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Why You Shouldn’t Calibrate Your Own Equipment

You should be thinking about calibrating your equipment at least once a year, or even more frequently in some industries. Some businesses might prefer the DIY route to minimise costs and downtime for the company, however, calibrating your own equipment is rarely the best plan of action. Without the proper expertise, you’ll be unable to

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Why Purchasing Quality Equipment is the Only Choice

Everyone is tempted when they find the same or similar product for a cheaper cost. But when you choose the cheaper option, what are you really bargaining with? While it seems like you’ll come out on top by saving money, in the long run you can easily lose company morale and find yourself buried under

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The Importance of Asset Management

The management of your assets is critical to the smooth running of your business, and to ensure you comply with regulations around testing and calibration.  It isn’t enough to have your equipment tested or calibrated. Standards dictate that you need a record of all testing and calibration and that these records show traceability back to

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How to Correctly Care for Dimensional Equipment

Dimensional equipment is designed to provide accurate measurements, but over time all tools are susceptible to ageing. With a combination of proper care and regular calibration, your tools should last a very long time. Here are three common dimensional equipment pieces and how best to care for them. Vernier Calipers Vernier calipers are a precise

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Why does your equipment need to get tested and calibrated?

At Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal we’re all about safety and compliance. We know it can get a bit confusing trying to figure out your obligations, so we are here to explain them according to the regulatory hierarchy. Acts and Regulations At the top, we have acts and regulations, these may be national or state, but

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The New Definition of a Kilogram

The definition of the kilogram was established 130 years ago. However, a new definition has now been approved, after a unanimous vote at the General Conference on Weights and Measures last year. Why is the definition changing? To put it simply, the new definition is more accurate as it relies on the laws of physics.

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Why Test Equipment To International Standards?

In my role at Mobile Test n Cal, I am often asked: “why do you test this equipment to such a high voltage?”. The simple answer is that  International Standards ensure your safety equipment is tested to a known and proven standard. But doesn’t it result in a higher failure rate? Even though testing insulating

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Testing of Electrical Insulated PPE

Why relying on visual inspection, or extending test frequencies, just doesn’t stack up. In the compliance testing space, we see a wide cross-section of approaches to safety and compliance in the markets we serve. We see corner cutters, we see those that do it to the letter of the Standard, Act or Regulation at all

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Environmental Sustainability in the Field Service Industry

With Earth Day having just been for another year, I thought it was topical to looking into environmental sustainability in the field service industry. What Negative Impacts are Common in our Industry? By our very nature, field services businesses like Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal require many vehicles, significant petrol or diesel usage, and from time-to-time,

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Fluke DTX Cable Analyzers

Due to Fluke withdrawing support for the product in Australia, we have recently had a lot of enquiries surround calibrations of Fluke DTX Cable Analyzers. We are currently working on being able to provide this service and can confirm that as of May 2019 we will be able to calibrate these units. We have finished

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From the CEO: Obsessed with being the Best

At Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service. It is why I started the business. In the past few months, however, while we have experienced massive growth, we know our usually spectacular service has dropped off ever so slightly due to that rapid growth. We like to have the same

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Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal Refreshed and Rebranded

We are happy to announce that we have a new look and we are excited to share it with you! Why change? To celebrate our upcoming 10th anniversary and to highlight the fantastic growth and changes that have happened within the business over the last 12 months, we have decided to refresh and rebrand. Our

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