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9Sep/140

Gear Measuring Wires

Thread Check's gear measuring wires are used to check the tooth thickness of gears at the pitch diameter. The gear wire method is more accurate than using tooth verniers to measure the tooth thickness. A measurement over the wires using a micrometer is compared with a perfect gear which is obtainable from the Van Keuren Handbook No 37. The Van Keuren Gear Measurement Tables are accurate to .0001" for 1 diametral pitch gears. A value based on the selection of pressure angle, number of teeth, and wire size is divided by the diametral pitch of the gear being measured. If the actual measurement is larger than the table value then the teeth are thick. If the value is smaller then the teeth are considered thin. A copy of the Van Keuren Handbook can be purchased on line at http://www.threadcheck.com/industrial-publications/.

Thread Check's gear measuring wires are supplied in sets of 2 identical wires. Thread Check's gear measuring wires meet or exceed Federal Specification GGG-W-366B for Grade AMGW. Wires are lapped  to RMS micro inch finish or less. Contact Thread Check Inc for modified gear wires, carbide gear wires, flatted gear wires.
Thread Check offers Gear measuring holders for both 2 and 3 wire gear applications. Please provide measuring instrument and spindle diameter when ordering.

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28Aug/14Off

UNR Screw Thread Form

The UNR thread was developed for fatigue resistant safety critical fasteners during the 1950s.

The UNR thread form applies only to external threads. Its design form is the same as that of the external UN thread except that the root is required to be rounded. UNR threads are applied most often to high volume commercial fastener threads produced by rolling

Per ANSI/ASME B1.12003 – paragraph 2.3.1: “The rounded root (UNR Thread)…reduces the rate of threading tool crest wear and improves fatigue strength over that of a flat root (UN) thread.”

Thread Designations:

UN = Basic Unified National thread series
UNR = Basic Unified National thread series with external thread controlled root radius
UNS = Special Unified National thread series
UNRS = Special Unified National thread series with external thread controlled root radius
UNC = Unified National Coarse thread series
UNRC = Unified National Coarse thread series with external thread controlled root radius
UNF = Unified National Fine thread series
UNRF = Unified National Fine thread series with external thread controlled root radius
UNEF = Unified National Extra Fine thread series
UNREF = Unified National Extra Fine thread series with external thread controlled root radius

External UNR threads per ANSI/ASME B1.1
paragraph 1.3: UNR threads have "a rounded root contour" at the minor diameter.
paragraph 2.3.1(a): "The root contour ... shall have a smooth, continuous, non-reversing contour with a radius of curvature not less than 0.10825318P at any point and shall blend tangentially into the flanks and any straight segment. At the maximum-material condition, the point of tangency shall be at a distance not less than 0.625H below the basic major diameter.”

For internal threads there is no UNR requirement. Use a standard UN thread plug gage.

THREAD RING GAGES:

The difference between a UNR and UN thread ring gage is marking only. The thread ring gages are identical. Although Thread Check Inc. can mark thread ring gages with the R designation, it is not a standard requirement. Use the same ring gages to check either the UNR or UN screw thread form. The amount of radius at the root of the UNR thread form is too small to require a modification of the standard UN thread form ring gages.

 

UNR Inspection Method for External Root Radius:

  • Optical Comparator or Vision System
  • Tri Roll thread comparator with minor diameter type 7 rolls ( 55° included angle ). The Tri Roll thread comparator may be more practical in a high volume production environment

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27Aug/14Off

Master Thread Plug and Ring Gages for Thread Comparators

Master Setting Plugs For Tri Roll Thread Comparators

Class "W" Full Form Master Setting Plugs gages are used to set Tri Roll Thread Comparators. Master Thread Setting plugs are manufactured to a go basic pitch diameter size. PITCH DIAMETER is the theoretical diametrical plane which passes through a thread at the point where the width of the thread tooth and groove are equal. The pitch diameter is measured by means of the universally recognized three wire method.

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Master Setting Rings For  ITC-Internal Thread Comparators

Class W tolerance master setting ring gages are used to set ITC – Internal Thread Comparators. Class W tolerance master setting ring gages are manufactured to a go basic functional diameter. FUNCTIONAL DIAMETER is the actual (measured) pitch diameter of a thread adjusted by the cumulative effects of lead error and angle error, which is always added to external threads and subtracted from internal threads.

http://www.threadcheck.com/tri-roll-thread-comparator.asp?pcFilter=itc-comparator-and-gaging-segments-products

master setplug thread comparator
master set ring ITC comparator

27Aug/14Off

BSB Threads – British Standard Brass

BRASS THREADS (British Standard Brass)

BSB - Brass threads are used for brass tubing with a uniform wall thickness regardless of the tube diameter. 26 Threads per inch is the standard on all tube diameters.

