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May 31, 2021

PC-Doctor Software to Support Verification of Intel(R) Active Management Technology

Diagnostics Leader Also Begins to Explore Opportunities to Drive Additional Advantages in Enterprise IT Organizations over Intel AMT

Reno, NV (PRWEB) May 31, 2021 -- PC-Doctor Inc. (www.pc-doctor.com), the leading global developer of hardware diagnostic and system information tools, today announced plans to support Intel® Advanced Management Technology (AMT) through diagnostic tests that verify the operation of the new technical capability. The company also said it has begun to explore how PC-Doctor® diagnostics can be further deployed to deliver an advantage to enterprise organizations responsible for support of managed personal computers.

PC-Doctor’s announcement coincides with the rollout of a new Intel Professional Platform, which received public support from leading PC manufacturers in the United States and Asia. PC-Doctor diagnostics are used by major PC manufacturers to reduce costs, improve productivity and enhance quality.

Intel AMT gives IT support organizations unprecedented remote access to discover, heal and protect networked PC assets, regardless of the state of the operating system or platform power. The results are more efficient management of networked PCs and significantly reduced IT operating costs, according to Intel.

“Our customers are very interested in AMT’s advantages and have asked that we include verification support for the new Intel technology in our diagnostic products,” said Aki Korhonen, president and chief technology officer of PC-Doctor. “Additionally, we believe there may well be new ways in which we can deliver other advantages to PC manufacturers, network management software providers, and enterprise IT organizations by a marriage of our diagnostics with other products.”

Intel AMT helps solve a long-standing challenge for IT organizations: When network PCs misbehave, repairs often require multiple desk-side trips. A combination of the AMT technology and networked diagnostics such as those integrated into the recently introduced PC-Doctor 5 architecture would let IT support perform hardware troubleshooting over the network – even if the target PC’s main power was off or the operating system was malfunctioning.

AboutDoctor
Founded in 1993, PC-Doctor Inc. is the leading provider of PC hardware diagnostic, customer support and manufacturing tools to top PC makers, service centers and IT organizations worldwide. Acknowledged by leading PC manufacturers as the de facto standard for diagnostics, PC-Doctor has shipped more than 90 million units worldwide. Its products are available in 11 languages for Windows and Linux operating systems, which run on leading Intel and AMD microprocessors. For more information about PC-Doctor and its products, visit www.pc-doctor.com. To place an order from within the U.S. and Canada, call toll-free (866) 289-7237. From outside the U.S., please call (775) 336-4000. The company’s headquarters is located at 9805 Double R Blvd. Reno, Nev. 89521.

©2005 PC-Doctor, Inc. PC-Doctor is a trademark of PC-Doctor, Inc., Reno, NV. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All other brand and product names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service emarks of their respective holders and are gratefully acknowledged.

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“COMP-LETE” Compostable Bags from Fortune Plastics - the Newest Approval by the Biodegradable Products Institute

Today, the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) announced its certification of Fortune Plastics “COMP-LETE”TM Compostable Bags. These products offer superior strength and compostability, as well as availability through Fortune’s established distributor network. BPI’s “Compostable Logo” is awarded to products that meet ASTM D6400, assuring end users and composters that the bags will biodegrade swiftly and safely during municipal, commercial, or household composting.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Fortune has been busy for the past few years test marketing a similar product made by their sister company in Germany. This technology has now been brought to the United States and production has begun. “Made from MATER BI™ material, this product has been proven to outperform anything else on the market today,” said Ed Gillespie, President of Fortune Plastics. “COMP-LETE™ passes current ASTM 6400 requirements with flying colors,” said Gillespie.

Compostable bags and liners carrying the BPI symbol, such as COMP-LETE’s are ideal for collecting food scraps and yard trimmings for composting. They disintegrate and biodegrade quickly and safely and will not leave plastic residues in the finished compost.

“With the growing number of BPI approved products, purchasers and end users will find it easier than ever before to use products that offer superior performance and are tailored to source separated collection programs”, stated Steve Mojo, BPI Executive Director. “Today, residential and commercial food scrap programs are in place from San Francisco, CA to Prince Edward Island, Canada,” Mojo added.

Replacing non-degradable trash bags with compostable ones, helps composters reduce processing, separation and disposal costs, while keeping consumers collection bins clean, which encourages participation. “While the COMP-LETE™ product is presented at a higher price-point than conventional bags, its value is justified by the fact that it has broken through the myth that trash bags will not degrade,” said Andy Miles, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

COMP-LETE™ bags can now be purchased through any of the thousands of Fortune Plastics distributors throughout the country. “Our distributors will need to work with their customers to establish buying patterns and to make sure that they have adequate stock of COMP-LETE bags to meet their needs,” added Miles.

In business since 1955, Fortune Plastics is a management owned company with plants in Chicago, Phoenix, Nashville, Orlando and Old Saybrook, CT.

BPI is a multi-stakeholder group, involving people and organizations that produce, use or recover biodegradable plastic products. It promotes the growth of biodegradable plastics through education, use of scientifically-based standards and cooperative efforts with organizations in Europe and Asia.

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Industrial Power Sales brings "New" Bar Code Scanning Equipment to the Automotive Assembly Market

Industrial Power Sales partners with Symbol technologies to bring bar code scanning equipment into the automotive assembly market.

(PRWEB) May 31, 2021 -- Industrial Power Sales has signed a partnership agreement with Symbol Technologies. Symbol offers bar code scanner technologies which connect data to the decision maker for greater productivity, competitiveness and profitability. Bar code scanners are making their way into the manufacturing industry as manufacturers realize how this technology can help them remain competitive.

Symbol offer manufacturers a way to cut cost without cutting their quality by focusing on improving inventory controls. Two-dimensional (2D) bar codes allow manufacturers to code and collect more information on smaller and difficult-to-label components. This gives manufacturers and their customers the ability to track inventory from the time the parts are received in-house through the finished product. Through this process manufacturers get the benefit of cost savings associated with tighter inventory controls. Industrial Power Sales IT Director Dawson Roark states, “We are very excited to partner with Symbol and be able to offer this new technology to our automotive assembly customers. Bar coding and scanner technologies will help our customers reduce data entry errors, increase efficiency and productivity, and reduce the cost of assembly”.

Industrial Power Sales supplies industrial assembly tool applications and material handling solutions to the manufacturing industry. Industrial Power Sales provides a wide range of products and solutions, including air and electric assembly tools, hand-held light assembly screwdrivers, multiple nutrunners, balancers, conveyors, storage, hoists, lift tables, jib cranes, bridge cranes and customized material handling solutions. For further information contact Theressa Owens at 919-876-6115.

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Kvichak Marine on Largest ETO ERP Vendor Encompix Shares Sample Client Roster

Kvichak Marine on Largest ETO ERP Vendor Encompix Shares Sample Client Roster

(PRWEB) May 31, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. Encompix provides ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results. A sample list of Encompix clients demonstrates the scope of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution:

- Kvichak Marine, leader in the design of high quality, hardworking aluminum vessels.
- Scherping Systems, leading supplier of process equipment to dairy industries.
- Sentinel Building Systems, leading manufacturer of all-steel buildings for agricultural/commercial use.
- American Micro Products, Inc., leader of precision-machined components and manufacturer of circular, glass to metal, hermetically sealed electrical connectors.
- Automatic Feed Company (AFC), world's premier designers and manufacturers of coil processing
- Reko International Group Inc. manufactures plastic injection molds, compression molds, dies, fixtures, automation, special machines.
- B&K; Corporation designs/builds assembly and test systems for the automotive industry.
- GL&V; focuses in pulp and paper or process equipment.
- Conservatek, geodesic dome technology in the manufacture of lightweight, high-strength aluminum roof systems.
- Merritech's business is designing and building special production machines for automotive manufacturers.
- Vulcan Engineering, foundry engineering, manufacturing.
- Roy Metal Products, the largest manufacturers of custom-made metal store fixtures in North America.
- Poblocki & Sons, the leading interior and exterior signage manufacturers.
- Globecomm Systems Inc., designs, assembles and installs satellite ground segment systems.
- COE, major international machinery provider to the Forest and Building Products, Rubber and Laminates industries.
- Delta, premier supplier of plastic injection molds, models, fixtures, tooling for the automotive, aerospace, and heavy truck industries.
- Extrude Hone invented the Abrasive Flow Machining process.
- Machines-Outils Henri Line Inc. designs and builds custom machines for industries such as aerospace, automotive, railroad and precision machining.
- Stillwater, machining company and a manufacturer of resistance welding products.
- LNS America, Inc., leading supplier of bar feeding equipment.
- The Assembly & Test - Worldwide (ATW), automation systems and solutions fundamental to the assembly and testing of industrial products.
- Automatic Systems, Inc., material handling systems.
- Electronic equipment from noise, dust, extreme heat, or inclement weather provided by Metal Systems, Inc.
- MSI Mold Builders designs and builds various types of steel and aluminum molds for injection, structural foam, rim, blow, gas assist and structural web processes.
- Fab-Tech, Inc., the leading global supplier of corrosive-resistant fume exhaust systems.
- Weber Manufacturing Limited,a service tool supplier for plastic molders.
- Rader, Equipment in virtually every Pulp and Paper mill in North America.

Matrix Service serves the petro/chemical industry.

- Cross Bros. custom fabricated equipment; power transmission products; conveyor and industrial machinery service and maintenance.
- Minnesota Elevator, Inc. specializes in the manufacture of various types of elevators.

Encompix
www.encompix.com
Roger Meloy
513-733-0066

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May 30, 2021

AAT Announces Better Cleaning for Plastic FOUPs, Carriers for Wafer Processing

Austin American Technology (AAT) has developed effective cleaning systems and solutions for plastic FOUPs (Front Opening Unified Pods), Front Opening Shipping Boxes (FOSBs), and other plastic wafer handling carriers and devices used in semiconductor processing.

(PRWEB) May 29, 2021 -- Austin American Technology (AAT) has developed effective cleaning systems and solutions for plastic FOUPs (Front Opening Unified Pods), Front Opening Shipping Boxes (FOSBs), and other plastic wafer handling carriers and devices used in semiconductor processing. The cleaning chemistries in AAT’s conveyorized or batch cleaning systems, plus effective media isolation technology effectively remove such contaminants as inks, fingerprints, oily spots, glue residue, and even silicone mold release agents used in initial plastic parts manufacture. The chemistries do not harm the plastics and will clean them to the required cleanliness (cleanroom) specified levels while preventing recontamination or contamination migration.

AAT’s conveyorized cleaning systems such as the HydroJet and MicroJet offer high-speed cleaning and high-velocity drying with blowers fitted with HEPA filters to preclude any re-contamination, a feature necessary in cleanroom environments and particularly in semiconductor wafer processing. Drying is fast, complete (especially FOUP doors), spot-free and residue-free, and the operator is not exposed to any of the cleaning chemistry.

AAT’s The Mega™ II is a revolutionary closed-loop, solvent regenerative, cleaning system ideal for the stringent demands of FOUP cleaning. This large-capacity batch system features quantitative ion detection and statistical process control capability and automated operation especially suited for the stringent demands of semiconductor processing. Mega™ II wash and rinse cycles incorporate a highly effective spray under immersion process, with strategically located venturi nozzles for maximum cleaning efficiency of odd-shaped parts and system components. The agitation can be controlled to handle hard to clean, tight tolerance part designs; an ultrasonics assist is available as an option for extremely tough cleaning requirements.

AAT cleaning systems for FOUPs and plastic carriers and parts offer closed loop fluids recycling and/or solvent regeneration in an environmentally responsible family of products with tight process control and flexibility. AAT cleaning systems also offer low cost of ownership and operation due to efficient operation, low solvent cost and reduced dragout, fast cycle times, and a variety of cleaning configuration options.

Austin American Technology is the recognized global leader in cleaning technology for industrial cleaning applications ranging from electronics manufacturing to specialized parts cleaning. For more information about AAT cleaners, chemistries, and other products, visit www.aat-corp.com, or contact the company at 12201 Technology Blvd. Austin, Texas 78727 USA, tel. (512)335-6400.

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CustomDesignTechnologies Provides Control Board, Keypad & Enclosure For Commecial Kitchen Cleaning System

The multiple design and production skills of customDesignTechnologies have combined to provide a leading commercial kitchen cleaning system with a control board, keypad and PCB enclosure.

(PRWEB) May 28, 2021 -- The multiple design and production skills of customDesignTechnologies have combined to provide a leading commercial kitchen cleaning system with a control board, keypad and PCB enclosure.

The Grime Reaper® is a user friendly automatic deep soak cleaning system designed for use in commercial kitchens. Fully automatic, the Grime Reaper uses a safe pH balanced detergent and a tank that operates simply and safely.

The cleaning system features touch panel controls and audio warnings for indicating various operations such as when to add detergent, when to empty and clean the tank and so on. Commonly in use 24 hours per day, the Grime Reaper simply and safely cleans kitchen utensils made from a wide variety of materials including stainless steel, aluminium, cast iron, steel and plastics that will not warp at the solution temperature.

The design of the Grime Reaper cleaning systems required a controller PCB, suitable enclosure and a touch panel for operator interface. For a number of years the company had been using Lexor to design and manufacture control boards and Bafbox to produce an enclosure for the PCB.

When Bafbox evolved into customDesignTechnologies and acquired Lexor, Grime Reaper Products benefitted from having a single source for both these elements of the system. In addition, the customKeypads division of customDesignTechnologies was able to provide the membrane keypad for the touch panel controls.

Christine Chatfield of Grime Reaper Products commented, "Having used Lexor and Bafbox previously, it was a straightforward step to have customDesignTechnologies supply us with the PCB, enclosure and keypad for the Grime Reaper cleaning systems. Over six years, we had always had an excellent level of service and this has continued. We can always count on a prompt and helpful response to any queries and have never had any problems."

"We are already designing the next generation of Grime Reaper cleaning systems and customDesignTechnologies is closely involved in that process." she concluded.

Based in Oxfordshire and with more than 15 years experience of providing custom solutions for customers in the electronics industry, customDesignTechnologies encompasses Bafbox custom enclosures, customKeypads membrane switch panels and customAssembly for costeffective and flexible electronic and mechanical assembly services for companies looking to outsource manufacturing.

For more information, please contact: customDesignTechnologies Limited, Greatworth Park, Greatworth, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 2HB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1295 762100, Fax: +44 (0)1295 768888, Web site: http://www.customDesignTechnologies.com

Press enquiries to: Tim Jennings, Marshall Jennings PR Limited, Wyvols Court, Swallowfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1WY, UK. Tel: +44 (0)118 988 0288, Fax: +44 (0)118 988 0388.
Web site: http://www.mjpr.com.

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Last Chance to be the International Diversity Champion

Entry to the prestigious 2005 Sihera International Diversity Award, a key category of the 11th annual British Diversity Awards, will be closing on June 1st. Twelve worthy contenders are selected each year by Diversity Leaders UK for the accolade and significant diversity practitioners from across the UK will select the winner. Will it be YOU?

(PRWEB) May 28, 2021 -- Named after the Awards Founder, the Sihera International Award is exclusively for organisations outside the UK which are making that difference to the life and value of diverse groups in a significant way. Emphasis is on the extent to which any given initiative, or routine service or campaign is making a real difference to the community in the spirit of partnership and togetherness.

Any special project, campaign, concept or successful recruitment and development practice (including supplier diversity), which is encouraging a sense of pride, inclusiveness and value for the Whole community, is particularly welcomed for this special award. One Champion will be chosen from Europe and one from the rest of the world.

The very first winner of this award was Johnson Controls of Michigan, USA. The 2005 winner was a very deserving Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation from Bucharest. The only Awards of their kind in the world, the very successful British Diversity Awards were launched in the House of Commons 11 years ago and have grown rapidly since to become the main annual event in the British business calendar.

Entries have to be received by June 1st: by email or fax. Requirements have been kept to a minimum. All answers must conform to no more than 3 sides of an A4 page at the most, and as part of the body of your email, A PDF or WORD attachment.

Please see website for Entry Form, which can be copied in an email, on http://www.diversityleaders.org.uk/Zones/Zone_details.asp?NewsID=130

The 11th event is on Friday 17th June at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. It is a Black Tie/Cultural Dress event, full dinner, awards and entertainment and we usually have about 400 guests from all sections of business and government. Patron is Lord Chan of Oxton, a health expert, and chair of judges is Baroness Anne Gibson, a notable trade unionist. There will be many executives, some Government Ministers and many other key practitioners to celebrate diversity at a time when unity and mutual respect are paramount.

Founder of the Awards is Elaine Sihera, a leading writer, publisher and diversity guru in the UK (author of Managing the Diversity Maze). More information available on www.diversityleaders.org.uk/events for the awards and for Elaine herself on http://www.diversityleaders.org.uk/Zones/Zone_details.asp?NewsID=20

For practitioners wishing to attend, Invitations are $180 each for finalists (which must be booked and paid for by June 10th) and $250 for everyone else. However, there are discounts for FULL tables. Organisations may also send a congratulatory message in our Awards Brochure to promote their work and ensure visibility on the night.

Any queries regarding interviews or further information, please contact us via email, fax or phone, as listed below.

Thanks for your participation and we look forward to your entry.

Alex Wing
BDA Coordinator

Diversity Leaders UK
Courtyard Offices
140 Oxford Road
Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 2NT
Phone: +44 (0)1628 481581
FAX/Phone: +44 (0)1628 475570
Website: www.diversityleaders.org.uk

Some Significant Points to Note
1.Diversity Leaders UK is the only visible minority organisation in Europe to LEAD on diversity issues, one which is helping to make the UK a front runner in diversity management and practice. By November 2004, organisations representing more than 12 million employees in the UK (an average of more than 2 million per year) had entered the British Diversity Award since their ceation, the largest impact for any awards in this country.

2. Diversity Leaders UK is a not-for-profit organisation (with a small committed team of 5) which has never received any form of public grants despite its unique and effective work in changing perception, making a difference to workplace practice, and encouraging individual achievement nationwide. Despite its size and small resources, Diversity Leaders UK is the only organisation of its type led by an African Caribbean, and has quietly gone from strength to strength in its promotion of inclusiveness and good practice.

3. The work of Diversity Leaders UK depends upon sponsorship, donations and goodwill. We welcome collaboration and partnership with all communities, particularly the White majority group who can make the biggest difference, and from genuine diversity practitioners throughout the country.

12 Years of making a difference 1993-2005
Why not share the celebrations with us by supporting our work of inclusion in this special anniversary year?

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Envirocycle Opens New Bay Area Collection Facility

Hayward, CA facility is first of many planned collection and consolidation points in Envirocycle's expansion effort. The electronic recycling company now has three operations serving California and the rest of the West Coast.

Envirocycle, Inc., one of the nations leading recyclers of electronic
equipment, has opened an electronic recycling consolidation center in
Hayward, California. The facility at 30968 San Benito Court serves as a collection and consolidation point for the Northwest United States, where recyclable material is prepared for shipment to the Rancho Cucamonga facility for processing.

Notifications and applications are being processed for the facility to be approved by the California Integrated Waste Management Board and the Department of Toxic Substances to collect and recycle electronics, and it will be authorized to participate in the CEW payment system.

“Envirocycle is expanding quickly, having just opened processing centers in San Diego and Rancho Cucamonga in the last few months, with a soon to open West Virginia operation,” said Envirocycle COO Greg Voorhees. “We see an urgent need for collection centers like Hayward, which will allow us to reach our customers more quickly, efficiently, and at less expense.”

Envirocycle, with corporate offices in Hallstead, PA, offers complete
recycling services from dismantling of electronics to asset management, and specializes in glass-to-glass recycling. They are one of the largest processors of post-consumer Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) glass in the country.

Envirocycle accepts all types of electronics, from mainframe computers to PDA’s, with the only exceptions being smoke detectors and thermostats. California residents and businesses are encouraged to bring their obsolete equipment to the Hayward facility between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or schedule a pick-up by calling 510-299-3957. Some monitors and TV's are accepted free of charge, but for other equipment there may be a small fee to cover the cost of recycling. Information is also available at www.enviroinc.com, or by calling (800) 711-6010.

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Flow Meter and Manifold System

The Flow Meter and Manifold System unit is designed to replace your older, outdated mechanical flow meters in your paint mix rooms. This unit is designed to adapt to your paint recirculation and trasnfer systems. It is as simple as install and start the flow!

(PRWEB) May 28, 2021 -- AW Company is pleased to announce the addition of the Flow Meter and Manifold System. This unit is designed to replace your older, outdated mechanical flow meters in your paint mix rooms. The AW Company manifold system is designed and manufactured to easily adapt to your current paint recirculation and transfer systems. Simply, install and start the flow!!

The standard AW Company manifold is constructed of 316 Stainless Steel, and features:
• JVM-60CG flow meter – with a flow range of 1-20 GPM
• RT-Ex2 battery powered digital display – 4 year battery life, no power to run to your system
• ¼” NPT adapter for your pressure gage
• Three full port ball valves with complete bypass system
• Tri-clamp connections with Teflon o-rings

Should maintenance be required, bypass piping keeps your system up and running eliminating costly downtime. The Tri-clamp connections allow quick removal of the flow meter. Our unique meter design permits disassembly and cleaning in a few short minutes.

For those that prefer remote monitoring, the RT-Ex3 option provides a 4 to 20 mA signal and limit outputs that can notify your paint crew of low or high flow conditions or even when the system is out of paint.

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May 27, 2021

Mozzee Thrills US Market with Funky Nest High Chair

Designed by Australian designer Sally Dominguez for Mozzee, the Nest high chair is finally available in the United States. Minimalist form combined with superior function, this three-in-one Nest chair provides unmatched stability and comfort for babies and children from six months to six years.

(PRWEB) May 27, 2021 -- Designed by Australian designer Sally Dominguez for Mozzee, the Nest high chair is finally available in the United States. Minimalist form combined with superior function, this three-in-one Nest chair provides unmatched stability and comfort for babies and children from six months to six years. The compact shape and stable powder coated tulip base enable the Nest to be pulled right into the table with no tripping hazards. The UV stabilized polyethylene curved seat and tray simply wipe clean. A machine washable 5-point safety harness is supplied with the Nest. Australian designed and built in Italy, the Nest meets all U.S. safety regulations.

“There is no other chair on the market or design registered in the world utilizing this form for this function.” So says Maine-based web designer and dad, Mark Woodbury – co-founder of sparkability -- a website selling toys and modern furniture for children. “The Nest breaks new ground for children’s furniture – and high chairs in particular.” High chairs on the market uniformly have four legs and take on a traditional upright seat look – emulating an adult chair. The plastic variety are generally very upright, and the padded variety are renowned for being difficult to keep clean.

The form of the Nest high chair is the most innovative feature of the product: the combination of the fact that the Nest is so easy to keep clean with its pleasing appearance is a first in children’s high chairs. The form reflects the function of the chair as a safe feeding seat for babies and children – yet no other chair currently on the market and used for the same purpose takes this form. The external form plays an integral part in the function of the chair: the curved surface is based on the wiping motion used to clean the chair. This single “wipe” results in a simple easy-to-clean curve which cups the child in a deep bucket seat. The deep seat allows babies just able to sit to be cupped and thus not fall forward. The chair is expressed as a sphere to enable it to provide maximum seating room in the smallest possible space – the compact sphere combined with the tulip base allows the chair to accommodate a large age range whilst occupying minimum air space. Anecdotal evidence from older child users of the chair shows that the deep scoop seat is comfortable over long periods of time.

Easy to clean, easy to use, safe, long life usage, and durable, the Nest chair represents a new form for children’s highchairs – a simple solution to the routine hazards of child feeding. It is the only chair on the market worldwide which offers tray feeding for babies in combination with the following attributes: the ability to pull up to the table, the ability to clean the seat completely and hygienically with a simple wipe, and complete with use of a five point harness. The form is important because it not only reflects and refers to these functions, but gives the chair a character which sets it apart from any other children’s chair on the market.

Mozzee’s Nest is revolutionizing the form of children's high chairs worldwide.

Dimensions: 32.11" h x 17.73" d
Weight: 25.4 lbs
Color options: white or black

For more information on the Nest high chair, go to: http://www.sparkability.net/nesthighchair.html

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HellermannTyton Partners with Cormant Technologies to Deliver a Portable Solution for the Management of IT Infrastructure

HellermannTyton has partnered with Cormant Technologies to develop a unique, intelligent infrastructure management (IIM) system using portable, barcode identification technology.

Northampton UK (PRWEB) May 27, 2021 -- HellermannTyton has partnered with Cormant Technologies to develop a unique, intelligent infrastructure management (IIM) system using portable, barcode identification technology. The system is available now and integrates HellermannTyton’s new iD series of Category 5e and Category 6 bar-coded products with a version of Cormant’s CableSolve Connectivity and Infrastructure Management Software. The portability of the HellermannTyton iD system gives users the flexibility to manage and document network connectivity and moves, adds and changes (MACs) both on or off site, using handheld Pocket PCs with barcode scanners.

The new iD series from HellermannTyton incorporates Category 5e and Category 6 patch panels, patch cords and faceplates, each labelled with a unique barcode designed for use with Cormant’s CableSolve software.

CableSolve uses a Pocket PC with an integrated barcode scanner, to read the iD barcode and identify the hardware’s location and end-to-end connectivity within the network infrastructure. The software is capable of managing the entire physical infrastructure from the structured cabling through to switches, routers, outlets, PCs and telephones.

“Using the CableSolve powerful portable software platform, users have complete management of their end-to-end cabling and network infrastructure,” explains David Gagel, Sales and Marketing Director, HellermannTyton. Gagel continues: “The barcode on the iD connectivity components and other network assets such as computers, printers, and telephones, make traceability easy and allows the IT manager freedom to view their entire network when and where they need it.”

The HellermannTyton iD/CableSolve IIM system allows an IT manager to select any port within the network and view connectivity components (patch panel outlets, patch cords, etc.). They can also view active equipment, information on the hardware platform and any software installed on it, view floor plan locations of all equipment and power supply connections to that equipment. iD active patching solutions will also be introduced later in the year.

Paul Goodison, CEO, Cormant Technologies Inc. comments: “We’re pleased to be working exclusively on the IIM product with HellermannTyton as a leader in the Structured Cabling Market. iD and CableSolve offer a new approach to IIM which delivers real value for money along with portability, accuracy and flexibility in to the hands of the IT Manager.”

For more information on HellermannTyton’s iD solutions, please call 01604 707 420 or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

For more information on Cormant’s CableSolve, please call +800 CORMANT1 (+800 26762681) or + 632 814 5188 or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

For further press information please contact:

Chris King, Black & White Communications Ltd, 1 Horsefair Mews, Romsey, Hants. SO51 8JG Tel: 01794 521156.

David Gagel, HellermannTyton, 43-45 Salthouse Road, Cornwell Business Park, Brackmills, Northampton, NN4 7EX. Tel: 01604 706633. Fax: 01604 705454.

Jennifer Cristobal, Cormant Technologies. Suite 517, 28 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3SS. Tel: 0808 234 6180 or +800 2676 2681. Fax: +44 (0)870 446 0061.

About HellermannTyton
HellermannTyton is a UK based manufacturer of structured cabling systems and solutions. As part of Spirent PLC, the international network technology company; HellermannTyton leads the design and development of network technology solutions for the HellermannTyton group world wide.

The first to manufacture Category 5 compliant systems in the UK, the company now provides Category 5E, 6 and fibre solutions under the Network Sciences brand. By using its extensive training and support facilities to ensure quality installations for the end user, HellermannTyton continues to have a deserved reputation for technology, innovation and design supported by world class manufacturing facilities.

http://www.htdata.co.uk

About Cormant Technologies
Cormant Technologies Inc. is an Information, Communication and Technology Infrastructure Management Company engaged in the development and marketing of advanced Infrastructure Management Software systems.

Cormant Technologies is a British-Australian company that is focused on providing the best connectivity and infrastructure systems to serve the needs of medium to very large enterprise businesses spanning all industries across the globe. Key customers of Cormant include multinationals from the banking, consulting, IT, air cargo, travel, hotel, government, manufacturing, health and telecommunications industries.

Cormant established and maintains its headquarters and development office in the Philippines. The company has sales offices in the United Kingdom and distribution partners throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, South East Asia, Hong Kong and China.

http://www.cormant.com

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The Daylight Company, an International Manufacturer of Natural “Daylight” Lighting Lamps Successfully Defended its Intellectual Propert

(PRWEB) May 27, 2021 -- The Daylight Company, an international manufacturer of natural “Daylight” lighting lamps and magnifiers is pleased to announce that it has successfully defended its intellectual property as a result of instigating a lawsuit to protect three of its patented lamp designs. The case was recently settled by confidential agreement.

Founder Patrick Jacquelin said "The Company will continue to forcibly defend its unique designs against any and all forms of infringement." He further went on to say that the Company was very proud of its ability to bring to market, at reasonable prices, high quality customer driven products for the hobby and craft industries.

For further information regarding the Company’s products, please contact Gareth Pope at the Daylight Company on 303.750.9888.

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Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning Leader Encompix Largest Client Base

Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning Leader Encompix Largest Client Base

(PRWEB) May 27, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. Encompix provides ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results. A sample list of Encompix clients demonstrates the scope of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution:

- Kvichak Marine, leader in the design of high quality, hardworking aluminum vessels.
- Scherping Systems, leading supplier of process equipment to dairy industries.
- Sentinel Building Systems, leading manufacturer of all-steel buildings for agricultural/commercial use.
- American Micro Products, Inc., leader of precision-machined components and manufacturer of circular, glass to metal, hermetically sealed electrical connectors.
- Automatic Feed Company (AFC), world's premier designers and manufacturers of coil processing
- Reko International Group Inc. manufactures plastic injection molds, compression molds, dies, fixtures, automation, special machines.
- B&K; Corporation designs/builds assembly and test systems for the automotive industry.
- GL&V; focuses in pulp and paper or process equipment.
- Conservatek, geodesic dome technology in the manufacture of lightweight, high-strength aluminum roof systems.
- Merritech's business is designing and building special production machines for automotive manufacturers.
- Vulcan Engineering, foundry engineering, manufacturing.
- Roy Metal Products, the largest manufacturers of custom-made metal store fixtures in North America.
- Poblocki & Sons, the leading interior and exterior signage manufacturers.
- Globecomm Systems Inc., designs, assembles and installs satellite ground segment systems.
- COE, major international machinery provider to the Forest and Building Products, Rubber and Laminates industries.
- Delta, premier supplier of plastic injection molds, models, fixtures, tooling for the automotive, aerospace, and heavy truck industries.
- Extrude Hone invented the Abrasive Flow Machining process.
- Machines-Outils Henri Line Inc. designs and builds custom machines for industries such as aerospace, automotive, railroad and precision machining.
- Stillwater, machining company and a manufacturer of resistance welding products.
- LNS America, Inc., leading supplier of bar feeding equipment.
- The Assembly & Test - Worldwide (ATW), automation systems and solutions fundamental to the assembly and testing of industrial products.
- Automatic Systems, Inc., material handling systems.
- Electronic equipment from noise, dust, extreme heat, or inclement weather provided by Metal Systems, Inc.
- MSI Mold Builders designs and builds various types of steel and aluminum molds for injection, structural foam, rim, blow, gas assist and structural web processes.
- Fab-Tech, Inc., the leading global supplier of corrosive-resistant fume exhaust systems.
- Weber Manufacturing Limited,a service tool supplier for plastic molders.
- Rader, Equipment in virtually every Pulp and Paper mill in North America.
- Matrix Service serves the petro/chemical industry.
- Cross Bros. custom fabricated equipment; power transmission products; conveyor and industrial machinery service and maintenance.
- Minnesota Elevator, Inc. specializes in the manufacture of various types of elevators.

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PRONTO North America ERP FaxMail Reduces Labor Costs

PRONTO North America ERP FaxMail Reduces Labor Costs

(PRWEB) May 27, 2021 -- The ability to fax or e-mail any PRONTO-Xi document or report directly to customers, suppliers, colleagues directly from the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system dramatically improves productivity. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “FaxMail immediately drives cost savings with large reductions in communication and administration costs.”

The PRONTO-Xi FaxMail solution, including a flexible document transmission management system, allows manufacturers and distributors the ability to monitor the status of every fax and e-mail sent. It becomes an indispensable tool for any manufacturing, distribution, service, or retail concern where fast, hassle-free communication is central to the business operation.
The Key Benefits of PRONTO-Xi FaxMail:
- Reduce Postage Costs
- Reduce Faxing costs
- Reduce Labor costs in folding, addressing, and posting documents
- Reduce time spend at the fax machine
- Highly professional-looking documents, incorporating logs and other layout elements
- Easy to use as printing within PRONTO-Xi

A PRONTO-Xi user of FaxMail noted that it has eliminated the need for staff to mail out 1500 statements per month and approximately 200 invoices per day. This is has reduced postage costs significantly and saved at least five working days per moth in staff folding envelopes.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the combined manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

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May 26, 2021

Los Angeles Based Pacific Pavingstone Expands their Driveway and Patio Paving Stone Installation Business into Ventura County

Today, Pacific Pavingstone (www.pacificpavingstone.com), the leading privately owned Los Angeles paving stone installer, announced the addition of their newest office located in Ventura, CA. The new facility will provide Ventura County residents with the driveway and patio paving stone service their Los Angeles area customers love to rave about.

(PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- Today, Pacific Pavingstone (www.pacificpavingstone.com), the leading privately owned Los Angeles paving stone installer, announced the addition of their newest office located in Ventura, CA. The new facility will provide Ventura County residents with the driveway and patio paving stone service their Los Angeles area customers love to rave about.

The company’s recent expansion into Ventura is just another example of the massive growth Pacific Pavingstone has experienced in the past few years. In fact just last month, the main headquarters were relocated from La Crescenta to their new, larger building in Sun Valley. The beautiful new office spaces were designed and built by the owner, Terry Morrill, from the ground up.

Terry and his Ventura team, headed up by the company’s newest addition, Mike Hale, are already in full swing. Mike has over seven years experience in paving stone installation and design and is personally overseeing the new Pacific Pavingstone office in Ventura.

“Before joining Pacific Pavingstone, I worked with some of their competitors who would just hire sub-contractors to do the actual work. I’m excited to be joining a team who has their own trained crews and who stand by the quality of their work from start to finish.” says Mike.

About Pacific Pavingstone
Pacific Pavingstone specializes in custom designed concrete paving stone driveway and patio installation. Pacific Pavingstone and its sister companies Morrill Landscape Group(www.morrillgroup.com) and California Waterscapes (www.californiawaterscapes.com), were founded by Terry Morrill and his two sons, Trent and Chad. The three companies have been featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and multiple times on HGTV’s Landscaper’s Challenge. In 2004, they were recognized by Inc. 500 Magazine as one of “America’s Fastest Growing Privately-Owned Companies.”

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Davonna Carr Joins Athletique Inc. Design Team

Davonna Carr, a graduate of the Iowa State University’s School of Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production (AMDP) has joined Athletique to assist in the company’s development of its new sportswear and teamwear lines. Prior to joining Athletique, Davonna worked for Marie Marie Clothing in New York and worked with Wynning Teams LLC to design the dance team uniforms for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Rush.

Brookfield, IL (PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- Davonna Carr, a graduate of the Iowa State University’s School of Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production (AMDP) has joined Athletique to assist in the company’s development of its new sportswear and teamwear lines. Prior to joining Athletique, Davonna worked for Marie Marie Clothing in New York and worked with Wynning Teams LLC to design the dance team uniforms for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Rush.

While at Iowa State University, Davonna was the recipient of the Multi-Visual Program Scholarship and the Charles Lovelady Scholarship. Actively involved in sports, Davonna was a member of the ISU Track and Field Team and was the Co-Captain of the Varsity Basketball and Track teams at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines as well as Co-Captain of the Dance Squad and DeJaVu Dance Team.

DCarr is the newest designer collection to be added for Athletique, who also introduced the JClark Sportswear Line and the TeKay Designs Wedding dresses to their offerings earlier this year. The newest designs in the DCarr collection will be featured in the upcoming “Power Players” Charity Fashion Show being held Saturday, June 25 from 6 – 10 PM at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago. This highly anticipated event will feature a number of star athletes in custom made Athletique apparel. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Athletique is an innovative new apparel retailer and manufacturer with offices and production in the Chicago area. They produce classic clothing and sportswear, custom made to order for groups, teams and individuals. The clothing is available to purchase on the company’s website and through independent reps and retailers.

More information regarding Athletique can be obtained by visiting their website at www.myathletique.com or by calling 1-866-531-2266.

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Industry Directions Reinforces Its Expansion by Appointing David M. Alschuler as Principal and Industry Analyst

Industry Directions, an industry analyst firm delivering project-based go-to-market services for application providers serving manufacturing-supported business networks, today announced that David M. Alschuler has joined its team. The addition of Alschuler, a senior level analyst and marketing professional with extensive experience in strategic & operational planning, IT Analysis and Research services, comes in response to growing market demand for Industry Directions’ expertise and customer-focused approach.

Newburyport, MA (PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- Alschuler formerly served as Sr. VP, eBusiness and Enterprise Applications for the Aberdeen Group, leading research teams that covered ERP, SCM, CRM, SRM and outsource service providers. Alschuler will leverage his extensive experience to lead Industry Directions’ research on Supply Chain Execution, Product Lifecycle Management and Enterprise Asset Management as well as top-tier ERP providers.

“I’m excited to be joining Industry Directions, a company I’ve always respected for its ability to support its customers with project-based services based on high-quality research and analysis,” said Alschuler. “It’s great to be part of a group that is focused on supporting the industrial market as it migrates toward an adaptive, demand-driven operational model.”

In joining Industry Directions, Alschuler will once again team with Aberdeen Group alumni William Brandel, who is focusing on Supply Chain Planning & Collaboration, B2B Applications and Exchanges and Supplier Relationship Management and Procurement. The other long-time Principals include Julie Fraser and Alice Greene.

Prior to his tenure at Aberdeen Group, Mr. Alschuler held executive leadership positions that included: VP Sales and Marketing for Xchange, Inc., a leader in customer relationship management across channels and product lines; Sr. VP Sales & Marketing for Work Management Solutions, a developer and marketer of project and program management software for Fortune 1000 IT organizations; and VP of Marketing for MCAD-leader Parametric Technology (PTC) Corporation.

Alschuler holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from Oberlin College.

About Industry Directions
Industry Directions is an industry analyst firm providing project-based go-to-market services for application providers that optimize interaction, efficiency and profit for manufacturing enterprises and their value network partners. The company delivers vertical market expertise and personalized services that enable emerging or repositioning software and service providers to achieve their unique market potential.

To learn more, visit: www.industrydirections.com

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Dermacia, Inc. Taps QuantumSphere, Inc. - The World's Highest Quality Supplier of Nanosilver - for Applications to Address $50 Billion Worldwide Acne Market

QuantumSphere, Inc. today announced Dermacia, Inc., a pioneering California maker of advanced therapeutic cosmetics and skincare products, has selected QuantumSphere to supply nanosilver for Dermacia's advanced line of therapeutic cosmetics and skin care products designed for acne sufferers. As manufacturer of the world’s highest quality nanosilver, QuantumSphere will provide Dermacia with its nanopowders of unequalled purity and particle uniformity, enabling Dermacia and its medical advisory team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons to further validate the performance and value of nanosilver and other nanometals for their antibacterial, sun protectant and other key properties.

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- QuantumSphere, Inc. today announced Dermacia, Inc., a pioneering California maker of advanced therapeutic cosmetics and skincare products, has selected QuantumSphere to supply nanosilver for Dermacia's advanced line of therapeutic cosmetics and skin care products designed for acne sufferers. As manufacturer of the world’s highest quality nanosilver, QuantumSphere will provide Dermacia with its nanopowders of unequalled purity and particle uniformity, enabling Dermacia and its medical advisory team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons to further validate the performance and value of nanosilver and other nanometals for their antibacterial, sun protectant and other key properties.

Following extensive testing, Dermacia has chosen QuantumSphere nanosilver and other QuantumSphere products as key ingredients in Dermacia's latest line of exclusive makeup and skin care products. Dermacia is currently using the nano-ingredients in select makeup and skin care products and other applications. Additional products incorporating QuantumSphere nanotechnology are in development. Using QuantumSphere technology, Dermacia has conducted extensive research to develop ingredients and processes employing QuantumSphere's uniquely pure ingredients as a part of its Nano2infusionTM technology.

QuantumSphere manufactures and sells nanopowder renderings of several elemental minerals. Dermacia combines biotechnology, cosmeceuticals, cosmetics and nanotechnology, to serve as the technology hub for skin care products. Dermacia’s LYCOGelTM Complex serves the market with the first “breathable makeup” application that promotes healing with a cosmetic base for burn victims and surgery patients. Dermacia recently announced the introduction of a new line of cosmeceutical products to address millions of people around the world who cannot use traditional cosmetics due to sensitive skin conditions, estimated to be a market size in excess of $50 billion. This follows QuantumSphere’s announcement that it unveiled new nanopowders for biomedical applications to significantly advance medical diagnostic results previously undetectable using conventional technology.

“We are extremely pleased that Dermacia will apply QuantumSphere’s QSI-nanoTM silver product to leverage their position as a leading-edge provider of products that we believe will ultimately be adopted by medical and consumer markets across the globe. We are delighted to introduce our technology to a firm that maintains and grows its sales channels so well. Having commenced commercial sales of its products less than two years ago, Dermacia now sells through more than 1,000 surgical and dermatological centers across the country; and is aggressively expanding throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America as well,” said Kevin Maloney, CEO, QuantumSphere, Inc.

“Combining QuantumSphere’s nanosilver with Dermacia’s Nano2infusion technology will further solidify Dermacia’s position as the industry leader in state-of-the-art ‘breathable’ cosmeceutical products which promote oxygenation and healing of the skin, which is currently a huge unmet consumer need,” said Matt A. Nicosia, CEO, Dermacia, Inc. “When it came to finding a manufacturer and supplier of nanosilver, QuantumSphere provided us with the best choice. Their world-class management and scientific team, coupled with their exclusive manufacturing process, provided us with the highest purity, consistent particle size nanosilver on the market,” Nicosia added.

QuantumSphere is the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for applications in the aerospace, defense, energy, biomedical and other markets demanding advanced material applications. QuantumSphere enables order-of-magnitude performance improvements for certain applications by using nanotechnology in existing materials to make new products or to multiply the effectiveness of existing products. QuantumSphere is uniquely positioned to meet the demands of the marketplace, as the firm’s facility continues to increase capacity, with a production target of 2,500 pounds of the world’s purest nanopowders, including nanosilver, monthly.

About Dermacia, Inc.
Dermacia Inc. is a leading cosmetic and skincare manufacturer and innovator. Dermacia products meld leading technologies and ingredients from the cosmetics, cosmeceutical, biotechnology, nanotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, to produce the world's finest hypoalergenic, color-correct makeup and skincare products. Dermacia serves as the technology hub for cosmetic and skin care products marketed under the LycogelTM brand and other in-house and private label brands. Lycogel products, sold exclusively through medical professionals, were the first cosmeceuticals designed for post-plastic surgery cover and special camouflage applications, facilitating rapid healing of wounds, scars and burns while providing effective, flawless cover. Patent-pending Lycogel Complex™ combines tissue respiratory factors and a breathable triple-silica gel base to protect and deliver additional oxygen to the wound areas. The line includes a camouflage foundation, concealer and moisturizing anti-inflammatory spray. With Lycogel technology as a base, Dermacia has now developed a new consumer cosmetic line, offering the same therapeutic benefits and active ingredients as its medical line. The company, based in Newport Beach, California, sells its products internationally. Visit Dermacia on the Web at http://www.dermacia.com.

About QuantumSphere, Inc.
QuantumSphere is the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for a broad range of applications in such diverse industries as aerospace, defense, energy, biomedical, cosmetics and other markets demanding advanced material applications. QuantumSphere's exclusive manufacturing process provides: consistent, narrow particle size distribution; low level of agglomeration and impurities; custom-tailored oxide shell thickness; and the highest purity metallic nanopowders on the market that are easier to transport and handle. The company accomplishes this without compromising its commitments to the environment and community. No other company offers these performance advantages.

QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world's highest quality nanonickel (n-Ni). This will replace platinum as the main catalyst in hydrogen fuel cells and various electrode assemblies and provide a renewable source of power to supply the world's energy needs. The company is leveraging its leading market position in nanonickel (n-Ni) to manufacture and ship product for applications in fuel cells, magnetic medical products (e.g., contrast agent that is orders-of-magnitude more sensitive than existing materials for MRI detection of disease and organ function), bio sensors, filtration devices and other applications including additives for plastics and electromagnetic frequency shielding.

For more information, visit www.qsinano.com or contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320 x 208 or e-mail protected from spam bots

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ImageID Announces New Release of Visidot™ AIDC Product Suite, an “Alternative to RFID” for Manufacturers, Retailers

Visidot System Is Cost-Effective, Standards-Based Alternative to RFID for Multiple Asset Tracking - ImageID Ltd. today introduced a new version of its Visidot™ Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system – an accurate and cost-effective solution for rapid multiple-asset AIDC and asset tracking.

Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- ImageID Ltd. today introduced a new version of its Visidot™ Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system – an accurate and cost-effective solution for rapid multiple-asset AIDC and asset tracking.

In the Visidot System (http://www.visidot.com), assets are uniquely labeled with standard 2D Data Matrix barcodes or with Visidot Colorcodes. As assets pass in front of the Visidot Reader, the reader captures hundreds of labels simultaneously and transmits the information to an image processing system, which decodes the data from each label. This asset data is exported to a data management system in XML or other standard format. Images can be stored in a separate Image Bank. An easy-to-use Site Management System controls the entire process.

The new Visidot release introduces the ability to detect and decode all variations of the Standard (ISO/IEC 16022) Data Matrix 2D barcode symbology with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Support for this standard symbology is added to the commercially proven Visidot Colorcode symbology.

“Today, the Visidot system delivers all the inherent benefits of traditional barcode technology, yet far surpasses it in terms of speed and efficiency of code capture – especially for tracking multiple assets,” said Roger Hecker, Product Marketing Manager for Visidot. “In addition, at accuracy levels of near-100% in actual installations, the Visidot solution is both more reliable and more cost-effective than RFID solutions.”

Industry-Proven
The Visidot system is field proven in key manufacturing and retail industry applications, including inbound and outbound shipment verification, management of reusable assets and identification of labels from long distances and in a large field of view.

