We have had considerable success providing manufacturers of large parts with
hand-held gages to control specific dimensions. The gages obviously must be
accurate and repeatable enough to provide useful inspection data. The hard part is
to achieve this while making the gages light, simple and ergonomic while building in
the mechanical robustness necessary for survival in tough, shop floor conditions.

Our experience shows that operators who are handling large, heavy parts have
difficulty changing their habits when they pick up a gage. Consequently, the gage
needs to be rugged enough to be handled as would any other piece of their
production equipment. We have a track record of supplying purpose-built hand-held
gages, including custom-built battery operated electronics, that are survivable in this
kind of environment.

Practical Design Technology, Inc.
18 Gage Dr. Arden NC 28704
828 681 2683