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Join the PMC team | Calibration Technician

PMC is now hiring a full- time Calibration Field Technician! Position: Calibration Field Technician – Full Time Location: Minneapolis Calibration Technician Responsibilities Perform calibration on electrical, mechanical, dimensional, and physical test and measurement equipment onsite at customer locations and within the Minneapolis laboratory. Perform calibrations on in-process equipment in customer facilities. Prepare necessary documentation. Communicate [...]

2018-05-14T08:24:49-06:00May 9th, 2018|

PMC Unveils New Website

Process Measurement Company launched a new website this week and you can check it out HERE. We redesigned the site to give long-time customers and new users a more cohesive, easier-to-use browsing and shopping experience. The site also provides improved mobile responsiveness, meaning you can access and use the site’s features seamlessly from any phone or [...]

2017-03-31T09:19:10-06:00March 31st, 2017|

Power Line Insulation Inspections with an Airborne Twist

Inspecting power line insulation can be anything but easy. However, thanks to some fascinating advances in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) or drones there is a creative new way folks are inspecting power lines. In an October article from EC&M, the publication talks about how drones are boosting profitability for businesses and making visual equipment and [...]

2016-11-03T13:26:37-06:00November 3rd, 2016|

November is Fluke Customer Appreciation Month!

To reward its loyal customers, Fluke has deemed November "Customer Appreciation Month." That means you can get free tools and gifts for purchasing Fluke products from Process Measurement Company. To take advantage of the offer, you must purchase at least $250 on qualifying products between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30, 2016. There are seven levels of [...]

2016-12-14T11:41:09-06:00October 26th, 2016|

What is a 30 Day Load Study and Why You Should Care?

Before you add more equipment to an existing electrical system, you should always do a 30 day load study. Why? Well, the National Electrical Code article 220.87 (see below) recommends all businesses do so to ensure you don’t cause a system overload, start a fire, and then burn down your building. A 30 day load [...]

2016-12-14T14:31:51-06:00October 14th, 2016|

Voltage Sags – What Causes Them and What You Can Do About It!

Have you ever had a ‘Curious Case of Voltage Sags?’ In this article from Electrical Contractor Magazine, power quality columnist Richard P. Bingham explores a curious sag in voltage due to a newly installed HVAC unit, at a residence with solar panels installed. How will the electrical system respond to the inrush currents produced by [...]

2016-12-14T14:38:12-06:00August 14th, 2016|

Be Your Company’s Hero With The FLIR E8 Thermal Imaging Camera

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Maybe you’d like the ability to fly, to breathe underwater, or to be able to run really fast – like Flash. How about the ability to see thermal radiation!? C’mon… What could be more threatening to bad guys than The Thermal Emissivity Elkhound!  (Marvel, Capcom, [...]

2016-12-14T14:49:42-06:00July 20th, 2016|

Finding Cable Faults With The Help of PMC-Rentals!

You’ve got a sneaking suspicion that your cable may be cracking, deteriorating, and possibly creating some unnecessary ground faults. What do you do? There are a couple options that PMC Rentals can provide that would help. Firstly, you may need to use a cable locator to get the process started. If you already know where [...]

2016-12-14T14:41:52-06:00July 14th, 2016|

Energy Savings Potential – Pre-Energy Audit Analysis

While it may seem like an end-all-be-all energy audit is the best way to assess energy waste, there are various tests and power issues that can be identified over the course of time. EC&M web shares some of the most common of these problems and shows why it may be a good idea to get [...]

2016-12-14T14:57:51-06:00May 14th, 2016|