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7 Reasons to Calibrate Your Instrument at the Manufacturer

Instrument calibration ensures that measurement results are accurate and reliable so that companies can keep delivering in their job with confidence offering high-quality solutions.
We talked about the importance and the value of instrument calibration here.

When deciding who to rely for your instrument calibration, in most cases the decision is between the manufacturer or a third-party laboratory.
Below we summarize the key benefits of choosing the instrument’s manufacturer, such as TSI, for calibration and all the service needs:

  1. To ensure that the instrument meets manufacturer's specifications
    When an instrument is calibrated at the manufacturer, it is compared to the manufacturer's specifications and any necessary adjustments are made to bring the instrument into compliance. This helps to ensure that the instrument is providing accurate and reliable measurements from the start.
  2. To take advantage of the manufacturer's expertise
    The manufacturer of an instrument has the most experience with the instrument and the best resources for calibrating it. By calibrating the instrument at the manufacturer, you can take advantage of their expertise and ensure that the instrument is calibrated correctly.
  3. To save time and money
    Calibrating an instrument at the manufacturer can save time and money in the long run. The manufacturer has the necessary equipment and resources to clean and calibrate the instrument quickly and efficiently, which can be more cost-effective than other options. In addition, most third-parties can only verify the instrument; so, if adjustment is need, they will have to send it to the manufacturer service center for calibration adjustment, increasing overall cost and turnaround time.
  4. To fully leverage instrument's cleaning
    As the manufacturer usually is the only one who can open your instrument, it is also the only one providing a professional cleaning in addition to the calibration (TSI offers clean and calibrate services). Cleaning an instrument involves removing any dirt, dust, debris, or residue that may have accumulated as well as replacing consumables parts inside the instruments such as filters, wicks etc. if needed . This step is essential to maintain the instrument's hygiene, prevent contamination, ensure accurate readings and extend the lifespan of the equipment.
  5. To maintain warranty
    Some manufacturers require that the instrument is calibrated at the manufacturer in order to maintain the warranty. By calibrating the instrument at the manufacturer, you can ensure that the warranty remains valid in case of any issues with the instrument.
  6. To maintain a traceable calibration
    Calibrating the instrument at the manufacturer provides a traceable calibration. This means that the manufacturer can provide a calibration certificate that shows the instrument's compliance with the standards. This will be useful for regulatory compliance and quality assurance.
  7. To take advantage of latest firmware and software updates
    Over time product improvements may be released by the manufacturer or previous defects can be made right. Often, software or firmware updates have been made and in all of these cases, sending the unit to the manufacturer may be the only way to keep your unit current and bug free.

In summary, the manufacturer is the one-stop solution for your service needs and we have seen that calibrating an instrument at the manufacturer has several advantages including: ensuring that the equipment meets original specifications, taking advantage of manufacturer's expertise, enjoy a complete instrument cleaning, saving time and money, receiving latest software updates, maintaining warranty and a traceable calibration.

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With over 60-year experience delivering accurate and reliable measurement solutions, TSI helps you to keep high quality standards in your job.
We are committed to provide you excellent quick product service, repair and calibration thanks to our team of certified technicians who will take care of your instrument.

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Publié sur mars 29 2023 09:32
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Jerry Wang
I'm glad that you added new line about "cleaning". but I think it is prefer to explain that cleaning also involved replacing consumables parts inside the instruments such as filters, wicks etc. if needed.
juil. 06 2023 02:19

most of TSI calibration service is "Clean and calibrate of XXX". "Clean" have much of content, it is best to involve it into the reason list in order to show advantage of Manufacturer to third-party laboratory.
juin 06 2023 02:49