The overall demand for calibration certificates confirming the measurement quality of surveying equipment is increasing. This is mainly due to the fact that more and more surveying companies or their contractors are becoming ISO 9001 certified and therefore need to periodically confirm the accuracy of their equipment. A number of calibration certificates are available for Artec Ray II – for new equipment at the initial purchase or for periodic recalibration at Artec3D Authorised Service Centres.
Artec Ray II scanners are certified on Accredited Calibration Laboratories for distances and angles. The accreditation (SCS 079) is in accordance with the standard ISO/IEC 17025 and is granted by the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS). The Swiss Accreditation Service is a member of the ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) and signatory of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). The ranges and best uncertainties of measurement are listed in the official SCS -Directory of the accredited calibration laboratories. Moreinformation can be found on: www.sas.ch.
Artec Ray II has 2 calibration certificates:
- Calibration Certificates Silver
confirm that the individual product was inspected and that the published specifications were met at the time of inspection. The certificate specifies the measurement standard deviation and includes a product specific summary of the relevant measurement values obtained, partly supplemented by measurement reports. Calibration Certificates Silver are defined by the manufacturer based on the manufacturer’s defined standards and comply with ISO 9001 requirements. The applied test procedures are traceable to national standards or to recognised procedures. Calibration Certificates Silver correspond to a declaration of conformity according to ISO/IEC 17050-1. Calibration Certificates Silver are issued at laboratories using test procedures which are traceable to national standards or recognised procedures. Calibration Certificates Silver can be issued in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, either at the initial purchase of the equipment or for periodic recalibration at the Central Technical Service in Heerbrugg. Calibration Certificates Silver can also be issued for periodic recalibration at selected authorised Artec 3D service centres that are equipped with the respective testing facilities
All new Artec Ray II scanners are supplied with Silver certificate.
Silver Certificate can be issued in combination with a repair or maintenance (paid option).
The following tests are done at Production Facilities
- Laboratory (Frequency Counter): The scale factor of the EDM device (ppm) is tested by checking the EDM time base with a frequency measurement generated by a calibrated frequency counter.
- Laboratory (Baseline): From three different collinear positions two planar targets, set up collinearly between the instrument's positions, are measured. Possible systematic deviations can be detected and the noise on each planar target is evaluated.
- Laboratory (Auto-Collimators): Two pairs of antipodally arranged auto-collimators are scanned in three runs, the scanner is tilted androtated between each individual run. The angle measurement uncertainty is determined by comparing the angle measurements of the scanner to the detected laser spot positions on each collimator.
Calibration Certificates Blue
confirm that the individual product was inspected and that the published specifications were met at the time of inspection. Calibration Certificates Blue do not specify the measurement standard deviation and are not supplemented by measurement reports. Calibration Certificates Blue are defined by the manufacturer based on the manufacturer’s defined standards. Calibration Certificates Blue correspond to a declaration of conformity according to ISO/IEC 17050-1. Calibration Certificates Blue are issued by laboratories using test procedures that are based on the manufacturer’s defined standards. Calibration Certificates Blue are issued in Heerbrugg, Switzerland at the initial purchase of the equipment and for inspections, periodic maintenance or repairs at Artec 3D Authorised Service Centres.
Always issued in combination with a repair or maintenance
In case you experience any issues with your Artec 3D scanner or require technical assistance with your device or Artec Studio, in the first instance please contact your local Artec dealer/distributor directly. You can also contact the Artec Support Team by clicking on "Submit a request" button on the bottom right part of the screen or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org