"Calibration is the validation of specific measurement techniques and equipment. At the simplest level, calibration is a comparison between measurements of known magnitude or correctness made or set with one device and another measurement made in as similar a way as possible with a second device".
All test equipment should be calibrated on a regular basis. Failure to check calibration regularly and in accordance with standard operating procedures and to apply corrections if necessary, will render test equipment invalid for use in production and quality control environments. Un-calibrated instruments can increase safety issues associated with the manufacture of sub-standard goods. All Vibrac instruments are supplied with a full traceable calibration certificate.
We provide a full instrument calibration service, either 'on site' or return to factory, during this procedure the instrument will be serviced and tested for correct operational functionality and the calibration integrity is checked and corrected if necessary and a new traceable calibration certificate is issued. We can also supply all necessary equipment to enable the end user to carry out calibration checks and to perform user re-calibration by following the simple instructions in the users guide.
Frequency of Calibration
We recommend that all instruments are calibrated at least once a year to ensure correct functionality and continued accuracy, this advice also applies to the Gold Standard Bottle.
Gold Standard Bottle: Calibration Verification Device
The Model 1612 Gold Standard Bottle was designed to allow the user to quickly verify the calibration and operational repeatability of Vibrac Models of torque testers, this process can be carried out in 2-3 minutes. The Gold Standard Bottle is constructed using high-energy permanent magnets and heavy duty ball bearings to ensure the long term durability of this calibration standard. Each gold standard bottle is labeled with an exact torque rating which can be set to a customer specification and is supplied with a certificate of calibration and traceability. The Gold Standard Bottle is manufactured exclusively by Vibrac and can easily be used on torque test devices manufactured by other companies.
Why is Calibration so Important?
Regular calibration ensures that you’re getting the most accurate results, which can greatly improve you ROI and avoid production loss and costly recalls. We recommend calibration be performed at least every 12 months.
Why Should I Have Vibrac Perform my Calibration?
Because we're the ones that made your machine, we’re the best ones to calibrate it. Unlike 3rd party cal labs that may lack familiarity with our testers, our technicians have the most intimate understanding of proper calibration techniques. This means we can ensure that your torque tester will be optimized for the best possible performance and most accurate data.
What Does a Vibrac Calibration Include?
During our standard calibration procedure we calibrate the system to both clockwise and counterclockwise directions and check the linearity with 4 different torque standards. After calibrating your cap torque tester, we prepare an NIST- traceable certificate for you. Your calibration will include:
Thorough inspection of your cap torque analyzer
Make sure it meets all original specifications
Clean the system and the area immediately around it
Inspect all tooling and accessories
Complete all paperwork and certification documents
Review any questions with your operator(s)