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Stands from Insize. Range of sizes and styles available to suit a variety of measuring tools. Magnetic bases are ideal for mounting on machines. Universal stands can clamp multiple types of instrument using the same holder.

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The Moore & Wright MW-475-01 MagneticHydraulic Indicator Stand is designed for dial test indicators, digital indicators and normal indicators. It is a universal model which can be used for indicators ...

  • Features a unique hydraulic central lock for all arms and swivel positions
  • Super solid model
  • With fine adjustment
  • With powerful on/off magnetic base
  • Magnetic force 80Kg / 175lbs
  • Universal model which can be used for indicators with or without lug on back plate
  • Accepts dial test indicators, digital indicators and normal indicators
  • Dovetail groove for clamping a dial test indicator
  • Super rigid

From £65.76 £54.80

The Moore & Wright MW279-01A Micrometer Stand is designed for micrometers up to 100mm. It has a painted cast iron base with plastic covered clamping jaws and the angle of the jaws can be adjusted.

  • Micrometer Stand
  • Designed for micrometers up to 100mm
  • Painted cast iron base with plastic covered clamping jaws
  • Angle adjustable
  • Moore & Wright measuring tools are an ever popular and reliable range that delivers on quality and accuracy.

From £16.70 £13.92

The Moore & Wright MW-475-01 Magnetic Indicator Stand is designed for dial test indicators, digital indicators and normal indicators. It is a universal model which can be used for indicators with or w...

  • Magnetic Indicator Stands
  • Features fine adjjustment
  • With powerful on/off magnetic base
  • Magnetic force 80kg/175lbs
  • Universal model which can be used for indicators with or without lug on back plate
  • Accepts dial test indicators, digital indicators and normal indicators
  • Extra rigid

From £50.88 £42.40

The Magentic Snake Stand 496 Series features a corrosion resistant chrome plated flex arm, with a magnetic force of 40kg/80lbs. Holds rigidity in almost any position and has a V=base for mounting on r...

  • Magentic Snake Stand
  • Corrosion resistant chrome plated flex arm
  • Magentic force 40kg/85lbs
  • Holds rigidly in almost any position
  • V-base for mounting on rounded surfaces

From £52.80 £44.00

The 6294 series indicator centering holder can center cylinders or holes on machine tools. Can be used with dial test indicators or dial indicators....

  • Indicator centering holder can center cylinders or holes on machine tools.
  • Can be used with dial test indicators or dial indicators.

From £39.06 £32.55

The Insize 6295 Dial Test Indicator Centering Holder, designed for centering work pieces on vertical or horizontal machines. With the small diameter stem it make the holder easy to mount in any machin...

  • For dial test indicators.
  • Centre cylinders or holes on a machine tool.

From £31.61 £26.34

The Insize 6863 Dial Indicator Stand, designed for comparing size measurements using dial or digital indicators. With the small base and adjustable height along with fine adjustment, it makes a great ...

  • For dial test indicators.
  • Fine adjustment range 2mm.
  • Vertical travel of holder 150mm.
  • Flatness 0.0015mm.
  • Anvil hardness 60 hrc +/-2.
  • Comes with dust cover.

From £262.32 £218.60

The Insize 6862 Dial Indicator Stand, designed for comparing size measurements using dial or digital indicators. With the small base and adjustable height along with fine adjustment, it makes a great ...

  • For dial test indicators.
  • Fine adjustment range 2mm.
  • Vertical travel of holder 100mm.
  • Flatness 0.0015mm.
  • Anvil hardness 60 hrc +/-2.
  • Comes with dust cover.

From £227.30 £189.42

The Insize 6866 Granite indicator Stand, designed for comparing size measurements using dial or digital indicators. With the large base and adjustable height along with fine adjustment, it makes a gre...

  • For dial test indicators.
  • Fine adjustment range 2mm.
  • Vertical travel of holder 150mm.
  • Flatness 0.0025mm.
  • Comes with dust cover.

From £324.53 £270.44

The Insize 6224 Mini Magnetic stand to for use on steel or iron surfaces. The magnet base comes complete with on/off switch for convenient surface mounting. The mechanical arm can be adjusted and lock...

  • For dial test indicators.
  • Fine adjustment.
  • Dovetail groove.
  • Magnetic force40kgf.

From £90.46 £75.38

The Insize 6211 Mini Magnetic stand to for use on steel or iron surfaces. The mechanical arm can be adjusted and locked into position by using the knob on the upright. This stand can only hold dial te...

  • For dial test indicators.
  • Dovetail groove.
  • Metric/imperial stem holes.

From £40.01 £33.34

The Insize 6217 vacuum stand to for use on granite or cast iron surfaces. The vacuum base comes complete with on/off switch for convenient surface mounting. The mechanical arm can be adjusted and loc...

