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April 29, 2022

Fenwal's Applications Lab Expands Into New Markets: Doubles OEM Customer Appliances Served in 2004

A higher percentage of manufacturers in emerging markets are expressing the need for application development support.

Ashland, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- Fenwal Controls, Inc., a leading manufacturer of standard and customized automatic gas ignition and temperature controls for commercial and industrial OEM customers, has expanded the capabilities of its Applications Lab.

“OEMs in commercial cooking, hydronics, HVAC, pool/spa and RV have fast-track new product development timelines and are using Fenwal to optimize their designs and maximize performance and reliability. In 2004 the number of customer appliances under evaluation in Fenwal’s applications lab doubled over the previous year, as a higher percentage of manufacturers in emerging markets expressed the need for application development support.

“Beyond commercial and industrial, we’re seeing more projects in residential and municipal markets for automatic ignition of specialty luxury gas appliances,” says Jerry Harting, Director of Sales and Marketing, Fenwal Controls. Projects currently under evaluation include customers’ gas fireplaces as well as gas lanterns, which have found renewed popularity.

Fenwal’s Applications Lab is well positioned to provide product configuration services for these emerging markets and continue to service mainstream products in the commercial and industrial markets. In operation since 1985, the Applications Lab is headed by Paul Finn, a seasoned Applications Engineer with years of hands-on experience troubleshooting agency-approved products. Finn explains, “It’s not always a one-size-fits-all scenario. In the lab we can configure a complete control system that will ensure the highest level of performance and reliability.”

“Customers tell us this service isn’t widely available in the industry, particularly for small to mid-sized manufacturers who need expertise they may not have in-house,” Finn adds. “Our Applications Lab delivers speed to market that is of real value to our customers.”

About Fenwal Controls
Founded in 1935 as the manufacturer of the patented THERMOSWITCH® temperature controller, Fenwal Controls (www.fenwalcontrols.com) now offers a broad range of agency-approved gas ignition and temperature controls. The company configures their own line of spark electrodes, and also tests new products that are entering the market such as Silicon Nitride Hot Surface Igniters to characterize their performance for safe and efficient use with Fenwal controls. Fenwal Controls has a long history of providing standard and custom engineered solutions for many industries including HVAC, hydronics, commercial cooking and fire protection. Fenwal Controls is a division of Kidde-Fenwal and has both domestic and international sales offices.

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April 28, 2022

QSI Offers Panel-Mount Version of the QTERM-G55 — Rugged Graphic Operator Interface

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, announces the panel-mount version of the popular QTERM-G55 human-machine interface (HMI). The QTERM-G55 is a rugged, panel-mount HMI terminal using graphics and a keypad to interface with the user.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, announces the panel-mount version of the popular QTERM-G55 human-machine interface (HMI). The panel-mount QTERM-G55 is the newest addition to QSI's family of award-winning Qlarity™ graphic terminals and is now available.

The QTERM-G55 is a rugged, panel-mount HMI terminal using graphics and a keypad to interface with the user. The terminal can be equipped with two EIA-232, -422 or -485 serial ports; Ethernet 10Base-T or a Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) interface. The QTERM-G55 has a 320x240 pixel, color LCD display measuring 96 mm (3.8") diagonal. (optional grayscale display available) and is viewable in most lighting conditions. Other industrial-grade features include 24-key or 40-key membrane / steel snap dome keypad with LEDs; 2 Mbytes flash / 16 Mbytes SDRAM; programmable speaker and real-time clock. The QTERM-G55 operator interface is ruggedized for use in harsh industrial environments (NEMA-4 pending, CE certified housing). The panel-mount terminal has an overmolded rubber boot, providing a superior seal, around an ABS polycarbonate plastic case. Terminal housing is available in blue, black or gray. The QTERM-G55 can be customized to be a part of your product with a custom key legend and company logo.

The QTERM-G55 operator interface uses an object-based graphic terminal programming language called Qlarity™ (pronounced Clarity). Designing a simple control panel interface or a complete stand-alone application has never been easier. The ability to use pre-defined objects, edit existing objects or author your own objects provides flexibility to the novice and expert alike. Qlarity Foundry™, a PC-based design tool, provides a Windows® environment for screen creation, application simulation, debugging and downloading to the QTERM-G55.

About QSI Corporation
Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a manufacturer of rugged handheld, panel-mount and pedestal-mount terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI’s human machine interface (HMI) and mobile data terminal (MDT) products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified, and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-485, J1708, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. Custom or semi-custom terminals withstand high levels of shock, vibration, humidity, and other environmental parameters. All QSI Corporation products are manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Graphic images of the QTERM-G55 can be downloaded from http://press.qsicorp.com. A QTERM-G55 data sheet can be downloaded at http://www.qsicorp.com/pdfs/data_sheets/qterm-g55-ds.pdf.

For more information contact:
QSI Corporation
801-466-8770
Fax 801-466-8792
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www.qsicorp.com or www.qlarity.com

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Vehicle Routing and Scheduling – The Next Generation

After almost three decades there has at last been a major innovation in computerised vehicle scheduling and routing. UK company DPS International, has produced an internet based ASP scheduling service which can be used from any computer, anywhere at anytime.

(PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- Many companies have benefited from cost and resource savings by using computerised vehicle routing and scheduling over the last three decades. However, for several reasons, the majority of companies have not yet taken up this fundamental aid to transport efficiency.

UK company, DPS International, has now created and released the next generation of routing systems – an internet or intranet based system – which overcomes the reluctance which these companies have shown to employing such a system. This radical new offering is logixcentral
www.logixcentral.com).

Paul Palmer, Chairman of DPS International (www.dps-int.com) – a company he founded almost a quarter of a century ago to develop transport planning and operational systems - is convinced that logixcentral will overcome the perceived problems of companies who have shied away from routing systems in the past.

Mr Palmer said “Most providers of scheduling and routing software have been putting their developments into peripheral issues around their solutions. The underlying algorithms have been established for some time and effort has been concentrated on making systems more user friendly, improving mapping capabilities and tweaking parameters. The time has now arrived for a major review of solutions in the lights of some companies’ reluctance to accept solutions which have a proven track record of resource reduction.

“The main reluctance is caused by two issues. Firstly, for smaller companies the cost of an in-house system is perceived as too high; secondly, larger companies found the need to buy multiple licences could be expensive from some companies, while at the same time this approach caused lack of flexibility because some solution suppliers also controlled access with dongles and security keys. These issues are completely overcome by logixcentral” Mr Palmer said.

“We are providing an ASP (Application Service Provider) service so that the smaller companies, including those with a small number of vehicles, can now access logixcentral via the internet and use the system on a pay-as-you go basis. There is no need for an in-house system and no need for a licence. Because logixcentral is based on our long established market leading LogiX family of routing and scheduling products, the customer can expect a rapid return on investment.”

The same product used in a different way can also solve the issues raised by large companies with a need for multiple copies. “For these companies, such as logistics service providers and 3PLs with many accounts to manage nationally and even internationally, the obvious solution is for logixcentral to sit on their own intranet. We will reach an agreement for the number of user accounts and these can be accessed from anywhere in the company – not tied to one or a few depots” he said.

But there is a further application for an intranet version which could assist very small vehicle operators. “There are several trade federations representing a large number of small operators, sometimes with just a handful of vehicles. We are talking to some of them to enable them to take logixcentral onto their federation intranet and offer a commercial service directly to their members. This way everyone benefits, but in particular the very small operator, for whom this sort of technology was always beyond their reach, will win.”

“As far as we are aware we are the only company providing the full range of options for vehicle scheduling and routing” he added. “The choice we offer includes a range of applications for planning and scheduling, including mapping software for most major industrial countries. The solutions are available as an in-house licence, an ASP pay as you go offering, a corporate intranet version and as a service through trade federations.”

For further information please contact:
Denis O’Sullivan
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What Do Customers Want?

Manufacturers may be focusing on the wrong things as they try to improve sales and beat the competition.

Framingham, MA (PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- Businesses invest time and resources to improve sales and profit, but too often those investments don’t pay off. “Manufacturers or suppliers must know how their customers evaluate the products and services they provide and focus their efforts on those things that make a difference,” according to consultant Mike Donovan of R. Michael Donovan & Co. “Customers focus on six key criteria when rating a company: product, quality, price, quick response, dependability in meeting commitments, and value-added services. Improvements made anywhere else may cut costs or reduce inefficiency but don’t necessarily create what the customer values.”

Customers want to be able to buy exactly what they want (product). They expect a certain level of quality that is a result of the manufacturer’s process capabilities. Price must be competitive – meaning that costs must be controlled to allow competitive pricing and still make an adequate profit. Responsiveness comes down to short cycle time – being able to quickly meet customer demand, competitive moves, and late changes. Dependability is also the result of short cycle time – being able to respond and deliver within the customer’s expectations – every time. Services add value for the customer. Even if the product is a consumable or short lived item, the service the customer receives in order handling, prompt delivery, advice on product use and safety, suggestions on use, cooperation on product design and applicability, adds to perceived value.

“Understanding your company’s strengths and weaknesses versus the competition is essential,” says Donovan, “but few executives actually agree with other staff members on the particulars.” A good way to get a productive discussion going is to ask your leadership team to think carefully about the following:

- What can our competitors supply to our customers that we do not?
- What are the key issues that could lead our customers to do business with our competitors rather than us?
- How do we rank in comparison to our competition in providing quality, delivery, and price?
- What do our customers value most? What will they value most two or three years from now?

General Managers must insist that team members think about these questions thoroughly and provide candid, straightforward answers. Without a clear understanding of what the customer wants, investments for process and system improvements may not deliver the desired results.

For complimentary educational information visit http://www.rmdonovan.com.

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$30 Billion Fluid Power Industry Validates LatchTool Group's Contention

The National Fluid Power Association petitions Government to fund development of compact and efficient hydraulics.

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 27, 2022 -- The National Fluid Power Association announced last month that it had received a favorable response from the National Science Foundation for its proposed consortium of University Research Centers to develop compact and efficient fluid power.

The group comprised of prominent universities in close cooperation with the $30 billion fluid power industry seeks $18 million to fund research to integrate components into unified systems that will minimize the weight and volume of fluid power systems. They expect to expand fluid power from its current use for heavy equipment to portable and self-powered applications such as wearable tools and rescue robots.

Over the past nine years, the LatchTool Group has quietly pursued this quest for smaller, lighter, more affordable hydraulic systems that could be integrated into tools, prosthetics and a plethora of industrial and consumer products.

The Company introduced its technology at an American Society of Mechanical Engineers event last November where it showed its PowerCylinder™, a mechanical force amplifier that uses encapsulated hydraulic circuitry. The device weighs ounces, yet leverages pounds into tons. Last month, the PowerCylinder was picked a best product of 2004 by Design News, a Reed Business Information publication for mechanical and design engineers.

Monday, the LatchTool Group announced that it has integrated a simpler version of its encapsulated hydraulic circuitry directly into a locking type of pliers. For the first time, women, the elderly and infirmed can have the hand strength equal to a man's. The prospects for miniaturized compact hydraulics are huge, just as the LatchTool Group contends, and now the NFPA and its more than 400 members assert.

LatchTool has multiple patents both issued and pending that covers its developments in valves, hydraulic circuitry and systems integration. The Company has offered to make its PowerCylinders available to the proposed consortium should the NSF decide to go ahead with the funding proposal.

Contact:
Sean Fry
LatchTool Group
719-360-0977
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www.latchtool.com

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Ellsworth Adhesives Presented with Supplier of the Year Award

Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution has been named the Lean Initiative award winner for 2005 by Rockwell Collins.

Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 26, 2022 -- Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution has been named the Lean Initiative award winner for 2005 by Rockwell Collins. The award was presented by Chairman, President and CEO Clay Jones during the Annual Supplier Conference.

The Supplier of the Year award is an acknowledgement of significant contributions made during the year by suppliers and is based upon quality delivery, total cost of ownership, lead time and customer service.

Rockwell Collins is a leader in the design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics solutions for government and commercial customers worldwide.

Ellsworth Adhesives, Germantown, Wisconsin, USA, is North America’s largest distributor of adhesive products and equipment. Ellsworth Adhesives is a value added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, releases and lubricants from leading international manufacturers like Dow Corning, Dymax, Lord, 3M, Loctite, Bostik, Permabond, Emerson & Cuming, Techcon and many others.

Ellsworth Adhesives has developed a reputation in the industry for providing the unusual combination of excellence in distribution as well as the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available. In addition to 46 locations in the US, they have a growing international presence, which now includes operations in Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Scotland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong and China.

For more information on Ellsworth Adhesives, please call 800-888-0698.

Contact Information:
Nyla Burns
Ellsworth Corporation
262-509-8711
http://www.ellsworth.com

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April 26, 2022

Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. Sails Into the State of Hawaii

Concrete Washout Systems of Hawaii will begin servicing builders and contractors within the state of Hawaii.

Elk Grove, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 26, 2022 -- Concrete Washout Systems, Inc., announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with its newest partner, CWS Hawaii, who will begin distributing and servicing the Concrete Washout Systems™ (CWS) in Hawaii.

CWS Hawaii, a start-up company formed to distribute and service the Concrete Washout Systems™ containers, will begin servicing the entire state of Hawaii. Gregory Perrin, a veteran in the concrete pumping industry and owner of American Standard Concrete Pumping Hawaii, Inc., will be guiding the new company.

"Concrete washout is a huge problem for our Island construction community. CWS is the first system that fully addresses all the problems associated with concrete washout," stated Gregory Perrin, President of Concrete Washout Systems of Hawaii, Inc. "This system will help protect our Island's limited natural resources, landfills, marine life, water supply, and the beauty of our Island paradise," Mr. Perrin noted.

"Mr. Perrin's accomplishments and experience as a veteran in the concrete pumping industry have an immeasurable value to us and we are very excited to have him come aboard," stated Kevin Mickelson, Vice President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. "As a pump owner and operator, Mr. Perrin understands the compliance issues related to not only the pumping operations but the concrete industry in general and realizes the value and benefit of our business model. CWS Hawaii will be providing a much needed and innovative risk management tool and service to a strong construction market," added Mr. Mickelson.

Licensed partners will own and operate a Concrete Washout Systems business in their designated region where they will be responsible for all aspects of the business. Currently Concrete Washout Systems has licensed partners throughout most of California, Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona, Denver, Colorado and Southeast Florida.

The patent pending CWS is a portable, self-contained and watertight bin that controls, captures and contains concrete washout material and wastewater. It allows trade personnel to easily washout concrete trucks, pumps and equipment on site and facilitates easy off site recycling of the same concrete materials and wastewater, while protecting the storm drain system from potential illegal discharges. The off site recycling component creates an even more environmentally sound application. This risk management system replaces other outdated washout BMP’s, which are costly, unsightly and damaging to the environment since their containment value diminishes, due to inherently faulty material, over use and lack of maintenance.

About Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
Concrete Washout Systems is a risk management specialist and industry pioneer in concrete washout and wastewater removal, treatment and recycling. The patent-pending Concrete Washout Systems provides a cost effective, environmentally friendly and compliance alternative for homebuilders, contractors, ready mix and pump operators and environmental engineering firms. For more information visit http://www.concretewashout.com

Contact:
Roger Engelsgaard
Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
1-877-2-WASHOUT
Fax: (916) 689-0592
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www.concretewashout.com

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3PL Executive Forms Logistics Marketing Business

Logistics Marketing Advisors delivers marketing strategy, communications and public relations expertise to transportation and warehousing companies

Torrington, CT (PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- Jim Bierfeldt has formed Logistics Marketing Advisors, LLC. The firm specializes in providing marketing and public relations services to third-party logistics providers and other companies serving the logistics industry.


