Measuring and Inspection Equipment

Measuring and Inspection Equipment

Measuring and inspection equipment play a critical role in our Quality Management System. PGI Steel has all micrometers recalibrated on a periodic basis. We maintain the integrity of all measuring & inspection equipment in the machine shop.

Our measuring equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Renishaw Probing Systems – accuracy specified to 0.0005” – .0.001”
  2. Outside mics
  3. Inside mics
  4. Depth mics
  5. Vernier calipers
  6. Cal–x–tenders
  7. Digital height gages
  8. Dial bore gages
  9. Threaded plug gages, metric and standard
  10. Small hole gages
  11. Telescoping gages
  12. Pin gage set
  13. Precision jo-block set
  14. Precision 24” master square
  15. Precision straight edges
  16. Master setting rings
  17. Precision granite surface plates

When the machining manager assigns a job to an operator, the accuracy of the measuring tools is confirmed by the machine operator.

Inspection Probe for Custom Steel Projects

An inspection probe is one of the ways we improve the efficiency our machine tools. Touch probes on CNC machining centers and lathes can be used to set-up parts, measure features in-cycle, and verify finished component dimensions.

PGI Steel proudly uses Renishaw optical machine probes: accuracy specified to 0.0005″ – 0.001″.

The Renishaw optical machine probe is part of a new generation of optical transmission machine probes that brings the benefits of probing to a wide range of machining centers. It provides users set-up time reductions of up to 90%, reduced scrap, reduced fixture costs, and improved process control.

By using Renishaw probes for set-up, on machine verification, measuring and locating we can:

  • Increase productivity and batch size flexibility
  • Reduce manual setting errors
  • Reduce machine downtime
  • Reduce scrap