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Speedometer calibration uses electronic signals to measure the actual output of the speedometer and compare it to the established output standard that is set by the manufacturer of the vehicle. If a difference between the instrument reading and the accepted standard is determined and verified, the calibration device can tune the speedometer in order to provide the correct speed measurement. Read More…

Speedometer Calibration Speedometer calibration is the process of adjusting speedometers to match industry standards of precision for measurements of speed in vehicles. Accuracy of a speedometer is important, both in order to help car owners drive safely and because it directly works with the car's odometer to measure distance.
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North Haven, CT  |  203-484-3707

Custom Calibration Inc. specializes in on-site and laboratory calibration which will keep costly equipment downtime to a minimum and maximize your overall productivity. We have over 30 years of experience providing calibration services for mechanical, dimensional, scale, torque, humidity, and many more applications. Our company’s mission is to achieve total customer satisfaction by providing prompt, precise, tailor-made calibration solutions to fit your specific needs.

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Custom Calibration Inc. $$$

Merrillville, IN  |  800-373-1759

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 & ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 Accredited Laboratory. Electronic, dimensional, physical and thermodynamic calibrations performed onsite and in our lab. Professional ASQ Certified Calibration Technicians. We support the manufacturing and service sectors including; aerospace, automotive, chemical, electronic equipment, energy, food, industrial, machinery, medical, metal, military, nuclear, pharmaceutical, plastics, and transportation. Free local pickup and delivery. In business since 1977.

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Calibration Laboratory, LLC $$$

York, PA  |  717-843-0081

Morehouse is an experienced leader in force and torque measurement helping to create a safer world. We use our knowledge to provide solutions including accurate measurement data and data analysis software. The goal is to help customers make better measurements which can make the difference between success or failure of everyday technology. We offer ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibrations accurate to 0.002 percent of applied force up to 120,000 lbf and 0.01 percent up to 2,250,000 lbf.

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Morehouse Instrument Company, Inc. $$$

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 $$$

Monterey, CA  |  831-373-0200

Sierra provides accurate calibration services for mass flow meters and controllers, insertion thermal flow meters, vortex, and ultrasonic flow meters. With more than 40 years of expertise in gas, air, or liquid flow calibration, you can count on our team to make sure your flow meter operates with efficiency and pinpoint accuracy. We believe in providing personalized and customized service, and doing everything we can to maintain credibility with our clients. To get started, contact Sierra today!

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Sierra Instruments $$$

Frederick, MD  |  410-857-1880

ETI is a leader in the calibration of critical test and measurement equipment. Our NIST-traceable calibration services encompass a wide variety of electrical, mechanical, radio frequency (RF), pressure, physical-dimensional, and environmental instrumentation. As a long-term manufacturer of circuit breaker testers, we also have specialized knowledge, tools, and expertise calibrating high-current ammeters that can’t be found at other calibration laboratories.

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ETI Precision $$$

Minneapolis, MN  |  800-328-1235

Process Measurement Company is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited calibration lab, offering instrument calibration services and equipment calibration to a wide variety of industries. Our calibration company is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in Denver, Kansas City and Omaha.

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Process Measurement Company $$$

York, PA  |  717-266-5775

Micron Inspection & Calibration Services, Inc. is a full-service calibration and inspection laboratory, established in November 1997, faithfully serving South Central PA and businesses throughout the nation. We are a woman-owned & minority-owned business. Our staff is comprised of expertly trained personnel with military, engineering, quality assurance and inspection backgrounds.

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Micron Inspection & Calibration Services $$$
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This process makes the speedometer readings more exact and, as a result, the odometer reading more exact as well. The accuracy of speedometers is important because it ensures users they are driving within legal limits and avoiding expensive moving violations and high insurance costs, as well as other safety hazards.

As with most electronic instruments, speedometers should be calibrated regularly to ensure proper performance. In order to ensure that the torque created by the magnetic field reflects the speed of the car accurately it must be calibrated. Calibration services must take a number of factors into account concerning the machine being calibrated, such as gear rations in the drive cable, final drive ratio in the differential and the diameter of the tires.

As a speedometer becomes older, more frequent calibration may be required. Aftermarket modifications to the vehicle, such as new wheels with a different size diameter, low tire pressure, extra weight in the vehicle and environmental conditions can also result in erroneous readings on the speedometer and odometer. If aftermarket changes occur, the user must make the proper adjustments in the calculations to recalibrate the car. This can be done by manipulating that hairspring, the permanent magnet or both. Doing this will optimize the efficiency of a vehicle.