Types of Precision Measuring Tools and Their Maintenance

Measuring tools play a very important part in different production processes. Every professional working in the field of sheet metal production needs to have a thorough knowledge of using these precision measuring tools.

It is difficult for companies to deal with working professionals who do not have any experience or knowledge of using various measuring tools. Therefore, knowing the nature of these tools along with their measuring tactics is essential in such industries.

Some tools that are used in various industries are as follows:

  • Micrometer: Available in different metric and inch systems, this precision tool is generally used for measuring different types of materials. The technician using this measuring tool should have proper knowledge about handling it against the anvil. The material needs to be placed against the anvil with the micrometer spindle turned down. Along with this, the technician should also keep in mind to place his/her thumb and index finger in the right position to operate the micrometer properly.

Maintenance of Precision Measuring Tools

Apart from knowing the working techniques of different precision measuring tools, it is equally critical to know the process of maintaining these tools. Lack of proper maintenance would result in malfunctioning of these tools, leading to incorrect results.

  • A technician would first need to ensure that the tools stop working when they are a part of a lathe machine. This is important because if the maintenance procedure is carried out during the working of the tools, they might get damaged.

Precision measuring tools need to be dealt with care. Special training should be imparted to technicians working with them.

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Edward S from San Diego is in love with technological innovations. He holds particular interest in calibration equipment.

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