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The Importance of Measurement Standards
Measurement devices of all kinds are used in countless industries. Be that measuring the parts produced on a production line for consistency, the temperature in a pipe, the strength of an electrical charge of the internal specifications of a jet engine. Every one of these tasks requires a specialist piece […]

The Importance of Measurement Standards


If you’re reading this blog, it’s probably fair to say that you have at least an interest in UK manufacturing. If that’s the case, it’s highly likely that you agree with the belief that manufacturing is one of the cornerstones of the country’s economic growth. A report released by the […]

What Does the Future Hold for UK Manufacturing


Metrology and the Need for Industrial Inspection
To determine if an item is fit for use, humans have always used inspection. Before the era of mass production and industrial inspection, the same craftsman would have been both produced and assembled the products they were creating. If during assembly, parts did not fit correctly, the craftsman could make […]

Metrology and the Need for Industrial Inspection



How to Take Measurements with a Height Gauge
Last month, we looked at height gauges, from their origins, through to the different types of mechanical and digital height gauges now available. In this post, we are going to discuss how you take measurements with a height gauge. As last months blog showed, there are a number of different […]

How to Take Measurements with a Height Gauge


The Best Product in the Metrology Field Height gauges are an indispensable instrument for quality control in many industries but not all Height Gauges offer unique features like the VMS Vertex, that is designed and manufactured in the heart of Derbyshire UK. We highlight the key features and the  exceptional […]

VMS Vertex – Not Your Run of the Mill Measuring ...


Maintain Your Plates Calibration equipment today has many technological advances, it’s easy to lose sight of regular upkeep or servicing of these components until disaster strikes and your measurement reading are suddenly all over the place. Other than ensuring regular service and calibrations are arranged, with appropriate measures in place […]

Maintaining Your Surface Equipment For Optimum Accuracy



Granite or Cast Iron Surface Plates
The decision to use Cast iron or Granite for Metrology surface plates can be a conundrum for some industries. Which one should you be using and what are the benefits of both? We list the benefits and drawbacks of each with the aim to ensure that your decision can be […]

Cast Iron or Granite?


What is a Height Gauge
What is a height gauge? As the name suggests, it is a device for measuring the height of an object. Their roots can be traced back as far as 1631 when Pierre Vernier, a French scientist and mathematician, invented the “Vernier scale”. This gave mechanical engineers the ability to measure […]

What is a Height Gauge – A Simple Guide


Coordinate Measuring Machine Probes
A Coordinate Measuring Machine is defined by the ability of its probe. As with CMMs, there are several types of probes available. There is the contact probe, which measures the workpieces by making contact with them. The non-contact probe that employs lasers or machine vision probes which scan with optical […]

Coordinate Measuring Machine Probes



Types of Coordinate Measuring Machine
There are four main types of coordinate measuring machine (CMMs): bridge, cantilever, gantry and horizontal arm. The one you choose will be determined by what you wish to use it for. All CMMs have three orthogonal axes, X, Y and Z which operate in a 3D coordinate system. Some use […]

Types of Coordinate Measuring Machine