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Cross offers a wide selection of mechanical and digital micrometers from brands you know and trust such as Starrett, Mitutoyo, and Mahr among others. These dimensional hand tools are used to measure outside and inside diameters, depths, and thicknesses, and typically have a “C” shaped frame. Items to be measured are placed between a stationary anvil and a spindle that moves towards the anvil by twisting an outer thimble.

Most units have a ratcheting stop which provide consistent pressure on the object being measured when the spindle is fully compressed. This ensures precise measurements remain consistent. In addition, various attachments can be added to allow uses in different applications. Micrometers are versatile, relatively inexpensive, and come in a variety of styles. Take a look at some of the types of micrometers we offer:

  • Blade Micrometers
  • Pitch-Diameter Micrometers or Thread Micrometers
  • Limit Micrometers
  • Bore Micrometers
  • Tube Micrometers
  • Micrometer Stops
  • Ball Micrometers
  • Bench Micrometers
  • V Micrometers

Mechanical or Vernier Micrometers

A mechanical or vernier micrometer relies on a vernier scale or sometimes a manual digit readout (digit micrometers) for measurement. The graduated markings on the sleeve display the measurement in fractions of millimeters or inches. If you are looking for a rugged dimensional hand tool that is shock and coolant resistant, then the mechanical micrometer may be the answer.

Mitutoyo Vernier Micrometer

Digital Micrometers

The digital micrometer relies on an encoder and offers an easy to read display which typically allows users to toggle between imperial and metric readings. The digital readout helps minimize opportunities for human error. Like most digital measurement tools, many digital micrometers also incorporate SPC capability for fast and easy data collection.

Mitutoyo Digital Micrometer

For more information about the mechanical and digital micrometer products we offer, or to get a quote for new equipment, fill out our contact form to discuss your needs with a local Cross team member today!

Interested in calibration services? Take a look at the ISO 17025 micrometer calibration services offered by Cross.

See how our precision measurement team can help improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce risk.

Micrometer Brands Represented

Looking to replace or purchase an item online? Check out ShopCross! As part of the Cross Company corporate family, we are always adding new precision measurement products for purchase online. Visit shopcross.com or click below to shop today.

A Leading Distributor of Industrial Supplies and Equipment

As an authorized distributor for a wide range of top quality brands, Cross offers a complete selection of process measurement and control equipment through our digital store, ShopCross.
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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.