CALIBRATION SERVICES

API Calibration Services offers on-site machine-tool, industrial robot and CMM calibration and volumetric error correction services. Laser trackers can be calibrated at our laboratory or accuracy certified in the field. A2LA Accredited; ISO 17025 Certified.

Machine Tool Calibration | Robot Accuracy Verification | Robot Calibration | Laser Tracker Calibration | CMM Calibration

Whether you are using machine-tools, robots, or specialized machinery, consistent and reliable manufacturing equipment performance is critical to maximizing your process capability!  API can improve both static and dynamic performance of machine-tools, CMMs, and position-critical motion systems. Whatever your manufacturing equipment calibration needs, API Calibration Services has both the equipment and technicians with the necessary calibration experience.
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MACHINE TOOL CALIBRATION

API machine-tool laser alignment and machine calibration services inspect, analyze, and improve performance of machine-tools. Laser interferometer alignment can include volumetric compensation. This process helps ensure optimum accuracy throughout the entire machine working volume. API Services have specialized expertise in large volume and sophisticated 5-axis machine tools.

When new, machine tools perform within the OEM specified geometrical tolerances. Over time and throughout the course of utilization, these errors will increase. This decrease in the volumetric or centering accuracy of your machine can induce manufactured part errors resulting in rejected and scrap parts. API can verify your machine tool performance and calibrate it back to the original manufacturer’s specification.


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ROBOT CALIBRATION

API robot calibration services include robot performance verification, robot calibration, and robot path planning enhancement in order to provide improved process performance. API’s unique 6DoF Laser Tracker, motorized SMR, and Robot Metrology Software (RMS) combine to provide improved absolute robot positioning accuracy. Twelve-fold improvement in robot positioning accuracies have been achieved.

RMS procedures use ISO 9283 guidelines to check accuracy, repeatability, pose, distance, drift, and overshoot by exercising all robot joints. The robots working envelope can be defined based off the specific robot application. Measuring a free point cloud consisting of 80 points, the RMS software generates a DH (Denavit-Hartenberg) frame model parameter set that can be used to correct errors in joint angles and link lengths. The revised DH parameter set can be input directly into the robot controller or used to update the robot motion path program.


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Laser Tracker Calibration

ISO 17025 certified, A2LA accredited, Laser Tracker calibration and Laser Tracker accuracy certification of API, Leica, and Faro Laser Trackers to the ASME B89.4.19 standard. Laser tracker certifications can also be provided on-site to minimize tracker ‘down-time’. Laser calibration and accuracy certification can be scheduled with a rapid turnaround at any of the API global calibration labs in Germany, China, India, and Brazil or your nearest regional tracker certification center located in Los Angeles, Dallas, Detroit, Newport News, and Rockville, USA.

“The investment in regionalized tracker certification centers by API minimizes the turn-around time for customer trackers and ensures that users are not enduring long delays in getting their tracker into the lab for recertification.” states Ron Hicks API Vice President. “API recertify all Laser Tracker brands regardless of model and age and operate under A2LA ISO17025 accreditation.”


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CMM Calibration

ISO 17025 certified, accredited by A2LA, Laser Tracker calibration and Laser Tracker accuracy certification of API, Leica and Faro Laser Trackers to the ASME 8B9.4.19 standard. Laser tracker certifications can also be provided on-site minimizing tracker ‘down-time’. Laser calibration and accuracy certification can be scheduled with a rapid turnaround at any of the API global calibration labs in USA, Germany, China, India and Brazil or your nearest regional tracker certification center located in Los Angeles, Dallas, Detroit, Newport News and Rockville, USA.

“The investment in regionalized tracker certification centers by API minimizes the turn-around time for customer trackers and ensures that users are not enduring long delays in getting their tracker into the lab for recertification.” states Ron Hicks API Vice President. “API recertify all Laser Tracker brands regardless of model and age and operate under A2LA ISO17025 accreditation.”