BS EN ISO 13385-1:2019 Geometrical product specifications (GPS).

BS EN ISO 13385-1:2019

Geometrical product specifications (GPS). Dimensional measuring equipment. Design and metrological characteristics of callipers

Status : Current   Published : September 2019



What is this standard about?

This international specification deals with callipers, one of the most basic, yet most important instruments used in manufacturing and mechanical engineering to measure external or internal dimensions. BS EN ISO 13385-1 covers the key design and metrological characteristics of callipers.

Who is this standard for?

Anyone needing a basic measuring instrument for inspecting and verifying products in manufacturing companies and engineering organizations. It will be used in many industrial sectors including:

  • Aerospace
  • Defence
  • Automotive
  • Nuclear
  • Rail

Why should you use this standard?

It specifies the most important design and metrological characteristics of all of the basic types of callipers including those with analogue indication: vernier scale or circular scale (dial), and those with digital indication: digital display.

This edition has clarified and modernized the main international requirements for callipers and includes MPEs – default values for maximum permissible error.

What’s changed since the last update?

This revision of the 2011 standard aims to make the document more useful to users. Specifically:

  • The figures have been updated to show more modern technology
  • General design characteristics have been removed and transferred to BS EN ISO 14978:2018, which is referenced throughout
  • Metrological characteristics have been clarified and modified
  • Requirements for test methods have been included
  • Default values for maximum permissible errors (MPEs) have been added

NOTE: BS EN ISO 14978:2018 should be used alongside BS EN ISO 13385-1:2019.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 13385-1:2019
TitleGeometrical product specifications (GPS). Dimensional measuring equipment. Design and metrological characteristics of callipers
Publication Date24 September 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 14978:2018, ISO/IEC Guide 98-3, ISO/TR 14253-6, GUM: 1995, VIM, ISO 14253-1, ISO 14253-5, ISO/IEC Guide 99
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 14253-2, ISO 3650, ISO/TR 16015, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 8015, ISO 14638, ISO 1
International RelationshipsEN ISO 13385-1:2019,ISO 13385-1:2019
Draft Superseded By17/30341085 DC
DescriptorsStraightness measurement, Accuracy, Design, Errors, Instrument scales, Vernier calipers, Flatness measurement, Verniers, Dimensions, Linear measuring instruments, Precision, Parallel, Calipers (instruments), Calibration, Dimensional measurement, Technical data sheets
Title in FrenchSpécification géométrique des produits (GPS). Équipement de mesurage dimensionnel Caractéristiques de conception et caractéristiques métrologiques des pieds à coulisse
Title in GermanGeometrische Produktspezifikation (GPS). Längenmessgeräte Konstruktionsmerkmale und messtechnische Anforderungen von Messschiebern
ISBN978 0 580 94161 0
File Size1.987 MB

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