Patent Number: 6,308,429

Title: Portable seal gap gage system

Abstract: A portable gaging system is used to measure a seal gap for a vehicle door or decklid. The gaging system includes gage assemblies that are removably mounted on a door or decklid flange. The gages are spaced apart from one another about the perimeter of the door or decklid to simultaneously measure the seal gap at various locations. A probe member is supported on each of the gaging assemblies and is selectively moveable between a rest position and an actuated position by the vehicle door as the door is moved from an open to a closed position. Each of the gage assemblies has a sensor for producing an electronic signal representative of gap size based upon movement of the probe member. A portable processor unit receives and stores the electronic signals produced by each of the gage assemblies. A remote actuator is used to generate an activation signal to initiate the gap measurements. An adapter assembly can be removably mounted to the gage body to provide extended support for the probe for measuring larger gap sizes.

Inventors: Green; Brian (Swartz Creek, MI), Miller; Sean (Davison, MI)

Assignee: Linear Measurement Instruments, Corp.

International Classification: G01B 3/16 (20060101); G01B 5/14 (20060101); G01B 003/38 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018