Logistics Marketing Advisors helps logistics services companies drive awareness and market share through a full menu of marketing and communications services, including market research, strategic planning, brand positioning, advertising, public relations, web site strategy and design, and development of brochures, case studies and other sales support material.

“Growth in the logistics services industry continues to outpace the general economy,” Bierfeldt said, “but it has become a fragmented industry with many players chasing the same customers. To break through the clutter, companies are recognizing the need for smart marketing to help understand the market, identify profitable niches, and create awareness and understanding of the company’s unique value among those most likely to purchase its services.”

A 23-year marketing veteran, Bierfeldt began his logistics industry career with USCO Logistics in 1996, where he served as Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and Vice President of Marketing. He continued in senior marketing positions with the company after USCO's 2001 purchase by Kuehne + Nagel until leaving to begin the new venture. Bierfeldt holds a Masters Degree in Communications and has been an active member of the Council of Logistics Management, the International Warehouse Logistics Association and the Warehousing Education and Research Council.

About Logistics Marketing Advisors
Logistics Marketing Advisors is a marketing agency that serves clients in the transportation, warehousing and materials handling businesses. The company provides a complete package of services, including: strategic advice, production of marketing communications, development and promotion of web sites, and management of public relations and advertising campaigns. For further information, please visit http://www.logisticsmarketing.com/.

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Electrophysics® Unveils Breakthrough Thermography Camera Highlighted by Cutting Edge Industrial Design

HotShot combines high performance and best in class ergonomic design in a cost-effective line of thermographic cameras.

Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- Focused on developing innovative infrared imaging cameras, Electrophysics is proud to introduce HotShot. HotShot represents a paradigm shift in thermography camera design and is an entirely new concept in industrial inspection data collection. HotShot is the world’s first thermography camera with an advanced ergonomic design, integrated data logger functionality and icon-based user interface. The camera was designed specifically for industrial inspection of high voltage electrical systems, production machinery and buildings. HotShot features a unique articulating thermal camera head that enables framing of electrical and mechanical systems from floor level to overhead while maintaining an optimal viewing angle and hand position, even when operating in tight spaces.

HotShot integrates a high performance microbolometer infrared sensor that delivers sharp, highly sensitive thermal images. It’s easy-to-use joystick control and 3.5” LCD touch screen with on screen control buttons, facilitates the identification of inspection point locations, incident information and observation details that can later be automatically incorporated into reports. A Compact Flash accessory port provides an industry standard interface for a wide range of existing and future accessory devices including a visible camera, CF memory cards, a WiFi card and a miniature hands-free viewfinder. The USB port and active sync provides an easy method for downloading data to a computer.

“During the early phases of our product development, we interviewed a large number of thermography camera users to learn what they wanted in a next generation camera. Responses were centered around making the user interface more intuitive and automating the methods of getting field information into reports,” said Chris Alicandro, Director of Sales for Electrophysics. “While a number of companies have focused on point-and-shoot cameras without the capability of data entry in the field, Electrophysics focused on a design that incorporated data capture routines and a tightly integrated report generation software program. Users also stated that they wanted much lighter weight systems that they could operate for longer periods of time on a single battery charge. Weighing less than 1.8 lbs and featuring a low-power design that will run for 4 hours on a single charge, the HotShot delivers a high level of power in a very lightweight housing,” concluded Alicandro.

Several HotShot models are available featuring application-specific software, extended object temperature ranges, as well as accessories, including both wide angle and telephoto optics. The base model features a temperature range from –20° to 350°C with +2% accuracy and an IP-54 environmental rating. The HotShot is also designed for field upgrades and customers will be able to upload new software as new features are added.

Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Electrophysics develops advanced thermal imaging, near infrared and night vision systems for use in a host of imaging applications. Since 1969, Electrophysics has maintained its focus on delivering products that reflect the company’s exceptional engineering capabilities to meet specific real world demands while keeping pace with rapidly evolving imaging technologies. The Company has realized exceptional growth as a result of its customer-centric philosophy and remains firmly committed to continually innovating its products in order to enhance the experience of end-users. Electrophysics is vertically integrated with expertise in complex signal processing, optics, embedded software, PC software applications development and hardware design.

For additional information and full specifications, please visit the HotShot product page at www.electrophysics.com

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LatchTool Designs a Pair of Pliers that Levels the Playing Field

Gives women, the elderly and infirmed the hand strength of a weightlifter.

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 25, 2022 -- Late last year, LatchTool introduced its PowerCylinder™, a mechanical force amplifier that leverages pounds into tons. Its sophisticated three-speed system uses encapsulated hydraulic circuitry to multiply an input force 60 fold. Design News, a magazine for design engineers, picked the PowerCylinder a best product of the year for 2004.

Now the Company has integrated a simpler version of its encapsulated hydraulic circuitry right into a pair of pliers. Roughly 70 years ago, Christian Peterson invented what was to become the Vise-Grip®, pliers with a mechanical system that once tripped allow the tool to stay latched on to whatever it has grasped. It takes substantial hand strength to set a Vise-Grip® type locking pliers; even more to release its hold. Now comes the LatchTool invention where a 30-pound squeeze can deliver nearly triple the clamping force of a locking pliers. And even better, a push of a button releases its grasp.

For some idea of relative strengths, a man's grip averages 50 pounds, a woman's 30 pounds. With LatchTool's new PowerPliers™, a 15-pound grip will deliver the same force a man can deliver with a conventional locking pliers. The Company has patented its technology and is now seeking venture partners to manufacture and market their PowerPliers™.

Contact:
Bob McPherson
LatchTool Group
Colorado Springs, CO
719-488-8800
www.latchtool.com

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April 25, 2022

MultiTest – A New Range of Tension and Compression Test Frames

A particularly cost-effective method for evaluating quality of manufactured products, components or materials is by measuring response to applied tensile or compressive loads. Mecmesin has announced the launch of ‘MultiTest’ a range of motorised test stands for tension and compression testing in industrial quality control laboratories.

(PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- Mecmesin has launched ‘MultiTest’ a comprehensive new range of motorised test stands for tension and compression testing. A system based upon one of these stands, a force gauge or loadcell, and appropriate fixtures and accessories can be used to measure:


- ‘pull-off’ resistance of crimped electrical connectors
- peel strength of induction-sealed foils and adhesive films or labels
- characteristic forces and deflections of switches and keypads
- top-load strength of bevcans, PET bottles and other containers
- insertion and withdrawal forces of connectors, fasteners, blades/needles – or corks
- performance of compression springs, tension springs and spring assemblies

The basic MultiTest range, with a suitable capacity BFG (Basic Force Gauge) or AFG (Advanced Force Gauge) forms the basis of a budget-priced system where a single maximum force needs to be captured. Such a system would, for example, be ideal for capturing: the failure force of a crimped electrical joint, the force to initiate peeling or tearing of a seal, sliding of a film, or the collapse of a container. MultiTest systems with a frame capacity of 1000N or 2500N are available.

The MultiTest–x range feature console-controlled machines, with load, displacement and crosshead speed being displayed. System features include: dynamic zeroing, running to load, length, time or break, loadholding and averaging. A facility for creating simple programs, with up to five test routines being stored is also provided. Such a system is particularly suitable for testing: springs, plastics, rubbers, elastomers. A MultiTest-x system can be used in environments unsuitable for a PC. MultiTest-x systems with a load capacity of 1000N, 2500N and 5000N are available.

The MultiTest-i range can be fully-controlled by Mecmesin’s powerful, flexible and user-friendly ‘Emperor’ software. Quality engineers and packaging technologists will find this materials testing system particularly useful for developing sophisticated test procedures and analyses to suit their particular requirements. MultiTest-i systems are available with load capacities of 1000N, 2500N and 5000N.

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Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. Sweeps 2005 World of Concrete Awards

Experts and attendees agree, Concrete Washout Systems is the most innovative product at trade show.

Elk Grove, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 22, 2022 -- Concrete Washout Systems, Inc., (CWS) announced today that it has received the coveted Most Innovative Product Award from the 2005 World of Concrete for its patent pending Concrete Washout Systems container.


Products were recognized by a panel, comprised of concrete and masonry industry experts, and World of Concrete attendees for having the greatest impact on the concrete or masonry industry. Concrete Washout Systems was awarded both the experts and attendees choice awards for the most innovative product in the production category.

"We are very pleased to have received both the experts' and attendees' choice awards this year at World of Concrete 2005. There were so many great products showcased at World of Concrete and we are appreciative of the recognition by both the groups," stated Mark Jenkins, President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. "Attending World of Concrete this year allowed us not only the opportunity to demonstrate our system at the show but also the opportunity to provide awareness and a solution to the compliance issues the concrete and masonry industries face today," added Mr. Jenkins.

The patent pending CWS is a portable, self-contained and watertight bin that controls, captures and contains concrete washout material and wastewater. It allows trade personnel to easily washout concrete trucks, pumps and equipment on site and facilitates easy off site recycling of the same concrete materials and wastewater, while protecting the storm drain system from potential illegal discharges. The off site recycling component creates an even more environmentally sound application. This system replaces other outdated washout BMP's, which are costly, unsightly and damaging to the environment since their containment value diminishes, due to inherently faulty material, over use and lack of maintenance.

About Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
Concrete Washout Systems is a risk management specialist and industry pioneer in concrete washout and wastewater removal, treatment and recycling. The patent-pending Concrete Washout Systems provides a cost effective, environmentally friendly and compliance alternative for homebuilders, contractors, ready mix and pump operators and environmental engineering firms. For more information visit http://www.concretewashout.com

Contact:
Roger Engelsgaard
Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
1-877-2-WASHOUT
Fax: (916) 689-0592
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www.concretewashout.com

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April 22, 2022

Fastening Technology and Bolted Joint Design Seminar Announced

Comprehensive Two-day Seminar Explores the Science of Fastening Technology and Mechanical Joining and Offers Practical Problem Solving Techniques

(PRWEB) April 21, 2022 - SeminarsForEngineers.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sensor Products LLC, announces its 2005 Fastening Technology and Bolted Joint Design seminar in association with Clemson Edupro Inc. Focusing on proper tightening methods, selecting optimal fasteners for design, calculating safety factors and limitations and evaluating dissimilar materials for thermal expansion and galvanic properties, this seminar also incorporates the most recent techniques and guidelines from both international and domestic engineering societies and research groups.

Instructed by Bengt Blendulf, a renowned authority on fastening technology and bolted joint design, this popular course has proven to be an essential resource for engineers involved in design, manufacturing and assembly, standardization, testing, quality control, maintenance or any technical aspect of fasteners and bolted joints.

The date and location of the 2005 Fastening Technology and Bolted Joint Design Seminar is: June 8-9, 2005 - Orlando, Florida

Information about this and other technical seminars is available at www.SeminarsForEngineers.com or by contacting Bill Ebner at 1.973.560.9092.

About SeminarsForEngineers.com
SeminarsForEngineers.com, headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey USA, was founded in 2003 by Sensor Products LLC as a useful information resource for their clientele. Focusing on specialized engineering topics, these two-day technical courses are designed to disseminate the most current and comprehensive information available and provide practical problem solving techniques for a broad spectrum of manufacturing and R&D; professionals. Topics ranging from Fastening Technology and Bolted Joint Design and Static & Dynamic Sealing to Web Handling and Converting and Composite Materials Design, Testing & Fabrication are taught by the foremost authorities in their fields. Company website: www.SeminarsForEngineers.com

About Sensor Products LLC
New Jersey based Sensor Products LLC, established in 1990, is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of tactile pressure sensing solutions. Their customized and off-the-shelf products are installed within all of the Fortune 500 industrial companies as well as thousands of smaller manufacturing firms. Their sensors are used in applications as diverse as tire testing to semiconductor manufacturing and from R&D; labs to space missions. Additionally, Sensor Products provides in-house and on-site stress and pressure mapping analysis, as well as a variety of regional technical seminars. Visit them at www.sensorprod.com.

Media Contact:
Heather D. Brown
Sensor Products LLC USA
Public Relations Specialist
1.973.884.1755 x5826

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C-Byte Head Taps Global Business Alliances

Looking Past $1 Billion in Revenues, C-Byte Moves to Leverage Momentum to Broaden Relationships with Key Partners and Systems Integrators

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- C-Byte, Inc., today announced a new Global Business Alliances initiative. A major initiative aimed to drive the company's sales, support and professional services capabilities to gain incremental business by leveraging key application partners and select systems integrators. Biscope pointed to the focus on business alliances as the key to expanding the success of C-Byte's data center server platform and growing the company beyond $1 billion in revenue.

C-Byte will broaden its partner infrastructure and ensure the integration of its products with those of the systems integration firms and application providers to deliver complete solutions to the marketplace.

"C-Byte has designed an impressive data center platform, and has an unparalleled reputation for delivering in mission critical enterprise environments," Biscope said. "Our platform position combined with our extensive enterprise experience in technical and sales support, as well as solutions optimization, sets C-Byte apart from other players in the data center space."

"With extensive expertise and an in-depth understanding of how to leverage C-Byte's offerings with the partner community. Global Business Alliances will lead our expansion into new markets and new customers through strategic partnerships, leveraging C-Byte's platform and outstanding technical support capabilities," Biscope said. "The Alliances group will be critical as we engage in expanding our enterprise opportunities. We are committed to dramatically increasing this part of our business. I am pleased to announce that C-Byte will drive this effort going forward."

"The core of our value proposition is the ability to eliminate the risk of new data center deployments. We will leverage this aggressively in growing our business with key applications partners and through select Systems Integrators," he said.

Trevor Biscope, C-Byte's current Chairman, founded C-Byte in Calgary, Alberta in 1989.

About C-Byte, Inc.
C-Byte, Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, is a leading architect and provider of open client/server systems for commercial computer applications in on-line transaction processing, decision support and messaging.

C-Byte provides professional consulting and educational services to ensure successful systems solutions. The company develops and markets scalable computing systems that support enterprise wide applications and information services: our server series running on UNIX operating system, and the server family running on the Microsoft Windows operating system. Since the launch of its symmetric multiprocessor family of systems in 1989, C-Byte has installed more than 6,000 large-scale systems worldwide.

For further information, phone C-Byte at (403) 770-7818 or (800) 601-3729, or visit our World Wide Web site at http://www.c-byte.com

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Put OPEC in its Place Americans Can Now Bring Big Oil to it’s Knees - Get Fuel for Less Than $1.50 Per Gallon

The Oil Companies and OPEC have been ripping us Off! Big Oil will say or do anything to keep their outrageous profits! Finally there is a way to bring Big Oil and OPEC to their knees! Level the playing field! Make 6 to 9 gallons a day for $12.00 to $14.00 or less. Make 36 gallons or more per week at home! Legally! That’s enough to power 2 or more cars per week.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Big Oil and OPEC have self appointed experts to tell you why they need so much money to make fuel and charge more at the pumps every time they speak. You have heard them for years. It is time to stop the corporate self-justification. Its time to reclaim the inflated prices with dignity using American resources.