- Tracking & Tracing Reusable Assets: IFCO Systems, a leading supplier of reusable plastic containers (RPC's) with more than 260 million rentals per year, was looking for a way to track each of its millions of RPC's throughout its network of over 40 RPC Service Centers and Storage depots all over Europe and North America. The Visidot solution is providing IFCO traceability of labeled crates, real-time views of inventory at depots, views of crate cycle times, accurate records of customer shipments/returns, and the foundation for improving customer request response time.

- Managing Bulky Assets in Manufacturing: Positioning bulky assets in automotive and aerospace manufacturing for traditional barcode scanning is often impractical or even impossible, as is RFID scanning involving metal assets or in metal-heavy environments.

The Ford Motor Company successfully installed a Visidot AIDC System at the Ford F150 plant in Dearborn to improve production speed and increase plant efficiency. The Ford plant, which produces Ford F150's, uses a fully automated Build Order system to produce its trucks. With multiple frame types to choose from, the company was looking for the most efficient way to expedite verification of the chassis type as it was being placed onto the production line. In December 2004, the company decided to install the Visidot system at the frame entrance to the plant to identify and verify the correct selection of the chassis type before it reached the conveyor belt inside. The newly installed Visidot reader captures a 2D Data Matrix label affixed to each chassis and confirms, in real-time with Ford’s production line controller, that the chassis is correct and can enter the assembly line. Since installation, the system accuracy has been perfect - 100%.

- Shipping Verification: In the retail supply chain field, the Visidot can help reduce costly charge-backs from retail customers by verifying all of the boxes in each outbound order and to use the stored image from each read as proof of shipment and condition.

The Visidot system components and features include:
- The Visidot Reader consists of a robust processing module and up to four image capture devices. The image capture devices scan assets in a large field of view, such as a full pallet load, and send digital images to the processor, running the Visidot Detect & Decode software. The Detect & Decode software, a set of sophisticated algorithms, detects all of the 2D Data Matrix barcodes or Visidot Colorcodes in the images and decodes them. The decoded data is transferred to the WMS, ERP, EDI or other system via standard data formats such as XML or RS-232. The entire reading process, from image capture to data export of hundreds of codes, takes only a few seconds. The highly accurate data provides real-time per-asset traceability, verification of outbound/inbound movements and updated inventory data.

- The Visidot Viewer, located at every reading point, provides a visual display of each read and its detections and enables immediate corrective action. For example, by automatically comparing the actual shipments with order data from WMS, OMS and EDI systems, the Viewer enables warehouse personnel to see, in real-time, which items are missing or not supposed to be on a pallet and add or remove items from the shipment.

- Visidot Image Bank Server stores the images and decoded data from all reads at a site and enables quick access for viewing past reads. Having a visual record of each read provides powerful evidence for proof of quantity and condition for every item in every shipment.

- Visidot Site Management System is a centralized management console that configures and monitors all Visidot Readers at a customer facility. With the ability to view recent reads from all readers, configure parameters and monitor performance, the Visidot Site Management System ensures fast corrective actions and optimal system performance.

“Through our commitment to global barcode standards such as the robust Data Matrix symbology, we are well poised for mainstream adoption of the Visidot solution throughout the supply chain,” said Rami Kopelman, VP Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Visidot. “Visidot's leadership in multiple-asset data capture is solidified – the ability to capture hundreds of standard codes in a single read, with proven near-100% accuracy, is unmatched by any barcode or RFID solution."

The latest version of ImageID’s Visidot™ Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system is available immediately. For additional information, visit http://www.visidot.com.

About ImageID and Visidot
ImageID, the provider of the Visidot™ solution (http://www.visidot.com), develops and markets advanced multiple-asset Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions. Based on imaging technology and sophisticated algorithms, the Visidot solution is capable of identifying and decoding hundreds of unique standard barcodes simultaneously in a single read, with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The Visidot solution is being used in retail supply chains, automotive manufacturing and reusable assets pool management operations to provide per-asset visibility and to increase operational efficiencies. ImageID is a multinational company with R&D; facilities in Israel and direct sales and partner networks in the US and Europe.

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Peterson Manufacturing Co.: A ‘Quiet Giant’ Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Company grows over six decades from a small automotive aftermarket supplier to a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, antennas and related products.

(PRWEB) May 26, 2021 – This year marks the 60th anniversary of Peterson Manufacturing of Grandview, Missouri. The company plans to celebrate the milestone with special events and customer promotions scheduled for this summer and fall.

Over the past six decades, Peterson has grown from a small, automotive aftermarket supplier of such items as safety lighting and tire pumps, to a quarter-billion-dollar, multi-faceted corporation serving transportation-related industries around the world. Yet for all of its impressive growth, the family-owned company remains Grandview's "quiet giant,” virtually unknown by millions who see and use Peterson products every day of their lives.

"We're not exactly high profile," says president and CEO Don Armacost, Jr., son of the Kansas City businessman who acquired the company from Wilbur Peterson and staked its future on a commitment to quality. "My father often said he didn't want to be the biggest in the business, just the best. He always looked for ways to improve quality--better materials, better methods, better ideas. That philosophy has served us well, and we look forward to where it will take us in the years ahead."

Today the company headquarters in a state-of-the-art, 450,000-square-foot facility housing everything from manufacturing and assembly to management, sales, engineering, warehousing and more. Many of the company's superb, non-union workforce of more than 650 people are second- and third-generation Peterson associates.

An ever-growing line of over 2,200 Peterson safety lighting and accessory items serves automotive and heavy-duty truck markets worldwide. Known for innovation, Peterson enjoyed its first major breakthrough with the revolutionary VIBAR® socket. The company has also led in developing rustproof, stainless steel housings; virtually indestructible Lexan® lenses; unique solutions to seal bulbs against moisture and chemicals; LED optic and circuitry technology; plus other product and packaging innovations too numerous to list.

As an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is the flagship of the Peterson Corporate Group, a family of 11 companies and over 3,000 associates working in global, transportation-related industries. With the focus on quality as their common theme, these highly specialized companies are important parts of the Peterson corporate success story:
• Anderson Marine -- Peterson's marine lighting division.
• Mission Plastics North -- plastic injection molding.
• Mission Plastics Arkansas -- plastic injection molding.
• Maxi-Seal -- electrical harness systems for trucks and trailers.
• Vector Tool & Engineering -- tooling for plastic injection molding.
• D&D; Aviation -- air charter services.
• Kansas City Aviation Center -- aircraft sales, fuel.
• Renzenberger Inc. -- railroad crew transportation services.
• Motorsports Marketing -- retail motorsports collectibles.
• Transworld Products, Inc. -- global product sourcing.

As Peterson reflects on its 60 years of operation, Armacost says the company is not only proud of its success, but also enormously grateful for its dedicated people and loyal customers.

"A 60-year anniversary is a nice milestone," says Armacost. "But we remember who got us here, and that's what we'll be celebrating most in 2005."

Visit the company’s website at www.pmlights.com.
Contacts:
Mark Assenmacher, Director of Marketing
Peterson Manufacturing Co.
4200 East 135th Street
Grandview, MO 64030
Phone: 816-765-2000

Darrin Widick, MBA
Hickerson Wahaus Advertising & Marketing
415 Delaware, Suite 2W
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-474-9558 ext. 334

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Two Days Sales Training for NOVAtime's West Coast Business Partners Held in Los Angeles

Many NOVAtime’s west coast business partners’ sales professionals heard from author and sales & marketing expert Pete Nelson and leading time and attendance expert Brian Rice to improve their selling skills and addressed marketing, branding and networking techniques and strategies.

Monterey Park, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- NOVAtime, (www.novatime.com), an innovative technology company that develops time and attendance and workforce management software, concluded its first two days Selling in Color Sales Training series designed exclusively for the NOVAtime business partners’ sales professionals, held between May 19 and May 20.

The objectives of this sales training is to help salespeople of NOVAtime’s business partners evelop the knowledge, attitude, skills and habits they need to meet their productivity goals. This program’s intent was to transform the mindset of NOVAtime’s business partners’ sales professionals with powerful information from the Seven Steps for Selling the Way Your Customers Want to Buy, tips and information to customize or colorize their sales presentations, as well as teaching them to speak about their products and services in thirty (30) seconds or less.

As Nelson delivered detailed and interactive workshop on sales, marketing, and branding topics, while Rice offered specific sessions in how to promote NOVAtime’s time and attendance / workforce management products.

This educational information is important for NOVAtime’s business partners to position themselves beyond a provider for time and attendance / time clock solutions; they will help their customers to solve time and attendance problems, control labor costs, and enhance overall business performance for their customers.

NOVAtime has a strong commitment to provide the best products and services to their business partners, whether it’s the time and attendance / workforce management products that they’re selling, tools that their business partners will be using, promotions for their front-end sales professionals. This is a continuation of NOVAtime’s commitment to their business partners, as Frank Su, NOVAtime’s president stated during their seventh (7th) Annual International Business Partner Conference in Las Vegas, “You grow, we grow!”

About NOVAtime
With corporate offices located in Monterey Park, California, NOVAtime is a leader in integrating time and attendance systems with a company’s human resources and payroll. Known for their scalable software technology, many of the best-managed companies in the world have chosen NOVAtime as the preferred time and attendance and workforce management software provider. For more information on NOVAtime and Brian Rice, please visit www.novatime.com or call 877-486-6682.

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HellermannTyton Partners With Cormant Technologies to Deliver a Portable Solution for the Management of IT Infrastructure

HellermannTyton has partnered with Cormant Technologies to develop a unique, intelligent infrastructure management (IIM) system using portable, barcode identification technology.

Northampton UK (PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- HellermannTyton has partnered with Cormant Technologies to develop a unique, intelligent infrastructure management (IIM) system using portable, barcode identification technology. The system is available now and integrates HellermannTyton’s new iD series of Category 5e and Category 6 bar-coded products with a version of Cormant’s CableSolve Connectivity and Infrastructure Management Software. The portability of the HellermannTyton iD system gives users the flexibility to manage and document network connectivity and moves, adds and changes (MACs) both on or off site, using handheld Pocket PCs with barcode scanners.

The new iD series from HellermannTyton incorporates Category 5e and Category 6 patch panels, patch cords and faceplates, each labelled with a unique barcode designed for use with Cormant’s CableSolve software.

CableSolve uses a Pocket PC with an integrated barcode scanner, to read the iD barcode and identify the hardware’s location and end-to-end connectivity within the network infrastructure. The software is capable of managing the entire physical infrastructure from the structured cabling through to switches, routers, outlets, PCs and telephones.

“Using the CableSolve powerful portable software platform, users have complete management of their end-to-end cabling and network infrastructure,” explains David Gagel, Sales and Marketing Director, HellermannTyton. Gagel continues: “The barcode on the iD connectivity components and other network assets such as computers, printers, and telephones, make traceability easy and allows the IT manager freedom to view their entire network when and where they need it.”

The HellermannTyton iD/CableSolve IIM system allows an IT manager to select any port within the network and view connectivity components (patch panel outlets, patch cords, etc.). They can also view active equipment, information on the hardware platform and any software installed on it, view floor plan locations of all equipment and power supply connections to that equipment. iD active patching solutions will also be introduced later in the year.

Paul Goodison, CEO, Cormant Technologies Inc. comments: “We’re pleased to be working exclusively on the IIM product with HellermannTyton as a leader in the Structured Cabling Market. iD and CableSolve offer a new approach to IIM which delivers real value for money along with portability, accuracy and flexibility in to the hands of the IT Manager.”

For more information on HellermannTyton’s iD solutions, please call 01604 707 420 or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

For more information on Cormant’s CableSolve, please call 0808 234 6180 or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Smarter Solutions CEO, Forrest Breyfogle, Receives Crosby Medal at the ASQ World Conference

Forrest Breyfogle was honored for his cutting-edge approach to traditional Six Sigma methodologies in his book, Implementing Six Sigma, 2nd edition (ISS2) at the 2005 American Society for Quality (ASQ) World Conference. ISS2 referred by many as the "how to" book recommended by ASQ, and is now receiving the coveted Phillip B. Crosby Medal.

(PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- Forrest Breyfogle was honored for his cutting-edge approach to traditional Six Sigma methodologies in his book, Implementing Six Sigma, 2nd edition (ISS2) at the 2005 American Society for Quality (ASQ) World Conference. ISS2 referred by many as the "how to" book recommended by ASQ, and is now receiving the coveted Phillip B. Crosby Medal. This honor is presented to the individual who has authored a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management.

ISS2 has become one of the most recognized and widely used texts for Lean Six Sigma education and training. This award winning book has been adopted as the standard text for numerous universities and large business entities throughout the world. Various professionals in the industry hold Mr. Breyfogle and his book with the highest regard as illustrated with the following quotes:

"… [Implementing Six Sigma] would make an excellent text for a technically oriented course for Black Belts or Master Black Belts. It is the most complete compilation of Six Sigma tools on the market." Six Sigma Forum Magazine, February 2004, page 42, by Roger Hoerl, manager of the applied statistics lab a General Electric's global research center.

"[This book] illustrates how most organizations can become more competitive, reduce defect levels, and improve cycle times. It consolidates not only the traditional Six Sigma process measurements and improvement tools, but also many other useful methodologies into one easy-to-understand text." Bill W. Wiggenhorn Past-President - Motorola University, Chief Learning Officer - CIGNA Healthcare (Retired)

"Forrest's work (Implementing Six Sigma 2nd edition) is the most significant text for developing and successful implementation of Six Sigma business strategies today." Keith Moe - General Manager & Executive Vice President of 3M Corporation (Retired).

Forrest Breyfogle is no newcomer to Six Sigma and quality management. He has been working with Six Sigma methods since its introduction in 1986. Mr. Breyfogle founded Smarter Solutions in 1992, after a 24-year career with IBM. Over the past decade Mr. Breyfogle has proven his expertise and built incredible credentials in the field. In 2001, he was selected as the Subject Matter Expert for APQC's Six Sigma Benchmarking Study. He serves as Quality Digests', "Ask the Six Sigma Expert and has been interviewed by media forums, including CNBC Power Lunch and CNNfn. Mr. Breyfogle has also authored or co-authored five other books on Six Sigma and Lean methods.

Press Contacts:
Cristi Burton
Smarter Solutions, Inc.
512-918-0280x407
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Engineer-to-Order Leader Encompix Share Sample Client List

Engineer-to-Order Leader Encompix Share Sample Client List

(PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. Encompix provides ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

A sample list of Encompix clients demonstrates the scope of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution:
•Kvichak Marine, leader in the design of high quality, hardworking aluminum vessels.
•Scherping Systems, leading supplier of process equipment to dairy industries.
•Sentinel Building Systems, leading manufacturer of all-steel buildings for agricultural/commercial use.
•American Micro Products, Inc., leader of precision-machined components and manufacturer of circular, glass to metal, hermetically sealed electrical connectors.
•Automatic Feed Company (AFC), world's premier designers and manufacturers of coil processing
•Reko International Group Inc. manufactures plastic injection molds, compression molds, dies, fixtures, automation, special machines.
•B&K; Corporation designs/builds assembly and test systems for the automotive industry.
•GL&V; focuses in pulp and paper or process equipment.
•Conservatek, geodesic dome technology in the manufacture of lightweight, high-strength aluminum roof systems.
•Merritech's business is designing and building special production machines for automotive manufacturers.
•Vulcan Engineering, foundry engineering, manufacturing.
•Roy Metal Products, the largest manufacturers of custom-made metal store fixtures in North America.
•Poblocki & Sons, the leading interior and exterior signage manufacturers.
•Globecomm Systems Inc., designs, assembles and installs satellite ground segment systems.
•COE, major international machinery provider to the Forest and Building Products, Rubber and Laminates industries.
•Delta, premier supplier of plastic injection molds, models, fixtures, tooling for the automotive, aerospace, and heavy truck industries.
•Extrude Hone invented the Abrasive Flow Machining process.
•Machines-Outils Henri Line Inc. designs and builds custom machines for industries such as aerospace, automotive, railroad and precision machining.
•Stillwater, machining company and a manufacturer of resistance welding products.
•LNS America, Inc., leading supplier of bar feeding equipment.
•The Assembly & Test - Worldwide (ATW), automation systems and solutions fundamental to the assembly and testing of industrial products.
•Automatic Systems, Inc., material handling systems.
•Electronic equipment from noise, dust, extreme heat, or inclement weather provided by Metal Systems, Inc.
•MSI Mold Builders designs and builds various types of steel and aluminum molds for injection, structural foam, rim, blow, gas assist and structural web processes.
•Fab-Tech, Inc., the leading global supplier of corrosive-resistant fume exhaust systems.
•Weber Manufacturing Limited,a service tool supplier for plastic molders.
•Rader, Equipment in virtually every Pulp and Paper mill in North America.
•Matrix Service serves the petro/chemical industry.
•Cross Bros. custom fabricated equipment; power transmission products; conveyor and industrial machinery service and maintenance.
•Minnesota Elevator, Inc. specializes in the manufacture of various types of elevators.

Encompix
www.encompix.com
Roger Meloy
513-733-0066

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PRONTO North America ERP Allows Access via IBM AIX

PRONTO North America ERP Allows Access via IBM AIX

(PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- With drill down support out-of-the-box, PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard delivers unprecedented flexibility when it comes to unraveling the hidden meaning in the data. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “Starting at the highest level summary data, the Dashboard supports multiple levels of information consolidation, right down to the underlying transactions were required.” In addition, the color coding of information allows at a glance review of detail, no matter which level of consolidation.

Empowering Architecture:
PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is based on Microsoft’s market leading architecture, including IIS, ASP WebParts, and SharePoint Portal Server. Coupled with PRONTO’s optional API Compiler, technically savvy users can extend and customize their Dashboards as required.

Verzi noted, “End-users can tailor the look and feel of their Dashboard interface using the simple administration screens supplies as standard with every implementation. All critical business objectives can be mapped and delivered via the Digital Dashboard in the minimum of time with maximum impact.”

Technology:
•Access PRONTO-Xi data on IBM AIX, Solaris V7, Red Hat Linux, Windows 2000/XP.
•“Out of the box” web parts for Menus and Reports, EIS, POS, Financial KPI’s and CRM.
•Utilizes Microsoft’s industry leading IIS web parts and optionally, SharePoint Server.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976.

From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the combined manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

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May 25, 2021

Cheap Sofa Gives You the Ability to Instantly Change a Room’s Look for Summer - without Slipcovers

Make your home decorating sizzle this summer with fashionable, quick change sofa fabric sets on quality ready-to-assemble (RTA) upholstered furniture

(PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- If you’d like to brighten your home with a sexy, new summer look but feel stifled by your living room furniture, you’re not alone. No one will blame you if you’d rather avoid the home decorating hassle of repainting, resorting to ill-fitting slipcovers, or spending too much on furnishings that limit your ability to redecorate at will. Fortunately, a new category of quality, upholstered furniture now gives you the ability to change your sofa in an instant and room’s look for summer, without breaking a sweat or your budget.

With 60 fabric selections, ready-to-assemble (RTA) upholstered furniture puts the style flexibility of a designer showroom at your fingertips, letting you change custom fabric sets on a whim. Simply unzip the original made-to-fit fabric set from the sofa frame, arms, back and seat cushions, and replace it with a new fabric set selection from a wealth of designer options.

Amazingly, the cost of this custom fabric makeover is typically less than that of slipcovers, while the RTA furniture itself sells for 50% less than retail, because it is sold direct to customers via the Internet—the sofa is only $299.

Summer Home Decorating Made Easy
Lisa Zocco, a southern Calif.-resident with RTA upholstered furniture, enjoys selecting custom couch fabric sets when aiming for a relaxed summer feel at home. “Why not give your room a beach cottage look by outfitting your couch with Ranger Twill White, or bring summer inside with Ranger Twill Maize?” asks Zocco. “Just slip off one custom fabric set and slip on a new one; it’s a lot easier and more fun than repainting.”

Since RTA upholstered furniture offers complete fabric sets including made-to-fit zipped covers for the frame and arms, those daring enough might even try mixing sets.

“For a more casual summer space, try pairing True Blue Denim with a sunny floral print like Beauval Sunblu. With the RTA furniture, changing your sofa and room’s look is as easy as slipping into comfortable summer clothes,” explains Zocco. “It economically satisfies your urge for comfort and creativity, without throwing out your living room set and starting over.”

Close up on Quality
The company’s website www.homereserve.com allows shoppers to see what the furniture looks like in a particular fabric by simply clicking on it, with “zoom ins” for a close-up view of weave and texture. Fabric selections include wool, cotton, acrylic, and the current industry “hottie,” microfibre, noted for its suede-like texture and excellent wear-ability, clean-ability, and anti-staining properties.

“It was hard to choose from so many beautiful, durable fabrics, but my selection did not disappoint,” says Dana Christine, author and Home & Garden Television personality, about her Home Reserve furniture.

“Unlike sloppy slipcovers, the fabrics are beautiful and fit precisely,” adds Brooke Manbeck, an account executive for UPS in Media, Penn. who recently bought a red microfibre sofa and neutral microfibre chair. “You just cannot tell they’re removable. My family and friends are amazed that I ordered them online. They’re the same or better quality than Lazy Boy.”

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Microstaq Mastering Electronic Controls for Fluid-Control Industry

Microstaq’s revolutionary MEMS valve technology holds great promise for the miniaturization of flow control systems across a number of automotive, biomedical, refrigeration, aeronautical and other flow control opportunities. The company’s silicon chip-based flow control technology leverages proven silicon wafer processing techniques to create a single-structure, ‘solid state’ valve capable of controlling a range of fluids in today’s high-pressure, high-flow rate control environments.

Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 –- Engineers at Microstaq are betting that the tiny, silicon chip they created to miniaturize and manage the refrigerant in a car’s air-conditioner holds promise for much broader applications in autos of the future. The micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology used in the patented microvalve also shows promise for biotechnology, drug research and development, satellite control and for medical uses.

“This could be the transistor of the fluid-control industry,” says company cofounder and president Steve Booth, referring to the electronics revolution that followed the invention of the transistor.

Microstaq has been successfully testing its micro-sized electro-mechanical valves for fluid control on automotive air conditioners for the past three years at its labs in Bellingham and anticipates production to get underway within two years. Knowing that a typical automobile has 50 valves that need to be opened and closed automatically and regulated closely, and having a number of top technical experts on staff, the company is favorably positioned to develop the micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology for use in auto transmissions, braking systems and other automobile fluidic systems.

Microstaq’s microvalve technology could also be used for active cooling of complex, heat generating electronic systems such as modern microprocessors, he said. “Its portability, low cost, accuracy and small fluid volume requirements also make it ideal for analysis and mixing of pharmaceuticals,” he said.

Microstaq’s microvalve uses MEMS technology and due to its silicon material content its moving parts will not wear out. A tiny silicon wafer the size of a button controls the flow of liquids, mists and gases at high pressures, replacing a traditional valve in the air conditioning system that is larger than a spark plug. Its lighter weight and smaller size is expected to increase fuel economy and reduce power consumption in every car, truck and SUV that uses it.

Booth and Microstaq cofounder Jeff Chance believe that Microstaq’s tiny electronic chip has the potential to revolutionize automotive flow control designs and reduce auto emissions.

“Even a half-mile-per-gallon increase in fuel efficiency translates into saving hundreds of thousands of metric tons of auto emissions every year,” said Booth, also president of the company.

Microstaq’s proprietary, pressure-balanced valve design uses advanced silicon wafer processing technologies to fabricate a high-pressure, high flow capable microvalve as compared to membrane or orifice-type microvalve designs. The Microstaq valve is designed to operate in the harsh temperature and pressure environments typical to many automotive flow control systems.

“There is great potential for this microvalve to be on every car in the world,” said Chance, executive vice president and COO. “Down the road, this technology could be used for other systems such as for biotechnology, medical uses, drug research and development, satellite control, gas flow, even bicycle suspensions.”

Microstaq’s valve technology holds such great promise that the company received a $2 million federal grant in 2001 from the National Institute of Standards Technology’s Advanced Technology Program to develop its unique microvalve for a car’s air conditioner.

About Microstaq:
Microstaq (www.microstaq.com) is a privately held company founded in 2000 to bring MEMS technology to the flow control world of automotive systems. Microstaq designs, develops and manufactures high-performance MEMS silicon valve systems capable of operating in normal to extreme flow control environments. Cofounders Steve Booth and Jeff Chance were business development and sales managers in the automotive air-conditioning and engine cooling industry before founding the company to address flow control opportunities in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries. Formerly known as Alumina Micro, the company moved to Bellingham in 2002.

Microstaq recognizes the benefits of business partnerships to efficiently market its valve technology and seeks partnerships that will successfully market its flow control technology into promising business sectors.

Contact:
Jeff Chance
Executive Vice President
360-734-8220 x102
www.microstaq.com

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Worldwide Manufacturing USA Retains Stomar Partners for Financial Public Relations and Investor Relations Services

Worldwide Manufacturing USA, Inc.(OTCBB: WMFG) announced today that it has retained Stomar Partners LLC to provide financial public relations and investor relations services for WMFG.

San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Worldwide Manufacturing USA, Inc.(OTCBB: WMFG)announced today that it has retained Stomar Partners LLC to provide financial public relations and investor relations services for WMFG.

"WMFG is in a very rapid stage of growth. Our revenues last year climbed by 12% and our gross profit climbed by 31%. We want to insure that the investment community becomes aware of our growth and the opportunity that exists by our manufacturing of products in China for export to the United States," said WMFG Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Wang.

"Stomar Partners has demonstrated the ability to disseminate information to the small-cap segment of the investment community that is interested in companies such as WMFG. Since we are fairly new as a publicly traded company, few in the investment community are aware of our company and its operations. We have retained Stomar Partners to increase our visibility as we anticipate our growth to continue." said Wang.

WMFG is headquartered in San Bruno, California, and its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Shanghai Intech Electro Mechanical Products, and Chengde Science & Technology Co., Ltd., are located in Shanghai, China and Changchun City, China, respectively. Worldwide is an 8 year old engineering firm specializing in international contract manufacturing and is also a direct manufacturer of air-conditioning units for cars. Its customers include the industries of wireless telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, machinery, tools, home electrical, and general electronics.Worldwide provides its services to more than 100 companies in the United States, including five Fortune 500 companies: General Electric (NYSE: GE), Tyco International (NYSE:TYC), A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS), Andrew Corp. (NASDAQ: ANDW), Danaher Corp (NYSE: DHR)

WMFG's clear competitive advantage is its ability to timely deliver high quality components at manufacturing costs that are at least fifty percent (50%) less than what WMFG customers pay for similar products in the United States, according to Wang.

Stomar Partners LLC provides Financial Public Relations and Investor Relations services to small-cap and micro-cap companies traded on various exchanges, including the American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, OTC Bulletin Board and the Pink Sheets. Stomar Partners maintains offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Zurich.

For further information about Worldwide Manufacturing USA visit their web site at http://www.wwmusa.com/
or contact:
Raymond Walksoz
Stomar Partners Investor Relations
Telephone 312 238-9238

The above news release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on assumptions that management believes are reasonable based on currently available information, and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company and its management. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performances, and are subject to a wide range of business risks, external factors and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Esthetic Accents Takes Its Show on the Road - Mass-Customized Architectural Stained Glass Makes Big Impact at National Events

New company makes big impression at two Las Vegas trade shows - Esthetic Accents, a Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer and seller of architectural stained glass, shattered the industry the industry’s status quo last week at the Hospitality Design 2005 Expo and the 2005 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show, both held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Esthetic Accents, a Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer and seller of architectural stained glass, shattered the industry the industry’s status quo last week at the Hospitality Design 2005 Expo and the 2005 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show, both held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Making a strong impression on the attendees at the trade shows as well as the industry media present there, the new company was one of four singled out for special coverage by Las Vegas television station Fox 5 for an in-studio visit. The segment featured new products that add color to home improvement projects without requiring extensive renovations. The products were selected from more than 1000 vendors with booths at KB2005.

Visitors to the Esthetic Accents booth were impressed by the versatility and durability the company’s custom stained glass products and were surprised by the line’s affordability. The Portland-based firm has created and designed an extremely durable form of stained glass that can safely be used in windows, doors, sidelights, shower and hot tub enclosures, cabinetry, gates, balcony and stair railings; it be incorporated into walls, partitions and casework. Because each piece is a custom design, themes can be continued throughout entire rooms and structures, matching doors and cabinets, sidelights and windows, or garage doors with front gates.

EAofferings allow much more design freedom than is possible with either artisan stained glass or mass produced design elements. Most often, artisan stained glass creates designs using stock bevels and bevel clusters that require that the design be developed around the bevels. However, Esthetic Accents is able to create custom bevels, both clear and colored, eliminating any limits on the design process.

Visitors to the EA booths represented some of the leaders in the commercial, design, hospitality, and home building industries. Among those particularly impressed by the products on display at the EA booths were representatives for Applebees, The Marriot Group, and Architectural Digest. “Wow! We’ve been looking for something like this for more than two years,” said one of the specifiers for a leading national restaurant chain. “We want to match motif for over 100 restaurants and this product makes it possible.”

According to Mary Spear, co-founder and CEO of Esthetic Accents, “We have traveled the world seeking and developing the manufacturing process that allows our unique approach to the marketplace. The technology is now available to take custom architectural stained glass solutions to a new level – and at extremely affordable prices. No one else is doing what we’re doing”

About Esthetic Accents
Esthetic Accents design professionals combine personalized service and the convenience of the Internet to provide excellent customer service nation-wide. Their online showroom and design center, toll free number and knowledgeable design staff make navigating through the design process straightforward and enjoyable. Esthetic Accents leverages the power of the Internet by utilizing PRWeb’s Online Visibility Engine(TM), making it easier for interested parties to learn about EA's breakthrough custom architectural stained glass technology and innovative product line as their innovations are released. The company can be reached at www.estheticaccents.com and by phone at 503-227-7687.

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BMJ Mold and Engineering Announces Premium Extended Warranty

BMJ Mold and Engineering, a 37 Year old Kokomo, IN, plastic injection molding company, announces new plan to insure against mold repair costs in the future.

Kokomo, IN (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- BMJ Mold and Engineering has announced a new way to control costs associated with plastic injection molding. The company, through innovative engineering, has pioneered a method of providing plastic molders an extended warranty program that guarantees no additional mold costs while using a BMJ mold. Company founder and CEO, Mike Eikenberry adds, “Mold repair has always plagued companies because it is a variable cost. We have essentially made that a fixed cost under the BMJ program.”

BMJ will offer the extended warranty program on any mold it designs and builds, and in some cases, on molds it rebuilds. “There are several plans available.” says Eikenberry. “Some allow for scheduled preventive maintenance and/or repair as needed. Alternatives are to simply send the customer the required details and instructions for proper mold maintenance and diagrams for in-house repair.”

This dramatic step can be taken by the 37-year-old Kokomo, Indiana, company because as Eikenberry points out, “All molds built by BMJ are designed to be easily repaired and maintained. It is all in the construction. High wear and/or weak steel areas are inserted with easy to remove and replace high quality steel inserts. Each inserted area has a specified location and identification indicated on location maps provided with the mold. Each insert is constructed in such a way as to make it impossible to install in the wrong place or incorrect orientation. Even ejector pins are identified in the same manner resulting in simplified replacement.”

BMJ’s Premium Extended Warranty plan also allows for work to be sub-let to a local tool shop previously approved by the customer and BMJ, or molds can be shipped to BMJ for warranty service. “It’s simple,” says Eikenberry, “whatever works best for the customer.” The Premium Extended Warranty Program at BJM Mold and Engineering is effective immediately.

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Alden Products To Introduce Pl-1200 Pulse-Lok™ High-Density Medical Instrumentation Connectors At Md&M; East In June

Alden Products Company has expanded its Pulse-Lok® line of medical instrumentation connectors and will introduce the high-density PL-1200 Series Connector at June’s MD&M; East Show. The PL-1200 Series offers densities up to 78 contact positions.

Brocton, MA (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Alden Products Company has expanded its Pulse-Lok® line of medical instrumentation connectors and will introduce the high-density PL-1200 Series Connector at June’s MD&M; East Show. The new connectors feature Alden’s signature Pulse-Lok® coupling, a unique push and click auto-latching mechanism that greatly simplifies mating, provides tactile and visual confirmation that the connector pair is securely engaged. The PL-1200 Series offers densities up to 78 contact positions in a 1200-thousandth diameter package and is available in both low-cost disposable and rugged reusable models. The new series also features low-cost receptacle components as well as enhanced and automated wire termination options that aid in reducing the cost of multi-pin disposable catheters by reducing assembly time. These termination options include multi-contact solder pads as well as crimp and poke stamped contacts. Optional integrated passive and active electronic components identify and limit the use of single-use disposable catheters.

“Emerging medical disciplines within electrophysiology and electrosurgery are spawning an entirely new category of disposable instrumentation”, says Gordon Udall, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Alden. “Because those instruments must be disposed of, associated connectors must be manufactured very cost efficiently.”

To meet that imperative, Alden limits the number of components in the disposable housing of its connectors and uses the most cost-efficient contacts – all while maintaining critical performance measures. And because today’s cutting edge instruments require an increasing number of circuits, Alden offers a high-density line of connectors with up 78 pins…more than any connector on the market today. All this, coupled with Alden’s patented Pulse-Lok ® auto coupling technology makes these new disposable quick connectors idea for medical device manufacturers.

“We believe that the PL-1200 series represents a significant step forward in our mission to provide manufacturers with innovative connector solutions that address a wide range of needs, not just in medical device manufacturing, but in broad instrumentation connectivity as well,” says Alden’s Director of Product Innovation, Christian Behning. “And our performance-engineered custom cable assemblies just add the icing to the cake.”

Ideal for a wide range of medical device applications, the PL-1200 Series Connectors are EtO, gamma, and steam sterilizable and are sealed to IP-67 standards. To download complete technical specifications and request a free Pulse-Lok® sample package, visit www.aldenproducts.com/med or call 508-427-7000.

About Alden Products Company, Inc.
Alden Products Company, located in Brockton, Massachusetts, is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art interconnect products ranging from circular instrumentation connectors to high-voltage connectors to fully integrated cable and connector assemblies.

Alden is a member of ODVA, the organization that supports network technologies built on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™) — DeviceNet™, EtherNet/IP™, CIP Sync™ and CIP Safety™.

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Eclipse Certifies HexaLock’s new Virtual Digital Hologram (VDH) Copy Protection Technology

CD’s containing HexaLock's VDH technology have proven to be 100% resistant to all copying methods known, thus providing publishers with unsurpassed copy protection and security for their CD-R and CD-ROM discs.

Pleasanton, CA / Basking Ridge, NJ (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Eclipse announced today that they have certified the HexaLock Virtual Digital Hologram (VDH) CD copy protection plug-in for use within their EclipseSuite Software and ImageEncoder Formatter.

“We have been working with HexaLock for some time,” said Bob Edmonds, Eclipse VP of Sales and Marketing. “We have provided support for the HexaLock Plug-in within our CD mastering Product Suite for over two years. We have now fully certified HexaLock’s upgraded Virtual Digital Hologram copy protection technology for use with Eclipse Suite Version 4.0, and the Eclipse Image Encoder. This will give our replicator customers a new solution to address publisher concerns regarding piracy and unauthorized content copying.”

“The integration of our current CD copy protection solutions within the EclipseSuite Software Module has gone very well. The products fit seamlessly and work automatically, within current CD manufacturing operations,” said John Stevens, HexaLock VP, Business Development. “Our new solutions also incorporate HexaLock technology within the Eclipse Image Encoder. HexaLock’s 4th generation copy protection introduces a new security element called Virtual Digital Hologram (VDH), which is being applied to both CD-ROMs and CD-RX, v. 4.0 discs. VDH technology has been in use for the last year exclusively within the military and government sectors. To date, CD’s containing VDH technology have proven to be 100% resistant to all copying methods known to HexaLock and its customers. This, combined with our new Content Protection Wizard, allowing PDF, HTML, MPEG and MP-3 files to be protected, has greatly enhanced the capabilities of HexaLock technology.”

The VDH security element is a digital hologram, formed by special bit patterns that provide a “Hologram Effect” to the CD/DVD reading device. When making a copy of an original protected disc the VDH pattern will disappear. Instead, a static bit pattern will appear. The HexaLock software will detect absence the VDH pattern and act accordingly. CD replicators interested in learning more about, or becoming authorized resellers of HexaLock solutions, should contact HexaLock at www.hexalock.com

About HexaLock
HexaLock develops and markets copy protection and digital rights management solutions worldwide. Headquartered in Shefayim, Israel, HexaLock opened its US offices in 2001. HexaLock CD Copy Protection, Version 4.1, released May 2005, offers the latest is copy protection technology for both CD-ROMs and CD-Rs. These innovative solutions for intellectual property protection offer content owners new and highly effective options to address their digital asset management requirements.

About Eclipse Data Technologies
Eclipse, recognized as the new leader in DVD and CD mastering encoders and software provides leading edge capability with a reputation for technical excellence and world-class customer support in its line of mastering, premastering and QC verification tools. For more information about Eclipse and its products, please visit our web site at www.eclipsedata.com.

For more information, please contact:

For HexaLock
John Stevens
HexaLock, Ltd.
+1 (908) 234-1325
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For Eclipse Data Technologies
Bob Edmonds
Eclipse Data Technologies
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ERP ETO Leader Encompix Shows Client Depth

ERP ETO Leader Encompix Shows Client Depth

(PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. Encompix provides ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results. A sample list of Encompix clients demonstrates the scope of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution:

•Kvichak Marine, leader in the design of high quality, hardworking aluminum vessels.
•Scherping Systems, leading supplier of process equipment to dairy industries.
•Sentinel Building Systems, leading manufacturer of all-steel buildings for agricultural/commercial use.
•American Micro Products, Inc., leader of precision-machined components and manufacturer of circular, glass to metal, hermetically sealed electrical connectors.
•Automatic Feed Company (AFC), world's premier designers and manufacturers of coil processing
•Reko International Group Inc. manufactures plastic injection molds, compression molds, dies, fixtures, automation, special machines.
•B&K; Corporation designs/builds assembly and test systems for the automotive industry.
•GL&V; focuses in pulp and paper or process equipment.
•Conservatek, geodesic dome technology in the manufacture of lightweight, high-strength aluminum roof systems.
•Merritech's business is designing and building special production machines for automotive manufacturers.
•Vulcan Engineering, foundry engineering, manufacturing.
•Roy Metal Products, the largest manufacturers of custom-made metal store fixtures in North America.
•Poblocki & Sons, the leading interior and exterior signage manufacturers.
•Globecomm Systems Inc., designs, assembles and installs satellite ground segment systems.
•COE, major international machinery provider to the Forest and Building Products, Rubber and Laminates industries.
•Delta, premier supplier of plastic injection molds, models, fixtures, tooling for the automotive, aerospace, and heavy truck industries.
•Extrude Hone invented the Abrasive Flow Machining process.
•Machines-Outils Henri Line Inc. designs and builds custom machines for industries such as aerospace, automotive, railroad and precision machining.
•Stillwater, machining company and a manufacturer of resistance welding products.
•LNS America, Inc., leading supplier of bar feeding equipment.
•The Assembly & Test - Worldwide (ATW), automation systems and solutions fundamental to the assembly and testing of industrial products.
•Automatic Systems, Inc., material handling systems.
•Electronic equipment from noise, dust, extreme heat, or inclement weather provided by Metal Systems, Inc.
•MSI Mold Builders designs and builds various types of steel and aluminum molds for injection, structural foam, rim, blow, gas assist and structural web processes.
•Fab-Tech, Inc., the leading global supplier of corrosive-resistant fume exhaust systems.
•Weber Manufacturing Limited,a service tool supplier for plastic molders.
•Rader, Equipment in virtually every Pulp and Paper mill in North America.
•Matrix Service serves the petro/chemical industry.
•Cross Bros. custom fabricated equipment; power transmission products; conveyor and industrial machinery service and maintenance.
•Minnesota Elevator, Inc. specializes in the manufacture of various types of elevators.

Encompix
www.encompix.com
Roger Meloy
e-mail protected from spam bots
513-733-0066

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PRONTO North America ERP Publishes Appropriate Format by Job Function

PRONTO North America ERP Publishes Appropriate Format by Job Function

(PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is a powerful new way to public PRONTO-Xi data in an easy to view format. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “By using the browser interface, the Digital Dashboard gives staff a straightforward way to access business information without training.”

Because the interface is graphical, the Dashboard is more flexible in how information is presented; graphs, charts, and bitmaps can all be readily incorporated into the design.

Exception Reporting:
A compelling Executive Information Too, the PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard has numerous and valuable features. The Financial KPI section of the Dashboard makes key financial metrics understandable by non-finance staff. It is easy to see that, where performance indicators are literally “in the read”, corrective action is required. Green indicates that the performance is at or exceeding the required amount. The advantage of a “red light” to alert decision makes to points of stress in the organization make the Dashboard an unrivalled business tool.

The Key Benefits of Digital Dashboard:
•Increase staff productivity by giving people ready access to crucial PRONTO-Xi data.
•Publish data in the most appropriate format for people’s job functions.
•Make more reliable business decisions faster by delivering only the most relevant PRONTO-Xi information.
•Improve profitability by increasing collaboration and avoiding duplication of work efforts.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976.

From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the combined manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

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Vibratory Bowl Feeders

Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeders are the most reliable, low cost and long lasting Vibratory Parts Feeders avialable

(PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Elscint Automation, the leading ISO 9001 (RWTUV Certified) certified Vibratory Bowl Feeder manufacturer from India manufactures 5 models of Vibratory Bowl Feeders, i.e. 100, 160, 250, 400 and 630. The Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeders are having CE Marking, thus conforming to the stringent European Safety Norms for Machinery Safety, Low Voltage Directive as well as the Electro Magnetic Compatibility.

Bowls: The Bowls have many distinct tooling features built into the basic bowl designs, with tracks varying in width and shape to accommodate different types of components. These inherent features of the bowl are of great assistance, when bowl tooling is being developed to fulfill a specific tooling application. The Bowls are made in either Cast Aluminum or Stainless Steel. In Stainless Steel various types of Bowls are available like Conical, Step Design, Cylindrical and Outside Taper Bowl.

Drive: All drive units are correctly engineered to give stable performance at high speed with minimum maintenance. Totally Encapsulated Type coils with adequate power for particular models, are used. A removable Guard / Cover is provided for safety. All Drive Units are for FULL WAVE Operation and hence the energy consumption of Elscint Vibratory Drive Units is 40% less than its competitors who offer HALF WAVE Operation.

Control Unit: Every drive unit is supplied with separate control box, with which, it is possible to control the speed of the feeder infinitely. Standard units are suitable for electrical supply of 230 volts, 50 Hz. Soft Start controllers are available. In case of requirement, units suitable for 110 V / 60 Hz can also be offered.

Accessories: Elscint offer various types of stands, X-Y Tables, Z Adjustments, Hoppers, Level Controllers, Silos and Sensors for all the models. This makes Elscint the one stop solution for your complete part feeding needs.

Application: Elscint Vibratory Bowls are suitable for feeding components for subsequent operations on special machines in cosmetic, electrical, mechanical, pharmaceutical, optical, bearing and many other industries.

The components can be plastic caps, spouts, capsules and electrical connectors, bearings as well as heavy parts such as anchor bolts, bearing races and metal sockets. Even oily parts!

Durability and performance are guaranteed due to our extensive in-house testing. Elscint offers total design, tooling, and manufacturing services for custom Vibratory Feeders.

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Elscint Feeder Bowl Lining

Elscint Automation, the leading Vibratory Bowl Feeder manufacturer has started offering Polyurethane Bowl Linings

(PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Elscint Automation, the ISO 9001:2000 certified leading Vibratory Bowl Feeder manufacturer from India has started offering Sprayable Polyurethane Lining for Feeder Bowls. Named ElscintPUL and Elscinthane, it has got a lot of utility. Firstly, in case of metallic components, the Noise Level can be drastically reduced by eliminating the Metal to Metal contact. Another major problem faced by customers is of feeding oily components. Oily components reduce / eliminate the friction between the components and the Bowl track. As Vibrators work on the principle of Friction, these results in the components slipping and hence they are not able to feed properly. While providing the new Bowl Lining, Elscint has taken this into account and can provide a rough texture on the Bowl Lining.

This results in proper friction between the components and the Bowl, thus resulting in smooth flow of the components. The ElscintPUL and Elscinthane Linings can thus give either a smooth finish or a rough finish depending upon the end requirement of the customers feeding application. The ElscintPUL and Elscinthane Bowl Linings are offered in various thicknesses ranging from 0.40 mm to even upto 2 mm and above.

The ElscintPUL and Elscinthane linings are presently available in Green colour and looks very good aesthetically. The ElscintPUL and Elscinthane linings are US FDA approved and hence can even be used for Pharmaceutical and Food related applications, thus increasing its area of utilization. The ElscintPUL and Elscinthane Linings have a very high shore hardness increases the life of the Bowl tremendously. It can be used with either Stainless Steel, Mild Steel or even Cast Aluminuim Bowls and material. Elscint can also provide only Lining services for old Bowls. This Lining is available at a very competitive price and at a very low lead time.

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May 24, 2021

Switch to Direct Drive Air Compressor System Increases Production Time by 30-40%

Improved reliability during 12-hour shifts keeps woodworking tools humming to increase production of doors, moldings, stair parts and more.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- When the challenge for any successful manufacturer is keeping up with demand, all industrial equipment must operate at maximum potential in order to capitalize fully on sales opportunities. For this reason, plant engineers and operations managers within the burgeoning wood-products industry are increasingly turning to direct-drive electric air compressors to power their tools for longer durations with greater reliability.

Such is the case for Bayer Built Woodworks, Inc. of Belgrade, Minnesota¾a 2-step manufacturer and distributor of millwork, selling to almost 900 building-product retailers in six states. The company's wood offerings include pre-hung interior and exterior doors, wood moldings, stair parts, architectural columns and shelving, as well as storage and entry systems.

"Our building processes are automated, and we have an air compressor on each of four separate production lines to supply the air cylinders that position woodworking tools such as routers and saws" says Cory Bayer, maintenance team leader. "We also use air to power our staplers and nail guns, and we have a 40-horsepower compressor that runs the paint spray guns and air sanders in the pre-finish shop."

Yet, this high demand for air finally overtaxed the factory's existing compressors.

