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Russell Blake | June 20, 2019

Developing a Portable, Rugged Natural Gas Compressor Tester

In the natural gas pipeline industry, testing compressor efficiency is essential. With the data collected from this testing, engineers can determine how engines at various sites need to be adjusted to maximize efficiency.

Russell Blake | June 04, 2019

5 Considerations for Designing ATE Systems Built to Last

When developing automated test equipment (ATE), there is a lot to think about. Not only do you need to develop a system that has the required test functionality, but you need to protect your investment by ensuring your system is designed for longevity and is highly reliable. No one wants to spend precious capital and time on a system that does not give you the results you were expecting or does not last more than a couple of years. 

Russell Blake | October 25, 2018

Quick Turn Projects

One of the reasons G Systems has so much repeat business is our ability to meet tight timelines without sacrificing technical requirements. Over and over, our customers comment on how quickly we are able to design and build systems compared to their internal team -- sometimes as much as 2-3x faster than it would have taken their internal team to develop the same system.

Russell Blake | April 30, 2018

Using Automated Self-Calibration in Your High-Channel-Count Systems

Reduce downtime and improve data integrity by using self-test and self-calibration verification

 

I recently read an article called AI’s biggest risk factor: Data gone wrong that went into detail about the risk and mitigation of risk of incorrect data to artificial intelligence (AI). This article got me thinking about the importance of accurate data as it applies to my industry, automated test and measurement systems. For example, how do you know that you can trust the data you collect from your high-channel-count data acquisition system?

Russell Blake | August 10, 2017

Ten Ways I Was Inspired by a High School Robotics Team

For the last two years, G Systems has sponsored Chain Reaction Robotics, a group of high school juniors and seniors in Plano, Texas, who recently completed their second year as a robotics team. In that short time they have accomplished so much through the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competitions. I was gladly recruited by a Plano Independent School District (PISD) employee to mentor the team.