There is a genuine need for the careful implementation of gage control management solutions in manufacturing industries, especially regarding measurement devices. Handheld measurement devices such as gages, infrared meters, thermometers, and scales, all need consistent and accurate calibration to ensure that they measure tolerances to preset values.
However, in modern industrial settings, manual tracking of calibration isn't practical due to the vast volumes of equipment in any given facility. A software solution is the most viable option to ensure effective gage control. That’s why quality and calibration managers use GAGEpack calibration software as an effective management solution for world-class gage control and measurement system management.
Calibration is an essential process in measurement technology. The simplest description of a calibration is comparing an unknown to a known. The unknown is the measurement device, gage, or tool that you are using to collect measurement data on parts, products, or goods. The known is an established standard--a set of blocks or master gage--that an outside source has verified. A calibration is the act of comparing those two elements and, if necessary, adjusting the gage to match the master gage.
Calibrations are necessary to ensure everyone is in lock step with the same measurement units across the globe. Regular checking of gages with verifications and calibrations establishes confidence in the measurement system.