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Calibration Basics and Best Practices

Introduction:

tektronix_200Individuals who view calibration as a necessary evil are not taking into account the bigger picture. Calibration is essential to improving a company’s bottom line, by minimizing risk to product defects and recalls, and enhancing a reputation for consistent quality.

Calibration, in its most basic form, is the measuring of an instrument against a standard. As instruments become more complicated, successfully identifying and applying best practices can reduce business expenses and improve organizational capabilities.

The following explains the basic concepts with respect to calibration and best practices and how these actions may ensure product quality, increase effi ciency, decrease turnaround time and reduce costs.

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