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Precision Measurement Group Resources

Articles and Whitepapers

Mistakes to Avoid: Thread Gages While thread gages are some of the most commonly used inspection instruments in manufacturing, they can be confusing and intimidating to those who are not familiar with their design. Small mistakes can have large ramifications such as incorrect judgements or frequent need for gage replacements. The following examples are common …

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If the number wasn’t important you wouldn’t take the measurement, right? Manufacturers around the world invest tremendous resources into their metrology programs to inspect parts and products for quality assurance and insight into their process. Despite this immense volume of data, time-consuming and error-prone manual entry is still common practice. With the pressure for leaner …

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Do rising material costs have you looking for ways to reduce raw material usage and waste? We have heard lots of concerns from customers recently related to increased raw material costs, predominately due to tariffs. When material costs go up, the best way to protect your margins is to reduce raw material usage and waste. …

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A written calibration program is a key component in a food safety and quality system. In addition to determining what needs to be calibrated, how often, and by whom, a good calibration program includes steps to be taken if equipment is found out of tolerance. These steps must address both the product potentially impacted by …

Developing a Calibration Program Read More »

Whether you make cosmetics, food, medical devices, or power tools you want to guarantee that your product reaches the customer in the same condition that it left your facility. As a manufacturer you go to great lengths to ensure the quality of your product, but unknowingly you could be subjecting your product to damaging conditions …

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Technical Bulletins and Guides

Below are methods used to calibrate gage blocks within all J.A. King network locations offering gage block calibration services. Primary Method Per national standards, the length of the gauge block is defined as the distance between a flat surface wrung to one end of the block, and a gauging point on the opposite end.  The …

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Tools and Calculators

Welcome to the J.A. King Calibration Cost Calculator. Use this calculator to determine how much it will cost to start and maintain an internal calibration program for your operation. The calculator is based on our internal data related to equipment, staffing, and operational costs.  Do note that these are averages based on a wide range …

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At J.A. King, we strive to educate our team and our customers so we can all make informed decisions and improve quality. Having information at our fingertips is the best way to do that. We have compiled a list of the most common terminology within the precision measurement industry, backed by our experts with years …

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Case Studies and Application Notes

When a utility provider in Tennessee needed software for their flow measurement bench, they came to J.A. King for help. They had purchased their benches only a year before but quickly realized that the costs to keep them operational using the manufacturer’s software would be significant. J.A. King was already providing regular calibration services for …

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The precision measurement group at Cross provides a chemical manufacturer with a low-cost alternative to a truck scale A chemical company was filling tankers using flow meters and then having them drive onto a truck scale to ensure they were properly filled. While this process worked, there were some issues. If the tanker was found …

Application Note: Low Cost Truck Scale Alternative for Chemical Manufacturer Read More »

Technimark, a manufacturer of high-value injection-molded packaging and components, works with some of the most recognizable brands to create rigid plastic solutions for healthcare, consumer packaging, and even industrial applications. The team at Technimark partners with their customers to take designs from the idea stage, through engineering, production, and finally quality testing. Their Asheboro, NC …

Case Study: Custom Fixtures Improve Efficiency for Technimark Read More »

An automotive transmission manufacturer discovered an issue related to the surface finish on parts that they received from one of their suppliers. A small percentage of the parts were too rough, an issue that could have caused serious warranty issues.  The supplier had a roughly one week lead time to produce a new batch. This …

Application Note: Inspection Services Create Immediate ROI for Transmission Manufacturer Read More »

Craven County Wood Energy is a North Carolina based company on the cutting edge of new energy technology. They wood products, or biomass, in order to generate and sell electric power. Although Craven County is thriving, they faced several problems resulting from weather inconsistencies and equipment limitations. Biomass is a highly variable material that fluctuates …

Case Study: Craven County Wood Energy – Automated Multi-Truck Scale Read More »

DHM Adhesives is a developer and manufacturer of environmentally safe hotmelt adhesives. The company manufactures a variety of pelletized hotmelts that are distributed throughout the United States and internationally. Employing top level chemists and holding multiple patents, DHM prides themselves on creating innovative adhesive technology solutions of the highest quality to enhance their customer’s business. …

Case Study: J.A. King Improves Quality and Reduces Downtime for DHM Adhesives Read More »

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Still offering the same world class customer service since 1939, J.A. King is now a part of the Cross Company family. This means our customers have even more support as our capability continues to grow. As always, reach out to our team if you have any questions, and take a look at all we now have to offer! Interested in a quote?