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Heikki Laurila

Heikki Laurila is Product Marketing Manager at Beamex Oy Ab. He started working for Beamex in 1988 and has, during his years at Beamex, worked in production, the service department, the calibration laboratory, as quality manager, as product manager and as product marketing manager. Heikki has a Bachelor’s degree in Science. Heikki's family consists of himself, his wife and their four children. In his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar.
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Automating the calibration management ecosystem

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Dec 01, 2021

Automating the calibration management ecosystem

It’s time to say goodbye to error-prone paper-based calibration!

While the pen might be mightier than the sword, in process industries pen-and-paper based calibration systems are a weak spot that is desperately in need of attention. Automating your calibration ecosystem saves time, reduces the risk of errors, and enables your organization to use calibration data for business benefits.

But what are the steps involved in implementing an automated process, and what support is on offer to help you succeed? Read on to find out.

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Topics: Calibration software

Pressure Calibration [eBook]

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Jun 22, 2021

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In this blog post, we want to share a free educational eBook on Pressure Calibration and other pressure-related topics.

The eBook is titled "Calibration Essential: Pressure" and we have developed it together with Automation.com, a media brand of the International Society of Automation (ISA). 

Some of these articles have been previously posted in the Beamex blog, but now we have collected several pressure-related articles into one handy eBook.

Just give me the free Pressure eBook pdf now! >>

 

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Topics: Pressure calibration

Manual Data Entry Errors

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Mar 25, 2021

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Many businesses still use a lot of manual entry in their industrial processes.

This is despite the fact that it is commonly known and accepted that it is a slow and labor-intensive process and there are always human errors related to manual data entry - Human errors are natural.

It is commonly accepted that the typical error rate in manual data entry is about 1 %.

What does this 1 % mean in practice in calibration processes, and how can you make it smaller, or even get rid of it?

This article mainly focuses on industrial calibration processes and the manual data entry related to these processes.

 

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Topics: Calibration process, Calibration management

How to choose a calibration laboratory - 13 things to consider

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Feb 23, 2021

Beamex Temperature Calibration Laboratory

 

So you have invested in some new, accurate calibration equipment. Great!

But as with many other things in life, also accuracy fades over time.

To ensure that your calibration equipment serves you well and stays accurate throughout its lifetime, it needs to be recalibrated periodically. It also needs to be serviced and adjusted whenever necessary.

When choosing a calibration laboratory or calibration service, you need to select one that is capable of calibrating your accurate equipment with sufficient uncertainty.

We have seen the accuracy of a calibrators being destroyed in a non-competent laboratory. I want to help you to avoid that.

What do you need to consider when choosing a calibration laboratory?

In this blog post I will discuss the most important things to consider when choosing a calibration laboratory for your precious calibrator or reference standard.

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How to calibrate a temperature switch

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Dec 02, 2020

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Temperature switches are commonly used in various industrial applications to control specific functions. As with any measuring instrument, they need to be calibrated regularly to ensure they are working accurately and reliably – lack of calibration, or inaccurate calibration, can have serious consequences. Calibrating a temperature switch is different from calibrating a temperature sensor or transmitter, for example, so this blog post aims to explain how to properly calibrate a temperature switch. Let’s start!

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Topics: Temperature calibration

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