The reason for using 26 tpi, is brass tube has a almost the same wall thickness irrespective of the outside diameter of the tube, therefore as BSW thread depths are determined by the threads per inch, a lower tpi would reduce the strength of the tube or cut right through it.

 
The included thread angle on all BSB threads is 55 degrees

Nominal sizes range from 18 to 2 inches.
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Thread Form Data Tapping Hole
Diameter O/D Core Pitch Depth Radius Effective Dia T.P.I Dec / Met / Frac
1/8" 0.125 0.0757 0.03846 0.0246 -- 0.1020 26 Number 47
1/4" 0.250 0.2007 0.03846 0.0246 -- 0.2254 26 Number 6
3/8" 0.375 0.3257 0.03846 0.0246 -- 0.3504 26 Letter Q
1/2" 0.500 0.4507 0.03846 0.0246 -- 0.4754 26 29/64"
5/8" 0.625 0.5657 0.03846 0.0246 -- 0.6004 26 37/64"
3/4" 0.750 0.7007 0.03846 0.0246 -- 0.7254 26 45/64"
7/8" 0.875 0.8257 0.03846 0.0246 -- 0.8504 26 53/64"
1" 1.000 0.9507 0.03846 0.0246 -- 0.9754 26 61/64"
1-1/8" 1.125 1.0757 0.03846 0.0246 -- 1.1004 26 1-5/64"
1-1/4" 1.250 1.2007 0.03846 0.0246 -- 1.2254 26 1-13/64"
1-1/2" 1.500 1.4507 0.03846 0.0246 -- 1.4754 26 1-29/64"

BSB Threads - British Standard Brass

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11Aug/14Off

ISO 9001 Certification

On July 30th of 2014, ABS Quality Evaluations conducted a 1 day audit of Thread Check Inc. There were no major or minor non conformities found during the audit. This is the 5th year in row with zero nonconformities. This is a testament to our organization's commitment to customer satisfaction, employee empowerment and continuous improvement.

21May/14Off

Thread Measuring Wire Calibration

Reference ASME B89.1.17-2001

Attributes to be inspected

  • Diameter – Use high magnification comparator or measuring instrument with adjustable measuring force.  .0000020” resolution or better is required. Use a cylindrical anvil.

 

  • Roundness – Use Vee anvil with 60 degree included anvil. Cylindrical masters and a normalizing plate are required.

 

Suggestions for improved accuracy

Calibrate only in the central middle half of the thread measuring wire.

Thread measuring wires are calibrated on a functional basis so as to compensate for deformation when the wires are being used.

  • Wire diameter is measured with the wire placed over a cylindrical anvil of a known size by a flat round contact point.
  • The effects of errors in roundness are determined by noting the changes in diameter measurement utilizing a vee anvil and taking measurements around and along the wire.

Refer to ASME B89.1.17-2001 for measuring force and contact point configurations.

Wires must be unrestrained during measurement. They should be held in place by the specified measuring contact force only.

The set of 3 wires in a set must be calibrated at the same time to ensure the commonality of size standard is met. Each wire in a set must have the same diameter within .000010”.

Handle all thread measuring wires with care. Wires should be handled with soft tip tweezers

Allow adequate time for thread measuring wires to normalize. Use a normalizing plate adjacent to the measuring equipment.

Measurement Uncertainty

Attribute Normal Laboratory Conditions  Optimum Laboratory Conditions
Wire Diameter 0.000025”/ 0.00064mm 0.000015”/ 0.00038mm
Wire Straightness/Roundness 0.000015”/0.000383mm 0.000005”/0.000130mm

 

 

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10Apr/14Off

BSPF = British Standard Pipe Fitting is an obsolete designation

BSPF = British Standard Pipe Fitting is an obsolete designation which has been replaced with the G-Series per ISO 228

BSPF was the thread marking per screw thread designation BS-2779. BS-2779 has been rescinded and should no longer be used. The new screw thread designation is specifies a G in front of the nominal diameter and is defined in ISO-228.

