Automated lab equipment calibration reduces human error and uncertainty in measurements. Human errors occur during the tracking of the calibration process and manual data entry. In addition, automated calibration eliminates irregularity, traceability, non-compliance, and collaboration problems. You need to invest in a management software solution when automating your calibration processes. Biotechnical Services, Inc. uses new-age technology to perform automated lab equipment calibration in Los Angeles. Automated calibration is useful for managing, automating, or storing your equipment calibration details.
These processes include optimizing, analyzing, scheduling, and generating calibration reports and certificates. Furthermore, automating your lab calibration will eliminate equipment errors and running costs and boost your organization’s performance.
Elements of An Automated Calibration
Dial and Digital Indicators
Comparators and digital indicators are mostly used to calibrate measuring devices in the manufacturing sector. These dial indicators have boosted the traction of digital calibration. However, parallax errors can occur when a calibration technician observes the measurements. With the advancement and automation of metrology processes, CCD cameras can be installed in a computer system for precise and consistent reading. The automated process helps reduce viewing angle errors and eliminates the technician’s eyestrain.
Automated Dial Indicators
In recent times, there has been automation of various metrology aspects. The technology has allowed the integration of dial indicators and CCD cameras into the calibration systems. However, this technology might be a bit expensive for small labs but provides a good ROI in the long run. The calibration process involves connecting CCD cameras at specific dial indicator points. The cameras will obtain clear readings of equipment graduations and display them in a digital indicator.
Furthermore, this system is attached to a motorized calibrator that is fully automated. The calibration station performs automated equipment checks and prints the reports and calibration certificate. Biotechnical Services, Inc. has invested in premier automatic indicators for precise lab equipment calibration in Los Angeles.
Automated aids are useful when calibrating gauge blocks and other equipment. Calibrating your gauge blocks frequently allows you to attain measurement standards. You need hand-eye coordination and concentration when measuring these gauge blocks. However, an automated calibration system has helped eliminate transcription errors when measuring the gauge blocks. Calibration technicians use computer systems to store calibration files which are used in automating the recording of measurement deviations. In addition, the system performs calibration offsets before producing the final reports. Since it is difficult to set equipment in a center line, measurement templates are used to automate the process.
Equipment such as master rings and master discs require very tight tolerance when taking their measurements. Several measures are performed to attain the needed standards when calibrating these gauge. These processes are labor intensive when setting the standards, comparator configurations, and performing comparative measurements. In recent times, there has been the introduction of automated measuring systems. These systems contain CNC cables that are integrated into the equipment on calibrations. Computer-aided techniques have eliminated the tiresome tasks and errors of universal-length machines. Using the integrated systems, an operator dials a button, and the computer performs the adjustments. Operator errors are eliminated when using motorized tables and CNC systems. When in need of lab equipment in Los Angeles, Biotechnical Services, Inc. provides integrated computer measurements to eliminate uncertainty. These automated systems provide accurate calibration for your critical equipment.
Automated Calibration Benefits to Service Companies
Streamlining and Automation of Workflows
Most service companies have invested in cloud-based management systems such as CMS tools. These tools help calibration technicians and managers streamline the workflow for managerial and administrative tasks. Data stored in a cloud system allows various stakeholders in service companies to make qualified and informed decisions. These decisions include the calibration process and intervals. Furthermore, these systems have been useful in eliminating the tiresome manual calibration procedures. A computer-defined workflow removes the use of paperwork and provides consistency in calibration.
Improving Calibration Efficiency
Since an integrated system is entirely automated, it provides more efficiency when calibrating various equipment. An automatic process has led to the elimination of labor-intensive manual calibration. The system allows calibration technicians to conduct other core tasks such as strategic analysis.
Lowering Measurement Costs
Service companies can lower their costs by using software in calibration management. Automated systems have eliminated the use of paperwork when recording calibration data. Furthermore, management systems provide a faster, more accurate, and easy interface for the calibration process. Calibration managers can use measurement data in the system to check trends and make decisions that will lower costs.
Compliance and Standardization
When performing equipment calibration, service companies must meet certain industry standards. The FDA mostly sets these standards to reflect the ISO requirements of each piece of equipment. A CMS solution helps in the calibration management and tracking of these standards and compliance.
Using an automated system calibration, managers can monitor various key performance indicators. Monitoring these performances is simpler since the system provides real-time calibration data. The data is useful for service companies when analyzing their resources, such as the installed equipment.
Recording Calibration Records and Data
Since the system is integrated, calibration plans and strategies can be tracked automatically. The calibration database is also useful when storing equipment data and calibration histories. Furthermore, an automated system can centralize all calibration data and automatically generate equipment reports.
Increasing the Lifespan of Equipment
Automated systems are useful when tracking equipment’s calibration cycle and maintenance schedule. Planning these schedules using software provides equipment longevity and lower repair or replacement costs. A cloud-based system offers real-time information for the maintenance of various equipment, unlike a manual record.
An automated calibration system such as a CMS solution is essential for defining performance objectives. Using an integrated system, a company can analyze the state of lab equipment, calibration equipment, and the right software. Furthermore, an automated system helps in proper planning and reducing performance downtime. Biotechnical Services, Inc. uses dedicated software to increase the productivity of your equipment. Contact us today for efficient lab equipment calibration in Los Angeles.