How do you do this, you ask? There is a secret that no one is telling us! E85 is the answer. GM, Ford, Chrysler and Imports have had E85 compliant cars for at least 3 years. Flexi-Fuel is what they call them. E85 compliant is what it means. What is E85?

E = Ethanol and the 85 means that they run on 85% Ethanol and 15% gasoline. There are “E” ratings from E2 to E85. So now you know what the “E” talk is about and what it means. Why hasn’t any one told you what this means? Why aren’t we using this now? It’s good for the country, the environment, and industry. It is a winning situation for Americans, farmers, the environment, and You!

Did you know that the first automobiles ran on Ethanol? Gasoline had not been invented at that time.

True or False? Can E85 be produced for less than 1/2 the cost of gasoline? The answer is “True!” Appointed pocket spokesmen for Big Oil will say no 99% of the time. Why are they hiding the Truth?

If you are older, you can probably remember your dad going to the gas station and the attendant would ask if you wanted high test or Ethel. When he said Ethel, we thought it was a friendly name for someone’s Auntie. But what it meant was that they wanted to run ethanol instead of gasoline. Oil companies pushed Oil fuel. Prohibition stopped the production of alcohol. Did you think that prohibition was about drinking? Guess again!

No one has found any kind of solution for Americans... Until Now! The Only Solution is a Micro Fuel Plant! A Micro Fuel Plant will deliver energy that you make at home. Yes, it’s true! You can make your own fuel at a fraction of what Oil Companies charge you at the pumps. The Only Micro Fuel Plant that is available at this time is at: http://www.microfuelplants.com

A word to our Government. Thank You for starting these policies that finally give Americans an energy choice! This has been the policy from Jimmy Carter to, currently, George W Bush.

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All-In-One Network-Enabled Computer With Integrated Colour LCD And Touch Screen Supports Java

Snijder Micro Systems today announced the public release of the new SmartControl product line, a family of rugged, network-enabled HMI computers with colour LCD and touch screen integrating a wide range of I/O and interfacing possibilities and featuring full support for the Java programming language.

Deurne, The Netherlands (PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Snijder Micro Systems today announced the public release of the new SmartControl® product line, a family of rugged, network-enabled HMI computers with colour LCD and touch screen integrating a wide range of I/O and interfacing possibilities and featuring full support for the Java™ programming language.

The SmartControl SC-210/211 are all-in-one single-board computers featuring a 5.7" LCD QVGA display with integrated touch screen, built-in Ethernet controller, up to six serial ports (RS232/RS485), analog and digital I/O, and a wide range of additional interfacing options. The system is based on a high performance 32-bit ARM processor with up to 64 MB of SDRAM and up to 256 MB of flash for solid state storage of application code and data. Additional onboard peripherals include a watchdog, temperature sensor, real time clock with battery backup, programmable slave microcontroller, unique factory-programmed 64-bit ID, digital contrast and backlight control, buzzer, etc. Different enclosure options are available.

The SmartControl SC-21x firmware integrates a industry-leading real-time kernel and Sun-certified Java Virtual Machine which translates all bytecode to native code at runtime, before execution, achieving unrivalled performance and minimal footprint. The system can be programmed completely in Java, including full support for the AWT (Abstract Windowing Toolkit) graphic libraries, without the need for any proprietary or non-standard development tools. Programming in assembler and C/C++ is also possible.

The extended temperature range, low power consumption (less than 1000 mA including the display and backlight), and rugged nature of the SmartControl units make them ideal for a wide range of applications, including industrial process control and automation, automotive/transportation, medical equipment, domotics, points of sale, survey terminals, etc. The system opens up endless possibilities combining the local user interface based on the built-in LCD display and touch screen, and a Ethernet-based interface for remote control and maintenance. The support for Java makes it possible to reduce development costs and shorten development cycles and time to market.

For more information, please visit: http://www.embedded-web.com/

Pricing and availability:
The SmartControl SC-21x is available now. Prices depend on volume and configuration and are in the EUR500-EUR800 range. There are no additional licensing costs or royalties for the OS, JVM, and runtime libraries. Please contact Snijder Micro Systems for detailed pricing information.

About Snijder Micro Systems:
Founded in 1986, Snijder Micro Systems is a front runner in industrial automation. Snijder Micro Systems is using industry-leading technology to design tailor-made solutions and customisable products, featuring an object oriented RTOS and high-performance JVM. The main development goal at Snijder Micro Systems is to conquer the complexity of designing and maintaining a general-purpose Java platform and provide a ready-to-use product to OEMs and embedded system integrators. For further information, please visit Snijder Micro System’s web site at: http://www.snijder.com/

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April 19, 2022

100 Grms HALT/HASS Vibration System is New Technology Breakthrough

Allegan, Michigan, (PR WEB) April 16, 2022 - Hanse Environmental, Inc. announces a new technological breakthrough with their new HALT/HASS vibration systems. The invention doubles the available six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) vibration force from the general industry specification of 50 Grms to 100 Grms. This allows larger product loads to be tested for reliability and/or production screening while markedly reducing air consumption per Grms.

(PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- This invention, U.S. Patent Pending, will mean that manufactures of electronic products will be able to shorten time to market of new products and improve production throughput. Prior to this, Highly Accelerated Life tests (HALT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS) were limited by the weight of products tested. HALT is used by manufactures to develop reliable robust products. HASS is used in production to screen out early life defects.

The Hanse 6Dof Vibration system consists of a specially designed table with pneumatic actuators underneath. The system can generated up to 100 Grms over a frequency range of 5 to 10,000 Hz in three axes and rotational about each axis. Eight standard models are available ranging from 1 to 36 square feet.

For HALT and HASS testing the vibration systems are installed in specially designed environmental chambers capable of temperature change rates of 70°C per minute. The chambers have a temperature range from –65 to 200°C. More information is available at: http://www.hanse-environmental.com

For 15 years Hanse has been a global supplier of Environmental Stress Systems, HALT/HASS, specialized environmental chambers, environmental processing systems, and six-degree-of-freedom vibration systems. Hanse has concentrated on their engineering efforts to continually improve their products. The result is system performance that leapfrogs the industry as witnessed by this new invention.

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April 17, 2022

Fenwal Edge-Connect Gas Ignition Control Provides Fast, Trouble-Free Installation

The 35-60-EC, part of a new series of Gas Ignition Controls from Fenwal, eliminates miswiring, increases installation speed and, when compared to quick connect designs, reduces repetitive motion stress during assembly.

Ashland, MA (PRWEB) April 16, 2022 -- Fenwal Controls, Inc., a leading manufacturer of standard and customized automatic gas ignition and temperature controls for commercial and industrial OEM customers, announces the Edge-Connect Gas Ignition Control for 24 VAC OEM applications. The 35-60-EC, part of a new series of Gas Ignition Controls from Fenwal, eliminates miswiring, increases installation speed and, when compared to quick connect designs, reduces repetitive motion stress during assembly. Applications include furnaces, boilers, radiant and infrared heaters, hearth, water heaters, commercial cooking, dryers, and similar gas-fired equipment.


To meet the needs of appliance and equipment manufacturers for a highly reliable, cost effective gas ignition control with improved assembly productivity and reduced wiring errors, Fenwal’s 35-60-EC integrates all connections onto the edge of the circuit board. A multi-wire Molex® or AMP® plug completes all required wiring with a single connection. In addition to the enhanced noise immunity and flame sense features of the new 35-60-EC Edge Connect design, an additional relay is offered for controlling the combustion blower function.

The new generation of 35-60-EC Series Gas Ignition Controls from Fenwal is offered in direct spark and intermittent pilot versions with a full range of timings and sequences to meet the exact performance requirements of the OEM. Microprocessor-based for precise, reliable operation of a gas valve, the Fenwal 35-60-EC supervises burner ignition and continually monitors the flame for safety. Agency certified by CSA, the 35-60-EC features self-check at startup, on-board diagnostics with LED readout, flame current test pins and available automatic one-hour reset and optional integrated combustion blower relay.

Free samples configured to specific application requirements are available directly from Fenwal’s manufacturing facility in Ashland, Massachusetts to qualified OEMs. Detailed literature can be found at www.fenwalcontrols.com. Pricing, availability and stocking programs for production volumes are available upon request.For more information or to qualify for a free sample, contact Fenwal Controls at 1-800-FENWAL-1 or visit www.fenwalcontrols.com.

About Fenwal Controls
Founded in 1935 as the manufacturer of the patented THERMOSWITCH® temperature controller, Fenwal Controls (www.fenwalcontrols.com) now offers a broad range of agency-approved gas ignition and temperature controls. Fenwal Controls has a long history of providing standard and custom engineered solutions for many industries including HVAC, hydronics, commercial cooking, and fire protection. Fenwal Controls is a division of Kidde-Fenwal and has both domestic and international sales.

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WebDock Updates PLC Data Collection Software and Reduces Price

WebDock updates DataPort to version 10.8! With the new version WebDock is introducing a new personnel and unlimited data tag version for $80.00 and $1500.00(US). The new version includes a completely redesigned interface for adding data points to your project.

(PRWEB) April 16, 2022 -- WebDock updates DataPort to version 10.8!
WebDock updates DataPort to version 10.8! With the new version WebDock is introducing a new personnel and unlimited data tag version for $80.00 and $1500.00(US). The new version includes a completely redesigned interface for adding data points to your project. WebDock would like to thank the many customers who suggested and worked with us on the redesign of the new interface. Thank you.


The new version includes a completely redesigned interface for adding data points to your project. WebDock would like to thank the many customers who suggested and worked with us on the redesign of the new interface. Thank you!

WebDock is introducing a new personnel version for $80.00(US). WebDock also changed the 1500 data point version to unlimited and the price has been reduced to $1500.00(US)!

Ever wished you had a view into your process? WebDock’s DataPort data collection and troubleshooting software may be just what you have been waiting for. With DataPort you can easily view your data or troubleshoot a line. Starting at just $80.00 dollars this is one feature packed data collection and troubleshooting software application. All you need is an OPC server such as Rockwell Software’s RSLinx, Kepware’s OPC server, PLC direct or any other major OPC server to interface with your various programmable controllers.

WebDock’s DataPort (www.WebDock.net) has a long list of features and boasts that you can be collecting data within minutes of installing the software. DataPort creates and manages all databases from Microsoft Access to Microsoft SQL server. It even exports Microsoft Access databases to Microsoft Excel format. You do not have to setup or configure one database item. For local use DataPort logs your information to a Microsoft Access 95/97/2000 format database and for big jobs it will log to any Microsoft SQL server on your network.

DataPort includes a live data viewer that lets you see the data collected in real time and allows you to save the snapshot as a .csv file for easy import into Microsoft Excel or other applications.

WebDock’s DataPort includes standard a built in web server with graphing that allows you to view data points and graphs of your data from any web browser as well as export your graph data directly from your web browser. Access to the web server can be controlled by username/password security.

DataPort also includes standard a built in XML server, which allows you to built complex applications that do no rely on proprietary information or protocols. WebDock even provides demos of real time controls such as a vessel for you web pages.

You can download a fully functional version of the software from the WebDock website (www.WebDock.net).

At one-third the cost of competing products WebDock’s DataPort is feature- packed and worth a look.

- $80.00 WD-DP-050EN (20 data point limit)
- $550.00 WD-DP-050EN (50 data point limit)
- $750.00 WD-DP-150EN (data point limit)
- $950.00 WD-DP-300EN (300 data point limit)
- $1500.00 WD-DP-UNEN (UN data point limit)

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April 15, 2022

Creative Materials Announces Expansion

New lab space, new sales reps to serve increasing customer demands for custom materials.

Tyngsboro, MA (PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Creative Materials Inc. has recently expanded its research and development laboratory located in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, and hired six new sales representatives in North America. The laboratory is used to custom formulate conductive adhesives, coatings and inks, as well as encapsulants, used in applications for the microelectronics, biotechnology, electronics, electrical, medical, automotive, telecommunications and aerospace/defense markets. Current R&D; projects include developing new materials for RFID technology, Department of Defense applications and medical research devices.

By working closely with customers, Creative Materials reduces the time it takes for a manufacturer to develop a new product from prototype to full-scale production. Sales representatives have been added to provide local customer support in the following territories: Ontario, Canada; Florida and Puerto Rico; Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Western Wisconsin; Michigan; Mexico, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

“We are pleased to add representation in key areas of North America, because the closer we get to the customer, the better we can support and serve them,” said Ron Lilly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We continue looking for experienced sales reps in the Midwest, Northwest and Southeastern states other than Florida.”

“With our new lab, we can support our customers’ growing spectrum of applications, and respond quickly to their inquiries. This will give us the opportunity to explore new technologies,” said Victor Borges, manager of technical services. “If a customer needs a new material formulation to build their product, we can make it, or we can reformulate one of our 1,000 plus existing products.”

Creative Materials has built a reputation for excellence in quality and consistency of its products. “When we make a product, it’s the same every time,” Borges said. “Our customers’ success depends upon our consistency. I am very pleased with our new laboratory because it provides my team with the space and equipment we need to do excellent work.”


About Creative Materials, Inc.
Creative Materials, Inc. develops and markets specialty chemical products to customers world-wide. Founded in 1986, Creative Materials has its headquarters and production facilities in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Products from Creative Materials are used to manufacture electronic components for automobiles, computers, keyboards, and cell phones; medical electrodes and medical instruments; heating equipment; and aerospace devices. Creative Materials offers more than 1000 product formulations, and is ISO 9001 certified. For additional information please visit http://www.creativematerials.com/.

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Uncovered Window Wells Trap Children

Uncovered window wells become even more hazardous this time of year, as children start playing—and exploring—outdoors. The cure can create new safety hazards if covers are bolted or locked down to prevent emergency egress from the basement.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Uncovered window wells become even more hazardous this time of year, as children start playing—and exploring—outdoors. The cure can create new safety hazards if covers are bolted or locked down to prevent emergency egress from the basement.

“Buy a cover that supports adult weight, locks from the outside to keep out intruders and overly-curious kids, and unlocks from the inside if you need to get out of your basement in a hurry,” advises custom window well cover manufacturer Glynn Kierstein.

“A quality-built window well cover will provide many years of peace of mind and protection for a very modest investment—especially when considering the price you may pay for poor quality or no protection at all,” adds Kierstein, maker of the Coverwell™ custom window well cover.

Selecting a suitable window well cover can be perplexing. Following are tips to help you decide:

1. Address strength and durability. Generally, the more you’re willing to spend, the more strength and longevity you buy. If you want the cover to support the weight of a child or adult, a major safety consideration, you’ll want a higher-end plastic or metal cover. And, how long does it need to last without discoloring or falling apart?

2. Assess less-obvious functionality. Other important functional issues include sloping to allow water run off, ability to cover windows that extend above the walls, construction that prevents wind vibration, and ability to eliminate up to 15% of heat loss through the windows. Think about what you want the cover to cover in terms of specialized functional needs.

3. Assess aesthetics. A good-looking window well cover can add to property value. Think about form versus function. If, for example, you want the cover to look good for appraisal or resale purposes, buy accordingly.

4. Consider security. Crime statistics show that 4% of burglars gain access through basement windows. Think about the security benefits of a locking window well cover.

5. Consider emergency safety. Think about egress issues when buying a cover. Type of installation and locking systems will determine the ability to exit in case of a fire or other emergency.

