Precision Measuring Tools

SKU: C-616Duration: 28 Minutes

Pay-per-view (PPV) format perfect for individual users.

Get immediate access to this interactive eLearning course online. Must be used within 30 days, expires 48 hours after launch.

Language:  English

Great for in-person classroom training or as an alternative to DVD.

Includes printable documents and Convergence Video Player for Windows systems. Content expires after 1 year.

Language:  English

Great for trainers or groups who need unlimited online access to multiple courses. Available in two ways:

Measurement Methods and Sensors Series (Details)
Includes 5 courses for $199/year.

Industrial Maintenance Library (Details)
Includes 135 courses for $1,199/year.

Ideal for corporate licensing and high volume users.

Get Convergence courses into your current LMS to track and report employee training. Or contact us to learn more about the advantages of licensing our courses with the Convergence LMS.

 Need help deciding? Compare delivery formats.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 28 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

There are many different tools available for making precision measurements. The right tool depends on the type of measurement and the required precision. This module will discuss the purpose and use of micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, feeler gauges, and gauge blocks.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain decimal numbers and place values
  • List common precision measuring tools and describe common uses for each
  • Describe the different types of measurement
  • Describe how to use and read micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, feeler gauges, and gauge blocks
  • List guidelines for the proper handling and care of precision measuring tools

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What is a micrometer?
A micrometer is a device that is capable of accurately measuring the distance between two points within one ten-thousandth of an inch.

What are calipers used for?
Calipers are used to measure an object's dimensions, similar to micrometers. Calipers are less accurate than micrometers, but they are more versatile.

What are dial indicators used for?
Dial indicators are used for relative measurements. They amplify small distance or angle measurements to make it easy to quantify.

What are feeler gauges used for?
Feeler, or thickness, gauges are used to measure small gaps, such as the clearance between two parts.

What are gauge blocks used for?
Gauge blocks are metal or ceramic blocks that have been precision ground to a specific thickness. They can be used as standards to calibrate precision measuring tools.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Precision measuring tools must be handled with care to maintain their accuracy. If treated properly, these tools can provide years of reliable service. Precision tools should be kept clean and lubricated. Clean before and after each use to prevent rust and ensure accurate measurements. Wipe off dirt, sweat, and fingerprints with a soft cloth. Precision instruments should be lightly oiled after each use to prevent corrosion. Wipe excess oil with a clean, dry cloth because small dirt particles can stick to the oil and cause damage to internal parts. Finally, always store precision instruments in a protective case or in a way that vibration, moisture, and contact with other tools or objects is avoided.

Customer Q&A

I would like to have several employees take multiple courses. How can I set that up?

We're in the process of making bulk course and multiple user purchases easier. But for now, you can order multiple courses and contact us with details on who you'd like to assign courses to. We can set up each user's training plan and make sure everyone gets the eLearning assignments they need.

Can I get a free full-length preview of a course to see what this course covers?

While we do our best to offer details on course contents, we don't normally offer full-length previews. But please contact us with more details for a better understanding of what your organizaton needs and how we can help.

Do I get a certificate when I complete a course?

Yes. All of our courses allow you to print a completion certficate upon successfully passing the integrated test at the end of each eLearning course.

How do I log in to take a course that I have already paid for?

You'll receive an email with login details moments after you purchase your pay-per-view (PPV) course. Just click the login link and enter the user name and password provided.

Do you have courses in different languages?

Yes. While all of our courses are originally produced in English, we develop many courses in a growing number of languages, including Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Thai. Available languages are normally displayed in the Course Details section on each course page.
Added to Cart! Click here to view your cart.