Mid-Western US Region -
Michigan Section (1135)

Michigan Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
Sam DavisRobert Bosch LLC38000 Hills Tech Dr. Farmington Hills, MI 48331 UNITED STATES(248) 876-2419sam.davis@us.bosch.com1135 - Michigan Section

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSLI Michigan Section Meeting (1135)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Please Join Us!
Meeting Overview:
The NCSL International section meetings give Colleagues in the field of science measurement a chance to come together to share ideals, processes and expert skills that are utilized in our daily lives. In this section meeting we will discuss new ways of utilizing Metrology software, load cells & how their design and the dos and don'ts when using them and we venture into the discussion of torque angle calibration, what is it and how can we measure it.
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Meeting Contact:
Sam Davis
Robert Bosch LLC
38000 Hills Tech Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
(248) 876-2419

Meeting Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost to Attend:
NCSL International Training

Meeting Location and Host:
VisTaTech Center
VT460 Corporate Meeting Room
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, MI 48152

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Meeting Directions:
  • Free parking is available in Schoolcraft College’s North Parking Lot
  • Easy access from major expressways, including I-275, M-14, and I-96.
  • 25 minutes to Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
  • Quality restaurants and hotel accommodations within minutes of the VisTaTech Center

Meeting Sponsor:

Topic: How to Select the Right Load Cell
Grant Shaffer, Interface Advance Force Measurement

  1. How a load cell works
    a. Wheatstone bridge detail
    b. tension/compression detail
  2. How a load cell is constructed
    a. Pictorial of each basic design (animated power point pictures)
    b. Low profile, column, beam, miniatures, etc
  3. Load cell selection criteria
    a. Electrical-excitation, output
    b. Mechanical-size restrictions, fixtures
    c. Performance/accuracy
    d. Environmental – electrical noise, moisture, lightning, etc
    e. Capacity-working range, expected overload, extraneous load
    f. Fatigue- number & frequency of cycles
  4. Pitfalls of load cell applications
    a. Shock loads
    b. Off axis loading
    c. Improper mounting
    d. Environmental concerns
Topic: Systems of Systems-Software Design for Metrology
Michael Schwartz, Cal Lab Solutions

We have been doing automation wrong for 30 years!  This is a revolutionary way of rethinking how we Design & Build Metrology Software. MET/CAL®, LabView®, SureCal®, VB.NET®, C# and Java can all be used as we build the future of Metrology.

Topic: Creating a Machine Readable SoA Speaker: Michael Schwartz, Cal Lab Solutions

Will give a brief overview of the team progress of creating a standardized schema for representing ISO/IEC 17025 Scope of Accreditations in XML data and bringing the vision presented in the paper into fruition as a component of a Measurement Information Infrastructure (MII) initiative.

Topic: Torque Angle Calibration
Speaker: Martin Schatz, Kistler Instruments
Meeting Schedule:
8:00 AM             8:30 AM                Meet greet/Light Breakfast provided by Robert Bosch LLC

8:30 AM

8:45 AM

Welcome/Introductions by Sam Davis, Robert Bosch LLC

8:45 AM

9:00 AM

Board Updates/Benefits of NCSLI Membership by Lloyd Baker, General Motors Instrument Knowledge Center
9:00 AM

10:00 AM

Systems of Systems-Software Design for Metrology by Michael Schwartz, Cal Lab Solutions

10:00 AM

10:15 AM


10:15 AM

11:15 AM

How to Select the Right Load Cell by Grant Shaffer, Interface Advance Force Measurement

11:15 AM

11:30 AM

Group Picture
11:30 AM

12:30 PM

Lunch provided by Robert Bosch LLC
12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Creating a Machine Readable SoA by Michael Schwartz, Cal Lab Solutions

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

Torque Angle Calibration by Martin Schatz, Kistler Instruments
2:30 PM

2:45 PM


2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Round Discussion for Section 1135 Spring Meeting

3:00 PM

3:15 PM

Door Prizes

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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