As technical trainers we’ve seen many interesting toolboxes across the country. One thing that has surprised us both is some lack of understanding when it comes to calibrated precision tools. Be it a torque wrench, pressure gauge, dial indicator, or digital volt ohm meter (DVOM), many technicians neglect to have their tools tested or calibrated on a regular basis. As technology increases in hydraulic systems, the need for properly calibrated precision tools and test equipment does, too. If you haven’t had your tools and test equipment calibrated recently, you may not be getting the results you need to keep your hydraulic systems at peak performance. We recommend setting up a regular calibration program for all your precision tools. Remember, uncalibrated tools can give you uncalculated results.
Jeff Hodges, CFPAI, CFPMHM, and Bill Jordan, CFPAI, CFPMHM, CFPMHT