Labmaster Universal - Model 1000A

The Standard of Accuracy ...and the most popular instrument in industry!

Our most automated ID/OD/SD* gage calibration and part measuring system with a 40 inch (1016 mm) direct reading range and a 120 inch (3048 mm) capacity with optional probes. Features include laser interferometer, computer control, air bearings, bi-directional probes, constant measuring force, and flexible fixturing.  These features offer guaranteed repeatability and operator independent reproducibility with unmatched speed.

Swivel, centering, tilt, and elevation adjustments are controlled with a press of a button or click of the mouse, or choose our new optional Table Control Box for traditional knob control. For even more automated control, GageCal scripting allows the user to create a sequence of automated actions for complete automatic measurement of custom parts or gages.  Automated positioning, alignment, and measurement practically eliminate operator influence and decrease measurement time.  Instrument configurations, including table alignment and position, can be saved and recalled at a later time, minimizing setup time for common artifacts.   GageCal also has predefined application screens and enters tolerances for various types of measurements such as blocks, rings, plugs, and threads.

With appropriate accessories, the LABMASTER Universal Model 1000A is capable of measuring rings (threaded & non-threaded), gage blocks, plugs (threaded & non-threaded), dial/test indicators, gage wires, micrometer heads, pin gages, tapered plugs (threaded & non-threaded), end standards, micrometers, and snap gages, all with NIST traceability.  Only a handful of traceable masters, such as blocks, rings, etc. are needed (not included). The LABMASTER 1000A can also measure a wide range of specialty applications such as ID/OD bearings (radial/axial clearance), balls, shafts, optics, as well as your precision parts.  P&W is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by A2LA.  Other specialty measuring applications include: gears, shafts, optics, film thickness, automotive parts, aerospace parts including aircraft engine parts, and your precision components can all be measured on the Universal Length Measuring Machine.

The Labmaster® Universal Model 1000A measures: 

  • Gage Blocks / Slip Gauges
  • End Standards / Bar Gauges / Ball Bars 
  • Threaded Rings & Plugs
  • Tapered Rings & Plugs
  • Pin & Plug Gages
  • Pipe Threads (API)
  • Cylindrical Setting Gages
  • Gage Masters
  • Ball Bearings
  • ID/OD Large Diameter Rail Gages 
  • Roller Bearings (Tapered, Cylindrical, Spherical, Needle)
  • Shafts
  • Micrometers
  • Setting Standards (Frames, Rods) 
  • Dial / Test / Digital Indicators
  • Long Gauge Blocks and Meter Bars
  • Precision Measuring Tapes & Rules
  • LVDTs
  • Calipers
  • Lead Gage Setting Standards
  • Snap Gages
  • Depth Micrometers
  • Inside / Outside Micrometers
  • Large Diameter Gages (special frames: bridge, hump, "C", donut, adjustable) 
  • Gears/Splines
  • Ring Gages
  • Dial Bore Gages / Swing Gages / Shallow Diameter Gages
  • Master Setting Bars / Setting Masters / CMM Masters / Precision Parts
  • Bubble Levels (coming soon)
  • ID/OD Threads - Detailed List    

New Capability:  ID/OD/SD*

  • SD = Same-side Dimension (SD = both probes travel in same direction; For example: measurement of step gages)

Popular Measuring Options:

  • API Threaded Connection Frames (NUE, LTC, EUE, Line Pipe, STC, Buttress)
  • Dial Bore Gage Kit
  • Radial Internal Clearance (RIC) kit / Radial Play Gage
  • Axial Internal Clearance (AIC) kit / Axial Play Gage
  • Internal and External Thread Gages
  • Rotary Shouldered Connection Thread Inspection (semi-custom application)   
  • Gear / Spline Accessories


Model / Part # LMU-1000A  (U307745)
Table Axes of Motion Elevation, Center, Tilt and Swivel - automatic hands free controls
Accuracy 2 + 0.5L µinch 0.05 + 0.5L µm
Repeatability 1.6 µinch 0.04 µm
Measurement Range: Internal 0.02 to 79.8 inches 0.5 to 2026 mm
Measurement Range: External 0 to 78.8 inches 0 to 2000 mm
Direct reading Range 40 inches 1016 mm
Measuring Force (standard) 0.5 oz 14 g
Measuring Force (optional) 2 - 40 oz 50 - 1100 g

* Measurement Range to 120 inches (3048 mm) with optional probes.