MKS Instruments: Calibration and Repair

MKS Instruments CalibrationFor over 45 years, MKS Instruments has been a leading provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions. Their products are used around the world, and they have received numerous awards for their innovations. MKS Instruments does provide calibration and repair of their own instruments, however with a large company focused in several different products and services, turnaround time can often be a little slow. If you’re looking to have your MKS instruments calibrated, or really any instruments calibrated, it’s often faster to use a calibration lab rather than the instrument manufacturer. Continue reading

Calibration Asset Management

You just had your test and measurement instruments picked up for their regular calibration service… now what do you do? For several calibration customers the answer would be to just wait until the calibration has been completed. However, businesses that require calibration services are often uncertain of when their calibration will be completed, and they certainly don’t know the progress of their calibration. This isn’t the case for e2b calibration customers. Continue reading

Repair Lab

Repair Lab

As an Ohio repair lab and calibration lab, e2b calibration knows the importance of the manufacturing industry. According to the 2010 US Census, Ohio ranked 4th in the US for their number of Manufacturing plants, with 14,729 establishments. In Ohio alone, the manufacturing sector was the second largest employer in 2010 with 599,130 employees.

With manufacturing being a huge part of Ohio’s economy, and the American economy as a whole, the necessity of qualified repair labs to calibrate and repair equipment is unequivocal. Many manufacturers form tight relationships with their repair lab, knowing that each relies on the other to function. Even if you’re not a manufacturer, a repair lab can become an important resource for whatever your line of work is. Remember to get equipment regularly calibrated and repaired by an accredited repair lab to guarantee their performance and longevity.

by Josh Bailey

NIST Calibration

NIST calibrationNIST calibration, and NIST calibration alone, can ensure the traceability of an instrument’s indications. Only NIST calibration can calibrate or repair an instrument with services that trace back to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Wikipedia gives the formal definition of “traceability” as “the ability to chronologically interrelate uniquely identifiable entities in a way that is verifiable.” But what does that actually mean? Continue reading

Torque Wrench Calibration

torque wrench calibrationTorque wrench calibration is pertinent to those companies that use torque wrenches and require calibration of torque wrenches. Torque wrench calibration is used to calibrate torque wrenches against the national standard. Calibrating torque wrenches is no easy process to companies looking to service torque wrenches ‘in-house,’ and torque wrenches should always be serviced by an accredited calibration lab.

Torque wrench calibration ensures that torque fasteners are properly tightened and that no problems occur with the tightening of nuts. If too little torque is applied, then the nuts and bolts can come loose and fall apart. If too much torque is applied, threading can strip and bolts can become damaged.

A torque wrench is used to measure the rotational force required to tighten a treaded fastener, such as the lug nuts on a car tire. Length and force are the two parameters used to measure torque and the data and settings of a torque wrench are often displayed in foot-pounds or Newton meters. Get your torque wrench calibrated at an accredited calibration lab to maintain accuracy in your measurements.

Calibration Services use Torque

To maximize the production efficiency of your tools, it is necessary to maintain proficiency over the tightening, controlling and measuring of torque fasteners. An improperly torque fastener can shake loose and come undone. On the other hand, if the tension is too high, threads can strip and fasteners can snap. Manufactures understand that proper care and upkeep of torque instruments can not only save them money in the long run, but it also ensures the prolonged use of these instruments. To make sure your torque tools are operating with the highest efficiency, keep these points in mind. Continue reading

Meter Calibration

Meter calibration is one of the typical forms of calibration services offered by calibration laboratories. Meter calibration, although a general term, often refers to flow meter calibration. Flow meter calibration is important and necessary to all businesses that use flow meters in their daily work. Flow meters can be used to measure such things as raw water circulation and oxygenation circulation dimensions. Continue reading

Ohio Calibration Service Talks Turnaround

When looking for a calibration service to meet your organization’s needs, it is likely that one of the things you’d look for is the locality of the calibration service provider. Ensuring that your instruments receive the quickest turnaround often means finding a calibration lab that is in your area. With companies that rely on their tight inventory of instruments to get their work done, parting with these instruments for longs periods of time can hold up business. This is why e2b calibration makes it their mission to maximize turnaround, getting the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Continue reading