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Sensor Measurement Fundamentals Webcast Series

Learn the Basics of Common Sensor and Signal Measurements

Attend these introductory webcasts to learn the fundamentals of a particular measurement application, from theory to practice.

This seven-part, interactive webcast series covers the basics for common sensor and signal measurements. Each session provides an overview of how specific sensors work, how to take measurements with those sensors, and how to reduce potential sources of error in your system. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions in real time.

The series is intended for engineers, scientists, and technicians who need to acquire accurate measurements as part of their test, monitoring, or control systems.

Data Acquisition Basics and Terminology

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Learn about concepts and terminology associated with data acquisition and the key components and considerations for taking measurements.

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Strain Measurements

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Learn the basics of strain gage operations, how bridge-based measurements work, as well as possible sources of error in a strain measurement system and how to reduce or eliminate them.

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Voltage, Current, and Power Measurements

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Explore the fundamentals of creating AC/DC voltage, current, and power quality/monitoring measurement systems. Watch a demonstration, review instrumentation considerations, and cover methods for reducing potential sources of error.

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Load, Pressure, and Torque Measurements

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Discuss bridge-based measurements and how to integrate them into your system. Learn about signal conditioning and reducing sources of error in your load, pressure, and torque measurements.

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Position and Frequency Measurements

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Hear an overview of encoders and counters and how you can use them take position and frequency measurements. Watch a demonstration, see how to connect these sensors in your system, and learn how to reduce quantization error in your measurement.

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Sound and Vibration Measurements

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Learn about fundamental concepts and the basic requirements for taking sound and vibration measurements. Watch a demonstration and review the appropriate signal processing techniques to reduce sources of error.

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Temperature Measurements

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Review considerations for taking temperature measurements using thermocouples, resistance temperature detectors, or thermistors. Learn about sensor basics, how to connect sensors to your instruments, the importance of signal conditioning requirements, and how to reduce errors in your measurement system.

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