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Ensuring a Quality Calibration with Tektronix
Hidden Cost of Low Cost Calibration Friday, June 16, 2023
A decision to purchase a calibration service, based on price alone, may result in hidden costs and the potential risk for quality issues to affect your product or service. What is your risk tolerance for product recall or consumer liability? This overview provides tips on evaluating calibration service providers and their service offerings, and explains why the lowest cost calibration service …
Tektronix calibration
Understanding the Risks of 3rd Party Equipment Repair Services Monday, March 6, 2023
The Tektronix and Keithley test and measurement equipment that you’ve invested in – oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, function generators, and other sensitive equipment – is designed to perform at the highest standards. The measurements and performance outcomes that this equipment provides needs to be reliable, accurate, and consistent. As such, when it comes to repair services you need to …
Service and calibration solutions from Tektronix
Calibration Standards – What to Look for in 2022 Friday, October 28, 2022
Industry specific calibration standards can change periodically, and this year is no exception. In this blog, we’ll discuss what’s new and what’s changed with calibration standards.  Background Before diving into recent changes, let’s first take a look at the American Standards Z540.1 & Z540.3 along with international standard ISO/IEC 17025. ANSI – representing American National Standard Institute …
2022 Calibration Service Trend Survey
Key Insights from the First Ever Tektronix 2022 Calibration Services Trend Survey Friday, March 25, 2022
As the global leader in test and measurement, Tektronix, Inc., is making available its first ever 2022 Calibration Services Trend Survey. The newly published survey highlights the key issues facing calibration program managers and identifies the current trends, beliefs, and needs for calibration services in 2022. Tektronix conducted market research with nearly 300 respondents from a wide variety …
Calibration Contract Renewal
5 Metrics to Consider When Renewing Your Calibration Services Contract Friday, March 18, 2022
When it’s time to renew your contract with a calibration services provider, there are several important factors to consider. Cost is obviously a major component of a contract, but service levels and calibration quality vary greatly from provider to provider. That’s why it’s vital that your calibration contract negotiations are treated as far more than just a procurement exercise.  It’s more …
Failed Audit
Failed a Calibration Audit? Here’s What to Do. Wednesday, January 12, 2022
You work hard to ensure your electronic test and measurement equipment is calibrated and available to support production. You spend hours diligently answering an auditor’s questions. But, instead of the metaphorical gold star you were hoping for, the auditor comes back with unfortunate news. You’ve failed the audit. What’s your next move? Understanding the ramifications of an audit failure is the …
Calibrating sophisticated test equipment
What to Know when Calibrating Sophisticated Test Equipment Monday, December 6, 2021
After surveying multiple vendors on accredited calibration capabilities, examining their quality history, and completing an onsite audit, the aerospace company decided to partner with Tektronix to augment their internal calibration lab. They now have a single vendor that can calibrate everything in their lab, including the most sophisticated electronic test and measurement instruments …
ISO 17025 Accredited Calibration Experts
Discussing Trends Related to ISO 17025 Accredited Calibrations Monday, November 1, 2021
The trend toward requiring ISO 17025 accredited calibrations continues to increase. Find out why and the factors driving it in this brief trend talk with two of our Tektronix experts. You’ll learn: Specific industries that are driving this trend, and the flow through the industry ecosystem The benefits of ISO 17025 including traceability and risk management What to look for in an ISO …
Calibration from Tektronix
Is Onsite Calibration Right for You? Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Keeping your test and measurement instruments in compliance and in service is vital to maintaining efficient R&D and production operations. Going line-down because of equipment calibration is aggravating at best, and detrimental to your bottom line at worst. Lab managers, quality managers, and calibration coordinators are constantly looking for ways to streamline their calibration programs and …
OEM and 3rd Party Calibration Services
Understanding the Differences Between OEM and 3rd Party Calibration Services Thursday, September 9, 2021
When it comes to calibrating your Tektronix test and measurement equipment, such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, function generators, and other sensitive test and measurement equipment, there are several factors to consider in terms of quality, procedures, service levels, and more.  Typically, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Tektronix will provide a more comprehensive level of …