Electrical test and measuring equipment is expected to provide precise, accurate readings. However, like any measuring tool, electronic testing equipment readings can become less accurate over time, drifting with continuous use. If the equipment tolerances aren’t calibrated regularly, these tools can provide significant measurement errors that negatively affect performance and accuracy. As a result, electronic equipment must be calibrated regularly and frequently to ensure minimal downtime.
Garber Metrology provides calibration services for a wide range of electronic and electrical test and measuring equipment. With our extensive experience and dedicated lab, we provide quality calibration services with quick turnaround times. Learn more about electronic calibration, why it is important and how Garber Metrology services can help.
No matter how accurate a piece of electronic equipment is, the tolerances for that equipment will drift over time, skewing results. Because of this drift, all electric test equipment needs to be calibrated periodically. But what is electronic calibration?
The electronic calibration process involves verifying and adjusting the performance of a device that measures electrical parameters. These parameters include:
The electronic calibration process is accomplished by comparing a device’s output with known calibrated standard of reference. Once the quantity of variation is verified, the electronic measuring device is adjusted to eliminate the variation.
As previously mentioned, electronic calibration works by comparing a device’s output with calibrated known reference standards. However, this is a highly simplified explanation of the process. Calibration involves a series of intricate and meticulous processes specific to the instrument that needs to be calibrated. Some of the resources that must be involved in this process include:
When using a calibration professional for electronic calibration services, users must also keep calibration periods in mind for scheduling. A calibration period is the amount of time after calibration is performed that the device’s results can be trusted as accurate. Once this period ends, the accuracy of a device’s output is no longer guaranteed. For most electronic equipment, the calibration period ranges from six to 12 months. The calibration period for a specific instrument will vary based on the type of instrument, its age, how often it is used, how it is used and the environmental conditions where it is used and stored. Speak with a professional to determine an appropriate calibration period for your instruments.
To maximize the accuracy of results, facilities using electronic instruments must schedule calibration services with professionals according to their calibration periods. This way, facilities can address calibration problems proactively.
Tolerance drift is inevitable for any type of electronic measuring equipment. While drift can be minimized in high-quality equipment and proper usage, it cannot be eliminated. This means that over time, the results of the uncalibrated electronic measuring equipment will be less accurate. This can have significant negative impacts on industries that rely on precise measurements in their daily operations. Some of the industries that frequently use electronic measuring equipment include:
Inaccurate readings in any of these industries can have far-reaching repercussions for productivity and safety, which is why electronic calibration must be performed frequently, regularly and accurately. Maintaining a strict calibration schedule ensures that the equipment performs per its specifications, avoids inaccurate measurements and guarantees repeatable results.
Garber Metrology’s calibration professionals offer services for a wide range of electronic measuring tools. These include, but are not limited to:
Our team’s expertise extends far beyond the six tools listed above. Garber Metrology is highly experienced in calibrating the following electronics:
For each of these electronic measuring tools, different calibration techniques are required to produce industry-accepted tolerances.
Calibration of electronic instruments is an essential service for a range of industries and applications that rely on precise and accurate electric measurements. Proper calibration in electronics ensures that equipment performs per specifications and provides accurate, repeatable results. If you’re looking for a calibration service that can guarantee quality electronic calibration services, Garber Metrology is here to help.
Garber Metrology provides tailored calibration services for a wide range of electrical test and measuring equipment. We offer testing both in our dedicated testing facility and on-site at your facility. Over 60% of our electronic calibration is currently performed in the field. If you choose to send your equipment to our facility, we provide regional pick-up and delivery services and a five-business-day turnaround time. Our staff of military-trained metrologists has an average of 17 years of experience and has handled equipment for countless industries, so we can ensure quality results no matter the application.
Our experience and customer service are backed by strict adherence to international standards and quality assurance procedures. We are ISO 9001 Registered by NQA and ISO/IEC 17025 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 Accredited by ANAB. We also follow a strict quality assurance program that meets ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 specifications. All our calibrations are accompanied by Certificates of Calibration traceable to NIST. To learn more about Garber Metrology and our calibration services, contact us today.