## Sunday, 18 September 2005

### Fisika SMA

Catatan di Sekolah Bertaraf Internasional

Pengalaman di SMAN BI 1 Banjar

Jangka Sorong dan Mikrometer

"A caliper (British spelling also calliper) is a device used to measure the distance between two symmetrically opposing sides. A caliper can be as simple as a compass with inward or outward-facing points. The tips of the caliper are adjusted to fit across the points to be measured, the caliper is then removed and the distance read by measuring between the tips with a measuring tool, such as a ruler.
They are used in many fields such as metalworkingmechanical engineeringgunsmithinghandloadingwoodworkingwoodturning and inmedicine. (Wikipedia)"

## Parts

The parts of a micrometer caliper, labeled. (Notice also that there is a handy decimal-fraction equivalents chart printed right on the frame of this inch-reading micrometer.)
A micrometer is composed of:
Frame
The C-shaped body that holds the anvil and barrel in constant relation to each other. It is thick because it needs to minimize flexion, expansion, and contraction, which would distort the measurement. The frame is heavy and consequently has a high thermal mass, to prevent substantial heating up by the holding hand/fingers. It is often covered by insulating plastic plates which further reduce heat transference. Explanation: if you hold the frame long enough so that it heats up by 10°C, then the increase in length of any 10 cm linear piece of steel is of magnitude 1/100 mm. For micrometers this is their typical accuracy range. Micrometers typically have a temperature specified, at which the measurement is correct.
Anvil
The shiny part that the spindle moves toward, and that the sample rests against.
Sleeve / barrel / stock
The stationary round part with the linear scale on it. Sometimes vernier markings.
Lock nut / lock-ring / thimble lock
The knurled part (or lever) that one can tighten to hold the spindle stationary, such as when momentarily holding a measurement.
Screw
(not seen) The heart of the micrometer, as explained under "Operating principles". It is inside the barrel. (No wonder that the usual name for the device in German is Messschraube, literally "measuring screw".)
Spindle
The shiny cylindrical part that the thimble causes to move toward the anvil.
Thimble
The part that one's thumb turns. Graduated markings.
Ratchet stop
(not shown in illustration) Device on end of handle that limits applied pressure by slipping at a calibrated torque.

Sumber dari: Wikipedia