  • For digital/dial indicators and dial test indicators.
  • Double fine adjustment on head and base.
  • Dovetail groove.
  • Vacuum disc: suitable for granite surface plates or cast iron surface plates.

From £107.00 £89.17

The Insize 6272 Magnetic stand to for use on steel or iron surfaces. The magnet base comes complete with on/off switch for convenient surface mounting. The mechanical arm can be adjusted and locked in...

  • For digital/dial indicators and dial test indicators.
  • Double fine adjustment on head and base.
  • Dovetail groove.
  • Magnetic force 80kgf.

From £108.64 £90.53

The Insize 6207 Magnetic stand to for use on steel or iron surfaces. The magnet base comes complete with on/off switch for convenient surface mounting. The mechanical arm can be adjusted and locked in...

  • For dial test indicators.
  • Magnetic force 80kgf.

From £48.59 £40.49

The Insize 6208 Magnetic stand to for use on steel or iron surfaces. The magnet base comes complete with on/off switch for convenient surface mounting. The mechanical arm can be adjusted and locked in...

  • For digital/dial indicators and dial test indicators.
  • Fine adjustment.
  • Dovetail groove.
  • Magnetic force 80kgf.

From £55.87 £46.56

The Insize 6200 Magnetic stand to for use on steel or iron surfaces. The magnet base comes complete with on/off switch for convenient surface mounting. The mechanical arm can be adjusted and locked in...

  • For digital/dial indicators and dial test indicators.
  • Available with fine adjustment.
  • Magnetic force upto 100kgf.

From £17.63 £14.69

The Insize 6210 Magnetic stand to for use on steel or iron surfaces. The magnet base comes complete with on/off switch for convenient surface mounting. The mechanical arm can be adjusted and locked in...

  • For digital/dial indicators and dial test indicators.
  • Fine adjustment.
  • Dovetail groove.
  • Magnetic force upto 100kgf.

From £71.99 £59.99

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Measuring Tool Stands

What types of measuring tool stand are available?

The term measuring tool stands can cover a broad range of different metrology components. Stands can be used with dial indicators, digital indicators, dial test indicators, digital micrometers, vernier micrometers and dial micrometers. Depending on the application and measuring tool to be clamped, different sizes and styles of measuring tool stand are available.

For indicators (standard and dial test), a typical stand will consist of two metal bars connected by an adjustable clamp, which allows the user to move the positions of both bars to the desired location for measuring or inspection. Connected to the stand would commonly be a magnetic base, which can be switched on and off by flipping a switch. A magnet allows you to mount the stand to multiple magnetic surfaces, including the side of a manual machine or CNC machine. With magnetic forces up to 100kgf, these stands can withstand significant forces acting against it. Alternatively, for non-magnetic surfaces (like glass, plastic or wood), vacuum bases are available which use suction to apply force.

Of course, there are variations in the type of indicator stands that are available. Different stands feature varying levels of adjustability. Certain stand types allow the user to manoeuvrer the stand up, down and pivot around the base. Flexible arm models allow the stand to be positioned however the user chooses. In models that feature pivoting, a ball and swivel joint is utilised which can then be tightened back up when the desired position has been found.

Another determining factor for the user when choosing an indicator stand is how the indicator is mounted on the stand. Typically, an indicator will either feature a dovetail or lug back on the rear of the indicator model. If an indicator features a dovetail, the user would need a stand with a dovetail clamp (typically this will be either 4mm or 8mm wide). Lug backed models will require a different connection type to attach it to a stand and are commonly used where extra reach is required (for instance deep hole measurements or indicating).

Furthermore, specific stands are available for certain applications. For instance, stands are available with granite surface plates attached to the base. What this allows is for components to be perfectly laid flat ready for inspection. However, typically the metrology stand and granite surface plate would be purchased separately.

So far, only indicator stands have been considered. Micrometer stands are also available for precision measurement operations. Typically, these consist of a tightening wheel atop a clamp containing rubber for added grip. The user would insert the micrometer into this clamp and use the tightening nob to secure the unit. Different stands are available with different types of micrometer, with specific models available for inside micrometers, three point micrometers and micrometers smaller than 100mm.

 

What are the benefits to using a measuring tool stand?

For precise measuring and inspection work, measuring tool stands provide a vital benefit over handheld use. When holding measuring tools, the body heat generated can cause measurements taken to be slightly different from actual values, due to the expansion of the measuring instruments.

Using a stand also frees up both hands for fine measurement and adjustment. For instance one hand can be used to grip the component whilst the other for adjusting the tool to the exact adjustment. What this does is make it easy for machinists or inspection staff to finely adjust their metrology tools without the added pressure of holding both the tool and component in their hands.