GAGEtrak calibration management software
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April 2019
The Basics of Gage R&R
by Gary Phillips 
Calibration alone won't produce quality measurements; even when perfectly accurate, a gage can be unacceptable for measuring a product or process. That's where Gage R&R studies come in. Nearly every manufacturing company is required to conduct these studies, the many benefits gleaned from which range from product acceptance measurements and reliable control charts to objective equipment selection criteria and identifying the need for operator training. More importantly, however, this single study may be the only chance to find measurement quality problems. Today's software makes Gage R&R data entry and calculation easy, but learning to effectively interpret the results is imperative.
Read the full article here
GAGEtrak Training
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Web Training Suite 
Our Web Training Suite covers the same topics as a regional training class, but it's broken down into four easily manageable online sessions. You can register for individual sessions when you just need a refresher or you can register for the full suite and learn to use GAGEtrak like a pro, right off the bat.

Admin Web Training Suite
The Admin Web Training Suite is a series of two interactive online training sessions intended for software administrators, covering topics such as configuration, user/security setup and custom reporting.

GAGEtrak 7 - May 2019

Regional Training

Do you prefer to get out of the office? 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.

For pricing and to view the full training schedule, please click here .
To register, contact our GAGEtrak Training Specialist
at 1-800-777-7020 ext. 134 or
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In addition to the three training types listed above, we also offer onsite training and a custom web training suite. If you need to train more than one user, users at multiple locations or simply want a fully customized training experience on your timeline, please contact us about these special training options.

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.
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.

View the full webinar schedule here
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.

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Tech Tip
Authorized Persons and Authorized Gages

GAGEtrak's Authorization feature allows you to assign a gage or restrict its issue to specific staff members. You can use this feature even if you don't use the issue/return feature.

The Authorization feature can also be used in conjunction with email events, i.e., notification of authorized persons when a calibration is due, when the gage is issued or returned, or when the gage is found out of tolerance. This will be covered in a future tech tip.

Here are a few common examples of how the Authorization feature could be used:
  • Allow only qualified people to be issued a particular gage (using issue/return)
  • Employee-owned gage: notify the employee that his/her gage is due for calibration or restrict issue of that gage to that employee
  • Notify a supervisor of gages being due for calibration in his/her department (no issue/return)
To set global policy, enable the Authorization feature. Navigate to the Setup -> Settings -> Security tab and check the Restrict Issue to Authorized Users checkbox.

To assign an authorized person to a gage, navigate to Gages, use the Quick Filter to find the appropriate gage record and then go to the Auth. Persons and Events tab. If the Restrict Issue field is left blank or if Program Default is selected, GAGEtrak will defer to the status of the Restrict Issue to Authorized Users checkbox in Settings. In the Authorized Persons pane, make a selection from the Name drop-down list. As a selection is made, another row appears, allowing you to add another authorized person.

Gages - Authorized Persons and Events tab

To assign a gage or gages to a particular staff member, navigate to the Staff -> Authorized Gages tab. You can use the Quick Filter to locate the appropriate staff record and then select the appropriate Gage ID from the drop-down list. This is a list of all the gages that the staff member is authorized to use.

Staff - Authorized Gages tab

To run a report of authorized users, navigate to Reports -> Report Viewer. Either click the Caliper icon (upper left corner of the program window) and then navigate to Open -> Reports or click the Home tab -> Open Select; the Report Selector window appears. In the All Reports tab, select the Gage Authorized User report. You can run the report for all staff members or filter by a specific Employee ID or Gage ID.

Using the Authorized Gages and Authorized Persons features in GAGEtrak will help focus your Automatic Email notifications regarding specific gages under your surveillance, assuring the correct individuals or department heads are notified when their gages come due. When used in conjunction with the Issue/Return capabilities in GAGEtrak, this feature can also restrict the issue of certain gages to only properly trained personnel, for example, or perhaps ensure employee-owned gages are issued only to their owners, etc.

We encourage you to explore the GAGEtrak Support Portal and as always, keep an eye out for future Tech Tips.
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