ETS-Lindgren Calibrates EMC Antennas, Field Probes, LISNs and Current Clamps
CEDAR PARK, Texas, September 28, 2009 – Long known for its expert calibration services for EMC antennas, did you know ETS-Lindgren also lends this expertise to its calibration services for EMC probes, LISNs and current clamps? At ETS-Lindgren’s A2LA-accredited calibration laboratory, customers may enjoy complete confidence that their equipment will be tested in accordance with applicable industry standards, including the newly released IEC 61000-4-3. The laboratory features a landmark all welded steel 80 m x 50 m outdoor ground plane, NIST-traceable equipment, an ISO 17025 Laboratory Quality System, and a Quality Management System compliant with ISO-9001: 2000.
ETS-Lindgren’s calibration laboratory provides a higher level of confidence in its measurement results due to its use of sophisticated instrumentation that delivers higher resolution. The vector network analyzer (VNA) used for many of the calibrations is just one example. The VNA provides continuous frequency response traces of up to 1601 points. With its superior linearity and external signal rejection in comparison to the typical signal/tracking generator/spectrum analyzer combination, ETS-Lindgren ensures superior accuracy every time. In addition, the company’s unique, proprietary test software automates and enhances the calibration process. When the data is delivered in electronic format, the increased number of frequency points available reduces interpolation error, resulting in lower measurement uncertainties.
The ETS-Lindgren veteran calibration team includes highly trained professionals with significant experience in the EMC industry. “Many of our customers have detailed technical questions about the calibration process. We are happy to share the knowledge we’ve gained from years of experience and our involvement on the committees that publish the industry calibration standards. We also appreciate the opportunity this offers to discuss specific requirements. Often the result is providing the optimal service to our customers as we better understand their needs,” said Roger Hatch, ETS-Lindgren’s Director for Service Operations. “Plus, we realize our customers have a choice for their calibration services so we are committed to prompt, attentive and personalized assistance. Our turn-around time is 10 days max in most cases,” he added.
Individual calibration factors and a signed Certificate of Conformance are provided with each calibration. Other services offered include product repair, chamber calibration, maintenance contracts, Normalized Site Attenuation (NSA) and field uniformity measurements. For more information, www.ets-lindgren.com/calibration. To learn more about antenna calibration, read the article “The Importance of Antenna Calibration” by Ron Bethel, Calibration Manager for ETS-Lindgren.
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company’s products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave, wireless and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, and control of acoustic environments.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.
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