6000 Series English Unit Optical Tooling Scales

6000 Series English Unit Optical Tooling Scales

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The last word in alignment accuracy

These scales are used with our optical instruments to measure the precise distance of any object from the line of sight.  Then, since the line of sight effectively establishes an extremely straight reference line, alignments between different objects (such as machine components, foundations, rollers, etc.) are quantifiable.

Our scales have optical targets evenly spaced every 0.100". The optical micrometer on an instrument works as a vernier, displacing the line of sight laterally. Using this displacement, the reticle is "brought into register" with the nearest target on the scale, and the precise displacement is read directly from the graduated micrometer drum. By adding or subtracting the micrometer's reading from the scale position, a precise measurement is made. 

Visit our knowledgebase to learn more about our scale patterns, features, and targeting characteristics.

All of our scales are graduated throughout their stated length. Each scale is shipped in a vinyl sheath.

A number of accessories are available for use with our scales (listed below). These include magnetic holders, levels, and special adapters. Also included is our line of Invar extension tubing, available in many different configurations to suit your measurement needs.  The table below gives you the model numbers and lengths of our standard scales.

Model Length Pattern
6005 5" Brunson
6010 10" K+E
6020 20" K+E

An illustration of the scale patterns is below - the K+E pattern is shown left, and the Brunson pattern shown right. 
K+E Pattern Brunson Pattern

Target spacings:

10" and 20" scales: 0.010", 0.025", and 0.060"
5" scale: 0.005", 0.010", 0.025", and 0.050" 

Accuracy ±0.001"
Finish Matte white background, black graduations and numbers, non-glare topcoat
Major Divisions 1"
Material Hardened tool steel
Minor Divisions 0.100"
Width in 1″
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