WHY CALIBRATE THREAD GAGES?

Calibration of a thread gage defines the accuracy and quality of an internal or external measurement. Overtime, accuracy of a thread gage can start to drift due to excessive use of the instrument. By calibrating a thread gage frequently, measurement uncertainty minimizes which, in turn, ensures result accuracy. Accuracy of results is extremely important when it comes to use of equipment because it allows users and businesses to feel confident, reduces costs from manufacturing errors and keeps processes safe.

WHEN TO CALIBRATE

There a many deciding factors on when a thread gage should be calibrated. Calibration is required for the following:

Thread gages should also be recalibrated periodically based on an interval, either recommended by the manufacturer or determined by a trend history analysis. When using an interval recommended by the manufacturer of a thread gage, it is important to remember the interval may decrease due to usage factors.

RISK IN NOT CALIBRATING GAGES

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