BYK-Gardner Calibration and Accreditation, What Does It Mean for You? Reply

Measure What You See

LEDs in the BYK-Gardner spectro-guide. Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner. LEDs in the BYK-Gardner spectro-guide.
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Every year or so, it comes time to send in your instrumentation to be calibrated per your quality control protocols.  You receive your instrument back along with a traceable certificate.  Or, you may even have a Field Service Engineer visit you on-site to calibrate and certify your instruments.  But, that certificate that you hold in your hand, that you file away, what does it mean for you?

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Multipurpose Production Dissolver Dispermat SC 1

One of the most innovative and experienced laboratory disperser manufacturers has created a versatile production disperser.

The production disperser Dispermat® SC from VMA Getzmann is a multipurpose production dissolver for product quantities from 9 – 475 gallons. As an option the dissolver can be supplied in a vacuum or explosion proof design according to ATEX. The production dissolver SC is designed for any container sizes up to 525 gallons. The containers are fixed with a tension belt for safety. More…

The Risks and Costs Associated with Quality Control Instruments that are Out of Calibration 1

Measure What You See

Calibration. Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner. Calibration of a BYK-mac i.
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Calibration and preventative maintenance have costs associated with them. And in uncertain economic times, these procedures can often become neglected or the interval between calibration and preventative maintenance can be extended in order to cut costs. However, neglecting calibration and preventive maintance can lead to the following:

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Materials Testing 2


Sample from an impact test. Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

Sample from an impact test.
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Every material has its purpose, and every purpose has certain properties it requires of its materials. Phone cases are designed to prevent a phone from breaking when dropped, requiring that the case be impact resistant. Materials used for the casing of a laptop computer must be hard enough to protect the electronic components, as well as scratch resistant, otherwise it will start to look old and abused in no time. As consumers we expect a lot from the products we purchase, and as time goes on and technology improves we tend to expect more and more. This makes it especially important for manufacturers to test their materials to make sure they meet the specifications for the product being built. But which test to use? Here we will review some common methods of materials testing.