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Development of transportable calibration device for simple measuring instruments, BCR Information, Project Report, Applied Metrology

Funded under: FP5-GROWTH

Abstract

Within the scope of the inspection of testing devices, most simple measuring instruments (SMI) are calibrated today by comparison with material measures or using expensive instruments, such as coordinate measuring machines, in compliance with the normative regulations, such as ISO, DIN and VDI. Theses calibrations are carried out in special test laboratories holding standards in readiness. For most SMI�S, commercial testing devices are not available, neither for stationary use nor for on-site calibrations, i.e. under workshop conditions. Only for some special instruments, namely tracing instruments with scale or digital indication such as dial gauges, precision indicators or lever gauges, do special calibration devices exist, which are commercially manufactured; but even these special instruments are suitable only for stationary use in the test laboratories.
The goals are to develop a transportable universal testing device, the calibration of different types of SMI under laboratory as well as under workshop and manufacturing conditions, to replace a great number of material measures in the calibration laboratories, which are normally used to carry out calibrations and to increase the number of calibration points to increase the security as regards the maximum permissible error carried in the calibration.

Additional information

Authors: ABOUU-ZEID A, PTB (DE);BURGARTH V, PTB (DE);WOLF G, HELIOS-Messtechnik (DE);GALAN M, MONOCROM SL (ES);ØSTERGAARD B, Danfoss A/S (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20454 EN (2003), 209 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20454-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32-2-2958220 E-mail: research@ec.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-4730-3
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