6. Get fit. Decide how well you want the cover to fit, both a form and function consideration. Well-fitting covers help ensure best function (e.g., no gapping that allows in excessive moisture) and, obviously, can look better than the result of fitting a square peg into a round hole.

7. Examine ventilation. Proper ventilation prevents condensation and heat buildup. Determine the importance of ventilation and buy accordingly.

8. Get light. Some covers block considerable light—either because of the type of construction or rapid discoloration. Decide how much light you want, and select a cover that won’t easily discolor.

9. Mount up. Think about whether the cover will be mounted to the well or wall. Generally, the less standard your requirements, the more customization will be required.

10. Clean up. Ease of cleaning either the well or the cover should be factored into the buying decision. Easy cover removal, self-cleaning aspects and portability are factors to consider.

A well-covered window well can add peace of mind, safety, security and value to your property.

For more information, visit www.coverwell.com; or contact Kierstein tollfree at 1-877-772-4251 (303-429-7002 inside Colorado).

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Sundance Unveils Floating-Point Library for TI Fixed-Point TMS320™ DSP Family

Sundance Digital Processing Inc,, a worldwide supplier and manufacturer of advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and reconfigurable computing platforms, today announced the availability of the GDD600, a new and powerful library of floating-point DSP vectors and functions.

RENO, NV (PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Sundance Digital Processing Inc,, a worldwide supplier and manufacturer of advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and reconfigurable computing platforms, today announced the availability of the GDD600, a new and powerful library of floating-point DSP vectors and functions. Offering a broad range of callable functions, the GDD600 library significantly reduces the development time of many DSP applications targeting Texas Instruments' (TI) TMS320 DSP-based platforms. In addition to the hand-coded and optimized functions, the GDD600 includes a data conversion unit that facilitates the conversion of fixed-point and integer formats into floating-point units, as well as the conversion of floating-point units into integer formats.

“Encompassing over one hundred different functions and transforms, the GDD600 is remarkably beneficial for DSP applications written in either C-code or variants of C-code, enabling programmers to encode DSP and image-processing algorithms in an efficient and timely manner,” said Thomas Brooks, C6000 product marketing manager, TI.

With the ability to interchange between a fixed-point and a floating-point DSP processor, the GDD600 is a very helpful tool in the development of DSP real-time applications based on a variety of TI floating and fixed-point processors such as the TMS320C64x™ and TMS320C67x™ DSP generations.

"DSP applications are often coded modularly, which means the applications are divided into functions that are then called from the application. Most major DSP vendors have spent considerable time developing compilers that streamline these application developments," said Flemming Christensen, general manager, Sundance. "By providing application designers with the powerful GDD600 library of pre-optimized DSP functions, Sundance makes it possible for DSP programmers to maximize the benefits offered by compilers while reducing and simplifying application developments."

The GDD600 library comprises over 100 functions and macros that perform common DSP operations like Fast Fourier Transform, Fast Hartley Transform, Discrete Cosine Transform, FIR/IIR filters, coordinate transformations, vector operations, complex number arithmetic operations, pseudo-random numbers generation and data conditioning (spectral windows) operations. These operations are executed on the IEEE-754 floating-point format numbers, which are then implemented on a larger dynamic range that uniformly distributes relative errors, making it unnecessary for developers to scale accumulators, a common practice for fixed-point arithmetic.

The hand-coded and optimized library includes various features such as interruptibility, which is essential for programming asynchronous systems. The GDD600 also has the ability for re-entrance, thus enabling the same code to be shared between tasks and threads. This makes the code useable in multitasking systems. Fast and accurate floating-point math simulation routines also allow the user to benefit from a faster processing floating-point array and scalar data.

Pricing for the GDD600 starts at $5,500. For more information about the GDD600 library, visit www.sundance.com

About Sundance
Sundance is a UK-based, ISO 9000 Compliant, independent company headquartered Chesham, U.K., with offices in the United States and Italy. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets high performance signal processing and reconfigurable systems for original equipment manufacturers in the wireless and signal processing markets. Leveraging its multiprocessor expertise and experience, Sundance provides OEM with modular DSP and FPGA-based systems as well as data acquisition, I/O, communication and interconnectivity products that are essential to multiprocessor systems where scalability and performance are essential. With over fifty different modules and carriers for PCI, cPCI VME and Stand Alone platforms, Sundance is a solution provider to semiconductor, pharmaceutical and factory automation industries. Sundance, founded in 1989 by the current directors, is a Xilinx Xperts and MathWorks’ Connection program member.

About the Texas Instruments Third Party Program
Sundance is a member of the TI TMS320™ third party network, the most extensive collection of DSP development support in the world. With more than 650 independent companies and consultants, TI's customers have easy access to a broad range of application software, development hardware/software and consulting services. For more information on the TI third party network, please visit: http://www.ti.com/3p.

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Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. Signs Exclusive Agreement with the Nations Largest Waste Container Manufacturer

Wastequip will begin manufacturing and marketing Concrete Washout Systems containers.

Elk Grove, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 14, 2022 - Concrete Washout Systems, Inc., (CWS) announced today that Wastequip Manufacturing, the nations largest solid and liquid waste container manufacturer, has signed an exclusive agreement and will begin manufacturing and marketing the patent pending concrete washout systems containers.


Wastequip, Inc. is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Since its founding in 1989, Wastequip has become one of the largest manufacturers, designers, and marketers of equipment to collect, process, and transport solid and liquid waste materials. The company's products include a variety of metal containers used for the collection of waste materials, balers, compactors, roll-off hoists, and vehicle mounted vacuum units. For more information visit http://www.wastequip.com .

"We welcome the opportunity to work with Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. in providing the building trades and concrete industries with a quality, cost-effective, and environmentally compliant alternative to their concrete washout needs," stated Bob Rasmussen, president and chief executive officer of Wastequip.

"We are very pleased to have Wastequip as an exclusive manufacturing and marketing partner with the market share they represent. With our other exclusive manufacturer for the west coast, we have aligned ourselves with the two largest container manufacturers in the United States," stated Mark Jenkins, President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. "Wastequip is at the forefront of their industry because they maintain a strong commitment and personal interest with their clients and they seek out new technologies, such as ours, that impact their client's business and ultimately their client's bottom line. We believe with their assistance and our aggressive expansion plans, we will have operations in most if not every state within a relatively short period of time," added Mr. Jenkins.

The patent pending CWS is a portable, self-contained and watertight bin that controls, captures and contains concrete washout material and wastewater. It allows trade personnel to easily washout concrete trucks, pumps and equipment on site and facilitates easy off site recycling of the same concrete materials and wastewater, while protecting the storm drain system from potential illegal discharges. The off-site recycling component creates an even more environmentally sound application. This system replaces other outdated washout BMP's, which are costly, unsightly and damaging to the environment since their containment value diminishes, due to inherently faulty material, over use and lack of maintenance.

About Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
Concrete Washout Systems is a risk management specialist and industry pioneer in concrete washout and wastewater removal, treatment and recycling. The patent-pending Concrete Washout Systems provides a cost effective, environmentally friendly and compliance alternative for homebuilders, contractors, ready mix and pump operators and environmental engineering firms. For more information visit http://www.concretewashout.com

Contact:
Roger Engelsgaard
Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
1-877-2-WASHOUT
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April 14, 2022

Don’t Blame the Plant for Late Shipments

Lean manufacturing consultant R. Michael Donovan says the plant too often takes the blame for supply chain problems. Too many executives are focused on today’s crises and ignoring the strategic imperatives that could help prevent production problems from occurring.

Framingham, MA (PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- Many manufacturing companies find themselves trapped in a crisis-to-crisis mode of operation, constantly firefighting. The entire organization becomes highly reactive, patching problems rather than working proactively to sustain performance gains by eliminating the root causes that are often outside the control of the manufacturing function.


Management consultant, Mike Donovan of R. Michael Donovan & Co, says “Although manufacturing is often perceived to be the biggest problem in the supply chain, the reality is frequently different. Ripple effects that create chaos manifest themselves as problems on the production floor, but the root causes are often in other areas. Manufacturing is typically just one of many weak links in the total enterprise, including the “extended” enterprise of all supply chain partners.” The upshot is:
-- Changing priorities create unplanned long cycle times
-- Product demand doesn’t match the forecasts on which material procurement and production schedules have been based
-- Upstream suppliers of raw materials and sub-assemblies don’t meet revised delivery schedules
-- Bottlenecks that slow material flow result in higher inventories
-- Product specification problems create delays that lead to expensive rework

Escaping the Crisis-to-Crisis Trap
Chaotic operations don’t have to define the way a manufacturing company does business. What progressive manufacturing companies are learning is that breaking the cycle requires a program of intense self-examination involving thorough and professional analysis of the company’s overall business and manufacturing processes and systems. The assessment must include considerations of procurement policies and procedures, partners and relationships, manufacturing, transportation and logistics concerns, ordering and inventory policies, sales and customer service policies, product development and release issues, engineering change processes, and overall management objectives and expectations.

While this assessment can be internal, involving the company’s own executives and management team, it is often helpful to bring in external resources – supply chain experts with experience solving similar problems and an objective view uncolored by internal politics or history. Outside resources can provide benchmark reference points of how others are managing various aspects of their businesses. Shifting the focus away from the plant’s internal struggles and onto the root causes of production delays and disruptions will pay big dividends in moving the plant toward world-class performance.

To receive complimentary lean manufacturing resources visit http://www.rmdonovan.com

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High Growth Expected for Safety PLCs & Safety Bus/Networks

There are concerns about the reliability and safety in the use of safety buses/networks for machine automatic safeguarding, particularly when safety and non-safety data is handled by the same bus/network. Nevertheless usage is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period, as the use of safety PLCs grows and reliability of operations with safety buses/networks becomes proven. Usage is particularly attractive when machines and controls become more complex (i.e., for example, requiring many emergency stops and/or safety gate switches with multiple actuators).

Natick, MA (PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- A new market study by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) projects the most rapid growth for machine automatic safeguarding equipment in Europe and North America will be for programmable safety systems (safety PLCs).


Current and Forecast Programmable Safety System (Safety PLC) Shipments for Machine Automatic Safeguarding Applications
(U.S. Dollars)

2004
Europe: $43.1 Million
North America: $9.3 Million

2007
Europe: $78.8 Million
North America: $20.7 Million

Compound Annual Growth Rates
Europe: 22.3%
North America: 30.6%

The overall machine automatic safeguarding equipment markets are forecast to grow at compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) of 7.4% for Europe, and 12.5% for North America between through 2007. However, the small programmable safety system portions of these markets are forecast to growth at significantly higher rates of 22.3% and 30.6% respectively. This difference is primarily due to the European market's level of maturity, as well as its further adoption of programmable safety systems for these applications.

There are concerns about the reliability and safety in the use of safety buses/networks for machine automatic safeguarding, particularly when safety and non-safety data is handled by the same bus/network. Nevertheless usage is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period, as the use of safety PLCs grows and reliability of operations with safety buses/networks becomes proven. Usage is particularly attractive when machines and controls become more complex (i.e., for example, requiring many emergency stops and/or safety gate switches with multiple actuators).

Benefits resulting from use of safety PLCs and buses/networks include:

- Allowing greater integration of machine controls;
- Capability for better and easier diagnostics where intelligence is provided down to device levels;
- Faster and easier maintenance;
- Greater flexibility in machine controls;
- Less wiring to be installed, fewer connections to be made;
- Reduction in cost of commissioning;
- Reduction in installation and reconfiguring costs; and
- Reduction of design costs.

To view this press release (including exhibit), please go to:
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About VDC
Venture Development Corporation (VDC) is an independent technology market research and strategy consulting firm that specializes in a number of industrial, embedded, component, retail automation, RFID, AIDC, datacom/telecom, and defense markets. VDC has been operating since 1971, when the firm was founded by graduates of the Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, we employ a talented collection of analysts and consultants who offer a rare combination of expertise in the market research process; experience in technology product and program management; and formal training in engineering and marketing. VDC’s clients include thousands of the largest and fastest-growing tech suppliers in the world and the most successful investors participating in the markets we cover.

For further information about "The North American & European Markets for Machine Automatic Safeguarding Equipment - Second Edition" or any other VDC service, contact:

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Microsoft OS Continues to Dominate the Industrial Operator Interface Marketplace

There is a small but growing revenue share derived from products being used with Linux. Linux is like UNIX operating systems in that it provides a reliable, scalable platform with many of the desired features of UNIX, but in a truly open system. It is not necessary to purchase expensive "client-access" licenses to apply Linux. The capabilities of Linux continue to expand with thousands of developers collaborating via the Internet to develop new Linux features, including improving reliability and scalability, and adding new applications and tools.

Natick, MA (PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- A market study by Venture Development Corporation finds that the majority of vendor North American operator interface application software revenues are derived from products based on Microsoft operating systems.

Current and Forecast Vendor North American Industrial Stationary Operator Interface Application Software Revenue Shares Segmented by Operating Systems (Percent of Dollar Volumes)

2004
- Windows XP: 26.9%
- Proprietary: 19.2%
- Windows NT: 15.3%
- Windows CE: 7.9%
- Windows 2000: 18.0%
- Linux: 3.2%
- Longhorn: 1.6%
- Windows 98: 4.3%
- Other: 3.6%

2006
- Windows XP: 40.1%
- Proprietary: 17.4%
- Windows NT: 10.0%
- Windows CE: 9.4%
- Windows 2000: 8.7%
- Linux: 5.1%
- Longhorn: 4.9%
- Windows 98: 0.0%
- Other: 4.4%

Significant trends shaping the North American market include:

I. Microsoft. Microsoft OSs are seen to be the dominant leaders for usage with industrial operator interface terminals. Many users will only consider changing to newer versions as they are released, and also as the application software for use with these systems become available. While not perfect, many swear by Microsoft operating systems.

- One of the more significant benefits in using Windows XP is that it provides more flexibility and ease of use for communication interfaces than earlier Windows OSs.
- Once Microsoft releases Longhorn, operator interface application software that works with this OS should appear on the market relatively quickly. It is forecast that 4.9% of vendor North American operator interface application software revenues in 2006 will be from products working with this OS.
- Performance and capabilities of the Windows CE OS have improved while also offering a significant cost advantage over other Windows OSs.

II. Proprietary
Some proprietary OS vendors and users have large investments in these OSs and operator interface application software that are used with these, and they are reluctant to cease offering/using the products. The perception - be it real or fabricated - associated with these proprietary systems, is that these provide better performance, or performance/functions that are not available with other OSs, and have higher reliability.

III. Linux
There is a small but growing revenue share derived from products being used with Linux. Linux is like UNIX operating systems in that it provides a reliable, scalable platform with many of the desired features of UNIX, but in a truly open system. It is not necessary to purchase expensive "client-access" licenses to apply Linux. The capabilities of Linux continue to expand with thousands of developers collaborating via the Internet to develop new Linux features, including improving reliability and scalability, and adding new applications and tools.

To view this press release (including exhibit), please go to:
http://www.vdc-corp.com/industrial/press/05/pr05-11.html

Report Availability
http://www.vdc-corp.com/industrial/reports/04/br04-04.html

About VDC
Venture Development Corporation (VDC) is an independent technology market research and strategy consulting firm that specializes in a number of industrial, embedded, component, retail automation, RFID, AIDC, datacom/telecom, and defense markets. VDC has been operating since 1971, when the firm was founded by graduates of the Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, we employ a talented collection of analysts and consultants who offer a rare combination of expertise in the market research process; experience in technology product and program management; and formal training in engineering and marketing. VDC?s clients include thousands of the largest and fastest-growing tech suppliers in the world and the most successful investors participating in the markets we cover.

