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dial indicator

[′dīl ‚in·də‚kād·ər]
(design engineering)
Meter or gage with a calibrated circular face and a pivoted pointer to give readings.
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An iconic dial indicator at the nine o'clock position is designed in the bold image of the turbine blades on a jet aircraft engine.
The computer can also be used to send a read command to the Chicago Dial Indicator Logic IQ indicator to take the readings.
The boxed and ready-to-use digital dial indicator and tool rest bench together cost about $1,012.
At first glance it looks like a standard loading die with a dial indicator sticking out of the top.
REFLEX software allows the PFX to be configured as a caliper, micrometer, height gage, dial indicator, or CMM, in either the DCC or manual mode, by selecting icons on the operator interface.
They can be used as a reference standard for most torque wrench styles, such as click action, break back, or dial indicator.
The diamond tip is pressed into the surface of the casting, and a hardness is read off a dial indicator on the testing apparatus itself.
A bushing, specific for the shoulder angle, establishes contact with the case shoulder and a dial indicator gives the measurement to the nearest thousandth of an inch.
A dial indicator positioned in line with the rollers reveals any ovality by turning up the high and low points on the core.
Concentricity can be adjusted using radial setscrews and a dial indicator for optimum accuracy.