Keithley Instruments - Press Release 10-1-2007
Keithley's German Service Center Joins List of ISO 17025 Accredited
Cleveland, Ohio – October 1, 2007 -
Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement
needs, announced today that the American Association for Laboratory
Accreditation (A2LA) has accredited Keithley's German service center
to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the single most important metrology standard
for test and measurement products. At the same time, the Metrology Services
Department at Keithley's Cleveland headquarters, which received A2LA
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation a year ago, dramatically expanded its
capabilities to add even more Keithley products to its list of accredited
calibration offerings. This accreditation assures customers that their
instruments are being calibrated to the highest industry standards,
so they can continue to deliver consistent, quality measurements. Routine
calibrations help prevent unplanned downtime and costly quality problems.
For more information on Keithley's Metrology Services, visit
The A2LA accreditation recognizes that both the Cleveland Metrology
Services Department and the German service center meet the requirements
of this international standard, demonstrating their technical competence
to carry out the very high-level calibrations essential for many of
Keithley's instruments, some of which have measurement resolution as
fine as one femtoamp (10-15A). The German center's scope of accreditation
is available at http://www.a2la.org/scopepdf/2611-01.pdf; the expanded
scope of Keithley's Cleveland Metrology Services Department is available
for review at
Customers can receive ISO 17025 accredited calibrations from
Keithley's German service center for Series 2300 fast transient response
power supplies, Series 2600 System SourceMeter® instruments, Series
2400 SourceMeter® instruments, Integra integrated switching/measurement/datalogging
systems, Series 2000 digital multimeters, and the Model 2182A Nanovoltmeter.
Keithley's metrology services in Cleveland have added the company's
more sensitive product lines to its calibration capabilities, offering
accredited measurements up to one tera-ohm and as low as 500 femtoamps,
with very low measurement uncertainties. The list of Keithley models
included in the calibration offering will continue to expand.
Emphasizing the importance of expanding Keithley's 17025 accreditation
to service centers outside the United States, Tom Mego, Keithley's director
of quality and continuous improvement, commented, "After our initial
accreditation efforts here in the United States proved successful, it
became apparent that, to provide the highest level of customer support
around the world, we need to be able to offer accredited calibrations
at other Keithley facilities. Our customers in Europe and other parts
of the world can be assured that our calibrations are traceable to the
international system of units (SI) and are performed with the highest
level of technical competence."
For More Information.
For more information on Keithley's Metrology Services or any of its
test solutions, go to http://www.keithley.com/pr/057, or contact the
Keithley Instruments, Inc.
28775 Aurora Road
Cleveland, OH 44139-1891
About Keithley Instruments, Inc.
than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become
a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems from
DC to RF (radio frequency). Our products solve emerging measurement
needs in production testing, process monitoring, product development,
and research. Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide
electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor
device development and fabrication, and the production of end products
such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide them is a combination
of precision measurement technology and a rich understanding of their
applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their
cost of test.
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