For further information about the "North American Markets for Industrial Electronic Monitors and Operator Interface Terminals - Fifth Edition" or any other VDC service, contact:

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April 12, 2022

Toughquip Releases 2005 Used Caterpillar® Equipment Info Guide

Provides hard to find information on Caterpillar Equipment. Includes more than 1900 serial series models from 1960 through 2004. Information includes upgrade guide, serial number guide, specifications and more.

DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) April 12, 2022 -- Toughquip, LLC releases the new 2005 Caterpillar® Buyer Information Guide. The detailed, Caterpillar® Equipment quick reference guide has become very popular among contractors, independent and OEM equipment dealers, appraisers and auction companies. In addition to updating Toughquip has added additional equipment in the 2005 Guide, including Asphalt/Concrete paving equipment and vibratory compactors. The engine section has also been upgraded to include On-Highway Truck engines showing engine model, engine serial number, horsepower/RPM rating and country of origin.

As a result of many contractors and independent equipment dealers requesting immediate access to the Caterpillar® Information Guide, Toughquip has established a download zone. The download zone includes individual equipment as well as the complete 2,038 page buyer information guide in Adobe® pdf format.

Information for more than 1,900 serial series models include: serial number year model determination, transportation data; weight, height, length and width, original equipment specification, country of origin, upgrades by serial number, engine model, horsepower and engine serial number. The Caterpillar Equipment Buyer Information Guide includes most Caterpillar construction equipment models from 1960 through 2004.

Equipment upgrades, by serial number, are included on all applicable models. The user, at a glance, can determine if the used equipment has the latest increased speed runout transmission gears, increased torque-rise engine, improved variable capacity torque converter, flow amplified steering, increased backhoe digging forces, etc.

The "Quick-Glance" single-page format allows the user to get all the information on a specific machine without flipping through several books.

John Morris, President of REO Construction, said, "I use the Toughquip Information Guide when replacing equipment. The guide is so easy to use and has a lot of, hard to find, information."

The Toughquip Caterpillar Equipment Buyer Information Guide is priced at $85.00.

Toughquip is dedicated to providing heavy construction equipment information to the buyers, sellers and owners of such equipment. Toughquip is continually gathering and compiling equipment data on brands such as Caterpillar, Case, Komatsu and Deere to better inform the industry.

Caterpillar® is the registered trademark of Caterpillar, Inc. and is used for reference purpose only. Toughquip is not associated with, nor is it a licensed representative of Caterpillar Inc.

Contact:
Jeff Moore
Toughquip
820 S. MacArthur Blvd
Suite 105-325
Coppell, TX 75019
Phone. 866-681-4636,
International: 972-745-6563
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http://www.toughquip.com

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April 11, 2022

Battery Reconditioning Company Has Unprecedented Success

Battery Doctors, a premier battery reconditioning service, has found unmatched success by having the only product that can successfully recondition lead acid batteries, thereby saving consumers money and conserving environmental resources.

(PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- Battery Doctors, a premier battery reconditioning service and a division of ProTec International, LLC, has found unprecedented success by developing the only product that can successfully recondition lead acid batteries. Reconditioned batteries cost a fraction of a new battery and conserve environmental resources by reusing otherwise functional batteries.


Battery Doctors has found that their distinctive product has virtually no competition in the U.S. and International markets. While various methods for extending battery life have been tested and explored, Battery Doctors has developed a method of reconditioning the battery without taking it apart. Most batteries die prematurely due to hard sulphate build-up on the plates. Battery Doctors uses a non-hazardous chemical “ProBat” and a specifically designed charger “ProCharge” to safely remove the harmful lead-sulphate from the plates and inhibit its reoccurrence.

“There is a tremendous need for lead acid batteries in this $17 billion dollar worldwide market,” said Marc Keith, Director of Product Development for Battery Doctors. “We can hardly keep up with the demand for reconditioned batteries and that’s a good thing.”

There are over 1,100 Battery Doctors operators worldwide that provide reconditioned batteries for automotive, marine, heavy equipment, industrial applications, hospitals, farms, and the military. Battery Doctors expects continued growth of their product as their operator base expands.

The benefits of Battery Doctors reconditioned batteries include:
• More affordable batteries
• Longer lasting batteries
• Battery life extender that prevents vehicle downtime
• Battery Doctors Operators provide additional testing and services
• Full replacement warranties

Find more information on Battery Doctors reconditioned batteries or about becoming an owner-operator by visiting www.BatteryDoctors.com.

About Battery Doctors
Battery Doctors, a premier manufacturer of reconditioned batteries, is committed to providing the highest quality reconditioned batteries with unparalleled customer service and teamwork. They are conscientious about environmental responsibility and are determined to offer the general public and business owners a high quality, dependable alternative to new battery replacement.

About ProTec International, LLC
Formed in 1988, ProTec International is a privately held California-based research and development company specializing in the design of practical, cost-effective and environmentally safe technologies for industrial, commercial and consumer applications. ProTec also licenses synergetic technologies that complement its proprietary product lines. They are a member of the World Trade Center.

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New Low Cost Pure Sine Backup System Has Integrated Charger

Schaefer, Inc. has introduced the GP-I-3000C Series of Inverters. These 3000 watt inverters deliver pure sine wave power and include UPS and an integrated charger making them great backup systems for many applications.

Ashland, MA (PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- Schaefer, Inc. has introduced the GP-I-3000C Series of Inverters. These 3000 watt inverters deliver pure sine wave power and include UPS and an integrated charger making them great backup systems for many applications. Pure sine wave output power enables these inverters to better handle sensitive loads and improves AC equipment performance.

Designed specifically for backup power applications in mobile systems, GP-I-3000C Series Inverters are available in 12V or 24V configurations and in 115 or 230V AC output versions--with PFC on the AC input. GP-I-3000C Series Inverters deliver very low EMI to have minimal affect on other onboard equipment which, along with their high power density and rugged construction, makes them ideal for even the most extreme mobile environments. All GP-I-3000C Series Inverter outputs are adjustable and fully regulated to 1.5% or better. Common applications include recreational, marine, industrial, military, and general backup power systems.

GP-I-3000C Series Inverters feature true sine wave output with high speed transfer switch, a built-in 3-stage battery charger with adaptive charging technology, and a secondary charger regulator for direct PV Array input. All GP-I-3000C Series Inverters also feature temperature compensated charging voltage, state-of-the-art remote sensing, integrated low voltage battery cutoff, and overload/temperature/reverse polarity/short circuit protection. Packaged in 350 x 450 x 730 mm (h x w x d) modules, GP-I-3000C Series Inverters provide a low profile and space savings. A highly efficient standby circuit is standard and works with all loads. Also standard is a built in remote controller port, aluminum chassis for harsh environments, and a compact, simple mounting scheme. GP-I-3000C Series Inverters operate at 85 - 90% efficiency and have an operating temperature range of 0°C to +50°C.

Mechanical and electrical modifications to standard Schaefer products are available and Schaefer can design and manufacture fully customized solutions. GP-I-3000C Series Inverters are priced at $1204 ea. at 100 pieces with significant OEM quantity discounts available, Delivery is 8-10 Weeks ARO.

For further information, please contact Sue Gillogly at Schaefer, Inc., 200 Butterfield Drive, Ashland, MA 01721. Tel: 508/881-7330 Fax: 508/231-0861

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OHAUS Gets Down to Basics With New Adventurer SL Analytical and Precision Balances

Ohaus Corporation has unveiled the AdventurerTM SL, the company’s newest line of analytical and precision balances, designed for uncomplicated performance. The new balances have only those features necessary for routine weighing along with a few design and performance extras that help eliminate common nuisances that can arise in laboratory, industrial and educational settings.

(PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- Staying true to the belief that “the customer is always right,” Ohaus Corporation is unveiling the AdventurerTM SL, the company’s newest line of analytical and precision balances. Designed for uncomplicated performance, the new balances have only those features necessary for routine weighing along with a few design and performance extras that help eliminate common nuisances that can arise in laboratory, industrial and educational settings.

Leading those extras is the new Frameless, Flip-Top Draftshield. Users frustrated by spilled materials will welcome the easy-access weighing chamber of the Adventurer SL as the draftshield is designed without the need of top rails. As a result, users have unsurpassed access to the weighing platform to clean up spills or to place or retrieve materials to be weighed, greatly reducing spillage and virtually eliminating waste.

In addition to not having to worry about navigating tight spaces, all doors, including the front and back panel on the Frameless Flip-Top Draftshield, are simple to remove and replace, for fast and easy cleaning.

Adventurer SL incorporates Ohaus' new QuadraStance™ design. QuadraStance™ design incorporates four adjusting feet to provide superior footprint stability on any surface. QuadraStance™ helps prevent rocking and tipping, enhancing the weighing stability of the balance, and keeping the Adventurer SL level and accurate.

Additionally, Adventurer SL has been designed with an up-front level indicator eliminating the need to look behind the balance during the leveling process. A quick glance at the up-front level indicator helps to ensure that the balance is level prior to each use.

Housed in a compact and efficient design, the Adventurer SL is available in several precision models ranging from 150 x 0.001 grams to 8100 x 1 gram. Two analytical models are also available with a capacity of 65 or 210 grams. Simple to operate, the Adventurer SL has a seven segment LCD and two-button keypad. The balances offer three simple application modes (weighing, simple parts counting, and percentage weighing) with 17 US and international weighing units.

With twelve models to select from, the Adventurer SL is not overloaded with features seldom used in routine weighing applications, and comes with only those needed in laboratory, industrial or education settings:

•Selectable Environmental Settings let you adjust the balance to compensate for vibrations and other disturbances.
•Some models offer portability utilizing 4 "AA" batteries with an energy saving auto shut-off feature. All models can be run on the included AC powerpack.
•Integral Weigh-Below Hook allows for density or specific gravity determination.
•In-Use Cover & Security Bracket protects your balance against spillage and theft.

Headquartered in Pine Brook, New Jersey, Ohaus Corporation manufactures an extensive line of high-precision industrial, portable and mechanical balances and scales that meet the demands of virtually any weighing need. The company is a global leader in the Laboratory, Industrial and Education channels as well as a host of specialty markets, including the Food Preparation, Pharmacy and Jewelry industries. An ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, Ohaus products are precise, reliable and affordable, and are backed by industry-leading customer support. For additional information, contact Ohaus Corporation at 973/377-9000, or visit the web site at www.ohaus.com.

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Tungsten Grinder Improves Arc Starting, Stability, and Tungsten Life

The Piranha III Tungsten Grinder allows operators to longitudinally grind, cut, and flat tungsten on high quality diamond wheels. This method, recommended by most welding experts, will dramatically improve most aspects of weld applications including arc starting, arc stability and electrode life

(PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -- The Piranha III Tungsten Grinder allows operators to longitudinally grind, cut, and flat tungsten on high quality diamond wheels. This method, recommended by most welding experts, will dramatically improve most aspects of weld applications including arc starting, arc stability and electrode life.


Manufactured in the USA, the Piranha III features a heavy duty design unmatched in the industry and an enclosed grinding area to protect the operator from hazardous dust, sparks, and abrasions while enabling dust collection and disposal.

The Piranha III is perfect for nearly all welding applications and accommodates 040" through 3/16" tungsten at angles from 10 to 60 degrees.

Diamond Ground Products is dedicated to the improvement of weld quality & welder productivity, and maintains a reputation as the industry leader in tungsten and tungsten preparation. Our ongoing management philosophy is to provide quality product and receptive service that exceeds even the most stringent expectations. Contact DGP today to see how we can help with your current or future welding applications.

For more information, contact:
Jim Elizarraz
Diamond Ground Products
2550 Azurite Circle Newbury Park, CA 91320
Ph: (805) 498-3837
Fax (805) 498-9347
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Website: www.diamondground.com

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Tungsten Grinder With Vacuum For Automatic Arc Welding

The Diamond Ground Products Model DGP-3-V2 grinding system provides precision ground arc welding electrodes cut to length with high quality, consistent tip geometry for automatic arc welding. Available optional vacuum system provides the user with dust evacuation and storage.

(PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -- The Diamond Ground Products Model DGP-3-V2 grinding system provides precision ground arc welding electrodes cut to length with high quality, consistent tip geometry for automatic arc welding. Available optional vacuum system provides the user with dust evacuation and storage.

Welding benefits include improved weld quality, reduced arc wander, superior arc starting, consistent of arc shape, longer electrode life and elimination of tungsten inclusions through reduction of electrode spitting/shedding. Free samples of system output are available to your specifications.

Diamond Ground Products is dedicated to the improvement of weld quality & welder productivity, and maintains a reputation as the industry leader in tungsten and tungsten preparation. Our ongoing management philosophy is to provide quality product and receptive service that exceeds even the most stringent expectations. Contact DGP today to see how we can help with your current or future welding applications.

For more information, contact:
Jim Elizarraz
Diamond Ground Products
2550 Azurite Circle Newbury Park, CA 91320
Ph: (805) 498-3837
Fax (805) 498-9347
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Website: www.diamondground.com

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Axiomtek Introduces Fast, Robust And Powerful Network Appliance

NA-1801 Network Appliance Platform Ideal For Combination of Applications Including VPN Gateways, Network Bandwidth Controllers, SSLs, Firewalls, IDS/IPS and Much More

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- AXIOMTEK, a world renowned provider of industrial and embedded systems and components, today announced an extreme networking appliance hardware platform solution. The platform has a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) from a networking performance point of view, and it can be used in a variety of applications including VPN gateways, network bandwidth controllers, SSLs, firewalls, IDS/IPS, and more.

The NA-1801 network appliance platform supports new generation Intel® Pentium® 4 processors (Prescott) with Intel® 875 North Bridge chipsets. The platform supports up to a total of eight Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports extreme data transaction performance in a network layer. Primarily optimized for data communication, the NA-1801 is customizable for varying Ethernet port configurations and combinations, and can be further modified to fit different customer requirements accordingly.

The platform supports a LAN-by-pass feature for abnormal status. It can also support different by-pass levels such as power, BIOS boot, OS and application program failures. To off-load the CPU utilization and speed up the VPN encryption/decryption performance, the NA-1801 platform features one PCI-X 64-bit/66MHz slot for VPN encryption boards or any compatible feature card expansions. The baseboard can further optimize the processor performance through a VPN adapter card hardware engine. The NA-1801 supports DES, Triple-DES, AES encryptions, public key computations and other security protocol operations.

Axiomtek has also embedded powerful enclosure management features, including BIOS redirection to console port, LCM settings, and more, have been implemented so users can keep and manage their data easily. Other optional features such as SMBus EEPROM are available as well as firmware upgrades from software providers.

For system log-ins with monitoring and building control proxy, the NA-1801 has space for a 2.5” hard drive for software porting by third party software solution providers. The baseboard has two serial ATA and two 44-pin IDE connectors, so customers can easily use the serial ATA hard disks internally. The embedded OS can be stored on DOM (Disk on Module) and/or CF (compact flash). Other accessories are available such as a Mini PCI VGA module (AX92101) which can be used through the main board’s Mini-PCI slot to allow customers to use displays when needed.

