitutoyo America (www.mitutoyo.com; Aurora, IL) uses a solar battery that charges a super capacitor. The solar battery requires just 60 lux to charge, and when used in low light conditions, it still works because that’s when the capacitor kicks in. It provides a 0.01-mm resolution with ±0.02-mm accuracy. It is IP67-rated, which means that it is dust proof, chip proof, and coolant proof. Have light? Then you’ve got measuring power.
 

Hand holding a crystal ball

We’d rather send you $15 than rely on our crystal ball…

It’s Capital Spending Survey season and the manufacturing industry is counting on you to participate! Odds are that you received our 5-minute Metalworking survey from Automotive Design and Production in your mail or email. Fill it out and we’ll email you $15 to exchange for your choice of gift card or charitable donation. Are you in the U.S. and not sure you received the survey? Contact us to access it.

Help us inform the industry and everybody benefits.