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Coherent’s Wilsonville, Oregon; Dieburg, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan calibration laboratory is fully accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by ANAB, a brand of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board and recognized internationally by ILAC, APLAC, and IAAC. Certification to ISO 17025 is a formal recognition that a calibration laboratory is using valid and appropriate methods and is competent to carry out specified tests or calibrations.
Scope of Accreditation
The scope of accreditation applies to the laser/electrical calibration of nearly all the company’s catalog pyroelectric laser energy sensors, thermopile laser power sensors and meter electronics. The formal scope of accreditation can be found within the ANAB website at http://www.anab.org. Click the “Search Accredited Organizations” button on their homepage or click here to download the scope directly.
ISO 17025 governs a laboratory’s quality management system, such as auditing and corrective action processes, and requires adherence to rigorous technical requirements.
In terms of technical requirements, ISO/IEC 17025 ensures that a company maintains testing facilities and equipment to specified standards ensures protocols are fully documented trains workers to an appropriate level of competence confirms validity and appropriateness of methods, especially so-called “non-standard” methods such as those used to calibrate laser measurement equipment, which have been developed internally uses accepted mathematical methods for calculating results verifies that purchased test equipment meets proper requirements and that all equipment used to produce accredited calibrations has itself received ISO 17025 accredited calibrations has a traceable path of calibration to independently maintained national or international standards provides both as received and outgoing testing data to customers in an approved format ensures the calibration certificate meets the requirements of the standard The outcome of all these efforts is that customers can have confidence that a laboratory achieves verifiable correct results and that these results will be reported in an unambiguous manner.