The platform can be used in harsh environments, and has incredibly higher performance when compared to traditional Pentium 4 platforms. The NA-1801 is available now. For more information, customers can visit Axiomtek’s Web site at www2005.Axiomtek.com.

About AXIOMTEK
Founded in Taiwan by a group of young and aggressive engineers in 1990, AXIOMTEK has been acknowledged as one of the major design and manufacturing companies for diverse and market niche solutions in a wide array of industrial and embedded applications. Since the company’s establishment, it has successfully gained worldwide recognition for its innovative designs, product quality and exceptional customer service. Today, AXIOMTEK offers a wide range of products including Industrial Computer Chasses and Workstations, Super Slim Panel PCs and HMI Solutions, Data Acquisition Systems, Single Board Computers from 386 to Pentium II/III, PC/104 Modules, Embedded Computers in every conceivable form factor, CompactPCI systems and more. AXIOMTEK employs an international distribution network with tracking and inventory control located in Taiwan, USA, China and Germany to ensure rapid delivery of customer orders. The company can be found on the Web at www.axiomtek.com.

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April 09, 2022

FRx Software Announces 2005 FRx Express Road Show Schedule

The FRx Express, the traveling product road show from FRx Software is back. This one day event will teach attendees how to use FRx and Forecaster to increase financial visibility and take control of their financial reporting and budgeting processes. Attendees will learn how FRx and Forecaster, financial reporting and budgeting software products, increase financial visibility and control.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- FRx Software, a Microsoft® company and a part of the Microsoft Business Solutions Group, today announced that FRx Software experts are traveling to 35 cities from March to September, offering tremendous insight into Microsoft Business Solutions–FRx® and Microsoft Business Solutions–Forecaster. Current users and others are invited to attend to learn about the suite of FRx Software financial analytics applications. The FRx Express road show will explore how organizations can gain tighter control over their financial performance and gain more visibility into the financial health of their organization. FRx Express attendees have the opportunity to explore the features and benefits of FRx Software applications, learn useful tips, and network with other users.

• Tighter control over financial reporting processes. FRx provides an automated reporting process that makes it easy to create accurate, timely and defendable financial reports.
• Increased productivity. FRx Software applications automate the many time-consuming, tedious tasks associated with using spreadsheets for budgeting, financial reporting and analysis. With FRx Software applications, financial professionals can spend the majority of their time on important, value-added financial activities rather than collecting, validating, creating and distributing reports.
• Budget with greater precision. FRx Express attendees will learn how Forecaster can help produce accurate and realistic budgets quickly. With Forecaster it is easy to involve the right people in the budgeting process and make planning an ongoing part of a company’s business strategy.

Attendees will also learn about FRx Report Wizard, a new module included with FRx 6.7 that simplifies the process of creating several key financial reports. In just seven or fewer steps, users of FRx Report Wizard can generate one of these five financial reports: a balance sheet, three types of income statements or a trial balance.

More details and registration information can be found at http://www.frxsoftware.com/frxexpress. Those with questions regarding the FRx Express road show can send e-mail to e-mail protected from spam bots or call (800) 379-8733.

About FRx Software
FRx Software, a Microsoft company and a part of Microsoft Business Solutions, is a leading provider of advanced financial analytic applications that work with virtually any general ledger to give companies the control they need to be more effective. Its product suite, Microsoft Business Solutions–FRx and Microsoft Business Solutions–Forecaster, can improve productivity by helping customers efficiently manage their organization’s financial reporting and budgeting processes. FRx is used by more than 120,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Forecaster is a browser-based budgeting and planning application that makes it easy for organizations to quickly realize the benefits of budgeting. Used together or separately, FRx and Forecaster provide the financial visibility customers need to actively manage their business and take decisive action. The applications are widely available through a worldwide channel of Integration Partners and Analytics Solution Providers, who can help companies quickly implement these solutions and start saving time and money throughout the year.

Additional information about FRx Software can be obtained by calling (800) 379-8733 or +1 (303) 741-8000, or by visiting the company Web site at http://www.frxsoftware.com.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Microsoft and FRx are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp., FRx Software Corp. or their affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

FRx Software Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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April 08, 2022

Dr Eli Goldratt, Best Selling Business Author, in Bogota, Colombia; 24 Executives Attending Apply for free Viable Vision Consulting

Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, author of the international best-selling business book “The Goal” made an unrefusable offer to CEO, Presidents, and Business Owners attending the April 5th Viable Vision Offer Event in Bogota. His offer – apply for a “Viable Vision” and he will send someone to collect the data from your company, devise your Viable Vision, then spend 2 hours discussing YOUR company and Viable Vision for no additional charge. No strings, the only catch was that the top executive had to be in attendance to be eligible for the free vision work. Twenty-four executives out of the approximately 40 that were in attendance took Dr Goldratt up on his offer before leaving the event. Goldratt expects that several more applications will be received in the coming weeks as executives have an opportunity to discuss the concepts with their teams.

Bogota, Columbia (PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- Goldratt defines a Viable Vision as the specific strategy and tactics to turn a company’s current sales level into their profit level within 4 years. The Viable Vision Offer Event is designed for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Presidents, and Business Owners who are looking for substantial bottom-line growth and would like the insight and direction of one of the world’s leading business experts. Where most seminars leave you to figure out how the content applies to your specific situation, Dr Goldratt is offering to do just that at no additional cost.

During the Viable Vision Offer Event Goldratt outlined the process, demonstrated the outstanding results achieved, and offered to develop their Viable Vision at no additional charge. Of the 100 companies that have previously applied for Goldratt’s Viable Vision Offer, over 70 of them have embarked on this process. These 70 companies range in sales from $1 million to several billion. Goldratt speculates that the reason so many companies decide to continue in the process after the FREE vision work, is due to the fact that over 90% of Goldratt Consulting’s fees are based on results. If the client doesn’t get the results, they don’t pay.

Worldwide, approximately 5,000 companies or 6% of firms use the Theory of Constraints. Over 4 million copies of Dr Goldratt’s book, “The Goal” have been sold and it is the best selling business book in the world. The Viable Vision Offer Event is the answer to – What’s next?

Eli Goldratt is an educator, author, physicist, philosopher, and business leader, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv University and his Masters of Science, and Doctorate of Philosophy from Bar-Ilan University. He has worked with many of the world's largest corporations and holds patents in a number of areas ranging from medical devices to drip irrigation and temperature sensors. He has been described by Fortune as a “guru to industry” and by Business Week as a genius. He is an educator, author, scientist, philosopher, and business leader. But he is, first and foremost, a thinker who provokes others to think. Often characterized as unconventional, stimulating, and “a slayer of sacred cows,” Dr. Goldratt has created this Viable Vision offer to expand the reach of his powerful concepts to small and mid-sized companies.

Up coming Viable Vision Offer Events are as follows:
Chicago, Illinois USA on April 8, 2022
Amsterdam, the Netherlands on April 19, 2022
Kiev, Ukraine on April 21, 2022
Other countries on the 2005 tour include: China, Czech Republic, India, and Brazil.

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Austin AI’s Automated XRF Sorting & Separating System Deemed Best Available Technology For Metals, Plastics & Glass Industries

Based on highest scrap resale value achievable, shortest return of investment and best competitive edge, independent studies select Austin AI's QXR Series on-line XRF system as best technology for sorting and separating scrap metals, glass & plastics.

(PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- Austin AI’s QXR technology is a unique combination of optical and Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) discriminators. This continuous on-line system has the capability of classifying up to 15 different material types and synchronizing with a variety of diverting mechanisms. Depending on the material type and separation requirements, this tool is capable of rendering highly specific sorting in rates of 1-10 tons per hour. Operating at belt speeds up to 300-400 feet per minute, the QXR is capable of making decisions on piece ID’s in as few as 100 milliseconds.

In two independent studies conducted by a panel of experts in their respective industries, the QXR technology was evaluated alongside all other available sorting techniques. In spite of the many qualified approaches, Austin AI’s proprietary QXR system was selected as best for each respective industry’s current and future needs. Part of the decision criteria was economically based, such as yielding shortest return on investment and generating the highest competitive market edge.

Each of the aforementioned industries can economically benefit from the increased specificity of the sorted materials. That is, the more precisely defined groupings of material achieved, the more the recycler can expect to receive on the resale market.

“These independent studies substantiate our faith in the advanced engineering and design criteria we’ve put into this product line,” says Rick Comtois, president of Austin AI. “We’re proud to have these highly respected organizations depend on our technology to maintain leadership in their various industries. Our commitment to our customers goes beyond the purchase and sale contract. We understand the need to maintain our leadership position as a provider of state-of-the-art technology. To do so, we must continue to partner with our customers to meet their ever changing needs.”

Austin AI, LLC is a developer and manufacturer of high-performance, cost-effective custom and automated instrumentation solutions for industries including recycling, chemical, petroleum, environmental, mining, general manufacturing and other applications requiring automated sorting and separation. For more information, please visit our website at www.austinai.com.

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“Business & Beyond” to Feature Falcon Natural Gas Corporation

Falcon Gas, based in Houston, TX, focuses on making commercial hydrocarbon discoveries to connect to the existing natural gas production infrastructure

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- Platinum Television Group is pleased to announce the selection of Falcon Natural Gas Corporation for its innovative, educational television series, Business & Beyond.


Natural gas is colorless, shapeless and odorless in its pure form, as well as combustible and offers clean burning, emitting fewer harmful materials to the air. This is what makes it so important in the market. Natural gas is a combination of hydrocarbon gases including methane, ethane, propane, butane, and pentane. The combinations can variety widely but are mostly made up of methane and ethane. The gas has a low density and will generally rise to the surface but on some occasions it gets trapped in porous rock and forms reservoirs.

Falcon Gas, based in Houston, TX, focuses on making commercial hydrocarbon discoveries to connect to the existing natural gas production infrastructure. Recently Falcon Gas acquired mineral rights to 8400 acres in southern Texas and Louisiana. The company has developed a risk management drill plan that is aimed at the discovery of natural gas.

The two drilling areas are located in the largest natural gas-producing areas in North America. The locations also benefit from an extensive pipeline network. Falcon is now starting to make contacts with service providers to determine the best strategy for the first drilling exploration. By the end of 2005 service companies capable of drilling these wells will be chosen.

The U.S. is the second largest producer and the largest consumer of natural gases in the world-- 85% of the gases consumed are produced here in the U.S. Natural gas is a vital component in the country’s energy supply-- supplying over 25% of electric power and heat to over 60 million homes.

Falcon uses modern technologies to locate natural gas. As gas prices have been increasing for the past three decades, that’s good news for investors as the trends are projected to continue. The overall demand for natural gas is increasing, creating good investment opportunities within the industry.

For more information, see www.falcongas.com.

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New Heat Transfer Options for Low-Temperature Processes

Food-Grade and Cryogenic-Range Heat Transfer Fluids Now Available for Industrial Temperature Control.

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- Processors of custom chemicals, pharmaceutical ingredients, precision plastic products, and food additives had a common need: heat transfer fluids better suited to the specific requirements of their cooling processes.


Paratherm Corporation, a long-time manufacturer of high-temperature heat transfer fluids, responded to these needs by developing a new line of low-temperature transfer fluids.

The newest, Paratherm MG™ mid-range fluid is a food-grade version of the Paratherm MR® heat/cool fluid. It eliminates the significant design and operational problems found in steam/chilled-water systems, and it is certified HT-1 food-grade by the NSF®, the follow-on to the retired USDA H-1 certification. The fluid is recommended for processes operating from 0°C to 260°C.

Processors with more severe low-temperature requirements have begun to discover the unique Paratherm LR™ low-range heat transfer fluid. This food grade (NSF HT-1) fluid operates between -40°C and +204°C. With a flash point of >60°C, it is classified as a Class III Combustible liquid (not a Flammable liquid) under 29 CFR 1910.106 (OSHA). This assists in reducing safety concerns. Chemical, cosmetic, and electronic-materials manufacturers have replaced Silicone-based, glycol/water, and other fluid chemistries with the Paratherm LR fluid.

Paratherm’s cryogenic-range Paratherm CR™ heat transfer fluid (Pat. Pend.) was specifically developed to provide the ultra-cold process temperatures (down to -100ºC) pharmaceutical and fine chemical manufacturers need to increase product purity while simultaneously cutting production time. The low viscosity permits higher fluid turbulence, resulting in faster heat removal than silicone liquids or d-limonene-based fluids.

"Visiting and talking to hundreds of thermal-fluid users about their system problems and production challenges," says Jim Oetinger, Paratherm Corporation Technical Manager, "you get a feel for what sorts of specialized products are missing from the marketplace."

In addition to the heat transfer fluids and system cleaners, Paratherm Corporation provides system-oriented troubleshooting services and thorough application and process assistance.

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April 07, 2022

Speeding up the Sales Cycle With a 2-Minute Explainer(TM)

Sales prospects can quickly understand the value of a complex product when it's introduced with a 2-Minute Explainer(tm), a narrated Flash animation produced by New York B2B marketing firm Business Information Graphics, Inc. The company's clients use Explainers as the first step in the sales cycle, for product launches, and as website landing pages.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- "Our value becomes clear as soon customers understand the concept" says George Harter, marketing manager at North Carolina business process management (BPM) software maker Ultimus (http://www.ultimus.com). That's why our sales team regularly makes the 2-Minute Explainer(TM) the first step in the sales cycle."

The "2-Minute Explainer" is a Flash animation produced by Business Information Graphics, a New York B2B marketing communication firm. "It's Flash, but we're not the least bit flashy," says company president Bruce McKenzie. "What we do is to package a sales proposition so it's delivered consistently in a way that prospects can immediately understand."

To put across the Ultimus value proposition, B.I.G. animated a purchase requisition struggling to get fulfilled. "As soon as people see the animated task actively trying to get the next person's attention, rather than waiting for that person to act," says Harter, "they understand how business process management adds value to their organization." The Explainer is one of the most-viewed pages on the Ultimus website.

Making connections
Kevin Cavanaugh, COO of Connecticut's Qualtech Systems (http://www.teamqsi.com), which is commercializing software developed for space exploration and military applications, uses an Explainer to kick off presentations. "We can start describing product details knowing that everyone has the big picture." Qualtech's sales team has found that that they are doing fewer laborious software demos than they used to, "because people get it - we don't have to show them." Qualtech has also found that pitching stories to magazine editors is easier now. Says Cavanaugh, "when our PR firm tells an editor, 'take two minutes and go to this URL', the editor usually comes back and says, 'hey, that really is interesting.'"

Most B.I.G. clients also use the 2-minute Explainer at trade shows and conferences. "We make it easy to run it as a loop," says McKenzie. "If you put it on the exhibit perimeter, you improve the chances that people will come into the exhibit sort of "pre-qualified" to ask good questions."

Depolysyllabification
"Creating a 2-Minute Explainer brings out the best in everyone," says McKenzie. "Disciplining ourselves and our clients to stick to the two-minute timeframe keeps us all focused." McKenzie and partner Lorna Pautzke, who both hold M.B.A. degrees, research and write the script based on phone conversations, web pages and PowerPoint presentations. They apply what they call the "depolysyllabification" process. "The literature put out by tech companies all says pretty much the same thing in the same windy jargon," says McKenzie. "So-and-so is the leading provider of something-or-other that's really technical and important. We turn that into a simple and direct picture story that tells you, in a businesslike way, what it is and why you should care."

