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posted 01 May 2001 01:59 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I came across this site today for the first time - you can be sure I will be checking back frequently. As for the calibration stickers debate, my Company uses coloured tape either on the gauge itself or on the gauge case if necessary. Like someone else stated earlier - we clean the gauge with alcohol and then wrap the coloured tape around the gauge ie. plug gauges. Be sure not to cover the gauge ID number. Hint - I have found that if you can overlap the tape onto itself it is more likely to stay. We have different colours that represent a block of three months. I use GAGE-trak as my recall system and then I can search the machine shop floor looking for that colour af tape only. This saves time rather than picking up all gauges and having to check them one by one. We then post a copy of the coloured tape chart in our QS forms so that it is documented what each colour means. In addition you communicate to production that a certain colour of calibration tape is expired and should no longer be used. Hope this has been helpful in some way.

Check back soon on this and other topics. I am glad to find a place where I can go to when I don't have the answers.


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posted 09 May 2001 11:21 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We used to use paint on the gages in the same method. The only big problem with using color coding on parts without any #'s on them is the fact that someone working the floor won't know if it has been calibrated or not, just that it is in the calibration cycle.

Other problems are that once you get more and more gages (we have 3500ish) every once in a while the gages go unfound. When this happenes you still know that the gage needs to be calibrated, but don't know where it is. Then once the operator comes across it s/he will have no of knowing that it is past due.

On a note, gagetrak is a good program and you can buy a P-touch 2500pc label printer to link with it. Also, even though you CAN buy it through the people who sold you gagetrak, it will cost you about $400. You can buy the same label maker from an online store for about $140 and it works fine.

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