What is Plug Gage Calibration?

Created at :   Jun 10 2022

Plug gage calibration is the process of verifying the accuracy of a plug gage. This is done by comparing the measurements taken by the plug gage to a known standard. Plug gages are used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, to ensure that products meet dimensional tolerances. In manufacturing, plug gages are used to measure holes and other features on parts. The measurements taken by the plug gage must match the tolerances specified for the part. If the plug gage does not meet these tolerances, it needs to be recalibrated. 

There Are a Few Different Ways to Calibrate a Plug Gage

Recalibration is important because even a small error in measurement can lead to problems with the final product. For example, if a hole is too small, a fastener may not fit properly. This could cause the part to fail or break. There are a few different ways to calibrate a plug gage. One method is to use a master plug gage. This is a plug type gage that has been calibrated to a known standard. To calibrate the plug gage, it is placed in the hole and the measurement is compared to the master plug gage. Another method is to use a micrometer. This tool measures the diameter of the hole with great accuracy. The plug gage can then be adjusted until it meets the correct tolerance. 

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Calibration is an important process in manufacturing. It helps ensure that products meet the correct tolerances and that they will function properly. Ledford Gage Lab, Inc. is a dimensional calibration lab with a unique specialty of the sales and calibration of dimensional test and measurement related equipment. We proudly provide our customers with over 130 years of total experience in the industry. The company is based out of South-Central Kansas. With our trusted reputation not only domestically, but internationally, you are always in good hands. Call today!