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Guaranteed Accuracy Through Depth Of Knowledge - Options In Thread Plug Gages

by Matias Keranen

Every step of an industrial process requires you to take care to verify measurements and double check the accuracy of your machining. When it comes to verifying plug holes, this takes on a new importance, as inaccurately placed or improperly threaded plugs can threaten future connections and throw an entire product into upheaval.

Thread plug gages are important tools which are used to measure those openings, but there is a wide selection available that may depend on your task at hand. Below, you'll find a guide to some of those options, providing you with the knowledge you need to make sure your production line remains efficient, accurate, and free of slowdowns caused by part failure.

Flexible Hole Plugs

There are many ways to accurately measure the holes which are drilled in industrial components, but distance from the center line may be the most accurate. This will allow you to accurately determine spots on both cylindrical and flat pieces, guaranteeing a consistent process that promotes easier work flow.

Flexible hole plugs are designed for this precise task. By being able to gage the diameter of a drilled hole while also measuring its distance from the center line, you can achieve two results in the length of time you may ordinarily get one, and you can have double verification that your measurements are as precise as you need them to be.

Gage Pins

If you need to make a quick measurement in order to make a go/no go determination, you may not need to invest in a full set of thread plug gages. Indeed, simple pins may be enough to perform the job in fast moving contexts that require an immediate response.

Keep in mind, of course, that the pins are not designed for maximum accuracy. While gage pins function as a fine quick reference tool, you should still consider a threaded plug that will more accurately determine the possibility of expansion or closure of a hole and therefore its necessary size.

Helical Coils

One of the more difficult types of threaded holes to plug are those with a helix shape. Though they may be specifically designed in this way to generate maximum support from a screw, a helical coil needs to be measured by a special plug in order to verify its size. These coils, however, are highly accurate, and they can also be useful in making sure that the threads you've installed will meet your exact specifications.

Check with a company like WEST port for more information.