A portfolio of 2-Minute Explainers can be viewed at http://www.2MinuteExplainer.com

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Amphenol Industrial Operations has Added a New Reverse Bayonet Connector to its Amphe®-Power Family Featuring RADSOK® Technology

Amphenol Industrial Operations has added a new reverse bayonet connector to its Amphe®-Power family featuring RADSOK® technology.

Sidney, NY (PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- Amphenol Industrial Operations has added a new reverse bayonet connector to its Amphe®-Power family featuring RADSOK® technology. The Amphe-GTR is designed for use in either harsh environment (IP67) or benign environment power applications for computer servers, industrial sign and lighting, factory automation and semiconductor fabrication equipment.


The Amphe-GTR features flame-retardant UL94V-0 composite shell components. The connector utilizes a reverse bayonet coupling for quick mating and un-mating via a quarter turn coupling mechanism. The Amphe-GTR is available in a four- or five-conductor version, with each conductor rated at 120A continuous. Each conductor features compression (setscrew) termination for either 4/6 AWG or 8/10 AWG, allowing for easy field replacement.

Like the entire Amphe-Power series of connectors, the Amphe-GTR features Amphenol’s patented RADSOK® technology. With millions of parts in the field, the RADSOK electrical connection has proven to be extremely reliable, with almost no reported connection failures in Amphenol RADSOK-designed applications. RADSOK utilizes the tensile strength properties of the flat, high conductivity alloy grid for the high normal forces required for conductivity, while providing a large conductive surface area. This results in a correspondingly low voltage drop and low temperature rise while maintaining low insertion forces.

Pricing for an Amphe-GTR 4 conductor mated pair starts at $99.00/250 qty. Delivery is 8 weeks ARO.

For more information contact Sam Hutson, Product Manager, Amphenol Industrial, 34190 Riviera Drive, Fraser, MI 48026. Telephone: (586) 415-3207, Fax: (586) 294-7400, e-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots. Web: www.amphenol-industrial.com.

Reader Service Inquiries: Please forward all reader service inquiries to Judy Ogden at Amphenol Industrial Operations, Amphenol Corporation, 40-60 Delaware Ave, Sidney, NY, 13838-1395.

Editor's Note: Amphenol Industrial Operations, headquartered in a 675,000 square foot facility in Sidney, NY, provides a full range of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including base stations, rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, and petrochemical/power generation. Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and industrialized versions of Amphenol’s MIL-C-5015 cylindrical, MIL-C-26482 miniature cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 1,400 people and is both ISO9001 and MIL-STD-790 certified. Amphenol Industrial Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2002 sales topping $1.1 billion.

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Vortex-i - The New Fully Computer-Controlled Torque Measurement System for Quality Control Testing

Mecmesin, the specialists in force and torque measurement for quality control testing of manufactured products, components and materials have announced the release of 'Vortex-i' - a torque testing system controlled by 'Emperor' software. The system has been designed for quality control professionals in many industrial sectors, including: electronics, automotive, medical, aviation, fasteners, pharmaceuticals and packaging.

(PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- In today’s increasingly competitive packaging industry, minimising costs associated with product wastage or reworking has become absolutely critical. Packaging engineers, designers and specifiers are well-aware of the vital contribution that that force and torque measurement systems can make to the early identification of potential design or production problems.

This year Interpack gives packaging professionals and food technologists their first opportunity to see Vortex-i – the Mecmesin system with the potential to take torque testing in quality control laboratories to a new level.

Vortex-i, which is fully controlled by Mecmesin’s flexible, powerful and user-friendly Emperor software enables quality engineers to develop sophisticated procedures and analyses to meet their particular product testing requirements.

One group of tests which are of great significance within the packaging industry involve measuring those torques which characterise the performance of screw closures, caps and lids. Vortex-i is the ideal instruments for: identifying slip torque and bridge torque of tamper-evident closures, determining the release torque of vacuum closures, measuring the peak torque to open a ‘push and twist’ or ‘squeeze and twist’ child-resistant cap, and indeed quantifying the openability of all types of screw closure.

Within the food industry, the role of Mecmesin testing systems is not, of course, limited to evaluating the performance of food packaging – applying tensile, compressive or torsional loads directly to food products can also generate a wealth of information about quality.

Mecmesin force and torque testing systems are distributed wordwide; throughout the USA and Canada availability is exclusively via Dillon-WeighTronix, of Fairmont, MN, under their 'Quantrol' brandname.

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April 06, 2022

Electrophysics® Jade™ LR Offers Powerful Long Range Surveillance and Tracking Capabilities Qualified For Demanding Military Applications

Camera is compact, waterproof and fully compliant to military specifications.

Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- Performance and reliability are vital to ground or naval operations requiring technology that provides them with the ability to conduct long-range tracking and surveillance. Based upon considerable experience in developing advanced and robust thermal imaging solutions, Electrophysics is pleased to offer the Jade LR, an ultra compact yet powerful thermal surveillance system, combining high performance with unmatched operational flexibility.


The Jade LR utilizes a sensitive 320x256 InSb focal plane array sensor, motorized three field of view optic and state-of –the-art 14-bit digital electronics integrated in a compact and waterproof housing, making the camera the ideal solution for a number of demanding applications. The Jade LR is fully compliant to military specifications and is marine qualified to operate in tough environmental conditions.

”The demands on security professionals to see further and classify targets sooner are increasing” said Jay Jones, Director of Night Vision Sales for Electrophysics. “The Jade LR long range infrared camera provides that edge, giving users the ability to conduct night time and low-light surveillance and tracking from a great distance, keeping them as far away from danger as possible.”

Jade LR features a compact triple field of view optic with focal lengths of 25, 80 and 320mm, providing unmatched detection and identification capabilities at distances out to 18km. Like the entire Jade product family, Jade LR has many advanced features including variable integration time, variable frame rates (up to 200 Hz), an RS-422 digital output and a radiometric calibration option. The Jade LR is designed to interface with ALTAIR, a feature rich real-time 14-bit image recording software package.

Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Electrophysics develops advanced near infrared, night vision and thermal imaging systems for use in a host of imaging applications. Since 1969, Electrophysics has maintained its focus on delivering products that reflect the company’s exceptional engineering capabilities to meet specific real world demands while keeping pace with rapidly evolving imaging technologies. The Company has realized exceptional growth as a result of its customer-centric philosophy and remains firmly committed to continually innovating its products in order to enhance the experience of end-users. Electrophysics is vertically integrated with expertise in complex signal processing, optics, embedded software, PC software applications development and hardware design.

For additional information and full specifications, please visit the Jade LR product page at http://www.electrophysics.com/Browse/Brw_ProductLineCategory.asp?CategoryID=100&Area;=NV

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Thrive Technologies Signs National Marketing Agreement with $3 Billion PRO Group

$3 billion consortium of Do-It-Yourself products will co-market Thrive’s inventory software to its large membership of distributors and retailers. Thrive's unique software helps companies in the competitive distribution space increase profits and sales by at least 15%.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- Thrive Technologies, Inc., an Atlanta-based software company that helps distribution intensive companies improve their inventory performance, announced today that they have entered into a national marketing agreement with PRO Group, Inc. PRO Group has chosen Thrive as a key value-added services partner, and will help to market Thrive’s product to its member companies.

Based in Englewood, Colorado, PRO Group has a large distribution network of 40 member distributors with 162 warehouses that blanket the US and Canadian markets. PRO Group also has a retail network of 2000 retailers in North America, which it offers professionally managed marketing, promotional and branding services under programs such as PRO Hardware, FARM◊MART, GardenMaster, and Golden-Link. The members also benefit from PRO Group’s annual buying power of over $3 billion.

By establishing a distinctive marketing "footprint" in the hardware, lawn & garden, paint sundries, farm products and agricultural markets, PRO Group has built a powerful presence in these industries.

Thrive’s software, called ClearDay©, allows a distributor or retailer to define their strategic service and profitability goals in the software, and then translates those into daily tactical inventory buys. For each item that a company stocks, ClearDay analyzes over 50 variables daily that could impact demand or supply, such as seasonality, promotions, vendor discounts, or changes in lead times. The software alerts buyers in advance of issues that might require attention (eg. stock-outs, excess stock). Thrive customers typically reduce their inventory as a percentage of revenues by at least 15%.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Thrive. Our members are in the business of having products in stock that their customers want, and they are looking for systems that will help them do that while improving their profits,” said Steve Synnott, President/COO of PRO Group. “Thrive’s software is server based, providing a lower cost of ownership than competitive systems, and will help our members achieve more in-stocks and higher profits.”

The Bostwick-Braun Company is a premier member of PRO Group that uses Thrive’s inventory performance software. Bostwick-Braun is often profiled in leading distribution industry publications, and is one of the largest full-service, general-line distributors in the country, supplying both retail and commercial/industrial customers throughout a 10-state region. “We are extremely happy with Thrive’s software. We use Thrive to improve the profitability of our inventory as well as our ability to service our customers.” stated Mike Dastoli, VP of Merchandising for Bostwick-Braun, “We are pleased to recommend Thrive to other PRO Group members.”

About Thrive Technologies
Thrive Technologies is a leading provider of advanced replenishment and inventory performance software for distribution intensive companies. Thrive’s proven products have provided over 70 companies the ability to set strategic customer service and inventory profit goals, which the software translates into optimized daily vendor line buys. Thrive’s browser-based software is easy to use, and integrates quickly to existing enterprise software. Thrive’s implementation staff has strong domain expertise in the area of advanced replenishment buying for distributors. For more information, visit Thrive on the Web at www.thrivetech.com.

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New Laser Module for Sawmills

Laserex Laser Diode Modules are suitable for use in rugged industrial environments where a bright laser line is required.

(PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- The Laserex LDM-4 is a compact, rugged and reliable laser diode module that operates in the temperature range of -10 to +40C. Its design is ideal for use in harsh industrial environments.

The LDM-4 laser diode module along with a line generator is suitable for use in Saw Mills where a bright laser line is required. The laser module has an output power of 8mW and the diodes have a Mean Time To Failure of 10,000 hours. A number of mounting options are also available. The laser module comes with a 12 month warranty.

The LDM-4 laser module performs exceptionally well, by helping to reduce waste thus increasing throughput and the Saw Mill’s operating efficiency. The laser module comes with a 635nm Ultra Bright diode that operates off 3-6V DC. There are a number of different line generators available that produce a bright, crisp highly visible laser line, allowing for precise alignment of the saw with the wood. There is also the option for the laser to come with a Uniform Intensity Line Generator that produces a laser line of equal brightness along the entire line.

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Tricycle Nominated for INDEX: Award

AIGA chooses SIM from Tricycle™ as Exemplar of Socially Responsible Design in the U.S.

Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- SIM from Tricycle™ technology has been nominated for an INDEX: 2005 award by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). INDEX: is a world event for design and innovation that takes place every four years in Copenhagen. The theme of the 2005 competition is “design to improve life.” Winners in each category receive 100,000 euros.


Tricycle's technology was nominated for its ability to reduce the negative environmental impact of carpet manufacturing, cut product sample costs and reduce time to market. The nomination follows previous awards, including an IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Gold Award for Sustainable Design, and NeoCon Gold Award for Technology. Research for SIM from Tricycle™ began in 1999 in England, with commercial applications beginning in 2000. The technology is currently in its fourth generation.

Flooring manufacturers send out more than 700,000 carpet samples each year to attract business, at a combined cost of more than $1 billion. The majority of these samples are used only briefly, then find their way to landfill. Tricycle's technology digitally tufts carpet, combining yarn color, manufacturing machine data and a design pattern file to create a simulation that is color accurate and visually textured. In 2004, SIM from Tricycle™ kept more than 20,000 pounds of carpet out of landfill, saved manufacturers more than $1 million and reduced turnaround time on product sampling to 24 hours. SIM from Tricycle™ is currently in use at Interface, Bentley Prince Street, Shaw, Lees Carpets and other innovative carpet brands.

The nomination also recognizes Tricycle for improving the lives of architects and interior designers, because the simulation is easy to recycle, archive and use for client presentations. In a survey conducted at the NeoCon World's Trade Fair, 74% of architects and designers say that SIM from Tricycle™ is the only alternative to physical samples that they want to use, seeing it as a way to narrow down product choices in the early round of their product selection process.

“INDEX: is a global competition for design that addresses critical social needs,” says AIGA executive director Ric Grefe. “Each organization can nominate only one project in a country. AIGA, as the arbiter of U.S. projects, forwarded Tricycle's work on SIM technology as an exemplar of socially responsible design, representing the best of U.S. design.”

“We are pleased to have been nominated for our simulation technology,” says Tricycle chief branding officer Michael Hendrix, “and even more so that the nomination came through the AIGA. Our Chattanooga chapter is less than six months old and we are proud of the recognition it brings to our region and the design profession. This nomination would not have been possible wihtout the support of the national office and a strong local design community.”

About the AIGA
The AIGA is America's oldest and largest membership association for communication design. With more than 16,000 members and 50 chapters, the AIGA offers idea exchange, research and educational opportunities, and advances the understanding of the value of design for business.

About Tricycle, Inc.
Tricycle, Inc. is an international, privately held corporation offering technology products and services to the manufacturers of contract interiors. Tricycle's trademarks include Cre8tiv and Apso, a software developer that has been providing carpet and textile designers with innovative products since 1983. For more information, visit www.tricycleinc.com. To view Tricycle's nomination on the INDEX: site, visit www.index2005.dk/Members/beshisaba/workObject.

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Power & Telephone Supply Company to Distribute Coaxsys’ TVNET to Telco Customers

Coaxsys Expands Distribution to Meet Increased Demand

Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 5, 2022 -- Coaxsys Incorporated, makers of the #1 deployed IPTV network, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Power & Telephone Supply Company to act as the first distribution partner for its TVnet network. Power & Tel will offer the IPTV 7000, currently used by more than twenty U.S. telcos, to its network of over 300 customers.

Coaxsys’ IPTV 7000, which utilizes TVnet technology, instantly transforms a home’s existing coaxial cable infrastructure into a high-speed, IPTV-ready digital entertainment network. The network enables telcos to offer IPTV to its customers without having to rewire homes with Cat-5 Ethernet cable. Its low cost and simple plug-and-play installation enable telcos to utilize preexisting wires, dramatically reduce installation time, and deploy IPTV more quickly. This not only allows them to meet customers’ demand for reliability and simplicity, but it also saves the telco a considerable amount of money on installation.

Power & Telephone Supply Company is an independent distributor of material for the Telecommunications and Cable TV industries. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Power & Tel has nine domestic and seven international offices and warehouses. Power & Tel does not manufacture or offer its own product lines; instead, its focus is on identifying and offering the best products and solutions to its customers. As a full-line stocking distributor and material management provider to the worldwide communications market, Power & Tel has been actively involved in the search for a networking solution for telcos’ IPTV deployments.

“Our customers demand the best products, and they rely on us to conduct considerable due diligence to ensure that the products we offer are reliable and functional,” said Jim Drain, VP Telephone Group for Power & Tel. “A number of our telco customers have deployed IPTV already, and countless more will be doing so in the near future. Coaxsys’ TVnet works, is reliable, is cost-effective, and has a large installed base with U.S. telcos. We are pleased to have been selected as Coaxsys’ first distribution partner, and we are excited to offer our customers the opportunity to deploy IPTV without having to rewire their customers’ homes.”

