Calibration v. Alignment

May 2015

In the calibration world there is a distinct difference between a calibration and an alignment. Many people will interchange the words, which leads to more confusion.

A calibration is a comparison of an item to a standard in order to make a quantitative evaluation. An alignment is to make an adjustment in order to bring an item into range. If the item fails the calibration an alignment is performed to bring the item within its specified tolerances.

Call us if you have any questions about calibrations or would like to discuss a plan about getting your tools on a calibration schedule.


James Hood Team Leader, Calibrations Services Lincoln, NE (LNK) +1 402.479.4272

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