Surface Plate Accuracy

If you use surface plates for your inspection, layout, or testing needs, you know how important it is to keep them flat and level. Surface plates are the foundation of precision measurement and quality workmanship, and any deviation from a perfect plane can affect your results and performance. That’s why you need Gulf Coast Calibration (GCC), the best choice for surface plate calibration and refinishing services.

What We Do for Your Surface Plate

We are a leading provider of calibration and testing services in the Gulf Coast region, and we have the expertise, the equipment, and the dedication to provide you with the best service possible. We offer surface plate calibration services that are A2LA accredited and NIST-traceable, meaning that they meet the highest standards of quality and reliability in the industry. We can calibrate any size and type of surface plate, whether it is granite, steel, or cast iron, and we can adjust it to any grade of accuracy you require, such as AA, A, B, or C. The grade of accuracy indicates the maximum permissible deviation from a perfect plane over the entire working surface of the plate, and it also determines the frequency of calibration, with higher grades requiring more frequent calibration than lower grades.

We use a computerized calibration system and differential leveling feet, which provide reliable and precise surface evaluation. The system generates detailed diagrams of measurement readings that show the wear and deviation from the grade specification. Based on the results, we can adjust, clean, polish, or resurface your surface plate to restore its flatness and accuracy.

We also provide surface plate refinishing services, which involve lapping or polishing the surface with an abrasive paste to remove any unwanted material and improve the surface finish. This service is recommended when your surface plate is worn beyond the acceptable limits of the grade specification and cannot be restored by simple adjustment or cleaning. We can resurface plates to any grade required by your quality system, ensuring that your surface plate meets your specific needs and expectations.

How We Deliver Our Service

We provide our surface plate calibration and refinishing services at our climate-controlled and monitored lab or onsite at your facility, depending on your preference and convenience. We have highly skilled and experienced technicians who can handle any size and type of surface plate, and we have a quick turnaround time and a competitive pricing.

After the service, we issue a Calibration Certificate that shows the grade requirements, the “as found” and “as left” conditions, and a detailed explanation of the work completed to restore the flatness. We also send you a reminder notice when your next calibration is due, based on the frequency you specify.

Let Gulf Coast Manage Your Calibration Schedule.

Are you looking for calibration services, or is your equipment producing out-of-the-ordinary results? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Gulf Coast Calibration has over 40 years of expertise and has developed to become one of the Gulf Coast region finest weighing equipment and calibration firms. Our calibration services, which encompass equipment in a variety of sectors, are provided through our in-house laboratory or on-site at our clients’ facilities.

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