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Agreement between SH&A and the ESD Association for the Level 1 Plant Auditor Program

January 21st, 2015 No comments

Stephen Halperin & Associates, Ltd. (SH&A) an independent consultancy of Bensenville, IL is pleased to announce a new cooperative certification agreement with the ESD Association, Inc. (ESDA) a not for profit association based in Rome, NY. In the agreement the ESDA grants SH&A the authorization to certify candidates to the ESDA’s TR53 Technician designation should they successfully pass SH&A’s Level 1: ANSI/ESD S20.20 Plant Auditor examination. Both organizations focus on the education, training and certification of plant auditors and technicians who must measure and maintain electrostatic discharge (ESD) controls in static sensitive environments. Many of these operations handle highly static sensitive electronic parts and assemblies. Personnel trained and certified in these specialized measurement techniques insure that ESD controls are in-place and functioning to prevent billions of dollars of ESD losses.     Read more…

Using a USB Serial Adapter to connect your PRS-801 Resistance Meter for Windows Vista, Win7 and Win8

April 18th, 2014 No comments

Applies To: Windows® Vista

The Prostat PRS-801 Resistance System comes with an application for your computer where you can transfer data stored on your resistance meter to an Excel® Spreadsheet. However, the PRS-801 Meter itself is only equipped with a RS-232 Serial Port. And because most computers do not have serial ports installed from the manufacturer, you need to use a USB Serial Adapter to connect your PRS-801 to your computer. Read more…

Using a USB Serial Adapter to connect your PRS-801 Resistance Meter for Windows XP

April 18th, 2014 No comments

Applies To: Windows® XP

The Prostat PRS-801 Resistance System comes with an application for your computer where you can transfer data stored on your resistance meter to an Excel® Spreadsheet. However, the PRS-801 Meter itself is only equipped with a RS-232 Serial Port. And because most computers do not have serial ports installed from the manufacturer, you need to use a USB Serial Adapter to connect your PRS-801 to your computer. Read more…

Installing Drivers for your PGA-710B Autoanalysis System

January 10th, 2014 No comments

Applies To: Windows® XP, Vista, Win7 32-bit, Win7 64-bit, Win8 32-bit, Win8 64-bit and Win10

One common mistake that customers make when receiving their new PGA-710B Autoanalysis System is assuming that the drivers are pre-installed in Windows and by simply connecting the PGA-710B device to their computer via the USB port, the drivers will install automatically and that the device will start working instantly. Unfortunately, you will need to manually install the Virtual COM Port Driver prior to connecting your PGA-710B device to the computer.

Here’s how to do this: Read more…