Mitutoyo ID-S and ID-C and ID-U Type Digital Indicator

What is the difference?

Mitutoyo digital indicators are divided into two groups:

  • ID-S has a "simple" design
  • ID-C can perform calculations and the dial rotates
  • ID-U has a slim upright profile (not shown on this page)

Here's what they have in common:

  • Similar in size to Group 2 dial indicator with 59 mm diameter bezel
  • Absolute sensor automatically restores the last origin position when the indicator is turned on
  • SPC output


  • No calculations
  • Dial is stationary


  • Performs calculations
  • Go / no-go setting
  • Indicator face rotates 330°

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Two things to consider:

  • Amazon product photos sometimes don't match the product description. It's the description that you want to pay attention to.
  • There are imitation gages on the market (specifically Mitutoyo) and you can make sure you are getting the real item by looking for the words "sold by Amazon". If it is sold by a third party, you might want to call Mitutoyo to find out if they are legitimate distributors.

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