Learn all about the quality and accuracy of a STABILA tape measure

If you are a regular measuring tape user you have certainly tried many different ones and are unwilling to accept compromises. It is quite true to say that many different attributes play decisive role in determining the accuracy of measurement, suitability for daily use and the length of the working life of a quality tape measure. This is why we place a very high value on robustness, reliability, ease of use and, naturally, precision in our measuring tapes. All STABILA measuring tapes meet the MID Directive applicable everywhere in Europe. With CE and metrology marking as well as the EC type test certificate.

Casing

Casing

To afford protection and ease of use, this must be constantly robust, safe and ergonomically designed.

Tape properties

Tape properties

Important factors for pocket tape measures: steel tapes have a concave profile to ensure stability when extended. Hard-wearing coating to protect the scale against wear caused by dirt particles.

Accuracy

Accuracy

Complies with the new MID Directive (1), which applies to the whole of Europe. With CE and metrology marking (2) and EC Type Examination Certificate (3). The start of the tape is also printed with the nominal length (5), the accuracy class (4) and the manufacturer’s brand (6).

The start of the tape

The start of the tape

Pocket tapes feature a spike hook that does not slip off. It features a number of sapphires that enable it to hold its position by itself.

Useful additional features

Buffer on tape inlet
Tape brake
Belt clip

Extra features add value to the use of the tape, such as a buffer on the tape inlet, a tape brake and a belt clip.

  1. Buffer on tape inlet
  2. Belt clip
  3. Tape brake