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Mahr Federal Inc.
Gary Robison
1144 Eddy Street
Providence RI 02905 USA
(401) 784-3275

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Mahr Federal Introduces New Pocket Surf® IV

-- The most simple to use portable handheld surface gage
-- Easier calibration verification
-- Compatible with all legacy Pocket Surf probes and accessories

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Mahr Federal has introduced an updated version of its highly popular Pocket Surf® portable surface finish gage. Pocket Surf portable surface finish gages have enjoyed wide popularity for more than 30 years and across many precision applications because of their exceptional utility and simple one-button operation. The new Pocket Surf IV builds on that reputation with updated electronics and additional features to keep the product current for years to come.

Like its predecessors, the new Pocket Surf IV is simple to use and easy to read, displaying measurement results of Ra, Rz, or Rmax at a glance. However, a new feature of the Pocket Surf IV allows for the display of each of these values with only one measurement stroke. Calibration of the new unit has also been made simpler with a single button calibration process that is fast, secure and does not require additional tools.

The new Pocket Surf IV employs Mahr's unique MarConnect universal interface which allows USB, RS-232 or Digimatic output of data simply by choosing the right cable. When used with MarCom software, data can easily be transferred into Microsoft Excel or any Microsoft application.

The New Pocket Surf IV does not give up any of the original features found in the original Pocket Surf I, which revolutionized the portable surface gage market over 30 years ago. Long-valued features in these products include:

- Four switchable probe positions -- axial (folded) or at 90°, 180° or 270°
- Easy access to difficult-to-reach surfaces such as inside and outside diameters
- Simple one-button operation to start the measuring stroke
- Easy-to-read LCD readout of the measured roughness value, in microinches or micrometers, within half a second after the surface is traversed
- Out-of-range (high or low) and "battery low" signals displayed
- Selectable traverse lengths of 1, 3 or 5 cut-offs of 0.8 mm/0.030"
- Operates in any position -- horizontal, vertical, and upside down

In addition, the new Pocket Surf IV is still solidly built, with a durable cast aluminum housing to provide years of accurate reliable surface finish gaging. The new product is also compatible with all existing probes, stands and accessories.

Pocket Surf IV comes in its own carrying case with riser plate, 9-volt battery and certified reference specimen. It is available in two configurations with either a 10 um or 5 um radius tip on the standard general-purpose probe provided.

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Mahr Federal Inc., a member of the Mahr Group, has over 150 years of experience providing dimensional measurement solutions to fit customer application needs. The company manufactures and markets a wide variety of dimensional metrology equipment, from simple and easy-to-use handheld gages to technically advanced measurement systems for form, contour, surface finish and length. Mahr Federal is also well known as a producer of custom-designed gages and a provider of calibration and contract measurement services. Mahr Federal's calibration laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 NVLAP Lab Code 200605-0 (see our Scope of Accreditation for accredited calibration processes). For more information visit www.mahrexactly.com

For additional information, contact:
Marketing
Mahr Federal Inc.
1144 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905 USA
Tel: (800) 343-2050 or (401) 784-3100
Email: mkt.nafta@mahr.com
Website: www.mahrexactly.com

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Mahr Federal has introduced an updated version of its highly popular Pocket Surf® portable surface finish gage. Pocket Surf portable surface finish gages have enjoyed wide popularity for more than 30 years and across many precision applications because of their exceptional utility and simple one-button operation. The new Pocket Surf IV builds on that reputation with updated electronics and additional features to keep the product current for years to come.

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