In measurement instruments and tools, ACCURACY and RELIABILITY are important aspects to user. Digi-Pas® Precision Digital Levels are compensated and calibrated for non-linearity and operating temperature variation utilizing our company's proprietary advanced manufacturing patented processes. Product accuracy and stability have been greatly enhanced and externally verified by accredited certification bodies employing ultra-high precision nanotech turning machines and angular Interferometer.
Calibration Certificates on Digi-Pas® product conformity assessments are obtained from independent accredited third parties and world-leading National Metrology Laboratories under Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (CIPM MRA). Digi-Pas® products are tested by TÜV SÜD, SGS to comply with CE, FCC, RoHS, and product performance to specification are verified by accredited Calibration & Test Laboratories in USA, Japan, UK and Germany traceable to NIST, JIS, UKAS & DIN under the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), and ensure the acceptance of conformity assessments all over the world.
Digi-Pas® maintains copies of the Calibration Certification documents in accordance to ISO9001 procedures, which kept available upon request by the related parties and authority. Latest updated documents can be obtained upon request by filling the form on "Contact Us".
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Samples of Calibration Certificates from USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Germany:
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|DWL80E Calibration Certificate|
|DWL80Pro Calibration Certificate|
|DWL130 Calibration Certificate|
|DWL200 Calibration Certificate|
|DWL280 Calibration Certificate|
|DWL280Pro Calibration Certificate|
|DWL600 Calibration Certificate|
|DWL680Pro Calibration Certificate|
|DWL1000XY Calibration Certificate|
|DWL2000XY Calibration Certificate|
|DWL3000XY Calibration Certificate|
|DWL3500XY Calibration Certificate|
|DWL5000XY Calibration Certificate|
|DWL8500XY Calibration Certificate|
Traditional spirit level, pendulum-based digital level and inclinometer were constrained with (i) single axis, (ii) narrow angle measurement range and (iii) large footprint/size. Single-axis inclinometer is also susceptible to cross-axis error particularly when measuring at larger angles. However, precision levelling, angle measurement, alignment and surface flatness profiling tasks essentially involve 2-dimensional plane rather than two independent orthogonal single-axis lines. Digi-Pas® 2-Axis precision inclinometer utilizing advanced MEMS technology provides simultaneous 2-axis and wide angle measuring range capabilities that traditional single-axis digital/'bubble' levels are unable to offer.
|Digi-Pas® 2-Axis Machinist Digital Level on 2D (X-Y plane) of a 2-axis Sine Table|
|Compensating and calibrating Digi-Pas® 2-Axis Machinist Digital Level|
|'One-man-operation' can be performed when levelling machine using Digi-Pas® 2-Axis precision Digital Level via wireless Bluetooth connectivity|
Utilizing Digi-Pas® 2-axis inclinometer translates into speedy machine installation and productive maintenance works with professional quality that maximizes precision machine performance. Thus, leads to improved user's product quality (e.g. accuracy & yield) and higher customer satisfaction.
Digi-Pas® 2-axis digital inclinometer provides a comprehensive solution for precision levelling and angular measurement, and serves as a superior alternative that seeks to replace the use of outdated spirit levels and limited angle-measuring range of conventional single-axis digital levels.
The contact base surface finish quality of a typical conventional leveling instrument or inclinometer is one of the critical determinants of its accuracy performance and the common rectangular-shape flat surface often suffers from geometrical deviation resulting from:
Figure 1 illustrates three typical poor surface finishes of conventional rectangular surface contact base. The unstable surface-to-surface contact causes rocking which results in measurement inaccuracy derived from inconsistent readings. A common practice to improve the outcome under such constraint is by taking more samples to obtain an averaged reading. However, this time-consuming and repetitive activity often promotes boredom that succumb engineers to resort for compromising works, especially when the instrument is located at some distance.
|Figure 1: Poor surface finishes of typical levelling instrument contact base and implications|
Although high quality surface requires both flatness and smoothness, it is difficult and expensive to control in machining of metal alloy surface particularly when involving relatively large area. Increasing the flatness and smoothness of a few microns would usually increase exponentially on its manufacturing costs. This often results in a trade-off between the manufacturing costs of the instrument and thus compromises its accuracy performance.
In addition, the rectangular contact base surface of a conventional leveling instrument is also susceptible to target measuring surface unevenness, which is another factor affecting levelling and measurement accuracy. Figure 2 illustrates issues associated when a rectangular contact base of a traditional single-axis spirit level is placed on a typical machined surface having low frequency, long wavelength flatness variation. It is clearly shown that full and stable surface-to-surface contact could not be achieved between the instrument base and the measuring surface. The contact may cause rocking that results in measurement errors, hence affects the accuracy and reliability of the leveling outcome.
|Figure 2: Conventional single-axis contact base on a two-dimensional uneven plane|
In view of the constraints inherent in conventional contact base measuring instrument described in the foregoing, Digi-Pas® pioneered and patented the utility of 3-point contact base for its 2-axis precision angular and surface flatness measurement instruments. The triangular shape of 3-point contact base seeks to address the shortcomings associated with conventional rectangular contact base.
|Figure 3: Stable 3-point-to-surface contact between Digi-Pas® inclinometer and flat surface object|
|Figure 4: Stable 3-point-to-surface contact between inclinometer and uneven surface|
When a 3-point contact base leveling instrument is placed on either flat or uneven surface object (e.g. typically machined metal surface) as shown in figure 3 and 4 respectively, the three-point frame serves as a triangle-plane platform for supporting the weight and maintaining the stability of the instrument. It provides maximum stability and strength against downward forces and horizontal forces as well as movements about horizontal axes. With the sturdy three-point stand, a most stable 3-point-to-surface contact can be established without rocking and thus achieving consistent leveling readings of the two-dimensional measuring surface. Any angular deviations on the surface area is detected by Digi-Pas® 2-axis inclinometer as sensitive contact points touch on a particular section of uneven surface area.
In 2009, Digi-Pas® pioneered and patented the utility of 3-points contact base to its world-first 2-axis precision digital level series that effectively prevent any surface dimensional deviation caused by unevenness of its own instrument’s metal surface contact base. Figure 5 illustrates the 3-point contact base screws made of harden steel and titanium materials that offers great stability of and prevent it from ‘rocking’ when placed on either flat or uneven smooth surface for 2D levelling and planar angular measurement.
|Figure 5: Digi-Pas® patented 2-Axis Precision inclinometer utilizing 3-Point Contact Base|
Maintaining the 3-points contact is easy, speedy and cost effective simply by replacing the harden/titanium screws whenever they wear off, saving significant amount of time and cost as compared to maintain the instrument’s contact base surface finish through standard machining. Device accuracy performance can also be re-calibrated by performing User Self-Calibration or “Absolute Level” setting at ease. Please refer to user manual for detail instructions.
For using Digi-Pas® 2-axis inclinometer to level an object having a very rough top surface, the 3-point harden/titanium screws can be temporarily removed and use the flat base surface to naturally average the rough surface. Absolute Level Setting is required to be performed immediately after changing the base to ensure the instrument maintains its reference accuracy. However, in high precision leveling, angular measurement and surface profiling tasks usually involve high quality flatness and smooth surfaces such as granite and metal alloy machined surfaces. Hence, 3-point contact base is a better choice.