NI offers high-performance hardware and is committed to helping you maintain that performance for years to come. Calibrating your test and measurement hardware regularly is critical to ensuring quality measurements and traceability. With multiple levels of calibration available worldwide, in addition to flexible options for service, NI can help you maintain peak performance while meeting your budgetary and uptime needs.
Although all NI hardware receives calibration in adherence to NI specifications prior to shipment, the accuracy of electronic components in all instruments naturally drifts over time. It is necessary to calibrate your hardware at regular intervals to maintain the intended level of accuracy. Depending on your hardware and the nature of your application, NI recommends calibration intervals of one or two years.
NI offers different types of calibration service to optimize your budget and uptime needs. You may purchase calibration services on an incident basis or include them in your prepaid service program with 15 to 25 percent discounts. You then have the option to select standard calibration, expedited calibration, or on-site calibration service.
All calibration services from NI are traceable to national and international standards and help you comply with quality programs like ISO 9001. In addition to these basic requirements, NI offers a number of calibration service levels to meet your more advanced needs for compliance. Traceable calibration, which includes "as found" and "as left" data, is the most commonly requested calibration service and is recommended for most applications.
NI has an expansive network of service centers that work in conjunction with regional NI Certified Calibration Centers to meet your global needs for calibration service. These centers comply with global standards to ensure you are getting the highest quality possible.
For companies with their own metrology laboratories, NI provides several options for calibrating devices yourself. Manual calibration procedures, including test points and step-by-step instructions, are online. With these procedures, you can programmatically verify and adjust the measurement capability of your NI hardware products.