When installing thrust washers, spacers or shims into your application, another key characteristic is flatness. Flatness is defined as a part having a true horizontal surface, without a slope, tilt or curve. This is critical for our customers, and thus it is critical to Northern Industrial Manufacturing. We have a variety of in-process checks to ensure our product is flat coming off the press and throughout the different operations.
To ensure our product will be effective in our customers applications we have partnered with a variety of different gauging companies to develop a method of effectively checking for flatness. This gauging technology that allows us to measure thickness to 0.00001 inches (0.0005 mm).