Valley Metrology is comprised of five different
calibration labs: a hard gage calibration
lab, a dimensional inspection lab, an electronic
calibration lab, a hand tool calibration
& repair lab and a field service technicians
hard gage calibration lab calibrates many
different types of gages: blocks, rings,
cylindrical rings, gage blocks, tapered
thread rings, etc.
dimensional inspection lab specializes in
performing dimensional inspections using
state of the art software and inspection
equipment such as the Zeiss Eclipse and
the COORD3 ARES CMM. We also have the capabilities
to do full non-contact vision inspection.
electronic calibration lab calibrates many
different types of electronical equipment
including digital multimeters, thermal couples,
function generators, etc.
field service technicians group has the
ability to travel to your place of business
to perform calibrations on your hard gages,
electronics or hand tools. This minimizes
any downtime your company might have experienced
by sending them out.
The hand tool calibration and repair lab is responsible for calibrating and repairing many different hand tool types such as pitch micrometers, indicator calibrators, dial snap gages, etc.
Fox Valley Metrology uses state of the art equipment to ensure the highest degree of measurement uncertainty. With this equipment, and our custom-designed software, FVM is able to offer you the best possible turnaround time, and pricing in the industry. The hard gage calibration lab is held at 68°F with relative humidity not to exceed 45%. Both temperature and humidity are closely monitored by our Honeywell environmental control unit. We also have a suspended floor to help avoid unnecessary vibration and ensure a good measurement uncertainty of all of our equipment.
When your gages come into the hard gage lab, they have already been thoroughly cleaned and inspected for shipping damage. Gages sit in the lab for 24 hours in order to acclimate to our lab conditions. When the gages are calibrated, they are also closely inspected for nicks, burrs, and corrosion; then re-cleaned and stickered. When packaged for return, gages are either coated in dip-seal, or oiled and wrapped in bubble wrap, and boxed securely. Calibration pricing includes cleaning, and level 4 certification. Currently, our average turnaround is 3-4 days.
|FVM has the capability to handle hard gaging needs such as:
||- Angle Blocks
||- Pitch Mic Masters
| - Angle Plates
||- Pin Gages
|- Combination Squares
|- Concentricity Gages
||- Radius Gages
| - Cylindrical Plugs
||- Reference Specimen
|- Cylindrical Rings
||- Screw Pitch Gages
|- Cylindrical Squares
||- Sine Bars
|- Deltronic Plugs
||- Spline Plugs & Rings
|- Depth Master (Leitech)
|- Depth Mikemaster
||- Straight Edges
|- Feeler Gages
||- Stage Micrometers
| - Gage Blocks
||- Steel Rules
| - Gear Wires
||- Tape Measures
| - Kalmasters
||- Taper Gages (Rings & Plugs)
|- Length Standards
||- Tapered Thread Gages
| - Levels
||- Tri Roll Gages
||- Thread Plugs & Set Plugs
||- Thread & Setting Plugs
|- Optical Flats
||- Thread Rings
||- Thread Wires
|- Pi Tapes
||- V Blocks
Pratt & Whitney Laserruler
The Pratt & Whitney Laserruler is a linear machine with 8 inches of travel and a measurement uncertainty of 5µin through 7 inches. With software, it can be set up to calculate the temperature coefficient and adjust for humidity, barometric pressure, etc. Capabilities include: Plug gages, Pin Gages, Gage Blocks (grade 3 and under), Depth Mic Masters and Thread Wires.
Pratt & Whitney Supermicrometer
The Pratt & Whitney Supermicrometer has a 10 inch travel and a measurement uncertainty of 17µin over 1 inch of travel. It is extremely accurate for thread gaging. With a RS232 output that is directly networked to our software, we are capable of entering data at the touch of a button. Some capabilities include thread plugs, thread setting plugs, thickness gages, and length standards.
