The Business Benefits of Calibration
Calibration can be briefly described as an activity where the instrument being tested is compared to a known reference value. At the simplest level, calibration is a comparison between measurements. Calibration is often required with a new instrument or when a specified time period or a specified number of operating hours has elapsed. Neglecting calibration can lead to unscheduled production or machine downtime, product and process quality issues or even product recalls and rework.