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Mitutoyo releases power-driven Z-axis measuring microscopes



Dec. 15, 2015 – Mitutoyo has announced Z-axis models for the MF and MF-U line-up of measuring microscopes.

The newest models include Z-axis motor-drive capability while retaining manual operation on the X and Y axes, which according to the company, provides better operability and relieves operator fatigue. The viewing head is controlled using a jog shuttle placed near the remote control box. Limit the downward stroke of the head by using the motor drive to set the lower limit of the head travel, which prevents the objective lens from colliding with the workpiece, it says. The eyepiece field number of 24 (for WF10X) boasts a wide field of view that “helps prevent eye fatigue” from extended observation of measurement, notes the company.


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