How to Calibrate a Fluke Multimeter

As with any type of tooling or equipment, a Fluke Multimeter will eventually need to be calibrated. Whether you’re using it for a hobby or are in a highly regulated industry, in order to get consistent, accurate readings from the Fluke you need to calibrate regularly. The timing for calibration is often dependent on your environment; whether it is in cold or harsh weather, whether it has been dropped, how often you are using it, etc. In this blog post, we’re going to explain how to calibrate a Fluke Multimeter.
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How Often Should I Calibrate a Torque Wrench?

The age old question: How often should I calibrate a torque wrench? Making sure a torque wrench is calibrated at the right time is important, without proper calibration the safety of workers is put at risk and the integrity of the equipment you are working on can be compromised. Combine these two issues and you have some costly problems, either due to unhappy customers or broken equipment. At the same time, you don’t want to calibrate too frequently simply for the wasted time the tool will be out and the amount it costs to calibrate. So, what’s the answer to “how often should I calibrate a torque wrench?”
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4 Benefits of Aviation Asset Management

Whenever you’re working on an aircraft, you usually have a lot of tools and assets that you need to keep track of. Not only could it be a huge cost if someone walks off with one of your tools or if you lose one, but it could be disastrous if something got left behind in the aircraft. However, no one is perfect and often time tools do go missing. All those tools need to be calibrated, as well, and keeping track of calibration time for each and every one can end up being a full time job in itself. Manual practices for aviation asset management simply aren’t efficient and are asking for trouble.
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Mechanical Force Gauge V. Digital Force Gauge

Mechanical Force Gauge Model X-C

A force gauge’s job is to measure the force of push or pull exerted between two load points. The difference between a digital force gauge and a mechanical force gauge is all about preference. The one main and noticeable difference is something that is pretty obvious in the names. One is your old school version with a static face and needles indicating what has been measured on the mechanical force gauge, whereas your digital force gauge gives an easy-to-read digital number and face. Below is a further breakdown of each instrument.
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e2b calibration Named Authorized Service Center for Tronair GSE Products

CHARDON, OH–(August 17, 2016) – e2b calibration (www.calibration.aero), an ISO/IEC 17025 calibration and repair laboratory for test equipment announced that it is now a recognized North American Authorized Service Center for Tronair’s aircraft ground support equipment (GSE). e2b calibration technicians provide maintenance, testing and repair services for Tronair products.

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Buying a Force Control Switch

What is a Force Control Switch?

A force control switch works by providing switch outputs which change state by opening or closing at specific forces. The device can be set at load points specified by the customer and enacted by the manufacturer. Force Control Switches are used in a variety of operations, from the entertainment industry to elevators and cranes or more. Commonly they are used to protect against overloading or under loading, force attainment or batching.
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Dynamometers: What to Look for Before Purchasing

For the safety of the worker and the people around them, choosing the right dynamometer is crucial. There is no room for a sub-par dynamometer that may or may not fail to do its job correctly. The dynamometer you choose needs to hold up in all circumstances. So, how do you know it will withstand all of the circumstances you will put it through? Below we’ve created a checklist of specifications that you cannot do without to help make the search easier.

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Choosing the Right Load Cell

What is a Load Cell?

A load cell comes in a few different shapes and sizes to fulfill different purposes. All in all, however, a load cell is a sensor which gives a signal output in response to load applied to it in tension or compression. The most common type of load cell technology, the strain gauge load cell, varies the voltage output in relation to the changing force. A load cells output is typically indecipherable without the use of a load cell indicator. A load cell indicator connects to the load cell and converts the signal into something that is understandable for the operator.
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Choosing the Right Cable Tension Meter

Most people don’t realize how often we come in contact with heavy cable wires. They are a part of the phones we use every day, they help us get to work on our daily commutes on the metro systems or commuting via aircraft, they are used in the elevators that take us up to our office and they are a part of our entertainment on ski trips and zip lines. Since these cables are entrenched in our everyday life, it is crucial that they remain safe and are tested regularly using a cable tension meter.
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How Deflategate is Impacted by Calibration

deflategateThe scandal of Deflategate will go down in history as one of the most well-known and covered NFL scandals in history. Tom Brady, quarterback of the Patriots, was accused of deflating footballs in order to win an A.F.C championship game against the Colts in January last year. Although this is a very interesting topic to discuss from a sports point of view, it is also a very interesting topic in the world of metrology and calibration.
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Understanding Vacuum Calibration

Finding the proper vacuum calibration service is not easy. Especially for those in a highly regulated industry who require NIST traceability, it can be extremely hard to find the right vacuum calibration lab. The best way to start your search for a vacuum calibration lab is by understanding vacuum calibration itself.
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Choosing an Alicat Flow Meter Calibration Provider

An Alicat flow meter measures mass flow, volumetric flow, absolute pressure and temperature and can give you all this information in one screw. You can even use the tool to define your own custom gas mix. No matter how high tech a tool is, however, it will always need calibration. Calibration ensures that a tool is always working properly and giving you the most accurate measurements. Alicat flow meter calibration is crucial to taking proper care of the product.
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World Metrology Day 2016: Why You Should Care

 

Happy World Metrology Day!

What is World Metrology Day?
Today celebrates the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875, which set the framework of our current system for measurement. Prior to the convention, countries had difficulty trading because everyone was using a different system of measurement.
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How to Choose a Calibration Service Provider

calibration service providerChoosing a calibration service provider comes with a couple different options, and it’s not always easy to choose. First, you could send the equipment back to the manufacturer to be calibrated. Your second option is to send them to a third-party calibration lab. And finally, you have the option to start calibrating the equipment yourself. The last option is limited to few businesses and can be a costly operation to start. So, you’re down to two options: the original manufacturer or a third-party calibration lab. Below, we will compare the two to find what the best fit is for your company.

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The Importance Of An ISO 17025 Calibration Lab

If you’re on the hunt for a calibration lab to outsource the calibration of various instruments, you may have seen a lot of talk come up about accreditation. Specifically, ISO 17025. Especially if you are in a highly regulated industry such as medical equipment manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing, or aviation and aerospace, this accreditation should be very important to you. If you’re still scratching your head, however, over what it all means and why you should care, we’re going to highlight the importance of an ISO 17025 calibration lab.
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