The importance of digital calipers

Digital Caliper is an accurate measuring instrument. It is designed to assess the size and depth of different objects. However, it has evolved and become a lot more useful. This tool is known as a device that can measure to one percent accuracy of one millimeter and one-thousandth of an inch. A digital caliper has two sets of functions – one on the upper portion and one another on the lower portion. It consists of a fixed main scale and the moving Vernier scale. Digital calipers mainly show imperial measures or figures. However, some of them measure in both.

Therefore, electronic calipers are always of great importance to us. Finding your work for the best digital caliper is a great thing. Digital calipers are especially useful when measuring the diameter of round, cylindrical objects. This is because its function can be correctly secured on both sides of the circumference. To know more about the importance of electronic calipers, please follow along in today’s article.

The importance of digital caliper

Electronic calipers are one of the most commonly used measuring instruments. It follows only with the scale being the most widely used measuring tool. It allows users to measure with much higher accuracy than the scale.

Digital Caliper has undergone many changes with the advancement in technology. It has evolved into a more convenient and accurate digital caliper. Digital calipers come with advanced features like the ability to compare lengths, the ability to convert measurement units quickly, and the means to connect a computer. However, manual caliper vernier is still in high demand.

The importance and use of various parts of Digital Caliper

Here’s a look at how the different parts of the manual vernier caliper function are useful and essential to perform various tasks:

  • Internal jaws

The upper jaw of the caliper is smaller than the lower jaw. One of these functions is fixed, and the other is movable. They are used to measure the internal dimensions of hollow objects such as boxes, tubes, etc.

  • External jaws

These help in grasping objects for measurement purposes. Most of the lower jaws are attached to the main scale and are fixed. The others are attached to the vernier scale and can be moved. These functions help measure the external dimensions of objects.

  • The main scale

This scale runs along the vernier’s caliper body and stands still. It is in centimeters, millimeters or inches.

  • Vernier scale

This is a defined component of the caliper. Attached to the main scale, this is the smaller size. It is capable of moving along the main scale when the vernier’s jaws are opened or closed. It provides accuracy for reading the main scale by dividing its smallest reading into increments.

  • Depth Rod

This is attached to this device to assess the depth of holes and other deep positions or objects. It is a thin bar placed at the end of the main ladder. It slides with the main scale when the jaw is open. It is extended until it reaches the bottom, and then the reading is done.

  • Screw lock

It is used to fix the position of a function after the object has been located. This is done to ensure an accurate reading.

  • Thumbscrew

This is positioned at the bottom of the vernier scale. It provides grip so the jaw can slide and adjust quickly.

A digital caliper is used in some places, especially for industrial use.

In conclusion

The digital caliper is a high-precision measuring device that measures up to one-thousandth of an inch the distance between two symmetrically opposite sides on an object. What makes digital caliper unique compared to other calipers is the inclusion of a vernier scale that allows them to be even more accurate. Calipers must be maintained by calibrating them regularly and carefully to ensure the accuracy of measurements. To sum up, the digital caliper plays a vital role in the job as well as in our life. According to the article, I hope you have understood its importance more.

New Year, New Chapter

I’m usually not one to post my new year’s resolutions, mainly because I don’t think it takes the start of a new year to start something like exercising or eating better. We all know we can start those things whenever we feel the motivation to do it. But hey, some people need that blank slate and the excitement of a new year to make changes and that’s ok too, as long as you stick to them. As just a precautionary though, I always try to avoid the gym for the first few months of the year. 🙂

But, after deciding to make a few changes this year and mark some things off my to-do list, I decided to share some of my goals for the year. I’ve been slowly trying to make changes throughout the past year that haven’t been easy. But sometimes change is a good thing and I’m hoping they will only lead to a more stress-free life.

1. Quit Facebook. Do what?? I know, this will be a tough one. But when the idea came into my head, I had so many reasons why it was a good idea. How many hours a day do we spend scrolling through our feeds, reading about what our acquaintances are eating or doing all day? I found myself scrolling in the morning before I even got out of bed, scrolling at a stop light, scrolling while I sit on the couch beside my husband, scrolling while Easton played beside me, and scrolling before I closed my eyes at night. Do you realize how much time that is that could be spent doing something else? And half of the stuff that I read frustrates me. I will never understand why people share stories that are “so horrible” or “disgusting.” If they are bad, why would you want to spread it around? And don’t get me started about politics or views on gays and Hobby Lobby. Everyone is going to have an opinion. I may not agree with it, but that’s ok. That’s what makes America so great and diverse. As long as you’re not shoving it down my throat, we’re good. And I won’t even begin to talk about selfies. I will miss seeing photos of my friends from all over the US and keeping in touch with them, but I know that the ones closest to me will call or write. Just thinking of all the extra time I’ll have to do things and spend time with my family instead of taking a quiz on how country I am, excites me! I will still be on Instagram, so please keep up with me there! @sarah_staggs

2. Organize my photos. I’ve got photos on my computer, photos on my card reader, and photos on my camera. Some sorting, deleting and editing is in desperate need! I’m also planning on putting yearly photo books together to get the thousands of photos I take a year off 0f my computer and onto something we can keep and enjoy forever. I also need to finish Easton’s baby book!

