PCB Piezotronics (PCB®), a global leader in the design and manufacture of piezoelectric, piezoresistive, dynamic, capacitive and strain gage sensors for aerospace & defense, automotive, industrial, R&D, and test & measurement, has officially announced 2008 dates for its annual three-day seminar, “Successful Measurement of Dynamic Force, Pressure and Acceleration”, facilitated by Dr. Pat Walter. The event will be held May 20-22 2008, near PCB® corporate headquarters in Buffalo, New York.
At this seminar, participants will learn to:
– Understand physics and operating characteristics of dynamic force, pressure, and acceleration transducers and constraints associated with their use;
– Interface transducers effectively within intended test environments;
– Condition transducer signals to maintain fidelity through selection of appropriate cabling, amplifiers, analog filters, sampling rates, DAQs, etc.;
– Document extraneous measurands (strain, temperature, ionization products of a detonation, magnetic fields, etc.) that superpose as noise on the desired transducer response;
– Apply corrective action for elimination of these noise levels;
– Validate that final, recorded signals contain only desired (force, pressure, or acceleration) data;
– Perform “back of the envelope” checks to ensure bandwidth of the recording system did not impose constraints on recorded data; and perform sensor and system calibration, data analysis, and data utilization.
The seminar will include in-house demonstrations by PCB® staff of sensor component manufacturing, as well as assembly, testing, and calibration. This three-day program is geared toward senior technicians, test engineers, engineering analysts, and test facility managers whose work depends on acquiring valid data. The seminar will begin Tuesday, May 19th at 8:00 a.m., and will conclude Thursday, May 22nd at 5:00 p.m. The cost is $595.00 USD per person, payable via MasterCard, Visa, company purchase order, or personal check, and includes seminar materials, meals and entertainment. Class size is limited to the first 40 paid registrants. To reserve your space, contact PCB® via email at [email protected] For additional information, please visit www.pcb.com/events.