ULM Opal 600 Universal Linear Measurement Machine
ULM Opal 600 Universal Linear Measurement Machine is used to measure cylindrical rings, non-standard thread rings, length standards and gage blocks up to 24". The Opal features computer assisted temperature correction.
Helios UMG50 Plug Gage Comparator
Helios UMG50 Plug Gage Comparator is used to calibrate cylindrical plug and pin gages, thread plugs and thread setting plugs up to 4" in diameter. The portable size of this comparator allows us to come in to your facility to perform on-site calibration.
Tesa Dual Head Gage Block Comparator
Tesa Dual Head Gage Block Comparator is used to check gage blocks that are Grade 2 and higher. This comparator also gives us the ability to check the flatness of your gage blocks.
Precision Devices, Inc. Profilometer
The Series 400 Amplifier
The Series 400 Amplifier is a sophisticated yet easy to use instrument with a modular surface texture program. All models feature a vacuum fluorescent display and sealed membrane keypad. An RS-232 communication port is standard (RS-485 optional), along with a remote start switch port and lockout key switch. Battery power is included on all models with the graphic plotter, and is optional on all other models.
Operation is at once simple, sophisticated and secure. The instrument is configured by an easy-to-use set-up menu. The user selects the proper settings for the cutoff, stroke length, standard 2RC and Gaussian filters (Rk filter optional), parameter functions, serial port and plotter operation. Set the exact stroke length required or use the standard 5-cutoffs. After setting, the programming can be secured by a turn of the lockout key, which prevents inadvertent changes. Once configured, the system operates by pressing the Start Button or through use of an optional remote start switch.
The Skid-Reference Piloter
Skid-referenced systems are designed to measure normal I.D., O.D., and flat surfaces. The skid-referenced motor drive (piloter) contains a motor which moves the linkarm with the tracer across the surface to be sampled. The tracers have skidpads which establish a reference line. The transducer translates the vertical motion of the diamond tip stylus in relation to the reference line. The piloter traverses at a speed of 0.1 in/sec (2.54 mm/sec) for the travel length specified and can be set to acquire data in either direction. Our patented Lite-Touch Linkarm protects the tracer and surface from inadvertent damage and comes standard with each system, unless otherwise specified.
We offer full dimensional inspection capabilities using all DCC machines with PH10 heads and the latest software and technology. We also have a DCC Video machine which allows us to inspect by non-contact, which increases our field of inspection.
|Some areas we specialize in:
||- First Article inspection
||- Cad work (complete)
|- Capability studies
||- Creating a tool path off file scans
|- Reverse Engineering
||- AAT Software
|- Scanning/Digitizing in 2D and 3D
||- Same day quotation
|- Calypso Software
Coord3 Ares CMM
The Coord3 Ares is made of space age material and has a measuring envelope of 40" X 27.5" X 19.5" . Coord3 offers two kinds of software outputs: the Winmeil software for conventional inspection and the AAT Capps and Edges software, which is designed for engineering needs. It is capable of scanning and digitizing as well as being programmed from your CAD files. It also allows you to compare part features to actual CAD files, and gives you the ability to create IGES files for easy transfer of data to your CAD system.
The Zeiss Eclipse has a measuring envelope of 28X40X22 and ST Probe head. The Piezo electric sensor allows for accuracy unparalleled in the industry. The Eclipse's software allows for 2D and 3D scanning as well as collection of statistical data, with full SPC feedback.
Micro-Vu Video CMM
The Micro-Vu Video CMM is capable of inspecting parts where a touch probe may not be practical. It features complete CMM capability and offers DXF file out to interface with your CAD system.
OKM ACCURE Vision System
ACCURE is a modular series of coordinate measuring instruments satisfying the highest demands on precision and accuracy while also affording flexible automation.
With ACCURE, OKM continues the notable tradition of optical coordinate measuring equipment made in Jena. Featuring Carl Zeiss technology, high quality and innovative design, our products are bound to be successes - for the manufacturer as well as for the user.
