Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:30 AM EDT
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM EDT

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About the Speaker:

Pat Walter 2x2 RGB  

Dr. Patrick Walter 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 and laboratory test activities.


Salvatore's Italian Gardens & The Delavan Hotel
6461 Transit Road
Buffalo, NY 14043

Click here to book with Hotel Group Code: PCB2019
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Alyson Grande 
PCB Piezotronics, Inc. 
716-684-0001 ext 2628 
PCB Piezotronics Training

Successful Measurement of Dynamic Force, Pressure and Acceleration

May 21-23 in Buffalo, NY

A short course for test personnel and their managers; design and analysis staff who use test measurements for model, component, and full-scale system verification; and more generally anyone whose work depends on the output from force, pressure, and acceleration measuring systems to support either test and analysis or control applications.
This training has established a 16 year history of acclaim both nationally and internationally.  Assessing the past 5 year statistics, each class has been 100% filled with 50 attendees per class.  These attendees have represented 130+ companies and government agencies.  Attendee surveys have rated the class with an overall grade of 3.8, with 4.0 being the highest achievable.  Typically held in Buffalo, NY, Dr. Patrick Walter has drawn over 1000 attendees from all over the world including Germany, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa, Singapore, Norway, Israel, and Canada.   

At this training, participants will learn to:

  • Understand the physics and operating characteristics of dynamic force, pressure (including acoustics), and acceleration transducers and constraints associated with their use
  • Interface transducers effectively with intended test environments
  • Condition transducers signals to maintain their fidelity through selection of appropriate cabling, amplifiers, analog filters, sampling rates, DAQs, etc.
  • Document extraneous measurands (e.g. strain, temperature, ionizations 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
  • Perform sensor and system calibration, data analysis, and data utilizations
  • Perform "back of the envelope" checks to assure the bandwidth of the recording system did not impose constraints on the recorded data
  • Application issues associated with static load, torque, and pressure transducer applications can also be raised during the training

The training will also include in-house demonstrations by PCB staff of sensor component manufacturing, as well as sensor assembly, testing, and calibration.

The registration fee is $1250 per person.  This fee covers training materials, all meals, and local (Buffalo) transportation.  Please carry proof of citizenship with you to the training.

The Delavan Hotel is attached to our training room at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.  A block of discounted rooms have been reserved at $99/night for attendees staying at The Delavan Hotel.  Please CLICK HERE and under Special Codes, enter Group Code: PCB2019.  You may also make reservations by phone (716) 635-9000.  Please mention Group Code: PCB2019 to receive your room discount.  We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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