Driving Down the Cost of Calibration

cost of calibration

Chant Engineering Co. Inc. has recently made some exciting changes to our calibration and service department to provide better service and to save money for our customers.

Testing machines are profit centers for rigging shops, but it doesn’t mean you have to pay more for calibration.

Inflation has hit every industry and Lifting and Rigging is no exception. With fuel costs on the rise and unreliable delivery times, trucking costs continue to increase. Rather than passing these costs on, Chant addressed the problems by purchasing two new dedicated calibration vans to complement our existing two trucks. These vans are fully outfitted with calibration equipment and spare parts for all customer’s machines. With four vehicles we now cover the entire country, eliminating most shipping costs and passing the savings on.  With the largest Calibration team in the industry. Chant’s team of seven people can meet our customer’s needs in a timely fashion assuring the testing certifications that you are providing to your customers are accurate and in compliance with and traceable to Government Standards.

We also offer additional savings to customers by signing long-term contracts and being on our calibration schedule, so you don’t lose production time! Chant offers four levels of calibration contracts, one-, three-, and five-year contracts, and long-term corporate contracts for large companies. Our long-term contracts offer free Chant DataTEST™ software upgrades, keeping your equipment up to date.

Calibration is very important. It ensures your testing is accurate and protects your company as much as possible in the event of a customer’s product failure or accident. Protecting your business by having accurate, traceable records stored of every test run on your machine is in effect, a very inexpensive insurance policy.

The ASTM-E4 standard requires calibration based on usage, but not longer than 18 months. If it’s a heavily used machine, then your procedures may require re-calibration sooner. In general, we recommend calibrating once a year as a good benchmark for most companies. Also, when we calibrate your machine, our technicians are doing a complimentary functionality check of the machine and look for problems, or ones that may occur soon. This allows you to do preventive maintenance before a problem stops your production.

Put your trust in an experienced calibration team. Chant successfully calibrates machinery for hundreds of customers worldwide. We hold a Certificate of Accreditation, in accordance with the recognized International Standard: ISO/IEC 17025:2017, from Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is an International Standard designed for the Accreditation of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. This accreditation confirms that Chant Engineering Co. Inc. demonstrates technical competence for a defined testing scope and the operation of a laboratory quality management system for Force Calibration. Our equipment is calibrated to ISO-7500, which is the International Standard for calibration similar to ASTM-E4. Typical practice is to calibrate equipment in North America to ASTM-E4 and International machines to ISO 7500. If a large part of your business is International; you may consider calibration to ISO 7500. Chant calibrates to both standards. ISO 17025 is the standard for calibration laboratories. This certification ensures the organization that is performing your certification is accredited and deemed technically competent to calibrate your machines. Chant is an Accredited ISO 17025 Calibration Laboratory.

We support any manufacturer’s proof test machines/test beds (horizontal and vertical) as well as reeling machines, swagers, annealing and cutting machines, and most other rigging shop machinery. Chant products are proudly made in the U.S.A. in our 60,000-sf manufacturing facility located in New Britain, PA USA.

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