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Calibration services

Many types of calibrations are available, including absolute vibration calibration for the lowest uncertainty, as well as comparison techniques for shock and vibration.

Meggitt can also perform customized calibrations including environmental calibrations to verify amplitude linearity or frequency, or high shock impact testing. Our calibration team is committed to providing the most accurate calibrations available with conformance to the National Metrology Institute (NMI: NIST, PTB, etc.). All calibration services are A2LA accredited.

NEW Free calibration program

When you buy any of our standard catalog accelerometers, you will receive your first factory calibration for free. Just go to the RMA page to fill out an RMA form and follow the instructions when you are ready.

NEW Free extended warranty program

When you send us your standard catalog accelerometer for a paid calibration, you will receive an extended warranty for one additional year if it passes the calibration.

Annual calibration is recommended for accelerometers and their associated instrumentation to ensure the continued accuracy of your dynamic measurements. Accelerometer calibration is available from the same people who design, build, and calibrate hundreds of accelerometers on a daily basis. Calibration is conducted by qualified technicians who are under the supervision of our experienced Engineering staff. Meggitt offers a wide selection of calibration services to meet your needs. These include simple back-to-back calibrations and highly accurate absolute calibrations.

For those that require the highest levels of reporting, services are available with comprehensive reports that include a description of methods used, the reference standards used and their current calibration dates, report numbers and traceability to the National Metrology Institute (NMI: NIST, PTB, etc.), the estimated uncertainty of the calibrations, the temperature and humidity during the calibrations. The report also includes measurement data points and a graphical display of output data. Additionally, fast turnaround services are available that supply a standard one page calibration certificate.

For vibration services, Meggitt uses precision, low noise air bearing shakers with a beryllium armature to ensure the highest accuracy with high frequency capabilities. We can also perform a resonance search to further determine the condition of the sensor. Meggitt designed equipment is used to test cross-axis sensitivity, another important test of the accelerometers performance. For shock services, Meggitt equipment is used for testing up to 100,000 gs.

What we do

When we receive your sensor, it will be fully inspected and tested. Once your sensor is determined to be operating properly, we will proceed with the requested calibration. If during inspection and testing we determine that the unit is defective, we will advise you regarding the repair or replacement alternatives. In the event we are unable to make the necessary repairs, we can offer an attractive trade-in on a new Endevco product. Contact your local Representative to discuss other options or alternatives.

What do we calibrate?

  • Piezoelectric accelerometers (PE and IEPE)
  • Peizoresistive accelerometers
  • Variable capacitance accelerometers
  • Pressure transducers
  • Both Endevco and non-Endevco transducers
  • System calibration (sensor + amplifier/signal conditioner)

Traceability and accreditation

Accelerometer calibrations are conducted in our A2LA accredited laboratory. The methods used are in accordance with

ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 and ISO/IEC 17025-2005. Traceability to the National Metrology Institute (NMI: NIST, PTB, etc.) is shown as required by military quality control standards.

Please note that all accelerometer prices are for single axis transducers. An additional charge of $170 is added for either a bi-axial or tri-axial transducer.

Absolute calibration

Absolute (Primary) calibration by reciprocity provides a measurement uncertainty of 0.5% at 2g and a reference frequency of 80, 100, or 160Hz, as specified by the customer.

Calibration Service Number Price (Qty 1) Frequency Range System Cal3 Transverse Sensitivity Report/
Certificate1
Resonance Search2
CS120 $606 20Hz to 10kHz No Yes Full Report Yes
CS120L $836 1Hz to 10KHz No Yes Full Report Yes
CS120H $836 20Hz to 2kHz No Yes Full Report Yes
CS120LH $904 1Hz to 20kHz No Yes Full Report Yes
CS120S $941 20Hz to 10KHz Yes Yes Full Report Yes
CS120LS $993 1Hz to 10KHz Yes Yes Full Report Yes
CS120LH-S $993 1Hz to 20kHz Yes Yes Full Report Yes

Comparison calibration

Secondary calibration by comparison provides a measurement uncertainty of ± 1.2 % (100 Hz), ± 1.5 % (20Hz to 2500Hz), ± 2.5 % (>2,500Hz to 10,000 Hz), and 5 % (>10,000Hz to 20,000Hz).

