What Is Plug Gage Calibration and How Does it Work?

Created at :   Jul 15 2022

Plug gage calibration is the process of verifying the accuracy of a plug gage. This is done by comparing the readings from the plug gage to a known standard. The most common standards used for plug gage calibration are master plug gauges. There are two types of plug gage calibration: static and dynamic. Static calibration is where the plug gauge is compared to the master plug gauge at a single point in time. Dynamic calibration is where the plug gauge is compared to the master plug gauge while in motion (usually during use).

The Thickness of The Sheet Could Be Off by a Fraction of a Millimeter

Accuracy is important when using plug gauges because they are often used to measure very small tolerances. For example, a plug gauge may be used to measure the thickness of a sheet of metal. If the plug gauge is not accurate, the thickness of the sheet could be off by a fraction of a millimeter, which could result in problems downstream. There are many factors that can affect the accuracy of a plug gauge, such as wear and tear, environmental conditions, and user error. For this reason, it is important to regularly calibrate plug gauges to ensure they are providing accurate readings.

This Allows for Optimum Environmental Control at All Times

Ledford Gage Lab, Inc. is a trusted facility that was designed with dimensional calibration as the focus. Opened in the 1990s, the laboratory features double-wall construction that includes a four-inch air envelope. This allows for optimum environmental control at all times. Temperature and humidity are carefully miantianed by a CSI computer that effectively samples the air every thirty seconds. It then adjusts the air every few minutes as necessary. A 25-inch floor, heavy industrial insulation and a micron filter system ensure the conditions necessary for measurements in the millionths are always maintained. Contact the company today to learn more.