Machine Tool & Surface Plate Calibration Services
We offer our tool and calibration services with faster response times than out of area providers. Our goal is to provide the best customer service possible.
We are keeping Portland OR and SW Washington equipment output accurate and downtime to a minimum. Out of the area — we can help you, too.
The first step in our process is to level check with a Mahr-Federal Level System. Level checking identifies if roll or pitch is causing the error. Next, we perform a straightness and squareness test to identify any Yaw error. Lastly, a Renishaw Ballbar identifies if a linear laser test is necessary.
CNC: Using the Renishaw Laser Interferometer System, we calibrate each axis of your CNC for linear accuracy and adjust pitch error / backlash compensation for optimum accuracy.
Having your machines calibrated and certified regularly can give you an edge over your competition. Calibration graphs and regular performance evaluations offer proof to your customers that your machines can deliver as promised.
Setup Time is Wasted Time
Why spend valuable time adjusting your program to correct for machine error? Sarkinen Calibrating will adjust your machine’s parameters to reduce or eliminate positional error.
Ensuring that your machine is accurate will reduce the chances of scrapped parts.
Hold Tighter Tolerances
A more accurate machine means improved overall accuracy and quality.
When you know the capability of your machines you can better allocate your jobs, matching machine ability to part requirements.
Minimize and schedule downtime. By establishing a history, you can confidently match jobs with machine capability.
Validate new machines
Make laser calibration part of your acceptance criteria. Verify that new machines meet promised specifications while still under warranty. New machines often require adjustment following shipping and installation. Identify errors and damage before they become your problem.
Better than 10 to 1
The Renishaw Laser Interferometer system is accurate to 1.0ppm (part per million) or one millionth of an inch per inch, well beyond the 10 to 1 ratio required for proper calibration. Measurements are traceable to NIST and/or International Standards.
Our Investment in Precision & Quality
Frequently Asked Questions
When to calibrate?
How do you determine and document accuracy?
What type of documentation do I receive?
Is there a benefit to calibrating a new machine?
Can you make my machine more accurate?
What Customers are Saying
Problem: Mike Mills of Triad Speakers Inc. located in Portland OR needed a way to document the accuracy of his older CNC routers to determine if they needed replacing soon.
Solution: I used my Renishaw Ballbar to test each machine and created graphs showing the error of movement.
Outcome: Mike was able to see a graphic representation of the condition of each machine to help decide when to upgrade to new machines.
As plant manager at Triad, I am always looking for ways of testing and measuring the condition of our large machines. Our outside repair tech suggested that I have Sarkinen Calibrating run their Ball Bar Test on all of our machines to show if we had any critical wear issues given that two of our large CNC routers were almost 20 years old.
Larry from Sarkinen Calibrating came out and spent the day testing three of our machines. I was very happy with what he was able to show me. All three machines are in great shape, which not only validates our service practices but also helps me plan for the future of these machines.
I believe there is great value in Larry’s service and I look forward to having him assist us at Triad Speakers in the future.
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