OKM UNI-VIS Vision System
UNI-VIS is a family of measuring machines of modular design. The concept allows optimum, cost-effective solutions for every requirement - machine configurations can be tailored to specific applications with regard to measurement volume, accuracy, accessories and measurement methods. By retrofitting, the machine easily adapts to new measuring jobs.
Fox Valley Metrology is able to offer its customers complete repair and calibration services on nearly all makes and models of electronic test and measurement equipment. Most calibration services can be performed in our lab or at your facility. By allocating personnel to handle equipment repairs, Fox Valley Metrology is able to maintain lower cost and quicker turnaround on repairs it completes. All repairs are quoted prior to completion, and will not exceed 50% of the cost of a replacement.
All technicians are supplied with laptop computers and portable printers for any on site requests. Also, technicians are equipped with DoDMIDAS and GIDEP CD-ROMS, which contain all military and some civilian calibration procedures. This enables the customer to receive accurate certifications and calibration labels at the time the job is completed. Most of Fox Valley Metrology's electronic calibration technicians have been trained in the military and boast years of calibration and repair experience.
|Fox Valley Metrology's electronic calibration capabilities include,
but are not limited to the following:
||- Air Gages
||- pH Meters
|- Analog Volt, Ohm & Amp Meters
||- Power Supplies
||- Pressure Gages (Air & Liquid)
|- Cable Tensiometers
|- Capacitance Meters
||- Resistors (Precision)
|- Conductance Meters
||- Roundness Testers
|- Conductivity Meters
||- Shadowgraph Comparators
|- Clamp-On Meters
|- Coordinate Measuring Machines
||- Signal Generators
|- Data Loggers
||- Solder Guns/Pots Irons
|- Decade Resistors
||- Sound Level Meters
|- Deadweight Testers
||- Spring Testers
|- Digital Multimeters
- Stop Watches
|- Digital Readouts
||- Strip/Chart/XY Recorders
|- Durometer Specimen
| - Film Thickness Gages
||- Surface Plates
|- Flow Gages (Air)
||- Tensile Testers
|- Force Gages/Dynamometer
|- Frequency Counters
||- Thermal Couple/RTD
|- Function Generators
||- Thermometers & Temp Controllers
|- Gauge Amps & Probes
||- Torque Calibrators
|- Glass Thermometers
||- Torque Sensors
|- Hardness Testers
||- Torque Testers/Analyzers
||- Torque Wrenches
|- Hypot Testers
||- Torque Watches
|- LCR Meters
||- ULM Calibration
|- Load Cells
||- ULM Training
||- Vacuum Gages
||- Vibration Amp
|- Microscope Toolmakers
||- Watt Meters
|- Optical Comparators
||- Z Meters
||- Zahn Cups
|- Panel Meters
Fluke 5520A Multi-Product Calibrators
The Fluke 5520A builds on the 5500A's capabilities, extending its workload coverage even further. Its improved accuracy, expanded ranges, and capability to calibrate 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 digit multimeters can cover virtually all your high-performance workload, including:
Handheld and bench meters (analog and digital) up to 6 1/2 digits
Thermocouple and RTD thermometers
Strip and chart recorders
Power harmonics analyzers
Current clamps and clamp meters
Analog or digital handheld and bench oscilloscopes (with options)
Power meters, disturbance analyzers, power quality monitors, recorders and other power quality related equipment (with option)
HP 53132A Universal Counter
The Agilent 53132A universal counter has frequency resolution of 12 digits per second, 150 ps time interval resolution and a complete set of test and analysis features. The unit comes with two 225 MHz channels, and you can choose an optional third channel that measures up to 3 GHz, 5 GHz or 12.4 GHz.
Omega BB702 Infrared Temperature Calibrator
The BB702 Blackbody Calibrator is a high performance, rugged, portable calibrator for infrared pyrometers. The BB702 has a range from Ambient +10 to 215°C (Ambient +20 to 420°F) with an accuracy of ±0.5°C, ±0.25% rdg. The unit provides a heated target plate of known temperature and emissivity. Virtually any infrared pyrometer with a spot size diameter of 63.5 mm (2.5") or smaller can be calibrated. Both models come with an RS-232 computer interface which allows computer control of the setpoints for automatic test applications. An NIST traceable calibration certificate is also provided.
