Plastigauge ® The accurate way to measure bearing clearances


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Featured Products. Please go to Order Online for the full list of available sizes...

    • original

      Plastigauge PL-A

      For measurements of:0.001″ to 0.007″ (0.025mm – 0.175mm)

      Contents:100 gauges, measurement reading cards (mm & inches) & instructions


    • original

      Plastigauge PL-B

      For measurements of:0.004″ to 0.010″ (0.100mm – 0.250mm)

      Contents:100 gauges, measurement reading cards (mm & inches) & instructions


    • original

      Plastigauge PL-C

      For measurements of:0.007″ to 0.020″ (0.175mm – 0.500mm)

      Contents:100 gauges, measurement reading cards (mm & inches) & instructions


    • original

      Plastigauge PL-X

      For measurements of:0.018mm to 0.045mm

      Contents:100 gauges, measurement reading cards (mm only) & instructions


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To read what our customers have to say about the use of Plastigauge products please see product testimonials.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on tel: (01903) 882822 or email sales@plastigauge.co.uk if you require any further information about our products.

The Accurate Way to Measure Bearing Clearances...

Plastigauge ® is a precision clearance gauge for the measurement of clearance between fitted surfaces. It is particularly useful for measuring clearances in split bearings or in situations where a feeler gauge cannot be inserted

Perhaps the most widely used application of Plastigauge ® is in the measurement of clearance in plain automotive bearings.

Plastigauge ® is also highly effective for measuring the clearance in large bearings which include:-

- Marine drive shaft bearings

- Turbine housing bearings

- Pump and pressure system bearings

Shaft end-float lends itself to direct measurement by Plastigauge ®.

Flatness and clearance in pipe-flanges and cylinder heads are readily checked and measured with standard Plastigauge ®.

Plastigauge ® is particularly effective for the measurement of separation in moulding tools and wherever it is required to determine the separation between hidden surfaces.

Product Leaflets

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Why use Plastigauge?

Plastigauge ® had its beginnings in the British Royal Naval Dockyards of the 1950's. As higher specification and higher performance military equipment came into service there was a demand for extremely accurate methods for measuring bearing clearances and the clearance between hidden surfaces.

Plastigauge ® has withstood the test of time and continues to provide the most accurate and effective method for the measurement of clearance between fitted surfaces.

Plastigauge ® continues to play a vital role in the automotive, aviation, petrochemical and biomedical fields as well as a multitude of industrial and engineering applications throughout the world.

Only genuine Plastigauge ® Precision Clearance Gauges offer the greatest accuracy demanded by industry today, and we offer the additional peace of mind in knowing you have ordered directly from the product manufacturer.

How to order

You can order Plastigauge ® products easily and securely online at our website by clicking here.

Alternatively please ring us on:-

UK: (01903) 882822

International: +44 1903 882822

or email us sales@plastigauge.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Customer testimonial

"I wish to endorse my recommendation of this superb product Plastigauge ®.

Having built race engines for over 30 years I understand the need for a high level of accuracy - Plastigauge ® gives this. Despite having all the specialist tools at my disposal, I find Plastigauge ® quick and easy to use and very accurate.

Ideal for checking crank shaft bearing and cam cap clearances this product is a must have for all serious engine builders, with the added advantage for the 'hobby' mechanic of not having to go to the expense of buying specialist tools.

An excellent product produced by a company who give great, friendly service with fast despatch."

Piero Di Capite - Xpower Engines, Essex

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