steering was invented by independent inventor Francis W. Davis. As chief
engineer in the 1920s of the truck division of the Pierce Arrow Motor Car
Company, he saw how hard it was to steer heavy vehicles. So that he would
be able to keep the profits from his future invention, Davis left his job,
rented a small engineering shop in Waltham, Mass., and developed a
hydraulic power steering system that led to power steering.
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ISO-17025 Accredited by A2LA
Futek Advanced Sensor Technology,
Inc. is pleased to announce that it has recently received full accreditation
of its Calibration Services to ISO/IEC-17025:2005 through its independent
accreditor, The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
This certification includes accreditation to ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 and to
the ILAC International Mutual Recognition Agreement. Futek Advanced Sensor
Technology, Inc. has always offered a wide variety of Calibration services
for all brands and models of force, load, torque and pressure sensors with
full traceability to NIST.
Racing To Victory
Last month was the first time FUTEK attended the Performance Racing Show in
Orlando Florida. Due to the aftermarket nature of the show, this show was
very different from any other show FUTEK attended in the past. In any case,
the show was a huge success. The team displayed a variety of automotive
sensors that appealed to the visitors, from the pedal force sensor to the
submersible sensor. The show was such a success FUTEK is already signed up
to exhibit at the show again next year. In the mean time, FUTEK hopes to
continue its relationship with all of its contacts, both local and
international. Please visit FUTEK at its next show in February, the MD&M
West show, in Anaheim, CA.
As common test among major
automotive manufacturers, brake testing isn't only required by government
regulation - it is also a safety measure that any consumer would definitely
want undertaken before putting a vehicle into use.
system testing is normally carried out during various stages of the
manufacturing and design process. It starts from the initial development
stage, followed by endurance, lab and track testing, and continues through
the production process for an added quality assurance.
instrumentation of brake testing includes the use of various specialty
sensors, including the pedal force sensor. A pedal force sensor operates by
How Reliable is Your Sensor?
use in various industries is required to test a variety of functions, but
the test results are only reliable if the sensors are providing correct
information. Verifying these sensors regularly helps prevent product
damage, ensures that sensors aren’t out of spec, and ensures accurate reporting. Various
calibration / verification options are available to test sensor accuracy.
However, in-house systems are typically complicated and expensive. Sending
a system out can be time consuming and ineffective. An alternative option,
FUTEK's VCal portable sensor-verification system is offered to enable quick
in house testing of load cells, torque, force, and pressure sensors. It can
be purchased at www.futek.com
as an individual instrument, or as part of a system package.
Online Shopping: FUTEK’s new website now offers
the convenience of getting online quotes and the ability to purchase
products directly online.
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