Cooper-Atkins Reduces Costs By $100,000; Becomes ISO 17025 Compliant
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– Gary Sawicki, Chief Operating Officer, Cooper-Atkins Corp.
Cooper-Atkins Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality time, temperature and humidity instruments. Their business focus is on the Foodservice, Industrial HVAC and Healthcare markets, both domestic and international. They are an ISO 9001:2008 certified company located in Middlefield, CT.
Cooper-Atkins needed to establish an ISO 17025 compliant process for performing probe calibrations but lacked experience and expertise in performing uncertainty statistical studies.
CONNSTEP led the effort with Cooper-Atkins to identify the variables present in their measurement processes. Data provided by Cooper-Atkins enabled CONNSTEP to help them develop an uncertainty budget for their calibration process, a core requirement for becoming compliant with the ISO 17025 standard.
This enabled Cooper-Atkins to calibrate their probes in-house and eliminate a third-party calibrating service. By doing so, they cut their calibration service cost in half – a savings of $100,000.
And, with the ability to calibrate in-house, Cooper-Atkins also slashed their customer lead time from two (2) weeks to 3 days!
- Reduced Costs: $100,000
- Reduced Lead Time: 466%
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