Full Details of Gauges and Tools

The system assigns a unique serial number to each item recorded. Traditionally, this was known as the Gauge Access Code or GAC number and most customers have chosen to have this number permanently marked on the item to give easy reference.

Gauges are also classified by a Type Code and the user is free to define these to suit the types of gauges used for the work. The gauge may also be assigned a detailed description (or serial number if available). Any of these fields can be used to search for gauges if a GAC is not known. The addition of a Duplicate Code gives an alterative method of uniquely identifying gauges.

A wide range of other data such as manufacturer, date of purchase, calibration procedure, as well as the important parameter ‘gauge life’ can also be stored.

Dimensions recorded for the gauge can be as simple as GO/NO GO sizes and associated allowable deviations. The Units of Deviation can be in sub-units of the main dimension, i.e. microns if the item is dimensioned in millimetres, or ‘thous’ or micro-inches if in inches. High and Low sizes are evaluated using built-in scaling factors.