Over the past 35 years, Control Gaging Inc. has evolved to become a leading developer and supplier of in-process gaging systems through innovation and progressive thinking.
Founder Jack Brown started the Michigan-based company in 1972 to address an industry need for more sophisticated instruments to control automatic machinery and produce higher quality products. Even then, Control Gaging’s industrial pioneer recognized the need to improve performance and reduce setup time. He patented the quick setup Model 50 Gage that took in-process gaging to a new level of reliability and efficiency.
Since that first innovation, Control Gaging has continued to introduce patented gaging equipment that offers significant enhancement to the machining industry. Innovative thinking has led to continuous company growth with new products, expanded facilities and an expert team employed throughout North America and other parts of the world.
Our Corporate Milestones:
|1974||Control Gaging Inc. purchases the manufacturing and sales rights to the Foster Gage, the first electronic gage used for the control of production grinding machines.|
|1977||We introduce the industry to the first electronic quick setup gaging system.|
|1984||We introduce the first quick setup ID gage for through-spindle applications.|
|1985||Continued success requires the move to a larger facility, our current location in Ann Arbor, MI.|
|1988||The efficiency of computer technology comes into play with our first micro-processor-based gage monitor.|
|1991||We patent our first crank pin gage.|
|1995||We introduce our fourth generation of micro-based monitors.|
|1997||Our purchase of Illinois-based Product Control Technologies positions us as a leading developer and supplier of centerless grinder measurement systems.|
|1997||We patent the centerless shaft gage.|
|2000||We become a registered TE9000 (Tool and Equipment quality standards) company and earn ISO 9001 and QS 9000 certification.|
|2002||A company milestone Control Gaging Inc.s 30th Anniversary.|
|2002||We introduce our first electronic monitor with DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to produce greater accuracy and speed for premier products.|
|2004||Our tradition of innovation continues with the introduction of the Grip-Gage-Go solution, integrating measurement devices directly into material handling systems.|
|2006||We introduce the World Gage product line containing enhanced products with greater durability AND accuracy.|
|2007||Our acquisition by Marposs SpA vastly increases or product offering and sale/service network|
|2009||We earn ISO:9001:2008 Certification and become an early adopter of the new quality standard|