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Item #: 16H

Dorsey - 16H - 16" Horizontal Beam Benchtop Comparator

Manufacturer: Dorsey

Dorsey - 16H - 16" Horizontal Beam Benchtop Comparator

  • This extremely versatile measurement instrument features a robust cast granite composite base and our proven cast iron "ultra precision" stage system.
  • This comparator comes standard with integrated fiber optic surface illumination.
  • Measurement scales are mounted in the center of travel with zero backlash.
  • A variety of readout options combine to make this one of the most accurate and versatile horizontal benchtop comparators.

Optional Models

Optional Features:

  • Internal edge detection
  • Swing away lamp house arm
  • 24" (610mm) extended stage travel on X-axis (50 lbs capacity), 5" (127mm) Y-axis travel (vertical movement Rise & Fall)
  • Choice of readout options
  • Motorized and CNC computer controlled systems, 50 lbs capacity
  • Output for electronic rotary screen protractor (Q-axis) with selectable 1 minute or 1/100 of a degree resolution
  • Through-lens surface illumination
  • Harsh Environment package
  • Additional lens magnifications available
  • Tooling



  • 16" (400mm) Vertical screen for optimum viewing
  • Erect and reversed profile image
  • High resolution ground glass screen with calibration reticle, 90 degree cross lines, and chart clips
  • Machined chart ring with vernier protractor, 1 minute graduation
  • Coated telecentric parfocal optics
  • Quick change single lens mount
  • Fiber optic surface illumination
  • Integrated hood
  • Solid cast iron, nickel plated stage
    • 3-axis solid rail crossed roller bearings
    • Twin universal dovetails
    • 18" x 5" (457mmx127mm) overall size
    • 10" (250mm) X-axis travel with quick release
    • 6" (150mm) Y-axis travel (vertical movement/rise & fall)
    • 150 lbs capacity
    • ±15 degree true parfocal helix stage adjustment with 5 minute vernier
  • NIST traceable calibration certificate
  • 1/4 micron scales are standard equipment
  • 2 Year limited warranty