Cirris has achieved certain certifications to elevate practices that will help ensure the continued high quality and reliability of Cirris products. Our improvement initiatives prompted us to take this important step toward further meeting the needs of our customers. As always, our overall mission remains to provide the best ownership experience for all our valued customers.
Cirris is compliant with ISO 9001 and AS9100D quality management certifications. We follow the strict guidelines of these standards to ensure the highest standards of service, hold upper management accountable, consider risk when implementing strategies, improve cleanliness through inspections and accountability, and promote safety such as ESD prevention and FOD control.
Cirris has strived to remain compliant with standards related to our products. Compliance with these standards means we can work with customers to help keep their testers running smoothly.
Z540 – Calibration
Cirris Systems is in compliance with both the MIL-STD-45662A and Z540-1 standards. While Cirris systems is not a calibration laboratory, we are the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and have the rights, responsibility, and authority to calibrate our own manufactured test equipment. An OEM is not required to be certified as a calibration laboratory. All certificates of calibration issued by Cirris reflect this calibration status. Cirris’ quality procedures, including calibration, are continually reviewed by both internal Cirris auditors and the external auditors representing Intertek.
NIST – Traceability
When the NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) confirms the accuracy of a test instrument’s ability to measure a given unit, an NIST number is assigned to that instrument for that unit of measure. NIST numbers are sometimes displayed on calibration certificates to demonstrate some evidence of NIST traceability. In recent years some calibration laboratories have discontinued displaying NIST numbers on calibration certificates in order to reduce calibration costs.
At this time Cirris does not receive NIST numbers on certificates for instruments used in calibration, and therefore cannot provide NIST numbers on calibration certificates for Cirris test equipment. Please note there is nothing in MIL-STD-45662A, Z540-1 or ISO 10012-1 that requires NIST numbers be maintained for each successive calibration to demonstrate traceability.
Cirris follows the guidance in ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994, paragraph 10.2(b). Any standard used to calibrate a tester must have at least four times more accuracy than the measurement specs of the Cirris tester being verified. Cirris’ Performance Check Kits are manufactured and verified to meet or exceed this 4:1 ratio requirement.