GAGEtrak Calibration Management Software
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October 2016
The Final Regional Classes of 2016
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GAGEtrak Regional Training
A two-day, hands-on regional training class will take you step by step through planning, preparation, setup and successful operation of GAGEtrak. You'll learn how to save time, avoid common mistakes and get the most out of your software. You'll also learn about advanced topics like data filtering, system maintenance, security and more.

GAGEtrak 7 - October 27-28, 2016 - El Segundo, CA
GAGEtrak 7 - November 17-18, 2016 - King of Prussia, PA
GAGEtrak 7 - December 1-2, 2016 - Chicago, IL


To register, contact Angela Johns, GAGEtrak Training Specialist at 1-800-777-7020 ext. 134 or ajohns@cybermetrics.com.


Can't get out of the office for a regional class? Contact us about other training options.
Web Training - Getting Started with GAGEtrak
This two-hour Web-based training class takes new GAGEtrak (or GAGEtrak Lite) users step by step through the basics of program configuration, navigation and record creation to get up and running quickly.
GAGEtrak Lite - October 20, 2016
GAGEtrak 7 - November 10, 2016
GAGEtrak Lite - November 17, 2016

Industry News: 
THE BASICS OF GAGE R&R    
by Gary Phillips

"With today's software, we only need to collect the data and push a button. With the information in this article, you will be able to get the right data and interpret the results.

Every manufacturing company that gets audited, anywhere in the world, is required to do gage R&R studies. In some cases, this one study is the only chance to find unknown problems with measurement quality (when problems do occur, it is often downstream from calibration). For this reason, it is important to clearly understand gage R&R studies and make the most of the results..."

Read the full article here.
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What is a Trigger Code and how do I get one?

A trigger code is a unique code number required to register your GAGEtrak license. If you don't obtain a trigger code within 30 days of installing GAGEtrak, you will receive a message from GAGEtrak saying that your trial period has expired. Obtaining a trigger code will remove this expiration date. You may also require a new trigger code after reinstalling GAGEtrak because of a workstation upgrade or if GAGEtrak is moved to a new workstation.

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GAGEtrak 7 Tech Tip
Service Requests

The Service Requests portion of GAGEtrak is used to track and print both in-house service requests and those for outside service providers. More importantly, you can use this feature to document, track and report on corrective actions that you've issued for failed or malfunctioning gages, general repairs, calibrations or any other service that requires tracking. Requests can also prove valuable when evaluating a supplier and tracking gages issued off site. The Requests feature is accessible under Main Records in the Navigation Menu, and as its position indicates, it's a feature which is designed for frequent use.

Some of the advantages of this feature are that it creates a packing list of gages, date stamps ship/return dates and allows you to include special instructions to your vendor. Additionally, the list can be forwarded to accounting to accompany the PO for the services being purchased.

The header section of the Requests form determines who originated the request, what kind of request it is and the supplier for the requested service.
  • The CA/Request No. auto generates when a new request record is created. This numbering scheme is formatted in the Setup -> Settings -> Automatic Numbering tab and may be configured to include the current date in the number.
     
  • The Request Date, by default, is today's date, but may be set to the true date of origination.
     
  • The default Requester is the person currently logged into GAGEtrak; however, the drop-down will permit selection of anyone included in the staff records.
     
  • Insurance Amt is the sum of the cost to replace the gages on the list. 
     
  • Letter Type is a significant field, as it allows you to choose the type of request you are making. The defaults are Calibration Request, Repair Request and Corrective Action. You may need to send gages off site for other reasons, so you may compose your own letters in Setup -> Setup CA /Service Request.
     
  • The supplier is selected from the Service Supplier drop-down; this field is populated from the supplier records stored in GAGEtrak.
     
  • Status is the status of the request. It is either Open, meaning all gages have not yet been returned, or Closed, meaning all have been returned. GAGEtrak can be configured to automatically change the status of a gage when it's sent (thus removing it from the Calibration Due Listing) and when it's returned. These settings are defined in the Set Up -> Settings -> General tab in the Service Request Options pane.
     
  • The Completion Date is the date all gages have been returned and checked in. If all gages have been returned at the same time, you may click the button to the right of the field and enter the date. Otherwise, this field will populate when the last individual gage is returned.
     
  • The Comments field allows you to make additional notes regarding the request.
 
 

The section of the form below the Comments field allows selection of individual gages. You may select as many gages as you like. When the first one is selected, another blank row appears to add a second gage, and so forth.

  • If all gages are not returned at the same time, you would enter the return date for the specific gage in the Completion Date column. Clicking in the field will display a calendar icon; click the icon to open the calendar and select a date.
     
  • The Insurance Amt column receives its data from the Gages -> Information tab -> Cost field. The Cost field in Gages should reflect the amount paid for the gage. This is considered to be the estimated replacement cost for the gage; this column is totaled in the header.
     
  • The Status column reflects the status of each individual gage in the request. As mentioned before, you can configure GAGEtrak to automatically change the status of a gage when the gage is returned.
GAGEtrak is much more than a tool for tracking your calibrations; with great additional features like Service Requests, you can easily expand your control over your measurement systems and add new, effective processes to your gage surveillance efforts. We encourage you to explore the additional capabilities in your GAGEtrak software and as always, keep an eye out for future Tech Tips on additional features.

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