Why use Plastigauge?


Plastigauge ® was designed and developed in the U.K. during the 1950s. Over sixty years later, it continues to provide a fast, simple and effective method for the measurement of clearance between fitted surfaces and is used throughout the world.

Plastigauge has a multitude of industrial and engineering applications within the automotive, petrochemical and biomedical fields. It is useful in production, inspection and servicing.

Plastigauge is now available in seven sizes between 0.018mm and 3mm to suit a broad range of applications.

Order genuine Plastigauge Precision Clearance Gauges online today, directly from the U.K. manufacturer.

Alternatively, Plastigauge has distributors at many locations worldwide. Please visit our Distributors page for further information.

Plastigauge Precision Clearance Gauges

Plastigauge ® is a precision clearance gauge for the measurement of clearance (separation) 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.

Archie Milligan, Motherwell

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