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Foundations of MPs -- The Path to Automation

Metrologists are often faced with measurement processes that are repetitive and time consuming.  It's not uncommon for a set of measurements to be taken repeatedly under different conditions and with different materials in order to maintain quality control.  How many times have you wished you could push a play button and have the software drive the instruments, take the measurements, and build a report?


Automation is an obvious solution, but the question metrologists often face is:  Is building a Measurement Plan worth the effort, or is it easier to trudge through repetitive, time-consuming tasks?


Click here for a few examples of scripting in SpatialAnalyzer® (SA) that illustrate how simple it can be to build basic Measurement Plans.



Click here to read the entire article on Measurement Plans.

Register Today -- SA is Coming to Your City! 
NRK's tour of SA User Seminars through sixteen US cities is well underway.  Take advantage of a free training opportunity and learn how SA can help you save time, money, and effort.  Whether you're new to SA or a veteran user, you won't want to miss it when SA comes to your city!
  • Tuesday, February 11 in Washington, DC
  • Tuesday, February 18 in Los Angeles, CA
  • Wednesday, March 5 in Orlando, FL
  • Wednesday, March 19 in Huntsville, AL
  • Wednesday, March 26 in San Francisco, CA
  • Tuesday, April 8 in Williamsburg, VA
  • Tuesday, April 22 in Wichita, KS
  • Wednesday, April 30 in Denver, CO
  • Tuesday, May 6 in St. Louis, MO
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Register for a seminar today!  Click here to learn more and register.  Contact Jessica Ruff at with any questions regarding upcoming events.  
Fermi National Accelerator Lab:
Using SA Means Greater Efficiency & Accuracy
Founded in 1967, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL, or Fermilab) in Batavia, IL specializes in high-energy particle physics research.  To service the alignment needs of the accelerator complex, the metrologists at Fermilab have used SpatialAnalyzer® (SA) with their laser tracker systems since 2000.  Laser trackers provide the backbone for most of Fermilab's metrology tasks such as optical tooling, surveying, measurement, and aligning.  Click here to learn how Fermilab uses SA and laser trackers.