The new era of technology is all about automating processes. The mundane and repetitive tasks are now being handled by the machines which are operated by a centralized operating system. The goal is to achieve total automation in the coming decade so that human labor can be used for more fulfilling positions. There have several advancements in the field of automation. Bots have been introduced. Machine Language (ML) has reached new horizons. Each day scientists and data experts are working on the ways to find a new breakthrough in the field of automation.
Moreover, the automation market today is filled with various kinds of software that helps you to automate your work. In some cases, the research is still underway, and we have been able to automate only a part of the process. Today we are going to discuss such software that helps you automate processes- calibration software.
What is the calibration software?
Calibration software refers to the software that automates all or some parts of a calibration process. The automation shifts the control from the user end to the automated programs and scripts developed by the coders. It is a better tool to manage the asset data and calibration process effectively. In layman terms, calibration software can be defined as an automated way to record logs. These logs can then be introduced to the machine as a dataset. The dataset is further used to develop charts, outliers, machine models. So a calibration software is the fastest and smartest way to automate the documentation process. The software can also be used for efficiency assessment and risk analysis. All these combined features of a calibration software help you to make better decisions.
Uses of calibration software
Calibration software can be used for various purposes. For example, to maintain databases, record calibration data, and for the planning and decision making. Most of the documentation systems have data management and calibration software that helps them to keep the data in order. But the problem here is that most of these systems need manual entries to be done. This increases the turnaround time and thus affects the efficiency of the whole system.
Another major problem with non calibrated software is that there might be several kinds of processes in the same company. For example, in airport security, the processes and systems vary from process to process. Consequently, this affects the method, and the methods vary in terms of cost, quality, efficiency, and the accuracy of the data.
So the manual method of data integration requires much of your time and effort to manage paperwork. The paperwork might be virtual too. For example, if you are using any log keeping software to record your entries, then also you will need to check the version number, update the entries each time, and manually ensure that the data recorded is error-free.
Calibrated Softwares, on the other hand, ensure data integrity by logging correct entries, weeding out redundant and repetitive data. This is possible because the calibrated software has been trained using machine languages. The machine codes are almost immune to error and thus ensure a data set that is free from any discrepancies.
The calibration software is an effective way to replace the pen and paper-based systems. The pen and paper-based systems have been prevalent in the field of engineering for ages. The engineers used to record the calibration data on a paper, and then the recorded data was transferred into documented archives. The calibration data recorded by the engineers and technicians would pile up, and there were high chances of the data being misrecorded, lost, or damaged while being registered into the archives.
In such fields, calibration software can be used to prevent any such mishaps from happening. Pen and the paper-based system has only one advantage over the calibration software—the advantage of being cheap. The pen and paper-based systems require an almost negligible amount of investment. But upon a closer look, the cost of maintaining those records and the fact that these records are very prone to damage do not make the age-old system a good way to record the data.
The calibration software is best used to maintain databases. As every industry relies on data, the databases pertaining to the industry must be updated regularly and should be error-free. Failing to achieve this would result in an impediment to the growth of the company. The major problem that human labor faces in maintaining databases are the magnanimous size of these databases. Even for a small company, the database maintained can easily scale up to a few hundred gigabytes. Maintaining and traversing through such a large amount of data through manual ways can be a time consuming and tedious task. Hence it is always better to use calibration software for such scenarios.