For every organization that relies on electronic test equipment, the cost of instrument calibration is sometimes viewed as an expense that could be easily reduced. Calibration costs—and therefore calibration intervals—are part of a broader discussion that includes tradeoffs between risk and cost, and between quality and customer satisfaction.
Because the instrument manufacturer provides a recommended calibration interval, there may be a feeling that this is an arbitrary time span driven by tradition or other motivations. From our perspective, a well-defined calibration interval is one that balances the tradeoffs between the cost and inconvenience of the process and the need to keep test instruments performing within their specifications. The right cal interval also reduces the risks that come with inaccurate measurements and erroneous pass/fail decisions. Ultimately, our overarching goal is to boost your confidence in two areas: in the results the instruments produce and in the decisions you make based on those results.
Simplify management of calibration and repair service for all your test and measurement instruments—regardless of manufacturer brand—with a custom solution from the industry’s largest OEM global service network.
Standard service center agreements provide fast turn-around at a fixed budget and protect your equipment through its lifecycle.
Single repair or calibration events and auxiliary support and tools to assist self maintained instruments.
Keysight Cal + Uncertainties
Standards Lab Calibration
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As a practical matter, the pressure to reduce costs may be irresistible. In such cases, Ayscom/eNGN suggests a careful prioritization of which instruments to calibrate at the recommended interval and which to calibrate less often.
Choose the appropriate calibration, developed by Keysight metrologists who guide standards boards and derive measurement uncertainty calculations.
Avoid the risk of shipping faulty products due to incorrect or incomplete measurements.
Avoid the time lost for a separate repair since adjustments are included.
Rely on the same speed, reliability and accuracy for every calibration at every location as if they were performed by the engineers and metrologists who developed the automated procedures.
Includes cleaning, lubrication and the latest service notes and firmware updates that help reduce equipment failures and out-of-tolerance conditions.