Customer Training

New instrument? We won’t leave you behind.

Farai Rukunda, LECO Separation Scientist, presenting

We want to give you all the tools you need to succeed in your lab, and this means being there for you each step of the way—even after the sale. In our customer training classes, we can show you exactly how to use your new instrument to its full potential. You’ll get hands-on lab experience in our state-of-the-art training facilities and learn about an array of topics specific to your recent instrument purchase, ranging from daily operation to troubleshooting, as well as how to use more advanced features. Review our class schedules below.

 

Please note any national or state COVID-19 requirements in effect at the start of each class will be followed.

Analytical Training Classes

LECO’s experienced customer training team provides educational opportunities to help customers make the most of our products. Available for a wide variety of LECO analytical instrumentation, our FREE virtual online training classes incorporate key topics in a combined lecture and “hands-on” format, including:

  • Theory of operation
  • Daily operation
  • Proper maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Advanced features—calibration, drift correction, data export/import, and database management

In-person classes are scheduled between 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday & Wednesday, and between 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM  on Thursday; *Two-day classes end at 4:30 PM on the second day.

The virtual courses will consist of (3) sections, lasting three-hours each section. Each section will cover specific topics outlined in the agenda you will receive after registering. To register for classes, simply send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating which instrument and class dates you are interested in. After registering, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the training, which will also include additional training material. Virtual courses are held between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST.

NOTE: Classes are subject to change based on applicable COVID restrictions.

If you are interested in training for an instrument that does not appear on the schedule, please contact our training coordinator, Ms. Chris Cook (she/her) at (269) 985-5483 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To register, use the Online Registration Form


 Analytical Training Schedule

Instrument Dates Location  
 628 Series (FP/CN/CHN) August 23-25, 2022 Ft. Myers, Florida
  November 15-17, 2022 Henderson, Nevada
 828 Series (FP/CN/CHN) Watch for future dates  
 832 Series (S/C/SC/DR/HT) Watch for future dates
 928 Series (FP/CN/CNS) September 20-22, 2022 St. Joseph, Michigan
 C/S Series (744 & 844) November 1-3, 2022 Ft. Myers, Florida
  December 6-8, 2022 St. Joseph, Michigan
 ON/H Series (736 & 836) September 13-15, 2022 Henderson, Nevada
 TGA801(*2-Day Class) October 12-13, 2022 Ft. Myers, Florida
 TruMac N/CN/NS/CNS September 27-29, 2022 Henderson, Nevada

 

GDS/Spectroscopy Training Classes

If you are interested in training for an instrument that does not appear on the schedule, please contact our training coordinator, Mrs. Chris Cook at (269) 985-5483 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To register, use the Online Registration Form

Spectroscopy Training Schedule Location
GDS500
Watch for future dates

St. Joseph, MI

GDS850/QDP
August 22-26, 2022


St. Joseph, MI
GDS900
October 25-27, 2022
December 6-8, 2022 *Online/Virtual Training

St. Joseph, MI
Online/Virtual

 

Mass Spectrometry Training Classes

LECO offers a number of online training options for the Pegasus BT and BT 4D, GCxGC FID and Pegasus GC-HRT+ and 4D. Learn about all of our Instrument Training Options here.

In addition, LECO is proud to introduce an online platform entitled “LECOLearn” for our Pegasus BT and BT 4D users. This supplementary and free training system offers an introductory course to the various aspects of the software. LECOLearn is self-guided, and the program can be completed at your pace and at your convenience. Learn more here.

Register for classes online, or call 269-985-5483.

Upcoming Class Schedule 

Location

Pegasus BT/Pegasus BT 4D
August 8-12, 2022
September 12-16, 2022
November 7-11, 2022


St. Joseph, MI
St. Joseph, MI
St. Joseph, MI

Pegasus HT/Pegasus 4D
November 28-December 2, 2022


St. Joseph, MI

Pegasus HRT/Pegasus HRT-4D
October 17-21, 2022


St. Joseph, MI

 

Metallography Classes

LECO Corporation brings you the most up-to-date, comprehensive instruction for those working in metallography, metallurgy, quality control, or failure analysis. Our fully equipped Metallography Laboratory and lecture facility provide you with an environment for learning that is second-to-none. We offer services to enhance your learning experience, including course materials, coffee/snack breaks, lunches, one group dinner, and transportation to and from the local airport (as well as between the hotel and the classroom).

Register for classes online, or call (269) 985-5380.

Note: The following classes will be held in-person and any national or state COVID-19 requirements in effect at the start of each class will be followed. Participation is limited to two (2) attendees per organization.


Basic Metallographic Techniques

September 20-22, 2022

A 2½-day course in St. Joseph, Michigan covering the complete range of metallographic specimen preparation, micro-/macro-indentation testing, grain size determination, and photomicrography. An overview of optical terms and techniques will also be presented. Each day begins with three hours of lecture, with the rest of each day spent in the laboratory. Students are encouraged to bring samples of materials from their daily work for laboratory analysis. 

Course fee is $850 (US).


Principles of Metallurgy and Interpretation of Microstructures in Ferrous Alloys

November 8-10, 2022

A 3-day course in St. Joseph, Michigan covering basic metallurgy principles, binary phase diagrams, TTT diagrams, heat treatment of steel, inclusion classification, and microstructure identification. The class curriculum is all lecture (no lab) and includes daily quizzes. ASM Handbook, Volume 9 (Metallography and Microstructures) is included (a $297 value). Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic working knowledge of metallographic techniques. 

Course fee is $1300 (US).

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