"We used to use regular piston compressors when our volume was less, so it didn't matter that they could only run 60-70% of the time," recalls Bayer. "But as our business grew we needed an http://www.palatek.com [air compressor system that would run all the time, for up to 12 hours a day. So we switched over to the Sullivan-Palatek screw-type compressors because they are more heavy duty and reliable enough to run the long hours that we needed."

Sullivan-Palatek, of Michigan City, Indiana, manufacturers a line of direct-drive rotary-screw air compressor systems that allow woodworking industries to profit from greater reliability and energy savings in their pressurized-air operations. The increased reliability of this design stems from the use of larger air-end assemblies, which results in slower turning rotors that yield extended service life and higher pressure using lower horsepower. Extra efficiency results from use of a direct-drive rotary screw that eliminates unnecessary moving parts such as belts, gears and pulleys—thus reducing the parasitic losses attributed to belts (4-8% loss) and gears (3-5%).

“I can't remember when we've ever had a Sullivan-Palatek unit break down," notes Bayer. "I would definitely recommend the use of these direct drive compressors to other woodworking operations."

Established in 1984, Sullivan-Palatek manufactures industrial equipment such as electric and diesel driven high performance rotary screw air compressors, along with a complete line of accessory items that include air dryers, filters, remediation systems and construction air tools.

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Aptika Now Offers Topaz Systems Electronic Signature Pads Online

The North American company Aptika, specialized in ID card software and always intent on keeping pace with current security issues, has begun to offer signature pads from Topaz Systems, Inc., a leading electronic signature technology manufacturer and like Aptika, an industry leader in quality and security.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- The North American company Aptika, specialized in ID card software and always intent on keeping pace with current security issues, has begun to offer signature pads from Topaz Systems, Inc., a leading electronic signature technology manufacturer and like Aptika, an industry leader in quality and security.

Since it is now clear that biometric authentication and encryption technologies are the way of the future, Aptika is proud to announce that Topaz electronic signature pads will extend our great range of specialized hardware and further enhance our security features. Topaz Systems' e-signature products and software allow handwritten electronic signatures to be added to digital documents.

The following selection of Topaz products is now available online through Aptika’s secure website:
- SigLite™ with SigPlus Pro™ Software includes all the high-quality biometric and forensic capture techniques of a SignatureGem® tablet but with a low-cost touchpad and stylus in place of the active electromagnetic pen and sensor.
- SigLite LCD 1x5 with SigPlus Pro Software includes all the high-quality capture features of an electronic signature pad with the added feature of an LCD allowing users to see "electronic ink" under the pen tip as they sign.
- SigLite LCD Backlit 1x5 with SigPlus Pro Software includes all the high-quality capture features of an electronic signature pad with the added feature of an LCD allowing users to see "electronic ink" under the pen tip as they sign and a backlit for use in low light conditions.

"The integration of Topaz technology is an example of our continuing commitment to provide new high-performance security hardware compatible with IDpack Pro” said Aptika president Martin Bourdages. IDpack Pro is badge-printing software especially developed by Aptika to create plastic ID cards effortlessly at a very competitive price.

Available with powerful SigPlus™ software for capturing and storing signatures and data, each Topaz electronic signature pad is compatible with today's leading e-signature software to permanently bind handwritten signatures into MS Word, Excel, Access, Adobe Acrobat and variety of Internet documents.

The best solution on the market for Signature Encryption, Document Binding, Transaction Receipts, Biometric and Forensic Signature Verification is certainly Topaz Systems' range of e-signature products. Aptika has come up with a special introductory offer, with prices starting from $98.00 US. For more details, visit our website at: http://www.aptika.com

About APTIKA
Aptika is dedicated to the development and marketing of the IDpack software family and to offering a great range of ID card related products and services.

About Topaz
Topaz Systems, Inc., located in Simi Valley, CA, is a leading developer of electronic signature pads.

For more information, please contact:
APTIKA
326 Princess Street
Lachute, Quebec
J8H 3H1, Canada
Phone: (514) 288-7646
Internet: http://www.aptika.com

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Supermicro Selects ASBIS as Distributor in Europe, Middle East and Africa

ASBIS, a leading supplier of computer components to the EMEA emerging markets, has signed an Authorized Distributorship Contract with Supermicro, a California-based global leader in the design and manufacture of server solutions and motherboards. The new partnership will promote the distribution and sales of Supermicro products throughout 26 countries of ASBIS presence.

Limassol, Cyprus (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- ASBISc Enterprises Ltd., a leading supplier of computer components to the EMEA emerging markets, has signed an Authorized Distributorship Contract with Supermicro, a California-based global leader in the design and manufacture of server solutions and motherboards.

Under the terms of the recently signed agreement, ASBIS is now authorized to distribute all Supermicro products including servers, motherboards, chassis, and accessories. The agreement covers all territories of ASBIS’ current operation. As stated in the agreement, “The purpose of this document is to allow ASBIS and Supermicro to execute a mutually beneficial business relationship and devote ASBIS’s best efforts to market and sell Supermicro products”.

Laurent Journoud, ASBIS’ Executive VP Sales & Marketing, said, “Thanks to the new agreement with Supermicro we will be able to significantly extend our offer of state-of-the-art server products based on advanced Intel platforms and other future server and workstation technologies. We will also be able to respond faster and more efficiently to the changing requirements of our customers. The full range of Supermicro products, which we will soon start offering to our channel partners, stands head and shoulders above the competition by delivering industry-leading performance at extremely competitive prices. I am positive that our customers are going to appreciate it”.

The new partnership will promote the distribution and sales of Supermicro products throughout 26 countries of ASBIS presence with distribution centers located in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates and Finland. ASBIS will enable distributors and resellers to obtain Supermicro products locally through ASBIS offices.

“Supermicro specifically selected ASBIS as a key distribution partner due to their positive track record in computer component sales and their massive market presence across the emerging markets of Europe, Middle East and Africa.” said Wally Liaw, VP of International Sales at Supermicro. “This gives both parties a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to satisfying the ever-growing demand for innovative and reliable server products. We are looking forward to successful co-operation with ASBIS over the coming years.”

About ASBIS
ASBIS is one of the largest suppliers of computer components in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets. The privately-owned company with headquarters in Cyprus and 38 offices in 26 countries plays a significant role in global supply chain with around 15,000 product items in its portfolio and the annual turnover reaching USD 755 million in 2004.

Today the company serves more than 12,500 active customers in 70 countries via 4 distribution centers and 33 local warehouses across its expanding regions. ASBIS combines extensive knowledge of the local markets it serves with a strong international team of over 600 employees bringing value to both its vendors and customers. ASBIS offers its clients not only a complete set of components and building blocks for manufacturing PCs, servers or notebooks, but also a unique pre- and post-sales service.

For more information about ASBIS please visit www.asbis.com.

About Supermicro Computer, Inc.
Established in 1993, Supermicro emphasizes superior product design engineering and uncompromising quality control to produce outstanding industry leading server systems that maximize the functionality and compatibility of its products. By combining a staunch commitment to quality with a market leadership tradition of being first to market, Supermicro’s high-end motherboards and server systems consistently deliver unsurpassed price/performance and reliability. Supermicro specializes in Server Building Block Solutions for Mission-Critical applications, including high-end graphics, modular computing and enterprise storage system development, to better serve today's rapidly changing global business needs. As the premier server solutions and motherboard manufacturer in Silicon Valley and the fastest growing high volume server manufacturer in the world today, Supermicro provides outstanding quality with 24x7 Worldwide Technical Support.

For additional information, please visit the company’s website at www.Supermicro.com or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

Media contact:
Victor Lukyanov
PR Manager
ASBISc Enterprises Ltd.
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Tel. +375 17 2147762 (ext.227)
www.asbis.com

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Columbus Consulting Renews Relationship with American Eagle Outfitters

Company to help leading lifestyle retailer better define business processes in order to improve sales and inventory productivity, and reduce markdowns

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Columbus Consulting, Inc., a leading retail merchandise systems consulting firm, today announced that it has been retained by American Eagle Outfitter (AE) to help the fashionable retailer improve business processes relating to assortment planning, allocation and replenishment. AE, with total annual sales of more than $1.8 billion, currently operates 780 stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 70 stores in Canada.

“American Eagle has been one of the most successful retailers for the past couple of years, and is definitely one of the leaders of the industry,” said Rick Amari, president of Columbus Consulting, Inc. “Being selected by a company with AE’s standing is strong endorsement of our capabilities, and we look forward to working with the AE team to implement processes that will help the company continue its long-term growth strategy and vision of being a dominant, multi-brand lifestyle retailer.”

The first phase of the AE project began in the first quarter of 2005. In addition to helping identify areas for improvement in assortment planning, allocation and replenishment, Columbus Consulting will also assist AE in the development of an RFI (Request for Information) for a software vendor selection process. This marks the second engagement with American Eagle for Columbus Consulting. In 2001, AE hired Columbus to identify and implement business process improvements for its product development, sourcing and supply chain efforts.

“As a result of our past successful experience with Columbus Consulting, we are comfortable with bringing in Rick and his team to help us once again identify areas of improvements in our business processes,” said Jim Ford, vice-president of planning and allocation. “In this very competitive retail marketplace, it is important to stay on top of everything relating to merchandising operations. Columbus offers us significant experience in retail operations and technology that we intend to capitalize on in order to streamline operations, improve merchandising processes and maintain our growth.”

About American Eagle
American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ: AEOS) is a leading lifestyle retailer that designs, markets, and sells its own brand of casual, fashion-right clothing for 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's collection includes modern basics like jeans, surplus, and graphic Ts as well as a stylish assortment of cool accessories, outerwear, footwear and swimwear.

American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 779 AE stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 70 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates via its Web business, www.ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise.

About Columbus Consulting, Inc.
Founded by industry veteran Richard Amari in 2001, Columbus Consulting, Inc. is comprised of a team of highly experienced specialists in retail systems and processes. The company works with many of the world’s largest and well-known retailers, general merchandisers and apparel stores, including American Eagle, Anne Taylor, Big Lots, CVS Pharmacy, and New York & Company . Columbus Consulting is called upon to provide a variety of services, from managing short-term, high-impact, executive-level advisory services on matters of strategic importance relating to retail systems and processes, to overseeing large, multi-disciplinary, multi-million dollar projects, lasting more than a year. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on Columbus Consulting, visit www.columbusconsultinginc.com.

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Navtel Communications Inc. Announces Release of ISUP Performance Test Application

Navtel Communications Inc. has announced the release of the highest performing and most scalable ISUP* Performance Test Application for testing Softswitches deployed in VoIP networks

Markham, ON (PRWEB) May 20, 2021 -- Navtel Communications Inc. a leading developer of high performance VoIP test solutions has announced the release of the highest performing and most scalable ISUP* Performance Test Application for testing Softswitches deployed in VoIP networks.

As Voice over IP and TDM networks continue to converge, the Softswitch will come under increasing loads as more and more users from TDM networks access new services offered by IP networks. Until now testing the load and scalability capabilities of a Softswitch required racks of SS7 load testers to provide the necessary high-performance symmetry between off-net to on-net calls. Navtel’s solution provides this capability in one chassis. The addition of this ISUP Performance Test Application to Navtel’s existing VoIP product portfolio (which includes SIP, Megaco and NCS /PacketCable™ High-Performance test applications ), provides network equipment manufacturers and network operators with the industry’s first fully integrated high-performance VoIP solution to perform scalability, performance, reliability and interoperability testing of Softswitches.

Navtel’s ISUP Performance Test Application is an advanced hardware and software solution that emulates large-scale SS7 networks generating thousands of calls per second. It allows users to benchmark the performance of a Softswitch and to characterize its behavior when subjected to increasing network loads, various call loading patterns and network congestion and failure conditions.

Some key features include:
1. High-performance traffic load generation with different traffic profiles (Uniform, burst, Poisson, random, Step) over sustained periods of time.
2. Large-scale network emulation to emulate hundreds of thousands of end-users regardless of the technology (SIP, NCS/PacketCable™, ISUP, Megaco)
3. Dynamic message configuration and “on-the fly” generation to emulate real world scenarios
4. An extensive set of statistics and comprehensive built-in troubleshooting capabilities.

On one chassis the Navtel’s ISUP Performance Test Application can emulate 320,000 endpoints, 230 T1 (310 for E1) Signalling Links, 40 Signalling End Points while generating thousands of calls per second. The user can configure traffic profiles each with its own call rate, standard or user-defined ISUP message and call flow as well as network mode of operation (en-block, overlap). These flexible yet powerful features of the application will significantly simplify the Performance, Scalability, Stability and Interoperability testing of a Softswitch.

The in-depth troubleshooting capabilities of the ISUP Performance Test Application will greatly reduce the time spent in the identification and resolution of Performance, Scalability, Reliability and Interoperability issues. Each emulated endpoint supports a complete ISUP-compliant protocol stack which automatically and appropriately responds to incoming ISUP messages and adjusts the offered load based network congestion. These features will significantly reduce the technology learning curve and will help organizations realize significant cost-savings as well as reducing their test cycles.

Alvin Francis, Navtel’s Director of Marketing and Product Management commented “Navtel has been a major force in the signalling performance market over the past decade with its high-performance, large scale load testing solutions. We continue to lead the market and push the envelope by providing customers with the most scalable, cost-effective and best performing solution available today. Continual improvements to our portfolio of solutions reassure users that their investment today will meet and exceed their future needs”.

About Navtel Communications Inc.
Navtel Communications provides high capacity testing solutions that enable telecom equipment manufacturers and network providers to verify under full load the characteristics and the design of triple play equipment and converged networks using a single, high performance, scalable platform - the InterWatch.

Navtel's InterWatch can substantially reduce both costs and timelines in the new product development process. It plays a major role in the rapid development and deployment of the next generation of converged networks around the globe by organizations who are secure in the knowledge that Navtel's range of load testing solutions are complimented by their unrivalled ability to also test for conformance, functionality and interoperability on the single most powerful integrated test platform available today.

Contact Information:
Robert Prior
Navtel Communications Inc.
Tel: +1 905 948 7572
Cell: +1 647 219 0109
http://www.navtelcom.com

*The ISDN User Part (ISUP) defines the protocol and procedures used to set-up, manage, and release trunk circuits that carry voice and data calls over the public switched telephone network (PSTN). ISUP is used for both ISDN and non-ISDN calls.

PacketCable is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc

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Smart Guns Can Become a Reality with Sensor Technology

Sensor Products LLC has developed a unique sensor specifically for the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s highly publicized Smart Gun project.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Reinforcing the ability to fully customize their Tactilus® line of electronic pressure measurement systems, Sensor Products LLC has developed a unique sensor specifically for the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s highly publicized Smart Gun project. Utilizing a resistive architecture, this newly designed system is the front-runner among other candidate technologies such as magnetic rings, transponders, combination locks and fingerprint recognition devices.

The urgency of the completion of this project is self-explanatory. Since 2000, when NJIT ventured to develop this technology with the aid of government funding, 24 children and adults have been killed in 15 separate school shootings. Fortunately, engineers at NJIT see the advantages of the Tactilus® sensor system being used on firearms to determine the grip of authorized users and are making great strides to finish this mass producible prototype by early 2006. In fact, Sensor Products recently delivered the second generation of their Tactilus® Smart Gun sensor to NJIT. Find out more at www.sensorprod.com.

Not only are the individual sensing points of this new Tactilus® system a mere 0.2 millimeters thick in order to prevent any compromise of a firearm’s integrity, but are still accurate even when the user wears gloves. Additionally, the system possesses electronics that can be miniaturized to fit into the handle along with the magazine by utilizing lithium ion batteries like ones found in PDA’s and cell phones.

“To get a product of this magnitude off the ground, we essentially partner with our customers—in this case the engineers at NJIT,” said Jeffrey Stark, senior technical manager at Sensor Products. “This project is crucial for the safety of today’s society and we will work tirelessly at being creative and flexible in our designs and will provide resolution to difficult problems that may arise in the development process.”

With a velocity of up to 1,000 Hz, the embedded sensors in Tactilus® can generate pressure readings with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Its thin and highly flexible substrate material allows for easy conformability to curvaceous surfaces such as the grip of a handgun. These inherent traits make Tactilus® ideal for conforming around the handle of a firearm to provide the most thorough and accurate pressure readings possible. These robust sensors can last thousands of uses with consistent repeatability and are highly resistant to electromagnetic noise, temperature and humidity fluctuations.

The Tactilus® systems collect pressure data and send an analog signal back to an intermediary data “hub” where it is converted to a digital signal. This signal contains the collected data and is subsequently sent to an interface (software) designed for easy viewing and dynamic analysis. Tactilus® Windows-based software provides 2-D and 3-D imaging, isobar and region-of-interest viewing, longitudinal and latitudinal analysis, graphical displays of data in bar charts, pressure vs. time, linescans and histograms, statistical analysis of average, minimum and maximum pressures, total force over any selected area and more. This data may also be exported to virtually any third party software.

For demonstrations or more information about Tactilus®, contact Sensor Products at 1.973.884.1755 or visit www.sensorprod.com/tactilus.

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.

Technical Contact:
Carlos Ruiz
Product Manager
1.973.884.1755 x5001

Media Contact:
Heather D. Brown
Public Relations Specialist
1.973.884.1755 x5826

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B2BProfessionalTools.com Launches New Website With Over 7,000 Precision Tools

Tools for casting, metalworking, electronic, machine shop, tool and die, dental labs, and for industrial, aerospace and jewelry manufacturers can be found at www.B2BprofessionalTools.com.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- B2BProfessionalTools.com has launched a new website with over 7,000 precision tools. The site at www.B2BprofessionalTools.com has tools for casting, metalworking, electronic, machine shop, tool and die, dental labs, industrial, aerospace and jewelry manufacturers.

This site is dedicated to manufacturers in several industries, including those in the metalworking, industrial, aerospace, tool and die, welding, machine shop, dental lab, electronics, automotive, casting and general manufacturing industries where quality makes a difference.

The bottom line at B2BProfessionalTools.com is that customers know that high quality tools cut production costs. There are over 7,000 precision tools and equipment from which to choose.

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Getting the Lead Out - European Regulations Force Electronics Companies to Clean up, Impact Local Manufacturers and Distributors

Consumers will soon have the comfort of knowing that their next laptop, cell phone and microwave may be free of hazardous components. Meanwhile, electronic component manufacturers and distributors are scrambling to re-engineer their supply chains.

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -– Consumers will soon have the comfort of knowing that their next laptop, cell phone and microwave may be free of hazardous components. For that they can thank the European Union, for issuing the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive that takes effect in the summer of 2006.

The RoHS directive limits the amount of lead and other toxic substances that electronics manufacturers can use in their products. While the EU directive doesn't have the force of law in the United States, many U.S.-based electronics manufacturers are expected to adopt the EU standards for all of their products, not just those intended for sale in Europe.

Though this may come as good news for consumers, the EU directive has manufacturers and distributors scrambling to re-engineer their supply chains. As one of the top North American electronic component distributors, Allied Electronics must also manage the implications of the directive.

“While Allied does not manufacture or design products, many of the components we sell end up in products sold in the European Union,” says Lee Davidson, president of Allied Electronics. “Very soon, our customers will want to know if the products they spec into their designs are ‘RoHS compliant.’ It will be our job to make sure that they have easy access to this information.”

One potential dilemma that distributors like Allied can expect to come out of the RoHS directive is the various transition plans of their suppliers. For example, some manufacturers have introduced new lead-free designs to existing parts, while others plan to identify compliant products by package labeling.

“The challenges of transition are substantial. Distributors and manufacturers will have to work very closely to ensure the migration to RoHS complaint product is seamless to the customer,” says Davidson. “We have taken a stance that we will be an industry leader in providing the latest information on RoHS for both our customers and our suppliers. We want everyone to have the information they need so our customers can make the right decisions when buying products from us.”

At Allied, multi-functional project teams have been established to sort through the EU directives and to work with its 300+suppliers to come up with solutions, in hopes that this approach will minimize any disruption in the supply chain and to customers.

“Allied is committed to conducting business in an environmentally friendly manner,” says Davidson. “We fully support the objectives of the directives and are working hard to ensure we provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about compliance.”

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics’ headquarters is located in Fort Worth, Texas with 57 sales branches across the United States and Canada. Allied is a subsidiary of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world leading catalog component distributor. Electrocomponents has operations in six continents and headquarters in Oxford, England. For more information, visit www.alliedelec.com.

Contact:
Roxanne Martinez (817) 595-8566

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Every Good Team Needs an MVP - MVP Digital Scale that is...

Doran’s MVP Series Scales provide the flexibility to meet your most demanding weighing tasks. If economy, reliability and ease of use is important, you’ll be glad to have a Doran MVP Scale on your team!

Sanford, NC (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Doran’s MVP Series Bench / Platform Scales provide the flexibility to meet your most demanding weighing tasks. Choose from the basic indicator/base configuration, or the complete stand-alone system using the optional column, wheel casters, or conveyor top. If economy, reliability and ease of use is important, you’ll be glad to have a Doran MVP Scale on your team!

Simple and intuitive operation with UNITS, PRINT, TARE, ZERO (On/Off) and GROSS/NET. A bright, easy to read LED display provides excellent readability in a wide variety of lighting conditions and angles - up to 25 feet away. Doran’s DS100 Digital Weight Indicator is the smart solution for most general purpose weighing tasks. Adaptable and economically priced, the DS100 includes many features found on much higher priced indicators. For new or retrofit applications, the Doran DS100 as part of your MVP scale is the answer!

The best part about the MVP is FLEXIBILITY.
Standard Platform Sizes Available:
18" x 18"
18" x 24"
24" x 24"

Standard Capacities Available:
100 x 0.02
250 x 0.05
500 x 0.1
1000 x 0.2

16" and 36" columns which mount on the scale platform and hold the digital readout, are also available -- and are popular options. Optional roller top platter and portabililty kit make the Doran MVP the ultimate in versatility and value!

For more information:
http://doran.centralcarolinascale.com/MVP.htm
http://doran.centralcarolinascale.com/DS100.htm

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ERP ETO Encompix Has Largest Installation

ERP ETO Encompix has Largest Installation

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. Encompix provides ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results. A sample list of Encompix clients demonstrates the scope of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution:

• Kvichak Marine, leader in the design of high quality, hardworking aluminum vessels.
• Scherping Systems, leading supplier of process equipment to dairy industries.
• Sentinel Building Systems, leading manufacturer of all-steel buildings for agricultural/commercial use.
• American Micro Products, Inc., leader of precision-machined components and manufacturer of circular, glass to metal, hermetically sealed electrical connectors.
• Automatic Feed Company (AFC), world's premier designers and manufacturers of coil processing
• Reko International Group Inc. manufactures plastic injection molds, compression molds, dies, fixtures, automation, special machines.
• B&K; Corporation designs/builds assembly and test systems for the automotive industry.
• GL&V; focuses in pulp and paper or process equipment.
• Conservatek, geodesic dome technology in the manufacture of lightweight, high-strength aluminum roof systems.
• Merritech's business is designing and building special production machines for automotive manufacturers.
• Vulcan Engineering, foundry engineering, manufacturing.
• Roy Metal Products, the largest manufacturers of custom-made metal store fixtures in North America.
• Poblocki & Sons, the leading interior and exterior signage manufacturers.
• Globecomm Systems Inc., designs, assembles and installs satellite ground segment systems.
• COE, major international machinery provider to the Forest and Building Products, Rubber and Laminates industries.
• Delta, premier supplier of plastic injection molds, models, fixtures, tooling for the automotive, aerospace, and heavy truck industries.
• Extrude Hone invented the Abrasive Flow Machining process.
• Machines-Outils Henri Line Inc. designs and builds custom machines for industries such as aerospace, automotive, railroad and precision machining.
• Stillwater, machining company and a manufacturer of resistance welding products.
• LNS America, Inc., leading supplier of bar feeding equipment.
• The Assembly & Test - Worldwide (ATW), automation systems and solutions fundamental to the assembly and testing of industrial products.
• Automatic Systems, Inc., material handling systems.
• Electronic equipment from noise, dust, extreme heat, or inclement weather provided by Metal Systems, Inc.
• MSI Mold Builders designs and builds various types of steel and aluminum molds for injection, structural foam, rim, blow, gas assist and structural web processes.
• Fab-Tech, Inc., the leading global supplier of corrosive-resistant fume exhaust systems.
• Weber Manufacturing Limited,a service tool supplier for plastic molders.
• Rader, Equipment in virtually every Pulp and Paper mill in North America.
• Matrix Service serves the petro/chemical industry.
• Cross Bros. custom fabricated equipment; power transmission products; conveyor and industrial machinery service and maintenance.
• Minnesota Elevator, Inc. specializes in the manufacture of various types of elevators.

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May 23, 2021

Speedline Technologies to Showcase Leading Industry Solutions at Nepcon Thailand 2005, with Niche Tech (2004) Co. Ltd.

Speedline Technologies, the global leader for single-source process knowledge, solutions, and service to the PCB assembly and semiconductor packaging industries, will showcase the industry’s leading solutions and technologies at Nepcon Thailand 2005, Booth No. 4D29, Bangkok, 16-19 June 2005.

FRANKLIN, MA (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Speedline Technologies, the global leader for single-source process knowledge, solutions, and service to the PCB assembly and semiconductor packaging industries, will showcase the industry’s leading solutions and technologies at Nepcon Thailand 2005, Bangkok, 16-19 June 2005.

Speedline Technologies will host ongoing exhibits and demonstrations of the solutions in Booth No. 4D29 throughout the Exhibition, including:

· The MPM AccuFlex stencil printer, ideally suited for moderate volume high-mix printing at a cost-effective price, combines accuracy and unparalleled flexibility in a compact footprint. Providing only what is needed for efficient and precise printing, the AccuFlex offers electronics manufacturer a full range of options for future expansion. Designed for production of about 8,000 boards per week with two or more product changeovers per shift, the system easily handles boards from 3" x 2" to 23" x 20" and is capable of printing 12-mil pitch devices with consistent accuracy.

· The accurate, flexible, and configurable Camalot XyflexPro dispensing system features a calibration-free linear gantry drive system, small footprint, and ability to meet any application need through easy-to-add options. Whether dispensing micro dots of silver epoxy, solder paste for high-frequency devices and wafer-level packages, adhesive for 0201 components, or underfill for flip chip packages or flip chip on board, the XyflexPro system provides the required accuracy to maintain ultimate process control.

· The MPM Gel-Flex™ Tooling System is an innovative and cost-effective answer to the challenge of supporting the circuit board during the stencil printing process. Consisting of non-conductive polyurethane elastomer gel enclosed within a durable membrane shell and mounted to a magnetic base, Gel-Flex tooling is a true conformal board-support system. The compressible gel material provides gentle compliance to delicate bottom-side components and leads while providing firm support for the entire board surface. This tooling system is available for AccuFlex, AP Excel, Ultraprint 2000, and UltraFlex BBP printers. It is also available as an upgrade for those printers as well as the AP Series, Ultraprint 400 and Ultraprint 500 platforms.

For more information, contact Mr. Kwa Siong Soon, Speedline’s Business Manager, or Mr. Phermphoon Ekpho, Niche Tech (2004)’s MD.

Speedline Technologies: The Process Knowledge Leaders
Speedline Technologies is the global leader for single-source process knowledge, solutions, and service to the PCB assembly and semiconductor packaging industries. Based in Franklin, Massachusetts, USA, the company sells five, best-in-class brands – Accel® microelectronics cleaning, Camalot® dispensing systems, Electrovert® wave soldering, reflow soldering, and cleaning equipment, MPM® stencil and screen printing systems, and Protect® global services, support, and training solutions. For more information, visit Speedline Technologies at http://www.speedlinetech.com or contact:

· In Asia: Speedline Technologies Asia Pte Ltd, 150 Kampong Ampat, #05-08 KA Centre, Singapore 368324, Tel: 65-6286-6635, Fax: 65-6289-9411, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots;
· In the USA: Speedline Technologies, 16 Forge Park, Franklin, MA 02038 USA, Tel: 1-508-520-0083, Fax: 1-508-520-2288, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots;
· In Europe: Speedline Technologies GmbH, Im Gefierth 14, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)6103/832-0, Fax: +49(0)6103/832-299, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Kozio, Inc. Announces Support for Freescale PowerQUICC III - Kozio Expands Processor Architecture Support to Complement Its Strong Networking and Communications Line

Kozio, Inc., a leading provider of embedded software for system-level hardware testing, today announced plans for support of Freescale's PowerQUICC III processor architecture. Kozio is currently working with Silicon Turnkey Express (STx) to support and create a software evaluation kit for STx's GP3 reference board and will continue to add support for additional reference boards from STx and other manufacturers. Kozio develops turnkey software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for any embedded single-board computer systems for a variety of applications, including networking and communications technology.

Longmont, CO (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Kozio, Inc., a leading provider of embedded software for system-level hardware testing, today announced plans for support of Freescale's PowerQUICC III processor architecture. Kozio is currently working with Silicon Turnkey Express (STx) to support and create a software evaluation kit for STx's GP3 reference board and will continue to add support for additional reference boards from STx and other manufacturers. Kozio develops turnkey software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for any embedded single-board computer systems for a variety of applications, including networking and communications technology.

"We are seeing strong demand for our products to support the latest Freescale processor technology, in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere," notes Kozio President Joseph Skazinski. "We're excited to round out our support of the leading network processors and our ability to quickly provide custom solutions to our customers that use these processors."

Kozio delivers a complete diagnostics and functional test solution for hardware board bring-up, manufacturing test and production-ready power-on self-test through its products: kDiagnostics for system-level diagnostics of embedded designs; kMfgTest for automated embedded manufacturing and functional test; and kPOST for off-the-shelf Power-On Self-Test (POST). These solutions from Kozio provide more complete testing throughout the development process, resulting in fewer spins in the prototype stages and fewer defects in the final product. Boards move from design through prototyping and manufacturing to release in less time, with less cost and fewer defects.

Freescale's versatile PowerQUICC delivers functionality tailored to the needs of the embedded communications market space, particularly for broadband access and customer premise equipment applications. Delivering support for protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, ATM, HDLC, USB and PCMCIA, PowerQUICC processors are well-suited for applications including SOHO routers, remote access routers, DSLAMs, access concentrators, LAN/WAN switches, central office switching, integrated access devices, residential gateways, DSL modems, cable modems, and Voice over IP (VoIP) systems.

STx's GP3 ODM Reference Board for Freescale PowerQUICC(tm) III features premium blade/sbc supporting the Freescale MPC8560 and MPC8555 and MPC8541 processors, along with interfaces for Rapid IO, fiber optic gigabit ethernet modules, PCI-104, and up to 4 gigabytes of RAM. The GP3 is a powerful single-board computer/router designed as both a stand-alone product, as well as a reference board and for custom integration purposes.

Kozio's latest software release includes new, enhanced, and extended support for a variety of technologies across all its products. In the past quarter Kozio has added drivers and test suites for NAND Flash devices, enhanced USB support (handling multiple USB devices per platform), PCI bridge support, LCD support, expanded Altera FPGA support and enhanced Compact Flash support. These new features expand on the already extensive Kozio Test Library, enhancing the company's leadership role in providing the most comprehensive hardware test software for board bring-up, manufacturing test and power-on self-test (POST).

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004 after more than 50 years as part of Motorola, Inc. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P; 500®, is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with 2004 sales of $5.7 billion (US). For more information, visit www.freescale.com.

About Silicon Turnkey Express
Silicon Turnkey Express (STx) is an ODM/CDM (contract design/original design manufacturer) that serves the semiconductor and embedded software industry. STx offers a unique and straightforward way to develop embedded products: Prove your idea; prototype and test market it; and produce your product. STx clients do this by: buying an STx ODM board and starting application software development; using STx ODM production-ready boards to do prototypes and POC (proof of concept); and engaging STx as an EMS partner by buying STx standard products or having STx do custom hardware with follow-on manufacturing. For more information, visit www.silicontkx.com, or call 800.827.2650 or 440.461.4700.

About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio, Inc. develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems used in products such as ADSL gateways, wireless access points, network routers, voice solutions, security and test equipment, and aerospace systems. Kozio's products provide comprehensive test solutions, including diagnostics for board bring-up, automated manufacturing test, and built-in self-test software for manufactured products. Kozio's customers design, develop and manufacture boards used in computer-based electronic systems for the aerospace, networking, defense, test and wireless industries. Kozio products ease many embedded systems development challenges, from design through manufacturing and support, saving customers time and money. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado. For more information, visit www.kozio.com.

kDiagnostics is a registered trademark of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., e-mail protected from spam bots, (303) 776-1356, or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906, e-mail protected from spam bots.

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ImageID Joins AIM Global -- Signals Growing Industrywide Collaboration in Automatic Identification and Mobile Technology

ImageID Ltd., provider of the Visidot Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system, announced today that it has joined AIM Global, the association for Automatic Identification and Mobility. AIM Global works to increase the understanding and adoption of Auto ID, RFID and enterprise mobile computing through education, standards, and cooperation with other leading industry associations. Started more than 30 years ago, AIM Global is the voice of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies such as bar code, RFID, and enterprise mobile computing.

Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- ImageID Ltd., provider of the Visidot Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system, announced today that it has joined AIM Global, the association for Automatic Identification and Mobility. AIM Global works to increase the understanding and adoption of Auto ID, RFID and enterprise mobile computing through education, standards, and cooperation with other leading industry associations. Started more than 30 years ago, AIM Global is the voice of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies such as bar code, RFID, and enterprise mobile computing.

As a member of AIM Global, ImageID will join other leading companies who are committed to the growth of automatic identification and mobility solutions through industry standards development, advocacy and the support of a global channel network. In particular, ImageID’s Visidot auto ID specialists will participate in the RFID Experts Group (REG), a group of RFID (radio frequency identification) expert advisors working to address implementation issues related to supply chain adoption of RFID systems. ImageID will be working with the REG on its initiatives for implementing bar code solutions in conjunction with RFID tagging for operations that do not have reliable RFID reading throughout their supply chains.

"We are looking forward to working with AIM and the RFID Experts Group to promote visibility-enhancing initiatives for multiple-asset scanning, such as adding bar codes to RFID-tagged assets. Effective collaboration to meet the challenges of multiple-asset data capture will benefit the entire AIDC industry," said David Reis, CEO of ImageID.

"We are pleased that ImageID, the developers of the Visidot technology, is committed to partnering with us in the development of standards and educational materials for Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies. Their participation in AIM Global is a strong indication of its support of our technologies to ultimately help companies in multiple industries become more competitive while saving time and money," said Dan Mullen, AIM Global president.

About ImageID
ImageID, the provider of the Visidot™ solution (www.visidot.com), develops and markets advanced multiple-asset Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions. Based on imaging technology and sophisticated algorithms, the Visidot solution is capable of identifying and decoding hundreds of unique standard barcodes simultaneously in a single read, with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The Visidot solution is being used in retail supply chains, automotive manufacturing and reusable assets pool management operations to provide per-asset visibility and to increase operational efficiencies. ImageID is a multinational company with R&D; facilities in Israel and direct sales and partner networks in the US and Europe.

About AIM Global
For more than 30 years, AIM Global has served as the association for and worldwide authority on automatic identification, data collection and networking in a mobile environment. AIM members are providers and users of technologies, systems, and services that capture, manage, and integrate accurate data into larger information systems. Serving more than 900 members in 43 countries, AIM is dedicated to accelerating the growth and use of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies and services around the world.

AIM Global has an active educational focus, providing accurate and unbiased information on AIDC technology, standards, and applications. For more information on AIM programs, please visit www.aimglobal.org/calendar.

As part of its educational outreach, AIM Global publishes "RFID Connections," the industry's oldest and most respected e-newsletter on RFID. For a free subscription, please visit http://subscriptions.aimglobal.org.

For more information on AIM Global, its technologies and its members, please visit www.aimglobal.org or www.rfid.org.

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New Welding Web Site

In response to the needs of our customers, “The Tungsten Electrode Experts” at Diamond Ground Products would like to announce improvements and upgrades to DiamondGround.com.

Newbury Park, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- In response to the needs of our customers, “The Tungsten Electrode Experts” at Diamond Ground Products would like to announce improvements and upgrades to DiamondGround.com.

While the site will continue to focus on the entire Diamond Ground Products line of Tungsten, Tungsten Grinders, and Welding related consumables, it will also feature:
• Free Tungsten Guidebook downloads designed to educate welders on the proper selection and preparation of tungsten.
• Free tungsten sample request pages
• New sections on Tungsten Fabrication & Fiber Optic cleaver blades & electrodes.
• A new design and easier to navigate format

Don't take our word for it, check out www.diamondground.com today! For more information or to speak with a trained DGP representative, contact us today at 1-805-498-3837 3-7867 or e-mail e-mail protected from spam bots

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.

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

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Emulation Technology Announces New Programming Support for Cypress CY8C24794-24LFXI PSoC

Emulation Technology's new QFN/MLF programming adapter supports the Cypress CY8C24794-24LFXI PSoC microcontroller. This adapter accommodates the 8X8(body size), 56-pin, 0.50mm lead pitch, MLF packaged device, and allows users to quickly and easily conduct programming.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Emulation Technology, Inc. (ET), today announced the new QFN/MLF programming adapter supporting the Cypress CY8C24794-24LFXI PSoC microcontroller. The adapter accommodates the 8X8(body size), 56-pin, 0.50mm lead pitch, MLF packaged device, and allows users to quickly and easily conduct programming. The adapter was designed for lab technicians, software engineers and product development engineers needing a solution to program this chip package. The adapter’s design incorporates a ZIF socket allowing users to repeatedly swap out multiple devices for programming. Its design also insures ease of use and device safety during programming.

Application
ET’s adapter eliminates the programmer interface problems associated with programming the Cypress CY8C24794-24LFXI PSoC by converting signals from a Test & Burn-in socket to a DIP socket with male pins that interfaces with a programmer via a ZIF DIP socket. The user will place the device inside the ZIF socket and close the clamshell lid. The adapter with its male pins is then inserted into the DIP socket located on the target board. Once connected, the adapter will allow a user to program a single device. Additional devices can be swapped out easily, as needed using the ZIF socket. A vacuum pen for insertion and extraction of device can ease and
speed up device swap out.

Features & Benefits
- Supports Cypress CY8C24794-24LFXI PSoC microcontroller
- ZIF socket with clamshell lid allows users to safely and easily swap out devices
- Adapter design overcomes problems associated with programmer interfaces

Pricing and Availability:
Pricing for the adapter AS-56-28-01ML-6 is $139.00 at quantity 1. Additional off-the-shelf and custom programming adapters are available. Contact ET Technical Sales at 408-982-0660.

About Emulation Technology
Founded in 1983, Emulation Technology is the industry leader in interconnects solutions. Emulation Technology has more than 50,000
customers and operations in 23 countries worldwide, selling directly through its extensive catalog, distributors and online store at WWW.1800ADAPTER.com, or by calling 1-800-ADAPTER (232-7837). The company is privately held and is headquartered at 2344 Walsh Avenue, Bldg. F, Santa Clara, Calif., 95051

Cypress is a registered trademark of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. PsoC is a trademark for Cypress MicroSystems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

High resolution images are immediately available upon request! Please contact:

Elizabeth Counts
408-982-0660 Ext. 237
e-mail protected from spam bots

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Buried Alive at Work? Business Novel Tells How to Dig Out and Manage Successfully

Assuring yourself of business success is as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4, says one of the authors of the recently-released business novel, Buried Alive! Digging Out of a Management Dumpster, now in its second printing.

(PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Assuring yourself of business success is as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4, says one of the authors of the recently-released business novel, Buried Alive! Digging Out of a Management Dumpster, now in its second printing.

One, two, three, four refer to the four basic principles of Process Based Leadership — PBL. These four principles are accountability, communication, a behavioral process, and an auditable business focus process. When these are correctly applied, a company often experiences a new sense of focus, urgency, and accountability among the staff virtually overnight.

John Pyecha, executive vice president of Competitive Solutions, Inc., (www.competitive-solutions.net) and one of the co-authors of the book, explains: “One, two, three, four refer to the four basic principles of Process Based Leadership — PBL. These four principles are accountability, communication, a behavioral process, and an auditable business focus process. When these are correctly applied, a company often experiences a new sense of focus, urgency, and accountability among the staff virtually overnight.”

Pyecha and his co-authors can name a number of Fortune 500 companies where that “new sense of focus, urgency and accountability” happened. The companies he mentions, clients of Competitive Solutions, use PBL. Industry Week named one of those businesses, Brazeway Inc., as one of the top five best-run manufacturing firms in the world. Several big-city governments, the Department of Defense, and some of the world’s busiest airports also are also putting PBL to work.

“Managers in these companies had been buried in a management dumpster of ‘flavor-of-the-month’ quality and leadership programs. But not anymore,” says Pyecha. “PBL gave them the tools to dig their way out.”

Buried Alive! Digging out of a Management Dumpster is a business novel that describes how to use Process Based Leadership. It is published by The Oaklea Press and can be ordered online at www.LeanTransformation.com, or by calling toll free 800-295-4066. It is a hardcover book selling for $24.95. The ISBN is 1-892538-15-6. Competitive Solutions has offices in Raleigh, N.C. and Atlanta.

Contact:
Linda Segall
904-651-6191
e-mail protected from spam bots
Competitive Solutions

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Emulation Technology Announces New Programming Support for Cypress CY8C24794-24LFXI PSoC

Emulation Technology's new QFN/MLF programming adapter supports the Cypress CY8C24794-24LFXI PSoC microcontroller. This adapter accommodates the 8X8(body size), 56-pin, 0.50mm lead pitch, MLF packaged device, and allows users to quickly and easily conduct programming.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Emulation Technology, Inc. (ET), today announced the new QFN/MLF programming adapter supporting the Cypress CY8C24794-24LFXI PSoC microcontroller. The adapter accommodates the 8X8(body size), 56-pin, 0.50mm lead pitch, MLF packaged device, and allows users to quickly and easily conduct programming. The adapter was designed for lab technicians, software engineers and product development engineers needing a solution to program this chip package. The adapter’s design incorporates a ZIF socket allowing users to repeatedly swap out multiple devices for programming. Its design also insures ease of use and device safety during programming.

Application
ET’s adapter eliminates the programmer interface problems associated with programming the Cypress CY8C24794-24LFXI PSoC by converting signals from a Test & Burn-in socket to a DIP socket with male pins that interfaces with a programmer via a ZIF DIP socket. The user will place the device inside the ZIF socket and close the clamshell lid. The adapter with its male pins is then inserted into the DIP socket located on the target board. Once connected, the adapter will allow a user to program a single device. Additional devices can be swapped out easily, as needed using the ZIF socket. A vacuum pen for insertion and extraction of device can ease and
speed up device swap out.

Features & Benefits
- Supports Cypress CY8C24794-24LFXI PSoC microcontroller
- ZIF socket with clamshell lid allows users to safely and easily swap out devices
- Adapter design overcomes problems associated with programmer interfaces

Pricing and Availability:
Pricing for the adapter AS-56-28-01ML-6 is $139.00 at quantity 1. Additional off-the-shelf and custom programming adapters are available. Contact ET Technical Sales at 408-982-0660.

About Emulation Technology
Founded in 1983, Emulation Technology is the industry leader in interconnects solutions. Emulation Technology has more than 50,000
customers and operations in 23 countries worldwide, selling directly through its extensive catalog, distributors and online store at WWW.1800ADAPTER.com, or by calling 1-800-ADAPTER (232-7837). The company is privately held and is headquartered at 2344 Walsh Avenue, Bldg. F, Santa Clara, Calif., 95051

Cypress is a registered trademark of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. PsoC is a trademark for Cypress MicroSystems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

High resolution images are immediately available upon request! Please contact:

Elizabeth Counts
408-982-0660 Ext. 237
e-mail protected from spam bots

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Huge Client Base Represented by ETO ERP Leader Encompix

Huge Client Base Represented by ETO ERP Leader Encompix

(PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. Encompix provides ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

A sample list of Encompix clients demonstrates the scope of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution:
•Kvichak Marine, leader in the design of high quality, hardworking aluminum vessels.
•Scherping Systems, leading supplier of process equipment to dairy industries.
•Sentinel Building Systems, leading manufacturer of all-steel buildings for agricultural/commercial use.
•American Micro Products, Inc., leader of precision-machined components and manufacturer of circular, glass to metal, hermetically sealed electrical connectors.
•Automatic Feed Company (AFC), world's premier designers and manufacturers of coil processing
•Reko International Group Inc. manufactures plastic injection molds, compression molds, dies, fixtures, automation, special machines.
•B&K; Corporation designs/builds assembly and test systems for the automotive industry.
•GL&V; focuses in pulp and paper or process equipment.
•Conservatek, geodesic dome technology in the manufacture of lightweight, high-strength aluminum roof systems.
•Merritech's business is designing and building special production machines for automotive manufacturers.
•Vulcan Engineering, foundry engineering, manufacturing.
•Roy Metal Products, the largest manufacturers of custom-made metal store fixtures in North America.
•Poblocki & Sons, the leading interior and exterior signage manufacturers.
•Globecomm Systems Inc., designs, assembles and installs satellite ground segment systems.
•COE, major international machinery provider to the Forest and Building Products, Rubber and Laminates industries.
•Delta, premier supplier of plastic injection molds, models, fixtures, tooling for the automotive, aerospace, and heavy truck industries.
•Extrude Hone invented the Abrasive Flow Machining process.
•Machines-Outils Henri Line Inc. designs and builds custom machines for industries such as aerospace, automotive, railroad and precision machining.
•Stillwater, machining company and a manufacturer of resistance welding products.
•LNS America, Inc., leading supplier of bar feeding equipment.
•The Assembly & Test - Worldwide (ATW), automation systems and solutions fundamental to the assembly and testing of industrial products.
•Automatic Systems, Inc., material handling systems.
•Electronic equipment from noise, dust, extreme heat, or inclement weather provided by Metal Systems, Inc.
•MSI Mold Builders designs and builds various types of steel and aluminum molds for injection, structural foam, rim, blow, gas assist and structural web processes.
•Fab-Tech, Inc., the leading global supplier of corrosive-resistant fume exhaust systems.
•Weber Manufacturing Limited,a service tool supplier for plastic molders.
•Rader, Equipment in virtually every Pulp and Paper mill in North America.
•Matrix Service serves the petro/chemical industry.
•Cross Bros. custom fabricated equipment; power transmission products; conveyor and industrial machinery service and maintenance.
•Minnesota Elevator, Inc. specializes in the manufacture of various types of elevators.

