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

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.       …

Partnering in calibration excellence at the Beamex Pharma User Forum

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….

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

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. 

CMMS calibration module or dedicated calibration software?

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…

The most common calibration-related FDA warnings to pharma companies

  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…

Working workshop wonders with Endress+Hauser [Case Story]

  A customized Beamex solution including hardware and software sits at the heart of Endress+Hauser’s state-of-the-art Customer Experience Centre in Ontario. In this short blog we explore the critical role Beamex solutions are playing as part of the center’s full-service calibration laboratory….

Ensuring sustainable management of process safety for chemicals

In the chemicals industry, safety is priority number one. But how do you ensure safety in a sustainable way? When it comes to calibration, the answer is a modern, digitalized, and automated solution. There’s a reason safety is so important in the chemicals industry. If something goes wrong, it’s not just an issue for the plant and its employees – it can also impact people living in the surrounding area. This is one of the reasons that chemicals are so…

What does operational excellence mean? How calibration can help to improve?

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at a topic that’s talked about a lot but isn’t always that clear: operational excellence. We’ll briefly discuss the history of the concept, what it means in practice, and how it applies to process industries – including the many benefits it can unlock. We’ll also set out how calibration can play a role in enabling operational excellence in your process industry plants. Read on to find out more. …

How automated calibration can help service companies be more competitive

Service companies that perform calibrations for the process industries operate in a challenging environment. Not only is there a lot of competition, but contracts for customers are based on estimates, meaning that every additional hour of work directly affects the bottom line. Finding and retaining skilled calibration technicians is also a challenge. So, what can service companies do to make their quotations more accurate and ensure work is carried out as consistently and efficiently as possible? The answer is to…

Stepping on the gas with the UK’s National Grid[Case Story]

  Beamex’s automated, paperless calibration solution has helped National Grid streamline its calibration processes and save a huge amount of time and money in the process. In this blog we take a look at what can be achieved with a combination of the right hardware, software, and expertise. …