Worldclass | Customized | Comprehensive
For more than 40 years, customers worldwide have trusted the people, processes, and systems at APPLIED IMAGE to deliver calibration services that are accurate and consistent.
Capabilities (see Scope of Accreditation): “We can report length measurements with uncertainties as low as 0.5 microns, and spectral reflection and transmission photometry for various types of grayscale and color calibration standards. We are also pleased to announce that we are the only laboratory in the world to be ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited for the measurement, grading, and calibration of barcodes. The “Judge” devices we use for the production and calibration of 1D and 2D barcode calibration standards used throughout the industry are included within our scope of accreditation.”
Our scope includes:
- Non-contact length measurements to 1,200 mm. Uncertainties below 0.5 microns for measurements up to 25.4 mm.
- Photometry and Radiometry – spectral reflection photometry, spectral transmission photometry, and transmission density.
- Barcode calibration using our Judge devices.
New Calibration Standards
APPLIED IMAGE can provide an accredited calibration for the standard products we sell. Within our online product catalog, simply select Yes under Accredited Calibration. Save time and money.
Custom Calibration Standards
The great majority of the precision imaged optical components that we produce are custom made to our customers’ specific requirements. Very often, dimensional or photometric characteristics are critically important, and NIST Traceable calibrations are required to provide an accurate foundation by which the user can calibrate their systems.
APPLIED IMAGE is capable of not only manufacturing the calibration standards but also providing certified calibration results with extremely high accuracy and low uncertainties.
Calibration of Other Manufacturer’s Calibration Standards
Our metrology laboratory is not limited to measuring parts that have been manufactured in-house. Whether it’s cost, lead time, obsolescence, certification requirements or other reasons customers frequently come to us to have their 3rd party calibration standards calibrated in our accredited metrology laboratory.
In most cases, the quality system used establishes the recalibration interval for a standard. We are equipped to offer you recalibration services at any interval required over the useful life of the standard. We’re often counted on to provide As Found data for a standard at end of life and As Found data for the replacement standard.
Calibration Services Frequently Asked Questions
Does Applied Image offer NIST traceable calibrations?
Is Applied Image ISO/IEC 17025 accredited?
Is NIST traceable the same as Accredited?
Is calibration from an Accredited laboratory better than one from a lab claiming NIST traceability?
Does Applied Image calibrate items from other manufacturers?
Yes, besides the items we make in-house, we will provide you with an accredited calibration on items from any manufacturer as long as it’s within our Scope of Accreditation.
Applied Image can calibrate other manufacturers’ items and build custom standards in-house for your needs.
What is a Scope of Accreditation?
Please note that just because something isn’t on our Scope of Accreditation doesn’t mean we can’t calibrate it. So depending on the item and your requirements, we might be able to provide you with a service.