Thread gauges and thread taps have to be regularly stocked in any manufacturing unit that manufactures various components that include threaded parts. When we do not have a regular supply of these tools, your production team cannot complete the production process and your production targets could not be met. To remain profitable, one has to keep the overheads as low as possible. Thread gauges and thread taps present recurring expenses to the factory and if you can reduce the frequency at which you need to replace these tools you will be able to reduce your overhead costs. Here are a few important tips on how to reduce the damages to the ACME thread gauges and thread taps so that you reduce the expenses on these production and inspection tools.
First make sure that the ACME thread taps and the thread gauges that you are sourcing are of the finest quality. If the base quality of these supplies you are purchasing itself is not good, then you will not be able to make them last long. Therefore, it is your responsibility to find the right quality supplies.
Secondly, ensure that everyone who is designated to use the thread gauges and thread taps are fully trained. Engaging untrained or unskilled laborers will result in faster damage of these tools. These are simple tools but one has to know how to use these tools correctly or else it is easy to end up making mistakes while using them which result in the damage of these tools.
Thirdly, one must have a clear set of protocols for the usage and maintenance of these tools. These protocols must be followed closely so that the tools are given good care. Do not make any mistakes here because often the oversights in the daily, day to day use are what result in the damages.
The tools must be cleaned before use and after use. There will be deposits of coolants, metal particles and other impurities on the surface of the tool after every use. All these have to be cleaned after every use. Before using these tools also, they have to be thoroughly cleaned. This prevents unnecessary damage to the tool profile.
It is important to store the tools in the right environment and all the time within the respective protective cases. The tools must not be dropped and if they are dropped the tool profile will be damaged. Avoiding frequent shifting of the tools from one place to the other is best.
Keep these best practices in mind to avoid the thread gauges and thread taps from frequently getting damaged. These are all minor practices that are well within one’s scope. You just need to consistently take care of these tools to reduce the damages and to minimize the frequency at which you will required to replace them. Find a good supplier to meet your ongoing needs. Always go for the best quality thread gauges and thread taps.