Digital Gage Interface/Multiplexer

Brunswick Instrument Inc. ’s Model MP-8D digital gage interface acts as both a data switch and a data converter.

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Brunswick Instrument Inc.’s Model MP-8D digital gage interface acts as both a data switch and a data converter. The unit allows as many as eight digital tools such as micrometers, calipers, height gages, and so on, to be connected to a PC serial port simultaneously. The LCD display continuously displays the measurement readings for any one or all of the connected tools.

An operator may make gage port selections manually using front-panel pushbuttons or the “AutoSwap” feature can switch ports automatically by sensing activity at any connected measurement tool. Measurement data output can be triggered by pushbutton or with the footswitch.

Advanced functions allow an operator to define multiple “part feature” setups, each having unique tolerance limits, preset value, measurement resolution, peak-hold setting and display format. Measurement results can be presented in either digital numeric form or in analog bar-graph meter-style format. Simple or complex mathematic formulas can be defined to manipulate or combine the individual measurement values into geometrically meaningful results. All setup information is retained in non-volatile memory.

The company can also modify or create custom software for the product to solve special dimensional inspection problems.


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