Tool calibration is important to any industry or individual who may frequently use tools or instruments in their line of work. Over time, tools lose their ability to display accurate results. As W.B. Yeats once said, “things fall apart,” and service equipment is not void from this entropic rule. Tool calibration is the only way to measure how much your instruments have fallen apart, and a tool calibration lab is among the only places that can have them properly repaired.
Several quality control specialists make the assertion that tool calibration should occur annually, regardless of use, stability, or the instruments purpose. This is not a wise method. Instead, instrument calibration should occur at regular intervals – “regular” being the operative word – and how regular depends heavily on the instrument’s use, stability and purpose.
One of the main benefits of regular tool calibration is that it provides a comprehensive historical record of the instruments performance. Then, whenever the instrument is calibrated in the future, the calibration data can be contrasted against the historical data to determine if the calibration interval should be lengthened or shortened.
To maintain consistent reliability over your measuring instruments, it is most important that tool calibration occurs regularly at a tool calibration lab, such as e2b calibration. e2b calibration provides your instruments with dependable results, ensuring accuracy in every measurement taken.
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