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MarCator Digital Indicators Now Have Wireless Transmission

Transmit measurement data directly into MS Excel or Windows program

Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 15:18

(Mahr Federal: Providence, RI) -- Mahr Federal has added a MarConnect Integrated Wireless data transmission system to its family of MarCator Digital Indicators at prices that compete with typical wired systems. Low-power data transmission technology has allowed the transmitter to be built into the digital indicator. The digital indicator sends its data to a small i-stick receiver, resembling a common USB flash drive. Just take a measurement and transmit your measuring data directly into MS Excel or via a keyboard code into any Windows program without cumbersome cables.

Integrating the transmitters with MarCator Digital Indicators eliminates expensive, power-hungry add-on transmitters that can make gauges bulky and interfere with portability. Each MarConnect i-stick wireless receiver supports up to eight digital indicators with a range of up to 12 m, perfect for most benchtop or workstation applications. And since i-stick receivers are so inexpensive, it's now possible to add a receiver to every workstation in the shop.

The MarConnect integrated wireless interface is active as soon as the i-stick is plugged in, and each indicator is identified by signal coding in the MarCom software. Data transmitters are built into the MarCator 1086 and 1087 digital indicators, so no interface boxes or additional batteries are required. Plus, integrating the transmitters into the indicators’ electronics makes the units extremely energy efficient, and can extend battery life up to 50-percent longer than competitive systems.

Integrated wireless gives more freedom of movement. For example, when measuring on or at the machine, or with large workpieces, cables do not obstruct. Initiating signal transmission can be made either from the indicators or directly from the PC. This can be handy if, for example, you have a large gauge set up with multiple indicators. Rather than having to send data from each indicator individually, the MarCom software can gather all measurement data with a single click. Successful data transmission is confirmed with a message on the digital indicator’s display.

MarConnect Integrated Wireless is now available on Mahr’s MarCator 1086 Series of digital indicators with large display and integrated tolerance functions; and on the MarCator 1087 Series of multifunctional digital indicators with combined analog and digital display, as well as tolerance and dynamic measuring functions. Both lines are equipped with Mahr’s innovative reference system in which the zero position only has to be set once, and with a lock function that prevents unintentional activation of an operating button.

For more information visit http://www.mahr.com.

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Mahr Inc. a member of the Mahr Group, manufactures and markets a complete range of dimensional measurement solutions from handheld and custom-made gauges to technically advanced measurement systems for form, contour, surface finish and length for the automotive, aerospace, medical products, electrical, plastics, and optical engineering industries. Mahr also provides calibration and contract measurement services. Mahr's calibration laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, NVLAP Lab Code 200605-0. Mahr Group is headquartered in Göttingen, Germany. Mahr Inc. is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.