Performing a high-quality metrology system calibration involves adjusting a machine so that it can accurately measure the size, shape, or other physical characteristics of an object. Here are some steps that Great Lakes Metrology follows to ensure that the machine calibration is performed to a high-quality standard:
Establish the measurement requirements: The first step in performing a high-quality machine calibration is to establish the measurement requirements for the project. This might involve determining the range of values that the system will need to measure, as well as the required accuracy and precision of the measurements.
Select the appropriate standard: The standard used for machine calibration should be traceable to a recognized national or international standard and should be suitable for the type of measurements being made.
Set up the system: Before beginning the calibration process, the system should be set up and prepared for the measurement process. This might involve adjusting the machine’s settings or configuration or performing any necessary maintenance or repairs.
Make the measurements: The metrology system is then used to measure the standard, and the results are compared to the known value of the standard.
Analyze the results: Any discrepancies between the measured value and the known value of the standard are analyzed to determine the source of the error.
Adjust the system: If necessary, the metrology system is adjusted to bring it into compliance with the desired tolerance range.
Verify the calibration: The system is then re-tested to ensure that it is operating accurately and within the desired tolerance range.
By following these steps, we ensure that the metrology system calibration is performed to a high-quality standard and that the machine is operating accurately and reliably