Quality control and testing labs, often referred to as QC labs, are specialized facilities or departments within organizations that play a crucial role in ensuring the quality, safety, and compliance of products and processes. These labs are commonly found in industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food production, electronics, automotive, and more.
Depending on specific features and functions, GAO Tek’s infrared thermometers and cameras are sometimes referred as Thermal imaging cameras, IR thermometers, Pyrometers, Thermal guns, Infrared heat guns, Infrared imaging devices, Thermal scanners, IR imaging systems.
GAO Tek’s infrared thermometers and cameras have the following applications in quality control and testing labs:
- Non-contact temperature measurement: GAO’s infrared thermometers are commonly used to measure the surface temperature of objects without physical contact. This is particularly useful for verifying the temperature of materials, equipment, or products during various stages of manufacturing and testing processes. For example, in the food industry, they ensure that products are cooked or cooled to the correct temperatures.
- Thermal monitoring of machinery: GAO’s infrared cameras can be used to monitor the operating temperatures of machinery and equipment in real-time. Abnormal temperature variations can indicate potential issues such as overheating, wear and tear, or malfunction, allowing for proactive maintenance and reducing downtime.
- Electronics testing: GAO’s infrared thermometers and cameras are used to detect hotspots in electronic components, circuit boards, and power supplies. These devices help identify potential failures and ensure the quality and safety of electronic products.
- Quality assurance in manufacturing: GAO’s infrared thermometers and cameras can be used to ensure that products are produced within specified temperature ranges. This is critical in industries like plastics, metals, and ceramics, where temperature control is essential for quality control.
- Building material inspection: GAO’s quality control labs in construction and building industries use thermal imaging cameras to inspect building materials for defects, moisture intrusion, and insulation effectiveness. This helps identify structural issues and energy efficiency problems.
- Chemical and pharmaceutical testing: In chemical and pharmaceutical labs, these devices are used to monitor and control reaction temperatures, ensuring that chemical processes occur within specified parameters. They are also used to verify the temperature of storage and transportation conditions for sensitive materials.
- Environmental monitoring: In environmental testing labs, thermal imaging cameras can be used to monitor and assess temperature variations in natural ecosystems, water bodies, and urban areas. This data is valuable for environmental research and conservation efforts.
- Energy audits: In energy testing labs, thermal imaging cameras are used for energy audits of buildings and industrial facilities. They help identify heat loss or energy inefficiencies, allowing for targeted improvements to reduce energy consumption.
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Complying with Quality Control and Testing Labs Standards
GAO Tek’s infrared thermometers and cameras comply or help our clients comply with the quality control and testing labs standards such as:
- ASTM E1934-20
- ISO 6781
- ISO 80601-2-59
- NFPA 70E
- UL 3111-1
Complying with Government Regulations
GAO Tek’s infrared thermometers and cameras comply or help our customers comply with the U.S. government regulations such as:
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Department of Defense (DoD)
GAO Tek’s infrared thermometers and cameras comply or help our customers comply with the Canadian government regulations such as:
- Health Canada
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
GAO Tek’s infrared thermometers and cameras comply or help our customers comply with the Mexican government regulations such as:
- Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS)
- Federal Law of Metrology and Standardization (LFMN)
- National Institute of Nuclear Research (ININ)
- Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI)
- Secretariat of Economy (SE)
GAO Tek’s infrared thermometers and cameras comply or help our customers comply with the European government regulations such as:
- European Medicines Agency (EMA)
- European Union Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR)
- European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
- International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
- European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
- European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
Case Studies of Infrared Thermometers and Cameras in Quality Control and Testing Labs
Infrared thermometers and cameras are sometimes called as Thermal imaging cameras, IR thermometers, Pyrometers, Thermal guns, Infrared heat guns, Infrared imaging devices, Thermal scanners, IR imaging systems.
Here are some practical examples of using Infrared thermometers and cameras in quality control and testing labs:
Case studies in pharmaceutical QC labs in the Northeast Region might focus on the use of infrared thermometers and cameras for monitoring and ensuring the quality of pharmaceutical products, particularly in the context of temperature-sensitive materials.
Case studies in food and beverage quality control labs may highlight the use of infrared thermometers and cameras to monitor the temperature of ingredients, processing equipment, and storage facilities, ensuring food safety and quality.
Case studies in electronics manufacturing QC labs may demonstrate how infrared cameras are employed to inspect and detect thermal anomalies in electronic components and circuit boards.
Some case studies might focus on energy efficiency audits in commercial and industrial buildings, where thermal imaging cameras are used to identify areas of heat loss or inefficiency.
Case studies could explore the use of infrared thermography to detect defects, stress, or temperature variations in materials, such as metals, plastics, and composites, in manufacturing and materials testing labs.
Case studies may showcase how thermal imaging cameras are used in construction quality control to identify structural issues, moisture intrusion, and insulation problems in buildings in the Northeast Region.
Explore how pharmaceutical QC labs in the Northeast Region of Canada use infrared thermometers and cameras to maintain product quality and safety by monitoring temperature-sensitive processes and materials.
Look for case studies in the food and beverage sector showcasing the use of infrared thermometers and cameras for quality control, especially in applications related to temperature monitoring, food safety, and production processes.
Reach out to regulatory agencies in Mexico that oversee quality control and testing labs, as they may have information on case studies or research related to the use of infrared thermometers and cameras in the region.
Industry associations related to the specific sectors using these devices may have case studies or publications on their websites. Reach out to these organizations or explore their websites for relevant resources.
GAO RFID Inc. RFID Hardware a sister company of GAO Tek Inc., is ranked as a top 10 RFID suppliers in the world. Its RFID, BLE, and IoT products have also been widely used in the quality control and testing labs.
Use of Infrared Thermometers and Cameras with Leading Software and Cloud Services in Quality Control and Testing Labs
GAO Tek has used or has facilitated its customers to use infrared thermometers and cameras with some of the leading software and cloud services in their applications. Examples of such leading software and cloud services include:
- Thermal Imaging Analysis Software
- Data Logging and Recording Software
- Reporting and Documentation Software
- Thermal Imaging Analysis Software
- Temperature Measurement and Analysis Software
- Image Processing and Enhancement Software
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
- Data Analytics Services
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Meeting Customers’ Demands
Large Choice of Products
In order to satisfy the diversified needs of their corporate customers, GAO Tek Inc. and its sister company GAO RFID Inc. together offer a wide choice of testing and measurement devices, network products, RFID, BLE, IoT, and drones.
To shorten the delivery to our customers, GAO has maintained a large stock of its products and is able to ship overnight within continental U.S. and Canada, and fast delivery to Mexico and Europe from the nearest warehouse.
Local to Our Customers
We are located in both the U.S. and Canada. We travel to customers’ premises if necessary. Hence, we provide a very strong local support to our customers in North America, particularly the U.S., Canada and Mexico and Europe. Furthermore, we have built partnerships with some integrators, consulting firms and other service providers in different cities to further strengthen our services. Here are some of the service providers in quality control and testing labs we have worked with to serve our joint customers:
- IBM Global Business Services
- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
- HCL Technologies
- DXC Technology