Santa Clara, California
Occasional Travel Required
Requisition #: 2057187
As the world’s premier measurement company, Keysight Technologies offers industry leading solutions used in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and materials science. Worldwide Customer Service & Support (WCSS) is responsible for ensuring Keysight’s customers have the highest measurement confidence in their Test & Measurement (T&M) products from acquisition through disposition. WCSS supports the entire Electronic Measurement product range from factory locations, worldwide service center operations, and customer sites. WCSS has a presence in over 40 countries worldwide supported by engineering resources in Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States.
WCSS Engineering is responsible for service technologies and automated test solutions that enable worldwide Customer Service Engineers to efficiently repair, calibrate, optimize, and deliver other value added services. Service technologies and automation include automated calibration test systems, diagnostic reasoning engines, advanced measurement algorithms, mobile test labs, remote support technologies, and knowledge databases. WCSS Engineering solutions enable Customer Service Engineers to efficiently provide best in class services on any T&M products anywhere in the world.
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FORUMESURE – Exhibition on Measurement and Quality
Hosted by the African Committee on Metrology (CAFMET)
May 19-21, 2015
Register now to FORUMESURE! The visit of the exhibition and lectures / workshops given by the exhibitors are free!
The African Committee of Metrology (CAFMET) organizes FORUMESURE, new annual trade show, for companies and institutions to exhibit their know-how, new products and services to many Algerians and international visitors.
- analysis, testing and calibration laboratories
- universities and research laboratories
- government agencies
- suppliers of measurement equipment
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International Conference of Industrial Dimensional Metrology
March 17-18, 2015
Bilbao, Spain – Palacio de Congresos Euskalduna
There is only one moment a year where the international industrial dimensional metrology professionals meet; at METROMEET. For your company a perfect chance to be part of this unique event.
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by Michael Schwartz
Many calibration labs are starting to calibrate power sensors or looking to increase their capabilities and frequency range. In this Metrology 101 we are hoping to help some calibration labs improve their measurement technique and hopefully accuracy and quality of their power sensor calibration product.
This test methodology has been used by many labs for several years.
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by Henry Zumbrun
Differing opinions are found within the ASTM E28 sub-committee regarding the proper treatment of the trailing zero following the removal of an applied force. The ASTM E28 committee is responsible for the ASTM E74 standard, which is the generally accepted standard for calibration of force-measuring instrumentation in the United States.
Prior to the existence of ASTM E74, there was a split-out sub-set from E4 that hardly resembled what is currently found in ASTM E74. The ASTM E74 standard was published in 1974, and the current revision is ASTM E74-13a.
The current standard allows for two different methods—Method A and Method B—for the treatment of the ending zero. Method A defines the deflection calculation as the difference between the deflection at an applied force and the initial deflection at zero force. Method B defines deflection as the difference between the deflection at an applied force and a zero value derived from either an average zero (if the loading sequence is zero, load, zero) or an interpolated zero (if a series of forces are applied before return to zero force).
Continue reading Analyzing the Effects of Reducing the Ending Zero Versus Ignoring the Trailing Zero on Measuring Instruments Used for Force Calibration
by Kenneth Parson
There is an old saying, “Say what you do” and “Do what you say. This saying is the essence of the whole matter of laboratory management, operation and accreditation. I always like to emphasis this statement because it really sums up what needs to be done to operate a laboratory in a most consistent and efficient way.
This article addresses Documentation and Document Control. It covers the work that must be done to organize, prepare and implement an effective documentation system that addresses the “says what you do” part of the saying. I hope you will find the following information to be helpful as you look over your document system and consider what might be done to make improvements.
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by Bart Caswell
In 2013 and 2014, the U.S. Army Primary Standards Laboratory piloted a six-laboratory intercomparison (ILC) of phase noise measurements using a Fluke 9640A-LPN signal generator as the test article. The article was tested at 0.5 GHz, 1 GHz, and 4 GHz at offset frequencies of 10 Hz, 100 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz, 100 kHz, 1 MHz, and 10 MHz. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provided the phase noise measurements to which the measurements of the other participating laboratories were compared. The only issue encountered during the ILC was a small spur at 1 GHz and 10 MHz offset. Since it only affected one lab and the spur’s effect was known, it was still included in the results. Only one laboratory had one averaged reading with a normalized error greater than one.
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ISA and Beamex to co-host web seminar on how to calibrate pressure instruments
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (11 September 2014) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Premier Strategic Partner for calibration, Beamex, will co-host a free web seminar on 2 October 2014 that will discuss the fundamentals of pressure instrumentation as well as some of the appropriate methods for calibration.
The web seminar, which will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, will feature three instrumentation experts: Roy Tomalino, Calibration Engineer at Beamex; Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex; and Hunter Vegas, Project Engineering Manager at Wunderlich-Malec.
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Hosted by IICT, this 2-day training offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Approximately 75% of the workshop involves “Hands-on” calibration, repair and adjustments of micrometers, calipers, indicators height gages, etc. Course also covers NIST Traceability, Certificates of Conformance, Gage Management, Standards, etc. Each student is encouraged to participate in actual calibrations and repairs using IICT equipment.
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Santa Rosa, California
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Keysight Technologies has been unlocking electronic measurement insights for 75 years. No other company offers our depth and breadth of measurement tools and expertise. Our singular focus helps scientists and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. With our help, they are better able to deliver the breakthroughs that make a measurable difference in the world.
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Live Web Seminars on Calibration and Metrology
Real-world expertise and practical tips about electrical, flow, pressure, RF and temperature calibration. New web seminars are scheduled monthly. If you would like to be the first to know about new topics, sign up for Fluke Calibration web seminar alerts. If you can’t find the topic you are looking for, we may have already covered it. View our list of 50+ on-demand web seminars to find out.
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29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering
Sunday-Friday, November 9-14, 2014
The Westin Boston Waterfront
REGISTER for the ASPE Annual Meeting early. Receive the early-bird discount if you register on or before October 10, 2014. The full conference fee covers the technical and poster sessions, the commercial sessions and exhibition, daily lunches, a welcome reception, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Dinner, refreshment breaks, hospitality hours and ASPE membership for 2015. Separate fees apply for tutorials and tours.
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Oct 1, 2014
Arlington Heights, IL
Accurate measurements are crucial in the technical process of vibration testing, but more recent methods place a focus not only on the mathematical aspects, but practical application. Gain insight on how to develop and execute a well-structured testing program, as the Training Center at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) presents Modern Practices in Intermediate Vibration Testing, October 1, 2014.
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2nd IEEE International Workshop on
Metrology for Aerospace
Benevento, Italy, June 4 – 5, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
Following the success of the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace 2014), it was considered convenient to promote a second edition of this event, which aims at reinforcing and supporting the collaborations among people working in developing instrumentation and measurement methods for aerospace.
This new edition will complete the state of the art and practice started last year. Attention is paid, but not limited to, new technology for metrology-assisted production in aerospace industry, aircraft component measurement, sensors and associated signal conditioning for aerospace, and calibration methods for electronic test and measurement for aerospace.
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9th International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement
April 14-17, 2015
Key Bridge Marriott – Washington DC
The latest updates and a wide variety of research and technology topics associated with fluid flow measurement will be presented at the 9th International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement (ISFFM) from April 14-17, 2015. Professionals in fluid flow measurement from industrial research laboratories, universities, government laboratories, and industrial field study teams from all over the world will present their latest results in more than 50 technical presentations in two parallel sessions.
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