Why Choose HEMCO Gages?

Two simple reasons:

1. They last longer
2. They save you money!

Here’s why:

HEMCOChrome gages provide a substantially longer life than plain steel or other imitation chrome
plated gages – almost 400% longer!

HEMCOChrome gages have a coating thickness that exceeds the competition by many times, as
HEMCOChrome gages can be restored to like-new condition through the Gage Saver™ Service at
very reasonable cost

HEMCOChrome gages do not require calibration as frequently as other gages thereby saving
calibration costs

HEMCOChrome gages do not need to be replaced as often as other gages thereby saving
overhead costs

In laboratory tests the HEMCOChrome gage outlasts the competitors plain steel gage or the imitators flash chrome gage 4:1

Testing laboratory results indicate that the competitor chrome gage provided 20% longer life over an unplated hardened tool steel gage.

Tested using 1/2-13 UNC Go Plugs and cast iron parts.

The Unique HEMCOChromeT Process includes:

0-1 Tool Steel through-hardened to 58-62 Rc, then HEMCOChrome processed to 72 Rc

Altered Geometric Engineering
– We manufacture undersize and then plate up to as close to the tolerance high side as possible

Specially designed chrome plating equipment for tight tolerance gaging

Special process chrome plating bath formulas

Many years of experience our dedicated team members have– surely our most important component!

Glastonbury Southern Gage

Glastonbury Southern Gage was formed in 1995 when two of the largest and oldest gage companies, Glastonbury Gage and Southern Gage, were united under one owner. Glastonbury Gage was founded in 1964 in Glastonbury, CT by individuals who had trained at Pratt Whitney Machine. From these beginnings, Glastonbury Gage has continually increased its product offering and services.

Southern Gage was founded in 1955 in Erin, TN as an outgrowth of the Woodward Company. It grew to be a full service gage manufacturer with emphasis on thread gaging. During the 1980’s Southern Gage became known for its educational and training programs on thread form and gaging. In 1995, the owner of Glastonbury Gage purchased Southern Gage from ITW. In March 1999, the GSG Erin operations occupied its new 42,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility. It includes 5,000 square feet of laboratory space, temperature and humidity control for the entire plant, CNC thread grinding equipment and a streamlined process work flow.

In July 2001 GSG consolidated customer service and plain cylindrical production to improve deliveries and customer response, while this effort was successful we at GSG continue to find ways of improving delivery and customer service. We intend to build on this platform to offer our customers quality products and services at competitive prices.