Dial Indicator Gauge

This measuring instrument has a circular graduated face and a pin which activates a rotating pointer to measure variation in movement in thousands of an inch.

A dial indicator is used to measure shaft runout, shaft thrust, gear backlash, flywheel face runout, flywheel housing concentricity, and valve seat concentricity.

See also: Height Gauge, Micrometer, Total Indicated Reading.

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering Tools