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HOW TO USE A DIGITAL CALIPER
The main use of a digital caliper is to measure the distance between
2 opposing sides.

Pleas...
TO CHECK THE ZERO POINT
Make sure the jaws are clean, move the
movable head towards the stationery jaw so
that the two jaw...
There are 4 basic types
of measurement which a
Digital Caliper can
perform
1. EXTERNAL MEASUREMENT
Using the lower jaws, the
external dimension can be
measured. Place your work
piece in between the...
2. INTERNAL MEASUREMENT
Internal measurement can be
obtained using the smaller
upper jaws. Place the two
small upper jaws ...
3. DEPTH MEASUREMENT
You can measure the depth of the
hole on your work piece using the
probe, which is attached to the
mo...
4. STEP MEASUREMENT
As you move the movable head
of the digital caliper, notice that
at the back of the head, there is
a s...
USING A HANDHELD DUROMETER GAUGE
WHY DO WE USE A DUROMETER GAUGE?

TO VERIFY THE
HARDNESS
OF THE MATERIAL
DUROMETER GAUGE FUN FACTS….
1. We use a Shore A durometer gauge for softer rubber materials
2. The Shore D durometer gauge...
HOW TO USE A DUROMETER GAGE CORRECTLY:

A YOU TUBE MESSAGE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9CWjcn...
QUIZ
On a sheet of paper write your answers to each question and Denise and I
will check the answers!
What is a
Sample
Submission?
What does I.S.I.R.
stand for and
when is it used?
What does PPAP
stand for and
when is it used?
Why are sample
approvals
necessary?
What are the FOUR types
of measurements that
you can perform with
calipers?
What type of durometer gauge
do we use?

A.Shore D
B.Shore A
What is the
accuracy of a
durometer gage?
What durometer is the
test button that
comes with your
gauge?
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How to Use a Caliper and Durometer Gauge

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There are 4 types of measurement that a digital caliper can perform: external, internal, depth, and step. Learn how to use a caliper to measure each.

Also included in this presentation are tips for using a handheld durometer gauge.

For more information, contact Timco Rubber today at 1-800-969-6242.

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How to Use a Caliper and Durometer Gauge

  1. 1. HOW TO USE A DIGITAL CALIPER The main use of a digital caliper is to measure the distance between 2 opposing sides. Please remember to always check for zero point before starting to use your digital caliper.
  2. 2. TO CHECK THE ZERO POINT Make sure the jaws are clean, move the movable head towards the stationery jaw so that the two jaws surface completely contact each other. Apply small force using your thumb so that the two jaws do not separate from each other. Check the Digital Display for zero reading, push the zero point button to set to zero. Your digital caliper is ready to use.
  3. 3. There are 4 basic types of measurement which a Digital Caliper can perform
  4. 4. 1. EXTERNAL MEASUREMENT Using the lower jaws, the external dimension can be measured. Place your work piece in between the two jaws. Push the movable head towards the work piece. When both jaws touch the work piece, hold lightly, make sure the jaws of the digital caliper are perpendicular with the work piece, then check the digital display for dimension.
  5. 5. 2. INTERNAL MEASUREMENT Internal measurement can be obtained using the smaller upper jaws. Place the two small upper jaws inside the work piece to be measured. Pull the movable head so that the two small jaws separate from each other and touch the opposite sides of the measured portion. Make sure the 2 jaws are perpendicular with the hole to be measured. Hold lightly and read the dimension appeared on the digital display.
  6. 6. 3. DEPTH MEASUREMENT You can measure the depth of the hole on your work piece using the probe, which is attached to the movable head, and the slice, which is along the center of the digital caliper body. The measurement can be obtained by moving the probe to the lower end of the measured area. Make sure the bottom of the digital caliper is sitting on the upper end of the measured area. Hold lightly and steadily, make sure that the digital caliper is perpendicular with the work piece, then take the dimension on the digital display. Note that depending on the manufacturer, a few digital calipers do not come with the probe.
  7. 7. 4. STEP MEASUREMENT As you move the movable head of the digital caliper, notice that at the back of the head, there is a step which also moves. This step can be use to measure the step on your work piece. Put the movable step measuring face of your digital caliper on the upper step of your work piece and the stationary face of the digital caliper on the lower step of your work piece to be measured. Make sure the faces of the digital caliper and the step faces are perpendicular with each other. Hold steadily and take the dimension on the digital display.
  8. 8. USING A HANDHELD DUROMETER GAUGE
  9. 9. WHY DO WE USE A DUROMETER GAUGE? TO VERIFY THE HARDNESS OF THE MATERIAL
  10. 10. DUROMETER GAUGE FUN FACTS…. 1. We use a Shore A durometer gauge for softer rubber materials 2. The Shore D durometer gauge is used for harder rubber materials and plastics. 3. A durometer gauge is considered an indicator. 4. The accuracy of a durometer gauge is +/-2. 5. We get our gauges calibrated once a year except for Denise and Greg. Theirs are done two times a year. 6. The test buttons that are with your durometer gauge should check at 60 durometer.
  11. 11. HOW TO USE A DUROMETER GAGE CORRECTLY: A YOU TUBE MESSAGE http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9CWjcn5MbV4
  12. 12. QUIZ On a sheet of paper write your answers to each question and Denise and I will check the answers!
  13. 13. What is a Sample Submission?
  14. 14. What does I.S.I.R. stand for and when is it used?
  15. 15. What does PPAP stand for and when is it used?
  16. 16. Why are sample approvals necessary?
  17. 17. What are the FOUR types of measurements that you can perform with calipers?
  18. 18. What type of durometer gauge do we use? A.Shore D B.Shore A
  19. 19. What is the accuracy of a durometer gage?
  20. 20. What durometer is the test button that comes with your gauge?

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