MetCal Automated Calibration Software
The MET/CAL suite of applications automates the operation and management of your calibration facilities, providing you with all the tools you need to:
-Perform automated calibrations, including computer-aided, closed-case and closed-loop calibrations on all kinds of test and measurement tools and equipment including RF and microwave instruments.
-Create, edit, test and document calibration procedures, with thousands of procedures to get you started, and hundreds more available from Fluke and Fluke software partners.
-Calculate and report measurement uncertainty consistent with international standards.
-Access information over the Internet.
-Track asset information including calibration and maintenance history and status, traceability, users, customers and location.
-Analyze and report asset information; produce certificates and reports.
-Make data available to other corporate systems.
-Meet the requirements of quality standards like ISO 9000, ANSI Z540, ISO/IEC 17025, FDA GMPs, NRC 10 CFR and others.
GPS System with Local Rubidium Oscillator
- The HP 58503A GPS Time and Frequency Reference Receiver maintains frequency accuracy of better than .000000000001, even in the presence of Selective Availability. This performance, combined the unit's low cost, makes it an attractive lab alternative compared with more expensive cesium and rubidium solutions.
Dry Well Temperature Calibrator
The Ametek Dry Well Temperature Calibrator is abient to 600° C/1100° F. The Calibrator is also monitored with a platinum RTD Probe.
Brooks 1051-5 Flow Calibrator
The Brooks Automatic Gas Calibrator is capable of measuring a selected volume of gas up to a maximum capacity of 24,000 cubic centimeters per minute. Gas flow is collected in a precision-bore glass cylinder under a mercury sealed piston.
Fox Valley Metrology technicians travel with a laptop computer and printer so that we can issue certifications at the time of calibration. Laptops are equipped with military and internal procedures so that we can assure that the correct procedures are being followed. Pricing includes level 4 certification.
If you need to find out if your gages were calibrated in house or at FVM ,and when, you may want to sign up to participate in our customer web site. From this site, you can look up all of this information, as well as access certifications for your company.
|Here are some of the services we can offer you at your facility:
||- Torque Calibration
||- Bore Gages
||- Cylindrical Plugs 0-4"
|- Pressure Gages
||- Calipers (all types)
||- Cylindrical Pins
|- Surface Plates (calibration and lapping)
||- Depth Micrometers
||- Masterdiscs 0-4"
|- Full electronic calibration
||- Height Gages
||- Thread Plug Gages 0-4"
||- Thread Setting Plug Gages 0-4"
|- Hardness Testers
||- Inside Micrometers
||- Feeler Gages
|- Optical Comparators/Video Machines
||- Outside Micrometers
||- Pitch Micrometers
|- Installation of DRO units
||- Snap Gages
|- Environmental Chambers
CDI MULTITEST Torque, Force and Angle Tester
- Calibration System Features:
- Automatic sensor recognition with "Smart" transducers
Range: 15 in. oz. to 2000 ft. lb. torque (bi-directional
Total Uncertainty (10% to 100% of range): +/- 0.25% of indicated value (torque)
Two alphanumeric displays
Memory to 3,000 values
Built in low profile serial printer
Date and time stamp for stored values
Statistical analysis performed on stored data
Programmable manual or automatic options for clear, store and print functions
Recall and review of stored torque values
Track, Peak, First Peak, Power Tool and Angle Modes
RS-232C port Standard
Analog output standard
Full digital circuitry
Eight Torque measurement units: in. oz., in. lb., ft. lb., Nm, dNm, cNm, mkg and cmkg.
