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Pylon Electronics COVID-19 Update

2020-03-25T15:23:35+01:00March 25, 2020|Uncategorized|

At Pylon Electronics, Wescan Calibration, and JEM Precision, we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and have put measures in place that protect the health and safety of the public and our employees while adhering to government guidelines and requirements. The services we provide are considered essential. As a Canadian National Department of Defence [...]

Pylon Electronics COVID-19 Response

2020-03-19T13:11:28+01:00March 18, 2020|Uncategorized|

At Pylon Electronics, Wescan Calibration, and JEM Precision, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are putting measures in place to protect the health and safety of the public and our employees. The situation with COVID-19 is extremely dynamic and we will continue to adhere to recommendations made by our local health organizations in [...]

Demystifying Measurement Uncertainty

2019-12-11T15:54:13+01:00December 11, 2019|Uncategorized|

Why is Measurement Uncertainty Important? Quality and cost are directly impacted by measurement uncertainty. Many industries including research, manufacturing, finance, and healthcare rely on reports that contain quantitative data from measurement results. Product quality, experiment results, financial decisions, and medical diagnosis can all be directly impacted by errors introduced from the omission of measurement uncertainty. [...]

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 [...]