Ask the Experts: Why calibrate equipment that can be replaced for less?
We often hear from customers that they prefer to purchase new equipment instead of paying for calibration. Commonly, this is done for lower cost items such as torque wrenches, tape measures, and infrared thermometers. The argument is that they can replace the equipment for the same amount or less than the cost of a calibration.
While we do see the appeal of this option, this practice can result in serious traceability issues. Click below to find out why you should think twice before choosing replacement over calibration.
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Upcoming Webinar: Intro to Optical Comparartors
Ever wondered what an optical comparator is or how it can help you? Maybe you have an old one gathering dust in the corner and you want to know how the technology has advanced? If so, please join us for a live webinar with Chris Johnson, J.A. King’s expert on dimensional metrology.
Chris will be discussing optical comparators: the basics of how they work as well as their features and benefits. He’ll also cover the addition of LED lighting and video measurement in comparators. The presentation should last approximately 40 minutes with 20 minutes for live questions.
When: Thursday, December 7, 2017
- Session 1 will be held at 9:00 AM EST
- Session 2 will be held at 11:00 AM EST
Product Promo: Starrett Force
Are you in the market for force or materials testing equipment? Check out our latest promotion on Starrett force equipment, exclusive to J.A. King customers!
For a limited time we are offering special pricing on all Starrett force test stands that utilize L2, L2Plus, and L3 software packages.
Promotion ends December 31, 2017, so click the button below to talk with a J.A. King team member before it’s too late!