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Calibration Blog | Pylon Electronics2019-03-27T01:33:58+01:00

NEWS & Technical notes

25March 2020

Pylon Electronics COVID-19 Update

March 25, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

18March 2020

Pylon Electronics COVID-19 Response

March 18, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

11December 2019

Demystifying Measurement Uncertainty

December 11, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

11September 2019

Importance of Calibration Series: History of Horsepower

September 11, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

21June 2019

Pylon Electronics Becomes Largest Independent Canadian-Owned Calibration Company

June 21, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

1May 2019

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

May 1, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

12April 2019

What Is The Recommended Calibration Cycle?

April 12, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

13June 2018

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

June 13, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

17April 2018

Torque Calibrations Are Important For Your Safety

April 17, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

21March 2018

Getting The Most Out Of Our Calibration & Repair Services

March 21, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

12February 2018

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity…

February 12, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

19September 2017

Onsite Calibration Services

September 19, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

13July 2017

Fitness Tracker Accuracy | Pylon Electronics

July 13, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

12June 2017

More Calibration Service Questions | Pylon Electronics

June 12, 2017|Categories: Demystification, Standards and accreditations, Uncategorized|

Why do I need a calibration provider – I can do it myself? As a follow-up to my last blog, Common Calibration Questions, I felt the above question was another valid one to address. It is something clients have asked when they start to look [...]

26April 2017

Calibration Service Questions | Pylon Electronics

April 26, 2017|Categories: Demystification, Standards and accreditations|

There is no disputing that calibration plays an important role in the proper maintenance of test and measurement equipment. But to a lot of people out there, it can also be a bit confusing. Quite frequently I get calls from clients asking if they should [...]

5February 2016

ISO/IEC 17025 Certification Process | Pylon Electronics

February 5, 2016|Categories: Standards and accreditations|

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods. It is applicable to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations. These include, for example, [...]

5February 2016

What Is Calibration | Pylon Electronics

February 5, 2016|Categories: Demystification|

In short, calibration is a documented process where the measurement instrument to be calibrated is compared against a known value, typically a more accurate reference standard. It is good to remember the old fact that all measurements have error and calibration tells how much! An [...]