Posts tagged as measurement

The science of measurement: A history

Metrology is the science of measurement and the technology behind the quality assurance processes in manufacturing that ensure a car runs the way it should, the computer’s processor works properly, aircraft stay in the air and more aspects of daily life that we take for granted – until something goes wrong. In manufacturing, hundreds or […]

SAIMC discussion on how calibration drives quality

At the August 2017 SAIMC Johannesburg branch meeting, Lloyd Townsend, market segment specialist: food and pharmaceuticals at host company Wika Instruments, posed the question of whether calibration is a necessary evil or whether it drives quality. The purpose and significance of the various elements of calibration, verification and adjustment were discussed; and that typically, adjustment is followed by […]