3 Ways You Might Be Damaging Your Gauges

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

The best way to keep your instruments within tolerance limits is by following healthy maintenance procedures. Not doing so will not only impact the accuracy of your readings, but also cause heavy internal damage to your equipment. Flatness and parallelism are two extremely crucial conditions required for efficient measurements, but the lack of proper maintenance procedures can result in accumulation of dirt and grime, which impacts the output quality to a great extent.


When it comes to micrometers and gauges, extra attention must be paid since any discrepancies in inside diameter, outside diameter or depth measuring dial can disrupt the overall balance of the device. Here are a few mistakes that you should avoid while using these instruments:-


  • Causing damage to dials

Since dial indicators of most gauges have a precision spring connected to a lever or a plunger mechanism, they are highly susceptible to damage. Improper work practices can result in jamming of the equipment and long-term damage. Leaving the spring loaded for extended periods of time will ruin in degradation of the equipment quality.


  • Not knowing the operating limitations

Before purchasing high-quality equipment for your applications, you need to understand the importance of tolerance and allowance limits. This will allow you to achieve exact dimensions and minimize the errors in your products.


  • Not following procedures

Sending your equipment for regular depth micrometer calibration services is an absolute necessity. Not paying attention to equipment calibration life can result in disastrous situations.


If you are interested in sending your equipment for depth micrometer calibration services, get in touch with Custom Calibration.




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