These durable instruments can be mounted on a stand for rapid gaging of batch parts, are easy to use, but are limited by the small range of sizes that can be measured by each collet.
Air gaging--Offers a simple to use, maintenance-free answer to shopfloor bore gaging. Capable of measuring other parameters such as slot widths, straightness, taper and concentricity, as well as plain bores, this flexible alternative scores high on usability.
As tolerances become increasingly tight even a small temperature variation from the ISO standard 20 C/68 F will cause significant gaging
Before acquiring a particular gaging system, manufacturers should carefully assess whether or not the system can meet their general application requirements.
(In some cases, a long-running, steady process will minimize the need for process control or gaging.) Other application criteria include system suitability for the application environment, for any cost constraints (including manpower limitations), the production rate, and the required inspection rate.
Changing from dedicated gaging
to a CMM may require organizational changes.
From not being accepted as a viable gaging
solution, modular gaging
has achieved the status as the "specified" solution for fixture gaging
The Kurt/ATI modular gaging
system consists of standard, off-the-shelf components such as base plates, part supports, measuring forks, and measuring tips.
Each cell uses a dedicated gaging
system, 11 in all.
In grinding, where in-process gaging
has been available for decades, less than a majority of machine purchasers today choose this option, probably a lot less.
Ganged up, column gages were-and still are, for that matter-an excellent means for taking simultaneous readings from several, simultaneous gaging
Todays, microprocessor-based gaging
systems actually boost quality and productivity by being integrated into the manufacturing process: They not only monitor, they control a growing number of metalworking operations.