3. Shoot for fun and learn to say no. I put myself into quite a pickle this past year when I started to photograph other people. It’s so hard starting out, not knowing what to charge people because I’m new at this, but I need to also make it worth my time. I did a few photo shoots for free before venturing into the scary world of charging people. I ended up spending way more time than I thought I would, driving to the location, shooting, editing, and getting the photos put into an online album. While I know it was a great learning experience for me, it was also a wake up call. My family is more important than a few extra bucks. I do hope to one day be able to provide an income for my family with photography. I just must be patient and wait until my skills have evolved and I can charge people what I believe my time and skills are worth. Sometimes it’s hard saying no to people, especially friends, but I know I’ll thank myself for it later.

4. Travel more. We have a ton of places we want to visit while we are stationed out here in California. Time to start marking some of them off our list! First trip is already in the works!

5. Do more things for myself. I used to think this made me sound selfish, but now I believe it’s vital to a healthy life.  I think I made this resolution last year, but with being a wife, mom, and working full time, that can be hard sometimes. Whether it be a massage, pedicure, reading a book, or blogging, I promise to take better care of me, so that I can take better care of the ones I love.

I’m sure there are more, but those are my top 5! I hope those of you that follow my blog on Facebook will continue to stop by and see what I’m up to. Blessings to you in the new year!

The Big Move…

Yes, we are officially crazy! After living in our current SoCal house for 1.5 years, we became good friends with our neighbors who live just 17 houses down. When they purchased a new home just 3 miles away, they asked us if we would be interested in renting their home. Logan and I debated on whether or not we wanted to add another move to our crazy military lifestyle but seeing as how their home has a pool, we felt like it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. So, we are currently undergoing move number 6- woohoo! So please forgive me as my Thanksgiving decor did not make it out of the boxes this year!

We will miss our awesome neighbors but we’re comforted knowing that they’re not too far away and we look forward to relaxing by the pool this summer! I’m sure we’ll have a lot more friends stopping by as well!

So, if we happen to have made it onto your Christmas card mailing list this year, text or send me an email to get our new address.

Wish us luck!

Décor Diaries: Spells and Potions and Magic, Oh My!

It’s officially Halloween, and while the goblins are wrapping up their trick or treating, I thought I’d share our Halloween decor this year. It’s always hard taking pictures of my decor in the house that we’re currently renting because of how dark it is. Hoping our next home has more natural light!

I decorated our mantel this year with some classic Halloween staples including some spell books, white pumpkins, a black candelabra, and our new friend, the crow. I like that it can really go with any color pallet that you may already have going in your home because it’s all neutrals. I also feel it’s a step towards the more sophisticated side of Halloween decor instead of the usual orange kiddy craft explosion.

I mixed up my chalkboard frame with an extra piece I had left over from the first one I had framed. I had Logan cut two dowels and place them on each side of the chalkboard and then added the string. Looks just like an old scroll! The candelabra was a great find at Michael’s that I spray painted black.

And adding to our decor from last year, I made three potions bottles from Logan’s old whiskey bottles.  I simply removed the labels and printed out some potion labels at home and glued them on. I also finally found a use for all that hair Trigger sheds! It looks just like werewolf fur! Ta-da! The bone powder is flour and for the unicorn tears bottle I painted the inside with glitter and mod podge before baking. I showcased them all together on a silver tea set that has started to tarnish.  Simple Halloween decor that didn’t cost me a penny!

Tonight we had fun hanging out with our neighbors, and after Easton hit up the houses close by, we headed off to a very popular neighborhood just up the road with Easton’s friend, Reagan. I didn’t get a good picture of Reagan (dressed as Belle) and Easton together, but they got quite a few oohhs and aahs. They were totally cute together. Before leaving the house, I did manage to snap a photo of Easton in his Indian costume! He hasn’t mastered the “trick or treat” saying yet, but he enjoyed getting to hold out his bucket and saying thank you. Reagan had him covered on the “trick or treat” part. Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! Goodnight to all!

Easton’s Library: October 2014 Edition

Halloween is almost here and flying into Easton’s library this month is the bewitching book, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. A kind witch makes room for some new animal friends while out riding her broom. But when faced with a tragedy, they discover that quick wits and teamwork can save a good friendship. I thought the illustrations by Axel Scheffler were adorable and Easton enjoyed pointing out different items in the book. Plus who doesn’t love animal friendships? This a great, not so scary book, perfect for Halloween!

Easton loves saying, “oh no” when he gets to this part in the book! You’ll have to read it to see what happens!