GAGEtrak calibration management software
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April 2017
Get a FREE upgrade to GAGEtrak 7
when you attend a GAGEtrak 7 regional training class* 
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GAGEtrak Regional Training

A two-day, hands-on regional training class will take you step by step through planning, preparation, setup and successful operation of GAGEtrak. You'll learn how to save time, avoid common mistakes and get the most out of your software. You'll also learn about advanced topics like data filtering, system maintenance, security and more.

*This free upgrade special applies only to these upcoming regional classes, on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one free license upgrade per customer (per location). Cannot be combined with any other discount.

Web Training - Getting Started with GAGEtrak or GAGEtrak Lite
This two-hour Web-based training class takes new GAGEtrak or GAGEtrak Lite users step by step through the basics of program configuration, navigation and record creation to quickly get up and running.

GAGEtrak 7 - May 4, 2017
GAGEtrak Lite - May 11, 2017

View the full training schedule here .
To register, contact Angela Johns, GAGEtrak Training Specialist
at 1-800-777-7020 ext. 134 or
Did you know that we also offer onsite training? Contact us for details.

Free Calibration Management Webinars
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Real-world Industry Solutions for Quality Management Professionals

Please join us for a free educational calibration management webinar to learn how to improve efficiency, increase measurement reliability and assure compliance with industry quality standards and regulations.

Get a Handle on Service Requests - April 20, 2017

Keep Your Calibrations on Point - April 27, 2017

Using the Wrong Tool Will Cost You - May 11, 2017

What is a Trigger Code and how do I get one?

A trigger code is a unique code number required to register your GAGEtrak license. If you don't obtain a trigger code within 30 days of installing GAGEtrak, you will receive a message from GAGEtrak saying that your trial period has expired. Obtaining a trigger code will remove this expiration date. You may also require a new trigger code after reinstalling GAGEtrak because of a workstation upgrade or if GAGEtrak is moved to a new workstation.

Click here for trigger code instructions.
Referral Rewards Program

For each referral you make, you'll receive a $100 reward* in the form of a Visa gift card, or if you are unable to accept such gifts, you may choose a discount on a future purchase with us. You can refer anyone to us to earn rewards - even your in-house quality, maintenance and supplier inspection teams.

*Click here for more information and start earning rewards now!
GAGEtrak 7 Tech Tip
Can I delete all of my retired gages at the same time?
GAGEtrak is designed to prevent record deletion, so if you need to delete more than one gage, you must delete them one at a time. Whenever you delete a gage record, you are also deleting all other information concerning that gage. You will lose all of the calibration history, all of the issue tracking (usage) history, association with calibration standards, attached documents, relationship with parts, any MSA studies, etc.

WARNING: Before you delete a gage record, it is wise to check your Quality Department's record retention requirements; you may be required to retain records for a certain number of years after you no longer use the gage. If you are planning to delete several gage records, it is a good idea to make a backup copy of the database using the current date as a part of the file name. That way, if you ever need to look up historical information about any of the gage records you deleted, you will be able to do so. Please keep in mind that if you did this and you decided later that you wanted these gage records brought into your current database, that it would be very difficult and time consuming to get this information back again.

CHANGE GAGE STATUS OR CREATE A NEW STATUS: It is not necessary to delete a gage to remove it from the calibration report or to make it inactive. All you have to do is change the gage's Status.

GAGEtrak comes with six status descriptions to get you started, only two of which are included on gage due listings by default (Active and Employee Owned). You can add as many more as you like and specify their inclusion in gage due listings. In the case of a retired gage, you could change the Status to 2-Inactive or create a new Status, such as 7-Retired.

To create a new Status in GAGEtrak 7:
  1. Navigate to Setup -> Status IDs.
  2. Below the six default records is an empty row of fields. In that row, type 7 in the Status ID field, type Retired in the Status Description field and leave the Include in lists of due gages checkbox unchecked. (You will notice that there is now another empty row of fields at the bottom of the list to continue adding new descriptions.)
  3. Save the new record by either clicking the pencil icon that appears to the left of that record or clicking the Save in the Ribbon.
  4. Navigate to the Main Records -> Gages -> Information tab and the Status drop-down list will now contain 7-Retired.
We encourage you to explore the additional capabilities in your GAGEtrak software and as always, keep an eye out for future Tech Tips.
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