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Equipment Types Dialog

Classify equipment and link to measure templates

Although the Equipment Type can be used for any classification, its intent is specifically related to ease of equipment selection and the management of Measurement Templates.  For instance, even though generic 6 inch calipers are made by several manufacturers, their use and calibration is usually the same.  Therefore, creating an Equipment Type of "6 Inch Caliper" can be a useful grouping.

Additionally, a single Measurement Template (calibration method) for 6 inch calipers can be linked to one Equipment Type record, which in turn is linked to all the Equipment records of the same type.  Using Equipment Types and Measurement Templates together like this provides calibration management with the ability to define and apply more consistent calibration controls.

Open Equipment Types Grid

Display the Equipment Types screen by clicking 'Equipment Types' in the Common Data tab of the menu ribbon.

Equipment Types in Ribbon Menu

Equipment Types Dialog

Double click any of the rows to open a record in the Equipment Types dialog.

Add Equipment Type
  • Type Code:  The unique code for the Equipment Type or group of equipment.  This is a required field.
  • Type Name:  The name of the Equipment Type or group of equipment.  This is a required field.
  • Measure Template:  Though not required, Equipment Types can be linked to a corresponding Measurement Template.  This may influence the naming convention for the Equipment Type.
  • Procedural Group:  Allows users to define step-by-step procedures that appear on Calibration Worksheets or within custom reports.

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

Compatibility: Versions 7.3 and Higher

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