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calibrate

[′kal·ə‚brāt]
(science and technology)
To determine, by measurement or comparison with a standard, the correct value of each scale reading on a meter or other device, or the correct value for each setting of a control knob.
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calibrate

To adjust or bring into balance. Scanners, CRTs and similar peripherals may require periodic adjustment. Unlike digital devices, the electronic components within these analog devices may change from their original specification. See TV calibration, color calibration and tweak.
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Accordingly, demand for instrument calibrator mostly emanates from pharmaceutical and electronics sector where chances of flaws are high.
All calibrators were separated by gel electrophoresis and visualized by silver stain (Fig.
This variability in results may be partly due to the fact that laboratories using Diazmye reagents and calibrators reported using the widest assortment of instrument platforms.
The High Level Model 81iH calibrator is designed for applications measuring high levels of mercury, intended to help cement manufacturers comply with EPA's Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards.
Students who were good calibrators tended to attribute their performance to studying (n=4) and their own behaviors.
The former requires information on the profile cross section, number of calibrators and, for each calibrator, the corresponding dimensions, location, number and layout of the cooling channels (these can be machined longitudinally, transversally or in a zigzag arrangement).
Both calibrators are designed for on-site use, but can also be employed in workshops or in laboratory environments.
In addition, the report strongly focuses on facets of the market that are expected to have an impact on the development of the instrument calibrators in small- and large-scale scenarios including drivers, restraints, opportunities, and trends.
All anti-Xa assays were performed using rivaroxaban calibrators. For each anti-Xa kit studied, a single source (Biophen) rivaroxaban calibrator was used, consisting of 3 levels with drug concentrations from 0 to approximately 500 ng/mL.
Highland City, FL, September 11, 2010 --(PR.com)-- TEK Instrument Company, an online distributor of Instrumentation, Controls, and Gauges now offers the Model VC25 Multifunction Calibrator for voltage, current, frequency, thermocouples and RTD's.
The new calibrator features a two-line, 40-character display; membrane keys; and six front-panel decade switches with full carry/borrow for entering all settings.
Mixtures of pure Hb[A.sub.1c] and pure Hb[A.sub.0] are prepared as primary calibrators (11) for the reference method (RM) (12), which has been approved by member societies of the IFCC (13).