Calibration Service Number Price (Qty 1) Frequency Range System Cal3 Transverse Sensitivity Report/
Certificate1
Sensor Manufacturer Resonance Search2
CS130 $314 20 Hz to 10 kHz No Yes Full Report Endevco Yes
CS130H $674 20 Hz to 20 kHz No Yes Full Report Endevco Yes
CS130L $606 1 Hz to 10KHz No Yes Full Report Endevco Yes
CS130LH $784 1 Hz to 20 kHz No Yes Full Report Endevco Yes
CS130S $627 20 Hz to 10 kHz Yes Yes Full Report Endevco/Non-Endevco Yes
CS130LH-S $784 1 Hz to 20KHz Yes Yes Full Report Endevco Yes
CS130LS $732 1 Hz to 10KHz Yes Yes Full Report Endevco Yes
CS130T4 $601 20 Hz to 10 kHz No Yes Full Report Endevco Yes
CS135 $287 20 Hz to 10 kHz No No Full Report Endevco Yes
CS135L $528 1 Hz to 10KHz No No Full Report Endevco Yes
CS135LH $580 1 Hz to 20 kHz No No Full Report Endevco Yes
CS410 $250 20 Hz to 10 kHz No Yes Standard Cert Endevco Yes
CS415 $250 20 Hz to 10 kHz No No Standard Cert Endevco Yes
CS410TEDS5 $324 20 Hz to 10 kHz No Yes Standard Cert Endevco Yes
CS420 $250 20 Hz to 10 kHz No Yes Standard Cert Non-Endevco Yes
CS425 $250 20 Hz to 10 kHz No No Standard Cert Non –Endevco Yes
CS420L $250 1 Hz to 10 kHz No Yes Standard Cert Non-Endevco Yes
CS2106 $381 20 Hz to 10 kHz No Yes Standard Cert Endevco Yes

Shock calibration

Half-sine shock calibration by comparison provides a measurement uncertainty of ± 1.9 % (20 to 2,000g) and 2.7% (2,000 to 10,000g).

Calibration Service Number Price (Qty 1) Shock range Frequency Range7 System Cal3 Transverse Sensitivity
CS110 $496 500g to 10Kg, 5 levels 20 Hz to 10 kHz No Yes
CS110S $596 20g to 10Kg, 5 levels 20 Hz to 10 kHz Yes Yes
CS220 $252 20g to 10Kg, 5 levels N/A No Yes
CS220S $252 20g to 10Kg, 5 levels N/A Yes Yes
CS111 $784 10Kg to 100Kg, 5 levels N/A No Yes
CS115 $732 10Kg to 100Kg, 5 levels N/A No No

Environmental calibration

Sensitivity calibration at temperature.

Calibration Service Number Price (Qty 1) Description Temp Range ˚C (˚F) Transverse Sensitivity
CS310 $319 Sensitivity measurement at single frequency, at customer specified temperature -55 to +175 (-67 to +345) No
CS315 $293 Sensitivity measurement at single frequency, at customer specified temperature -55 to +175 (-67 to +345) Yes
CS330 $935 Sensitivity measurement at single frequency, at customer specified temperature -173 to +760 (280 to +1400) Customer specified
  1. Full report includes a 5+ page comprehensive report. Standard Cert includes a 1 page calibration certificate
  2. Resonance search is performed up to 50 000 Hz or the sensor’s highest specification frequency
  3. System cal performs the calibration procedure on the measurement systems including a transducer and its associated cable and signal conditioning
  4. For triaxial accelerometers
  5. Includes TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) verification and update
  6. Amplitude linearity (5g levels from 1g to 100g, specified by customer)
  7. Includes standard frequency sweep

You can fax or e-mail a Return Material Authorization (RMA) request form to Meggitt at one of the locations listed below or you can contact your customer service representative directly for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number at + 1 949 493 8181.

USA calibration service center contact information:

Meggitt Sensing Systems
14600 Myford Road
Irvine, CA
92606
USA
Fax: + 1 949 276 3550
Tel: + 1 949 493 8181
Email: endevco@meggitt.com

International calibration service centers contact information:

United Kingdom

CVMSL
Millside
The Moor
Melbourn
Royston
Herts
SG8 6ED
England
Tel: +44 (0) 1763 262112
Fax: +44 (0) 1763 263335
Email: service@cvmsl.co.uk
Web: www.cvmsl.co.uk

Japan

Foresight Techno Co. Ltd.
Minamisuna Office
Dokoh Bldg., 3-4,Minamisuna 3-chome,
Kohtoh-ku, Tokyo 136-8580
Japan
Tel: +81 3 3648 4671
Fax : +81 3 3648 4767
Email: info@foresight-t.co.jp
Web: www.foresight-t.co.jp