TM Microscope Series

April 07, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp. announces the release of the new TM microscope series, with enhanced features and ergonomic design. Mitutoyo TM series is a toolmakers’ microscope well-suited for measuring dimensions and angles of machined metals.

It also can be used to check the shape of screws and gears by attaching an optional reticle. The compact body makes it ideal for use on shop floors with limited space. A C-mount camera can be connected to the eyepiece by way of an eyepiece adapter, turning the TM series into a video inspection system. With bright and clear field of view, the TM series microscopes offer the best-in-class performance for small models.

Product highlights include:

Newly designed LED illuminators provide enhanced observation for higher accuracy and resolution

Modified base design with lateral notch makes the microscope easy to carry and move

Improved extensibility by the optical camera adapter

New AC adapter covering a wide range of voltages provides more flexibility

Small footprint for adaptability in busy work environments

Related Glossary Terms

  • turning


    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.