IP65 Coolant Proof and MDC-Lite Micrometer

May 01, 2014

Mitutoyo America Corp. is now offering enhanced versions of its popular Mitutoyo IP65 Coolant Proof and MDC-Lite Micrometer line with ABSOLUTE sensor technology. This patented electromagnetic sensor offers improved measurement dependability by increasing resistance to harsh workshop conditions. This re-launch of a product line that has become a global industry standard is an exciting development for Mitutoyo and offers improved performance and reliability to its customers.

Highlighted features of the new Mitutoyo IP65 Coolant Proof and MDC-Lite Micrometers include the new electromagnetic ABSOLUTE sensor which provides improved resistance to environmental conditions such as dirt, oil and water that can cause false readings; a function lock system to prevent inadvertent setting changes; new ratchet thimble models that improve one-hand operability and an anti-slip finish for an improved grip while taking measurements.

The micrometers will offer long battery life, 2.4 years under normal operation, and SPC output models will be fully compatible with existing Mitutoyo data management accessories. These new micrometers will replace previous IP65 Coolant Proof and MDC-Lite models and will be introduced at the same prices as the models they will replace.

Related Glossary Terms

  • coolant


    Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.

  • micrometer


    A precision instrument with a spindle moved by a finely threaded screw that is used for measuring thickness and short lengths.

  • statistical process control ( SPC)

    statistical process control ( SPC)

    Statistical techniques to measure and analyze the extent to which a process deviates from a set standard.