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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.

Plastigauge ® Precision Clearance Gauges

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.

Piero Di Capite, Xpower Engines, Essex

Plastigauge ® is highly effective for measuring the clearance in large bearings which include Marine Drive Shaft bearings, Turbine housing bearings, Pump and Pressure System bearings

Our Products

  • Plastigauge PL-A

    £31.85

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

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

  • Plastigauge PL-B

    £48.35

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

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

  • Plastigauge PL-C

    £48.35

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

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

  • Plastigauge PL-X

    £41.35

    For measurements of: 0.018mm to 0.045mm

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