Calibration is individual to each material and is performed by the customer. The good news is that calibration is quick and easy. For our lab instruments (the SC1000
), the calibration procedures are laid out in ASTM Standard D8136.
With each instrument, there are a number of calibration options. For on-line systems, calibration can be done by matching the gauge to the average thickness of many data points. It can also be calibrated off line using a spot measurement on a material of known thickness.
When it comes to calibration, there are two critical points regarding SolveTech's technology. The first is that the response is linear. This means that a calibration on one thickness of material will be work for different thicknesses of the same material. Second, the calibration is highly stable which gives it a number of advantages including average thickness control and matching instruments to each other.