Ensuring instrument accuracy is part of many quality management systems and certification requirements. To accomplish this, companies must schedule regular instrument testing. This process shouldn’t interfere with operations or work. The key is to have the lowest possible turnaround time. Follow the tips below to get a better calibration turnaround time.
A key factor that determines the speed of calibration services is transporting equipment between the customer and the calibration laboratory. Transportation time is faster when the laboratory is close. Not only does it take less time to ship, some laboratories offer pickup and delivery service to local clients. This allows the laboratory to check in equipment and perform testing sooner.
Proper planning can help with better calibration turnaround time. If instrument testing intervals are monitored closely, it is possible to plan work orders around calibration. This could mean that important items are sent in batches or that testing is scheduled during slow periods. Many manufacturers choose to have calibration done during a holiday shutdown.
Another option is to expedite shipping on orders for better calibration turnaround time. Expedited shipping requires an additional cost. The charge may be a flat fee or a percentage of the order total. This can add considerably to calibration costs. It is recommended to only use expedited shipping if necessary instruments require immediate testing.
When companies rely on instruments to get their work done, parting with them for long periods of time can delay work. Regardless of how fast shipping is, it still takes time to transport instruments to and from the calibration laboratory. For the fastest calibration service, choose onsite calibration. When calibration testing is performed onsite, instruments are returned to rotation immediately. Onsite calibration services may carry an extra cost, but could be more economical than shipping large instruments.
This is why the e2b calibration team makes it their mission to get the job done as efficiently as possible. Many Northeast Ohio businesses choose e2b calibration to perform testing. Our team strives to offer better calibration turnaround time and service quality.