Over time, the machinery can shift slightly, become dull, or lose alignment in a way that causes problematic differences. FCX’s Metrology Services has the ability to provide an end-to-end solution for all industries – from mail-in to on-site services. When calibrations must be traceable to a standard, our ISO 17025 accredited metrology lab, now open 7-Days a week is here for you. Electrical, mechanical, chemical, time & frequency, thermodynamic, and pipette calibrations are just a few of our capabilities.
FCX's metrology lab services ensure quality calibrations, quick turnaround times, and competitive pricing. Ask about our Vendor Management Program, designed to save you time and money. Eliminate the daunting task of vendors management and the administrative duties associated with multiple purchase orders, let PCI be your single source for all of your calibration needs.
What Is Metrology?
Unless you work in an industry where metrology is common, it's safe to assume you may have never heard of the word. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement and can be traced back to the early Egyptians. During this period, it was fairly common for standards of measurements to be used in tandem with calibrations to successfully build monuments and shelters. While the process of measuring has gotten more complicated the underlying principals of metrology have largely remained the same.
In today's world metrology plays a vital role in a multitude of industries including engineering, technology, manufacturing, and science. Each field relies on the study of measurement to verify and validate to pre-defined standards. Creating the foundation of metrology, these standards are verified and tested against a recognized quality system by certified laboratories to ensure their accuracy.
Further, metrology can be categorized into three main areas Industrial Metrology, Legal Metrology, and Scientific Metrology. Each subsection focuses on one specific part of the overall metrology theory.
Industrial Metrology: Often called Applied Metrology, it covers the maintenance, calibration, and quality control of measurement instruments used throughout the industry.
Legal Metrology: This branch of metrology is responsible for the regulatory aspects of measurement and measurement instruments.
Scientific Metrology: Referred to as Fundamental Metrology, this subset covers unit systems, quality systems, and the establishment of units of measure. This branch is also tasked with setting the standards for the definite magnitude of a physical quantity.
FCX Metrology Vendor Management Program
Take the headache out of your calibration maintenance program. FCX Vendor Management program elevates multiple vendor management and PO management, all while saving you money. Our trained technicians can manage all your calibrations and OEMs.
Pipettes rely on accuracy to ensure the quality of the testing. Pipettes are subject to normal wear and tear leading to imprecision over time, requiring routine maintenance. FCX’s ISO17025 accredited Metrology Services include Pipette Calibrations, both mail-in and on-site, to ensure your results are accurate and dependable.