Gauges, also known as calipers or meters, are essential tools in the world of engineering and manufacturing. Their main function is to measure physical dimensions of objects, thus allowing quality control and precision in production. At Smartech, we design and manufacture gauges for various industries, including automotive, and automatic stations to provide 100% production control.
Gauges are measuring instruments used to determine the size, distance between objects, or depth of a hole. These can be of different types, such as thickness gauges, diameter gauges, depth gauges, among others. Gauges are essential in the manufacturing industry, as they ensure that manufactured parts meet exact design specifications.
How Gauges Work
The operation of gauges depends on the type of gauge being used. For example, a thickness gauge is used to measure the thickness of an object. To do this, the object is placed between the jaws of the gauge, and then the measurement is read on the instrument’s scale.
On the other hand, a diameter gauge, like a hole caliper, is inserted into the hole to be measured, and the measurement is read on the instrument’s scale. Gauges can be manual or automatic, depending on production needs.
Gauges have a wide range of applications in various industries. In the automotive industry, for example, they are used to measure the size and shape of engine parts, such as pistons and cylinders. This ensures that these parts fit correctly and operate efficiently.
In the construction industry, gauges are used to measure the depth of holes in construction materials, such as concrete and wood. This ensures that the holes are the correct depth for screws and other fasteners.
In the electronics industry, gauges are used to measure the thickness of printed circuit boards and other electronic components. This ensures that these components meet design specifications and function correctly.
Gauges at Smartech
At Smartech, we design a wide range of mechanical parts involving milling, turning, grinding, and EDM machines. We work with CNC machined parts and injection molded parts, such as plastic or die casting. We also offer stamping and laser cutting for prototype parts.
In addition, we design and manufacture gauges for the automotive industry and automatic stations to provide 100% production control. These gauges and automatic stations are designed to directly verify the sizes of parts, position features, etc., in order to facilitate quality inspections and improve production efficiency.
At Smartech, we also offer a comprehensive service to maintain gauges, test tools, and other mechanical products. This quality after-sales service is a crucial element in ensuring the success of any engineering company.