Coaxsys VP of Sales, Gregory Boe, was quick to praise his Company’s new distributor. “Over the past several months we have asked our telco customers to recommend a distributor they consider trustworthy. Without exception, they have praised Power & Tel’s commitment to quality and customer service.” Boe continued, “We are excited about the new customers to which we will be exposed, but more importantly, we are pleased to have Power & Tel represent our products. We believe that the partnership is an excellent fit that will benefit our collective customer base. Both companies hold the same high standard for customer service and excellence.”

Coaxsys’ TVnet adapters are the only available IPTV alternative to rewiring homes with Cat-5 Ethernet. Once connected to the video or broadband source, TVnet transforms the entire home’s coaxial cable into a series of network-enabled coax jacks. TVnet adapters can then be connected to any network-enabled device in order to provide Internet access, share peripherals, or stream high quality, digital audio and video (including multi-channel and HDTV).

TVnet delivers up to 104 Mbps transfer rate and supports distances up to 250 feet. TVnet is also compatible with TV splitters and supports Ethernet unicast, multicast, and broadcast.

About Coaxsys
Coaxsys, Inc., manufactures groundbreaking, high-speed networking and distribution solutions utilizing standard coaxial cable. The company’s new line of TVnet products enables telcos, cable operators, and satellite providers to deliver and distribute voice, data, and video throughout the home. TVnet transforms coax receptacles into a high performance multimedia network, creating new applications for digital communications and entertainment - without having to hardwire Cat 5 cable throughout the home. Coaxsys also licenses its TVnet technology to partners, such as set-top box and modem companies, that wish to make their products TVnet-Ready.

Established in 2002, Coaxsys is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. For more information on Coaxsys, visit www.coaxsys.com

About Power & Telephone Supply Company (Power & Tel):
Power & Telephone Supply Co. is a full-line stocking distributor and material management provider to the worldwide communications market. Their recognized high-level of service is traced to experienced sales, technical and warehousing staffs; a state-of-the-art inventory management and customer service system; industry established best practices such as ISO 9001:2000; and mature relationships with manufacturing partners. Serving customers since 1963, Power & Tel is headquartered in Memphis, TN and has more than 300 employees globally. The company operates over half a million square feet of distribution space worldwide and in 2004 shipped material to over 60 countries. Power & Tel's mission is to be your most cost-effective way to have the right material at the right place at the right time… every time. For more information call 877-PNT-TEAM or visit http://www.ptsupply.com.

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April 05, 2022

SwiftCD Continues Expansions, Acquisitions, Alliances in 2005 - Releases News Summary, First Quarter, 2005

SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) continues to solidify its leadership position in the world marketplace for on-demand, custom CD and DVD manufacturing and fulfillment, with a host of new announcements, alliances, and acquisitions in 2005. The company has now released a recap of its most important first-quarter announcements for 2005, "at a glance."

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 5, 2022 -- SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) continues to solidify its leadership position in the world marketplace for on-demand, custom CD and DVD manufacturing and fulfillment, with a host of new announcements, alliances, and acquisitions in 2005. The company has now released a recap of its most important first-quarter announcements for 2005, "at a glance," below:

SwiftCD Powers Physical Delivery from DriverGuide.com:
March 15, 2022 -- Leading industry resource DriverGuide.com helps computer users everywhere avoid the headaches caused by missing drivers, and now allows them the option of creating and saving their own custom-output CDs, thanks to the on-demand technology offered by SwiftCD. Selections from DriverGuide.com's massive database archive of over 300,000 drivers and resources -- the largest and most comprehensive on the web -- are now available for physical delivery, with only a nominal fee for shipping and handling. The addition of SwiftCD's formidable on-demand technology means that DriverGuide.com members can now receive physical copies of essential drivers (and other files and programs) for safekeeping and immediate access.

SoftWrap Offers Logistics Solution Powered by SwiftCD:
March 8, 2022 -- Manufacturing and fulfillment leader SwiftCD announces that Softwrap, a world leader in digital rights management, will be offering software developers and clients a new and unique logistics solution, powered by SwiftCD's on-demand manufacturing and fulfillment service. Thanks to SwiftCD, Softwrap vendors will have access to a quick, affordable and powerful cross-selling tool that will be available to customers in the ease of just a few mouse clicks.

SwiftCD Expands Ordering, Integration, and Reporting Tools for Customers:
March 1, 2022 -- To better serve its many large-scale corporate and institutional customers worldwide, SwiftCD has unveiled an impressive new suite of integration capabilities, as well as a number of additional service enhancements to its patent-pending Build-to-Order technology. Many of the new integration capabilities are part of SwiftCD's unique XML-based Web Services (SOAP), and greatly extend the support options and capabilities already available to commercial and institutional customers, while even further streamlining the flexibility and ease of SwiftCD's order transmission process.

SwiftCD Acquires Certain Assets of Xburn:
February 3, 2022 — In a key strategic move within the CD duplication and fulfillment industry, DigitalSwift (www.DigitalSwift.com), the parent company of SwiftCD, has acquired certain assets of Los Angeles-based Xburn (www.Xburn.com). The world leader in on-demand dynamic CD/DVD manufacturing and fulfillment, DigitalSwift's acquisition is an important milestone for the company and its popular subsidiary SwiftCD, which continues its trend of rapid expansion in 2005.

About SwiftCD.com
A division of DigitalSwift Corporation, SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) is the world leader in the manufacturing fulfillment of build-to-order CDs and DVDs. With a patent-pending manufacturing concept serving the worlds of downloadable software and music, SwiftCD has revolutionized both industries. It combines this concept with a highly effective and attractive “pay as you go” business model. SwiftCD’s manufacturing and physical delivery services empower businesses to deliver more personalized, individual CDs and DVDs to their customers faster – while generating significant new revenue for SwiftCD’s clients.

Every CD at SwiftCD is individually produced to order with custom label and contents, and seamless, dynamic label and content options allow for individual content. The company offers large-scale CD/DVD replication, as well as small-scale CD/DVD duplication services, blended with warehousing and logistics programs. In addition, SwiftCD handles all aspects of order fulfillment including online tracking, reporting, and customer service, and offers additional inventory, manufacturing, warehousing, or fulfillment services, as needed.

For more information on SwiftCD, please call Jason Foodman at (770) 922-4007. For more background materials on SwiftCD.com, please contact Angela Mitchell at e-mail protected from spam bots, or call (904) 982-8043 -- or visit www.SwiftCD.com.

SwiftCD® and DigitalSwift®, and are the registered trademarks of DigitalSwift Corporation.

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Protonex Raises $9 Million in Second Round - Portable Fuel Cell Company Adds Global Design/Manufacturing Partner

Protonex Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of high-performance fuel cell power systems for portable and remote applications, announced that it has raised $9 million in a second round of institutional funding. The financing was led by existing investors Conduit Ventures Ltd., SAS Investors, Solstice Capital and Commons Capital. New investors are Parker Hannifin Corporation, Contango Capital Management and the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund.

Southborough, MA (PRWEB) April 5, 2022 -- Protonex Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of high-performance fuel cell power systems for portable and remote applications, announced that it has raised $9 million in a second round of institutional funding. The financing was led by existing investors Conduit Ventures Ltd., SAS Investors, Solstice Capital and Commons Capital. New investors are Parker Hannifin Corporation, Contango Capital Management and the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund.

Scott Pearson, CEO, Protonex, states that the funds will be used to further develop Protonex’s patent-pending fuel cell technology, to commercialize and launch products, and to expand the company’s operations. "The high level of interest we received from venture capital funds and industry leaders is very gratifying because it provides strong evidence of our market leadership. Protonex has demonstrated fuel cell prototype systems and is focused on creating high-value products for specific applications. The addition of a world-class manufacturing partner, Parker Hannifin, further strengthens our position and will enable us to achieve economies of scale in a much shorter period of time."

Protonex’s high performance portable fuel cell systems are compact, lightweight and durable, and provide customers with a better solution than shorter term and/or heavier power sources such as batteries and generators. A soldier on a 3-day mission, for example, currently carries 13 primary batteries weighing over 29 pounds, whereas Protonex’s fuel cell system will provide the same amount of power while weighing less than 10 pounds (including all required fuel). In addition to its military efforts, Protonex also intends to adapt its product line to address a wide range of commercial applications.

Parker Hannifin Corporation sees its financial investment in Protonex as a natural extension of the existing strategic partnership between the companies. According to Akbar Naderi, Group Vice President, Parker Hannifin, “Parker has been successfully working with Protonex on joint product development, engineering, design, manufacturing and sales initiatives related to fuel cell products. Together, Parker and Protonex helped Vectrix Corporation deliver the world’s first high-performance fuel cell/electric scooter, and are actively engaged in developing other products. We look forward to leveraging the strong synergies between Protonex’s fuel cell systems and Parker’s industry-leading component design and manufacturing technologies.”

John Butt, Managing Partner, Conduit Ventures added, “As a worldwide fund specifically focused on fuel cells, we understand this market, and it is clear to us that Protonex is well ahead of competition in its power range. Conduit and our fellow investors feel that this funding, combined with the company’s strong military traction, positions Protonex for long-term success.”

About Protonex Technology Corporation - www.protonex.com
Established in 2000, Protonex manufactures high performance, long duration, portable and remote power systems. Protonex provides complete power solutions in the 10 to 500 Watt power range to OEM customers for off-grid applications underserved by existing battery, generator, solar and other power technologies. The company’s innovative fuel cell products also complement existing power technologies and are utilized in hybrid designs for customer applications.

About Parker Hannifin - www.parker.com
With annual sales exceeding $7 billion, Parker Hannifin (NYSE: PH) is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 48,000 people in 46 countries around the world.

For more information about Protonex, please contact:
Greg Cipriano, Vice President, Marketing and Military Development
Protonex Technology Corporation, 153 Northboro Road, Southborough, MA 01772-1034
Phone: (508)490-9960
Fax: (508) 490-8575
Email: e-mail protected from spam bots

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April 04, 2022

BioFit Adds Ergonomic Improvements to Class 10 Clean Room Seating

BioFit Engineered Products announces ergonomic improvements that increase the adjustability of its Microtech high-tech chairs for Class 10 clean rooms and Class 10 combination clean room/static control applications. Armrests that are both height and width adjustable and additional controls for seat and/or backrest adjustment are now available as options on BioFit Class 10 chairs. BioFit can provide the chair adjustability needed for virtually any high-tech work application.

WATERVILLE, OH (PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -– BioFit® Engineered Products announces ergonomic improvements that increase the adjustability of its Microtech high-tech chairs for Class 10 clean rooms and Class 10 combination clean room/static control applications.


Adjustable armrests and additional controls for seat and/or backrest adjustment are now available as options on BioFit Class 10 chairs. The selection increases opportunities for customizing basic Class 10 models to meet the exact requirements of individual users and specific high-tech applications.

BioFit now offers armrests that are both height and width adjustable and have either upholstered or self-skinned urethane pads. Adjustability increases the armrests’ capability to provide proper arm support that can greatly reduce shoulder, back and neck strain from prolonged seated work. The adjustability also adds to a chair’s flexibility in providing comfort and support for multiple users.

The expanded selection of ergonomic controls enables BioFit to provide the chair adjustability needed for virtually any high-tech work application. Depending on the chair model and control selected, a seated individual can adjust seat and backrest height and tilt as needed to support posture changes and work comfortably at desk, bench or high-bench work levels. Seat and backrest can be locked into place as required for the stability needed for close work.

BioFit can offer the additional adjustability by manufacturing Class 10 chairs and stools with a patented Microtech filtration system within the seat cushion. The filtration system replaces an air exchange system with a bag encased in a pan attached to the seat. The new system preserves the original appearance of the chair model while trapping particulates and allowing the seat to conform to body shape.

BioFit also announces Class 10 seating price reductions, made possible by replacing the air exchange system, and manufacture in a clean room to assure compatibility at Federal Standard 209E’s Class 10 level. BioFit assembles, wipes down and packages the Class 10 seating components in a clean room environment. The already-upholstered components are packaged in certified clean room bags, labeled and shipped to the customer for final assembly in a clean staging area. No wipe down by the customer is required.

BioFit offers many ergonomic chair models in its Microtech seating line. The performance package for Class 10 clean room chairs includes chrome-plated metal parts and Grade 2 vinyl upholstery in addition to the Microtech filtration system. The polypropylene filter media achieve Class 10 protection levels by trapping particles 0.10 microns and larger. The filter allows unrestricted air flow with a filter permeability of 180 CFM/Ft.2

Class 10 combination seating protects against static charges by providing 100 percent continuity, with static drain routes around parts that are insulated in standard models, including the armrests. The seating has chrome-plated metal parts, ESD vinyl for static dissipation, conductive casters or glides, and a drag chain for grounding the chair or stool to an ESD-control floor or mat.

BioFit Engineered Products, located outside of Bowling Green, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of rugged and dependable furniture products. For more information, call BioFit toll-free at 1-800-597-0246 (United States and Canada).

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April 02, 2022

Sinotrading, an American Owned and Operated Import/Export (Sourcing) Company, Will Begin Training Translators, Web Developers and Company Executives From Chinese Manufacturing Companies

How to market to American companies thorugh the Internet in the complex world of e-commerce will be the seminar topic for Chinese company executives.

(PRWEB) April 1, 2022 -- Sinotrading.us, an American owned and operated import/export (sourcing) company, will begin training translators, web developers and company executives from Chinese manufacturing companies how to market in the complex world of e-commerce. Attendance at the first seminar will be limited to the first 50 companies that request a space.


Chinese companies did some $60 Billion dollars worth of e-commerce generated trade last year and it is expected that the figure will rise by 25% in 2005.

Many Chinese companies are losing Internet business because they believe that just having a large number of visitors to their site will increase their ranking. The seminar will teach them many of the 100 factors needed to gain a strong position in Internet search results.

Sinotrading.us will hold its first training sessions for Chinese manufacturing companies who wish to become a part of the growing trend toward online import/export trade. The seminars will begin in Guangzhou, China April 29, 2022 from 9-12 AM. The seminar will teach attendees the fundamentals of American Search Engine Optimization and how to achieve high ranking in the World's most search important engines like MSN, Yahoo! and others.. The workshops will take place at the world famous White Swan Hotel in Gunagzhou. The White Swan is a internationally celebrated 5-star hotel with world class meeting accomodations.

The seminar is for companies with or without a website. Special information will be available to participants who are frustrated with their placement in U.S. search rankings and would like to learn how to improve their staus at a minimal cost. All sinotrading.us search engine customers have, so far, found themselves placed in the top ten search results in their manufacturing areas. Sinotrading.us is top ten ranked many keywords such as: Chinese manufacturing, Chinese Outsourcing, Chinese prototype manufacturing on engines such as Yahoo! and MSN.

Sinotrading,us is an American firm dedicated to assisting companies achieve success in outsoucing the buying and selling (outsourcing) of products through the Internet. Sinotrading deals with companies of all sizes but, especially seeks to assist emerging and smaller firms looking to become more competitive in the Internet marketplace.

Sinotrading.us will also now offer editing, web design, ad copy assistance, search engine optimization and cultural consultation services to China based manufacturing firms who hope to capture part of the growing market for product outsourcing worldwide.

Cost for the seminars will be $20.00 US or 150 RMB.

To learn more about the seminars and to receive an Internet invitation please visit http://www.sinotrading.us and click on "conference." Information is available in English and Chinese.

Sinotrading.us

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