ProCal's 'File Menu' is the start point for the following functions:
Calibrate An Instrument
ProCal will search the database for the instrument from either the ID number, serial no, or job number (if booked in by ProCal Track: How To Book In An Instrument That Is New To The Laboratory).
This allows instrument information to be recalled from the database. When a new instrument unknown to the database is entered ProCal will display a message box and ask if you wish to create this as a new instrument. ProCal will then add the instrument details to the data base as you enter them, saving them in the database so they only need to be entered once. In the future ProCal will recognise this instrument.
Instrument Calibration Priority Lists
Displays a list of instruments to be calibrated ordered by the number of days left to calibrate (only available if the instruments have been booked in with ProCal track). This helps organize the workload within the laboratory.
Search For a Procedure
Allows the calibration procedure to be selected first before entering instrument details. This may be useful for an ad-hock calibration or for checking to see if a calibration procedure exists.
Repair An Instrument
Repair an instrument allows you to add parts, comments etc to an instrument without running it through a calibration.
Recall a Certificate
Enter the certificate number to recall either the before or after adjustment results. Using this allows mistakes on certificates to be corrected, e.g. comments, instruments details, even measurements can be remade. This is a very powerful function of ProCal and can save a great deal of time, avoiding having to completely re-run a calibration. To avoid misuse of this function it must first be enabled in ProSet – ProCal ‘options’.
Print Test Summary
Prints a results summary type sheet showing only basic instrument details and readings taken against % of spec. Very useful to show faulty ranges etc when passed on to a different engineer or department for repair, or to show the user the problem ranges. This option can only be accessed during a calibration run
Print Job Information
Prints job sheet, which contains the instruments, details, the customer details etc. This option can only be accessed during a calibration run
Save & Exit Calibration
Goes straight to the certificate save screen. Results are saved and can be recalled using the 'Recall a Certificate' function. This option can only be accessed during a calibration run
Check Instrument Traceability
Checks the reference instrument database for incomplete traceability information or instruments which are past their calibration date.
Import Legacy Contacts
Allows import of legacy contacts from a previous ProCal V5 (or older) system. Only required if ProCal-Track was not used previously.