Re: Measurement System in Control if the Equipment requires Daily Calibration?
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You are not alone: many universities don't teach quality assurance subjects outside of technical programs such as Industrial Technology.
So here we are. I am wondering what equipment needs daily calibration.
All the same, unless the equipment is unstable I am not convinced that a need for daily calibration indicates a loss of control. If an instrument was calibrated and an MSA study was done right afterward with unsatisfactory variation, I would question the instrument but not the program. After all, the MSA study is telling you what you want to know: the instrument's performance over repeated measurements over a range of dimensions, and then by different users.
I have never seen a prerequisite of SPC to do an MSA study. The relationship I understand is that it would be desirable to have MSA when pursuing process control and SPC; we do want reliable instruments with which to collect our data, yes?
So: which of your instrument(s) require daily calibration?
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