Taper measuring instruments suppliers have stopped making calculators that measure caliper sizes, saying that the calibration process had become too complicated.
The suppliers, who make calipers and caliper scales for the manufacturers of the metric system, say the calibration for the calipers is already done for other devices.
Calipers are used to measure distance between a measuring unit and an edge of a table, to determine a table’s height, or to measure height of a building.
In most cases, they measure the width of the measuring unit from its center to its edge.
Some manufacturers of calipers are using an array of calibration algorithms to measure the caliper’s width.
Others use a set of algorithms to calculate the caliter’s thickness.
But the companies behind the products say they have decided to stop using those methods for calipers.
“We’ve decided to eliminate the calisthenics for measuring instruments,” said Greg Fink, who heads up the calister manufacturing unit at the North American Industry Classification Corporation, or NACIC.
“It’s been a real frustration.”
He added that many manufacturers of measuring instruments have stopped using calipers because of the problems involved in calibrating the devices.
Fink also noted that manufacturers of equipment to measure things like height of buildings or other physical characteristics are also using different calibrations for the same measuring instruments.
“The problems with calibrating for measuring devices are not as acute in measuring equipment that is used for measurement of such things,” he said.
“There are also some other factors to consider, such as a device’s ability to withstand a small change in the temperature.”
He said some companies have been using the calcer and calipers from CaliCal, which is the company that makes caliper measuring instruments, for measuring measurements of the width and thickness of buildings, and the company has been in touch with the suppliers to discuss their plans to make their products more efficient.
The manufacturers of CaliCals say the suppliers’ decision to stop making caliper calibration was prompted by the problems encountered with calibrations that were not being done properly.
“With respect to calibrations, we believe that we have not had adequate experience with the calibration methods,” said Michael Schulze, vice president of engineering for CaliMeasuring Instruments, a division of Caliper Instruments.
“The manufacturers have not followed the appropriate calibration procedure for calibrating measuring instruments.”
The manufacturers say they are working on ways to improve the accuracy of the measurement methods.
The CaliMeasure Caliper website says that the Cali Measure Caliper calipers can be used to determine the size of the table, or the thickness of the wall, or both.
It says that they are designed to be accurate to the nearest 0.001 mm, and can measure both the width, and height of the surface.