The dial indicators (also be known as a dial gauge, dial test indicator, probe indicator or as a 'clock') are a measuring device used to mesasure small linear distances with accuracy and(or) to indicate linear movement. Is one of the few instruments to measure analog allowing the measurement of linear quantities in a direct measurements (directly measuring the size desired) and(or) indirectly measurements (by setting the difference between the desired size and other known). In this simulator you will learn the science of using this measuring instrument, interacting with the spindle or a contact point (tip). In this simulator, you can also turn the dial (display) (dragging and dropping the rim in a circular motion) so that the 'zero' line with the pointer after the call 'pre-load'.
This measuring instrument works attached with devices such as posted operating magnetic base indicator holders, support, performance or guides. Because of its fragility, is warns its use in the hand of the operator.
fig. 1 - dial indicators - direct measurements
fig. 2 - dial indicators - indirect measurements
after interacting with the simulator, I recommend to resolve this
list of exercises in reading and interpretation of dial indicators in
millimetric graduation (0.01 mm)