Guest Bullet Remington Posted January 2, 2006 Report Share Posted January 2, 2006 Alright, this question is geared to the People that actually know what they're doing and jow the machines work!! Transport requires that we maintain a regular schedule and procedure/s for calibration of torque wrenches, Diff Testers, vernier calipers, dail test indicators etc, etc. I hauled about 1/3 of my gear over to a certain company here in calgary to have mine done. (Only some remeber). I checked the reciepts for the actual costs of these tools, AND I went down downtown to check on the cost of replacement tools. Here's the deal: The total cost to replace the tools, which included, two torque wrenches, 1 inche pounds and 1 foot pounds: 1 Dail test indicator: 1 High pressure Air gauge: 1 low pressure air gauge: One Pacific Scientific cable tensiometer. The torque wrenches cost: $38.50 and $43.95. Cost to calibrate: $49.00 each! The diff tester cost $127.00, cost to calibrate = $149.50, the Dail test Indicator cost $339.99 cost to calibrate = $195.00, Cable tensiometer cost $395.00, cost to calibrate = $210.00,low pressure air gauge cost $24.00 cost to calibrate = $51.00, can't find a comparable High Pressure gauge here in the city, but the cost to calibrate this one was $310.00. At this juncture, I can replace all the tools for less than half of the total cost of calibration! Which means that it is far, far cheaper for me to buy new every year then to have them calibrated! OR, buy digital self-zeroing tools! I have provided Transport with an in-house solution for calibration of the diff tester that's acceptable to them, and I have a digital self-zeroing vernier that they accepted as acceptable. Any other individuals. companies or otherwise have any dealings with this situation? Anybody have any other methods of in-house calibration that Transport has accepted as acceptable?? I know from experience that Transport will allow you a year from date "new" without having to have a tool calibrated! At this point, other than the cable tensiometer, I'm not paying those prices for calibration of tools. Thoughts, suggestions and comments solicited!! Oh, and just to clarify, all my tools are stored in protective containers, set to zero when not inuse, AND required no adjustment to bring them back within acceptable limits. I did own a Master Compass, bought it state side for $495.00 USD and they wanted $675.00 to claibrate that!! I bought a digital Prop sync/ tach checker, and those don't require calibration! Have a great New Year folks!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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