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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 Adds Wireless Data Capability to Portable and Bench Gages

-- Wireless data transmission helps speed part inspection times, reduces complexity of data collection, and eliminates cable clutter

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Mahr Federal's broad line of mechanical comparative gages can now be configured for wireless data transmission with the addition of a MarCator 1086 or 1087 wireless digital indicator. The line includes a wide array of snap gages, ID & OD gages, fixed and adjustable bore gages, as well as depth and comparator stands. The addition of wireless digital indicators makes these gages faster and more productive than ever before.

Portable and benchtop mechanical gages are key assets wherever fast and accurate part inspection is required. Mechanical comparative gages from Mahr Federal have been mainstays in machine shops and high production facilities for more than a century. With MarConnect integrated wireless transmitters, MarCator 1086 and 1087 digital indicators can help speed part inspection times, reduce the complexity of data collection, and improve the quality control process.

When installed on a bench gage, digital indicators with integrated wireless capability eliminate the need for troublesome cables that clutter up the workbench. When using wireless portable gages on or at the machine, or with large workpieces, there are no cables to obstruct, allowing operators more freedom of movement. Plus, initiation of signal transmission can be made either from the indicators or directly from the PC. This can be very handy if, for example, you have a large gage 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.

Through the use of a MarConnect i-stick USB receiver and easy-to-use MarCom data management software, users can create simple and easy-to-use wireless gaging network applications. Each i-stick wireless receiver supports up to eight digital indicators with a range of up to 12 meters, perfect for most benchtop or workstation applications. MarCom software sends data to Excel spread sheets, text files or any MS application. A virtual interface allows for integration of the data into third party SPC or machine tool compensation programs.

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% longer than competitive systems.

The combination of Mahr Federal's robust, easy-to-use, high performance comparative gages with an economical, user-transparent wireless data collection system provides the easiest way to upgrade and implement data collection for existing gages or new gaging requirements. The delays and errors associated with manually collecting and recording data are eliminated, and the measuring process can run at its maximum speed and with the most secure collection format.

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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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When installed on a bench gage, MarCator digital indicators with integrated wireless capability eliminate the need for troublesome cables that clutter up the workbench. Plus, initiation of signal transmission can be made either from the indicators or directly from the PC. With a large gage set up with multiple indicators, the MarCom software can gather all measurement data with a single click.

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Mahr Federal's broad line of mechanical comparative gages can now be configured for wireless data transmission with the addition of a MarCator 1086 or 1087 wireless digital indicator. The line includes a wide array of snap gages, ID & OD gages, fixed and adjustable bore gages, as well as depth and comparator stands. The addition of wireless digital indicators makes these gages faster and more productive than ever before.

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