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Old 13th February 2018, 06:58 PM
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Re: Producing IATF 16949 compliant calibration certificates

In Reply to Parent Post by Golfman25 View Post

I wouldn't think that your provider would allow you to "use their name" to issue certificates. From your customers perspective, I think you would still have to meet -- such as competency of personnel to place the wrench on the test unit. It's a grey area and will depend on what your customer needs. Realize this is probably driven by someone getting ready for an audit, or maybe in an audit, who realizes your cert doesn't have the magic 17025 on it. At the end of the day, it might be easier for them to send it out to an accredited lab for calibration.
The calibration provider would have to like it or they would cease getting paid of course. We would have no use for them if they refused to provide a useful service. Our requirements that the system provider pass their MSA using our personnel loading should cover the placing of the wrench on the unit fixture. Again, I don't see how having an on-site calibration provider makes any difference to having the wrench sent out to them for calibration. Why would the physical location of the service matter in any way and how would the IATF separate the two? Why do you insist that physical location at the time of calibration matters?

Remember, the calibration equipment provider and calibration company are one and the same and they are under contract to provide a TS worthy (before IATF change) calibration certificate as I understand it.

Last edited by mlee97; 14th February 2018 at 09:04 AM. Reason: skipped word & added line

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