Adding Test Equipment
Figure 19: Add Equipment
To add a Test Equipment record, open the GageList ID view and select Add Equipment. This will open blank Test Equipment form.
Users with Reader Access are not permitted to add Test Equipment records. User access may be changed by the primary user of this account in the Control Panel.
Test Equipment Status
Figure 20: Test Equipment Status
The Status field is used to indicate the current status of the Test Equipment. This field may be changed in this form or may be changed when a calibration record is created for this equipment. These values may be modified in Application Setup.
Last Calibration indicates when the last calibration was completed for this Test Equipment. This field is updated when a Calibration Record is created.
Next Calibration Due indicates when the next calibration is due for this Test Equipment.
Test Equipment Information
Figure 21: Test Equipment Information
The GageList ID is a unique system-generated identification number for this Test Equipment.
The Serial Number field is used to identify the serial number or other unique identification used by the company to identify this Test Equipment. This serial number must be unique.
Use Type to identify the type of test equipment. These selection values may be modified in Application Setup.
Use Manufacturer to identify the company that made this Test Equipment. GageList includes many manufactures. If the manufacturer is not listed, please notify customer support so that we may add it.
When a manufacturer is selected, the manufacture’s website will be listed in the Manufacturer Website automatically (if this data is available)
Enter the Test Equipment model in the Model field.
Use Measurement Types to indicate what types of measurements the Test Equipment is capable of performing. For example, a caliper would have a measurement type of “length”. These selection values may be changed in Application Setup.
Use Unit of Measure to indicate what units the Test Equipment is capable of measuring in. For example, a caliper may have units of “inch” and “mm”. These selection values may be changed in Application Setup.
Use Range or Size to indicate the measurement range of the Test Equipment. For example a typical 6 inch digital caliper may have a range of “0 – 6 inches”.
Use Accuracy to indicate the allowable accuracy for the Test Equipment. For example, a caliper may have an allowable accuracy of “+/- 0.001 inches”.
Use Date Acquired to indicate the date the Test Equipment was purchased or initially made available.
Use Source/Vendor to indicate where the Test Equipment was initially obtained from such as a vendor or transfer from another division.
Use Condition Acquired to indicate the initial condition of the equipment when received fromthe Source/Vendor. These selection values may be changed in Application Setup.
Test Equipment Assignment
Figure 22: Test Equipment Assignment
Use Location to identify the current assigned location of the equipment. This is usually the place or department the equipment is normally stored. These selection values may be changed in Application Setup.
Use Assigned To to identify the individual or job title of the person responsible for the care of the equipment. These selection values may be changed in Application Setup.
Figure 23: Calibration Information
Use Interval to identify when the Test Equipment requires calibration. If, “Scheduled” is selected, then indicate the interval period by selecting the choices of Years, Months and Days.
For example, if a caliper has a 6 month calibration interval, then first select “Scheduled” as the Interval and then select “6” as the Months. These selection values may be changed in Application Setup.
Figure 24: Scheduled Interval
Only “Scheduled” equipment will be automatically included in the planning and scheduling features of GageList.
Use Environment to indicate the environmental conditions under which the Test Equipment must be calibrated under. These selection values may be changed in Application Setup.
Use Instructions to indicate the work instructions, specifications or other documents that the equipment is to be calibrated to. These selection values may be changed in Application Setup.
Use Other Information to include any additional information that may be useful.
Calibration Test Template
Figure 25: Calibration Test Template
This information is optional and typically only used by companies who perform internal calibration or have special requirements for calibration or calibration data. If this is the case, select “No”.
If calibration data is required and the same calibration tests are performed on this Test Equipment during calibration, it may be useful to create a Calibration Test Template. This template will be available each time the equipment is calibrated.
Figure 26: Calibration Test Template Table
To create a template, first select “Yes” to reveal the Calibration Test Template. Then select Add Row to add the first row. Populate the row and add additional rows as needed.
Test Number is the sequential order of the test.
Attribute is the test performed.
Nominal | Minimum | Maximum identifies the expected value and the acceptable range when measuring for the Attribute.
Reference Standard ID can be used to indicate a common reference standard, such as a set of Gauge Blocks that is typically used to measure this Attribute.
These values may be changed during calibration.
Here is an example of a Test Calibration Template for a 10,000 psi pressure gauge.
Figure 27: Calibration Test Template Table Populated
Figure 28: Calibration History
Calibration History provides an ongoing list of all calibration records in GageList for this TestEquipment.
Use the “+” to expand the section and “-“ to collapse the section.
Figure 29: Record History
Each time this form is saved this Record History is updated. This information is useful to audit when and who last changed a record.
Use the “+” to expand the section and “-” to collapse the section.