Toronto 905 362-1395 - Ottawa 613 226-7920 - Dartmouth 902 468-3344 - Montreal 450 510-1113 - Edmonton 780 440-1933 - Calgary 403 250-9811 - Vancouver 604 275-0600

About admin_pylon

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far admin_pylon has created 16 blog entries.

Importance of Calibration Series: History of Horsepower

2019-10-18T18:18:58+01:00September 11, 2019|Uncategorized|

Most of us take calibration and standardized measurements for granted, not even thinking about the chaos that would ensue without it. However, the impact of unstandardized measurements would make life extremely difficult. Imagine trying to follow plans to build a deck on your house without predefined measurements like feet, inches, metres, or centimetres. A skilled [...]

Pylon Electronics Becomes Largest Independent Canadian-Owned Calibration Company

2019-10-18T18:15:21+01:00June 21, 2019|Uncategorized|

We are excited to announce that Pylon Electronics has become the largest Independent Canadian owned calibration company with the acquisition of Wescan Calibration Services and JEM Precision.  Wescan has laboratories in Vancouver and Calgary, and JEM, located in Edmonton, is well established and respected calibration service providers with ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.  This acquisition allows us [...]

Bathroom Scale Accuracy & Calibration: It’s all about balance

2019-10-18T18:11:50+01:00May 1, 2019|Uncategorized|

Ever doubt the accuracy of your bathroom scale? If the scale hasn’t moved after a week of dieting and exercising, could it be wrong? When we work hard at trying to lose weight, we want results. When the scale doesn’t reflect our efforts, it’s only natural to think that it’s broken and it’s time for [...]

What Is The Recommended Calibration Cycle?

2019-10-18T18:07:26+01:00April 12, 2019|Uncategorized|

A common question in the calibration industry is, “How often should our instruments be calibrated according to industry quality standards?” The problem is that quality standards do not specify the calibration period of specific equipment because there are just too many factors involved for any qualification body to determine a set cycle. Therefore, companies are [...]

Understanding the calibration data….what do the numbers mean?

2019-10-18T18:05:43+01:00June 13, 2018|Uncategorized|

As we have discussed in previous blogs, the purpose of calibration is to take a “snapshot in time” on a Unit Under Test (UUT) to determine performance. We are comparing our measured values against the (Original Equipment Manufacturer’s) OEM’s specifications for a specific instrument. This is commonly referred to as compliance testing. Occasionally, specifications are [...]

Torque Calibrations Are Important For Your Safety

2019-10-18T18:00:13+01:00April 17, 2018|Uncategorized|

As we drive into spring, thoughts of warm weather and road trips to the beach have us anticipating the date when we can roll the windows down and switch out our winter tires for summer ones. But did you know that each time you have routine tire maintenance or switch tires your lug nuts should [...]

Getting The Most Out Of Our Calibration & Repair Services

2019-10-18T17:52:48+01:00March 21, 2018|Uncategorized|

Today we would like to take a moment to discuss how you-- the customer-- can contribute to a positive service experience.  From the importance of good communication and instructions to things that would be helpful to include, here’s the short list on how to minimize unnecessary delays, and get the most out of our calibration [...]

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity…

2019-10-18T17:48:20+01:00February 12, 2018|Uncategorized|

So often this is our common complaint during the warmer weather. As living beings, we have been on the constant search for the perfect balance of being "not too cold and not too hot", but relative humidity affects us much more than our personal discomfort of feeling sticky and dealing with bad hair days. Several [...]

Onsite Calibration Services

2019-10-18T17:37:41+01:00September 19, 2017|Standards and accreditations, Uncategorized|

When clients call Pylon to discuss calibration services, one question that can arise is “do I ship my equipment in for service or can you calibrate it onsite?” The answer can depend on what specific equipment requires calibration, how much equipment needs to be calibrated and even budget allotments. Onsite calibrations (also known as In-Situ [...]

Fitness Tracker Accuracy | Pylon Electronics

2018-02-16T17:24:05+01:00July 13, 2017|Demystification, Standards and accreditations, Uncategorized|

Have you been tracking your calories and using a fitness tracker to help you lose weight? Struggling with minimal results? You’re not alone and it could be due to the inaccuracy of your fitness tracker. It seems like almost everyone has tried to lose weight at some point in their lives. Many are in the [...]