Certificates of Calibration in GAGEtrak 7
Evidence of calibration is significant when you need to prove the gage you are using has been verified. Typically that evidence is documented in the form of a Certificate of Calibration; the certificate number is used to track the validation of the gage.
GAGEtrak allows you to generate/record a certificate number for each calibration; this is done within the
Calibrations -> Calibration tab. If you perform your calibrations in-house or if you provide calibration services for satellite facilities, GAGEtrak can generate automatically incremental certificate numbers for you. If you outsource your calibrations, you would manually enter the number and then attach the certificate in the
User Def and Attachments tab.
To generate a certificate number, click the button to the right of the
Certificate No field. By default, the incremental numbering format starts at 000000000; however, this can be customized within the
Setup -> Settings -> Automatic Numbering tab:
Format shown above uses the date (in the form of the month and two-digit year) followed by an incremental number. The
Last Number Issued is either your starting point when defining a new format or it's truly the last number issued when the format has already been used. Using such a format, the incremental number will reset itself when the date unit changes. For instance, if you issue 75 certificates in October of 2015, the last number would be 1015-075. On November 1st, the number would start at 1115-000.
Automatic Numbering tab, you'll find instructions on how to further customize your numbering.
We encourage you to explore the additional capabilities of your GAGEtrak software and as always, keep an eye out for future Tech Tips.