Six Force units: Ounce, Pound, Newton, DecaNewton, Kilopound (kilogram) and Gram
Automatic lock-up for transducer protection
Operates on 120 or 220VAC
- CDI SURETEST Model 5000-ST
SURETEST Model 5000-ST Features:
Large LCD Graphical Display
Four Built in Languages
Date and Time Stamp
Dual RS-232 Ports
Accuracy is +/- 0.25% of indicated value
10 Transducers are available from 15 in-oz. to 2000 ft-lb. of Torque
All transducers are "Smart" (Plug and Play)
Readout in Eight different Engineering units
Stores and recalls 3000 torque values (Date & Time)
Fully automatic voltage input adaptation
Data is saved when SURETEST is turned off
Year 2000 Compliant
Acu-Rite Glass Scale
- Glass scale technology is the industry standard and is perferred worldwide for postion feedback. For nearly four decades, ACU-RITE's precision glass scale technology has proven its superior reliability through consistant accuracy and durability.
Glass is an inherently stable material that resists changes in size, shape or density due to variations in temperature or humidity. This stability allows for the generation of numerous ultra-fine line patterns; providing ACU-RITE precision glass scales with exceptional accuracy down to ±1.5 µm (.00006").
ACU-RITE scales are available in travel lengths from 1"-773" and in resolutions from 0.5µm (.00002") to 10µm (.0005").
Taylor Hobson Talyvel Electronic Level
- Talyvel offers:
- Quick, accurate and simple setting to gravity, or measurement of level.
Unrivalled accuracy of 0.2arc second over the centre measuring region.
RS232 and analogue output from the display unit.
Druck DPI 610 Pressure Calibrator
Ranges -14.7 through 10,000 psi
Accuracy 0.025% FS all ranges
Integral combined pressure/vacuum pump
Dual readout: input and output
4 to 20 mA loop test: auto step and ramp
Data storage with RS 232 interface
Fox Valley Metrology Repair service has compiled an inventory list of over 500 common part numbers. We are also directly supplied by several large suppliers to ensure that if the parts needed are not in stock, we can get them for you in a timely manner.
When your gage comes into our lab, it is cleaned and inspected. If repair is required, and does not exceed half the cost of a new gage, you are contacted with a quotation for repair. Upon receipt of permission to repair, your gage is repaired and then inspected and calibrated. Current average turnaround is 4-6 days. Prices include level 4 certification.
In addition to great work and service, our very knowledgable hand tool repair technicians also teach classes on hand tool repair and calibration.
|FVM can handle your repair and hand tool calibration needs including:
||- Air Columns
||- Height Riser
||- Height Set Masters
|- Bench Mics/Setting Fixtures
||- Holtest Gages
|- Bench Centers
||- Indicator/Bore Calibrators
|- Bore Gages
||- Indicators(Dial, Digital, Test, Co-Ax)
||- Inside Micrometers
|- Chamfer Check Gages
||- Miracle Point
|- Depth Micrometers
||- Outside Micrometers
|- Dial Depth Gages
||- Pitch Micrometers
||- Snap Gages
|- Height Gages(Dial, Digital, Vernier)
||- Wall Thickness Gages
S-T Industries 23-0083 Series Universal Gage Lapping Machine
We are equipped with an S-T Industries 23-0083 Series universal gage lapping machine. With this machine, flatness and parallel can be repaired on your micrometers, calipers and snap gages for a cost much more reasonable than new.
Glastenbury Depth Mikmaster
- The Glastenbury Depth Mikmaster is a master gage with a .5 inch-5.5 inch range used to calibrate different types of depth gages.
Mounts on Dial Indicator Calibrator to provide calibration of Brown & Sharpe BesTest and other test type indicators. Attachment is adjustable to accomodate different sizes and mounting types.
- The Mitutoyo Optical Flats we use provide flatness and parallel readings on various measuring surfaces.
Complete Illustrated Parts Breakdown Software
The Starrett & Mitutoyo Complete Illustrated Parts Breakdown Software allow us to easily assertain part numbers for all of the measuring tools we use or calibrate from these two companies.