Meetings & Conferences

Quality Expo, February 11-12, Anaheim, California
2015 Measurement Science Conference (MSC), March 18-20, Anaheim, California
A2LA 2015 Technical Forum, March 20-22, Baltimore, Maryland
SENSOR+TEST, 19-21 May 2015, Nürnberg, Germany

January Webinars – Fluke Calibration

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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Aug 30-Sep 4 IMEKO XXI World Congress – Prague, Czech Rep.

The XXI IMEKO World Congress will be held in Prague, the Czech Republic, from August 30, till September 4, 2015. Contributions are invited for presentation on subjects within the topics of the Congress.

World Congress IMEKO is returning to Prague after twenty-eight years. World Congress IMEKO represents the summit of leading researchers and practitioners who deal with measurement technology in various fields. The motto of the XXI Congress is therefore “Measurement in Research and Industry”.

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Metrology 101: Basic Torque Calibration

by Jerry Eldred

The need for accurate torque measurement spans technologies and industries from missions to Mars, to installing lug nuts on your old pickup truck. When torque is correct, it makes us safer, and helps equipment operate properly. When it is not correct, however, bolts can snap, wheels can fall off, gaskets can burst and many dangerous things can happen. A recent survey of automotive service managers found that 23% of all auto service problems could be traced to incorrect torque.

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Wide Band Microwave Noise Measurement System

by Murat Celep

In the wide band radiometer, it is necessary to use more than one low noise amplifier (LNA) because of their narrow band characteristic. The change in the gain of the LNAs with different frequency ranges was kept at minimum value by continuously terminating the LNAs’ ports with a load whose impedance is equal to impedance of match load. Thus, in order to perform the noise measurements of solid state microwave noise sources between 50 MHz and 26.5 GHz frequency range at a time, a wide band radiometer was established. The calculated ENR uncertainties for measurements done by the radiometer are lower than 0.34 dB (k=2).

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Accelerate TDR Measurements with Electronic Calibration

by John Dorighi and Rob Sleigh

An important consideration for improving the accuracy of time domain reflectometer (TDR) measurements is user calibration. A TDR user calibration is performed to correct for systematic instrument errors along with removing losses and reflections from cables, fixtures, and adapters. The measured system response is compared to the known response of a standard to determine the appropriate correction. Calibration ensures the most accurate measurements of a device under test (DUT). Traditionally, TDR calibration is performed by connecting a mechanical short and load at the measurement reference plane. Calibration using mechanical standards can be time consuming and error prone as channel count increases.

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Calibrating a UUT on a Remote Computer Using Fluke MET/CAL®

by Michael Schwartz

Current and next generation test equipment will be modular and tightly coupled with a computer’s operating system. Calibration labs have to be highly dynamic supporting all the measurement test systems turned in for calibration. This presents challenges for automation, but technologies can be designed to work together. This paper will show how a Fluke MET/CAL® procedure can be written integrating Metrology.NET® tools to remotely calibrate a UUT connected to a remote computer on a completely different operating system. To do so, we will first cover the basic design patterns of remote computing, show how we create the command interface for a non-message based instrument, then how to remotely communicate with the instrument.

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Sep 29-Oct 1 Quality Expo & Conference – Chicago, IL

In collaboration with ASQ and taking place alongside Quality Expo – the Quality Conference will provide cross-industry professionals with solutions to tackle the most costly quality issues throughout the entire product development process.

With two-tracks each day, you can tailor your agenda to attend topics most relevant to you.

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Mar 16-20, 2015 Assessment of Laboratory Competence – Baltimore MD

March 16-20, 2015
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
Baltimore, MD

This course is a comprehensive look at the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements and a detailed approach to the assessment of a laboratory’s competence. The course is applicable to all testing and calibration laboratories and it provides an understandable explanation of the international laboratory standard and how it should be applied and implemented. In this course, you will receive a detailed review of the A2LA accreditation process and you will also gain critical insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this international laboratory standard.

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Open Position: Account Supervisor – Allentown, PA

Company

SIMCO Electronics is the largest independent provider of global calibration, repair, and software solutions, supporting customers worldwide. With corporate headquarters located in the heart of Silicon Valley (near San Francisco, California, USA) our worldwide network of laboratories and international field service teams provide localized support to our customers.

Position Overview

The Account Supervisor (AS) is a sales position responsible for (a) managing and renewing current relationships with clients, and, (b) prospecting and winning new business. The Account Supervisor’s primary responsibility is to ensure account retention and customer satisfaction through regular communication with current customer(s).

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Jun 10-12 GAS2015 – Rotterdam, Netherlands

GAS2015, The international meeting point in the field of analysis of gases

The 8th International Gas Analysis Symposium & Exhibition (GAS2015) will take place at Beurs-WTC Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from 10 to 12 June 2015. The GAS events are a unique meeting point for international experts and companies from about 40 countries worldwide in the field of analysis of gases.

Topics in the parallel sessions are Natural gas & biogas; Metrology, standardization and certification; Analytical applications; Health, safety and the environment. So, there is something for everyone.

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Sep 21-24 The 2015 International Congress of Metrology – Paris, France

The next International Congress of Metrology, CIM 2015, will be held from September 21 to 24, 2015 in Paris (France) in conjunction with the Enova show. Call for Papers is opened until December 15th, 2014.

To communicate and expand your network during the CIM 2015 … just visit www.metrologie2015.com

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Wanted: Calibration Technician – Minneapolis, MN

Medtronic, Inc.

As the world’s leading medical technology company, we provide lifelong solutions to people with chronic disease. We also are dedicated to the total well-being of our employees and have been recognized as a Fortune “Best 100 Companies to Work For in America.” Work with the kind of people who not only love what they do, but why they do it.

We are looking for self-motivated technicians who will provide calibration, troubleshooting, and repairs for test and measurement equipment in both manufacturing and research environments. Other duties include creating calibration procedures, selecting test and measurement equipment, and entering documentation into computer systems.

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December Webinars – Fluke Calibration

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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Dec 9-11 Cal Lab Management; Beyond 17025 Training – Los Angeles CA

Does your lab manager have formal management training or experience? This course is designed for new lab managers or managers who would like a refresher or different perspective.

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Dec 4-5 Gage Calibration Systems & Methods – Chicago IL

The Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology provides training and metrology seminars on topics ranging from basic principles of metrology to advanced QC studies. We are the premier educational facility within the quality field. Our seminars are led by experienced, industry-leading professionals at locations across the US. You can even arrange for a seminar to be held at your own facility. All courses are approved for CEU credits (Continued Education Units) and include a certificate of attendance.

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