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Lightweight and Durable Continuous Lug Air Shaft for Wide Web Delivered Faster Than Rest

Available in 3" and 6" diameters and lengths up to 150" Convertech's lightweight continuous lug air shaft continues to prove it's value with reduced workplace injuries and the industry's fastest lead time for continuous lug air shaft delivery.

WHARTON, NJ (PRWEB) May 22, 2021 -- Downtime is dramatically reduced with Convertech's air shaft production lead time. Simplified product design and a streamlined manufacturing process will ensure the delivery of a new Convertech continuous lug air shaft in about two weeks. This dramatically reduced lead time prevents increased production losses from air shaft replacement.

The reduced weight of Convertech's lightweight continuous lug air shaft eases loading and unloading which can reduce workplace air shaft injuries. Design simplification and lightweight product materials keep the Convertech continuous lug air shaft lightweight yet durable.

No quality has been lost with the reduction of delivery time or reduction of weight. Each air shaft is produced with only the highest quality materials. All Convertech continuous lug air shaft products are meticulously engineered and produced to each customers precise specifications. By streamlining production and simplifying air shaft design Convertech ensures it's fast delivery time.

Although larger and more time-consuming to produce Convertech ships it's wide web air shafts just as fast as a simple chuck. Whether you're a manufacturer of paper, textiles, or nonwovens Convertech provides a full line of air shaft and chuck products for your specific industry.

For over a quarter century Convertech has been the leader in exceptionally fast lead time with superior engineering and quality built into every shaft and chuck product. With its competitors debilitating delivery time of as much as sixteen weeks, Convertech's fast delivery time of about two weeks keeps customers up and running.

You can find out more about Convertech's lightweight continuous lug air shaft at http://www.convertech.com

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Oxygen Permeability Tester for Plastic Containers

Oxygen permeability testing of plastic containers has become a difficult point in packaging industry. But now Labthink launched a new product-package/film permeability tester which is applicable in containners' test.

(PRWEB) May 22, 2021 -- Oxygen permeability testing of plastic containers has become a difficult point in packaging industry. On one hand, with the development of flexible packaging, plastic containers are more and more widely used in packaging industry, this is reflected by the fact that we can see cola-bottle and PET beer bottle everywhere in the market, since oxygen permeability of outer package directly affects product’s shelf period, it is an urgent demand to perform standardized test upon oxygen permeability; on the other hand, the traditional way of testing oxygen permeability is to make one material into sheeting pattern, but we know that after one material is made into bottles the thickness of different part of one bottle is uneven.

Do the test data of sheeting samples reflect the oxygen permeability of whole container/bottle? This is a question. Experts of packaging industry comment that it is not scientific to evaluate oxygen permeability of whole container using partial oxygen transmission rate and suggest container manufacturers should change the way of quality control to avoid the hidden trouble due to difference between test condition and actual usage condition.

Now the appearance of Labthink TOY-C1 Container/film Oxygen Permeability Test Instrument has effectively solved this problem. This instrument employs electrochemistry method and has dual oxygen permeability testing functions for film and container i.e. it can perform not only film’s oxygen permeability test but also oxygen permeability test of plastic containers such as PET, with convenient, fast and reliable test process.

It conforms to standards ASTM F 1307, ASTM D 3985 etc. Comparing with similar products abroad, in addition to tests in open state (i.e. oxygen concentration is 20%) Labthink TOY-C1 can achieve tests under condition of 100% oxygen concentration, supplying manufacturers and research institutes with all-sided analytical data.

In the near future, Labthink Barrier-test Laboratory will successively provide actual measuring data of oxygen permeability of PET beer bottle, milk bottle, beverage bottle and packaging bag for reference of clients in packaging industry and we also welcome samples from clients.

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Unified Theory Inc. Selects The Agency Marketing Group

Newly formed Minnesota advertising agency wins account. Unified Theory Inc (UTI) has awarded its advertising account to The Agency Marketing Group.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 21, 2021 -- Unified Theory Inc (UTI) has awarded its advertising account to The Agency Marketing Group. Work will include web design, brand management, and new campaign development.

UTI is a full service engineering firm headquartered in St. Paul, MN. They currently operate offices nationwide--serving a global client base. UTI offers award winning engineering services to the food and beverage, industrial, and manufacturing industries.

"The Agency" is Minnesota’s newest advertising agency run by people with plenty of business-to-business experience, especially in food, industry, and technology. They offer the full slate of services, including strategic planning, new media, creative services, and public relations. Promising a bit more than the ordinary, visit their webpage at http://www.tamarketing.com.

For more information on UTI, please visit http://www.unifiedtheory.net.

Media Contact:
The Agency Marekting Group
Jeff Tietz
612 290-9366

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May 20, 2021

Financial Expert Challenges Jack Welch and Jeffrey Immelt’s Financial Performance at GE

Financial expert, Carole Symonds, challenges Jack Welch's financial performance and Jeffrey Immelt’s statements of GE’s corporate profitability.

(PRWEB) May 20, 2021 -- Carole Symonds, CPA, MST, author and Partner with a Global Financial Advisory Firm, stated unequivocally in a current press release that General Electric's profit performance during Jack Welch’s twenty-year tenure was dismal, at best.

Noting that GE’s true profits fared its investors no better than the yield on long-term government bonds, Symonds points to Mr. Welch’s current remarks in his book, ‘Winning,’ in which he claims that the “dirtiest little secret in business is lack of candor”. “Ridiculous,” expert says emphatically. “ The dirtiest secret in business is that CEO’s don’t understand how to impact the bottom line.”

Corporate profitability is about numbers, not candor. According to Ms. Symonds article, during the last 10 years of Mr. Welch’s reign at GE, the return on invested capital averaged a mere 7.0% - barely keeping pace with the government bond yield for the same time period. It has since fallen to 5.4%.

That Jack Welch wants us to believe otherwise is a misnomer of the facts. Symonds wants to set the record straight. “The facts are that GE is in worse shape now than it’s ever been. Jeffrey Immelt and Jack Welch blaming the economy, 9/11, and lack of candor may be symptoms, but they are not the cause of GE’s continuing poor financial performance. This ‘blame’ approach represents exactly what is wrong with decision making in corporate boardrooms today,” says Symonds. “The truth is that over 80% of the reasons for poor corporate performance are within the CEO’s control.”

Corporate CEO’s, Training Directors and business owners around the globe are clamoring in record numbers for Symonds’ new book ‘Millionaire Manager’, which explains the difference between profits and earnings to CEO’s who still don’t understand this important nuance. CEO’s miss the critical points in financial measurements of their companies. They equate earnings with profits, which can hide the true financial health of the company and mislead investors.

Symonds is challenging Mr. Welch and Mr. Immelt to come forward to explain GE’s unacceptable financial performance under their leadership. Gentlemen, are you ready?

See article http://www.MillionaireManager.com/media/Article/Welch.pdf

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Produce Processor Selects Ronningen-Petter DCF Filter for Innovative Sanitizing System

A produce processing company in Tennessee, with assistance from an ozonation system manufacturer in California, has developed an ozonation system for cleaning and sanitizing water used to wash fresh-cut vegetables and lettuce. It is among the first of its kind to be successfully implemented in a fresh-cut processing plant, and the Ronningen-Petter DCF Mechanically-Cleaned filter is the processor’s filter-of-choice.

(PRWEB) May 20, 2021 -- A produce processing company in Tennessee, with assistance from an ozonation system manufacturer in California, has developed an ozonation system for cleaning and sanitizing water used to wash fresh-cut vegetables and lettuce. It is among the first of its kind to be successfully implemented in a fresh-cut processing plant, and the Ronningen-Petter DCF Mechanically-Cleaned filter is the processor’s filter-of-choice.

Situation
The company processes and packages fresh-cut vegetables and lettuce in bags for the ready-to-eat market. Produce is washed, sanitized and transported through the plant by flume water, which is recycled in a closed loop. Previous cleaning methods used chlorine to sanitize the flume water, however, the water quickly became discolored and contaminated with suspended solids and chlorine residue. As a result, the flume water had to be replaced every two to three hours.

To improve product quality and conserve water resources, the owner of the company and his team of consultants spent nearly five years developing an ozonated wash system that applied the known benefits of injecting ozone into water as a means of sanitizing the flume water.

His goals were:
1) to obtain a longer shelf life
2) fresher taste and lower bacterial counts for his product
3) reduce the plant’s water consumption

In the original system prototype, coarse suspended solids were removed from the flume water by a rotary screen with a two millimeter gap. It became apparent during initial testing, however, that fine suspended solids also needed removal
before ozone was injected — to improve the dissolution of ozone in the flume water.

RPA Process Technologies Solution
After further design and testing, a new water cleaning and ozonation system was installed, which included two Ronningen-Petter DCF Mechanically-Cleaned filters equipped with 50 micron wedge wire screens. The DCF filters were placed immediately after the coarse rotary screen, to capture fine lettuce particles and prepare the water for ozone injection. The DCF filters perform a self-cleaning action by mechanically scraping collected particles from the filtering screen with a patented disc that moves up and down the screen, parallel to the liquid flow. Particles are then purged from the collection chamber at the bottom of the filter. This self-cleaning action is performed without halting production, and provides the highest quality filtering under continuous demand. Because the screen is cleaned without interrupting production, a consistently high flow rate is maintained.

Results
Continuous filter: Flume water is cleaned and recycled in an 800 liters-per-minute loop.

Fine filtering: Improves the dissolution of ozone, resulting in dramatically cleaner water, longer run times, and reduced water consumption.

Labor savings: Flume water replacement is required only once a day, instead of every two to three hours.

Ronningen-Petter DCF’s continuous filtering capability means the flume water is cleaned and recycled in an 800 liters-per minute loop without interruption.

Its fine filtering improves the dissolution of ozone in the flume water, resulting in:
1. dramatically cleaner flume water
2. longer run times between water changes
3. reduced water consumption.

Now, flume water replacement is required only once a day, instead of every two to three hours. The company owner is also very pleased with the system’s impact on product quality. His goals of longer product shelf life, fresher taste, lower bacterial counts, and decreased water consumption have been realized.

DCF also provides the additional benefit of improving the performance of a water chiller in the sanitizing system. Immediately after filtering, the flume water is pumped to a chiller where it is cooled to 5°C by spraying the water onto heat exchanger plates. The high quality filtering provided by the DCF eliminates the risk of suspended solids clogging the sprayer nozzles, and keeps the water chiller at optimum performance.

Conclusion
RPA Process Technologies is pleased that its Ronningen-Petter DCF Mechanically-Cleaned filters were chosen as a major component in the innovative sanitizing system developed by the produce processing company. DCF's continuous and high quality filtration make it the perfect solution for produce washing applications, giving the company improved quality and, ultimately, making their company more competitive.

Application Details
Filter model: (2) Ronningen-Petter DCF-1600s
Type of liquid: Wash Water
Pressure: 50 psi (3.4 bar)
Temperature: Chilled
Flow Rate: 211 gpm (47.9 m3/h)
Contaminants removed: Fine vegetable particles and debris

http://www.rpaprocess.com

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Self Storage Owners Get Better Protection with Updated Intrusion Alarms

Using the already proven technology of wireless alarms, Digitech International introduces DigiGuard²™ Individual Wireless Door Alarms.

(PRWEB) May 20, 2021 -- Building on established facts that show security features are attractive to self-storage tenants and using the already proven technology of wireless alarms as its foundation, Digitech International introduces DigiGuard²™ Individual Unit Door Alarms, a new generation of its successful intrusion alarm system that targets the self-storage industry with a solution to one of its biggest problems. “Digitech has specialized in security for self storage for over twenty years. Now, innovative use of existing technology has allowed us to improve the efficiency, power, and usability of this newer generation of transmitters and repeaters to help owners provide specific protection for each unit within the facility,” says Jon Loftin, Digitech Vice President. “We took all we learned from a successful first effort and made improvements that make this new generation even easier to implement for both retrofits and new construction.”

“The system has been designed specifically to give outstanding response in the all-metal storage environment,” continues Loftin. “The system uses a dual-frequency approach that allows us to use the inherent strengths of the frequencies, one for the transmitter and the other for the repeaters. We’ve been able to increase the operating efficiency and gain extended range right to the limits allowed by the FCC.”

Each transmitter has five different alarm schemes, including unauthorized door entry, anti-tamper, battery cover sensor, a magnet defeat sensor, and a built-in shock sensor for an immediate indication of attempted vandalism. Each transmitter and each repeater are defined in the system and report with a series of transmitted heartbeats so the controller can continually sense any problems within the system.

Commenting on the customer appeal, Rick Stumpf, Digitech Sales Manager says, “The fact that each door has an armed alarm makes it hard on thieves and great for owners and tenants. Industry statistics still show that one of the most attractive security systems for customers is a door alarm system. They like to know their personal property is better protected. Many self-storage owners have proved they get a better return by adding the alarm system to their property.”

Stumpf continues, “DigiGuard²™ allows for the entire alarm sensor and transmitter to be installed on the exterior of the unit. We eliminate almost all of the wire pulling and the cost for conduit and labor by going wireless,” says Stumpf. “An installer can have these systems installed easily and quickly. It’s amazing.”

The re-engineered generation of transmitters and receivers will be an option to the current DigiGuard™ Wireless System. “We were looking for ways to bring the cost down. Now, we can provide a door alarm system at about the same cost of the popular hard-wired systems, and a system that is just as reliable, but with a much quicker installation time, saving time and money,” according to Stumpf.

The products have been released for immediate availability. Information on the unit alarm and other specialized systems as well as Reseller opportunities is available at the company’s web site, http://www.digitech-intl.com or by calling 800.523.9504.

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800 Items calculated in 20 Seconds by EZ MRP

(PRWEB) May 20, 2021 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

• Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
• Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.
For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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ETO ERP Encompix Shows Comprehensive Client Base

ETO ERP Encompix Shows Comprehensive Client Base

(PRWEB) May 20, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. Encompix provides ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results. A sample list of Encompix clients demonstrates the scope of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution:

- Kvichak Marine, leader in the design of high quality, hardworking aluminum vessels.
- Scherping Systems, leading supplier of process equipment to dairy industries.
- Sentinel Building Systems, leading manufacturer of all-steel buildings for agricultural/commercial use.
- American Micro Products, Inc., leader of precision-machined components and manufacturer of circular, glass to metal, hermetically sealed electrical connectors.
- Automatic Feed Company (AFC), world's premier designers and manufacturers of coil processing
- Reko International Group Inc. manufactures plastic injection molds, compression molds, dies, fixtures, automation, special machines.
- B&K; Corporation designs/builds assembly and test systems for the automotive industry.
- GL&V; focuses in pulp and paper or process equipment.
- Conservatek, geodesic dome technology in the manufacture of lightweight, high-strength aluminum roof systems.
- Merritech's business is designing and building special production machines for automotive manufacturers.
- Vulcan Engineering, foundry engineering, manufacturing.
- Roy Metal Products, the largest manufacturers of custom-made metal store fixtures in North America.
- Poblocki & Sons, the leading interior and exterior signage manufacturers.
- Globecomm Systems Inc., designs, assembles and installs satellite ground segment systems.
- COE, major international machinery provider to the Forest and Building Products, Rubber and Laminates industries.
- Delta, premier supplier of plastic injection molds, models, fixtures, tooling for the automotive, aerospace, and heavy truck industries.
- Extrude Hone invented the Abrasive Flow Machining process.
- Machines-Outils Henri Line Inc. designs and builds custom machines for industries such as aerospace, automotive, railroad and precision machining.
- Stillwater, machining company and a manufacturer of resistance welding products.
- LNS America, Inc., leading supplier of bar feeding equipment.
- The Assembly & Test - Worldwide (ATW), automation systems and solutions fundamental to the assembly and testing of industrial products.
- Automatic Systems, Inc., material handling systems.
- Electronic equipment from noise, dust, extreme heat, or inclement weather provided by Metal Systems, Inc.
- MSI Mold Builders designs and builds various types of steel and aluminum molds for injection, structural foam, rim, blow, gas assist and structural web processes.
- Fab-Tech, Inc., the leading global supplier of corrosive-resistant fume exhaust systems.
- Weber Manufacturing Limited,a service tool supplier for plastic molders.
- Rader, Equipment in virtually every Pulp and Paper mill in North America.
- Matrix Service serves the petro/chemical industry.
- Cross Bros. custom fabricated equipment; power transmission products; conveyor and industrial machinery service and maintenance.
- Minnesota Elevator, Inc. specializes in the manufacture of various types of elevators.

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PRONTO North America ERP FaxMail Reduces Postage Costs

The ability to fax or e-mail any PRONTO-Xi document or report directly to customers, suppliers, colleagues directly from the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system dramatically improves productivity.

(PRWEB) May 20, 2021 -- The ability to fax or e-mail any PRONTO-Xi document or report directly to customers, suppliers, colleagues directly from the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system dramatically improves productivity. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “FaxMail immediately drives cost savings with large reductions in communication and administration costs.”

The PRONTO-Xi FaxMail solution, including a flexible document transmission management system, allows manufacturers and distributors the ability to monitor the status of every fax and e-mail sent. It becomes an indispensable tool for any manufacturing, distribution, service, or retail concern where fast, hassle-free communication is central to the business operation.

The Key Benefits of PRONTO-Xi FaxMail:
• Reduce Postage Costs
• Reduce Faxing costs
• Reduce Labor costs in folding, addressing, and posting documents
• Reduce time spend at the fax machine
• Highly professional-looking documents, incorporating logs and other layout elements
• Easy to sue as printing within PRONTO-Xi

A PRONTO-Xi user of FaxMail noted that it has eliminated the need for staff to mail out 1500 statements per month and approximately 200 invoices per day. This is has reduced postage costs significantly and saved at least five working days per moth in staff folding envelopes.
PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the combined manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

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May 19, 2021

Metrofuser.Com Launches INSTALERT Parts Notification Service

Tuesday, May 17, 2021 Metrofuser launched its new [email protected] Notification Service today, providing customers with unprecedented visibility into their parts tracking process. Metrofuser’s [email protected] service allows customers to track inbound and outbound parts from the moment that they place an order to the time their transaction has been completed. - Real Time Order Tracking When It Matters

Roselle, NJ (PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- The moment a customer places an order with Metrofuser, the [email protected] parts notification system automatically generates an order confirmation e-mail followed by shipping-tracking notifications. Order tracking e-mails that contain order tracking numbers are synchronized with shipping carriers, providing the customer with easy one-click tracking status updates.

Real Time Core Notifications Reduce Unnecessary Charges

[email protected] automatically generates reminder notices that inform customers of outstanding cores and due dates. Subsequent alerts by way of e-mail will notify the customer of pending cores charges. Finally, Weekly Core Statements offer customers a big-picture view of returned parts and the status of outstanding cores.

Like our service parts, [email protected] is only available to service companies and resellers.

About Metrofuser LLC
Metrofuser is a parts re-manufacturer and distributor specializing in Laser Imaging Technologies. Metrofuser provides repair and assembly solutions for Circuit Boards and Mechanical Components. Located minutes from New York City, Metrofuser touches the Northeast like no one else. The company’s location helps maximize time-to-market objectives, while minimizing procurement, materials management, and logistic costs. Visit http://www.metrofuser.com for more information.

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Tiny Silicon Chip Developed by Microstaq Will Revolutionize Car Technology

Microstaq’s MEMS valve technology will miniaturize automotive flow control systems and has the potential to revolutionize the entire world of flow control in the same way the transistor changed the electronic world.

Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) May 19, 2021 –- Microstaq engineers here have developed a tiny, silicon chip capable of controlling the refrigerant system in a car’s air-conditioner, and this chip’s broader applications hold the promise of a fluid controls revolution similar to one that rocked the electronics world with the invention of the transistor.

The Microstaq silicon valve is a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) product designed specifically for fluid control across a number of flow control applications. This tiny silicon wafer, about the size of a button, can control the flow of liquids, mists and gases at high pressures and high flows, replacing a traditional valve as large as a standard flashlight. Its lighter weight and smaller size coupled with its true linear flow control characteristics have the potential to lead to increases in vehicle fuel economy while reducing power consumption in every car, truck and SUV that uses it.

Microstaq has been testing the fluid-control microvalve on automotive air conditioners for the past three years at its labs in Bellingham, 90 miles north of Seattle, and anticipates production to get underway within two years.

Company cofounders Steve Booth and Jeff Chance believe that their patented technology has broader applications for vehicle stability control, transmission systems control and other automobile fluidic systems.

“In a demanding world marketplace, product miniaturization matters,” said Booth, also president of the company. “The market emergence of transistors, for instance, revolutionized the electronics industry through the miniaturization of electronic products. Now our powerful new silicon-based microvalve MEMS technology promises to revolutionize the fluid control world just as the transistor changed the electronics world.”

A typical automobile has 50 valves that need to be opened and closed automatically and regulated closely, he noted. In addition to controlling pressure, fluid-control valves regulate the rate the flow of fluid i.e. how brake fluid, transmission oil, refrigerants and other fluids are used in the car. Replacing the bulky mechanical valve devices with Microstaq’s tiny electronic chip has the potential to revolutionize automotive fluidic systems designs, leading to improved vehicle mileage and reduced automotive greenhouse gas emissions.

Its cost, size, weight, durability, performance and component integration capability offer strong benefits for auto manufacturers and automotive systems suppliers.

“It offers exciting cost savings for manufacturers and suppliers, coupled with increased product functionality and environmental benefits,” Booth said. “Even a half-mile-per-gallon increase in fuel efficiency could translate into eliminating hundreds of thousands of metric tons of auto emissions every year,” he added.

Microstaq’s proprietary, pressure-balanced valve design uses advanced silicon wafer processing technologies to fabricate a high-pressure, high flow capable microvalve as compared to membrane or orifice-type microvalve designs. The Microstaq valve is designed to operate in the harsh temperature and pressure environments typical to many automotive flow control systems.

“There is great potential for this microvalve to be on every car in the world,” added Jeff Chance, executive vice president and COO.

Microstaq’s valve technology holds such great promise that the company received a $2 million federal grant in 2001 from the National Institute of Standards Technology’s Advanced Technology Program to develop its unique microvalve for a car’s air conditioner.

About Microstaq:
Microstaq (www.microstaq.com) is a privately held company founded in 2000 to bring MEMS technology to the flow control world of automotive systems. Microstaq designs, develops and manufactures high-performance MEMS silicon valve systems capable of operating in normal to extreme flow control environments.

Cofounders Steve Booth and Jeff Chance were business development and sales managers in the automotive air-conditioning and engine cooling industry before founding the company to address flow control opportunities in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries. Formerly known as Alumina Micro, the company moved to Bellingham in 2002.

Microstaq recognizes the benefits of business partnerships to efficiently market its valve technology and seeks partnerships that will successfully market its flow control technology into promising business sectors.

Contact:
Jeff Chance
Executive Vice President
360-734-8220 x102
www.microstaq.com

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DDL West Addresses Declining CA Packaging Standards - Helps Manufacturers Maintain Package Integrity & Contain Costs

DDL West addresses declining packaging standards in California by helping manufacturers maintain package integrity and contain costs.

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- http://www.testedandproven.com - DDL West, a CA-based package, product and material testing laboratory is addressing declining packaging standards in California by helping manufacturers maintain package integrity and contain costs.

California-based medical device manufacturers are increasingly struggling to maintain the integrity of their packaging while staying within budget.

“Many CA-based manufacturers are cutting down on the amount of testing they do in order to save money,” said Michael Foster, DDL West Package Engineer. “Instead of testing 30 package samples, they may only test 10, which results in a much lower confidence level.”

Packaging is not only failing integrity testing due to cost cutting, but also because many manufacturers are choosing the wrong type of packaging for their product. Since the majority of medical devices have sharp edges or points, it is vital to choose packaging that cannot be perforated.

“DDL West is educating clientele via its growing suite of complimentary PackServices,” said Foster. “DDL West offers comprehensive consultation to identify manufacturers’ individual package testing requirements and to determine the best value for their testing dollars.”

DDL West is helping medical device manufacturers maintain the integrity of their packaging with advice on how to:
- Choose the right materials for their packaging
- Submit the correct number of package samples for a 90-95% confidence level
- Maximize on their package testing investment
- Eliminate costs of re-testing

For expert advice on maintaining cost effective package integrity, visit http://www.testedandproven.com or call Mike Foster at (714) 979-1712 ext. 16.

About DDL West:
DDL West offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including Shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its zero-cost package testing consulting service, Pack-Advice.

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World's Independent Printer Cartridge Manufacturer Moves Into Korea China-based GCC Group Opens New Korean Subsidiary

GCC Group announced today (May 17, 2021) the signing of a partnership agreement with Korean interests to market its own 'QImaging' brand products in the country. The new venture will make the Korean operation a GCC Group subsidiary.

(PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- The GCC Group, the world's independent manufacturer of 100% brand new alternative cartridges, for printers, copiers, faxes and MPUs, announced today (May 17, 2021) the signing of a partnership agreement with Korean interests to market its own 'QImaging' brand products in the country. The new venture will make the Korean operation a GCC Group subsidiary.

Commenting on the agreement, GCC Group sales director, Scott Odom, said, "As the world's only independent manufacturer of 100% brand new cartridges, the new arrangement offers us excellent opportunities to provide the Korean market with a less expensive and totally reliable compatible alternative to the HP and Canon products - and in a very wide range of types and models. This new office joins our network of sales operations in the USA, Europe, Asia Pacific and South Africa, all of which also supply a vast array of other printer consumables under the 'QImaging' brand."

The Western managed GCC Group has its headquarter in China, employing almost 1,000 staff, including over 100 professional engineers. The company pioneered in China the manufacture of 100% brand new alternative cartridges and electromechanical devices for the Xerographic industry.


If you wish more details, please contact:
Mr. Park
Q-Imaging Korea
Tel: 82-2-557-4808
Fax: 82-2-557-4809
Or
Mr. Scott Odom
GCC Group
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St. Petersburg Celebrates New Industries and Strong Economy

It’s well known that the Tampa Bay area is a thriving business center. The proof is in the numbers, which recently revealed that 10 public companies in the region topped $1 billion in revenue. At the heart of the Bay Area is the city of St. Petersburg, which is a major contributor to the area’s success.

(PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- It’s well known that the Tampa Bay area is a thriving business center. The proof is in the numbers, which recently revealed that 10 public companies in the region topped $1 billion in revenue.

At the heart of the Bay Area is the city of St. Petersburg, which is a major contributor to the area’s success.

“When we applied for a business license in St. Pete, our office was listed as a Publicity Firm,” says Cassie Chenevert, President of Savvy Buzz, Inc. “The city didn’t have a code in the computer for Publicity, because this isn’t the type of company they deal with everyday.”

St. Petersburg is constantly welcoming new industries, which may have been likely to plant roots in Tampa and other well known Florida cities in the past. Fortunately, more and more businesses are recognizing the value of the location, primarily, because it is the state’s fourth largest city and a gateway to the high-tech corridor.

“We have the greatest number of households with a net worth in excess of one million dollars, in the region,” says C.P.A. and owner of America’s Business Manager, Kerry Bingaman. “As a result, my office frequently gets calls from out-of-state businesses which are in the relocation process.”

Not only do wealthy clientele draw business owners to the region, but the strong manufacturing and information technology sectors also play a part. Both have been credited for luring new industries in the region.

“Publicity is extremely important for ground breaking companies like those in the tech. sectors,” says Kim Justice, co-founder of Savvy Buzz, Inc. “If I started this company when I moved to the city years ago, we wouldn’t have stood a chance because of the types of industries that were headquartered here.”

“Now, we’re one of the first publicity firms headquartered in the city,” claims Mrs. Justice. “I’m sure we’ll see plenty of other first time industries moving here for similar reasons.”

For more information on the publicity firm headquartered in St. Petersburg, please call Savvy Buzz, Inc. at 727-209-1745 or write to e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Wilbert Plastic Services Improves Performance and Lowers Cost of Structural Applications Using Gas Assist Injection Molding

Gas-assist injection molding (GAIM), a process that uses an inert gas to create one or more hollow channels within an injection-molded plastic part, has been around for well over two decades. Likewise, IXEF® polyarylamide compounds produced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. have long been considered a reliable choice for applications requiring high strength and stiffness.

Broadview, IL (PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- The new combination of product and process delivers metal-like performance with durable high gloss surface finish.

Gas-assist injection molding (GAIM), a process that uses an inert gas to create one or more hollow channels within an injection-molded plastic part, has been around for well over two decades. Used extensively to make products such as appliance handles and furniture seat backs and frames, GAIM enables manufacturers to cost-effectively make large structural parts that cannot be produced by the standard injection molding process.

Likewise, IXEF® polyarylamide compounds produced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. have long been considered a reliable choice for applications requiring high strength and stiffness. Because this material provides an excellent surface finish, even at high glass loadings, it is particularly appealing for structural-type applications where cosmetics are important.

Until recently, however, the process and the product had never teamed up—that is until Wilbert Plastic Services of Broadview, Ill., a market leader in plastic injection molding for both the major appliance and office furniture industries, decided to bring them together.

“The coupling of the GAIM process with IXEF compounds has been very successful,” said Wayne Moore, engineering manager of Wilbert Plastic Services. “When you have a hollow piece with a large cross section, you need a material with a lot of strength and stiffness, and good dimensional stability. IXEF compounds have that. Plus they offer the added advantage of a durable high gloss surface finish.”

“We’re very excited by this new opportunity for IXEF compounds,” said Chris Scarazzo, market development manager for Solvay Advanced Polymers. “By using gas assist injection molding, it is now possible to achieve metal-like part performance at a fraction of the cost.”

For structural applications with high load-carrying requirements, traditional materials include die cast aluminum, long and short glass-filled nylons, and bulk molding compounds. According to Scarazzo, each of these materials have shortcomings: high cost due to secondary operations for die cast aluminum, poor aesthetics and severe mechanical property loss due to moisture absorption for glass-filled nylons, and high scrap rates for bulk molding compounds.

According to Scarazzo, potential applications for the GAIM-IXEF resin duo include office furniture applications, such as seat backs, seat frames, arm rests, and chair bases, as well as handles, hinges, and knobs for major appliances, such as refrigerators and dishwashers.

About Wilbert Plastic Services
Wilbert Plastic Services is the industrial plastics division of Wilbert, Inc., a holding company established in 1997. Wilbert Plastic Services is the combination of TPI, the ninth largest thermoformer in the U.S.; TriEnda, a market leader in the material handling and packaging industry; and Morton Custom Plastics, a market leader in plastic injection molding and value-added processing.

Headquartered in Broadview, Ill., Wilbert Plastic Services has nine plant locations and approximately 1,500 employees. More information about Wilber Plastic Service’s services can be found on the company's website at www.wilbertplasticservices.com.

About Solvay Advanced Polymers
Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. produces high-performance polymers that are used in a wide range of demanding applications in the automotive, aerospace, industrial, foodservice, medical, and electronics industries worldwide. More information about Solvay Advanced Polymers products and services can be found on the company's website at www.solvayadvancedpolymers.com.

Solvay Advanced Polymers is a member of the Solvay Group, an international chemical and pharmaceutical group headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. The Solvay Group, whose companies employ about 30,000 people in 50 countries, recorded consolidated sales for 2004 of EUR 7.9 billion generated by its three sectors: Chemicals, Plastics and Pharmaceuticals. Solvay is listed on the Euronext 100 index of top European companies. Details are available at www.solvay.com.

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EZ MRP Calculated 800 Items in 20 Seconds

EZ MRP Calculated 800 Items in 20 seconds

(PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

•Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
•Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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Wrong ERP Selection White Paper at ETO Institute

Wrong ERP Selection White Paper at ETO Institute

(PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems offer great benefits to engineer-to-order (ETO) companies looking to increase productivity and decrease cost. According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, “These benefits come as a result of a successful implementation, but not every implementation is successful.” Cutler asserts that, “One reason some implementations are not successful is the selection of the wrong system.”

The ETO Institute has just published a white paper, “Why Do Companies Choose the Wrong System?” This document is written with engineer-to-order companies in mind. It highlights the problems facing ETO companies trying to find and evaluate a new ERP system. The while paper provides some time and simple steps companies can take to reduce the chances of making a critical mistake. (www.etoinstitute.org)

Cutler, who authors regular columns for Industrial Connection magazine (www.industrialconnection.net) and InMFG magazine (www.inmfg.com) is looking for case study profiles of ETO manufacturing companies and their ERP experiences. “The good, the bad, the ugly. I want to know what ETO manufacturers think about the ERP selection process, what companies have served them well and which have not. This will provide an interesting profile for the members of the ETO Institute.”

The ETO Institute specifically highlights some of the problems ETO manufacturers face when searching for an ERP system. Go to www.etoinsititute.org and learn more. Registration is free of charge and more than a thousand ETO manufacturers are expected to join in 2005.

Thomas R. Cutler
ETO Institute
954-486-7562
www.etoinstitute.org
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PRONTO North America ERP Provides Empowering Architecture

PRONTO North America ERP Provides Empowering Architecture

(PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- With drill down support out-of-the-box, PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard delivers unprecedented flexibility when it comes to unraveling the hidden meaning in the data. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “Starting at the highest level summary data, the Dashboard supports multiple levels of information consolidation, right down to the underlying transactions were required.” In addition, the color coding of information allows at a glance review of detail, no matter which level of consolidation.

Empowering Architecture:
PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is based on Microsoft’s market leading architecture, including IIS, ASP WebParts, and SharePoint Portal Server. Coupled with PRONTO’s optional API Compiler, technically savvy users can extend and customize their Dashboards as required.

Verzi noted, “End-users can tailor the look and feel of their Dashboard interface using the simple administration screens supplies as standard with every implementation. All critical business objectives can be mapped and delivered via the Digital Dashboard in the minimum of time with maximum impact.”

Technology:
• Access PRONTO-Xi data on IBM AIX, Solaris V7, Red Hat Linux, Windows 2000/XP.
• “Out of the box” web parts for Menus and Reports, EIS, POS, Financial KPI’s and CRM.
• Utilizes Microsoft’s industry leading IIS web parts and optionally, SharePoint Server.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976.

From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the combined manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

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May 18, 2021

Plastic Bins Stack Up Workplace Efficiency, Save Money

Stor-Quip Systems, Inc., a leading plastic bins and storage systems distributor, demonstrates that plastic bins and reusable containers improve workplace efficiency and ultimately save money.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Stor-Quip Systems, Inc., a leading plastic bins and storage systems distributor, demonstrates that plastic bins and reusable containers improve workplace efficiency and ultimately save money. Plastic bins are coming to the forefront as workable and affordable solutions to storage needs and organization.

Stor-Quip Systems believes businesses are finding that plastic bins serve many organizational needs and at the same time save money that would otherwise be spent on cardboard containers. Plastic bins are stackable, easily organized, and designed so that parts are easily identified and obtainable. As such, plastic bins improve inventory control and also by design are sturdier than cardboard containers.

“The Lewis Bins+ plastic bins protect my product better than other brands I have tried,” said Mark Worth, President of Marko Systems, Inc., and a customer of Stor-Quip. “Since the sides are rigid and don’t bow outward, I can now take a bin off my shelf without worrying about accidentally pulling the one next to it off the shelf as well.”

Reusable containers are becoming viable transportation options for warehouses and distributors. These containers save money because they can transport product and be repeatedly used. They nest with other containers when empty and are stackable when in use.

Plastic bins and reusable containers from Stor-Quip can provide:
• Better organization of products
• Improved workflow
• Money saved that would otherwise be spent on cardboard

Find more information on plastic bins and reusable containers by visiting www.StorQuip.com or calling 1-888-392-STOR or 1-888-392-7867.

About Stor-Quip Systems, Inc.
A leading plastic bins and storage systems distributor, Stor-Quip Systems, Inc. is dedicated to providing high quality storage systems and equipment with exceptional customer service. The are located in Owasso, Oklahoma.

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Mere Mortal Managers: Senior Management “Called on the Carpet” Before Leading Transition to Lean Manufacturing

TPS president Bill Hanover encourages top managers to abandon destructive, dictator management styles and practices to create a Lean Manufacturing Culture. In a series of three articles, “Mere Mortal Managers,” Hanover helps managers effectively lead their Lean transition.

Logan, Utah (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 18, 2021 -- TPS president Bill Hanover encourages top managers to abandon destructive, dictator management styles and practices to create a Lean Manufacturing Culture. “Mere Mortal Managers,” a series of 3 articles, helps managers effectively lead their Lean transition.

Real world strategies are proposed to help managers “Self-Correct,” “Prepare,” and “Execute” the necessary transformation to Lean Manufacturing and World Class Excellence.

As a matter of survival all companies must become Lean if they are to remain profitable whether they compete in local or global markets. Customers demand absolute quality, on-time delivery, very short lead-times, and numerous product style choices with uncompromising expectations. Lean manufacturing enables companies to meet these demands.

Senior managers leading the way through a Lean transformation are riddled with flaws and inadequacies making it difficult to win the hearts, minds, and efforts of their employees. Managers are asked to take a good hard look in the mirror as they become the type of leaders that can effectively take the company and staff where they need to go: Lean.

Lean principles are not exclusive to manufacturing. Every manager can benefit from the practical advice in “Mere Mortal Managers” and apply the tools of Lean in virtually any company. Managers must become “Lean Leaders” if they are to effectively eliminate wasteful practices and facilitate process improvements.

For more information regarding “Mere Mortal Managers” or Lean Manufacturing please contact Bill Hanover or visit www.tpslean.com. Full version articles available at http://www.tpslean.com/leanwaystoimp.htm.

About TPS - ThroughPut Solutions:

TPS is a Lean Manufacturing Consulting & Implementation firm specializing in very fast self-funding Lean manufacturing and process improvement implementations. Now in their 10th year of serving clients TPS has saved and helped companies earn millions by implementing waste eliminating improvements.

Contact:

Bill Hanover, president TPS – ThroughPut Solutions
415 East 600 South
River Heights, Utah 84321
435-792-4380
http://www.tpslean.com

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Two New Custom Tubular Laser Machining Centers Come on Line, Two More Planned

Hunt and Hunt Ltd. has recently brought two more custom “G3” tubular laser machining centers on line and is in the process of building 2 more. These machines incorporate the latest laser machining technologies, designed for precision, high performance, rapid profile cutting of complex geometries, fast rotary indexing and heavy duty service.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Hunt and Hunt Ltd. has recently brought two more custom “G3” tubular laser machining centers on line and is in the process of building 2 more. These machines incorporate the latest laser machining technologies, designed for precision, high performance, rapid profile cutting of complex geometries, fast rotary indexing and heavy duty service.

These new laser machining centers are designed for volume laser machining of tubular stock with up to a 30ft x 6.25in diameter work piece capacity.

Proven advantages built into the Hunt and Hunt G3 custom laser machining systems:

• Easy Setup - CNC Controlled – True 3D “Art-to-Part” capabilities enable the fastest turnaround time in the industry for emergency laser cutting needs.
• Faster Cutting Speeds – enhanced by automatic work-piece profiling (automatic laser beam focal distance compensation)
• Profiles cut without tooling change-out or wear
• Laser vaporizes metal being cut without burrs, eliminating secondary processes
• No tool contact - No induced stress, ideal for thin walled tubing
• Close tolerances held with excellent repeatability
• Good material versatility
• Laser machining and surface marking can be achieved in the same setup and operation
• Good potential for manufacturing cost reduction over conventional machining methods

Many Industries demand machining methods capable of profiling complex geometries in tubular products without deformation, cold working or secondary processing.

Down-hole tools used in the Oil and Gas Industry have thin walled tubular housings and components that are ideal laser machining candidates. Perforating gun charge carriers for example, have thin walls that could be easily distorted by tool pressure using conventional machining methods.

Meeting customers exacting needs requires that we continually reinforce our “in-house” specialty machine development and design capabilities. High volume manufacturing of tubular products are required in the Oil and Gas Industry, the Food and Beverage Industry, the Architectural Industry, for aircraft and many other industries. Our laser machining services enable us to meet our client’s production needs with precision on a timely basis

We remain focused on “Cutting into the Future” and supplying our customers with quality through state-of-the-art equipment and well trained employees. We maintain an aggressive Research and Development program. Our steadfast dedication to advancement in machining methods and total customer service helps us and our customers maintain an unparalleled competitive edge.

We also have flatbed laser machining capabilities with a TRUMPF TRUMATIC L 4030. The L 4030 has a great mix of speed (up to 3,340 inches/min), versatility and precision, comes equipped with rapid changeover and setup features, and is compatible with advanced automation.

Operating on the principle of "flying optics", the cutting head moves over the stationary work-piece. The non-contact automatic height sensing system working in conjunction with the automatic laser beam focusing system virtually guarantee optimal results in any material type or thickness.

Size is not an issue with this working range (x:y:z), 162 inch x 83 inch x .875 inch..

Hunt & Hunt Ltd. has in-house design capability for assisting our customers with their laser cutting needs.

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SwiftCD Offers Digital Armor CDs via ECD Systems

The technology leader in protecting valuable digital assets, ECD Systems, today announced details of its partnership with SwiftCD®, the leader in manufacturing and fulfilling on-demand, dynamic and build-to-order CDs. SwiftCD customers will now be able to protect their digital content from unauthorized copying and piracy using ECD Systems' anti-piracy solution, Digital Armor™.

Marstons Mills, MA (PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- ECD Systems, the technology leader in protecting valuable digital assets, today announced details of its partnership with SwiftCD®, the leader in manufacturing and fulfilling on-demand, dynamic and build-to-order CDs.

SwiftCD customers will now be able to protect their digital content from unauthorized copying and piracy using ECD Systems' anti-piracy solution, Digital Armor™.

Beginning immediately, SwiftCD will offer Digital Armor copy protection for its customers as an additional service in its turnkey fulfillment solution. "Our customers recognize that security for their digital content is a vital issue," says Jason Foodman, CEO of SwiftCD. "Adding Digital Armor to our on-demand fulfillment model ensures that our customers receive the protection they need for their assets."

Digital Armor by ECD Systems provides layers of protection to deter the theft of digital content. Within PC operating environments, the product is proven to halt threats such as bit-for-bit copying of original optical disc elements, lifting and replacing key data files, disassembling or debugging the installation or the running application, transferring installed components or entire directories, replacing key executable files with cracked versions, and using machine or operating environment emulation to monitor activity.

"We have successfully scaled all the features of our premium Digital Armor solution to work in this cost efficient on-demand fulfillment environment," states Jack Hart, President of ECD Systems. "This partnership opens a whole new avenue to publishers and software developers large and small, providing scalable, secure product delivered one CD at a time or by the thousands."

About ECD Systems, Inc.
The technology leader in protecting valuable title assets during entire product life, ECD Systems, Inc. was founded in 1999. ECD is focused on providing robust protection for independent to large publishers against the theft of digital content throughout the life-cycle of a product. ECD has developed unique patent-pending technologies that combine to form the Digital Armor solution that protects a product from its earliest transfer from design studio to design studio, internal and external product testing and review, mastering and replication and finally, protection when the product is in the hands of the end-user. By providing life-cycle product protection, ECD has taken a major step in preventing unplanned or unauthorized product releases. Additional information can be found at www.ecdsystems.com.

About SwiftCD.com
A division of DigitalSwift Corporation, SwiftCD (www.swiftcd.com) is the leader in manufacturing and fulfilling dynamic and build-to-order CDs and DVDs.

With the on-demand model SwiftCD provides, every CD or DVD can be individually produced to order, according to the unique needs of the customer. SwiftCD also handles all aspects of order fulfillment including online tracking, reporting and customer service. The company can also replicate, warehouse, pick from inventory on-demand, and ship products other than CDs and DVDs – such as promotional T-shirts or items shipped with certain orders to promote a current special or upgrade, or simply as stand-alone products.

SwiftCD's "Build-to-Order" process, which enables a user to assemble a compact disc composed of user-selected contents while browsing a website, is so unique that the company recently announced the filing of a utility patent application to protect the process.

For more information on SwiftCD, please call (770) 922-4007 or visit their website at http://www.SwiftCD.com. SwiftCD is a registered trademark of DigitalSwift Corporation.

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Acnodes Introduces New Sun Compatible 1U Rackmount Monitor Keyboard Drawer

17/19-inch 1U Rackmount Monitor Keyboard Drawer - LCD monitor supporting resolutions 1280x1024 and 1152x900, 101-keys keyboard with built-in Sun keys and 3-buttons track ball. Available for 8/16 port USB KVM switch.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Walnut, CA based Acnodes Corp. today introduced a new line of 1U rackmountable drawers with monitor, keyboard and pointer designed to be compatible with Sun computers.

The keyboards have Sun layouts, including special Sun keys, and feature 3-button trackballs and 10-key keypads. The LCD screens run at the Sun standard resolution of 1152 x 900.

The units are available with 17 or 19-inch LCD screens and are available with 8 or 16-port USB KVM switches. The KVM units come with 6-foot-long cables that have a proprietary connector that plugs into the KVM switch and both VGA and USB connectors at the other end that go into the video adapter.

All units come with external AC power adapters.

Additional details can be found online at:
http://www.acnodes.com/ebproduct.asp?catmainid=27

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To discuss your special needs in your industrial computer solutions, please contact Acnodes Corporation at (909) 598-7388, via fax at (909) 598-0218. Please visit our website for this and other great products at www.acnodes.com or email us at e-mail protected from spam bots

About Acnodes:
As a quality provider of industrial computing solutions, Acnodes serves various industries in industrial control, automation, and military. Acnodes manufactures and delivers various products as rack-mount LCD monitors, monitor keyboard drawers, panel PC, or other data storage devices. Acnodes works only with well-known suppliers and validates its rigorous manufacturing process for quality and performance.

Company Information:
Name: Acnodes Corporation
Address: 20947 Currier Road Unit H
City: Walnut
State: CA
ZIP: 91789
Country: USA
Phone: 909-598-7388
http://www.acnodes.com

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Digital Control Systems Launches the New Model 90 PID Controller

The newest PID controller from Digital Control Systems. An ideal control for OEM Equipment Manufacturers servicing the global marketplace. The Model works from 80 - 280 VAC without modification, and can accept multiple inputs, including RTD probes, and thermocouples.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Ideal for Equipment Manufacturers the Digital Control Systems, Inc. Model 90 PID Controller is the latest evolution in the Multistat series of temperature controls. Designed for the global equipment market, the Model 90 PID Controller can operate from direct or alternating current power mains from 80 to 280 volts, so it can be used anywhere in the world without modification or adjustment. “We developed the Model 90 in response to our customers who sell to the international market and who had to juggle the logistics involved with the various voltage requirements around the world -- in addition to flexible load and voltage requirements, the Model 90 is robust and reliable,” said Mike Mueller, President and founder of Digital Control Systems, Inc.

