Beamex Blog for Calibration Professionals

How Douglas Calibration Services reduces technicians’ workload and stress [Case Story]

Posted by Rita Patel on Aug 08, 2023

Douglas calibration LOGiCAL

Beamex LOGiCAL Calibration Management Software has helped Douglas Calibration Services improve quality of life for their technicians. Freed from mountains of paperwork, technicians can now provide faster, more efficient service for the company’s diverse customer base. Let’s explore how.       

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Topics: Calibration process, Calibration software, Calibration management, Case Story

Partnering in calibration excellence at the Beamex Pharma User Forum

Posted by Monica Kruger on Jul 04, 2023

Beamex Pharma User Forum 2023

The biggest issues facing industry leaders from some of the largest pharma companies worldwide, including AstraZeneca, BioNTech, Novartis and GSK, include preventative maintenance, ensuring data integrity, complying with regulations and embracing digitalisation. This was on display at the 2023 Beamex Pharmaceutical User Forum.

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Digital Calibration Certificate (DCC) – What is it and why should you care?

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Jun 15, 2023

Digital Calibration Certificate DCC - Beamex Blog


The digitalization of metrology has been slower than in many other fields, and calibration processes in many industries are still mostly paper based.

But that's about to change!

Enter the Digital Calibration Certificate (DCC), “the MP3 of metrology”. Just as the MP3 revolutionized the music industry, the DCC has the potential to revolutionize the process industry by enabling electronic storage and sharing of calibration results in a standardized, consistent, authenticated, and encrypted manner.

No more struggling with manual interpretation of paper certificates! With the DCC, calibration data is machine-readable and easily imported into your system. A DCC is created using digital signatures and encryption methods to ensure its authenticity and integrity, and it's compatible with international standards, making it easy to share with calibration laboratories, manufacturers, and users of measuring instruments.

But that's not all! The DCC has a ton of benefits, like increased transparency, efficiency, and traceability in the calibration process, as well as reduced costs and time. And the best part? A team of key players, including Beamex, is working on creating a global DCC standard so you won't have to worry about compatibility issues.

If you thought that a PDF is a digital calibration certificate, think again!

So, if you're in the process industry, keep calm and get ready to adopt the DCC! It could be the game-changer you've been waiting for. 

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Topics: Calibration process, Digitalization

CMMS calibration module or dedicated calibration software?

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Apr 26, 2023

When your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) already has a calibration module, why would you buy dedicated calibration software?

It’s a fair question and one that we frequently get asked! The reasons can vary, depending on the application. Are you maybe comparing apples to oranges?

There are different kinds of dedicated calibration software products out there, each with somewhat different functionalities. Although they have the same name, they are all different in one way or another.

Does integrating dedicated calibration software with your CMMS bring you the best of both worlds, or just a big mess?

In this article we look at the various setups and compare these different scenarios.

If this sounds interesting, please keep on reading.

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Topics: Calibration process, Calibration software, Calibration management, Digitalization

The most common calibration-related FDA warnings to pharma companies

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Feb 13, 2023



As consumers of the products from pharmaceutical companies, we all want to be sure that we can trust the products they produce. Fortunately, pharmaceutical companies are heavily regulated, and their operations are being constantly monitored. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the main authority that regularly audits pharma companies globally to ensure they are compliant. 

Every year, the FDA gives hundreds of warnings to pharma companies that fail to comply with regulations. So even they are not perfect! Most of these warnings are not related to calibration, but some are. I analyzed the warnings related to calibration and in this article, I list the most common calibration-related warnings issued. If that sounds interesting, please continue reading.

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Topics: Calibration in pharmaceutical industry

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Beamex blog provides insightful information for calibration professionals, technical engineers as well as potential and existing Beamex users. The blog posts are written by Beamex’s own calibration and industry experts or by guest writers invited by Beamex.


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