Gage Tip of the Month

November 2018

For buttress casing, API requires certain inspections that can align with Gagemaker’s recommended best practices. Do a 1st article full inspection, including using an optical comparator and corresponding overlay, at least once per shift / per machine setup based on your QMS program.  During full production runs, use the corresponding groove width Go/No Go gage […]

Gage Tip of the Month

June 2018

For your buttress connections to be compliant under the 16th edition of the API 5B, you must inspect run-out. When inspecting buttress run-out with a Gagemaker BR-2001, inspectors often question where to place the contact point on the thread. Now, the new API 5B Section specifies the location of the inspection point. When the […]

5B Update: MIC TRAC

API 7.1.11 NOW ALLOWS A MIC TRAC™ FOR REQUIRED GAGE SETTING API 5B 6.1.1, 6.1.2, and 6.15 now requires a manufacturer to have a specific crest diameter setting standard for each size and type of threaded product produced. With 7.1.11 (c) (2), a MIC TRAC Gage Setting System is an accepted method for setting your […]

5B Update: Buttress Tooth/Groove Width

API 5B 5.6 & 5.7 REQUIRE BUTTRESS FORM INSPECTION Per API 5B 5.6.4, Buttress Thread Form “shall conform to … the requirements … of tooth thickness or groove width”. TW-6001 Thread Groove Width Gage Inspecting a Part Tooth thickness or groove width is now a required, mandatory element to be inspected for API Buttress threads. Gagemaker’s […]

Gage Tip of the Month

December 2017

When using a rod standard or gauge blocks to set the “B” dimension (the distance between the shoe and the wear pad) on an MRP® gage, the position of both the shoe and arm are crucial. To ensure proper position when locking an arm, place and hold your finger on the shoe against the standard […]

Gage Tip of the Month

November 2017

For Tubing and Casing, properly setting a TH-3002R thread height gage is easy, yet often done incorrectly. The setting standard (1014) has a square-shaped notch and a v-shaped notch. First, use the square-shaped notch, zero the gage. Then, rotate the standard and use the v-shaped notch to verify the gage is correctly zeroed. If the […]

Crest Diameter and Ovality Gages – MRP® AIR Carbon Fiber

A Stronger, Lighter, and More Accurate MRP® Crest Diameter Gage… the MRP® AIR Thirty years ago, Gagemaker introduced the MRP® crest diameter and ovality gage which forever changed the industry. Now, we are redefining the industry again. Our MRP® AIR Crest Diameter Carbon Fiber Gage are stronger, lighter, and MORE ACCURATE than ever. Also, no […]

Gage Tip of the Month

March 2017

When using an MRP to inspect a coupling’s Pitch Diameter, mark the location of the MRP on the face of the 1st machined part, and record the gage reading. Leave this 1st machined part nearby to verify between each additional machined coupling that the gage is still set properly.

Gage Tip of the Month

August 2016

When inspecting external functional size on a straight thread (ACME, ISO Metric, UN, etc.), some have a tendency to force the RG-7000 external roll gage onto a part. Keep in mind overly aggressive placement can cause the roll to move or completely slip from the part. Sometimes, this can slam the gage and/or hands on […]


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