Micrometers

What are micrometers?
A micrometer (sometimes called micrometer screw gauge) is a precision measuring instrument, used to obtain very fine measurements and available in metric and imperial versions. They use a calibrated screw or thread (found internally on the spindle) for precise measurement of components in mechanical engineering and machining as well as most mechanical trades. They usually come in the form of calipers e.g. opposing ends joined by a frame.
Micrometers are composed of:
• Frame - The C-shaped body that holds the anvil and barrel in constant relation to each other.
• Anvil - The shiny part that the spindle moves toward, and that the sample rests against.
• Sleeve / barrel / stock - The stationary round component with the linear scale on it, sometimes with vernier markings.
• Lock nut / lock-ring / thimble lock - The knurled component (or lever) that tightens to hold the spindle stationary.
• Spindle - The shiny cylindrical component that the thimble causes to move toward the anvil
• Thimble - The component that turns by using a person’s thumb. Graduated markings.
• Ratchet stop - Device on end of handle that limits applied pressure by slipping at a calibrated torque.
• Screw

How do they work?
The precision is determined by the thread pitch of the spindle. The spindle is a very accurately machined screw and the object to be measured is placed between the spindle and the anvil. The spindle is moved by turning the ratchet knob or thimble until the object to be measured is lightly touched by both the spindle and the anvil.

Types of Micrometers
• Outside micrometer: most common type used to measure external dimensions such as the outside diameter of an object.
• Inside micrometer; used to measure inside dimensions like the inside diameter of a hole or tube. There are two types: caliper-type and tubular and rod.
• Depth micrometer: these are used to measure the depths of holes, slots and steps. They come with a variety of interchangeable rods of different lengths so that they can be used to measure a range of depths.
Advantages
• Provide very accurate measurements and are considered one of the most accurate types of measuring device.
• Ratchet speeder helps to provide reliable measurements.
• Integrated scales, the sleeve scale and thimble scale are built into the tool, another measuring instrument such as a ruler or tape measure is not required.
• Durability and long lasting and unlikely to need replacing or repairing

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Description Price Accuracy Resolution Imperial or Metric Micrometer Type SPC Data Output Data Processing Battery Operated Set Contents Metric-Imperial Conversion Maximum Measurement Minimum Measurement
RS Stock No. 785-7840
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,377.35
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- 0.01 mm Metric Internal - - No Micrometer, Spindle Locking Knob, Barrel, Sleeve, Storage Case - 600mm 50mm
RS Stock No. 705-1213
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,315.10
1 Set
Set(s)
±0.004 mm 0.01 mm Metric External - - No Setting Rod - 150mm 0mm
RS Stock No. 705-1260
BrandRS PRO
MYR731.42
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±0.003 mm 0.001 mm Both Internal - - Yes Battery, Case, Setting Ring, User Manual Yes 30mm 5mm
RS Stock No. 705-1266
BrandRS PRO
MYR951.86
1 Set
Set(s)
±0.001 in 0.0001 in Imperial External - - No Setting Rod - 6in 0in
RS Stock No. 705-1216
BrandRS PRO
MYR593.13
Each
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±0.002 mm 0.001 mm Both External - - Yes Battery, Case, User Manual Yes 25mm 0mm
RS Stock No. 705-1229
BrandRS PRO
MYR443.36
Each
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±0.002 mm 0.001 mm Both External - - Yes - Yes 25mm 0mm
RS Stock No. 785-7834
BrandRS PRO
MYR530.72
Each
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0.005 mm 0.01 mm Metric Internal - - No Micrometer, Spindle Locking Screw, Barrel, Sleeve, Fitted Case with Adjustment Tools - 30mm 5mm
RS Stock No. 785-7838
BrandRS PRO
MYR538.64
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0.005 mm 0.01 mm Metric Internal - - - Micrometer, Spindle Locking Screw, Barrel, Sleeve, Fitted Case with Adjustment Tools - 50mm 25mm
RS Stock No. 785-7866
BrandRS PRO
MYR138.97
Each
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0.005 mm 0.01 mm Both Special - - No Barrel, Sleeve, Adjustment Tools - 6.5mm 0mm
RS Stock No. 785-7847
BrandRS PRO
MYR877.62
Each
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- 0.01 mm Metric Internal - - No Micrometer, Spindle Locking Knob, Barrel, Sleeve, Storage Case - 250mm 50mm
RS Stock No. 785-7875
BrandRS PRO
MYR164.09
Each
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0.004 mm 0.0001 in, 0.01 mm Both Special - - No Barrel, Sleeve, Adjustment Tools - 13mm 0mm
RS Stock No. 725-5724
BrandRS PRO
MYR177.73
Each
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±0.004 mm 0.01 mm Metric External - - No Adjustment Tool, Case - 25mm 0mm
RS Stock No. 725-5709
BrandRS PRO
MYR98.35
Each
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±0.001 in 0.0001 in Imperial External - - No Adjustment Tool, Case - 1in 0in
RS Stock No. 725-5733
BrandRS PRO
MYR173.08
Each
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±0.004 mm 0.01 mm Metric External - - No - - 25mm 0mm
RS Stock No. 705-1210
BrandRS PRO
MYR688.69
Each
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±0.002 mm 0.001 mm Both External - - Yes Battery, Case, User Manual Yes 50mm 25mm
RS Stock No. 667-3938
BrandRS PRO
MYR2,048.86
1 Set
Set(s)
±0.004 mm 0.001 mm Metric Internal - - No - - 20mm 12mm
RS Stock No. 705-1279
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,056.33
Each
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±0.002 mm 0.001 mm Both Special - - Yes Battery, Case, User Manual Yes 25mm 0mm
RS Stock No. 248-9180
BrandRS PRO
MYR604.30
Each
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±0.004 mm 0.01 mm Metric External - - No Adjustment Tool, Case - 25mm 0mm
RS Stock No. 300-8265
BrandRS PRO
MYR361.12
Each
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±0.01 mm - Metric Special - - No - - 25mm 0mm
RS Stock No. 180-9465
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,423.87
Each
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- 0.01 mm Both - - - - Adjustment Tools, Fitted Case, Mechanical Blade Micrometer, Setting Rod - 25mm 0mm
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