Linear gauges are a type of measuring device. Unlike dial bore gauges that are circular, linear gauges have a horizontal colour-coded scale with a pointer that lets the user know when the monitored data is within the defined limits.
The linear gauge scale is defined by a minimum and maximum value. Within this scale, the user can create as many number of ranges as required, to classify data. For each range, a minimum and maximum limit is specified, a name for the range, and the colour to be used for the range.
Linear gauges use a pointer to display a specific data point. The pointer moves on a horizontal named colour scale to indicate whether the monitored data is within the defined limits. Data pointers work by pointing to the data value on the linear gauge scale. The pointer then defines the number of sides, as well as configures the radius and background of the data.