Machine Calibration

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Over time, a machine’s performance degrades due to the wear and tear of industrial use. Vibrations, repetitious movements and pollutants can have a negative impact on the accuracy of machinery; calibration readjusts it so that it operates at the same level that is identified by the dial, screen, gauge or other indicator. Read More…

Machine Calibration Machine calibration is a process during which a piece of machinery is adjusted to ensure its accuracy and precision. It is performed on new equipment to show that the advertised accuracy is correct as well as on used equipment to update it and keep the machine running at certain standards.

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West Conshohocken, PA  |  610-825-3310

For over 40 years, Strainsert Company has been an industry leader in manufacturing calibration services. Our goal is to provide calibrating services that are thorough and accurate, and we have experience serving a variety of applications.

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Strainsert Company $$$

Orangeburg, NY  |  845-770-3000

AALFA-KAL Metrology Laboratory, division of Aalborg Instruments & Controls, offer calibration services on meters and controllers on various products. Our laboratories are fully equipped to perform NIST traceable flow calibrations for rotameters, mass flow meters and mass flow controllers. We can also calibrate NIST traceable approved “in-house” equipment to certify our primary calibration devices.

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AALFA-KAL Metrology Laboratory $$$

Exton, PA  |  484-266-0599

Established in 1989, Prime Technologies has offered quality management products and services to a number of industries for almost twenty five years. We are proud to be innovators in our field, providing solutions with the latest technology including our widely successful proprietary ProCalV5 professional calibration software and the first paperless 21CFR Part11-compliant calibration system. Call or visit our website today for details!

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Prime Technologies, Inc. $$$

McKeesport, PA  |  412-751-3055

Here at Strainsense Enterprises, Inc. we offer calibration services that are extremely accurate and reliable. These processes are great for calibrating and recalibrating force measurement systems, strain gauge type load cells and transducers, displacement transducer systems, and locomotive brake shoe systems. If you would like more information about our products and services then please give us a call today!

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Strainsense Enterprises, Inc. $$$

Rochester, NY  |  800-800-5001

We offer expert A2LA-accredited calibration services for all types of calibration, test, and measurement instruments including calibrators, temperature calibration, electrical, electronic, pressure, physical, mechanical and RF instruments. Located across North America.

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Transcat, Inc. $$$

Hopkinton, MA  |  800-242-6022

TTE Laboratories specializes in calibrating services including load cell calibration and gage calibration services. Our calibration services are utilized for nearly any force measurement application and this even includes custom designs. These are very easy to use and our products offer consistent results. Call us if you have questions about our calibrating services.

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TTE Laboratories Inc, a Transcat Company $$$
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Calibration is a comparison between a measurement of a known magnitude and a measurement taken from the machine that is being calibrated. The difference is observed and then the technician makes the necessary changes and adjustments before measuring again to ensure that the values are identical. The calibration process is important to many industries and companies because the accurate functioning of the machine is central to their business.

A machine that incorrectly displays the speed or applied weight may damage the operator, the product or itself. A mistake in one machining process may impact many others because equipment is often used in total systems. Machine calibration is performed on the vast majority of machines and equipment in every industry.

Machine calibration, alignment and adjustment keep production costs low because they help ensure that the machine will perform as it is supposed to. If a boring machine makes a hole that is not centered correctly, the bolt and nut that are meant to hold the pieces together will be off and then the part could be structurally unsound. In other instances, the sides of a product may not be square or the top and bottom are not parallel. In these cases, machine calibration is the solution.

A trained technician performs the calibration by attaching a device that is able to produce a correct reading to contrast the measurement of the machine. Precision step gauges, ball bars or lasers are used to perform linear accuracy, straightness and angularity checks for calibration. Because of the wide variety of machines that are used to perform hundreds of tasks, many different kinds of calibration services and calibration devices exist including subgroups like pressure or load cell calibration.

Machines can be calibrated to correct linear, rotary and trunnion positioning, axial straightness, diagonal laser performance, surface flatness, servo response, geometrical rolling, spindle squareness and more. The technician who performs the calibration usually completes a summary report and certificate to show that the machine has been calibrated to industrial and national standards.