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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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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Digital Multimeter Calibration In House vs. Outsourced

A common choice to measure electrical values is the digital multimeter. However, the digital multimeter can face quality issues based on environmental factors, time and simply from the use of the instrument. The best way to combat these issues that will, no doubt, periodically arise is through digital multimeter calibration.
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Instruments for Calibration in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry operates under a lot of pressure. Any human error or adverse mistake could create consequences that effect millions of people. This is why the pharmaceutical industry is a highly regulated industry, following quality measures created by the Food and Drug Administration. Each instrument that comes into contact with the supply chain needs to be up to quality standards, whether that instrument is a pipette used to measure liquids, or simply a temperature gauge to measure the temperature of the lab itself. Proper calibration in the pharmaceutical industry ensures that the end product is safe for consumer use and meets regulation standards.
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Calibrating an HP 5328A

The HP 5328A Universal Counter takes frequency, period, multiple point average, time interval, time interval average, totalize, ratio, voltage and electronically controlled totalize measurements. All these measurements can expected to be accurate and reliable. However, this equipment has been around for a long time. If it hasn’t been calibrated lately it should be.
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Calibrating Your Dickson TP125

Using your Dickson TP125 gives you accurate and reliable readings on temperature and humidity, all while being able to record on PC. Whether you’re in applications, regulatory compliance, HVAC balancing, warehouse mapping or process controls, the Dickson TP125 is easy and reliable. However, if you’re on the go or often working around heavy machinery, that reliability becomes compromised.
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