GAGEtrak calibration management software
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April 2018
Get more control over your quality management program with the convenience and simplicity of Report Viewer.
Special Pricing on Report Viewer
 -- available for GAGEtrak and GAGEtrak Lite --

Report Viewer is an easy-to-use, stand-alone desktop utility that allows you to generate thorough reports to analyze and stay ahead of trends, forecast workloads, improve efficiency and minimize costs. Report Viewer connects to your GAGEtrak or GAGEtrak Lite database and allows read-only access to all standard reports as well as any edited or custom reports that are created within the main program. Reports can be viewed on-screen, printed or emailed. And, if you have multiple databases, switching back and forth between them is quick and easy.

Contact us today for a free, personalized web demonstration to see Report Viewer in action! Discounted pricing on Report Viewer ends May 31, 2018.

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GAGEtrak Training
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Web Training Suite 
Our Web Training Suite covers the same topics as a regional training class, but it's broken down into four easily manageable online sessions. You can register for individual sessions when you just need a refresher or you can register for the full suite and learn to use GAGEtrak like a pro, right off the bat.

Deployment Web Training
This one-hour online class covers everything a software administrator needs for a smooth deployment of GAGEtrak: installation, configuration, interface navigation, database creation, user setup and security permissions.

Our next class will be scheduled soon, so get on the registration list now so you don't miss out! Contact Angela Johns, Training Specialist (contact info below).

Regional Training

Do you prefer to get out of the office? A two-day, hands-on regional training class will take you step by step through planning, preparation, setup and successful operation of GAGEtrak. You'll learn how to save time, avoid common mistakes and get the most out of your software. You'll also learn about advanced topics like data filtering, system maintenance, security and more.

For pricing and to view the full training schedule, please click here .
To register, contact Angela Johns, GAGEtrak Training Specialist
at 1-800-777-7020 ext. 134 or
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In addition to the three training types listed above, we also offer onsite training and a custom web training suite. If you need to train more than one user, users at multiple locations or simply want a fully customized training experience on your timeline, please contact us about these special training options.

What is a Trigger Code and how do I get one?

A trigger code is a unique code number required to register your GAGEtrak license. If you don't obtain a trigger code within 30 days of installing GAGEtrak, you will receive a message from GAGEtrak saying that your trial period has expired. Obtaining a trigger code will remove this expiration date. You may also require a new trigger code after reinstalling GAGEtrak because of a workstation upgrade or if GAGEtrak is moved to a new workstation.

Click here for trigger code instructions.
Free Calibration Management Webinars
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Real-world Industry Solutions for Quality Management Professionals

Please join us for a free educational calibration management webinar to learn how to improve efficiency, increase measurement reliability and assure compliance with industry quality standards and regulations.

Learning Resources and Support - April 12, 2018

View the full webinar schedule here
Referral Rewards Program

For each referral you make, you'll receive a $100 reward* in the form of a Visa gift card, or if you are unable to accept such gifts, you may choose a discount on a future purchase with us. You can refer anyone to us to earn rewards - even your in-house quality, maintenance and supplier inspection teams.

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GAGEtrak 7 Tech Tip
How to Use Gage Types for Kitting

GAGEtrak's Kitting feature is a powerful tool for tracking the issuance of multiple gages to one location or job. The Kitting feature allows you to select gages either by Gage ID or Gage Type.

Selection by Gage ID requires that a specific gage be issued with the kit. In this case, the gage must meet this criteria:
  • Gage is Active
  • Gage is not past due for calibration
  • Gage is not currently issued

Selection by Gage Type also requires that a gage of your desired type be available that meets the following criteria:
  • Gage is Active
  • Gage is not past due for calibration
  • Gage is not currently issued

Selection by Gage Type allows GAGEtrak to select one of many possible tools to complete the kit. Gage Types are selected within the Gages -> Information tab. For this feature to be efficient and effective, the Gage Type nomenclature must be specific enough to guarantee that the gage being selected by GAGEtrak will meet the job requirements.

For instance, a Gage Type of Cal (for caliper) would not be specific enough. Is it a 6-inch, 12-inch or 18-inch caliper? Obviously, if a 12-inch caliper is required, a 6-inch one will not do. So, the recommendation is to develop a nomenclature convention which is specific and concise. It must accurately define the characteristics of the gage to prevent the issuance of an insufficient gage.

Following are suggestions as to how to go about developing your own Gage Type nomenclature convention for your unique inventory of gages.

Calipers: Calipers are possibly the simplest type for which to develop a naming convention. A 12-inch caliper might be CAL12 or C12; a 6-inch caliper might be CAL06 or C06. To further specify that a caliper is digital, dial or vernier, you could add a suffix for this feature; CAL12DG would be a 12-inch digital caliper.

Micrometers: Micrometers not only come in different sizes, but have different travel (measurement length), can have different surface characteristics and can be digital, dial or vernier. So, a 6-inch blade mic with a digital readout and 2-inch travel would be MIC46B-DG.
  • The 46 indicates that the travel is 2 inches with a maximum measuring capability of 6 inches, i.e., 4 to 6
  • A one-inch travel would have been 56 (i.e., 5 to 6)
  • B indicates that it's a blade mic
  • DG indicates that it's digital

Thread Plug: In addition to noting the diameter and thread count of a thread plug, you may need to note whether the particular gage was to be used 'pre' or 'post' the plating operation. So, a 3/16-inch gage, with 24 thread count, used before plating, with an additional thickness of .00003 to .00005 might be TH0316c24+0305.
  • 0316 represents 3/16"
  • The c is to note the count (thread count), followed by 24 (the actual thread count)
  • If the gage was to be used post, the + would be -
  • The thickness is reduced to significant numbers only. If the thickness were in the range .00009 to .00011, the last element in the naming convention would be +0911. Leading zeros are used here only for the sake of uniformity; they are not necessary.

Begin developing your Gage Type naming conventions with broadest type designation and add ever more refining detail from there. Care must be taken to assure there is no possible question regarding the value these numbers represent. Gage Types must be meaningful and concise whereas the gage record's Description field would normally contain the same information in its expanded form.

Designating types in this fashion will allow you to effortlessly use gage type selection in GAGEtrak's Kitting feature, for maximum flexibility and efficiency.

We encourage you to explore the additional capabilities in your GAGEtrak software and as always, keep an eye out for future Tech Tips.
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