At the end of this year, the DKD-R 4-3 series of guidelines will be withdrawn by the DKD.
If you refer internally to DKD-R 4-3 in your calibrations, remember to change the reference to VDI/VDE/DGQ 2618.
Which calibration objects are covered by DKD-R 4-3?
The series of guidelines covers measurements of length, diameter and thread in the field of dimensional quantities. Examples include calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, dial gauges, feeler levers, etc.
Why do we need the standards/guidelines?
The standards/guidelines serve as the basis for calibration. They contain the procedure and the required measuring points. We therefore calibrate calibration items in accordance with the relevant standard.
Is there a replacement?
Yes! From the start of the new year 2022, calibrations that were previously carried out in accordance with DKD-R 4-3 will now be carried out in accordance with VDI/VDE/DGQ 2618 .
What will change for you as a customer?
Basically nothing! The content of the standards is almost identical. The protocol no longer refers to the DKD guideline, but to VDI/VDE/DGQ 2618. The calibration procedure remains unchanged.
What will change for us as a service provider?
We took care of acquiring the current standards and adapted all documents (certificates, internal documents, etc.).
We have also submitted an amendment application for our certificate to the DAkkS, which is currently being processed there.
While we wait for the new certificate to be processed and approved, we would be delighted to continue calibrating your devices to the highest quality standards.