In March 2003, the British Standards Institute withdrew BS-2779 and replaced it with ISO-228 (technically BS-EN-ISO-228)

Example: G1/2 x 14 BSPP Go Thread Ring Gage - Class A

Class A is considered the standard tolerance. Class B is a loose tolerance twice the amount of Class A. Class B only refers to the No Go Thread Ring Gage

There are many drawings that call out British Standard Pipe (BSP) to refer the current G-series screw thread. It should always be confirmed as BSP may also be a shortened version of BSPT -British Standard Pipe Taper.

For more information on British thread gauging you may contact info@threadcheck.com or visit our website

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1Apr/14Off

Thread Check Goes Solar

Thread Check Inc. located on Long Island New York is now using solar power to handle up to 80% of its electricity consumption at its New York facility. The solar power system was designed and installed by GreenLogic Energy of Southampton NY. The system is designed to handle 47.775 K utilizing 195, 245 Watt Canadian Solar, panels.

The electricity is produced from sunlight using what are known as photovoltaic cells. These cells are built into thin glass-like panels of silicon material that have been mounted on top of Thread Check’s facility. The panels produce electricity when exposed to sunlight. Solar Panel systems are extremely reliable with no moving parts and typically last 30+ years with no maintenance.

The electricity produced by the solar panels produce can either be directly used in their offices and factory or sent back to the utility company for credit. To accomplish this, the power coming off the panels goes through a device called an inverter. The inverter monitors the solar power system, conditions the power, and keeps track of how much electricity is produced and then feeds the power to the appropriate place.

The system incorporates a web portal that monitors the energy and efficiency of the system in real time.

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The life time carbon reduction is 3,030,509 Lbs. of Co2.

It is the equivalent of planting 19 Acres of trees.

 

3Mar/14Off

Pg Steel Conduit Thread Plug Gages per DIN 40431 Steel Conduit Thread Gauges

Pg Steel Conduit Thread Plug Gages per DIN 40431 Steel Conduit Thread Gauges

Pg Steel Conduit Threads are manufactured per DIN 40430 Steel Conduit Thread Dimensions.

The Steel Conduit Thread Plug gauges are manufactured per DIN 40431.

The Pg thread series is designed specifically for the thin wall cross section of the steel conduit. The thin wall thickness requires a shorter profile thread that will not break through the outside diameter of the steel conduit during the machining process. The Pg conduit thread form features an 80° included angle and a shorter profile than the 60° included angle found in the Unified National thread series and the Metric thread series.
Pg Steel Conduit Thread Gages per DIN 40431 Steel Conduit Thread Plug Gauges

The DIN 40431 standard for P1 steel conduit threads specifies the requirements for using Go thread plug gages and plain NoGo plug gages to inspect the conduit threads. The plain NoGo plug gage checks the minor diameter or crest of the thread and verifies that minimum material condition is met. The Go threaded plug works normally by ensuring the maximum material condition is met.

Using the Pg Thread Plug Gages:

The Go threaded plug gage must be capable of being screwed by hand without undue force over the full length of the threaded work piece.

The NoGo plain plug gage must not be able to pass over the threaded work piece

Pg Conduit Thread Plug Gage

 

 

 

 

 

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3Mar/14Off

Pg Steel Conduit Thread Ring Gages per DIN 40431 Steel Conduit Thread Gauges

Pg Steel Conduit Threads are manufactured per DIN 40430 Steel Conduit Thread Dimensions.

The Steel Conduit Thread Ring gauges are manufactured per DIN 40431.

The Pg thread series is designed specifically for the thin wall cross section of the steel conduit. The thin wall thickness requires a shorter profile thread that will not break through the outside diameter of the steel conduit during the machining process. The Pg conduit thread form features an 80° included angle and a shorter profile than the 60° included angle found in the Unified National thread series and the Metric thread series. .

Pg Steel Conduit Thread Ring Gages per DIN 40431 Steel Conduit Thread Gauges

The DIN 40431 standard for P1 steel conduit threads specifies the requirements for using Go thread ring gages and plain NoGo ring gages to inspect the conduit threads. The plain NoGo ring gage checks the major diameter or crest of the thread and verifies that minimum material condition is met. The Go threaded ring works normally by ensuring the maximum material condition is met.

Using the Pg Thread Ring Gages:

 The Go Threaded ring gage must be capable of being screwed by hand without undue force over the full length of the threaded work piece.

 The NoGo plain ring gage must not be able to pass over the threaded work piece.

Pg-Steel-Conduit-Thread-Ring

Pg Steel Conduit Thread Ring Gages per DIN 40431

 

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