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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:30 AM EDT
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT

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Alyson Grande 
PCB Piezotronics, Inc. 
866-816-8892 ext 2628 

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About the Speaker:       Dr. Patrick Walter, Professor, Texas Christian University (TCU), will serve as the training facilitator.  Dr. Walter was employed for 30 years at Sandia National Laboratories, with the majority of his tenure spent managing flight, field, and laboratory test activities.


Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport 
4600 Genesee Street
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 634-6969

Successful Measurement of Dynamic Force, Pressure and Acceleration

PCB Piezotronics offers annual training near corporate headquarters in Buffalo, NY.  The short course, taught by Dr. Patrick Walter, will be held at Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport on May 16-18, 2017.

At this training, participants will learn to:
  • Understand the physics and operating characteristics of dynamic force, pressure (including acoustic), and acceleration transducers and constraints associated with their use
  • Interface transducers effectively with intended test environments
  • Condition transducer signals to maintain their fidelity through selection of appropriate cabling, amplifiers, analog filters, sampling rates, DAQs, etc.
  • Document extraneous measurands (e.g., strain, temperature, ionization products of a detonation, magnetic fields) 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 the desired (force, pressure, or acceleration) data
  • The training will also include in-house demonstrations by PCB staff of sensor component manufacturing, as well as sensor assembly, testing and calibration
  • Perform sensor and system calibration, data analysis and data utilization
  • Application issues associated with static load, torque, and pressure transducer applications can also be raised during the seminar.

The cost is $1200 per person.  This fee covers training materials, all meals and local Buffalo transportation.  Please remember to carry proof of citizenship with you to the training. 

Discounted rooms have been reserved for $91.00/night for all attendees staying at Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport.  Should you desire lodging, please contact the hotel (716) 634-6969.  Please mention you are attending PCB training to receive your discount.  Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to seeing you in Buffalo soon! 

Alyson Grande

PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

(866) 816-8892 ext 2628