The dial caliper is used in much the same way as the traditional vernier calipers. However , the dial caliper is equipped with a dial indicator in place of a vernier scale . The dial version of the caliper is more easily read than the vernier type. As such, measurement reading errors are minimized and speed of use is increased.
More recently , the caliper has entered the electronic age with the introduction of the digital caliper. The digital caliper again resembles the traditional universal vernier caliper . However , this newest caliper type has no line graduated measuring scale . The reading is electronically generated and digitally displayed. For further discussion on electronic gages . This digital technology also has been adapted to other common caliper types , such as the large universal caliper and the depth caliper.