Manufacturers can gain competitive advantage by implementing accreditation16 May 2017

Ametek Land has three certification laboratories g Ametek Land has three certification laboratories globally

Ametek Land reveals in its latest engineering brief how manufacturers can use effective calibration and certification accreditation to gain a competitive advantage.

The engineering brief outlines how temperature measurement accuracy is becoming increasingly important in industries, such as automotive, aerospace and medical, and how the use of correctly calibrated, high-accuracy temperature measurement instruments enables tighter manufacturing tolerances, enhanced product quality and ultimately lower production costs.

It also looks at how accredited certification helps to reinforce customer confidence in instrument performance and how companies can distance themselves from their competition and put themselves in a better position to win contracts by implementing proven procedures that are backed by certified and calibrated instrumentation.

“Organisations are recognising that calibration and certification are both really important,” commented Phil Doyle, customer service director at Ametek Land. “For many years, calibration and certification have been essential in certain safety-critical applications, such as aerospace, but customers now increasingly are demanding high quality in other industries, looking for ‘right the first time’. It is particularly important in the metals industry, where rework can be an expensive and time-consuming process.

“One of the most compelling reasons why manufacturers are moving towards calibration and certified accreditation is to keep ahead of the competition. Manufacturers have come to recognise that they need to do it to achieve the right level of quality to grow their business and produce high- quality products for specific markets.”

Ametek Land has three certification laboratories globally, in the United Kingdom, United States, and India. Those labs are accredited against the ISO / IEC 17025:2015 standard as approved by national accreditation bodies.

The certification service verifies the performance accuracy of an instrument at a given point in time by quantifying its errors, allowing those errors to be applied as compensation to improve practical measurement uncertainty.

Mark Venables

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