This single-channel PID controller will accurately control single electrical loads of up to 15 Amps. All of the Model 90 control electronics and the user interface are built on a compact (13.5 x 6 cm) circuit board for easy mounting and integration into medical, laboratory, and industrial equipment. Large bright LED digits make the display easy to read from across the room.

Recognizing the considerable safety benefits to be gained from reducing high voltage wiring, Digital Control Systems, Inc, designed the Model 90 to feature a second smaller power module that can be located near the output. This eliminates the need to run high current wiring to the front control panel. As an additional benefit, this power module is connected to the main circuit board with a low voltage cable. A second power module can also be added to control an auxiliary load.

The Model 90 offers more options than similar controls in the Multistat™ family of temperature controls. The extensive options available for the Model 90 make it easy for equipment manufacturers to differentiate similar products. Options such as an audible alarm, two pole alarm relay, RS-232, or a timer can be added individually based on application requirements. The optional RS-232 interface feature enables remote operation and data logging. “Rather than bundle all of the available features, we prefer to offer our customers options on a one by one basis, this way they aren’t paying for features they aren’t going to use”, adds Mike Mueller.

The Model 90 temperature controller works with a variety of inputs. For direct temperature control the Model 90 can be used with economical IC sensors (for operation below 100 °C), RTDs, or type ‘J’ and ‘K’ thermocouples. A direct voltage (5 volts Max) input configuration is also available for control of parameters measured by external sensors such as humidity or CO2.

Digital Control Systems Inc. is based in Portland, Oregon and has been designing and manufacturing a wide array of temperature controllers, motor speed controls, CO2 Sensors and Custom Products since 1984. The DCS family of products includes, the AirSense CO2 Monitor, Laboratory CO2 Sensor solutions, the Servomax DC Motor Speed Control, and the Multistat line of Temperature Control products. Technical information and brochures for the Model 90 and all of the Digital Control Systems products can be accessed online at www.dcs-inc.net.

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Free Introduction To Kanban

Graphic Products is offering a free introductory guide to Kanban, the system developed by Toyota to eliminate waste, reduce costs, improve quality, and facilitate Just In Time (JIT) delivery.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Kanban is a system of continuous supply of components, parts and supplies, such that workers have what they need, where they need it, when they need it.

The premise of Kanban is to create visual indicators to allow production or purchasing staff to determine how much of a component to produce or purchase, and when to stop production, or change over to a different component. A Kanban system also makes identifying problems easier and it provides proceedures for workers to follow when a problem is identified. Components can then be produced or purchased based on actual useage, rather than forcasted useage. This eliminates waste, improves quality, gets workers more involved in the production process, reduces costs and improves your bottom line profit.

To introduce you to Kanban, Graphic Products has published a free guide to Kanban titled, "Kanban, Demand Scheduling for Lean Manufacturing." The free guide may be ordered by calling Graphic Products at 1-800-788-5572 or by ordering it through their web site at:

http://www.graphicproducts.com/free-gifts/kanban-guide.php

This free guide provides an excellent overview of Kanban. It will help you to see how Kanban can improve material flow in your facility, business or organization and as a result increase your profits while improving customer satisfaction.

Graphic Products is a leading supplier of industrial quality label printers, sign printers, laminating equipment, poster printers and supplies that has been in business since 1970. They stock equipment and supplies from manufacturers such as Brady, Varitronics, Brother, Kroy, K-Sun and others. In many cases they provide machines and supplies free for a one week trial, allowing customers to try a machine before they buy it.

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Visidot Boosts Production at Ford Using Unique Chassis Identification AIDC System

ImageID Ltd, a leading Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technology company, has successfully installed a Visidot AIDC System at Ford’s F150 plant in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. The new system, which was implemented with Michigan-based Visidot partner Wireless & Barcode, improves production speed, increases plant efficiency and is 100% accurate.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 --The Dearborn plant uses a fully automated Build Order system to produce its F150 trucks. With multiple frame types to choose from, the company was looking for the most efficient way to verify chassis type as they are being placed onto the production line.

In December 2004, the company decided to install the Visidot system at the frame entrance to the plant to identify and verify the correct selection of chassis type before it reached the conveyor belt inside. The newly installed Visidot reader captures a 2D Data Matrix label affixed to each chassis and confirms, in real-time with Ford’s production line controller, that the chassis is correct and that it can enter the assembly line. Since installation, system accuracy has been perfect - 100%.

Ford considered a number of other options before selecting Visidot. However, the particular conditions at the plant meant that the right system would need to meet stringent criteria. Firstly, because of the size and position of the chassis, the system had to be able to capture a label from a distance of more than 20 feet and encompass a large field of view over three feet wide. Secondly, the company needed to find a solution that would not incur increased prices from parts suppliers. For this reason, RFID would have been too expensive whereas the price of adding the 2D Data Matrix symbol to the existing paper label is practically zero.

Rami Kopelman, VP Sales & Marketing for ImageID, commented, “The Visidot installation at Ford has demonstrated the product’s unique advantages over other automatic identification technologies, such as RFID and linear barcode. We are very glad to work with Ford and I am pleased that the plant is already experiencing greatly improved accuracy."

About ImageID Ltd.
ImageID, the provider of the Visidot™ solution (http://www.visidot.com), develops and markets advanced multiple-asset Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions. Based on imaging technology and sophisticated algorithms, the Visidot solution is capable of identifying and decoding hundreds of unique standard barcodes simultaneously in a single read, with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The Visidot solution is being used in retail supply chains, automotive manufacturing and reusable assets pool management operations to provide per-asset visibility and to increase operational efficiencies. ImageID is a multinational company with R&D; facilities in Israel and direct sales and partner networks in the US and Europe.

About Wireless & Barcode Inc.
Wireless & Barcode Inc. is a Systems Integrator specializing in Data Collection and Data Capture solutions for Warehousing, Distribution, and Manufacturing environments. Wireless & Barcode provides hardware and software solutions that interface with ERP, MRP, WMS, and any existing systems to create efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings in operations. Wireless & Barcode is proud to be a Visidot certified System Integrator since 2003 and has provided Visidot solutions in Pallet Recycling as well as in the Automotive Industry.

For more information, please contact:
Shira Lotto
Marketing Communications Manager, Visidot
Ph: +972.9.777.4217
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Stephen Ballard, BCM
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Cincinnati-Based Encompix ERP Wins Engineer-to-Order Business from B&K; Corporation

Cincinnati-Based Encompix ERP Wins Engineer-to-Order Business from B&K; Corporation

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- B&K; Corporation has two Michigan manufacturing plants, one in Fenton and one in Saginaw. The company founded in 1952 recently transformed their technology process by implementing ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH.

Kurt Kuck, CFO for B&K; shared some of the operational challenges the company faced on a daily basis prior to the Encompix implementation. Kuck noted, “We are a special order business. Every order we get is different in some regard, but many of our machines have some commonality to them. Our tendency was that when we received a new order, we had not simplified method of identifying what we could use from previous orders. That approach just added to the cost. What was needed was some standardization.”

Kuck also on the lack of efficiency in the old Syteline system from Symix (now Infor Global Systems). “Syteline was fine for tracking material and labor costs. But what was lacking was the capability to bring it all together into a job cost system that we could use for percentage of completion.”

Kuck noted they did not have a real time system. It was a very paper intensive system. The company would go into monthly job cost meetings that lasted hours and with three inch books of paper with all project budget recaps. The Syteline data was three weeks old.

Encompix benefits after just six months made a dramatic difference according to Kuck: “By eliminating the manual input that resulted from maintaining duel systems, B&K; dramatically decreased our clerical time. This has made out month-end process much more streamlined and efficient. Encompix give us vastly improved information. We are able to see the exact status of all our projects. How we go into those meetings and we just pull everything up onto the screen and enter job notes right into the system. It is much more of a real-time system.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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Beach Access Software Calculates 800 Items In 20 Seconds

Beach Access Software Calculates 800 items in 20 Seconds

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

•Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
•Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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ERP ETO Now Have Encompix Configurator

ERP ETO now have Encompix Configurator

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Encompix ETO ERP software leader based in Cincinnati, OH, announced the inclusion of the proprietary ETO Configurator as part of the company’s product suite. The ETO Configurator is based on Configure One’s concept product and is specifically design for engineer-to-order manufacturers.

Unlike most project configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator can handle the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based, or custom manufacturers.

Roger Meloy, Marketing Director with Encompix, note, “The ETO Configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer’s initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bill of material (BOM.) The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Emcompix.”

According the Eric Binning at Encompix, “By automating sales and engineering tasks the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up response to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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PRONTO North America ERP Increases Productivity Through Digital Dashboard

PRONTO North America ERP Increases Productivity through Digital Dashboard

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is a powerful new way to public PRONTO-Xi data in an easy to view format. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “By using the browser interface, the Digital Dashboard gives staff a straightforward way to access business information without training.” Because the interface is graphical, the Dashboard is more flexible in how information is presented; graphs, charts, and bitmaps can all be readily incorporated into the design.

Exception Reporting:
A compelling Executive Information Too, the PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard has numerous and valuable features. The Financial KPI section of the Dashboard makes key financial metrics understandable by non-finance staff. It is easy to see that, where performance indicators are literally “in the read”, corrective action is required. Green indicates that the performance is at or exceeding the required amount. The advantage of a “red light” to alert decision makes to points of stress in the organization make the Dashboard an unrivalled business tool.

The Key Benefits of Digital Dashboard:
•Increase staff productivity by giving people ready access to crucial PRONTO-Xi data.
•Publish data in the most appropriate format for people’s job functions.
•Make more reliable business decisions faster by delivering only the most relevant PRONTO-Xi information.
•Improve profitability by increasing collaboration and avoiding duplication of work efforts.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976.

From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the combined manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

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Twin City EDM Selected as Approved Vendor for Napco International

Twin City EDM, Wire EDM specialists located in Fridley, Minnesota, is now an approved vendor for Napco International LLC, a global procurement and materials management company that specializes in the support of U.S.-made military spare parts and equipment, located in Hopkins, Minnesota.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Twin City EDM, Wire EDM specialists located in Fridley, Minnesota, is now an approved vendor for Napco International LLC, a global procurement and materials management company that specializes in the support of U.S.-made military spare parts and equipment, located in Hopkins, Minnesota.

Napco International makes and distributes spare parts and retrofit packages for military vehicles, communication systems, and electronic systems for the US military and foreign governments. Precision and efficiency are of the utmost importance to Napco and their end customers and that is why they have selected Twin City EDM as an approved vendor. Gary Gelhave, Quality Assurance Manager at Napco states, "We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship."

Twin City EDM provides a range of manufacturing services including wire EDM, sinker EDM, CNC milling, laser marking, and micro hole popping. Steve Lindell, Sales Director at Twin City EDM says, "We are excited to work with Napco. They are as a quality shop and we are confident that we will be able to meet and exceed the needs of Napco."

Twin City EDM has been providing precision EDM, CNC milling and services since 1959. They specialize in servicing medical, surgical, computer, defense, and aerospace industries. For more information or to request a free quote, please visit the Twin City EDM web site at http://www.twincityedm.com or contact Sales Director, Steve Lindell at 763-783-7808 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Thomas Global Register Surpasses 700,000 Industrial Suppliers

Thomas Global Register, LLC, a leading online provider of Internet sourcing and marketing solutions for industrial buyers and sellers, today announced it has expanded its online directory listings of global manufacturing suppliers to over 700,000 qualified companies. Thomas Global Register users will now be able to source industrial products and services from over 700,000 companies worldwide, making www.tgrnet.com one of the largest online industrial directories in use today.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Thomas Global Register, LLC, a leading online provider of Internet sourcing and marketing solutions for industrial buyers and sellers, today announced it has expanded its online directory listings of global manufacturing suppliers to over 700,000 qualified companies. Thomas Global Register users will now be able to source industrial products and services from over 700,000 companies worldwide, making www.tgrnet.com one of the largest online industrial directories in use today.

“We are pleased to announce that our database of international suppliers has increased 25% in the past year”, said Jay Lindsey, President of Thomas International Publishing Co. “The addition of this international supplier content signals our continued commitment to maintain the most comprehensive and relevant global industrial directory for our users.”

Thomas Global Register’s database realized significant gains in the US, Western Europe, and Japan. Furthermore, the addition of over 9,000 Chinese companies, in February, marks the beginning of a substantial increase in Chinese manufacturers and suppliers in the database. Thomas Global Register plans to launch its Chinese user interface later this month.

About Thomas Global Register
Since 1898 Thomas Publishing Company, LLC has been offering regionally specific buying guides such as the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers®, the bible of American industry. As restrictions in international trade have lessened, the opportunity to find more competitive suppliers in foreign markets has become a reality. As a result, the need for information on those suppliers has become critical. For this reason, Thomas Publishing Company, LLC combined its global presence and created the Thomas Global Register.

Thomas Global Register fulfills the need for detailed product and company information in major industrialized countries and can open up foreign markets that are hard to access due to language barriers. Sourcing agents can navigate quickly through Thomas Global Register's simple interface -- with 11 languages to choose from, they can search in the language of their choice. Users can select from more than 700,000 global industrial suppliers, organized within 11,000 product categories across 28 different countries.

Contact: Jeffrey Baker, Thomas Global Register, 5 Penn Plaza New York, N.Y. 10001; Phone: 212-629-1181; www.tgrnet.com ;

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May 17, 2021

Wastewater Treatment Ponds: Solar-Powered Circulators Provide Barrier to Noxious Odors at Shell Oil Martinez Refinery

Solar-powered circulators provide reliable wastewater odor control to prevent health hazards, public outrage and air quality citations –- along with major savings.

Dickinson, ND (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 17, 2005-- In wastewater treatment, the prevention of odors escaping from storage ponds is so problematic it is a disaster-waiting-to-happen. Even an occasional lapse in maintaining an effective odor cap can have dire consequences including health hazards, public outrage, and even shutdowns.

Such scenarios are not limited to sludge storage ponds. Industrial storage basins holding manufacturing effluents, and even rainwater, contain odor-producing sulfurous compounds that can waft over communities unless capped effectively.

“We are very concerned about maintaining an odor cap,” says David Williams, Project Engineer at Shell Oil for the Martinez, California refinery. “Our wastewater treatment pond is about 1/4 mile from the residential community. We’ve got a delicate situation where even just a slight amount of odor could arouse complaints from the community.”

William’s concern about wastewater odor control led him to looking for a new aeration technology to replace two brush aerators that had been attributed to incidents that produced odor complaints from local residents.

The solution was the SolarBee, a solar-powered water “circulator” from Pump Systems (www.solarbee.com) that aerates ponds by circulating the top two feet of water at a rate of up to 10,000 gallons per minute. This circulation occurs with a gentle, “near laminar” long-distance flow pattern that provides an oxygenated odor cap across the entire surface 24 hours a day.

This solution provided impressive cost savings. “Because the wastewater treatment pond is at a remote location, we had been using rented diesel generators to power the brush aerators,” Williams explains. The total rental costs for testing that system was about $15,000 a month. The alternative of powering the site from the grid would have cost up to $150,000 due to the remote location and electrical classification. As an added bonus, SolarBees reduce energy costs by $10,000/year compared to hard-wired aerators.

Williams reports that since the installation of the circulator systems, the Martinez wastewater treatment pond “has had zero odor complaints due to inadequate aeration.”

Contact:
Joel Bleth
Pump Systems
866-437-8076
www.solarbee.com

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New Line of Marble Bathtubs Introduced at Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas

The Crowds “Marveled At The Marble” As Stone Age Designs Introduced Its New Line Of Bathtubs With A New Marble Finish At The 2005 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show In Las Vegas.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 17, 2021 -- The Crowds “Marveled At The Marble” As Stone Age Designs Introduced Its New Line Of Bath Tubs With A New Marble Finish At The 2005 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show In Las Vegas. The New Marble Finish For Bath Tubs Is The Genius Of Thierry Francois Known Worldwide For His Secret Marble Based Formula Known As Scagliola That Is Being Selected Over Hand-Carved Stones Like Limestone, And Travertine All Across The Country For Fireplace Mantels, Stone Fireplace Mantels, Kitchen Hoods, Stone Kitchen Hoods, And Now Marble Finished Bath Tubs All With The Beauty And Aesthetics Of Authentic Stone

The crowds “Marveled at the Marble” as Stone Age Designs introduced Its new line of Bath Tubs with a new marble finish at the 2005 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show In Las Vegas. The new marble finish for Bath Tubs is the “Genius Of Thierry Francois” known worldwide for his secret marble based formula known as Scagliola that is being selected over hand-carved stones like Limestone, and Travertine all across the country for Fireplace Mantels, Stone Fireplace Mantels, Kitchen Hoods, Stone Kitchen Hoods, and now Marble Finished Bath Tubs all with the beauty and aesthetics of authentic stone.

The 2005 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas showcases the latest products and cutting-edge design ideas of the kitchen and bath industry. The National Kitchen & Bath Association is sponsored by Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine, and is the world's largest international trade event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry. The show brings together dealers, designers, distributors, retailers, consumers, home centers, and many other high-quality kitchen and bath professionals. This year’s show featured more than 900 high-quality kitchen and bath companies, and more than 40,000 national and international industry professionals.

When asked about the reception Stone Age Designs’ new marble finished Bath Tub received from the 40,000 visitors who attended the 2005 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, Thierry responded “We were showered with attention as our guests ‘Marveled at the Marble’ and humbled when our guests said there should be an award for Best of Show.”

Stone Age Designs http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/ showcased its Kitchen Hoods, Stone Kitchen Hoods, Cast Stone Kitchen Hoods, and its new line of Fireplace Mantels, and Stone Fireplace Mantels featuring Stone Age Designs’ own Scagliola Stone which is a secret marble based formula originally developed by 17th Century Italian Monks, but the emphasis was placed on its new line of Bath Tubs with a new marble finish.

Today, Scagliola is created using Stone Age Designs’ secret formula that blends crushed Marble, Limestone, and Travertine into cast stone and cultured stone creations that can been seen at the new Stone Age Designs Showcase at http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/showcase/index.html where you may see these new – beautiful – creations available exclusively at Stone Age Designs.

To see the exclusive Scagliola Stone Collection by Thierry Francois visit http://www.stoneagedesigns.com or to see the Showcase of your choice:

Fireplace Mantels … http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/mantels/
Kitchen Hoods … http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/kitchen/
Accents … http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/accents/

And Stone Age Designs Accents include Wall Creations, Columns, Crown Moldings, Pedestals, Spiral Staircases, Statues, Surrounds, and Waterfalls – even Lion Heads.

Stone Age Designs’ Scagliola is breathtaking as those who attended the , and it is a one of a kind blend of stone or cast stone that is easy to use, easy to install, and Architects, Custom Home Builders, Designers, and Homeowners have found that Custom Creations and Custom Designs are just a Cad Drawing away. And the custom design possibilities are endless so “You can have an original, one-of-a-kind piece that is in your mind today and in your home tomorrow,” says Thierry.

As those who attended the 2005 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show have already seen, you may add a touch of the old world to your home today with the elegance of authentic custom stone when you select a new marble finished Bath Tub.

And the secret is the Scagliola formula from Stone Age Designs for your new Fireplace Mantel, Stone Fireplace Mantel, Stone Kitchen Hood, Cast Stone Kitchen Hood, or your new Accents including Arches, Columns, Crown Moldings, Pedestals, Spiral Staircases, Statues, Surrounds, Wall Creations, and Waterfalls – even Lion Heads – all from Stone Age Designs at http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/, or contact Stone Age Designs today in Atlanta at 404.350.3333, Charlotte at 704.377.4577, or in Winter Park, Florida at 407.628.5577 to speak to the Genius of Thierry Francois, or you can wait – for April of next year … 2006 … to see Stone Age Designs at the 2006 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

Stone Age Designs Showcase: http://www.stoneagedesigns.net/showcase/
Fireplace Mantels: http://www.stoneagedesigns.net/mantels/
Kitchen Hoods: http://www.stoneagedesigns.net/kitchen/
Scagliola Stone: http://www.stoneagedesigns.net/scagliola.html
Stone Accents: http://www.stoneagedesigns.net/accents/

About Designs:
Since 1997, Stone Age Designs own Scagliola Stone Collection by Thierry Francois has been Showcased around the world as the company crafts antique-looking Scagliola Stone Fireplace Mantels, Range Hoods, and architectural details. Their secret mixture of crushed marble, limestone, and travertine is becoming the market leader in Scagliola, or “Scaglia” which was originally manufactured by Italian Monks in the 17th Century.

Contact:
Bruno Francois
Stone Age Designs
1020 Huff Road
Atlanta, Georgia
404.350.3333
F. 404.355.4570
http://www.stoneagedesigns.net/

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Shingo Prize Recipient Gary Conner Makes New Lean Manufacturing Workshop Guide Available for Free

This is our gift to the manufacturing community. In an effort to encourage more companies to develop their Lean Manufacturing capabilities, we have decided to make our entire book available at no cost, to anyone who wishes to obtain a copy. The first four chapters may be downloaded here, and the entire 350 page text (9-megabyte file) can be emailed upon request.

(PRWEB) May 17, 2021 -- This is the follow-up to our Shingo Prize winning book "Lean Manufacturing for the Small Shop," published by SME.

The Shingo Prize is awarded once per year and is considered the Nobel Prize for manufacturing excellence. This award is named after Shigeo Shingo, a Japanese engineer who proved instrumental in turning around Toyota's manufacturing system. Since then, the rest of the world has attempted to adopt the many tools he and his team developed and applied.

Many job shops and make-to-order companies are struggling to apply the techniques utilized during the transformation of the Toyota Production System.

Our goal is to bring a greater awareness of these powerful lean manufacturing tools to a larger audience, along with advice on how these tools can be applied, even in high-mix, low-volume manufacturing environments.

This text focuses primarily on the tools from which small and medium sized manufacturers can recognize immediate benefits.

Therefore, we are offering a PDF version of our new 350 page text at no cost, to anyone wishing to obtain a copy.

The entire file is about nine megabytes in size, larger than we can post here. So just drop us an email and we will send you the complete file.

This text is used in our 1-week workshops as a course outline.

Upcoming workshops are scheduled for
Chicago, IL (June 13-17)
Portland, OR (July 17-21)
Seattle, WA (Sept 26-30)
Las Vegas, NV (Oct 3-7)

Course outlines, locations, costs and registration information can be obtained by email request or by visiting our website.

Contact:
Gary Conner
541-574-0398 office
503-580-1156 cellular

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StorageQuest Demonstrates the First Network Archival Solution Unifying Optical Storage

StorageQuest Inc. today demonstrated the first network attached archival storage solution which unifies optical storage from various manufactures and technologies at the AIIM on Demand Conference & Exposition in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 17, 2021 -- StorageQuest along with HP, Plasmon and Sony demonstrated through the StorageQuest MSM 150 network storage appliance, that any optical storage technology from any manufacture can be easily integrated together through a standard network connection to provide a compliant archival storage solution.

“This is the first time anyone has configured different optical storage products from different manufactures directly out-of-the box with Plug-n-Play ease through a standard Gig-E network connection managed through a common web based interface” said Fred Bedard, StorageQuest’s Vice President of Sale & Marketing. “The MSM 150 will help customers lower archival storage costs through consolidation and improved centralized management of archival storage resources. The MSM 150 is an appliance based solution that utilizes network attached storage (NAS) connectivity architecture to seamlessly integrate ANY optical storage library into existing infrastructures and provides global management of its storage resources through a web based management application suite.”

“The significance of this demonstration clearly illustrates just how easy it is to deploy optical storage in today’s IT infrastructure” said Scot Lamb, Founder of CUC, a 20 year storage solution company based in Corona, CA. “The StorageQuest MSM 150 appliance has networked three optical libraries; HP supporting UDO technology, Plasmon supporting DVD-R technology and Sony supporting PDD Blue-Laser technology, all managed through a common web interface. The MSM 150 appliance is targeted to do one thing; to make compliant archival storage solutions network attached and open using proven industry standards - and it does it extremely well. Mid-sized enterprises tend to be underserved, and we expect these solutions to be well received because they address the archival storage problems faced by businesses of all sizes”.

About StorageQuest
Since its inception in 1998, StorageQuest has pioneered technology, product, and open solutions that continue to drive the evolution of Net-attached optical storage. StorageQuest storage solutions include; network attached appliances, storage management software and services, providing seamless storage management for open network environments. StorageQuest, Inc. is headquartered in Ottawa, ON Canada; www.StorageQuest.com.

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Four Client Service Professionals Join nParallel

New Staff Serve nParallel’s Growing Retail and Tradeshow Client Base

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (PRWEB) May 17, 2021 -– nParallel, the international brand communication, merchandising strategy and display agency, announced that Karen Burnham and David Johnson have joined the company as account planners to provide strategic-level planning and account supervision services. They engage nParallel clients in developing marketing objectives, branding strategies and communication tactics.

Burnham, who works with retail clients, joined nParallel from Noble & Associates, Springfield, Mo., where she was the senior account executive responsible for brand promotion for Tyson Foods Incorporated. Johnson, who works with tradeshow clients, came to nParallel from the Minneapolis/St. Paul regional office of Exhibitgroup/Giltspur, where he managed exhibit design and fabrication projects and tradeshow support services for top clients, including ADC, Alliant Tech Systems, Graco, Lawson Software and Pella Windows.

To assist Burnham and Johnson, nParallel has also added two new account managers: Robyn Kallenbach and Susan Brose. Before coming to nParallel, Kallenbach was a buyer for Best Buy Co., Inc., where she managed product launches with wireless communication carriers and phone manufacturers to more than 650 retail locations. Brose joined nParallel from Johnson/ Anderson, Shakopee, Minn., where as account manager she was responsible for pricing and fulfillment of printing projects for more than 450 customers.

About nParallel
Brand marketers and retailers know that store designs, merchandising systems and tradeshow displays enhance the brand experience, engage customers and drive sales – if they are planned with imagination, then skillfully crafted. But, too often, unfocused planning, uneven execution and unexpected costs squeeze the creative spark out of their most promising concepts. The alternative? nParallel (www.nparallel.com), the brand communication, merchandising strategy and display agency – a new company with twenty years of creative achievement. Whether the venue is a retail store, mobile marketing or a tradeshow, nParallel fulfills the big-picture vision while keeping a sharp eye focused on the details of disciplined production and the budget bottom line. Seeking uncompromised excellence? Call 952.886.7140.

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Buyers Invited to Use Free Part Locator and Rapid Quote System

Crestwood Technology Group offers buyers a free Web tool to locate electronic components, receive instant price quotes.

New York (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- Searching for electronic parts and getting rapid price quotes is now greatly simplified by Crestwood Technology Group’s new Website Rapid Free Registration, please go to http://www.ctg123.com/registration-page-1/.

Parts found in stock include military, aerospace, industrial and commercial level semiconductors, relays, switches, connectors, hardware, fasteners, resistors, capacitors, obsolete, allocated and hard-to-find parts. Members may also request data sheets, which can often be supplied immediately.

"Our new web site (http://www.CTG123.com) has been designed with the specific needs of electronic, military and aerospace parts buyers in mind. It’s free, easy-to-use and all-inclusive," says Denise Gilchrist, President and founder of CTG. Gilchrist also noted that similar part search-engines can cost in excess of $75k per year. CTG’s primary users are the US Military, US Defense Supply Centers, government agencies, and the US Defense Industry. However, CTG’s site is becoming increasingly popular with the commercial sector as well. The site yields quantity of parts in stock when searched by manufacturers’ part number or National Stock Number (NSN), and a Rapid Quote System provides buyers with an immediate price quote, which is invaluable when dealing with mission critical component shortages.

Combined with this easy-to-use service, ISO 9001:2000 certification and responsive customer service, CTG continues to offer clients cutting edge tools to facilitate locating parts, receiving timely pricing and immediate delivery of the full spectrum of electronic components, electromechanical parts, military and aerospace parts as well as allocated, -to-find and obsolete parts.

CTG123.com members include the US Government, US Military bases, Defense Supply Centers, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon, ITT, BAE Systems, NASA, Ametek, Boeing, Celestica, Jabil Circuit, Siemens, Sikorsky, General Dynamics, Goodrich, Rockwell Collins, Tyco, Sanmina-SCI, Motorola, Intel, Harris Corp., Pratt & Whitney, L-3 Communications and over 10,000 other Department of Defense, military, aerospace, biomedical, industrial and commercial, active members.

CTG is a stocking distributor of electronic components, electromechanical parts, military & aerospace parts, hardware, obsolete, discontinued and hard-to-find parts. CTG is a 100% Woman Owned - Small business, recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine and Dun & Bradstreet's HOT 100 Fastest Growing New Businesses in America for 2004 and 2005 . CTG is ISO 9001:2000 certified by Underwriters Laboratories.

CTG is offering a free, welcome Gift Pack for all new sign-ons that meet the simple registration criteria for the next two weeks ending May 31. CTG is at 125 Marbledale Rd., Second Floor, Tuckahoe, NY 10707.

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May 16, 2022

Free DataHub API for C++, Java, and .NET Opens Door to Live Data

Full access to dynamic data for viewing and modification in real time.

Georgetown, ON (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- Cogent Real-Time Systems announced the release of a free API for their Cascade DataHub that gives programmers access to dynamic data for monitoring, conditioning and manipulation, and opens possibilities for connections to legacy programs.


Available in three popular languages--C++, Java, and C#--the DataHub API uses a straightforward, object-oriented syntax to interact with the streaming data collected and distributed by the Cascade DataHub. Embedding dynamic data in web browsers, filtering and conditioning data in real time, or creating interfaces to legacy applications can be accomplished with just a few lines of code.

"Now you can stream raw or processed data to anyone in your organization, whenever and wherever they need it," said Mr. Andrew Thomas, president of Cogent. "Connect Excel or a web browser to any data source for viewing or interaction. Live reports, dashboards, and interactive displays. The only limit is your imagination."

The technology fits into a wide range of real-time applications, from financial systems to industrial process control to remote monitoring and telemetry. The DataHub API allows engineers, traders, executives, and other professionals to get the data they need to make time-critical decisions.

The Cascade DataHub lets users share real-time data among any number of applications using standard protocols and an easy-to-implement, scalable technology. It creates dynamic data links among Windows or Linux computers, over the Internet or on local area networks. With the introduction of the DataHub API for C++, Java, and .NET, real-time data is now available to virtually any custom Windows application.

Founded in 1995, Cogent Real-Time Systems is a leading developer of middleware solutions that connect sources and consumers of live data. Customers include the Bank of Canada, Cadbury Chocolate and the European Space Agency. Cogent leverages its experience in developing real-time systems to create data transport models for time-sensitive applications.

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LED Specialists Awarded NYSERDA Contract to “Develop & Commercialize LED ‘Solid State Light Engines’ for Outdoor/Exterior Lighting Products”

LED Specialists recently was competitively awarded a contract by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the development of solid state light (SSL) engines for outdoor lighting applications.LED Specialists will solicit input from outdoor lighting manufacturers on SSL product design requirements to benefit the widest possible range of manufacturers and luminaire productlines. We welcome suggestions and recommendations on items such as light output, form factor, packaging and methods of integration.

(PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- LED Specialists recently was competitively awarded a contract by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the development of solid state light (SSL) engines for outdoor lighting applications. The objective is to develop and market a family of high performance, flexible and robust “SSL Engines” that would enable outdoor lighting manufacturers to adapt their conventional fixture product lines to SSL technology more quickly and economically. The “engine” technology will include the LED light source, optics, drive electronics, thermal management and appropriate packaging for the intended environment. This should lead to broader SSL use in commercial and residential outdoor/exterior lighting applications and ultimately lower costs and reduce energy demand nationwide and particularly in New York State.

LED Specialists will solicit input from outdoor lighting manufacturers on SSL product design requirements to benefit the widest possible range of manufacturers and luminaire product lines. We welcome suggestions and recommendations on items such as light output, form factor, packaging and methods of integration.

Government studies indicate that incandescent bulbs consume 42% of the nation’s electricity used for lighting but only deliver 12% of the lumen output. In commercial facilities, 32% of the energy is consumed by incandescent light sources, increasing to 90% for residential. In addition, 6% of commercial lighting energy consumption is for outdoor/exterior applications and 13% for residential.

Today’s LED technology offers the potential of 50% - 70% savings in energy usage over incandescent bulbs. Successful migration to LED technology in just these outdoor/exterior applications could save New Yorkers almost $2 billion over the next 15 years and almost $30 billion for the US. Though LED technology is today more expensive than incandescent, it offers 25 times the service life. This translates to a 30% reduction in life cycle cost when energy, bulb replacement and maintenance costs are considered over a five year period.

Lighting manufacturers are invited to participate in the “requirements phase” of this program by calling Mike Fusco or Mary Mosca at (631) 269-0841 or email LED Specialists at e-mail protected from spam bots. Website: www.ledspecialists.com.

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Comlent Commences Pilot Production of China’s First Complete RFIC Transceiver for Cellular Handset - Comlent Completes Entire Qualification Process for PHS Handset in Less than Eight Months

Comlent, China’s first fabless radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) design house headquartered in Shanghai Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, announced today that it has begun volume shipment of its CL3110 RFIC transceiver for the PHS/PAS handset market using Jazz Semiconductor’s RF process platform. With the shipment of its complete RF transceiver solution, Comlent becomes the first Chinese company to commence pilot production for one of the industry’s most complex RF products.

Shanghai, China (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- Comlent, China’s first fabless radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) design house headquartered in Shanghai Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, announced today that it has begun volume shipment of its CL3110 RFIC transceiver for the PHS/PAS handset market using Jazz Semiconductor’s RF process platform. With the shipment of its complete RF transceiver solution, Comlent becomes the first Chinese company to commence pilot production for one of the industry’s most complex RF products.

Radio Frequency ICs are widely recognized as one of most challenging chips to develop due to the requirements for experienced designers and multiple design iterations and tapeouts to achieve the desired results. In addition, the overall handset qualification cycle time can require up to a year in itself due to reference designs, debugging, field trials, and the overall qualification of each. Due to Comlent’s close collaboration with its supply chain partners, including its foundry partner, Jazz Semiconductor as well as handset vendors and design houses, the company has completed the entire qualification process of its PHS transceiver in less than eight months.

Comlent’s CL3110 RFIC transceiver eliminates the costly surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter required by most existing transceiver solutions and it includes an integrated VCO and fractional-N PLL. This high level of integration is achieved by using a low-IF (10.8MHz) architecture enabled by Comlent’s proprietary intellectual property (IP) and design techniques. Existing RF transceiver solutions use older “super-heterodyne” architectures that require expensive SAW filters on board. Comlent’s design can significantly lower the bill of material (BOM) cost for both the RF module and the entire handset. This has resulted in multiple design wins for Comlent with leading PHS handset suppliers and design houses based on the latest SIM card standards.

Comlent believes that the new SIM card standard, which allows physical separation of the phone card from the PHS handset itself, may stimulate further demand for the PHS handset business in China. The PHS market has already seen explosive growth in the past few years, with the number of PHS subscribers having exceeded 72 million and expected addition of 25 million new users each year. The PHS business continues to attract newcomers from the U.S., Taiwan, and Korea in addition to traditional Japanese chip suppliers. Within the PHS market, Comlent’s CL3110, available in a 48-pin LGA package, has won multiple design-ins due to its maturity and competitiveness.

“Since Comlent was founded in China less than three years ago, our vision and mission have been to provide the most cost effective and competitive RF technology to the local wireless market – the largest and fastest growing in the world,” said Dr. Kai Chen, Comlent co-founder, president and CEO. “Through heavy investment in both technology and business, we have accrued extensive RFIC IP and have developed several RFIC chips, now in pilot production. We will continue to develop future RFIC products targeting wireless consumer electronics, serving niche markets such as the PHS handset. By focusing on our core competency of combining product innovation with cost efficiency, we can offer the most competitive solution to our local customers who compete in both domestic and global marketplaces.”

“Due to the challenge of developing RFIC transceivers with relatively long design-in cycles, it is a significant achievement for an RFIC start-up to reach the pilot production stage. As Comlent’s strategic foundry partner, Jazz is pleased to have enabled Comlent to reach their key milestones using our RF foundry platform to integrate key analog functions and provide a highly integrated solution to the PHS market,” stated Paul Kempf, chief technology and strategy officer at Jazz Semiconductor. “Comlent’s continued success in meeting its technology and business milestones reinforces our confidence and commitment to offer the right analog and RF process technologies to support these emerging markets in China.”

About Comlent
Established in 2002, Comlent, a fabless radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) design house headquartered in Zhangjiang High Tech Park, Shanghai, China, is a leading RFIC provider that focuses on the exploding wireless communication market of China. Initial products of Comlent include RFIC transceivers in both CMOS and BiCMOS technologies for mobile handsets in 1.9GHz-2.4GHz frequency range. Comlent provides enabling RFIC technology, strong support and quality service to serve China’s mobile communication market that has 350+ million mobile phone and 72 million PHS/PAS subscribers, 400+ million domestic TV sets and manufacturers of 70+ million cordless phone units per year. For more information, please visit www.comlent.com.

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Major Automotive Company Generates Over $60,000 of Annual Savings

In an effort to reduce operating costs, a major automotive company generated over $60,000 of annual savings, and a Return on Investment (ROI) in less than three months on their filter purchase. The idea was to discard the OEM-equipped replaceable media filters with the NEW Ronningen-Petter® self-cleaning magnetically coupled filter.

(PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- The process in question was a group of three machining centers that machine aluminum transmission parts. The fluid to be filtered--machine tool coolant--is designed to lubricate, cool, and flush contaminants away from the part and tool. The fluid is collected under the machining operation where it is routed through a set of weirs to separate out the large particulate. A pump then sends the fluid to a housing containing three large 75-micron cartridge filters.

The filters needed to be replaced three times per week, generating a tremendous amount of annual costs to the automotive company. An in-house filtration audit highlighted the recurring high costs of the cartridges cost of disposal labor for change out machining down time. Other costs and inconveniences include tool life concerns, the inability to separate harmful chips from the fluid, all resulting in borderline product quality and safety concerns.

In their search for a solution for the costly and recurring problem, the customer selected a Ronningen-Petter Magnetically Coupled Filter (MCF), which features a permanent self-cleaning slotted filter media, which effectively removes the harmful aluminum chips and fines from the coolant. The automotive company chose the Ronningen-Petter MCF filter for its spring-loaded cleaning disc design that continuously regenerates the open area of the filter media.

The engineers responsible for the machining centers requested tighter filtration, 50 micron, upon installation as a potential opportunity to increase tool life. The new Ronningen-Petter MCF filter was installed seamlessly into the existing space of the removed cartridge filter.

The new Ronningen-Petter MCF permanent self-cleaning filtration equipment positively affected the machining centers with its ability to more efficiently manage the full coolant flow and chip loading. The more efficient cleaning cycle and purge frequency were adjusted to meet the customer's needs. Extending the cycle times greatly increased the life of the moving parts, and allowed for a greater concentration of chips to be discharged. The purge, or concentrated chip stream, was rerouted three weeks into the installation back to a large paper band filter for recycling purposes.

The quality of the filtrate under the Ronningen-Petter MCF filter was evaluated every shift for the first few weeks to ensure the quality of the machined parts. Full evaluation of the economic impact of the MCF installation was completed following three months of continuous operation. The final review determined that the Ronningen-Petter MCF paid for itself within that three-month evaluation period.

How the MCF Works
Machining fluids enter the filter at the top inlet connection and flow into the 316L stainless-steel filter element. As the liquid passes from the inside to the outside of the filter element, unwanted particles are retained on the inside of the slotted screen. Filtered coolant passes thru the outlet connection to the downstream requirement.

With the Ronningen-Petter MCF filter, the collected debris is automatically wiped from the filter media by a cleaning disc that deposits the solids in the lower chamber of the housing, out of the flow path. An adjustable timer sets the cleaning disc stroke frequency.

Periodically, the collected debris gathered by the cleaning disc is purged from the lower chamber in less than a second, using system pressure. Like the stroke frequency, an adjustable timer presets the purge timer.

With shrinking budgets, increased production and reduction of labor forces, mechanically cleaned filtration such as the Ronningen-Petter MCF filter offers a tremendous advantage over replaceable media.

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Lucifer Offers Line of Protective Atmosphere Elevator Quench Furnaces for Heat Treating Applications

Line of protective atmosphere elevator quench furnaces combines a pre-heat section, hardening chamber, cooling vestibule and quench tank in one integrated unit. For heat treating when an ambient atmosphere is not possible.

(PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- A comprehensive line of protective atmosphere elevator quench furnaces, combining pre- heat section, hardening chamber, cooling vestibule and quench tank in one integrated unit, is available from Lucifer Furnaces, Inc., Warrington, PA.

The furnaces, which are designed for 2100 degrees F operation, are available in eight standard sizes, ranging in workload capacity from 15 to 55 pounds. Furnaces in the series (#7022 EQ) are ideal for low production, scale-free applications.

To guard against exposure of the workload to the oxidizing effects of air, the system features:

- A continuously controlled atmosphere -- from hardening chamber through vestibule to quench tank -- to maintain workload protection throughout the heat-treating operation.
- An inner, vertical lift door separating the work chamber form the vestibule.
- An alloy retort, gasketed to the inner door assembly, to segregate atmosphere and workload from the refractory and heating elements.

The series is available with a number of options, including pusher rod assembly, air- operated doors, fan-or-water-cooled vestibule, quench tank agitation and heating, sight ports, flowmeter and regulator.

Other options include:
- Flammable/combustible atmosphere operation -- with the addition of required safety equipment.
- Fully automated operation -- with the addition of sequencing timer, push rod assembly, and automatic door and elevator operations.
- Continuous feed operation with pre-heat section, hardening chamber, and vestibule in a straight through configuration.

All furnaces are standard with digital temperature controls and are completely pre-wired, tested and shipped ready for connection to user's power and atmosphere supply. Furnaces operate on 230 or 460 supply voltage; control system on 115 volts.

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Jerry Stouffer Selects Beach Access for Small Manufacturing Operation

Jerry Stouffer Selects Beach Access for Small Manufacturing Operation

(PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

- Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
- Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.
For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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CAD & ERP in ETO Manufacturing

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

(PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- According to Roger Meloy of ETO ERP leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH, “If you ask design engineers what an ERP system means to them, you are likely to hear something like “nothing” or “more work.” To most design engineers, an ERP system is either irrelevant or it is perceived as something that requires additional time and effort, often providing little or no value. One reason for this perception is that most ERP systems are not integrated with the design engineer’s drawing tool.

Traditional ERP systems were developed for the repetitive, make-to-stock manufacturer, where there is a clear demarcation between design and production. In that environment the engineer designs the product in a CAD application. After testing and prototyping, the product is released to production, which is managed by the ERP system.

The design engineer has little or no interaction with the ERP system and works quite happily in a CAD environment. Following the work of the design engineer, a production engineer then creates a bill of material (BOM), based not on how the product is designed but how it will be manufactured.

In the Engineer-to-Order (ETO) world the role of the design engineer is very different. By its nature an ETO company builds a unique product designed to meet the specification of a single customer. The two worlds of design and manufacturing are closely linked. In many cased the design of the product continues through the product process (design-in-process), incorporating a multitude of engineering changes. These changes can be driven by the customer or by the manufacturer. In this environment a seamless flow of data between engineering and production is critical. An ETO company must integrate CAD and ERP.

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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May 15, 2022

Zimmer, DePuy, Stryker, Smith & Nephew and Biomet Brands Rank amongst the Leading Hip and Knee Implants Manufacturers in Q1 2005

In Q105 the US hip and knee implant market experienced strong growth, propelled by the penetration of premium-priced alternative-bearing surfaces and higher average selling prices. In addition, joint replacement is increasingly being viewed as a viable alternative for younger patients, a paradigm shift which has served to boost revenue growth in the US.

(PRWEB) May 15, 2022 -- In Q105 the US hip and knee implant market experienced strong growth, propelled by the penetration of premium-priced alternative-bearing surfaces and higher average selling prices. In addition, joint replacement is increasingly being viewed as a viable alternative for younger patients, a paradigm shift which has served to boost revenue growth in the US. According to MRG’s new Orthopedic Marketrack service, which surveys 120 hospitals on an ongoing basis, the Mid-West and Southern states of the US were the most lucrative regions, generating approximately 2/3 of the hip and knee revenues.

Zimmer (ZMH) led the US knee implant market in Q1 with its NexGen CR/CR-Flex Fixed (see Exhibit 1-1) accounting for over 12% of bicondylar femoral component revenues. Biomet’s (BMET) US knee implant sales were driven by the continued launch of new products and the enduring popularity of its Repicci II knee. This implant was the leading unicondylar knee femoral component in Q1, generating 24.8% of unicondylar knee sales.

Within the hip implant market, the rising demand for durable implants was evidenced by a strong penetration of alternative bearing surfaces in Q1. Stryker (SYK) offers the most popular ceramic-on-ceramic (COC) hip implant system, Trident, while Biomet, Zimmer, and DePuy (JNJ) are poised to offer their own COC implants. Nevertheless, hip systems that dominated the market in Q1, were Zimmer’s VerSys and Trilogy, and DePuy’s Summit (see Exhibit 1-2), generating 9.6%, 7.3%, and 7.2% of US hip implant revenues, respectively.

Exhibit 1-1: Leading Brands in the US Hip Implant Market, Q105
#1 Zimmer’s VerSys
#2 Zimmer’s Trilogy
#3 DePuy’s Summit
#4 DePuy’s Pinnacle
#5 DePuy’s S-ROM
#6 Stryker’s Trident
#7 Smith & Nephew’s Reflection

Exhibit 1-2 Leading Brands in the US Knee Implant Market, Q105
#1 Zimmer’s NexGen CR/CR Flex Fixed
#2 Zimmer’s NexGen LPS/LPS Flex Fixed
#3 DePuy’s PFC Sigma CR
#4 Smith & Nephew’s Genesis II
#5 Biomet’s Maxim
#6 DePuy’s PFC Sigma PS
#7 Zimmer’s Natural Knee II

Notes: CR= Cruciate Retaining, LPS= Legacy Posterior Stabilized, and PS= Posterior Stabilized.

