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    The third step of 5S organization is shine, sometimes referred to as sweep. In this scenario, shine is synonymous to clean. This step reinforces the work completed in the first two steps (sort and set). Cleanliness isn’t just for aesthetics, it serves an important purpose in 5S organization. Visual Management Is it easier to detect

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    TOP REASONS TO CALIBRATE EQUIPMENT

    For those outside of the quality profession, it may seem like calibration is an unnecessary cost or process. Contrary to popular belief, calibration can actually save a company money by contributing to process control, maintaining quality requirements, and enhancing customer confidence. To get a crash course in reasons to calibrate equipment, look at the top

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    WHAT IS CALIBRATION?

    What is calibration? The short answer: calibration is a process of comparison. During calibration, a known uncertainty (often referred to as a standard) is compared to an unknown uncertainty (test equipment). A relationship is established from comparing the measurement data. Relationship to Testing When an instrument is tested at a calibration laboratory, the technician will

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    WHAT DOES AS FOUND MEAN IN CALIBRATION?

    Reading a certificate of calibration can be confusing for technicians or managers that aren’t familiar with calibration terminology. One of the most frequently asked questions is “what does as found mean?” As found is one of the key terms that are used to define measurement data. Differentiating data is important for performing comparisons and determining

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