UKAS & BSI
UKAS & BSI
A gauge block or gauge block set is a simple and accurate system for measuring lengths with a high degree of accuracy. Different measurements can be achieved by using the different gauge blocks included in the set and stacking them together. These blocks are manufactured with an extremely precise thickness and are used extensively within manufacturing and calibration laboratory environments to check the accuracy of other dimensional equipment such as vernier calipers.
Gauge block sets are usually made from hardened steel or other durable alloys to ensure they provide consistent measurements over a long period of time. Length and dimensional measurement standards in industry are primarily determined by gauge blocks, which makes them a staple of most calibration laboratories.
Despite their accuracy, regular gauge block calibration against a more accurate standard is still essential. These sets are being used extensively by industry as a calibration tool or during the monitoring of a process or product quality levels, regular calibration cannot be ignored.
The high accuracy of gauge block sets means that Calibrationhouse is only able to perform a gauge block calibration service from its County Durham based laboratory where our most accurate test standards reside.