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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.

 

While some classes will continue to be offered virtually throughout the summer, LECO will begin to resume in-person classes in the fall of 2021. Class formats are noted below.

  • Analytical Training Classes
  • GDS/Spectroscopy Training Classes
  • Mass Spectrometry Training Classes
  • Metallography Classes

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, 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

2021 Virtual Class Training Schedule
Instrument Date   Location  
628 Series (FP/CN/CHN) November 9-11, 2021   Fort Myers, Florida
828 Series (FP/CN/CHN) June 15-17, 2021 Online Virtual Training
828 Series (FP/CN/CHN) August 24-26, 2021 St. Joseph, Michigan
828 Series (FP/CN/CHN) October 19-21, 2021 Henderson, Nevada
832 Series (S/C/SC/DR/HT) July 20-22, 2021 Online Virtual Training
928 Series (FP/CN/CNS) August 3-5, 2021 Online Virtual Training
928 Series (FP/CN/CNS) September 28-30, 2021 St. Joseph, Michigan
AC600 (*2-Day Class) August 31-Sept 1, 2021 Online Virtual Training
C/S Series (744 & 844) June 22-24, 2021 Online Virtual Training
C/S Series (744 & 844) August 10-12, 2021 Henderson, Nevada
C/S Series (744 & 844) September 21-23, 2021 Fort Myers, Florida
C/S Series (744 & 844) November 2-4, 2021 St. Joseph, Michigan
ON/H Series (736 & 836) July 27-29, 2021 St. Joseph, Michigan
ON/H Series (736 & 836) October 12-14, 2021 Online Virtual Training
TGA801(*2-Day Class) November 16-17, 2021 Online Virtual Training
TruMac N/CN/NS/CNS December 7-9, 2021 Online Virtual Training

GDS/Spectroscopy Training Classes

Please check back soon for updated training opportunities.

Mass Spectrometry Training Classes

As nations across the world are beginning to resume normal day-to-day work activity amid great uncertainties, we at LECO are committed to your continued success. In consideration of the health and safety of our customers, employees, and families everywhere, LECO is taking the unprecedented step of cancelling all in-house training classes for the remainder of 2020.

As an alternative to in-house training, we now offer 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

As always, thank you for being a LECO customer. We look forward to serving you.

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For more information, call (269) 982-5483. 

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 21-23, 2021

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 16-18, 2021

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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