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Calibration

  • Choosing the Correct Rocker Column Load Cell Cups

    September 3, 2019

      Load cells used in truck scales or rail scales are exposed to temperature-induced expansion and contraction. Canister load cell technology couldn’t account for the temperature-induced errors, so rocker column load cells were developed to replace them. Rocker column load cells have rounded upper and lower loading surfaces that are spaced out from the strain […]

  • 5 Reasons to Outsource Calibration

    August 22, 2019

      Calibration is a necessity in many industries. The question that comes into play is whether to do it in-house or to outsource it. There are arguments for both, but the best option depends largely on your company’s resources. You’ll need to consider the many costs of in-house calibration. It’s not abnormal for a new […]

  • Are You Questioning Calibration?

    August 16, 2019

    Most companies have a quality department that ensures their measuring equipment is calibrated on a regular basis, but occasionally an item is questioned on whether or not it should be included in the calibration program. Calibration is also questioned when it comes to certain situations. Companies are sure to include their own equipment in the […]

  • Learn What An Oscilloscope Is, How To Choose The Correct One, & Properly Take Care Of It

    August 14, 2019

      Oscilloscopes test, measure and display voltage signals. Signals are plotted on a graph to demonstrate how the signal changes over time. Oscilloscopes provide reliable results over an extensive period of time and are used in a variety of industries ranging from healthcare to automotive. Health care workers use oscilloscopes to monitor a patient’s heartbeat […]

  • How to Increase Quality of Food Production and Avoid Potential Recalls

    August 12, 2019

      According to the USDA, 1.5 million pounds of meat & poultry were recalled in 2018 due to extraneous material (plastic fragments, metal shavings, latex pieces, or other foreign materials). “The average cost of a recall for a food company is $10M in direct costs” according to a joint study by the Food Marketing Institute […]

  • Updated Customer Portal for Better Tracking and Management of Equipment

    July 18, 2019

    CertLink is our customer portal system used to obtain calibration certificates, view service history, and calibration schedules. We heard your concerns about CertLink being outdated and made the appropriate adjustments. Continue reading for more information on the updates!   CERTLINK: 2.0 – Available July 22 Wyoming, Michigan – 07/18/19 – Grand Rapids Metrology FOR IMMEDIATE […]

  • Surface Plates – The Types, Use, and Calibration

    April 29, 2019

      Surface plates provide a flat plane used as a horizontal reference point for your dimensional measurements. They can be made from granite, metal, cast iron, or glass. Granite is considered to be the best material for a surface plate due to its surface hardness, low thermal expansion, no rust or corrosion, little warping, and […]

  • Plug Gage Calibration

    January 9, 2019

    Cylindrical plug gages are used to gage calibrating equipment, and measure diameters of a hole or bore used to manufacture product dimensions. Cylindrical plug gages are available in six classes: XXX, XX, X, Y, Z, and ZZ. The classes differentiate the amount of deviation allowed in the manufacturing process for tolerance and geometry. Plug gages […]

  • What Are Dynamometers Used For?

    December 10, 2018

    Dynamometers are commonly referred to as a dynameter or dyno. They are used to measure power, output, force, and torque. A force is applied to the flexible metallic ring of the dynamometer, it bends, and the applied force is measured. They are used in a variety of industries from laboratory science to manufacturing. Dynamometers are […]

  • Metrology in Manufacturing

    November 16, 2018

    It is important to note Metrology is the science of measurement. Now, how does this fit into the manufacturing world? The answer is simple, through quality assurance. Manufacturing revolves around hundreds or thousands of parts being produced each week. These parts must meet precise specifications to ensure quality is met. This is where metrology comes […]