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All-In-One Calibration Services

Tektronix serves as an extension of your team, delivering tailored calibration service solutions that save time, save cost, and ensure accuracy for electronic test and measurement equipment. We work in concert with you to help make the smartest business decisions in augmenting or outsourcing calibrations of sophisticated T&M equipment. Every day, thousands of companies rely on Tektronix to deliver OEM quality calibrations at a competitive market price.

  • Servicing Tektronix, Keithley, Fluke, Keysight, Rohde & Schwartz, Agilent, +9000 other T&M equipment brands
  • Tailored program options: onsite, local locations ship to factory
  • Fast, dependable turnaround times
  • Complete range of Z540 and ISO 17025 accredited calibrations
  • A2LA certified technicians
Tektronix Multibrand Calibration Services

Why Tektronix?

See how our team approach, dedication to quality, and vast network of resources set Tektronix apart.

 
Services Included
EasyCal On Demand
Easy, expert, fast calibration service today
OneTeam Calibration Services
Partner with us to augment or outsource your entire calibration program, saving time and cost while achieving efficiency and consistency
Service contract type None – service delivered on demand. Payment per event A choice of several programs that save time and cost. Bill to contract and purchase order
Typically, ideal for customers with less than 20 instruments to be serviced annually  
Typically, ideal for customers with more than 20 instruments to be serviced annually  
All electronic test and measurement brands serviced: Tektronix, Keithley, Fluke, Keysight, Rohde and Schwartz, Teledyne LeCroy, and 9,000 other brands
Onsite delivery (10+ electronic T&M instruments)
Mobile pickup and delivery, where available
Ship to factory
Hybrid delivery options
OSS asset management services  
All calibration levels available: ISO/IEC/CNAS 17025, Z540.1/Z540.3, CNAS, with and without data, with and without accreditation
As an active customer, complimentary use of online portal, CalWeb, to manage all your equipment and services including online service ordering, scheduling, documentation  
Current program audit and calibration efficiency recommendations  
Custom program designed to meet your business needs and model  
Optional available pilot program – try before you buy  
Dedicated account representative and service management team  
Volume pricing discounts  
Optional asset management programs: active exchange, assets on demand, field fulfillment store  
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Everywhere You Need Us to Be

Tektronix offers the world’s most comprehensive network of calibration service labs for test and measurement equipment. More than 1,100 experienced and certified technicians are ready to service your instruments from ~100 labs worldwide. For global companies, we are your local partner for managing the calibration programs for your entire fleet of instruments across multiple sites.

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Manage calibration services with CalWeb app

CalWeb from Tektronix delivers the calibration and repair history information you need to the palm of your hand.

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Quality That Matters

Calibration services for various quality requirements.

Don't trust your calibrations to just anyone. Only Tektronix provides the breadth of traceable and accredited calibrations that meet your quality program and audit requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is calibration?

Calibration is the comparison of a measurement device (an unknown) against an equal or better standard. Calibration is all about confidence in the measurement results you're getting and assures you that your measurements are accurate within the specification limits that led you to select the instrument in the first place.

A "typical" commercial calibration references a manufacturer's calibration procedure and is performed with a reference standard at least four times more accurate than the instrument under test. The risks of not calibrating include false passes or false failures in production resulting in costly reworks or discarding products. Traceable calibrations also ensure adherence to the international standards that our commerce relies on.

Even though today's digital instruments are inherently are more stable than their analog predecessors, their tolerances are much narrower than in the past. And even the latest digitizing instruments have analog circuitry—preamplifiers, buffers, etc.—whose performance can change over time. A regular schedule of calibrations will keep your instruments in optimal condition to support your design, troubleshooting, and manufacturing work.

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What is calibration

Why should I calibrate my instruments?

Calibration ensures measurement accuracy. Routine calibrations are your prescription for the continued health and performance of your instrument. There are also costs and risks associated with not calibrating equipment regularly.

Calibration should be part of your engineering process. It validates your measurements over a period of time and reduces the risk of rework, recalls, returns and repairs. With proper calibration you can be more efficient with your time to market and reduce your total cost of test. In the engineering lab, inaccurate measurements can distort your findings about the behavior of an emerging design. You don't want to go through unnecessary design rework because your instrument was inaccurate during design validation.

There also may be regulatory requirements stipulating a regular calibration schedule. Penalties for non-compliance from an audit may be fines, loss of business, plant shut down or worse.

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Why Calibrate

What calibration options are available?

There are different calibration service levels available depending on your requirements. Standard and accredited calibration services provide the traceability needed for regulatory requirements.

Standard Calibration (ANSI/NCSL Z540.1)
This service provides a calibration certificate with a calibration date and calibration due date. A traceability statement is provided. Measurement parameters not meeting the test specifications (out of tolerance) are identified and reported on the certificate.

17025 Accredited Calibration
Instrumentation is calibrated in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 within our approved scope of accreditation. Accredited calibrations provide a certificate of calibration with the accrediting body's logo on the document. The calibration date is on the certificate and the calibration due date is only placed on the document when specified by the customer or contractually agreed. A traceability statement is provided. Measurement data and uncertainty for each parameter tested during the calibration is provided.

Compare calibration options and what to consider when choosing a provider
Calibration Levels

Some of our equipment is difficult to move. How do we get it calibrated?

Sometimes sending in an instrument to get calibrated isn't an option. From onsite service to local service centers, there are different delivery options available to meet your needs.

Local service centers – Local service centers offer free pick-up and delivery within the locality of the center, and a broad scope of accreditation which helps minimize third-party costs.Tektronix has 27 North American and 18 International locations. Find a service center nearest you.

Periodic onsite service – With this option, customers can plan ahead and avoid having to take equipment out of service to minimize impact on your design and production schedules. This is also the best option to calibrate sensitive or large equipment that can’t be moved.

“Virtual onsite service” – With the concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve also introduced a new “virtual onsite” service where we dedicate the resources and standards that would have been used for onsite service but perform the service in our service center. Virtual onsites, combined with pickup and delivery service, allow for appropriate social distancing where required and offers the same fast turnaround times you would experience with a normal onsite service event.

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How do we get calibrated

How much does it cost to calibrate?

The cost of calibration varies. It depends on the instruments and their complexity. Click here to request a quote.

How often should we calibrate our instruments?

As needed to ensure confidence in equipment accuracy reliability per your company requirements. Original equipment manufacturers typically recommend a calibration interval in the equipment manual.

How is calibration done?

It differs by instrument type, but generally the calibration method is specified by the manufacturer of the equipment or published in an international regional or nation standard or reputable technical organization. Click here for more information.

What is the difference between calibration and validation?

Calibration is the comparison of a measurement device (an unknown) against an equal or better standard, and validation involves documenting that a system or process provides an expected and consistent outcome.

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