Olympus opens new calibration centre in Perth


Olympus has announced that it has opened a new, purpose-built calibration centre in Perth to meet increasing demand from industrial customers for local service and support.

“The key focus of the centre is to service the local WA market by reducing the time involved in calibrating equipment. The turnaround times can be quite tight but by saving the transit time and associated costs involved with sending equipment to the Melbourne facility, we can better serve the local market,” said Colm Kinsella, senior sales specialist, Olympus.

Assisting customers in a broad range of industries, including mining, infrastructure, oil and gas, aviation and defence, the calibration centre in Perth delivers increased capacity and helps to reduce turnaround times.

Olympus manufactures and distributes product solutions for remote visual inspection (RVI) and non-destructive testing (NDT). The company’s leading testing technologies include RVI, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, optical metrology, eddy current, eddy current array, portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and diffraction (XRD).

While calibration is required for most testing equipment, it can be disruptive to operations. Consequently, Olympus has made substantial investments in their processes to reduce turnaround times.

“We’re investing in infrastructure and staff to support the local market and help our customers get the most out of their Olympus assets,” said Kinsella.

Olympus instruments combine novel technologies with advanced features for applications ranging from weld inspection to detecting hidden cracks, voids, porosity, and other internal irregularities in metals, composites, plastics and ceramics.