Sometimes, sending equipment out for calibration is too costly and time consuming. If you only have one or two pieces of the equipment that need to be calibrated, waiting for equipment to shipped to the lab, calibrated and sent back, your operations could be down for a week or more. If you can relate to either scenario, chances are you need on-site calibration.
Let’s say your business is located in New York and you choose an Ohio calibration laboratory that provides on-site calibration services. To start scheduling your on-site calibration, you will need to first plan a one month lead time for when the services are needed. Once the lead time is taken care of, a list of instruments and equipment that need to be calibrated, must be sent to the Ohio calibration lab. After the Ohio calibration lab reviews the sent list, a quote will be completed for how many calibration technicians are needed, along with the work hour estimate, and pricing. Depending on how large the pieces that need to be calibrated are, it may only require one technician from the Ohio calibration lab for a few hours. If a large list of equipment needs to be calibrated or there are a handful of complex pieces of equipment, it may require multiple calibration technicians from the Ohio calibration lab for multiple days.
When choosing a provider for on-site calibration, it’s important to note that not all calibration labs can provide on-site calibration services. Be sure to ask your current provider if they offer on-site calibration. E2b calibrations is an accredited Ohio calibration lab that provides on-site calibration services, as well as services to come pick your equipment up, calibrate and then drop it back off.
By choosing to pursue on-site calibration service, you reap many benefits, including interacting with the technicians. These interactions can can offer great insight on why pieces of equipment may be out of calibration and tips on proper use or care for equipment.
Besides on-site services, what else should your calibration lab offer?
Use our checklist to decide.