MRG’s Orthopedic Marketrack includes coverage of the following competitors BBraun, BioPro, Biomet, DePuy, Encore Medical (ENMC), Exactech (EXAC), Hayes Medical, Link Orthopedics, Ortho Development Corp., Stelkast, Smith & Nephew (SNN), Stryker, Wright Medical Technologies (WMGI), and Zimmer.

A leading source of competitive intelligence, MRG is now the largest provider of medical device market research in the world. Located in Toronto, Canada, MRG covers global markets and has pioneered reporting of numerous emerging products.

Contact Information:
Nilesh Patel
Millennium Research Group Inc.
(416) 364-7776 ext. 121
www.mrg.net

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Europe Is Waiting for You - Internationalization of/for SMEs

International businesses are needed in internationally working countries. Nobody can afford NOT to globalize, taking into consideration the huge markets and at the same time becoming independent from local economic cycles.

Daugendorf, Germany (PRWEB) May 15, 2022 -- Globalization - restricted to foreign countries within a certain world sphere, like European Union, the Americas, etc., also named internationalization - becomes more and more attractive and needed for nearly every company.

The European Union - consisting largely of highly industrialized countries - has been enlarged to a total of 25 countries last year with a total population of more than 450 million. This means that the EU nowadays is one of the 'richest' market placesd in the world.

After more than 35 years of international experience on all five continents - concentrating so far on assisting European companies to enter foreign markets - Michael Richter has switched to supporting foreign companies wishing to enter the European Union countries from abroad - using his theoretical and practical marketing consultancy advice.

Several advantages make it an interesting task for foreigners: often their exchange rate versus the European EURO (€), their lower production cost, and much more.

Target group: Machinery and/or other investment goods.

To get more information please contact him directly, first information is given free-of-charge

Contact:
Michael Richter
Michael Richter - International marketing consultant
Phone: +49(0)7371/93210
mail: e-mail protected from spam bots
URL: http://www.michaelrichter-marketing.de/

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International Plastics Expands Operations, Facilities; Throws Hat Into Point-of Purchase (POP) Market

Washington-based International Plastics recently acquired new facilities in four states, making the fifteen-year-old company a hard-ball competitor in the wholesale plastics marketplace. Now they're venturing into the retail point-of-purchase (POP) display market.

(PRWEB) May 14, 2022 -- International Plastics (http://www.intlplastics.com), a business unit of Minkus Plastics Corporation based in Washington State, has expanded. Originally focusing on full line wholesale distribution of plastic film, sheet, rod and tube, the fifteen-year-old company is now offering a line of finished products with an emphasis on point of purchase (POP) displays. International Plastics Vice President Jeff Bruchs, who joined the firm seven years ago, heads the newly created POP division, which includes fabrication, printing, die cutting, and research and development.

International Plastics is a full line distributor of film, sheet, rod and tube with specialties in Extruded and Cast Acrylic, Polycarbonate and Expanded PVC, and is an exclusive importer of these substrates from foreign sources. Additionally, International Plastics supplies Polyester Film, Acetate Film, Flexible and Rigid Vinyl, Styrene, ABS, Polyolefins, Teflon (PTFE), Delrin (Acetal), and Nylon.

Since its creation in 1990, International Plastics has become one of North America's largest suppliers of wholesale plastics, with locations now in Washington, California, Wisconsin, Ohio, and a new 40,000 sq. ft. fabrication and printing operation in Arkansas. This newest facility employs a staff of over 40, and is capable of manufacturing thousands of point-of-purchase displays each day. Plans are to also open a sales office in South Florida.

For additional information, visit International Plastics at http://www.intlplastics.com, or email them at: e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Free Booklet Introduces The Kaizen System of Continuous Improvement

Graphic Products offers a free booklet providing an introduction to the Japanese Kaizen system of continuous improvement.

(PRWEB) May 14, 2022 -- Kaizen is one of the most commonly used words in Japan. It is in the newspapers, on the radio and TV. Japanese society is bombarded daily with statements regarding the Kaizen of almost anything. In business, the concept of Kaizen is so deeply ingrained in the minds of managers and workers, they often do not even realize they are thinking Kaizen.

The benefits of Kaizen are substantial. Where Kaizen is introduced for the first time, improvements in productivity of 30% or more are not uncommon, without any capital investments. Kaizen helps lower the breakeven point. Kaizen helps eliminate waste and improve processes. It helps management become more attentive to customer needs and to build systems and processes that take customer requirements into consideration, resulting in improved quality and greater customer satisfaction.

The Kaizen system can be applied to any workplace due to its simple nature and low cost. It has been implemented around the world as a way to improve production and quality, while also improving safety and employee morale.

This free 18 page booklet from Graphic Products provides an introductory overview of the Kaizen system. It describes how Kaizen works and is implemented in the workplace. The booklet may be ordered online from the Graphic Products' web site: http://www.graphicproducts.com/free-gifts/kaizen-guide.php or by calling 1-800-788-5572.

Graphic Products has been a leading supplier of industrial quality label printers, sign printers, laminating equipment, poster printers and supplies since 1970. They stock equipment and supplies from manufacturers such as Brady, Varitronics, Brother, Kroy, K-Sun and others. In many cases they provide machines and supplies free for a one week trial, allowing customers to try a machine before they buy it.

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Scott Specialty Gases Introduces 0.7% Analytically Accurate CEM Calibration Gases that Save Emissions Credits by Reducing Error when Measuring NO and SO2

Scott Specialty Gases introduces 0.7% analytically accurate CEM calibration gases that save emissions credits by reducing error when measuring NO and SO2

Plumsteadville, PA (PRWEB) May 14, 2022 -- Scott Specialty Gases recently unveiled Emissions Credit Class Gold Standard EPA Protocols at the annual EPRI CEM Users Conference 2005 in Savannah, Georgia. The new gas mixtures feature a revolutionary 0.7% analytical accuracy that improves calibration accuracy of continuous emissions monitors (CEMs). Thus, Emissions Credit Class protocols significantly reduce CEM error, which is the leading cause of overstating NO and SO2 emissions. As the most accurate calibration gases available anywhere in the world, Emissions Credit Class protocols represent a quantum leap forward in accurate CEM calibration.

"Calibration error, and the resultant CEM inaccuracy, is costing utilities and other companies millions of dollars each year," explains Robert Davis, Senior Environmental Products Manager for Scott Specialty Gases. "Suppose a utility emits 100,000 tons of SO2 and is using a protocol with a 2% analytical uncertainty allowed by EPA. That uncertainty could result in calibrating a CEM on the high side, resulting in overstating emissions by as much as 2%. If you consider a current market value of about $875/ton, the consequence of such an overstatement is a loss of $1,750,000 worth of emission allowances that the utility could otherwise bank or sell." Davis continues, "So eliminating uncertainty of the calibration gas is the key to more accurate emissions measurement. The closer you get to calibrating a CEM with a protocol gas mixture whose contents are known in absolute terms, the closer you get to measuring your emissions with precision. Our new Emissions Credit Class protocols do that job better than any other product available."

Laboratory analytical instrumentation, reference material, blend method, cylinder preparation, raw material quality, ambient production environment and other factors all combine to affect the integrity of EPA protocol gases. As the world's largest and most experienced producer of EPA protocols, only Scott Specialty Gases consistently demonstrates the ability to accurately interpret the mathematics of analytical uncertainties, and control the many variable dynamics involved when preparing high-accuracy calibration gases. Scott maintains the world's most extensive inventory of low-uncertainty Standard and NIST-Traceable Reference Materials (SRMs and NTRMs) which, when combined with recent scientific advancements in analytical technology, enable the company to achieve the strict linearity, sensitivity and reproducibility necessary to significantly reduce uncertainty of analysis when preparing gas mixtures. Emissions Credit Class Gold Standard EPA Protocols join Scott's highly acclaimed RATA Class protocols that provide guaranteed 1% analytical accuracy.

Scott Specialty Gases is the sole-source producer of gaseous SRM candidates for NIST and is a worldwide supplier of pure and mixed gases. Applications include natural gas, environmental, homeland security, laboratory, industrial, petrochemical, medical and semiconductor. Scott maintains numerous manufacturing facilities in both the U.S. and Europe. Here at scottgas.com, the specialty gas industry's largest website, online ordering, eScott Online Supply Chain Management and other innovative etools are featured that empower Scott customers to substantially reduce operating costs.

For more information about Emissions Credit Class protocols and other Scott products and services, browse the web site http://www.scottecatalog.com, call 800-21-SCOTT or send email to: e-mail protected from spam bots.

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May 13, 2022

World Financial News Network Favors New Century, Helping Companies Save Money on Machine Tools

Summary: Dr. Joseph de Beauchamp of World Financial News Network gives favorable analysis to New Century, and also joins the company as full time public relations coordinator.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- WFNN's consistently outperforms established industry benchmark indicators. Based on in-depth research and analysis, their analysts recommend securities worldwide showing the highest probability for stock price appreciation. With constant vigil, WFNN looks for economic opportunities in the private and public company sectors.


Dr. Joseph de Beauchamp, WFNN's Chief Independent Analyst, said, “With this new round of financing, the company stands strong to sell products in the United States, Canada and Mexico. New Century announced it has received a signed commitment for a $5,000,000 long-term senior debt facility. The company for general working capital to build machines for inventory and to expand New Century’s manufacturing capabilities in to other business segments will utilize proceeds. This shows bright prospects for the company. WFNN sees the stock turning around and moving to $3.00 per share in the near term."

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About WFNN: World Financial News Network provides a unique blend of data, timely information and today's technologies to assist with up-to-the-minute investment and economic values on markets and investments around the world.

About New Century: New Century provides manufactured and remanufactured machines as part of the machine tool industry. The machine tool industry worldwide is approximately a 30 billion dollar business annually. Their machines are utilized in a wide variety of industry segments as follows: aerospace, energy, valves, fittings, oil and gas, machinery and equipment, and transportation. With the recent downturn in the aerospace industry, they have seen an increase in orders from new industries such as defense and medical industries. Their products are manufactured from various raw materials, including cast iron, sheet metal, bar steel and bearings. Although their operations are highly integrated, they purchase a number of components from outside suppliers, including the computer and electronic components for their CNC turning lathes.

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The Keys for Lowering Labor Costs and Managing Workforce Efficiency Revealed at NOVAtime's Executive Seminar in Los Angeles

CFOs, HR Directors and small business owners will hear from leading time and attendance expert, Brian Rice and prominent employment law attorney, Ursula R. Kubal, on the importance of protecting a company’s bottom line through better workforce management.

MONTEREY PARK, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- NOVAtime, www.novatime.com, an innovative technology company that develops time and attendance and workforce management software, today announced the start of its Executive Breakfast Series www.novatime.com/seminar on the keys for lowering labor costs and managing workforce efficiency.


Beginning May 17, 2005, at the prestigious Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Los Angeles, NOVAtime’s Director of Sales and leading time and attendance expert, Brian Rice, will not only discuss how to reduce a company’s overall payroll costs from 1% to 8%, but he will also address how automation can dramatically cut down the error prone tasks of a manual payroll system. Rice will be joined by prominent employment law attorney, Ursula R. Kubal from Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, who will cover how to cost-effectively protect a company from employee wage and hour lawsuits.

“With labor costs and employee wage and hour lawsuits rising at an alarming rate, especially in the state of California, this type of educational and eye opening program is long overdue,” says Rice. “Without the proper management tools, a company can be exposing itself to costly labor law fines and potentially damaging lawsuits. During the executive breakfast seminar we will show executives how to protect their company’s bottom line and proactively manage their workforce by learning to automate their time and attendance systems.”

During the seminar, Rice will introduce how technology is forever changing the way companies manage their workforce and Kubal will address current employment laws and what companies need to know to properly protect themselves.

“All it takes is one disgruntled employee to start a multi-million dollar lawsuit,” says Kubal. “In an environment where plaintiff’s lawyers are targeting employees through television/radio ads, direct mailing, and even harassing telephone calls, companies need to be more informed on employment laws than ever before. This seminar will go a long way to delivering that education.”

About NOVAtime
With corporate offices located in Monterey Park, California, NOVAtime is a leader in integrating time and attendance systems with a company’s human resources and payroll. Known for their scalable software technology, many of the best-managed companies in the world have chosen NOVAtime as the preferred time and attendance and workforce management software provider. For more information on NOVAtime and Brian Rice, visit www.novatime.com or call (877)486-6682.

About Ursula R. Kubal
Ursula R. Kubal is a prominent and respected employment law attorney for Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger LLP. She has represented employers in all aspects of employment law, including claims of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment and sex discrimination, race and national origin discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, and wage and hour violations. For further information, visit www.cdflaborlaw.com .

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Construction Recruiter Reveals Secrets to Hiring Top Management Talent

Construction recruiter reveals secrets to hiring top management talent. Most contractors are great at putting buildings together but are poor at selecting talent. Overcome this deficit with the secrets given in this article.

(PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- When it comes to hiring top management talent in the construction industry, the concepts are very simple to understand. It's just a matter of doing those things that win the most desirable candidates to your team. "It really is that simple," says Scott Love, founder of the Construction Leadership Institute, a retained executive search firm specializing in senior level recruiting for construction companies. "But the problem is that most people never take the time to find out what really motivates the candidate."

Love says that there are four critical steps to make your company more appealing to the talent that everyone else is chasing after. In an increasingly competitive market, you need to think out of the box and focus on how you can serve the prospective candidate pool.

1. Get clear on the uniqueness of your organization and the opportunities within it. Love states that most construction companies miss the mark when it comes to this because they've never taken time to look at their hiring process from a marketing perspective. "Marketing is all about differentiation, so you need to find out what is different about your firm and what is different about the experience that a recent graduate or seasoned manager will feel when working there." Love recommends talking to existing managers and employees and getting their feedback through confidential surveys. Ask them why they joined, why they stay, and if there was one bit of information that they could pass on to a prospective candidate, what would it be?

2. Find out from the candidate what motivates him or her beyond compensation and show how your company can deliver on those desires. Find out what the top three things are that they would need to see in an opportunity (outside of compensation) and present your prospective position in those terms. Love sums it up by saying, "Don't sell your company based on why you joined it or why you find it appealing. Instead, find out why someone else would join it, and show them that your opportunity will help them achieve what they really want. Remember, it's not about you. It's about them."

3. When the candidate transitions, stay with them. At the time they turn their notice in, they are susceptible to changing their minds and taking a counteroffer to. "That's the most critical time of the whole deal and the time that they need to build positive relationships with as many future colleagues as possible." Love says that the mistake most employers make is to assume that the deal is closed when the candidate accepts the offer. "It's not closed until they show up, and even then sometimes it's not really closed."

4. Love says to tell stories of how a future colleague is experiencing what that prospect wants to experience. Tell success stories which validate that the motivations of the candidate can be realized within your company. "Credibility is built on specificity. If you back it up with factual evidence, such as stories, then it's not your opinion but an irrefutable fact. If you tell them your opinion, then it loses credibility. But if you say, 'Let me tell you about one of our senior level executives and how he is doing what you are telling me is important to you,' then you win them over completely."

Love is also the author of two books on recruiting and writes a nationally syndicated leadership column called 'Leading to Win." He conducts senior-level searches within the construction industry and speaks professionally at corporate and association meetings on leadership, rain-making, and building authentic employee motivation. He can be reached at 828-225-7700 or at www.constructionleadership.com.

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Jerry Stouffer Selects EZ MRP for Small Manufacturing Operation

Jerry Stouffer Selects EZ MRP for Small Manufacturing Operation

(PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.
•Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
•Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

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PRONTO North America Introduces FaxMail

PRONTO North America Introduces FaxMail

(PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- The ability to fax or e-mail any PRONTO-Xi document or report directly to customers, suppliers, colleagues directly from the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system dramatically improves productivity. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “FaxMail immediately drives cost savings with large reductions in communication and administration costs.”


The PRONTO-Xi FaxMail solution, including a flexible document transmission management system, allows manufacturers and distributors the ability to monitor the status of every fax and e-mail sent. It becomes an indispensable tool for any manufacturing, distribution, service, or retail concern where fast, hassle-free communication is central to the business operation.

The Key Benefits of PRONTO-Xi FaxMail:
•Reduce Postage Costs
•Reduce Faxing costs
•Reduce Labor costs in folding, addressing, and posting documents
•Reduce time spend at the fax machine
•Highly professional-looking documents, incorporating logs and other layout elements
•Easy to sue as printing within PRONTO-Xi

A PRONTO-Xi user of FaxMail noted that it has eliminated the need for staff to mail out 1500 statements per month and approximately 200 invoices per day. This is has reduced postage costs significantly and saved at least five working days per moth in staff folding envelopes.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976.

From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the combined manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

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POR-15 makes Hardnose Paint, an Incredibly Tough Topcoat

The POR-15 Store is now featuring Hardnose Paint. This incredibly tough topcoat is very UV stable and produces an amazing finish. Check it out at http://por15store.com

(PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- Hardnose Paints are tough, glossy, two-component coatings for use over primed or painted surfaces.

They are moisture cured, so exposure to moisture and humidity will actually improve their performance and strength. Check it out at http://por15store.com

When fully cured, Hardnose Paints are rock-hard, chemical resistant, non-porous, and incredibly tough. Durable and easily cleaned, they will not crack, chip, peel, or fade with age. Hardnose Paints will withstand even the most intensive UV environments.

These beautiful, two-component coatings are stronger than any color paints you have ever tried. The long-lasting brilliant colors will look terrific wherever you use them, and will withstand incredible abuse. You'll be amazed and delighted at how well Hardnose Paints hold up under conditions that would quickly destroy ordinary finishes.

Hardnose Paints are also excellent for industrial applications. Use our safety yellow or orange colors on machinery guards or heavy equipment, and then stand back and marvel at how long they last under abuse.

Put Hardnose Paints on the chassis of your car, truck, or motorcycle, and quit worrying about stone chips and gravel roads. You'll be amazed at the toughness.

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PRONTO ERP Selected by OTI for PoppaCorn

PRONTO ERP Selected by OTI for PoppaCorn

(PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- OTI, Optimizing Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

Airey recently implemented PRONTO ERP for PoppaCorn.

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:
o Fully integrated
o User definable options to tune the systems functionality
o A support system to back up our customers
o Functionality
o GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
o Equipment rentals and tracking
o Service maintenance
o Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
o Email & Fax capability
o Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:
o CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
o Advanced Warehousing
o Scan Pack
o Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey’s integrity as a VAR.

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Business Investment Opportunities: New Agricultural Mulch Poised to Revolutionize Commercial Agriculture

As far as business investment opportunities go these days, EcoCover® may be one of the most sustainable. The company’s product, an agricultural mulch, eliminates the need for polyethylene covers and herbicides. The company is looking for investors to begin global expansion.

Auckland, NZ - (PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- EcoCover, a New Zealand manufacturing firm, has developed an agricultural mulch cover, a world first, that offers a unique manufacturing business opportunity. “Business investment opportunities come and go but the introduction of our product may prove to be one of this century’s most promising because it could very well revolutionize commercial farming, marginal forestry plantings and landscaping methods. It’s already starting to do that in New Zealand,” says Murray Cruickshank, the company’s CEO and founder.


An alternative to plastic agricultural mulch covers, EcoCover solves a myriad of problems faced by commercial growers and landscapers and it is environmentally friendly. “EcoCover is not only compostable and biodegradable, it conserves water, reduces plant mortality, controls weeds, promotes plant growth, moderates soil temperature, reduces soil erosion, eliminates or reduces herbicide use and can also be used to carry beneficial soil additives,” Cruickshank says. “This makes EcoCover the only environmentally friendly, sustainable agricultural mulch mat in the world. Its attributes make it the ultimate solution for a variety of problems.”

EcoCover is produced as a patented composite laminate from paper that would otherwise be introduced into the waste stream. “To our way of thinking, the fact that EcoCover is manufactured using landfill waste makes it the perfect environmentally sustainable product. Unlike traditional agricultural mulch and plastic agricultural mulch covers, it doesn’t have a single negative attribute,” he says.

Cruickshank points out that while the developed world is currently preoccupied with concerns about energy supplies, sooner or later it’s going to have to deal with what the underdeveloped world is already coming to grips with and that’s a growing shortage of fresh water. “EcoCover allows growers to make more efficient use of limited water resources, reducing usage by as much as 80%. In addition, it also reduces and in most instances eliminates the need to use herbicides which prevents the contamination of local groundwater supplies.”

Currently, the only truly effective agricultural mulch covers available to commercial growers are made of plastic and, as derivative petroleum products; they have limited application and present several unique handling problems. “Aside from the fact that polyethylene mulch mats share few of EcoCover’s positive attributes, landscapers increasingly dislike introducing further plastic on the landscape and farmers are fed up with the high cost and hassle of removing plastic from their fields. Many are also facing two additional problems - increasing landfill charges and outright refusals to landfill the material at all, he says.

EcoCover solves both of these problems. Since the product is 100% biodegradable, it doesn’t have to be removed let alone disposed of. Its use also reduces paper and plastic waste which accounts for more than 40% of most landfills.

EcoCover’s agricultural mulch covers are backed by two years of independent University research which can be viewed on the company's website. An additional four years were devoted to the perfection of the current production facility which serves as a model for expanded global operations.

EcoCover has received the coveted endorsement of AgriQuality, New Zealand’s leading organic certifier, as well as the right to display the prestigious label “Environmental Choice New Zealand”. AgriQuality, New Zealand's leading organic certifier has approved EcoCover in respect of granting organic certification. AgriQuality is a fully accredited member of IFOAM, The International Federation of Agricultural Movements.

Founded in Switzerland in 1972, IFOAM has more than 750 member organizations and institutions accredited to it, from more than 100 countries. The Environmental Choice Label License is all important because it opens doors. “Governments or companies subscribing to a ‘Buy Green’ or ‘Greening of Purchasing’ policy use such accreditation to determine their preferred suppliers.

EcoCover is environmentally beneficial (not neutral) and the New Zealand Government through the Ministry for the Environment has 19 core Government agencies including the country's largest roading landscape enterprise signed up to this standard. A company with the approved accreditation such as the Environmental Choice Label will be a preferred supplier to all such agencies. EcoCover is only the 13th company in New Zealand to meet the demanding audit requirements for this License. The standard is measured against the three pillars of sustainability, namely environmental, economic and social. EcoCover excels in each category.

EcoCover has been patented in 21 countries and presents itself as an attractive business investment opportunity for companies in commodity (price taker) markets. “An investment in an EcoCover production plant affords them the means to reinvent themselves and to remain competitive. EcoCover also allows manufacturers in traditional agricultural supply markets facing increasing global competition brought about by the removal or lowering of trade barriers, the means to get a jump on the competition,” Cruickshank says.

As a manufacturing business for sale, Cruickshank believes EcoCover offers a uniquely sustainable business plan not only because the demand for the product is assured, but that the production process is not labor intensive nor is it challenging to operate. A plant can be profitably run with a staff of 4-6 individuals who in New Zealand have been resourced from a long term, unskilled unemployment pool. Low labor costs and other key components of the manufacturing process afford early profitability.

EcoCover's use is not defined by geography, climate or industry. The product has been tested in a variety of climates and has proven to be a valuable means to insulate soil and plant roots in colder climates. In arid climates it provides growers the means to reduce water consumption and to sustain soil moisture.

What is more, as a manufacturing business opportunity, EcoCover offers an unlimited potential for diversification. “To cite just a few examples, in the construction industry EcoCover could be used as an insulator. It can be used for livestock bedding, as landfill daily cover, padded floor coverings, used in a wide variety of packaging materials as well as an unlimited number of molded products,” Cruickshank says.

With satellite offices in Auckland, Brisbane, California, Tennessee, London and Dubai, the company has positioned itself to start duplicating production facilities through the sale of this unique sustainable environmental business opportunity around the world. “We have every reason to believe that once a serious investor compares EcoCover’s Investment Profile and Information Memorandum and sample manufacturing business plan to the business plans of other manufacturing companies for sale, it will be one of those business investment opportunities that immediately rises to the top of the list.

“As an investor, if you are looking at starting your own manufacturing business, one with a sustainable business plan, EcoCover may be the answer you’ve been looking for,” Cruickshank says.

Investors looking for business investment opportunities are encouraged to add EcoC

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Product Ventures Designs New Febreze Bottle

Design builds brand equity: iconic & counter-worthy package communicates efficacy, encourages use.

Fairfield, CT (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 12, 2022 -- Product Ventures has redesigned the Febreze spray bottle to clearly communicate effective fabric and air care. The challenge was to express a softer, "bringing outdoor freshness in" image and to achieve a new structural equity for the Febreze brand. The distinctive package is an iconic frosted blue translucent HPDE bottle that connotes purity, freshness and a sense of calm – all desirable home environment qualities.

"The package is distinctive from others in the homecare category. Visibly not a surface cleaner or laundry product, the redesign clearly speaks to product function," explains Peter Clarke, President of Product Ventures. "Because of its upscale, elegant design, Febreze is less likely to be relegated to 'out of sight' storage areas. It's attractive enough to proudly leave out for frequent use and convenience."

About the Redesigned Febreze Package
"We're flattered that Procter & Gamble chose us to structurally define the brand with its original launch several years ago," continues Clarke. "And to now have been entrusted to continue its structural evolution is equally meaningful."

Product Ventures' design cleverly uses shape, texture and sculptural elements to convey Febreze's benefits to the consumer. Efficacy, fabric friendliness and outdoor freshness are communicated by the sculptural detail of blowing drapes. This swirling contour suggests the circulation of a revitalizing breeze or a breath of fresh air.

The swan-like profile is confident and proud, subconsciously speaking to effectiveness. Flowing lines and rounded corners distinguish it from both hard surface cleaners and other air deodorizers. The water droplet label panel communicates cleanliness. The color, materials and finish of the stock collar and trigger further distinguish the package. It "pops" at retail, even under the most adverse conditions, like a crowded shelf under poor lighting. The visual elegance of the upscale aesthetic is counter-worthy and is apt to be displayed, which, in turn, increases the number of usage occasions.

About Product Ventures
Product Ventures Ltd. (www.productventures.com) …the best kept secret behind the best known brands.SM We are packaging architects, creating innovations for marketplace success. Product Ventures has the right tools, talent, attitude and atmosphere to consistently deliver solutions that fulfill both consumer and business needs. Our commitment to excellence has earned us lasting relationships with the world's leading companies and their most important brands.

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May 12, 2022

TruckerToTrucker.com Launches Newly Improved Web Site

TruckerToTrucker.com, a Web site that allows users to buy, advertise and sell trucks, trailers and parts online, announces the launch of its newly improved Web site. The improved site includes many new features and benefits for users.

Culver, IN (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 12, 2022 – TruckerToTrucker.com, a Web site that allows users to buy, advertise and sell trucks, trailers and parts online, announces the launch of its newly improved Web site. The revamped site was available for users on April 1, and now includes a "Quick Search" feature, ad view counters, a redesigned homepage and sell page, an "Add to my Folder" link and image slideshows.

"Our new Web site makeover has exploded the site's traffic in the last 30 days," says TruckerToTrucker.com president Jim McCormack. "It has also helped make us the fastest growing online marketplace for trucks, trailers and parts."

The Web site's pages are now directly accessible from the homepage, and quick links to some of the company's most popular search phrases are now available. In addition, the "Quick Search" feature functions the same as the "Keyword" search on the advanced search page, enabling viewers to search the inventory directly from the homepage.

The restructured sell page better promotes three products: Single Listings for $19.95, a Trucker Pass (10 listings) for $150 and the Power Seller (unlimited listings) for $150 per month. All three products offer the same great features, including:

*Up to nine photos per ad
*Contact information is shown with every ad
*Every new ad with a photo is featured on the home page
*Each ad is viewed by millions of buyers across the country
*All ads listed at TruckerToTrucker.com are shown on the "Froogle" shopping network and the new "Oodle" Classifieds Network for additional exposure.

The new ad view counters enable users to view counters in order to see how many times their listing has been opened and viewed by other visitors or members.

The new "Add To My Folder" link allows users to save ads to their "My Account" folder for later viewing. Now, users only need to register at TruckerToTrucker.com to utilize the "Add to My Folder" feature.

Another new addition to the site is the image slideshow feature. Clicking the large image on any ad details page will now pop up with an interactive slideshow that automatically jumps from one ad picture to the next. Before this update, clicking on the large image in an ad details page only displayed one image.

McCormack says that the improvements and redesign were largely inspired by feedback from the TruckerToTrucker.com community. He says he hopes that the company will continue to receive feedback from users so that improvements can continue and TruckerToTrucker.com will remain the easiest, most inviting place to buy or sell trucks, trailers or parts online.

TruckerToTrucker.com will also feature new improvements in the near future, including an increased ad photo limit (up to 20 photos), a job page, financing options, insurance options and new equipment sections for "material handling" and "heavy equipment."

About TruckerToTrucker.com:
In development since January 2003, TruckerToTrucker.com officially launched in January 2004 with the goal of helping truckers reach buyers online. The site currently has more than 1,000 members and over 3,300 pieces of equipment for sale. TruckerToTrucker.com is headquartered in Culver, Ind.

Contact:
Jim McCormack
President
800-240-5811
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http://www.truckertotrucker.com

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Largest Human Resources Subscription Website - HR.BLR.com- Adds Powerful New Tools for HR Managers

HR.BLR.com has just been completely revised to add powerful new navigation. Its new InstantHRAnswers™ tool gives instant answers to any HR question – state or federal. HR.BLR.com – State HR Answers and Tools Online

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- Human Resource managers now have an even easier-to-use version of Business & Legal Reports, Inc.’s popular state HR compliance website. HR.BLR.com v. 6 has just launched, featuring easier and more powerful navigation, practical analysis documents, and a dynamic new question and answer tool.

Bob Brady, BLR founder and president, commented on the new site, which is the largest paid content subscription site in the human resources field: “This completely updated HR website delivers a number of significant improvements asked for by our customers. They told us they wanted better navigation, a cleaner look, lots more tools, and quick help answering the complicated questions that challenge human resource managers every day.” Brady continued, “We’re very pleased to offer this new solution to the challenging problem of state HR compliance.”

Improvements include the addition of BLR’s powerful “Site Navigator” feature, which allows users to easily research using three fields simultaneously – HR topic, jurisdiction, and document type. This intuitive tool means users save hours of research by getting intuitive access to detailed analysis on over 200 topics, from absenteeism to workers compensation, and choose state or federal jurisdiction for each. And at each step of the way they get 1-click access to PowerPoint® meetings, quizzes, checklists, forms, and policies, all drawn from BLR’s rich library.

Another key feature is BLR’s exciting new InstantHRAnswers™ tool, which allows subscribers to simply type in an HR question and get an instant answer. This breakthrough service uses proprietary search technology linked to BLR’s extensive HR content. Early users are finding it a cost-effective replacement to calling a lawyer or consultant, or plowing through confusing state labor regulations.

BLR is offering free trials of HR.BLR.com at the website. And as an introductory gift to human resource managers, the firm is offering a free download of a Special Report on one of the most-questioned HR regulations of all time, “Top 100 FLSA Overtime Q & As” at http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS14

About BLR
Based in Old Saybrook, Conn., BLR publishes books, newsletters, and Web products serving professionals in human resources, compensation safety, and environmental management. For a free catalog call 1-800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.


Contacts: BLR: John Brady
860-510-0100 x159

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Argox Barcode Scanners Now Available in North America

Impressive “Laser-Like” Scanning Performance with Value-Priced Argox CCD Barcode Scanners

Ventura, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- For years Argox has supplied CCD scanners to major international OEM customers. Thousands of Argox-branded scanners have been deployed in Europe and Asia. Today Argox announced the availability of its full line of Argox “AS-Series” branded scanners in North American. The scanners will be made available to end user customers through Argox’s national network of authorized Argox Resellers.


The AS-series line consists of five models ranging from the AS-8110 priced at $99 list, to the high performance AS-8310, with a rugged, rubberized pistol grip construction, listing at $249. Every AS-Series scanner model is capable of keyboard wedge (KBW), serial, and USB connectivity. A wireless barcode scanner will be added to the AS family later this year.

Argox AS barcode scanners have scanning depths of three to twenty four inches and scanning speeds up to 450 scans per second. With such excellent performance specifications, Argox CCD scanners in many cases exceed the scanning performance of more expensive laser scanners. A typical Argox barcode scanner customer saved more than 50% versus competing brands.

Argox barcode scanners deliver highly reliable performance in scanning applications such as: retail, manufacturing, medical, hospitality, gaming, and transportation. In addition to scan and decode capabilities for all standard linear barcode symbologies, Argox offers two scanner models capable of scanning PDF417 and 2D symbologies. Every Argox barcode scanner comes with a two year factory warranty.

“Argox’s advancements in CCD scanner technology have allowed us to offer the market a very nice range of powerful yet affordably priced scanners. Now customers can get exceptional barcode scanning performance that was once only available in laser scanners costing in excess of $500 per unit,” said Bruce Glenn, General Director of North American Sales.

Argox is launching its AS-Series scanner brand in North America with a “user friendly” 15 day free evaluation program where qualified customers can get one of any Argox scanner for free to use and test for 15 days.

About Argox
Argox’s North American offices in Ventura, California provide sales, technical support and repair services to all Argox customers in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Argox’s international headquarters is located in Taipei Taiwan, the heart of Asia’s high-tech manufacturing industry. Argox is the world’s leading and fastest growing manufacturer of value-priced barcode printers and CCD barcode scanners. Argox has ISO 9001 certification. For further information please visit http://www.argox-usa.com/.

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Nexlogic Technologies Brings Up a New Assembly Line to Increase Capacity and Adds a New Feature: “Lead-Free” Assembly Capabilities

Nexlogic announces a new assembly line targeted at lead-free assemblies and company is ready to help OEMs transition to Pb-free product manufacturing.

SAN JOSE, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- Nexlogic Technologies, Inc., an ISO 9001:2000 certified Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider, announced today that it has added a new assembly line as part of its growth strategy with offering Pb-Free (lead-free) printed circuit solutions of its industry-leading services and products.


Pb-free manufacturing creates new issues and impacts PCB design, fabrication and assembly. Nexlogic knows how to resolve the issues and reduce the impact on design layout, fabrication and especially assembly, such as high temperature range, PCB surface finishes, and reflow ovens, to mention a few. “We have a dedicated team established for Pb-free assemblies that will use their Pb-free training to deliver the right results,” said Zulki Khan, founder and president of Nexlogic Technologies.

OEMs should work with Pb-free expert EMS provider, which is capable of handling all aspects of lead-free components. Thus Nexlogic can be OEM’s transitional team to take them to the “lead free world”.

The new assembly line is from MYDATA. The MY12 is an around placement machine. With its high accuracy and 144 feeders, the machine can place any type of component ranging from OFPs to BGAs, microBGA, CSP and passives of 0201 package types, making it the perfect choice for flexible short series production. It runs on Linux-based TPSys system software, and features a sophisticated, real-time control system with multi-user, multi-tasking, and multi-product features.

Zulki Khan, founder and president of Nexlogic Technologies, said, “This new line will help our customers in medical, military/aerospace, semiconductor and industrial markets, to a smooth transition to lead-free/RoHS compliance products by the stated deadline of July 1, 2006’. Our goal is to become the leading supplier of lead-free assemblies for large to medium size OEMs by developing strategic partnerships with them. As a manufacturing partner, we can reduce their time to market pressures while maintaining utmost product quality because of our ISO certification.”

He added, “TPSys improves vision technology for high-mix production with features like a graphical PCB component viewer. The combination of software will maximize machine utilization with multi-job optimization.”

The market dictates that EMS provider serving customers in medical, military/aerospace, semiconductor and industrial segment be nimble and prepared to assist in Pb-free product manufacturing now. Nexlogic is prepared and can deliver on all levels of lead free assemblies.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley since 1995, Nexlogic is a leading electronic manufacturing services provider that offers total integrated circuit board solutions. This includes board design layout, fabrication, assembly, component procurement, and related ancillary services, all at one San Jose, CA location. As a 10-year industry veteran, Nexlogic has an extensive list of customers including some of Silicon Valley’s top OEMs. With a vast experience base, the company has the necessary know-how to assist start-up companies with engineering and procurement, and thus get their products to market at the right time.

Nexlogic has expertise in board design layout of multi-layer, analog and digital, ultra high-speed, differential pairs, and controlled impedance designs. This is achieved by utilizing industry standard tools from such companies as Cadence and Mentor Graphics. We offer PCB fabrication of multi-layer PCB up to 30 layers, as well as PCB assembly for surface mount technology (SMT), through hole, fine pitch, BGA and uBGA (Micro BGA) devices. Nexlogic also offers BGA reballing & rework.

About Nexlogic Technologies, Inc.
An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company
Nexlogic is a premier PCB service provider with key services such as board design layout, fabrication, component procurement, assembly, and test. The company was established in 1995 and serves over 100 customers in North America. Nexlogic’s mission is to be the best electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider to the markets it serves through high quality and an efficient manufacturing process.
http://www.nexlogic.com

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ZALEMARK and PNJ to Explore Venture

Zalemark aids Vietnam's largest Manufacturing Jeweler to open trade opportunities with the United States

Northridge, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- Zalemark, Inc. has initiated a joint venture with a Vietnamese jewelry manufacturer that will expand Zalemark's product line into the Vietnamese market and pave the way for more United States companies to trade in Vietnam. Phunhaun Jewelry Jointstock Company (PNJ) will host a boutique manufacturing facility inside its own factory to manufacture Zalemark products at a quality level previously unattainable in Vietnam. Zalemark will oversee the installation, sending experienced trainning staff, tooling, and equiptment to outfit the facility. Zalemark's temporary on-site employees will train PNJ personnel to produce Zalemark's finely crafted jewelry at Zalemark's own exacting standards. The joint effort is slated to begin within 90 days.

In addition to licensing and distributing Steven Zale's award winning proprietary designs and celebrity endorsed lines to PNJ for sale in Vietnam, Zalemark will offer to administrate the establishment of a US branch of the proposed Vietnam Manufacturing Jewelers Association. The presence of a US branch will help Vietnamese companies to penetrate the competitive US market, and aide domestic companies with trade in Vietnam.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Zalemark products in Vietnamwill be donated to a foundation being set up jointly by the two companies. The foundation will bebefit Vietnamese individuals and families affected by the United States" use of Agent Orange during the late 60"s and early 70"s. "Agent Orange" was an herbicide used by the US to defoliate areas in which military operations were being conducted, eliminating cover that could be used to conceal weapons and assets. The herbicide, a mix of two chemicals (2,4,D and 2,4,5,T), was found to be harmful to man and was discontinued in 1971. Like many US veterans who served in Vietnam during that time, many Vietnamese families were harmed by the use of these chemicals. The foundation established by Zalemark and PNJ will provide aid and information to those affected.

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TGB Releases Limited Edition Racing Scooters

Race inspired scooters come with either a 49cc engine or optional 151cc high-performance engine.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- High performance scooter manufacturer TGB has released two special edition scooters for the U.S. market. In an effort to create a limited edition line of scooters that will appeal to motorcycle racing enthusiast, TGB created the scooters using racing motorcycle styling.


The first limited edition scooter is called the TGB 303R Laser #01. The body of the #01 SE scooter uses very bright florescent red with bright blue, white and yellow accents. The design was inspired by a famous European Supersport Racing team. The wheels are bright red with high polished edges.

The second limited edition scooter is called the TGB 303R Laser #42. The body of the #42 SE scooter uses graphics inspired by a famous AMA Superbike team with bright red paint with white stripes like those used on the A/C/ 427 Shelby Cobra's of the 1960's. The wheels are gloss black with high polished edges.

Just a few hundred of each 49cc special edition scooters will be available through Authorized TGB Dealers starting may 10, 2022 and just over a hundred of each of the 151cc scooters will be made available for the US market at the same time. Only the top 100 TGB dealers in the country will be permitted to sell the special edition scooters.

Both scooters come standard with the TGB Motocicli Veloci™ 49cc high-performance engine of the optional TGB High-Performance 151cc 4-stroke engine. The engines come with a Mikuni carburetor designed for cold weather use and a fully automatic CVT transmission. The Laser has European styling and a Sport Suspension System including a rear mono shock with a floating axle and hydraulically charged front suspension offering excellent handling and control. Standard equipment includes high-performance Maxxis tires; 120/70-13 front and 130/70-13 rear, a 190mm front disc brake, large storage area under the seat, and full instrumentation.

About TGB
Taiwan Golden Bee is a leading manufacturer of scooters, ATVs and OEM parts, whose customers include Piaggio, Suzuki, and Peugeot. Since its inception in Taiwan in 1978, TGB has evolved into one of the largest CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) manufacturers with over 60% market share in Europe.

About Cobra Powersports
Cobra Powersports is the exclusive distributor for TGB products in the United States and Caribbean Islands. A leading distributor of scooters, ATVs and off-road go-karts, several hundred powersports dealers rely on Cobra to provide quality transportation products. Cobra Powersports also distributes Peirspeed and SGMW USA products.

Contact Information:
Bill Peirce
Phone: 770-974-9193
Fax: 770-974-1522
http://www.cobrasales.com

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Colorants Manufacturer Eliminates Volatile Emissions with DCF Filter

Colorants manufacturer, Color Corporation of America in Louisville, Kentucky, needed a solution for its open bag filter used to remove undispersed pigments and contaminants from its products. A Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF filter was installed to provide a closed system specifically designed to address the special challenges of filtering viscous liquids.

(PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- Colorants manufacturer, Color Corporation of America in Louisville, Kentucky, needed a solution for its open bag filter used to remove undispersed pigments and contaminants from its products. A Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF filter was installed to provide a closed system specifically designed to address the special challenges of filtering viscous liquids.

Situation:
Fed by gravity through a bag filter at the base of a blending vessel (let-down tank), colorant was deposited into an accumulating vessel. From there, a pump transferred the product to the designated filling line. Both the bag and accumulating vessel were open to the atmosphere and although the release of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from the bag and vessel were well below local, state and federal regulations, Color Corporation’s process engineers sought a goal of zero emissions. The bag filters also had trouble handling increases in product solids or viscosity. These situations resulted in faster blinding of the filter bag and an increase in differential pressure across the bag. Increased differential pressure sometimes led to burst bags — resulting in product contamination, system shutdown, lost productivity and increased labor costs.

RPA Process Technologies Solution:
Color Corporation’s process engineer, Shawn O’Donnell looked at available alternatives to the bag filter system, and consultations with RPA Process Technologies led to the installation of a closed system Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF-800 filter. The DCF filter and a pump are mounted on a mobile cart. The suction of the pump is connected to the base of the let-down tank. The discharge of the pump, including a pulsation dampener, is directed to the filter inlet. The outlet of the filter is connected to a filling machine, and the entire colorant filling process is closed to the atmosphere. The filling machine controls the mobile pump and filter unit.

To begin a fill, the operator pushes a button to open the compressed air supply to an air-operated double diaphragm pump, which sends the colorant through the DCF-800 filter and filling machine head. When the system recognizes a container is full, it automatically stops the air supply to the mobile unit. The DCF filter performs its self-cleaning cycle when instructed by the filling machine.

Results:
Installation of the Ronningen-Petter DCF-800 Mechanically-Cleaned filter has eliminated the release of VOC’s in the filling process by completely enclosing the filtering of colorant before sending it to the designated filling line. The patented DCF filter is uniquely able to handle the feed variables of the viscous colorants, and maintain a low differential pressure across the filter, thereby producing higher flow rates in the system. Color Corporation is no longer faced with shutting down a fill line to change loaded filter bags, or the problems of filter bags bursting or blowing off their retainer. The DCF filter provides uninterrupted filtering and a better quality colorant product.

Conclusion:
The Ronningen-Petter DCF Mechanically-Cleaned filter has eliminated an open bag filter and accumulating vessel before the fill line, and the problems associated with the open bag filter system. With the help of the completely enclosed DCF filter, Color Corporation is gaining on its process engineer’s goal of zero VOC emissions.

Application Details:
Filter Model: Ronningen-Petter DCF-800
Type of liquid: Colorant
Pressure: 10 psig (.69 bar) average, 40 psig (2.76 bar) maximum
Temperature: 130ºF maximum (55ºc)
Viscosity: 650 to 1100 cps
Flow Rate: 30 gpm (6.8 m3/h)
Particles removed: Undispersed pigments, airborne dust and dirt
Filtration required: 25 micron
Duty Cycle: Intermittent 200/600 gallon (756/2,268 liter) batches

Do you have a liquid filtration question? Ask Filter Man!
http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp

http://www.rpaprocess.com/colorants-manufacturer-eliminates-volatile-emissions-with-dcf-filter-chemical-industrial-filters.asp


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Safety Goggles Can Reduce Eye Injuries Only if You Wear Them

Many workers on factory floors and other work sites are “feeling” safe, but not actually BEING safe because they are wearing safety glasses instead of appropriate safety goggles.

(PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- Many organisations world wide have become aware of their responsibilities to protect workers and visitors health at the work sites. Safety rules sometimes have the spirit right but the methods wrong.


Eye injuries are particularly worrisome as the injuries are almost by definition ‘serious harm’. In New Zealand at least, that requires a “must do something” approach to avoid that type of injury. Some factories have made it a safety rule that all workers, visitors, and contractors must wear safety glasses while on the factory floor, or doing work at the factory site.

What hasn’t been taken into account is the important difference between safety glasses, and safety goggles. Goggles are correctly considered to be safety glasses, yet safety glasses are not an appropriate substitute for safety goggles.

Safety glasses are effective for deflecting direct impact from ‘one off’ type of flying objects. E.g. appropriate for pulling Nails, working at a bench saw. Glasses in general, even the ‘wrap around’ type are not appropriate for ambient flying debris, such as very dusty conditions, or for reflective debris, like grinding.

I have observed the eye injury rates for a major construction company drop dramatically, (from one per month to 2 in one year) when workers were required to have their own safety glasses. The two eye injures reported were in conditions where safety goggles would have been more appropriate.

There are many workers on site “feeling” safe, but not actually being safe because they are wearing safety glasses instead of appropriate safety goggles.

As with any type of personal protective equipment, the safety goggles need to be available and appropriate for the worker and task at hand.

Fortunately there are many types of comfortable/ affordable safety goggles on the market.

With a little effort, the tasks, and situations that require safety goggles can be identified, and the type of safety goggle to be assessed and supplied to the work site.

