Test Equipment and Instrument Repair Services Information
Test equipment and instrument repair services provide testing and repairing services for industrial equipment and instruments. They specialize in the test and repair of acoustic and vibration equipment, electrical and electronic test equipment, laboratory equipment and instruments, inspection instruments or non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment, or specialty testing equipment and instruments.
Test equipment and instrument repair services are typically oriented to serve specific industries or certain types of equipment.
Acoustic and vibration equipment: accelerometers and vibration sensors, acoustic sensors and microphones, ultrasonic transducers, hydrophones, impact hammers, position sensors and position instruments, power supplies and amplifiers, shakers and shaker controllers, sound level meters and dosimeters, vibration and noise analyzers, and speed and velocity instruments.
Electrical and electronic test equipment: automated test equipment (ATE), data acquisition and signal conditioning devices, data recorders and chart recorders, multimeters and electrical meters, RF and microwave instruments, function generators and pulse generators, oscilloscopes and other types of scopes, and power supplies or amplifiers.
Laboratory equipment: calorimeters and thermal analyzers, chromatography instruments, circulators and baths, density instruments, environmental test chambers, flow instruments, weight and torque instruments, freezers or refrigerators, furnaces and ovens, gas and air instruments, humidity and moisture instruments, leak testing equipment, level sensors and instruments, pressure instruments, process controllers and control systems, spectrometers, temperature instruments, viscometers and rheometers, and water quality instruments.
Inspection tools and NDT equipment: coordinate measuring machines (CMM), dimensional gages and instruments, eddy current instruments, hardness testers, materials testing equipment, magnetic particle equipment, microscopes and optical instruments, probes and styli, ultrasonic instruments, video imaging equipment, and X-ray instruments and diffractometers.
Test equipment and instrument repair services meet various quality requirements, approvals, and certifications. These standards are formulated by organizations such as the International Standards Organization (ISO), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Specific standards include:
- ISO/IEC 17025
- ANSI/NCSL Z540-1
- A2LA, QS 9000, ISO 9001
- ISO 9002, MIL-SPEC/STD