Understanding the Economics of Torque Tool Calibration

Calibrating torque tools is an expensive affair. While it may not seem expensive if you look at the big picture, but once you analyze the true costs, you will realize your annual torque tool calibration does cost a lot. You may even find the calibration costs exceeding the torque tool purchase costs. The torque tool […]

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When Must You Calibrate Your Test Equipment

Calibration of an instrument involves comparing the measurements of two instruments, one which has a known magnitude (also known as the standard) against the instrument whose unit measure is under the test. The calibration standard must be more accurate than the instrument under test. Calibration establishes a relation between a) the quantity values with measurement […]

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A DIY Guide to Calibrating a Torque Wrench

A torque wrench is a tool that can measure the tension and twist of nuts and bolts to ensure that they are tight enough without over-tightening them. This instrument looks like a long-armed wrench which bends when you apply the turning force to the handle. Its handle contains an internal mechanical indicator which is connected […]

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Why and How to Calibrate Temperature Sensors in the Process Industry

Numerous processes have certain temperature requirements. It is critical that this temperature is achieved and maintained throughout the process. Thus, temperature sensors must be located in the processes and instrumentation. Usually, they are embedded on valves, turbines, motors, bearings, etc. They can be a part of smart devices like flow meters, level transmitters and pressure […]

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How to Maintain and Determine Calibration Frequency of Equipment

The quality of the products manufactured by any enterprise can directly be associated with the accuracy of the instruments producing them. If the instruments are not calibrated properly, or if they are damaged and need repair work, they will surely affect the end products. ISO calibration lists out the general requirements for the competence of […]

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Why Should You Consider Using Pre-Calibrated Equipment

The importance of calibration is never questioned as it is an integral part of maintaining a high quality of products. It is recommended that you calibrate your instruments at regular intervals. At the same time, it would be ideal to consider buying pre-calibrated equipment. These instruments are calibrated before they are delivered to you. The […]

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Equipment Calibration and Adjustment: Are There Any Differences between the Two?

The terms “calibration” and “adjustment” are often misunderstood, and sometimes even considered the same process. Both are essential for the proper functioning of equipment, to ensure greater accuracy of measurement and consistent readings, but they are unique (though inter-related) processes.   Overview of Calibration and Adjustment In order to understand how they differ, let’s look […]

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RS serves community in need

Officials from RS Calibration Services returned last month to the Joni and Friends retreat in Scotts Valley to assist handicapped and disabled children, as well as their friends and families. President Pete Sweetnam and Richard Lysaght, vice president of Marketing and Strategic Business Development, joined members of Crosswinds Church of Pleasanton to volunteer at the […]

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Calibrating Temperature Sensors: What Works and What Doesn’t

Temperature sensors need to be checked for accuracy on a regular basis, just like any other device you use. Equipment calibration should be done at least once a year for these devices, and the details including date and time stored with the instrument. For multi-sensor instruments, each sensor needs to be tested individually. If there’s […]

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8 Essential Questions to Consider before Hiring a Calibration Services Provider

Equipment calibration is an essential process for all companies in the food and pharma sectors, since it tests the performance of machinery and equipment. In an industry where product quality is closely tied with consumer health and safety, the accuracy and reliability of manufacturing equipment are crucial factors. When you’re looking for a calibration service […]

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