Check out some examples of appropriate safety goggles at Hazard Free Co-Op's website, where quality discounted safety equipment is available for delivery world-wide: http://www.hazardfree.co.nz/safety_goggles.html

Hazardfree Co-op in New Zealand has made great strides towards assisting workers and owners to gain access to more affordable safety equipment.

With some effort in this regard, eye injuries CAN be eliminated.

Have a look where you can purchase your Safety Equipment with up to 20% discount - world-wide delivery available:
http://www.hazardfree.co.nz/safety_goggles.html

Hazardfree Co-op, (www.hazardfree.co.nz) was formed in Dec 2004, where members could enjoy up to 20% off of retail safety equipment. Suppliers include Haverstock Safety and Environmental, PBI Height Safety, and in New Zealand only, NZ safety.

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Beach Access Takes Market Lead for Small Manufacturing Software

Beach Access Takes Market Lead for Small Manufacturing Software

(PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

- Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
- Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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ETO ERP: Making the Wrong Choice

ETO ERP: Making the Wrong Choice

(PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems offer great benefits to engineer-to-order (ETO) companies looking to increase productivity and decrease cost. According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, “These benefits come as a result of a successful implementation, but not every implementation is successful.” Cutler asserts that, “One reason some implementations are not successful is the selection of the wrong system.”

The ETO Institute has just published a white paper, “Why Do Companies Choose the Wrong System?” This document is written with engineer-to-order companies in mind. It highlights the problems facing ETO companies trying to find and evaluate a new ERP system. The while paper provides some time and simple steps companies can take to reduce the chances of making a critical mistake. (www.etoinstitute.org)

Cutler, who authors regular columns for Industrial Connection magazine (www.industrialconnection.net) and InMFG magazine (www.inmfg.com) is looking for case study profiles of ETO manufacturing companies and their ERP experiences. “The good, the bad, the ugly. I want to know what ETO manufacturers think about the ERP selection process, what companies have served them well and which have not. This will provide an interesting profile for the members of the ETO Institute.”

The ETO Institute specifically highlights some of the problems ETO manufacturers face when searching for an ERP system. Go to www.etoinsititute.org and learn more. Registration is free of charge and more than a thousand ETO manufacturers are expected to join in 2005.

Thomas R. Cutler
ETO Institute
954-486-7562
www.etoinstitute.org
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PRONTO ERP Selected by OTI for Frank Brasier & Sons

PRONTO ERP Selected by OTI for Frank Brasier & Sons

(PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- OTI, Optimizing Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

Airey recently implemented PRONTO ERP to Ontario-based Frank Brasier & Sons.

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:

The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:

- Fully integrated
- User definable options to tune the systems functionality
- A support system to back up our customers
- Functionality
- GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
- Equipment rentals and tracking
- Service maintenance
- Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
- Email & Fax capability
- Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:

- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
- Advanced Warehousing
- Scan Pack
- Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey’s quality and customer service dedication.

Contact Information:
Dave Airey
OTI (Optimizing Technology, Inc.)
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Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
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PRONTO North America Provide Drill Down Options

PRONTO North America Provide Drill Down Options

(PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- With drill down support out-of-the-box, PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard delivers unprecedented flexibility when it comes to unraveling the hidden meaning in the data. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “Starting at the highest level summary data, the Dashboard supports multiple levels of information consolidation, right down to the underlying transactions were required.” In addition, the color coding of information allows at a glance review of detail, no matter which level of consolidation.


Empowering Architecture:
PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is based on Microsoft’s market leading architecture, including IIS, ASP WebParts, and SharePoint Portal Server. Coupled with PRONTO’s optional API Compiler, technically savvy users can extend and customize their Dashboards as required.

Verzi noted, “End-users can tailor the look and feel of their Dashboard interface using the simple administration screens supplies as standard with every implementation. All critical business objectives can be mapped and delivered via the Digital Dashboard in the minimum of time with maximum impact.”

Technology:
- Access PRONTO-Xi data on IBM AIX, Solaris V7, Red Hat Linux, Windows 2000/XP.
- “Out of the box” web parts for Menus and Reports, EIS, POS, Financial KPI’s and CRM.
- Utilizes Microsoft’s industry leading IIS web parts and optionally, SharePoint Server.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the combined manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

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May 11, 2022

ICG Announce Launch of ScanXact® XI

Itek Colour Graphics Ltd. (ICG®), the leading high-end scanner manufacturer is pleased to announce the launch of ScanXact® XI, a new version of ICG’s ScanXact® drum scanner software.

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Itek Colour Graphics Ltd. (ICG®), the leading high-end scanner manufacturer is pleased to announce the launch of ScanXact® XI, a new version of ICG’s ScanXact® drum scanner software. This release features extensive developments to the dynamic colour range enabling users to successfully scan a broader spectrum of originals.


This version also introduces a refinement to the RGB scanning process which translates into superior colour to colour reproduction from the user’s originals.

ScanXact® XI’s advanced development of the dynamic colour range now permits greater tonal capture from negative film. Additional features include improved colour negative scanning to match client’s photographic contact sheets and the ability to achieve high quality RGB scanning from black/white negatives.

“We’ve put all of our efforts into achieving the highest possible capture quality from colour negative film and we’ve found that our clients appreciate the difference. The extra definition and colour range gives us an order winning edge over the competition.” said Director Ian Smith. “Existing ICG customers will also be pleased to note that ScanXact® XI retains the ‘ICC Link’ feature. This attribute has proved popular because of the demand to work in a colour managed workflow.”

A growing trend in 2005 has seen photographers make greater use of colour negative material, especially medium to large format. ICG® is working with professional photographers in the quest to gain the highly sought after photographic look in negative scanning.
ScanXact® XI is the first new release following four ScanXact 10 updates over the past 18 months. This illustrates the company’s commitment to R&D; and to ICG’s current and future customers.

More information on ScanXact® XI can be obtained from the ICG website www.icg.ltd.uk.

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Transfer of Work from India and USA to China in Multi Million Dollar Deals Expected at Exhibition - Experts Flag this June’s China Outsourcing Fair As a “Must Attend” Event

When the world’s biggest ever outsourcing fair opens in Shenzhen, China, on June 8th the organizers expect major multi million dollar deals to be signed, moving from the USA and India to Chinese Suppliers. Singapore based China Strategy Experts say the China Outsourcing Fair is a “must attend” event for anyone interested in China; registration and detailed information at http://www.chinaobserver.cn/chinaoutsource.html

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Twenty five years after Deng Xiao Ping declared the fishing village of Shenzhen and the surrounding Province to be China’s First Special Economic Zone. Shenzhen has now grown to a mega city of 11.0 million inhabitants - arguably, China’s third city and Shenzhen’s City Fathers are working toward the opening of the world’s largest Outsourcing Fair in city’s newly opened colossus of a Convention and Exhibition Center.


Superlatives are inadequate to describe the event; as a specialist trade fair, the China Outsourcing event is huge. Covering 30,000 square meters, the event showcases Chinese suppliers from wide range of sectors including Information Technology, Computer, and Telecommunications (ICT), Electronics, Manufacturing, Logistics, Services, Application development and Support and Business Process Outsourcing, Aero and Automotive Sectors as well as seeing procurement specialists, outsourcers, and senior executives from around the world.

Concurrently there are two major conferences – China Outsourcing Conference - theme “China Int’l Outsourcing Trends and Developments” and the China’s Supply Chain Management Conference - “China: New Frontier of Logistics and Supply Chain Management”. Exhibitors including MNCs, Major Chinese Corporations and a myriad of large and medium sized Chinese companies, already the organizers have got wind of major multi million dollar deals that will see work moving around the globe and coming to China.

So popular is the event that the Organizers have brought in extra resources and have engaged the Shenzhen and Singapore based China Observer organization to help deal with the inflow of registrations from international visitors. With a bilingual and bicultural capability, and staff who have had previous event management experience, the China Observer team will deal with international applicants who apply after the beginning of May.

Singapore based China Strategy Experts, Temasys International, mark this event as a must visit for Senior Executives, Strategy Professionals, Outsourcing Professionals, and Supply Chain and Procurement Specialists who have an interest in China whether from MNCs, Tier 1, or Tier 2 Companies around the globe. Bill Lewis, Managing Director of Temasys International, a China veteran and experience international businessman who has conducted business in over thirty countries says “This is the most important event in China this year. In a calendar over laden with conferences, this one is a must. It is the first time China has showcased its outsourcing capability in this way and I think we will see some spectacular announcements. Our advice to anyone considering doing any kind of work in China is ‘be there’.”

China Outsourcing Fair – Shenzhen, China 8 - 10 June 2005. Authorized by Ministry of Commerce of China the China Outsourcing Fair is hosted by China International Center For Economic And Technical Exchanges and Shenzhen Association Of Enterprises With Foreign Investment. International registration available at China http://www.chinaobserver.cn/chinaoutsource.html

China Outsourcing Fair information is at http://www.chinaobserver.cn/chinaoutsource.html and at www.outsourcing.org.cn

China Observer contacts: e-mail protected from spam bots - +65 9436 6333

Temasys contact: Bill Lewis e-mail protected from spam bots +65 9839 5371

Bill Lewis’s profile is available at www.temasys.com.sg

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Novellus Shrink Module Gets Size Reduction of Its Own

SSC, Inc. Engineering Services have introduced a Reduced Foot Print (RFP) Process Module featuring a redesign of the standard Novellus Shrink modules. The enhanced Novellus Shrink modules save more that two square feet and include further modifications such as improved maintenance access and added connection schemes.

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- SSC, Inc. Engineering Services have taken a Standard size Novellus C2 module and repackaged the components into a smaller size. The RFP now occupies less floor space than equivalent Novellus Shrink modules by more than two square feet.


“The RFP is the result of customer demand for smaller foot print Novellus C2 process modules and a shortage of Novellus Shrink modules in the used marketplace,” said Tom Irby, Director of Sales and Marketing at SSC, Inc.

The RFP is a tool repackaging service of the Novellus Standard C2, with noteworthy innovative design enhancements. SSC, Inc. redesigned the gas box utilizing “C” seal surface mount technology, digital MFC’s and the latest pneumatic control system while maintaining OEM process exact specifications.

As compared with standard Novellus Shrink modules, other enhancements include:
• improved flexibility of the gas box configuration
• repositioned components with improved maintenance access
• choices of three different facility connection schemes (out the back, through the floor and out the side)
• improved monitoring visibility of the heater and pressure control systems

The RFP will be available for the Altus and Sequel systems, and delivery is scheduled for late Q1 2005. For additional information on this Novellus Shrink modules alternative, visit www.RFP1.com

About SSC, Inc. Engineering Services
Since 1996, SSC, Inc. has specialized in capital equipment remanufacturing, reconfiguration, and upgrades for Novellus and Applied Materials Legacy Products.

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Healthy Food from Vending Machines: Vend Healthy Food, Trail Mix, Toys, and Night Crawlers / Worms Using Vending Machines by North American Vending

North American Vending is proud to announce that vending machines from North American Vending can vend healthy food and many items other than junk food. Vending health foods is a multi million dollar industry.

Draper, UT (PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Vending machines have come under considerable scrutiny recently as advocates for children's health have targeted them as a part of the obesity and health problems on school campuses.

North American Vending is proud to announce that vending machines from North American Vending can vend healthy food and many items other than junk food. Vending health foods is a multi million dollar industry.

So when you are seeking a Business Opportunity or Franchise in the Vending Machine Industry; a work from Home Vending Machine Route, or a Small Business, select Vending Machines from North American Vending. http://www.navending.com/

North American Vending Vending Machines can vend these healthy products as well Bouncy Balls, Candy, Candy Bars, Chips, Glow-in-the-Dark Colored Bouncy Balls, Gumballs, Health Foods, Juice, Night Crawlers, Nuts, Puzzle Balls, Trail Mix, Toys, Trout Farm Food, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Sugar Free Gum, and Fishing Worms

North American Vending has vending machines with the all-new, solid chrome stand and base. This is the strongest, most stable base in the industry and part of the toughest vending machine on the market with a written lifetime guarantee http://www.navending.com/guarantee.htm on every part of every machine because North American Vending uses 100% metal moving parts. Most machines on the market today use plastic moving parts that often break within the first week.

Compare features of our Vending Machines to those of the competition." says CEO, Terry Bird, “Buy one of our machines, and then buy any one of our competitor’s machines.” "If you are not satisfied when you compare the two Vending Machines, send our machine back and we will give you a full refund – no questions asked!”

Compare Vending Machines
http://www.navending.com/compare.htm

Vending Machines by North American Vending are bright, colorful easy to place in vending locations because they are so attractive, and the solid chrome stand and base stands out to "grab the attention" of the buyer. Independent research also shows that bright colors psychologically attract people's attention, and we know the research is factual based on actual North American Vending sales.

Visit the North American Vending Vending Machines Showroom at http://www.navending.com/showroom.htm and be sure to see the new Snack and Soda Combo Unit. At North American Vending, we manufacture and sell our own machines.

When you make a choice in vending machines, select a machine from the manufacturer - North American Vending - whether you are seeking a new Business Opportunity, a Small Business, Franchise, a Vending Dealer, or a Home Business, or Home Based Business. North American Vending is the only manufacturer to offer a Lifetime Guarantee on every vending machine sold.

Contact Terry Bird today at 1-800-261-9001 x601 or visit the North American Vending Website at http://www.navending.com/ to start your own home business, or to find your own business opportunity, or small business and begin working from home and earning money today.

About North American Vending
North American Vending is a registered trademark, a registered corporation in the State of Utah and is recognized as the world leader in quality vending machines that come with a written Lifetime Guarantee. North American Vending machines can vend Healthy Foods, Candy, Toys, Nuts, and Capsules, 1” Gumballs, Soda, Sandwiches, and Snacks. North American Vending’s Coaching and Training Programs have helped thousands of people establish successful, home based businesses.

More information is available at: http://sbd.bcentral.com/bc__313782.aspx

Vending Machines News:
http://www.northamericanvending.com/index.php

Contact:
Terry Bird
392 East, 12300 South
Suite F
Draper, UT 84027
1-800-261-9001 X601

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Online Woodworking Forums Support Use of 100% Long-Lasting, Durable Plywood for Garage Cabinets

Online Woodworking Forums Support Use of 100% Long-Lasting, Durable Plywood For Garage Storage Cabinets. Slide-Lok Garage Cabinet Experts and Online Woodworking Experts Agree in Open Forums. Particle Board Does Not Stack Up To 100% Plywood Garage Cabinets Or Plywood Storage Cabinets For The Garage. SLIDE-LOK Is "Wild About Wood" And Woodworking Experts Agree.

Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Online Woodworking Forums Support Use of 100% Long-Lasting, Durable Plywood For Garage Storage Cabinets. Slide-Lok Garage Cabinet Experts and Online Woodworking Experts Agree in Open Forums. Particle Board Does Not Stack Up To 100% Plywood Garage Cabinets Or Plywood Storage Cabinets For The Garage. SLIDE-LOK Is “Wild About Wood” And Woodworking Experts Agree.

SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets track online Woodworking Forums, and use only 100% long-lasting, durable plywood for garage cabinets. Online woodworking experts agree, in open forums, that particle board does not stack up to 100% plywood garage cabinets or plywood storage cabinets for the garage. SLIDE-LOK is “Wild about Wood” and woodworking experts agree.

SLIDE-LOK is an expert in cabinet making; for 27 years, SLIDE-LOK has experimented with cabinet making materials and found that 100% Plywood produces the best, longest lasting Storage Solutions. “Today,” said President Gary Smith, “we are replacing garage cabinets and storage cabinets that are made from particle board with 100% plywood garage storage solutions because 100% plywood lasts, and lasts, and lasts.” So SLIDE-LOK is “Wild about Wood.”

At SLIDE-LOK http://www.slide-lok.com garage storage experts track the open, online cabinet making and woodworking forums, and find that both the experts who manufacture storage cabinets and the consumers or at home woodworking experts favor 100% plywood over particleboard. “Yes,” says Smith, “plywood is a bit more expensive than particle board, and other components, but that means while you save a few dollars today, you lose years tomorrow because particle board and other materials in garage cabinets and storage cabinets just do not last.”

SLIDE-LOK is “Wild about Wood” for garage storage, garage cabinets, organizers, pantry cabinets, and basement cabinets because “when we do our particle board replacements, there’s a screw loose somewhere,” says Smith.

SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets is the fastest growing Dealer Network in the United Sates and Canada so when you need and extreme garage makeover; choose garage storage systems from SLIDE-LOK.

SLIDE-LOK organizers are modular, and manufactured with 100% Plywood, not particle board, and that includes plywood sides, face frames, and concealed European hinges. All this is crafted with the strongest joint in the world, the patented SLIDE-LOK Dovetail Joint that is far stronger than any other type of dowel, screw, nail or toggle.

Be “Wild about Wood,” and be sure to include room for a SLIDE-LOK Work Bench http://www.slide-lok.com/SLIDE-LOK_Systems.shtm in your garage, and include our organizers or storage cabinets -- they look like custom cabinets – in your home office, office, basement, crafts room, hobby room and pantry.

"You can even design your garage storage solution online at Jack's Design Center http://www.slide-lok.com/designctr.shtm, or with one of our storage professionals. Online, we are able to work with you to develop, save, and print several storage configurations until you decide which one meets your unique storage needs today. And then schedule installation of your new storage solution tomorrow.

But first, develop an organizational plan. In the garage, and in the home, every open space is precious. SLIDE-LOK has developed the most unique organizer or storage solution available on the market today for the garage, home, and office. SLIDE-LOK is a series of Modular Garage Cabinets and Storage Cabinets. The modular SLIDE-LOK System consists of 8 basic cabinets that are can be mixed, matched, and stacked. This means that even when your storage space looks like a jig saw puzzle with one piece missing, you can develop a SLIDE-LOK Storage System that combines all the pieces of your puzzle into your perfect storage solution regardless of the configuration of your storage area.

So go to http://slide-lok.com/products.shtm for a personal storage system for your garage, home, or office. SLIDE-LOK is the Perfect Fit for Your Puzzle so to locate an Authorized SLIDE-LOK Dealer in Your Area: http://www.slide-lok.com/search/ or visit http://www.bobvila.com/ProductServices/Categories/Garages/ at BobVila.com, and click on "Products & Service Info Tab." and then click on Garages in the center of the page and open the new SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets "Showroom" advertisement.

Due to an increase in demand, and because so many people are “Wild about Wood,” SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets continues to seek Dealer or Distributor Applications http://slide-lok.com/distributorships.shtm in the United States and Canada. To answer your storage solutions and storage systems questions today; please contact us today at 1-800-835-1759 for your storage solutions.

About SLIDE-LOK
Since, 1977 Bass Cabinets (manufacturer of SLIDE-LOK) http://www.basscabinet.com/ has been “Wild about Wood,” and providing high quality, durable cabinets to the multi-family housing industry. Our cabinets have been installed in all types of living environments throughout the U.S. and several locations overseas. The unique dovetail design and structure of our cabinets is based on providing our customers with a trouble-free, long lasting product that has proven itself in the toughest of conditions. SLIDE-LOK is committed to quality and customer service.

Contact Data:
Michael Finfrock
National Dealer Development Manager
1-800-835-1759
480-962-7919 Fax
602-828-5008 Cell
http://www.slide-lok.com/

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Visidot Installs Unique Ford F150 Chassis Identification AIDC System

ImageID Ltd., a leader in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technology has successfully installed a Visidot AIDC System at the Ford F150 plant in Dearborn to improve production speed and increase plant efficiency. The installation was implemented in conjunction with Visidot partner Wireless & Barcode in Michigan.

Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- ImageID Ltd., a leader in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technology has successfully installed a Visidot AIDC System at the Ford F150 plant in Dearborn to improve production speed and increase plant efficiency. The installation was implemented in conjunction with Visidot partner Wireless & Barcode in Michigan.


The Ford plant, which produces Ford F150's, uses a fully automated Build Order system to produce its trucks. With multiple frame types to choose from, the company was looking for the most efficient way to expedite verification of the chassis type as it was being placed onto the production line. In December 2004, the company decided to install the Visidot system at the frame entrance to the plant to identify and verify the correct selection of the chassis type before it reached the conveyor belt inside. The newly installed Visidot reader captures a 2D Data Matrix label affixed to each chassis and confirms, in real-time with Ford’s production line controller, that the chassis is correct and can enter the assembly line. Since installation, the system accuracy has been perfect - 100%.

Ford considered other options before selecting Visidot. The particular conditions at the plant meant that the right system would need to meet several criteria. First, due to the size of and position of the chassis, the system had to be able to capture a label from a distance of more than 20 feet and encompass a large field of view of over 3 feet wide. Secondly, the company needed to find a solution that would not incur up-charges from parts suppliers. For this reason, RFID would have been cost-prohibitive whereas the price of adding the 2D Data Matrix symbol to the existing paper label is practically zero.

Rami Kopelman, VP Sales & Marketing for ImageID, commented, “The Visidot installation at Ford has demonstrated the product’s unique advantages over other automatic identification technologies, such as RFID and linear barcode. We are very glad to work with Ford and I am pleased that the plant is already experiencing greatly improved accuracy."

About ImageID Ltd.
ImageID, the provider of the Visidot™ solution (http://www.visidot.com), develops and markets advanced multiple-asset Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions. Based on imaging technology and sophisticated algorithms, the Visidot solution is capable of identifying and decoding hundreds of unique standard barcodes simultaneously in a single read, with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The Visidot solution is being used in retail supply chains, automotive manufacturing and reusable assets pool management operations to provide per-asset visibility and to increase operational efficiencies. ImageID is a multinational company with R&D; facilities in Israel and direct sales and partner networks in the US and Europe.

About Wireless & Barcode Inc.
Wireless & Barcode Inc. is a Systems Integrator specializing in Data Collection and Data Capture solutions for Warehousing, Distribution, and Manufacturing environments. Wireless & Barcode provides hardware and software solutions that interface with ERP, MRP, WMS, and any existing systems to create efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings in operations. Wireless & Barcode is proud to be a Visidot certified System Integrator since 2003 and has provided Visidot solutions in Pallet Recycling as well as in the Automotive Industry.

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New Catalog of Precision Automation Components

New 220 page catalog detailing precision Automation Components. Product lines include Angular and Parallel Grippers, Linear Slides, Thrusters, Escapements, Rotary Actuators, Transfer Devices, and Pick-and-Place units.

TERRYVILLE, CT (PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- R&I; Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of Precision Part Placement devices for the automation industry since 1968, announces the release of it new 220 page catalog detailing its complete line of Precision Automation Components.

The extensive product line includes Angular and Parallel Grippers, Linear Slides, Thrusters, Escapements, Rotary Actuators, Bi-directional Transfer Devices, and Pick-and-Place units. All products are pneumatically driven and have been time-proven in the automation industry as extremely durable and precise.

All products are designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA allowing R&I; to produce it’s automation components to a very exacting standard. “Quality and durability have always been job 1 at R&I;” says Bruce Czaplicki, president of R&I.;

The new catalog includes detailed technical specifications, operating principles and loading information for each product. This information is targeted toward design engineers in the automation industry. The catalog also details R&I;’s unique capability to provide customers with custom product design based on their application requirements. The complete CAD library is included containing both 2D drawings and 3D solid models for direct placement into design.

The new catalog is available for request on www.rimfg.com in paper form or CD.

R&I; Manufacturing has been providing the world wide Automatic Assembly industry with precision part placement devices for over 30 years. R&I; has worked hand-in-hand with the leading names in the automatic assembly business.

R&I; Manufacturing
118 Napco Drive
Terryville, CT 06786
PH: 800-588-0174
FAX: 860-589-6235
www.rimfg.com

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New online Version of e-learning Course on "Hazardous Area Instrumentation"

Abhisam Software releases a new online version of its industry acclaimed e-learning course on "Hazardous Area Instrumentation"

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Abhisam Software is pleased to announce the release of the online version of its industry acclaimed e-learning course on "Hazardous Area Instrumentation". The online version will be hosted on Abhisam's servers and will allow access to the entire course to anybody with a PC and an internet connection. The learner can access the entire course online, along with the self assessment test and glossary. The course contains over 150 pages of rich animation, graphics, photos and images which explain the concepts of
Hazardous Area Instrumentation in detail.

This course is the same as the earlier CD based course, except that it is based on the pay per view model, which means that upon payment of a registration fee ( US$99 only) a learner gets a login & a password which would allow access to the whole course for one week. This is quite economical for those who do not required to have a permanent copy of the course with themselves.

Nothing needs to be installed on the learner's machine to view the course. All that is required, is a good internet connection and a good browser (IE 5.5 or higher with Flash enabled). The learner can access this course from anywhere on the globe, since nothing is machine specific.

A login/password allows access to the same course from the office PC, laptop, PDA or an internet kiosk while on the move.

For more information please send a mail to e-mail protected from spam bots or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Further information is available at www.ex-protect.com/hazonline.htm

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Loadstar Sensors, Inc. Introduces Capacitive Load Sensors - Low Cost, Easy to Use, Real Time Load Measurements up to 250lbs

Loadstar Sensors Inc. of Sunnyvale, California introduces the M870 family of integrated capacitive low profile, load sensors to measure loads (weights) easily and at more than half the cost of currently available solutions. Users need only supply a 5V DC input to the sensor and can read a 0 to 5 V DC output with a voltmeter or feed it into commonly used data acquisition or control systems.

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Loadstar Sensors Inc. of Sunnyvale, California introduces the M870 family of integrated capacitive low profile, load sensors to measure loads (weights) easily and at more than half the cost of currently available solutions. Users need only supply a 5V DC input to the sensor and can read a 0 to 5 V DC output with a voltmeter or feed it into commonly used data acquisition or control systems.

Based on patented capacitive force sensing technology, the M870 series of load sensors offer high sensitivities in a mechanically robust package (2in. X 2 in. X 0.4 in max) and come in 10 lb, 50 lb and 250 lb capacities. These sensors can be further customized for ranges lower than 10 lb or higher than 250 lb upon request from customers.

Conventional load cells are based on resistive strain gauge technology whose typical full scale output is only 20-30 mV. This necessitates using good signal conditioning equipment to resolve microvolt range changes and drives up the cost. In comparison, the M870 series of capacitive sensors offer between 2000 and 4000 mV of output change from baseline to full load with a noise of only +/- 2mV, enabling 0.1% sensitivity and 1% accuracy (including hysteresis, temperature effects and non-linearity). The high output signal strength in a small package without need for any external electronics at an attractive price makes it feasible to include load sensors in a wide range of applications. Sensors with even tighter specifications are available upon request.

“The new sensor technology combines the best of three disciplines: mechanical durability; sensitivity; and integrated electronics. We eliminate the need for external signal conditioning equipment and greatly simplify the process of measuring loads at a fraction of the cost of other load cells.” says Bill Dallenbach, Founder of Loadstar Sensors, Inc.
Some of the key features of M870 Capacitive Sensors are:
• Standard sensors available in 10 lb, 50 lb and 250 lb capacities
• Input 5V; Output: Variable DC in 0 to 5V range with at least 2000 mV change for full scale loading
• Integrated sensor with electronics – no need for signal conditioning box
• Draws only 0.01 microWatts, enabling portable battery-powered applications
• Rugged design; contains no delicate bonded foils or calibrated levers and withstand 200% overloads

About Loadstar Sensors, Inc.
Established in 2004, Loadstar Sensors, Inc. located in Sunnyvale, California is a leader in the design and manufacture of capacitive sensors for automotive, aerospace, medical device and industrial applications.

For more information please visit www.loadstarsensors.com

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EZ MRP Takes Market Lead for Small Manufacturing Software

EZ MRP Takes Market Lead for Small Manufacturing Software

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

•Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
•Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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Engineer-to-Order ERP Now to Include Configurator

Engineer-to-Order ERP now to include Configurator

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Encompix ETO ERP software leader based in Cincinnati, OH, announced the inclusion of the proprietary ETO Configurator as part of the company’s product suite. The ETO Configurator is based on Configure One’s concept product and is specifically design for engineer-to-order manufacturers.


Unlike most project configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator can handle the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based, or custom manufacturers.

Roger Meloy, Marketing Director with Encompix, note, “The ETO Configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer’s initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bill of material (BOM.) The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Emcompix.”

According the Eric Binning at Encompix, “By automating sales and engineering tasks the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up response to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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PRONTO North America Announces Digital Dashboard

PRONTO North America Announces Digital Dashboard

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is a powerful new way to public PRONTO-Xi data in an easy to view format. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “By using the browser interface, the Digital Dashboard gives staff a straightforward way to access business information without training.”

Because the interface is graphical, the Dashboard is more flexible in how information is presented; graphs, charts, and bitmaps can all be readily incorporated into the design.

Exception Reporting:
A compelling Executive Information Too, the PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard has numerous and valuable features. The Financial KPI section of the Dashboard makes key financial metrics understandable by non-finance staff. It is easy to see that, where performance indicators are literally “in the read”, corrective action is required. Green indicates that the performance is at or exceeding the required amount. The advantage of a “red light” to alert decision makes to points of stress in the organization make the Dashboard an unrivalled business tool.

The Key Benefits of Digital Dashboard:
• Increase staff productivity by giving people ready access to crucial PRONTO-Xi data.
• Publish data in the most appropriate format for people’s job functions.
• Make more reliable business decisions faster by delivering only the most relevant PRONTO-Xi information.
• Improve profitability by increasing collaboration and avoiding duplication of work efforts.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976.

From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the combined manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

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Mississauga-Based OTI Sees Integrated System as Key Rationale for PRONTO ERP Selection

Mississauga-Based OTI Sees Integrated System as Key Rationale for PRONTO ERP Selection

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- OTI, Optimizing Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.


According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:

The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:
o Fully integrated
o User definable options to tune the systems functionality
o A support system to back up our customers
o Functionality
o GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
o Equipment rentals and tracking
o Service maintenance
o Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
o Email & Fax capability
o Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:
o CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
o Advanced Warehousing
o Scan Pack
o Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey’s professionalism.

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Spinergy Expansion Makes Company A Major Player

Spinergy has acquired several new pieces of equipment, dramatically increasing production capacity for both its CD and DVD manufacturing business.

East Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Spinergy has acquired several new pieces of equipment, dramatically increasing production capacity for both its CD and DVD manufacturing business. The new equipment is in three areas of Spinergy’s operation:

To serve its high-volume clients, an additional 60-ton CD/DVD molding machine (Netstal Discjet) was acquired earlier this year doubling Spinergy’s stamped CD output and in the future adding the capability to stamp DVDs. Spinergy took delivery on its first molding machine in 2001 and last year alone produced more than 3.3 million CDs. These machines have a combined capacity of nearly 2,000 CDs per hour. They are both equipped with a hybrid drive, which allows for the production of partially metallized discs, in addition to the standard 120mm CDs. Each system includes integrated quality control instruments, which test and verify every disc, rejecting any that have flaws.

For clients requiring recordable media for projects, Spinergy has acquired two additional high-speed robotic duplicators (Otari CDP-64). Spinergy has operated a single CDP-64 since 2003. By tripling the number of units, Spinergy’s duplication capacity has risen to more than 4,400 discs per hour. Mary Reeves, President of Spinergy said, “We are very excited about the expansion of our CD duplication capabilities. With over 200 CD drives Spinergy has emerged as one of the largest CD duplicators on the East Coast.” These machines spend much of their time burning software onto blank CDs used by photo developers all over the USA to deliver photos on CD to customers.

In addition to the DVD capabilities of the new molding machine, Spinergy recently upgraded the drives in its twelve smaller duplication machines, providing for faster throughput for smaller CD and DVD jobs. “We can now produce as many as 150 full length DVDs an hour with direct-to-disc thermal printing” said Jason Maedl, Spinergy’s Director of Technical Services. “DVDs are a fast growing market and we’re well positioned to meet the demand.”

By making these capital investments, Spinergy is committing to improving turn times for its customers while taking on larger and larger jobs. Spinergy has been in business for over two decades providing eMedia services such as CD/DVD replication, duplication, and screen-printing. Spinergy currently employs 41 in its 47,000 sq ft facility in East Rochester.

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may 10, 2022

International Federation of Robotics Hosts Groundbreaking Advanced Robotics E-Symposium

The Advanced Robotics E-Symposium will be held online on July 6 2005. Its international outreach, cutting edge topics and line-up of world-renowned experts already makes it one of the 'must-attend' fixtures of this year for organizations, academics, industries and government representatives.

London, (PRWEB) may 10, 2022 -- The International Federation of Robotics (IFR), in conjunction with e-symposium Ltd, are presenting the 1st International Advanced Robotics E-Symposium (AdRob 2005). It will be held online, on July 6 2005 and the entire web conference will be made available via a presentation archive which will go live 48 hours after the live event (for over 12 months).


This international web conference, co-organized by the IFR, aims at facilitating industry intelligence gathering and simulating knowledge sharing amongst members of the global personal, mobile and service robotics communities. The theme of the E-Symposium is "Current and Emerging Applications" and strategic partners of the E-Symposium include the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Automation (IPA) and EURON the European Robotics Research Network.

The purpose of the IFR is to promote research, development, use and international co-operation in the entire field of robotics and to act as a focal point for organizations, academics, industry and governmental representatives in activities related to robotics. Whilst the IFR’s annual International Symposium on Robotics supports this cause, it is the Advanced Robotics E-Symposium which can reach out to all corners of the world, enabling those who have limited time and travel budget to part-take in a world-leading event on specialist robotics topics form the convenience of their own working location.

IFR is the undisputed international robotics body and is the only International Robot Federation which annually publishes - in cooperation with UNECE (United Nations Geneva) - an extensive statistical analysis of the robotics market in the world. “With its international recognition and know-how, the IFR is now also responding to the rapidly growing market of non-industrial robotics by running this world-leading event which is expected to attract in excess of 1000 industry professionals from all over the world.”, says Herman Verbrugge, General Secretary of the IFR.

“Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics are rapidly gaining momentum and it is vital to establish a constant dialogue between the labs, corporations and suppliers to ensure dynamic growth of this emerging market.”, says Martin Haegele, Head of Robotics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing & Automation (IPA) and Head of the Service Robotics Working Group at the International Federation of Robotics.

World-renowned speakers such as William Red L. Whittaker, Raja Chatila, Sukhan Lee, Martin Haegele, John Gray, Henrik Christensen, Joe Engelberger, Samad Hayati and others will share indispensable insights into Military Robotics, Robotic-Assisted Surgery, Human-Robot Interaction, Humanoid Robotics, Field Robotics, Mobile Robotics (UGVs, UAVs & UUVs), Service Robotics, Micro & Cellular Robotics, Personal Robotics, Space Robotics, Standards and more. Other exciting program highlights include round table debates on “Technology Transfer & Investment” as well as “The Mass Commercialization Challenge”. Case studies by leading sponsors such as Sony Entertainment Europe and Philips Research will also provide stimulating insights into the commercialization of robotics as well as market trends and developments.

Registration is free of charge. “The unique value of this international web conference is that it cuts down the travel-related expenses and time barriers usually associated with offline conferences”, says Val-Pierre Genton, Managing Director of e-symposium.

The high attendance levels are expected to create unprecedented knowledge-sharing from experts to delegates and vice versa. It seems that the E-Symposium covers every angle – not only can delegates attend high quality presentations from the convenience of their own working location, but they can also interact with their international colleagues via cutting edge web-based instant messaging technology. Delegates can even create private, secured ‘rooms’ to have closed meetings. With training and travel budgets tight or non-existent, this certainly is a relief for organizations, academics, industry and governmental representatives. “Our joint mission is to facilitate the gathering of industry intelligence and to stimulate international knowledge sharing”, says Val-Pierre Genton. Well, it looks like the Advanced Robotics E-Symposium 2005 does just that.

For more information and to register, visit the AdRob 2005 homepage at http://www.adrob.e-symposium.com.

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"Businesses: Getting More Profitable OnLine - The Secret of Getting More Targeted Traffic to Your Online Business" Free Online Report:

Maximizing Profits and ROI is a very serious business, for all, serious, Online businesses. From the very largest public corporations to the smallest “Mom & Pop” businesses – this is an absolute business imperative. “Smoke & Mirrors” do not prevail in this domain. Online Marketing is an arena, where scientific and “surgical”, practical marketing principles - based on sound empirical testing and metrics - can be applied, with great success and repeatability, towards maximizing profits and increasing ROI. “Consistently applied scientific strategies, obtain consistently successful results”. This free report is demonstrable proof of this business maxim in action. Over 120 Real Life Case Studies.

(PRWEB) may 10, 2022 -- As we all know every online business must maintain and optimise profitability to survive in the increasingly competitive world of internet based eCommerce. In fact, if you’ll excuse the pun, in the “Kingdom of Business”, “Return On Investment” – ROI is King.

One sure-fire way, of meeting this objective, in an online environment, is to maximize the number of targeted visitors to the business’ website. This is unfortunately, “easier said than done”. There are many who claim to show you how to do this so very easily and to even get you “boatloads of traffic”. This is undoubtedly an arena where “Smoke & Mirrors” seems to reign supreme. Online Marketing, seems to have had more than its fair share of Hype Merchants, Hucksters and Scamsters who promise you the earth for just a few more dollars of your money. “Buy one million hits of laser targeted traffic” is seemingly one such device.

But fortunately, this does not have to be so. There are a very few who can actually deliver on their promises.

One of the very few, is Mr. John Reese. Mr Reese has an almost incredible track record on the internet. If you haven’t as yet heard of him, it’s really no great surprise. He’s kept himself “well below the radar”. Just “working away” in the background, silently and stealthily profiting from his very many sites.

Despite that initial reticence, these days, John’s become quite well known, as “an Internet Marketing Guru’s guru”. Indeed Jim Edwards, whom many of you may have heard of, has respectfully acknowledged John as, and dubbed him “The Traffic Master.”

John’s successes have been based upon a myriad of failures. John very candidly reveals that he has had more failure than successes – certainly in the very early days of his internet career. This spans from around 1990, even before the web really started in earnest.

Nowadays however, John is more consistently successful. He says, that this is so, because he has learnt from his early failures, and now he “only just uses what really works.”

Well respected by his peers - John is quite renowned for his highly meticulous research and testing methodologies. Using his “Testing & Tracking” skills, he has created and launched in excess of 110 online projects.

John Reese has now systematized and categorized his methods into the “Traffic Secrets” course. Using these methods, John reveals how he was responsible for generating over 1.57 billion web site visitors to his sites, since he started marketing online.

At the first launch of the “Traffic Secrets” course, in the third quarter of 2004, the course sold over $1,080,496 worth in the first 24 hours. It became one of the fastest selling marketing courses in history. There are now "Traffic Secrets" course owners in more than 52 countries around the world!

Not unexpectedly the credibility of John’s course was questioned by some “internet agnostics” who - having not actually bought the course or indeed being aware of its contents - said it was “the usual internet hype” etc. But now just over seven months after that initial launch, John has made them almost literally “eat their words”. The results from people who had bought and applied the course, to their businesses, have now come in.

John has compiled a special online report entitled the “PROOF”, This presents just over 120, real life case studies, of people, who had successfully, used principles set-out in the course, to leverage the profits and returns from their online businesses. This multi-media report is presented free for you to download. It contains much of value in terms of advice, tips and hints. It will be of considerable benefit to any business, which has an online presence.

For marketing personnel from large corporations, it will be invaluable, to obtain an informed insight into the mechanics of the “Emperor’s new clothes” like world, of expensive SEO and “website promotion” consultants, and to perhaps even consider “doing this in-house”.

Dare one say it, SEOs and “Web Consultants”, may also benefit from this pivotal denouement. This is a chance to see how it “really should be done properly …”. This can translate into even more satisfied clients.

For SMEs, Entrepreneurs and “Mom & Pop” type businesses, which cannot afford the astronomically high fees of SEOs and “web-marketing consultants” – this is indeed absolutely vital information for you to know and use effectively.

Please click on the link below to get access to this highly informative, FREE Online Report: http://www.InterMarketeur.net/TrafSec/PR_TransLink.html

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Sciemetric Instruments Honored with Ford Motor Company World Excellence Award

Sciemetric Instruments has been awarded with the highest supplier recognition given by the Ford Motor Company. The World Excellence Award recognizes Sciemetric as one of Ford’s top suppliers in the world for 2004.

(PRWEB) may 10, 2022 -- Tony Brown, Ford Motor Company’s Senior Vice President of Global Purchasing said, “We demand a lot from companies who work with us and expect superior performance in every aspect of those relationships. That's why we've created the World Excellence Awards. As the highest honor a supplier can earn, the awards are our opportunity to recognize and acknowledge significant and outstanding contribution to the vision of Ford Motor Company.”

Sciemetric was awarded a Recognition of Achievement, which is given to suppliers who impact customer satisfaction by leading key Ford initiatives. Sciemetric received its award for Consumer Focused Technology for its Engine In-Process Test (IPT) Suite and engine noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) technologies.

Sciemetric’s engine NVH test technology uses advanced signature analysis to accurately identify engine noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) defects in real time right on the factory floor. Sciemetric's Engine In-Process Test (IPT) Suite is designed to maximize the productivity and quality of engine manufacturing by discovering defects early in the engine assembly process.

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Nathan Sheaff, President and CEO of Sciemetric Instruments Inc. “This award is a reflection of our commitment to create innovative defect detection and analysis technologies that empower our customers to improve quality, increase productivity and decrease costs across the entire production lifecycle.”

About Sciemetric® Instruments
Sciemetric is the premier provider of defect detection, analysis and traceability solutions for manufacturers. We are shaping the future of efficient, high quality manufacturing.

Our solutions deliver the insight manufacturers require to improve quality, increase productivity and decrease costs across the entire production lifecycle.

Sciemetric customers are leading manufacturing companies in the automotive, industrial, medical, electronics and other sectors. Customers who have implemented Sciemetric solutions to help them achieve their quality and productivity objectives include Ford, General Motors, Behr, DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Toyota, Cummins, Delphi, John Deere, Caterpillar, Mazda, Hyundai, Visteon, Holden, International, Saturn, Medtronic and Hewlett Packard.

More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.sciemetric.com

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New Study: How Manufacturers Use Natural Search Engine Optimization

New study to be released June 1 will explore how poorly or how well manufacturers use natural search engine optimization (SEO) as an online marketing strategy.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) may 10, 2022 -- A new study of over 350 manufacturers will explore whether these companies make good use of natural search engine optimization (SEO).


The report, prepared by Cleveland, Ohio-based Fathom SEO (http://www.fathomseo.com), will be released June 1. It will cover everything from page titles and META descriptions to site architecture barriers and visible text.

Register for a free copy at:
http://www.fathomseo.com/forms/manufacturing-seo-study.asp

“The study, which includes small, mid-size and large manufacturers offering diverse products, will reveal just how little or how much the companies embrace natural SEO techniques,” said Mike Murray, vice president of Fathom SEO.

The key data, supplemented with ranking reports and interviews with marketing executives from the manufacturing industry, will detail why some manufacturers invest in natural SEO and others ignore the online marketing opportunity. In addition, it will highlight other Internet research involving manufacturers.

Fathom SEO (http://www.fathomseo.com), based in Cleveland, Ohio, is a market-leading firm dedicated to Search Engine Marketing (SEM), with an emphasis on organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Fathom also provides pay-per-click (PPC) bid management, link building, web analytics, custom web site development and permission-based marketing services.

Clients include FedEx Custom Critical, The Cleveland Clinic, Little Tikes, Sauder, Bissell, and Kent State University.

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Rocky Smolin Makes Leasing Option Available to Small Manufacturers

Rocky Smolin Makes Leasing Option Available to Small Manufacturers

(PRWEB) may 10, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”


Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

•Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
•Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

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Encompix ETO ERP Proves Efficiency to B&K; Corporation

Encompix ETO ERP Proves Efficiency to B&K; Corporation

(PRWEB) may 10, 2022 -- B&K; Corporation has two Michigan manufacturing plants, one in Fenton and one in Saginaw. The company founded in 1952 recently transformed their technology process by implementing ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH.


Kurt Kuck, CFO for B&K; shared some of the operational challenges the company faced on a daily basis prior to the Encompix implementation. Kuck noted, “We are a special order business. Every order we get is different in some regard, but many of our machines have some commonality to them. Our tendency was that when we received a new order, we had not simplified method of identifying what we could use from previous orders. That approach just added to the cost. What was needed was some standardization.”

Kuck also on the lack of efficiency in the old Syteline system from Symix (now Infor Global Systems). “Syteline was fine for tracking material and labor costs. But what was lacking was the capability to bring it all together into a job cost system that we could use for percentage of completion.”

Kuck noted they did not have a real time system. It was a very paper intensive system. The company would go into monthly job cost meetings that lasted hours and with three inch books of paper with all project budget recaps. The Syteline data was three weeks old.

Encompix benefits after just six months made a dramatic difference according to Kuck: “By eliminating the manual input that resulted from maintaining duel systems, B&K; dramatically decreased our clerical time. This has made out month-end process much more streamlined and efficient. Encompix give us vastly improved information. We are able to see the exact status of all our projects. How we go into those meetings and we just pull everything up onto the screen and enter job notes right into the system. It is much more of a real-time system.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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Mississauga-Based OTI Provides Rationale for PRONTO ERP Selection

Mississauga-Based OTI Provides Rationale for PRONTO ERP Selection

(PRWEB) may 10, 2022 -- OTI, Optimizing Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:

The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:
o Fully integrated
o User definable options to tune the systems functionality
o A support system to back up our customers
o Functionality
o GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
o Equipment rentals and tracking
o Service maintenance
o Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
o Email & Fax capability
o Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:
o CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
o Advanced Warehousing
o Scan Pack
o Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey and the quality of the organization.

Contact Information:
Dave Airey
OTI (Optimizing Technology, Inc.)
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May 09, 2022

Regional, Customer-Driven Management Consulting Firm Strengthens Business with Global Solutions

NouvEON Technology Partners and Technology Evaluations Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance designed to deliver impartial, analyst-vetted software selection assessments to enterprise IT clients. Known as the Impartial Software Evaluator, TEC finds synergy in its alliance with NouvEON, a premier provider of consulting services driven by clients’ needs.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 9, 2022 -- NouvEON Technology Partners and Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance designed to deliver impartial, analyst-vetted software selection assessments to enterprise IT clients.

NouvEON is a charter member of TEC's new Certified Professional Services Provider program. The purpose of the program is to allow TEC to team up with impartial IT professional services providers in order to deliver superior software package selections and strategic IT assessments far more efficiently and effectively than by traditional means.

