Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Importance of Calibration

Keeping your force or torque measuring instruments properly calibrated is critical to ensuring the quality of your manufactured material, component, or assembly. Although such instruments in many cases do not drift out of their accuracy specifications for lengthy periods of time, calibration is recommended at least once per year to ensure accuracy. In cases of heavy use, more frequent calibrations or verifications can be appropriate.

At Mark-10, we have a fully equipped climate-controlled calibration laboratory. With our US and European service centers, we provide quick turnaround. When gauges and sensors are sent back to our main US facility, we provide a NIST-traceable certificate of calibration. We can also provide a certificate of calibration with data which lists 10 data points in each direction (tension/compression or clockwise/counter-clockwise). As found/as left data can also be supplied upon request.

For customers requiring certificates of calibration to the ISO 17025 standard, we can provide such calibrations via a partner laboratory, as well as through many of our distributors. If sending an instrument to us, please request an RMA number before doing so, and include a printed copy of our RMA form in the box.

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