Calibrating Your Pin Gauges – With Speed & Precision
Without the proper equipment, pin gauge calibration is incredibly difficult, time consuming, and questionable in meeting industry standards. In order for pin gauges to be useful, they need to be almost perfectly round at their specified dimension throughout their entire length. This means that in order to properly calibrate pin gauges, several measurements should be taken by trained personnel with the use of a calibrated supermicrometer. At Precision Calibration Systems, we have the the expertise and equipment to provide ISO 17025 accredited pin gauge calibration. To achieve the level of quality we value, we use a state-of-the-art Pratt & Whitney Universal Supermicrometer that is accurate to 10 micro-inches. We use this instrument to calibrate all of our customers’ hard gauges such as pin gauges, plug gauges, ring gauges, and thread plug gauges.
In an effort to save cost, many companies take the calibration of their pin gauges into their own hands and attempt to measure pin gauges without the proper equipment. Valuable company personnel often times spend hours taking multiple painstaking measurements with tools such as micrometers for a calibration that will never be considered a viable by an auditor. What many fail to realize is that micrometers are not nearly accurate enough to measure most classes of pin gauges. The end result is a waste of valuable time and resources.
If you have pin gauges, plug gauges, thread gauges or any other types of precision gauges in need of calibration, PCS employs a knowledgeable team that can help. We’re the calibration experts, and we can calibrate your pin gauges with an unmatched level of speed and precision.
We can also assist you with pin gauge replacement or new pin gauge needs. PCS is a proud distributor of Vermont, Meyer Gauge, Mitutoyo, Starrett, and SPI measuring equipment manufacturers. Contact one of our friendly staff members today for a hassle free quote!
Cylindrical Pin Gages, Plug Gages, Ring Gages
PCS has the capability to calibrate all classes of Go, No-Go and Master cylindrical pin, plug and ring gauges, XX – ZZ. These gauges are very simple, but also very effective. With proper use, these precision tools can measure to a high degree of accuracy. Pin and plug gauge calibration is performed by mastering the Universal Supermicrometer with our high precision gage blocks and then measuring the outer diameter. Ring gauge calibration is performed by mastering the Universal Supermicrometer with our high precision master ring gages and then measuring the inner diameter with ruby tipped indicators at 0 degrees top-middle-bottom and 90 degrees top-middle-bottom positions.
Proper Care for Pin Gauge Sets
Like many precision measurement tools, pin gauges are very simple, but also very effective. With proper use and proper care, these precision tools can measure holes to a high degree of accuracy. The important words here are proper use and proper care! Pin gauges are so basic and seemingly inexpensive, they are very often abused and misused by following these few simple steps you can help to maintain your pin gauges and their extend their useful life.
1. After use, remove all fingerprints with a lint free cloth and apply a small amount of lubricant to prevent rust. Fingerprints often have a PH level of oil that causes rust. Some people have particularly high levels of oil in their body and must take extra precaution to remove the fingerprints.
2. Never force a pin or plug gauge in to a hole or force a gage or part through the hole of a ring gauge. Although this may seems obvious, in the rush to get things done, many pins become damaged for this reason due to “galling” which is when metal gets transferred from one part to another. It’s important to note that galling greatly decreases the accuracy of your gauge!
3. Pin, plug and ring gauges should be calibrated once per year unless they are used excessively in which case the interval should be increased accordingly to ensure their accuracy.Taking proper care of your gauges by following these simple steps will help to maintain their calibration and extend their useful life.
Accreditation and Documentation
The team at PCS is willing to work hard, when it matters most, to ensure our state crime laboratory system continues to meet stringent ISO accreditation requirements.
We have been using PCS to calibrate our equipment since 2012. Turnaround time has always been around 24 hrs!!
Our CAP auditors, who always inspect us thoroughly, were very impressed with the pipette calibrations performed by PCS.
Being partnered with PCS is an absolute pleasure. Turnaround times are always fast and on schedule!
PCS handles a large portion of our outside calibrations. They always provide a quick turnaround for anything we send them
Precision Calibration has provided excellent service for all of our calibration needs and always provide an extremely fast turnaround!
Thanks for the support when issues pop up at our plant. Having calibrated items available at a moments notice prevents a show stopper for customers!