Calibrate with confidence when you rent from ATEC’s inventory of trusted, cutting-edge calibration equipment. A leader in test & measurement equipment since 1981, ATEC offers affordable calibration equipment rental rates for products from leading manufacturers like Additel, Fluke, Emerson, and King Nutronics. Our inventory ranges from multifunction calibrators to process, HART, and temperature calibration units.
Explore our inventory below and request a quote. A rental agent will guide you to the right product, help you navigate test standards and application obstacles, and deliver your equipment with immediate shipping.
Looking to hire a calibration lab rather than rent test equipment? Learn more about ATEC’s in-house, ISO 17025-certified calibration lab here
What is Calibration Equipment?
Calibration equipment is used to calibrate test & measurement devices, verifying the device achieves the two pillars of calibration: accuracy and traceability. Electronic devices, especially test instruments designed specifically for measurement, need regular calibration to maintain their precision. A calibration, however, isn’t official if it’s not traceable, meaning there is documentation tracing it back to the last calibration performed, who it was performed by, and to what standard it was tested. To establish traceability, a calibration certificate is needed. ISO 17025
certification is the gold standard: ISO 17025 serves as the international standard for accrediting test & calibration labs. Once a calibration lab has tested your device, they should provide you with a report that shows measurement errors and, upon passing, present you with a certification of calibration.
How Often Should My Equipment Be Calibrated?
Calibrate your equipment according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Annual calibration is common, but depending on the device, monthly, quarterly, or even once every two years may be the standard calibration lifecycle. Renting equipment or contacting an in-house lab preventatively is key—you never know when equipment will fail, measurements will become inaccurate, or projects will be derailed. Technicians may also calibrate in preparation for important tests, before and after field use, or when damage or data inconsistencies give reason to believe the device is out of spec.
Why is Calibration Important?
We work to ensure each test instrument is trustworthy, precise, and performs repeatable measurements. But for most devices, accuracy diminishes over time. Human error can lead to malfunctions, field use can cause equipment to fault, and a variety of electrical, thermal, chemical, or mechanical factors may disrupt the device.
Calibrating test and measurement equipment is a perennial process. Each instrument going through its own lifecycle of calibration, certification, operation, and then, eventually, once again losing its measurement integrity.
Benefits of Calibrating
Risks of Failing to Calibrate
- Enhances project productivity and efficiency
- Extends equipment life
- Protects workers & equipment from damage
- Ensures important work and research will proceed smoothly
- Saves on repair, replacement, and maintenance costs
- Endangers worker safety
- Risks equipment damage
- Capital loss / project overspend
- Rejection of parts and components
- Requirements to fulfill customer demands despite having sunk capital, work, and time into product
- Reputational damage
- Jeopardize weeks, months, or years of scientific research or product R&D
What Equipment Needs to Be Calibrated?
Everything from cell phones to cars and jets needs calibration in some form. Each component may need to be ready to perform to industry standards for users or consumers. Calibration is especially vital for test & measurement equipment designed to perform highly accurate measurements and adhere to nationally and globally codified engineering standards. ATEC rents the following types of calibrators and more:
- Multimeters, also known as Digital Multimeters (DMM), verify that electrical devices take precise readings, measuring voltage, resistance, current, and more.
- Multifunction Calibrators
- A multifunction calibrator is a calibration tech’s multitool, performing electrical, temperature, and pressure calibrations among others.
- Process Calibrators
- Technicians choose a process calibrator rental when they need to monitor the functionality and accuracy of process instrumentation tools, equipment that is designed to measure temperature, pressure, and more.
- Electrical Calibrators
- Electrical calibrators determine the accuracy and functionality of electrical tools that measure voltage, current, and power.
- Deadweight Testers
- Deadweight testers assess, set, calibrate, and repair electronic or mechanical pressure equipment.
- HART Communicators
- A HART communicator, or Highway Addressable Remote Transducer communicator, interfaces with HART-enabled instruments, allowing the user to monitor, re-configure, and calibrate these devices.
- Temperature Calibrators & Calibration Baths
- Temperature calibrators and calibration baths are designed to simulate temperature sensors and temperature environments respectively.
Calibration Equipment Rentals from ATEC
Calibrate temperature, pressure, HART devices, electrical characteristics and more with a calibrator rental from ATEC, where you can rent cutting-edge equipment from leading manufacturers like Additel and Fluke for affordable rental rates. Request a quote
and an ATEC rental agent will guide you to the right equipment and deliver it with immediate shipping. ATEC also offers in-house calibration for your equipment. Learn more here