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Measurement Systems Analysis (Advanced Calibration including Gauge R&R)

Date Venue Days Price
26 Nov 2015Dublin1€ 395EnquireBook

Measurement System Analysis 

(Advanced Calibration including Gauge R&R)

One Day Training Course 



The calibration process, which is usually well operated in most organizations, does not provide all of the information required as to the health of the measurement process.  The calibration activity, crucially, does not provide information on the variability in the measurement system. It is essential to know whether the variability of the measuring process is acceptable when compared to the underlying process variability.  This information is provided through a Gauge R&R study.  On this training course participants will learn how to use both the ANOVA and the Average and Range method.  



Learning Outcomes


 On successful completion of this training course, delegates should be able to:

  • Design, plan, and undertake gauge R&R studies using Minitab software using ANOVA and the Average and Range method.
  • Compare statistics from the gauge R&R study against internationally accepted guidelines, and draw conclusions about the acceptability or unacceptability of the instrument under study
  • Demonstrate understanding of Measurement Systems terminology including bias, linearity, stability, repeatability, reproducibility



Who Should Attend


  • Staff from organisations registered to the ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 standards
  • Process engineers and technicians
  • Quality engineers and technicians
  • Quality control and quality assurance staff
  • Staff involved in specifying and selecting measuring instruments and measurement systems.
  • Staff involved in calibration
  • Production management



Course Programme


  • Explanation of Measurement System terminology; bias, repeatability, reproducibility, stability, linearity, resolution, discrimination.
  • Carrying out a R&R (Repeatability and Reproducibility) study. Detailed step-by- step explanation of how to set up and undertake the study. Classroom exercise calculating and analysing the results of a R&R study using both the ANOVA and the Average and Range method. Plotting the results on the average and range chart to distinguish differences between the operators using the measuring instrument. Comparing the R&R to the process variation and to the specification limits. Explanation of the general rules of acceptability for R&R in a measuring system.
  • How to improve the performance of the measurement system when the R&R is excessive.
  • Destructive Gauge R&R – calculation of the gauge R&R when the parts are destroyed during testing – differences between destructive and standard gauge R&R outcomes – the limitations of a destructive gauge R&R
  • Demonstration of Minitab computer software used for analysing R&R studies and for measurement system analysis in general.





Minitab software will be demonstrated as part of the training so if delegates are in a position to bring along a laptop with Minitab 16 or Minitab 17 pre-loaded (free 30 day trial of Minitab 17 available on www.minitab.com) they can utilise this during the training.  If delegates don’t have a laptop, they will still benefit greatly from the programme.



Course Tutor                        Albert Plant


Albert is a chartered engineer (FIEI) and he has a B.Sc. degree in statistics.  He had more than 15 years’ experience providing training and consulting on Gauge R&R.


He provides training and consultancy across all manufacturing industries, in particular the automotive, medical devices, and pharma industries.


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Course Times                        9.00am - 5.00pm

Public Course Cost               €395 (includes course documentation, lunch and refreshments)

In-House Courses               
For In-House courses the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual, which explains the terminology and methodology of measurement system analysis.  The manual includes details of how to conduct a R&R (Repeatability and Reproducibility) study, with a worked example, and these detailed instructions could serve as the basis of a procedure for In-House use.


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