Calibration is the process of checking whether your machine is still giving the right values and measurements after years of use. In fact, calibration is recommended every six months especially for people who rely on their machines to give accurate results. In addition, calibrating your machine is one way to verify if it is still working properly and still operating according to the specification for which it was made.
Calibration is especially crucial for laboratories and business, which rely on accurate and precise measurements and values. While some will have to hire a calibration technician to tinker with their manual machines, people who own digital equipment need not do this. All they have to do is to just purchase a calibration software, which they can use to reprogram their machines. This will save people a lot of money and of course wasted time in calling for a service technician.
Calibration software has become all the more in vogue with the implementation of the ISO 9000 and other similar machinery standards. Taking advantage of this implementation, many software companies designed software that will address the issues of ISO 9000 and will speed up your machine processes.
Another reason for the increased popularity of calibration software is the fact that mainframe computers are already being converted to PC networks. To do this, one needs extensive calibration software to handle the transfer. The 2000 Y2K bug problem was another problem that the calibration software addressed. Adjustments in the numerical values of most digital machines were calibrated through the use of calibration software.
There are actually different kinds of calibration software depending on the use. One is the instrument controller software, which is used to generate readings taken when doing calibration. This software is usually given as part of the package or provided as a product that people have to purchase. It tells what are the readings that should be recorded and those that should not be.
Another kind of software is the data-analysis software, which analyzes the data that is generated when doing the calibration. It also provides recommendation on what measurements and values that need to be shortened or lengthened in the calibration cycle.
The lab management software on the other hand manages the overall process of calibration. This is actually called the central program which oversees everything that is being done during the calibration process. This software will give recall reports, certificates of calibration and even bar codes.