Why Calibrate?

When you buy a new piece of equipment, it arrives completely calibrated and adjusted to meet your needs. It’s probably perfect and exactly what you ordered. The problem? Over time, that instrument isn’t going to meet your needs quite as well as it once did. In fact, with a bit of reading, you may quickly discover recommended calibration intervals. Wondering why? They ensure the continued health of your equipment and better performance day after day. Think there aren’t any risks involved? Try again. Take a look at what you may be risking if you fail to calibrate your equipment.

  • You may encounter false failures (or false passes) during the course of production testing. Either way, you’re sending out inferior, incorrect products or test results, which can ruin your company’s reputation and turn out to be costly in the long run.
  • You may end up with distorted findings about the behavior of a design. Imagine spending added time on a project just because your instrument didn’t perform quite as it should. Nothing can be more frustrating than lost time due to instrument failure.
  • You may not be meeting globally agreed standards of weight and measure. Only traceable calibration can ensure that you’re actually adhering to those standards, and if your volt isn’t the same as your customers’ you could have real problems on your hands.
  • You may be breaking your contract. Many companies have contractural requirements that stipulate regular calibration regimens to ensure everything is up to par. The penalty for non-compliance could be steep, too. You could be looking at something as simple as loss of business or something more complex like hefty fines and legal action.

Calibration can be so simple. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.