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The longer I’m in this business the more I understand the need for quality and maintaining our laboratory’s equipment maintenance and calibration records. Let’s take a look how this can dramatically affect the business of a construction materials operation and their bottom line. I’ll use the example of a laboratory that uses a dynamic shear

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2015 has been a year of progress and updates that have been the result of user feedback and input from the AMRL assessment team. Summary v1.6.6 – July Equipment Inventory – We added new category tabs, in/out of service view and document details. Procedure history service records are now stored, primary lab manager can now

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We are coming up on the end of the year and we are looking ahead with a new software release for the R18LabQMS® application. We are excited to announce the release of this new update and believe that it’s new features will highly benefit the overall application experience. Here’s a video of the v1.7 updates

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More and more laboratories using R18LabQMS are having great experiences with their onsite assessments. One recent comment from a newly accredited laboratory that established their QMS from scratch was from the assessor. They commented on the ease of access before and during the assessment with everything completed that resulted in no non-conformities. Our recent on-site

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Q&As: WebEx, e-mails and calls When your laboratory becomes a user of R18LabQMS it comes with access to the management team that includes e-mail and phone consulting, and WebEx online conference overviews as necessary. Additionally, there is a knowledge base that can be accessed once you are in the application by going to the upper

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Today @ noon, we’re releasing a version update on the application, v1.6.6. Here is what’s included: Laboratory Inventory – New tabs for the equipment inventory table that sort equipment based on equipment testing categories. – In and out-of-service is now separated within the inventory list. To view equipment in or out-of-service simply click on the

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We have just finished work on our latest version update. Here are some of the details outlining the changes you will see in this version: Quality Manual -Section 5.4.2 now includes Active and Inactive Users -Fixed title when editing sections Manage Lab -To help us provide you with better technical support, you will be able

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The best way The best way to keep your Quality Manual updated is to schedule a small portion of your time and review the recurring items each month, once this area is completed, most changes will be few and far between. The biggest challenge with most labs is keeping up with their cal/check/standards and maintenance

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Managing equipment in a laboratory’s quality management system is an integral part of maintaining overall quality and test results. So let’s review how to add equipment into your inventory and set up a maintenance and a cal/check/standard schedule in the R18LabQMS application. When adding equipment into your quality manual go to manage lab/view inventory. Here,

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Toward the end of 2014, we decided on running through several updates and upgrades to the application. These updates were broken into four stages or versions, with most of the enhancements coming from user input, as well as some from the R18LabQMS® team. On Friday, January 9th during our scheduled maintenance, we moved the last

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