Did You Know … ?

  • We test some of our products for durability by driving over them!
  • The Travel Channel worked with PASCO to measure the g forces on roller coasters around the world for its series “Insane Coaster Wars”
  • When Oprah launched her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg, her team selected PASCO products
  • PASCO sensors have been used at the top of at least 2 of the 7 highest summits on earth—Kilimanjaro (Africa) and Vinson Massif (Antarctica)
  • A parachute maker uses PASCO Load Cells to measure the maximum jerk to evaluate potential failure points when the parachute opens
  • PASCO sensors have been used for over a decade by researchers to monitor coal mine fires.
  • Our New wireless temperature sensors are already deployed in an unusual way—one research team has buried them in sea turtle nests!
  • We have delivered professional development around the world and in many languages, from Kazakhstan to Oman, to Chile and Peru.
  • We take great pride in protecting and preserving the 2 historic oak trees on our property—dating from the early 1800’s!
  • In 2001 PASCO was awarded a US Chamber of Commerce commendation for outstanding contribution to export expansion
  • PASCO has attracted a small but loyal base of customers in the ghost hunting field… using our electrometers to test for “other” presences.
  • We still have customers using their 300A Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus, which shipped in 1967!
  • Researchers studying primate locomotion used PASCO Force Platforms in African forests—yes, highly portable and robust enough for gorillas!
  • We quality inspect over 2.3 million pieces each year
  • The machine shop recycles 8,000 lbs of metal chips and solids each year
  • We surprised a group of students and teachers from Peru on a week long immersion training here at PASCO with a visit by Astronaut Sally Ride
  • PASCO was hired by the California Highway Patrol to teach officers the physics they need to know to evaluate accident scenes
  • PASCO sensors are used by Olympic training facilities in several countries in gymnastics, weight lifting, bobsledding and more!
  • When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and so many were displaced and suddenly unemployed, PASCO worked with relief agencies to hire someone here to help them get back on their feet
  • Our biggest shipment ever took 10 Semi Truckloads and contained over 246,000 products.