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23Jun/16Off

New Thread Check Catalog

Thread Check Inc., is proud to announce the release of our 2016 Precision Gage Solutions catalog with over 180 pages of precision gages, measuring instruments and technical information. Our new catalog is available for download or in an electronic book format for easy use. The new catalog has links to www.threadcheck.com where our customers can shop on line, request quotes and view hundreds of technical articles. Use the table of contents to quickly turn to the product selection of your choice. Use electronic book marks for the pages you visit frequently. The new electronic catalog works across all platforms including tables and smart phones.

http://user-CfZTcuf.cld.bz/Thread-Check-Inc-Catalog-2016

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1Feb/13Off

API Tapered Thread Engineering Software

API Tapered Thread software

If you are looking for API dimensional specification in one convenient package, the Gagemaker TDWIN Taper Software program is your answer. Gagemaker's TDWIN Taper software program provides all the necessary API specifications that control connection quality.  TDWIN Taper produces dimensional drawings and inspection data for API downhole tubular connectors based on the latest industry standards. All the necessary details to machine, inspect and document tubular connection threads are available in one indispensable program.

TDWIN Taper Software includes information for both preferred and non-preferred Rotary Shouldered Connections, Tubing and Casing Connections, and any combination of Crossover. The program provides standard connection types and sizes. It displays detailed connection drawings, inspection gage information, and setup and inspection reports.

The software displays dimensional drawings suitable for manufacturing. Both Pin and Box drawings can be printed.  The drawings comply with ASME Y14.5 standards for industry compatibility. The TDWIN Taper Software allows the user to print gage setup and inspection reports with your company logo and work order information. All reports and jobs can be saved for future reference.

Includes Connection Data for:

Rotary Shouldered Connections 

  • API Numbered Connections
  • API Regular
  • Full Hole
  • Internal Flush
  • Open Hole
  • PAC
  • Slim Hole
  • Wide Open
  • Extra Hole
  • H-90
  • Slimline H-90
  • External Flush
  • ACME Regular
  • ACME Streamline
  • Double Streamline

Tubing and Casing Connections

  • NUE Tubing
  • EUE Tubing
  • Line Pipe
  • Short Thread Casing
  • Long Thread Casing
  • USS Improved Buttress Tubing
  • Special Clearance Couplings
  • SR13 Seal Ring Groove Couplings

System Requirements 

  • Windows XP or higher
  • 1 MB RAM or more (recommended)
  • Screen resolution of 1024 X 768 minimum
  • USB 2.0 port (The program runs entirely from a flash drive.)
  • Active Internet connection
  • .Net Framework 2.0 or later installed

Features:

  • Follows API Specification 7.2, Dec. 2008, for Rotary Shouldered Connections
  • Follows API Specification 5B, Oct. 2008, for Tubing and Casing Connections
  • Presents “preferred” connections as well as interchangeable and obsolete
  • connections
  • Organizes data compatible with API and industry knowledge offered by
  • resources such as Smith, Joy, and Hughes
  • Displays Gagemaker style thread gages and gage setting information
  • Configures and prints reference drawings for manufacturing including:
    • standard pin/box/coupling
    • pin/box blanking
    • pin/box relief groove
    • box modified bore-back relief
    • special clearance couplings
    • SR grooved couplings
  • Produces gage setup reports for tubing, casing, RSC, and crossover  combinations
  • Provides inspection reports for all connection configurations selected
  • Customizes reports with your company logo
  • Saves reports to job files and recalls them for future reference
  • Provides web links to locate and purchase necessary gages and standards

Compact custom Flash Drive – Single User

16Jul/12Off

Gagemaker Ball Pitch Diameter Gages

Thread Check offers a wide range of pitch diameter gages manufactured by Gagemaker. These types of gages are commonly known as ball PD gages as they accurately measure pitch diameter which is one of the most important characteristics of a thread. Pitch diameter represent the widest spectrum of potential defects on a screw thread. Improperly sizes pitch diameters compromise the load capacity of your threaded components.

Gagemaker uses contact point (or contact ball) gages to inspect lead, taper, height, and pitch diameter on nearly any type of thread. Generally, these gages require two contact
points. Our points are inter-changeable; one set of points often can be used on different types of inspection gages. For best results, we still recommend one set of points for each gage.
Gagemaker offers spherical points and truncated points to measure pitch diameters. Truncated points as illustrated ensure contact on the flanks of the thread pitch line and eliminate the possibility of bottoming out on the root or minor diameter of the thread.

truncated points are used to measure pitch diameters of certain straight threads, primarily Acme, Stub Acme, and the modified Stub Acme threads.

Spherical points are commonly used for *UN Series, Metric, 7x45 Buttress, and nearly all tapered threads (tubing & casing and rotary shouldered connections).

Note: Remember when setting a gage with truncated points set on the truncated surface of the point. Gagemaker will provide set-to-flat value to compensate for the truncation.

https://www.threadcheck.com/gagemaker-thread-gages/

Gagemaker Ball Pitch Diameter Gages

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6Jul/12Off

Accurately Inspecting Rotary Shouldered Connections without plug and ring gages

Gagemaker’s new Joint Strength System – JSS is fast, versatile and effective at certifying RSC connections. The JSS System allows the inspector to measure and have greater control over all the attributes that affect performance of the connection.

This gauging system will inspect any API thread and verify the accuracy to API specification tolerances.

https://www.threadcheck.com/jss-joint-strength-system/

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3Jul/12Off

Functional Size Thread Inspection

Functional size thread inspection is fast, easy to use, affordable, and versatile for inspecting threads. The Gagemaker PG-6000 and RG-7000 functional gages use two precision ground thread rolls that seat into the thread form and contact the thread at the pitch line. The gages are zeroed at a preset calculated thread size. Deviations from nominal size are read on the indicator. Thread rolls are able to determine variations in form, lead, taper, and height all simultaneously just as the thread plug and ring gages do. The PG-6000 and RG-7000 are set using gage blocks, micrometers, or Gagemaker’s MIC TRAC measurement center. Thread ring and setplug masters are not required.

The PG-6000 Series gages inspect diameters of internal threads. The RG-7000 Series gages measure diameters of external threads.

Common pitches ranging from 4 TPI to 20 TPI of the UN Series, ACME, and Stub ACME, and 1.5mm to 4 mm of the ISO Metric thread rolls are in stock. Whitworth and 7° X 45° Buttress thread rolls are available with short lead time.

With the PG-6000 and RG-7000, thread diameters up to 24 inches can be easily and accurately measured.

https://www.threadcheck.com/ansi-asme-thread-gages/

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Thread Inspection

27Jun/12Off

Getting ready for API Spec 5B1 with Gagemaker

In the next revision release of Spec 5B1 by API, the industry will be able to meet the requirements by using the Gagemaker MRP Gage System. MRP is the abbreviation for Manual Plug and Ring. When the API 5B1 specification is released ( 2012 ) it will allow a threaded connector to be measured and accepted exclusively with the use of the MRP and the rest of the thread element gages. The MRP series of gages accurately measure internal and external diameters of tapered threaded connectors. The MRP uses two accurately located pivoting shoes that rest on the crests of the threads. The MRP gages are easily preset to size using gage blocks, Mic Tracs, or other types of readily available measuring equipment.

Other thread element gages readily available from Gagemaker are thread lead gages, thread taper gages, thread height gages, and thread profile gages. These gages are readily available and extremely versatile for inspecting a large range of threaded connectors.

https://www.threadcheck.com/api-tubing-and-casing-gages/

 

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