“The key value proposition for service providers such as NouvEON is significantly reduced time, costs, and resources required to meet clients' needs by combining the technology of a global player with strong regional experts,” says Barry Melsom, Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales at TEC. “The customer proposition is better, easy-to-use, detailed and quantified analysis, delivered in less time than alternative methods. It’s truly a 'think globally, act locally' scenario which benefits both companies and most importantly, the customer.”

Service providers will apply TEC's knowledge base of detailed current data about hundreds of software products and vendors, and its "break-away" eBestMatch decision support tools to analyze vendor and product data. This will allow decision-makers to select software products that best fit their business and systems requirements, and deliver maximum business value.

“As a charter member of TEC's Certified Professional Services Provider Program, we are proud to continue to deliver increased value to our clients by integrating TEC's decision support tools into our Strategic Management Solutions and e-Solutions practice areas,” says T.J. Eberle, CEO and President, of NouvEON. “With this alliance, our dedication and passion for extending our 100 percent referenceable client base will continue to drive growth in our business and provide unparalleled value for our clients.”

NouvEON, an Employee Owned Network (EON) of professionals, represents a “New Era” in the consulting industry. NouvEON has been a premier consulting service provider since February 2003, integrating their core tenants of value, delivery, people and integrity throughout their practice areas. Their unique delivery model, known as Resource Optimization, leverages a blend of internal and external resources to deliver value-added solutions for its clients. High profile clients such as Meineke, Timken, Royal & SunAlliance, Transamerica Reinsurance, and Premier attest to the success of this approach

NouvEON was recently awarded the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Information Technology Council's 2005 Blue Diamond Award in the “Diamond in the Rough” category. This award recognized NouvEON as the most outstanding early stage technology firm based on its success in the Greater Charlotte marketplace and its promise for continued growth. The company's success has enabled their expansion, with the opening of an office in Richmond, Virginia in early 2005, and plans to expand to Raleigh and South Carolina by year-end, and into Florida and Tennessee by 2006.

Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. or TEC is the first web-native technology research enterprise. TEC provides decision support solutions that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their companies' unique business and systems requirements, and contribute most effectively to superior business performance.

From ERP, SCM, CRM, business intelligence, and outsourcing, to financial, health services, RFID and open source, TEC’s network of knowledge bases, with data vetted by APICS-certified analysts, continues to expand in keeping with the growing needs of the enterprise IT professional.

Over 360,000 global subscribers turn to TEC for research and analysis via its daily newsletter, and refer to its extensive archive of articles and white papers.

Known as the Impartial Software Evaluator, TEC finds synergy in its alliance with NouvEON, a premier provider of consulting services driven by clients’ needs.

To learn more about Technology Evaluation Centers, visit www.technologyevaluation.com. To find out more about NouvEON Technology Partners, go to www.nouveon.com.

Contacts:
Lynne Brash
Technology Evaluation Centers
740 St. Maurice, 4th floor
Montreal, Quebec H3C 1L5
514-954-3665

Lindsay I. Vinson
NouvEON Technology Partners, Inc.
6201 Fairview Rd., Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28210
704-944-3155

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Investigative Companies and Security Agencies Using New Photo Enlargement Technology to Improve Homeland Security

A new photo enlargement technology called Imagener by Kneson Software is helping homeland security professionals hold down costs and improve image content identification simultaneously. Surveillance photos often need to be digitally improved and enlarged to be useful. Imagener enlarges and maintains image detail allowing better identification of evidence in surveillance image data.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 9, 2022 -- Homeland security professionals need better identification tools while holding down costs. A new photo enlargement product called Imagener is helping them do just that. Many digital photo software tools have limited ability to enlarge images clearly, even high-end software products.


Surveillance images become too grainy to be useful at some level of enlargement depending on the quality and size of the beginning image. Imagener maintains the visual quality of the image allowing homeland security professionals to accurately identify more image content.

"We have customers that use Imagener for enlarging and enhancing photos obtained from surveillance cameras mounted in stores and around warehouses," said Donald Henderson, president of Kneson Software. "It allows them to obtain better detail information for more positive identification of subjects in the images. Other customers in investigation and security companies capture images of license plates that cannot be identified without this photo enlargement technology. Imagener has helped positively identify perpetrators as well as license plate information," he added.

Imagener is also used for enlarging any type of digital image, from web content to old photos to cell phone photos and digital camera pictures. It uses enhanced interpolation technology to preserve quality when enlarging, with dramatically better results than commercial products like Photoshop® or Paint Shop Pro® can produce.

Imagener includes two different levels of technology. Imagener's Unlimited technology analyzes image complexity, computes a vector map of each region and converts the regions into vectors then back into their original pixel-based format after enlargement. Images can be resized without limit regardless of their complexity.

Imagener's Progressive++ technology analyzes pixels well removed from each targeted pixel, then estimates how colors change based on overall image patterns. This fills in areas with pixel colors based on much more image information than current enlargement methods, and enlarges surveillance photos to allow identification of image content that was not possible before. For additional information about photo enlargement, visit www.photoenlargement.org.

About Kneson Software
Kneson Software is a software manufacturing and marketing company with over 15 years experience in perfectly matching identified customer needs with world-class software development. Kneson Software develops all of its products using pure C++, programmed by developers that have used C++ since its earliest days of existence. All products are functionally and visually fast and highly tested for bulletproof performance. All Kneson Software products install cleanly, uninstall completely, and contain no Adware or Spyware.

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Donald Henderson, President
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Pi Sigma Group (PSG) Acquires V.R. Systems

VR Systems' on-site IT staffing and solutions capability complements PSG's Optimal Sourcing Model (OSM)for outsourced IT services and software development

(PRWEB) May 7, 2022 --The Pi Sigma Group of Rockville, Maryland, an industry leading dual shore IT consulting and software development company announced this afternoon that it had acquired VR Systems of Hillsborough, New Jersey in a stock transaction. VR Systems Inc., is a privately held IT Consulting and Professional staffing firm and was founded in 1994 and serves a large, diverse group of IT clients in the Northeast. The acquisition brings the total to five companies now part of the Pi Sigma Group.


“The acquisition of VR Systems is an excellent complement to our current structure” said Rana Saad, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pi Sigma Group, “Their excellence in consulting and staffing is a close fit with our near term and strategic growth plans for Pi Sigma Group, we very pleased that we could make this acquisition a reality” said Mr. Saad. “This step creates an even more efficient engine for delivering rapid time to market and highly cost effective solutions for our clients through both on and offshore development models”.

VR Systems is headed by Founder and President Radha Visweswar. “I believe that there is a unique fit between VR Systems and Pi Sigma Group”, Mr. Visweswar said, “Our experience and expertise in resource staffing and consulting meshes very well with Pi Sigma’s onshore and off shore consulting and software development practice”. “This step will allow both companies to truly leverage their unique strengths in a more robust fashion” said Visweswar.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Focus Enterprises, a Washington D.C. based boutique investment bank assisted and advised Pi Sigma Group on this transaction.

About Pi Sigma Group:
Pi Sigma Group is a Delaware Corporation founded by Chairman and CEO Rana Saad. Pi Sigma Group's first member company, Pi Sigma, Inc., was founded in 1998. Pi Sigma Group (PSG) provides IT consulting and development services to firms throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Pi Sigma Group has technical expertise in all areas of consulting and development with core technologies focused on Microsoft .Net, Notes / Domino, Java, J2EE, Websphere, SQL, MySQL, DB2, Oracle XML, and many other languages.

Pi Sigma operates from offices in Maryland and Virginia (USA), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Lahore and Islamabad (Pakistan). Pi Sigma Group operates on a highly efficient development model focused on optimal resource staffing, highly refined requirements delivery, rapid time to market, high level quality control and visible cost efficiency.

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Steven W. Lichtenfels
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Haas Tcm Provides Total Chemical Management Services to Raytheon Corporation

Haas TCM has recently negotiated a five year extension to its agreement to provide Chemical Management Services (CMS) to Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN).

West Chester, PA (PRWEB) May 9, 2022 --Haas TCM has recently negotiated a five year extension to its agreement to provide Chemical Management Services (CMS) to Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN).


Under the terms of the agreement, Haas TCM will continue to perform the sourcing, procurement, logistics, and consumption management of chemicals and industrial gases used at Raytheon facilities. In addition, Haas TCM provides services associated with the management of waste and other byproducts of chemicals used at these plants and also provides activity based information in support of Raytheon's environmental, health, and safety (EH&S;) compliance management efforts.

Since its launch in 1998 as Raytheon’s “Chemical and Gas Management Program (CGMP)”, this initiative has grown to cover 50 facilities in North America, which comprise 96% of the chemicals Raytheon uses on the continent. This high degree of enterprise penetration is attributable to Haas TCM’s flexible service model and Raytheon’s deployment of its vision for integrated supply chain management and desire for a mechanism to facilitate chemical life cycle evaluation of its processes.

“Raytheon is one of the first large companies I know to transfer on an enterprise scale the responsibility for materials supply and associated engineering and data management to an outside company” says Leigh Hayes, Haas TCM’s Executive Vice President. “Moreover, Raytheon has recognized throughout the program the need for incentives alignment and has prioritized maintaining the optimum balance for optimum performance”, adds Hayes. “The result for Raytheon has been significant cost reductions and business process improvements.”

Haas TCM plans to continue enhancement of tcmISR, its enterprise data integration platform, and focus its engineering expertise to target additional areas of high Raytheon savings potential that the CGMP team members have identified. “We expect savings and process improvement rates in the new contract to mirror the achievements of the previous contract,” says Hayes.

Headquartered in West Chester, PA, with about 300 employees, annual revenues of $150 million and operations on three continents, Haas TCM currently provides chemical lifecycle management services to customers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, semiconductors, defense, metalworking, transportation, food/beverage and heavy equipment manufacturing industries.

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Beach Access Leasing Option Appeal to Small Manufacturers

Beach Access Leasing Option Appeal to Small Manufacturers

(PRWEB) May 9, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”


Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

• Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
• Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.
For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.


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Rocky Smolin
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Design vs. Production Engineers in the ETO Environment

Design vs. Production Engineers in the ETO Environment

(PRWEB) May 9, 2022 -- According to Roger Meloy of ETO ERP leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH, “If you ask design engineers what an ERP system means to them, you are likely to hear something like “nothing” or “more work.” To most design engineers, an ERP system is either irrelevant or it is perceived as something that requires additional time and effort, often providing little or no value. One reason for this perception is that most ERP systems are not integrated with the design engineer’s drawing tool.


Traditional ERP systems were developed for the repetitive, make-to-stock manufacturer, where there is a clear demarcation between design and production. In that environment the engineer designs the product in a CAD application. After testing and prototyping, the product is released to production, which is managed by the ERP system.
The design engineer has little or no interaction with the ERP system and works quite happily in a CAD environment. Following the work of the design engineer, a production engineer then creates a bill of material (BOM), based not on how the product is designed but how it will be manufactured.

In the Engineer-to-Order (ETO) world the role of the design engineer is very different. By its nature an ETO company builds a unique product designed to meet the specification of a single customer. The two worlds of design and manufacturing are closely linked. In many cased the design of the product continues through the product process (design-in-process), incorporating a multitude of engineering changes. These changes can be driven by the customer or by the manufacturer. In this environment a seamless flow of data between engineering and production is critical. An ETO company must integrate CAD and ERP.

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing. Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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Verzi of PRONTO ERP Raves About Airey of Mississauga-Based OTI

Verzi of PRONTO ERP Raves about Airey of Mississauga-Based OTI

Mississauga, Canada(PRWEB) May 9, 2022 -- OTI, Optimizing Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.


According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:

- Fully integrated
- User definable options to tune the systems functionality
- A support system to back up our customers
- Functionality
- GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
- Equipment rentals and tracking
- Service maintenance
- Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
- Email & Fax capability
- Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:

- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
- Advanced Warehousing
- Scan Pack
- Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey of OTI.

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Dave Airey
OTI (Optimizing Technology, Inc.)
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Rechargeable Heat Gun Kits

Rechargeable Heat Gun Kits provide reliable power output for normal and emergency workloads without the bulky power cords and generators.

Farmingdale, NJ (PRWEB) May 8, 2022 -- STAR Process Heat Systems LLC announces a solution to hot air welding without the bulky power cords and generators. Model 4200 is a self-contained rechargeable heat gun kit ideal for welding single ply roof membranes, flexible thermoplastics, shrink/solder sleeves, warming and activation.

The rechargeable heat gun kit is ergonomically designed for user friendliness. The power supply utilizes maintenance free dry cell battery technology. The unit operates effectively from 5º to 122º F. The batteries recharge within two hours and the easy to read volt meter displays the battery power level. Hot air duration is 40 to 60 minutes at 1000º F maximum air temperature provided by a LEISTER hot air welder. The battery charger is state of the art and can be left connected indefinitely without harming the dry cell batteries. The battery charger operates at 115 or 230 volts, is equipped with a built in cooling fan, meets European EMC directive and is CE listed.

Rechargeable Heat Gun Kits are self-contained and include application nozzles and accessories, battery charger and a storage case to protect the unit in transit and on the jobsite.

For additional information contact STAR Process Heat Systems LLC, an authorized LEISTER Technologies sales and service center at 877-782-7747, Fax: 732-282-1009, Email: e-mail protected from spam bots, Website: www.starphs.com.

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Ergotron Launches into Pro A/V with New Product Introductions at InfoComm

New Portfolio of Constant Force (CF™) Products Sets New Standard for Pro A/V Reseller Profitability and Customer Ease of Use

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) May 7, 2022 -- A select portfolio of new mounting solutions offering the broadest compatibility with the widest range of digital displays will be introduced to systems resellers and other Pro/AV professionals by Ergotron at the June 4-10 Infocomm show (Booth #3089). The new AV Communications products, each enabled with Ergotron’s proprietary Constant Force (CF™) technology, include:

• The Ergotron MC Large Display Mobile Cart - addressing all the concerns facilities managers of corporate campuses, conference centers and meeting rooms have been faced with in determining appropriate mounting of large (31" – 61" diagonal and weighing up to 150 lbs) flat panel displays: The Ergotron MC provides complete flexibility to move the display to the audience versus moving the audience to the display. With its 20" inches of effortless height adjustability and integrated tilt adjustability, the MC provides the best ergonomically correct positioning of the display for both the seated and standing audience. With Ergotron’s CF weight adjustable lift technology integrated, the MC is designed to work with any monitor from 32" – 61" and weighing up to 150 lbs and will be right at home in conference rooms, lobbies, meeting rooms, the board room, offices, informal gathering areas and other signage applications. The Ergotron MC will be available in the third quarter, 2005, at a MSRP of $499.00.

• The Ergotron TM Large Display Tilting Wall Mount offers a flexible alternative to rigid wall mounts for large flat panel displays such as LCD TV and plasma screens used in presentation, conference room, hotel, digital display and other Pro/AV applications. The Tilting Wall Mount can mount most large flat panel displays weighing up to up to 175 lbs, and ranging from 32" – 61" in diagonal dimension. The Tilting Wall Mount, with availability in mid-June, has a MSRP of $129.00.

• The Ergotron WM LoProfile Large Display Wall Mount provides the same wide compatibility with displays (32" – 61"; up to 175 lbs) as the Ergotron TM, in a sleek, wall-hugging stationary format. Offered at $99.99, the Ergotron WM will be available in August.

• The Ergotron LX Wall Mount Arm provides extreme flexibility in LCD display monitor placement with up to 360° arm rotation around the base, 180° side-to-side display pivot motion, 24" reach extension, and 9" of vertical range lift. The Ergotron LX Wall Mount Arm is the ultimate organizational device for communal computing areas such as reception desks, and lab and research facilities, where moving the display out of the way is just as important as ensuring good line of sight viewing. The Ergotron LX Wall Mount Arm is compatible with monitors weighing 5 to 20 lbs, and up to 20" in diagonal dimension. The LX Wall Mount Arm, available for sale in early July, will have a MSRP of $169.00.

• The Neo-Flex™ Wall Mount Lift is the perfect vertical lift for virtually any display monitor up to 20" and 20 lbs. Offering 5" of height adjustability, the Neo-Flex Wall Mount Lift allows computer monitors to be placed in the unconventional spaces frequently required in today’s digital signage and surveillance deployments. At an MSRP of $49.00, the Neo-Flex Wall Mount will be available in August.

“We’re thrilled to offer the right products, at the right price, to the commercial A/V segment,” said Lee Schalk, VP of North American Sales for Ergotron. “The CF™ advantage ensures resellers need a minimum of SKUs to meet their diverse projects’ mounting needs. The lower on-hand inventory costs, faster, easier installation, and compelling price points of these exciting CF products contribute enormously to reseller profitability.”

Each new product incorporates Ergotron’s Constant Force (CF™) motion technology. CF™ converts a conventional spring’s linear force curve into a constant flat force through the entire range of lifting or pivoting motion for a flat screen monitor, LCD TV or Plasma Screen or other digital display. As a result, users exert much less effort to noiselessly adjust their computer display or television, and the commercial AV industry can be assured of robust reliability in each display and monitor installation, without inflated mounting project costs.

“For years, companies like Ergotron, who make ergonomically helpful and human factor- oriented products for commercial applications, have been asked to prove the Return-on- Investment to justify the expense,” says Joel Hazzard, President and CEO of Ergotron. “Those days are over. With CF™ technology, Ergotron’s new products provide the ultimate ergonomic experience, at “less than or equal to” pricing, when compared with non-ergonomically correct product competitors. We’re confident the Pro A/V community will embrace this technology.”

For more information on Ergotron’s new products, call your Pro A/V dealer or visit www.ergotron.com or call Ergotron sales at 1-800-888-8458.

About Ergotron:
Ergotron® products have been improving the human interface with digital displays since 1982. Ergotron’s portfolio of digital display mounting solutions includes wall and desk mount arms, desk stands, mobile carts, floor stands, pivots and vertical lifts. With the introduction of CF™ lift and pivot motion technology, Ergotron’s products require less user effort to achieve more motion. Each Ergotron product is designed to enhance the viewing experience, reduce stress and improve productivity in today’s computing and entertainment environments. Based in Saint Paul, MN with five subsidiaries in Europe, Ergotron has 2004 revenues exceeding $68 million, 275 employees worldwide, and representation in 67 countries.

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Equipment Leasing: Qlease.com Commercial Leasing For Your Business

Whether you're expanding your company, replacing outdated or failed equipment or simply taking advantage of an opportunity to exceed your competition, Qlease.com can provide a financial solution that will meet your firm's needs. An Equipment Lease is a valuable tool for your business to use when purchasing equipment and Qlease.com makes it easy to take advantage of that.

(PRWEB) May 7, 2022 -- There are many decisions to make when buying equipment for a business, there can be even more complicated decisions when deciding how to pay for it. Qlease.com offers a great choice for those looking for a quick solution with little paperwork and very favorable terms.

Equipment Leasing is quickly becoming the first choice for business owners when looking to purchase equipment and there are many good reasons for that “Our customers enjoy the simple one page application when applying for an equipment lease” said Casey Jensen, Qlease.com president “With very little work we can get the information we need to approve customers for as much as $150,000 in a matter of hours” Jensen said. Not only is the application process easy but Equipment leases also typically require less down than bank loans and have some great tax advantages as well.

One of the main advantages behind using an equipment lease is that the equipment can literally pay for itself. With proper structuring a piece of equipment will pay for itself over time and then can truly be considered a good business asset. For more information on Equipment Leasing visit Qlease.com.

Many programs are available for almost any type of equipment, Heavy Equipment Leasing for bulldozers, backhoes and excavators. Computer equipment leasing for laptops servers and workstations. Transportation equipment leasing for work trucks, dump trucks and water trucks. Medical Equipment Leasing for MRI's and Diagnostic equipment, furniture and more. check Qlease.com for details.

Qlease.com is a full service commercial equipment leasing and finance company. Qlease.com has the ability to approve “A, B & C” Credits as well as Start-up Businesses. Qlease.com has aggressive rates for every deal. Getting approved can be as easy as filling out the online application. Visit www.Qlease.com for more information or call 888-236-1012.

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“Competitive Edge” to Feature Heli Modified Corporation

Heli Modified produces specialized handlebars for over fifty (50) sport, sport touring and touring motorcycles.

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 7, 2022 -- New Line Media Solutions is pleased to announce the selection of Heli Modified Corporation for its innovative, educational television series, Competitive Edge. The company will be featured in a segment on “Providing Innovative Comfort & Performance” in the Motorcycle Performance series.

Heli Modified, founded in 1978 by Harry Eddy and incorporated in 1992, produces specialized handlebars for over fifty (50) sport, sport touring and touring motorcycles. Popular applications include the Honda ST1100 and 1300, Kawasaki Concours, Yamaha FJR1300 and the Suzuki Hayabusa to name just a few. that are designed, engineered and built to greatly improve handlebar ergonomics, overall rider safety and control.

Motorcycling can be a thrill at any age but for riders over 40, handlebar ergonomics can make the difference between enjoying a passion or suffering in pain. By removing weight from the rider’s hands and wrists and rotating the neck, shoulders and lower back into a more relaxed and vertical riding position, Heli BarsTM will keep the passion going long into the ride.

A small change in the handlebar can make a big difference in the way the bike feels, and the way the rider feels about it. Heli Bars works on three levels: riser height and angle at the fork tube, angle back and angle of bar to riser, and the height and width of the bars. Heli Bars improved ergonomics reduces rider fatigue on long rides allowing the operator to concentrate more on road conditions than aches and pains.

Heli Bars replacement handlebar systems provide motorcyclists with better handling, ergonomics, and greater long distance comfort, without distracting from riding excitement. Every Heli Bar and Heli Tour Performance TM handlebar adapter is model-specific designed. Due to the performance, value, reliability, and quality of Heli Modified products, the company has achieved a level of popularity worldwide as the standard in replacement handlebar systems for motorcycles.

For more information, see www.helibars.com.

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May 06, 2022

Business Investment Opportunities: New Agricultural Mulch Poised to Revolutionize Commercial Agriculture

EcoCover®, having completed independent testing, has gone into full scale production of an environmentally friendly agricultural mulch that eliminates commercial agriculture’s dependence on polyethylene covers and herbicides for weed control. One of the more interesting business investment opportunities available today, EcoCover is looking for investors interested in setting up and operating additional production facilities across the globe.

Auckland, NZ - (PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- EcoCover, a New Zealand manufacturing firm, has developed an agricultural mulch cover, a world first, that offers a unique manufacturing business opportunity. “Business investment opportunities come and go but the introduction of our product may prove to be one of this century’s most promising because it could very well revolutionize commercial farming, marginal forestry plantings and landscaping methods. It’s already starting to do that in New Zealand,” says Murray Cruickshank, the company’s CEO and founder.

An alternative to plastic agricultural mulch covers, EcoCover solves a myriad of problems faced by commercial growers and landscapers and it is environmentally friendly. “EcoCover is not only compostable and biodegradable, it conserves water, reduces plant mortality, controls weeds, promotes plant growth, moderates soil temperature, reduces soil erosion, eliminates or reduces herbicide use and can also be used to carry beneficial soil additives,” Cruickshank says. “This makes EcoCover the only environmentally friendly, sustainable agricultural mulch mat in the world. Its attributes make it the ultimate solution for a variety of problems.”

EcoCover is produced as a patented composite laminate from paper that would otherwise be introduced into the waste stream. “To our way of thinking, the fact that EcoCover is manufactured using landfill waste makes it the perfect environmentally sustainable product. Unlike traditional agricultural mulch and plastic agricultural mulch covers, it doesn’t have a single negative attribute,” he says.

Cruickshank points out that while the developed world is currently preoccupied with concerns about energy supplies, sooner or later it’s going to have to deal with what the underdeveloped world is already coming to grips with and that’s a growing shortage of fresh water. “EcoCover allows growers to make more efficient use of limited water resources, reducing usage by as much as 80%. In addition, it also reduces and in most instances eliminates the need to use herbicides which prevents the contamination of local groundwater supplies.”

Currently, the only truly effective agricultural mulch covers available to commercial growers are made of plastic and, as derivative petroleum products; they have limited application and present several unique handling problems. “Aside from the fact that polyethylene mulch mats share few of EcoCover’s positive attributes, landscapers increasingly dislike introducing further plastic on the landscape and farmers are fed up with the high cost and hassle of removing plastic from their fields. Many are also facing two additional problems - increasing landfill charges and outright refusals to landfill the material at all, he says.

EcoCover solves both of these problems. Since the product is 100% biodegradable, it doesn’t have to be removed let alone disposed of. Its use also reduces paper and plastic waste which accounts for more than 40% of most landfills.

EcoCover’s agricultural mulch covers are backed by two years of independent University research which can be viewed on the company's website. An additional four years were devoted to the perfection of the current production facility which serves as a model for expanded global operations.

EcoCover has received the coveted endorsement of AgriQuality, New Zealand’s leading organic certifier, as well as the right to display the prestigious label “Environmental Choice New Zealand”. AgriQuality, New Zealand's leading organic certifier has approved EcoCover in respect of granting organic certification. AgriQuality is a fully accredited member of IFOAM, The International Federation of Agricultural Movements.

Founded in Switzerland in 1972, IFOAM has more than 750 member organizations and institutions accredited to it, from more than 100 countries. The Environmental Choice Label License is all important because it opens doors. “Governments or companies subscribing to a ‘Buy Green’ or ‘Greening of Purchasing’ policy use such accreditation to determine their preferred suppliers.

EcoCover is environmentally beneficial (not neutral) and the New Zealand Government through the Ministry for the Environment has 19 core Government agencies including the country's largest roading landscape enterprise signed up to this standard. A company with the approved accreditation such as the Environmental Choice Label will be a preferred supplier to all such agencies. EcoCover is only the 13th company in New Zealand to meet the demanding audit requirements for this License. The standard is measured against the three pillars of sustainability, namely environmental, economic and social. EcoCover excels in each category.

EcoCover has been patented in 21 countries and presents itself as an attractive business investment opportunity for companies in commodity (price taker) markets. “An investment in an EcoCover production plant affords them the means to reinvent themselves and to remain competitive. EcoCover also allows manufacturers in traditional agricultural supply markets facing increasing global competition brought about by the removal or lowering of trade barriers, the means to get a jump on the competition,” Cruickshank says.

As a manufacturing business for sale, Cruickshank believes EcoCover offers a uniquely sustainable business plan not only because the demand for the product is assured, but that the production process is not labor intensive nor is it challenging to operate. A plant can be profitably run with a staff of 4-6 individuals who in New Zealand have been resourced from a long term, unskilled unemployment pool. Low labor costs and other key components of the manufacturing process afford early profitability.

EcoCover's use is not defined by geography, climate or industry. The product has been tested in a variety of climates and has proven to be a valuable means to insulate soil and plant roots in colder climates. In arid climates it provides growers the means to reduce water consumption and to sustain soil moisture.

What is more, as a manufacturing business opportunity, EcoCover offers an unlimited potential for diversification. “To cite just a few examples, in the construction industry EcoCover could be used as an insulator. It can be used for livestock bedding, as landfill daily cover, padded floor coverings, used in a wide variety of packaging materials as well as an unlimited number of molded products,” Cruickshank says.

With satellite offices in Auckland, Brisbane, California, Tennessee, London and Dubai, the company has positioned itself to start duplicating production facilities through the sale of this unique sustainable environmental business opportunity around the world. “We have every reason to believe that once a serious investor compares EcoCover’s Investment Profile and Information Memorandum and sample manufacturing business plan to the business plans of other manufacturing companies for sale, it will be one of those business investment opportunities that immediately rises to the top of the list.

“As an investor, if you are looking at starting your own manufacturing business, one with a sustainable business plan, EcoCover may be the answer you’ve been looking for,” Cruickshank says.

Investors looking for business investment opportunities are encouraged to add EcoCover's manufacturing business opportunity to their list. To obtain further information as well as a sample of the product itself, interested parties are encouraged to contact one of the company’s regional representatives. Their contact information is provided at EcoCover.com.

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FlexLink AB Acquired by ABN AMRO Capital

FlexLink AB, a global leader in factory automation systems for the fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical, automotive, electronics and telecom sectors, announces its acquisition by ABN AMRO Capital, one of Europe's leading private equity providers.

Göteborg, Sweden (PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- FlexLink AB, a global leader in factory automation systems for the fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical, automotive, electronics and telecom sectors, announces its acquisition by ABN AMRO Capital, one of Europe's leading private equity providers. FlexLink was acquired via a management buy-out from EQT, the private equity funds group that had originally acquired a 90% interest in FlexLink from AB SKF in 1997.

Under EQT’s ownership, FlexLink underwent comprehensive development, which resulted in FlexLink becoming a leading supplier of industrial automation equipment to production facilities in the global manufacturing and assembly industry. FlexLink today has a large and well-diversified customer base and has developed from a supplier of components to offering complete automation solutions for production processes.

FlexLink, founded in 1980, has 540 employees, with head office in Göteborg and business activities in 50 countries, including its own sales offices in 21 countries. In 2004 FlexLink achieved EBITDA of EUR 18 million in 2004 on turnover of EUR 125 million.

Johan Bjurström, Nordic Head of ABN AMRO Capital, said the company had prospered under its previous ownership but had further potential for geographic growth and to lead consolidation in its sector - key investment criteria for ABN AMRO Capital. "FlexLink is well positioned for future growth, as factory automation systems continue to develop in sophistication in response to the increased use of robotics and the growing need for flexibility in manufacturing," he said.

Fredrik Jönsson, FlexLink’s CEO, stated, "After FlexLink’s strong development during EQT’s time as an owner, I am convinced that with ABN AMRO Capital as new owners we will have the best possible preconditions to continue our growth during the coming years. We have built a platform for continued strong growth consisting of a leading range of products for the global market."

ABN AMRO Capital is the global private equity business of ABN AMRO, with teams operating in 10 countries worldwide including the Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Australia.

Netherlands-based ABN AMRO is a leading international bank with total assets of EUR 608.6 bln (as at 31 December 2021). It has over 3,000 branches in more than 60 countries and territories, and has a staff of about 100,000 full-time equivalents worldwide. ABN AMRO is listed on the Euronext and New York stock exchanges.

EQT is a group of private equity funds that manages just below EUR 6 billion in equity in 7 funds. EQT Partners, acting as investment advisor to all EQT funds, has offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Frankfurt and Munich. In total EQT has invested in 37 companies, with a combined enterprise value of approximately EUR 13 billion.

For more information, visit www.flexlink.com; or contact Mats Nilsson, Corporate Communications, Tel. +46-(0)31-337 12 20, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots. In the United States, contact Paul Jarossy, Marketing Manager, at FlexLink Systems, 6580 Snowdrift Road. Allentown, PA 18106, tel. +1.610.973-8200, fax +1.610.973-8345.

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Pamela Forbes Lieberman and Dr. Damayanti P. Vasudevan to Headline EmployeeROI Executive Symposium for Women Business Leaders May 18 in Chicago

Creating New Pathways to the Top - Begun 3 years ago in New York City, the May 18th Employee ROI Executive Symposium for Women Business leaders is the first of the successful series to be held in Chicago.

(PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- "Partnering with EmployeeROI, a progressive management consulting firm, we are co-hosting this symposium, which embodies a dramatic shift in how women advance to executive management and into the corporate boardroom - where they can influence and accelerate corporate commitment to diversity from above," said Linda K. Bolliger, Founder and CEO of conference partner Boardroom Bound (R). "Instead of having to wait for doors to open, we are creating our own pathways to the top. This is an ideal venue to showcase developing women leaders alongside prospective mentors who are currently serving on corporate boards and other notables who are in a position to help them attain the visibility, access and support they might not otherwise have as easily."

Keynote Speaker: Pamela Forbes Lieberman, former President and Chief Executive Officer, True Value Company. One of only 16 women to lead Fortune 1000 companies last year, Pamela Forbes Lieberman is credited with an impressive financial turnaround of the company since taking the helm in 2001.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Damayanti P. Vasudevan, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, RR Donnelley (NYSE:RRD). Dr. Vasudevan is responsible for strengthening RR Donnelley's ability to serve diverse customers by ensuring that the company's business practices are inclusive of people of the highest integrity and ability with a variety of backgrounds and credentials

Chicago Conference Partners inviting their members and employees to participate include: AXA Financial, Boardroom Bound, Diversity Pipeline Alliance, EmployeeROI, JAD Outreach, Madrinas – A Latina Leaders Network, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), Women's American ORT, Women in Technology International (WITI), and media sponsors Black MBA Magazine, Black IT Professional Magazine, Women’s Radio, Women’s Calendar, and Minority Professional Network.

There are also three concurrent workshops participants choose from:

1) Pathways to Corporate Board Service, a panel discussion for women who aspire to serve as paid board directors, featuring experts on corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley, and executive search. Hosted by Linda Bolliger, CEO & Founder, Boardroom Bound. Panel Moderator is Sara Dioguardi, Partner, Accenture. Panelists include: Cheryl Francis, co-founder and Vice-Chairman of Corporate Leadership center; David Gomez, Founder, Chairman & CEO, David Gomez & Associates, Inc.; and Alice Peterson, Founder and President, Listen Up Group.

2) Wealthy & Wise: Secrets About Money, presented by Heidi L. Steiger, renowned editor, wealth management consultant, former Executive Vice President of Neuberger Berman Inc., recent interim President of Worth magazine, and current board director of AmerUs and Siva. AXA Advisors has purchased copies of Wealthy & Wise for the first 30 people registering to attend this workshop. Heidi Steiger will also join us in the authors pavilion to sign your copy.

3) Developing High Performance Teams, presented by Deborah Chima, President of Chambers Consulting Group.

The Mistress of Ceremonies for the leadership breakfast will be Gail Blanke, CEO and President of Lifedesigns and best-selling author, who will also be on hand to autograph copies of her new book Between Trapezes, published by Rodale. Deborah Chima and co-author Narmen Hunter will be autographing copies of her book Choose To Lead.

“These events have provided AXA with a platform to invest in our most senior women executives and other aspiring AXA leaders - through peer networking and workshops - and at the same time helping us brand AXA as an employer of choice for women by showcasing our people” says Heide Sacher, Assistant Vice President of the Women’s Markets Program at founding conference sponsor AXA Financial.

Please visit http://www.womenbusinessleaders.com for full speaker biographies, full U.S. event schedule, and online registration. Members or clients of any conference partner listed above interested in participating should contact William Shulman at EmployeeROI, 212-937-8413, to register at the member discounted rate.

A limited number of interviews are available prior to, during and after the symposium with experts on the topics of: leadership, corporate board service, governance, mentoring and diversity.

About AXA Financial:
AXA Financial is one of the premier U.S. organizations providing financial protection and wealth management through its strong brands: AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, AXA Advisors, LLC, Alliance Capital Management, L.P., Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC, AXA Distributors, LLC, and the MONY family of companies, including MONY Life Insurance Company, U.S. Financial Life Insurance Company, Advest, Inc., and Lebenthal, a division of Advest, Inc. (Member: NYSE, NASD, SIPC.) AXA Financial had approximately $551.28 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2004. AXA Financial is a member of the global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection and wealth management. AXA Group's operations are diverse geographically, with major operations in Western Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific region. AXA had over $1 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2004. The AXA ordinary share is listed and trades under the symbol AXA on the Paris Stock Exchange. The AXA American Depositary Share is also listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol AXA. GE-30034 (c) (rev.1/05)

About Boardroom Bound®: Boardroom Bound ® is a 501c(3) public service that supports the nation’s interest and works to restore public trust in corporate America by pre-qualifying a new generation of director candidates AND by creating the pipeline network that delivers them to the corporate board room.

About Employee ROI Inc. (EmployeeROI):
Since 1991, EmployeeROI has helped our clients hire, develop and retain the ethical leaders our clients depend on to inspire confidence, lead innovation and drive productivity. Our coaching, training, mentoring, and consulting programs are designed to increase innovation, drive productivity, and retain key employees. In 2002, EmployeeROI organized our first women's breakfast as a way to invest in those women leaders that we predict, over the next 10 years, will increasingly take responsibility for the stewardship of our economy.

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Robert A. Cameron & Associates Announces a Pre-employment Assessment Tool that Evaluates Integrity and Work Ethic

How often have you hired someone only to find out they have a poor work ethic and a lousy attitude? This leads to morale issues with other employees, customer dissatisfaction, costly employee turnover, legal problems, and, often, theft of company assets. The Step One Survey ll pre-employment assessment will help you screen out those people, before you hire them.

(PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- Robert A. Cameron & Associates offers employers a pre-employment assessment tool called the Step One Survey ll that will help them screen out people with a poor work ethic and a lousy attitude. This scientifically validated assessment will pick out the “bad apples” that might otherwise slip through a normal hiring process. This remarkably effective employee assessment takes only 20 minutes to complete and reveals the true character of a job applicant.

Hiring expert, Robert Cameron, states, “It never ceases to amaze me how candid people are when they take this assessment. They will admit to stealing from employers, selling illegal substances in the workplace, getting fired and so on. They certainly wouldn’t offer up that information on their resume or job interview!” He goes on to say, “With the use of a distortion factor measurement we can even tell when someone is trying to manipulate the results of the assessment.”

It has become increasingly difficult to legally ask questions that help you evaluate a candidate’s integrity. The Step One Survey ll meets all DOL and EEOC guidelines and gets you objective information on the candidate. This ensures that you cannot be charged with a discriminatory hiring practice. The assessment generates a report that includes suggested legal questions to probe further in to problem areas.

The Step One Survey ll is available online from Robert A. Cameron & Associates, Weston FL, a Strategic Business Partner of Profiles International. Mr. Cameron works with employers to help them enhance their selection, hiring and development of employees with use of a suite of employee assessments. They can be reached at 954-385-8701 or visit their website at www.racameron.com

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A Wisconsin Company Contends With China By Expanding Factory There

Hankscraft Inc. announces the opening of a new contract assembly line in China continuing their strategy to meet increased demand. The new assembly line is located at Hankscraft's Suzhou factory.

(PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- Hankscraft is a US company headquartered in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Their factory in Suzhou was established in April, 2003 to produce motors, electronics and sub-assemblies. Hankscraft has been in business for over 50 years and has manufacturing plants in Reedsburg and Random Lake, Wisconsin.

Hankscraft’s new expansion means they can provide assembly services for American manufacturers looking for support in China. Hankscraft is capable of making many different types of products ranging from industrial controls to consumer appliances.
Joe Hennessy, Vice President of Hankscraft’s Global Manufacturing Group said, “Think about it, American companies working together in China makes sense. Our customers work with us here in the U.S. communicating in English, and enjoy lower Chinese manufacturing costs and the possibility of tapping into the Chinese market”.

Working with Hankscraft is an easy way to approach China. With bilingual engineers and project managers on staff, communication flows quickly and accurately between Hankscraft’s offices and customers. Many notable North American manufacturers have benefited from Hankscraft factories in both countries. Opening a factory in China has actually strengthened the entire business on both sides of the world. “Hankscraft has two factories in Wisconsin and intends to keep it that way. This isn’t about moving labor off-shore, this is about steering our business into a growing market. The Chinese market represents a wonderful potential for growth.” Joe Hennessy said.

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EZ MRP Leasing Option Appeals to Small Manufacturers

EZ MRP Leasing Option Appeals to Small Manufacturers

(PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

•Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
•Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

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Verzi of PRONTO ERP Raves About Airey of Mississauga-Based OTI

Verzi of PRONTO ERP Raves about Airey of Mississauga-Based OTI

(PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- OTI, Optimizing Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.


According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:
o Fully integrated
o User definable options to tune the systems functionality
o A support system to back up our customers
o Functionality
o GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
o Equipment rentals and tracking
o Service maintenance
o Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
o Email & Fax capability
o Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:
o CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
o Advanced Warehousing
o Scan Pack
o Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey of OTI.

Contact Information:
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The Serapid Single Station Die Table Can Reduce Changeovers to Less than 15 Minutes

The die table has a patented push-pull system that automatically transfers dies into and out of the press during changeovers. Advantages include: increased uptime, money savings, and a higher level of worker safety.

(PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- The Serapid single station die table has a patented push-pull system designed to automate the transfer of dies during the changeover process. With the simple push of a button a die is pulled out of the press bed and into position on the table to await transport into storage. The patented rigid chain technology used in the system is capable of transferring dies from 100 pounds to 100 tons, or more. Once a die has been removed, the table is ready to receive a new die, which is then pushed into precise position in the press. The automated nature of the die table eliminates the dangers inherent in manual changeover procedures, and significantly reduces operational downtime. By utilizing a Serapid die table, changes can occur in less than 15 minutes! The tables are available in both stationary and mobile models and can be mounted at the front, rear or side of a press. A variety of modifications are also available, including hinged extension arms that allow operators unobstructed access to the press between changeovers. Contact Serapid today to receive additional information about a customized single station die table: 800-663-4514, e-mail protected from spam bots,
www.serapid.com.


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May 05, 2022

Historical Russian company looks to the future with Sacmi

Granito and glazed tile production plants to undergo extensive modernisation.

(PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- Zao Pkf Voronezhskij Keramicheskij Zadov, a long-standing player of the Russian ceramic industry, has selected Sacmi to implement its technological/production modernisation plant. At present complete lines for the production of granito, single-firing glazed floor tiles and double-firing glazed wall tiles are being installed.

Thanks to the innovation provided by Sacmi’s machines, the stoneware and single-firing lines will achieve a total output of around 12,000 square metres per day. The order includes discontinuous mills, spray driers, presses, driers, single-channel kilns, laboratories and, of course, know-how. Machines used on the stoneware line will allow the company to produce not only salt-and pepper tiles but also streaked, full-body patterns. Output capacity on the double-firing line will be approximately 12,000 m2/day: this line will include presses, driers, twin-channel kilns and sorting units.

Mrs. Elisabetta Dall'Olio
SACMI Group
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40026 Imola BO
Italy
Tel: +39-0542-607111
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IntelliJET Design Incorporates Continuously Variable Power Transmission (CVT) for Boats and Ships

IntelliJET Marine, Inc. has commenced fabrication of an advanced version of its variable geometry jet drive incorporating a continuously variable power transmission (CVT), now becoming the standard in automobiles.

Redmond, WA (PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- IntelliJet Marine, Inc. is making rapid progress in the development of marine propulsion technology acquired from Marine Jet Technology Corp in January of this year.


The company has commenced fabrication of an advanced version of its variable geometry jet drive incorporating a continuously variable power transmission (CVT), now becoming the standard in automobiles. “Existing marine jets utilize a fixed drive system that hasn’t been seen in automobiles since the Model T,” says Jeff Jordan, President of IntelliJet Marine, Inc. “The IntelliJET is naturally expected to enhance fuel economy and engine life in boats, just as transmissions have in automobiles.”

The company believes that this system’s superior performance will answer the strong expressed desire from consumers for greater reliability and economical operation in boats. “We expect this technology to offer manufacturers the opportunity to reduce their product liability insurance without sacrificing performance,” Jordan says, “which should provide motivation on that end, and ease the acceptance of the IntelliJET in the recreational boating industry.”

Management has also found strong interest for military, homeland security, and commercial applications. The Intellijet technology is under consideration by a prominent marine architecture firm for inclusion in several military craft. Jordan has been selected to present this technology at MACC, the Multi-Agency Craft Conference sponsored by the US Navy this month in Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Jordan has also been accepted as a presenter at the 2005 High Speed Ship and Craft Symposium sponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers in Everett, Washington on July 19 and 20.

About IntelliJet Marine, Inc.
IntelliJet Marine, Inc. was formed to develop and market advanced marine propulsion technology. The company’s design integrates well-proven hydrodynamic principles with microprocessor controls to efficiently deliver optimal thrust over a wide range of acceleration, speeds, and loads. The company has three issued patents and one patent pending. A virtual reality video of the IntelliJet design can be seen on its website http://www.intellijetmarine.com. The company’s registration of the IntelliJet tradename was recently allowed by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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New Twist to Reality TV and Product Placement Yields Excitement for Viewers; Results for Brands

For the first time ever, contestants turn viewers into winners as two teams are pitted against each other to win votes from Americans while performing a series of tasks. Winning viewers receive product placements for free or discount.

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 5, 2022 -- Within a year, viewers will be able to do something with their TVs that they have never been able to do before. Viewers will be able to get product placements for free or at a discount, in turn driving a direct and measurable response rate – a first in an industry facing speculative measurement. The Carlson Corporation is releasing Take-Away Value, an inducement that essentially turns TV impressions into viewer interactions online. It then sends the viewers to make purchases at brick-and-mortar retailers, while tracking the entire process, said Company CEO, JB Carlson.


"Carlson Corporation is using a formula that has earned an astonishing 46% response rate with a 22% conversion-to-transaction," Mr. Carlson said. He also theorizes that, "it promises to be a huge ratings success as 43% of newspaper sales are coupon driven. Likewise, TV ratings will increase proportionally."

Those numbers and the fact that purchase intention impact is far greater for Take-Away Value than any other Product Placement or Ads have enabled Carlson to secure a movie company and some of the biggest manufacturers in the world, he said.

In a difficult-to-explain process, Carlson synthesized existing technologies to make the entire viewer experience electronic, simple and free by leveraging the national debit/credit card infrastructure.

Carlson says that this concept can work well with multiple TV formats but that they chose to create something organically. "For the first time ever, contestants turn viewers into winners as two teams are pitted against each other to win votes from Americans while performing a series of tasks. Winning viewers receive product placements for free or discount."

"Take-Away Value in the content receives such high awareness and response to calls-to-action it can be used to manage risk where ratings did not meet expectations," Mr. Carlson said they plan on using other techniques too. "We plan on integrating Take-Aways in our cross promotional work with talk-shows."

The biggest predicament product placement faces is that there are a dozen measurement techniques. "That is one of the biggest problems we solve," Mr. Carlson states. "We really don’t have a measurement issue because we induce an actual sale and track the entire process."

And it doesn’t stop there. Viewers can donate the money they receive to any non-for-profit. Mr. Carlson says, "This enables us to do something really good while leveraging an installed base to earn even greater ratings success."

About The Carlson Corporation
The Carlson Corporation is the leader in innovative marketing techniques. Founded in 1993, it started by placing a manufacturer in a national catalog. It then started producing celebrity-endorsed radio commercials and quickly rose to create "the localization of advertising" by creating an innovative way of producing TV commercials for specialized markets.

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Hot Banana’s SEO Friendly Web Content Management Suite (CMS) Dramatically Increases Beaver Vending Web Site Conversions

Hot Banana Software Inc announced today that Beaver Machine Corporation has Search Engine Optimized (SEO) and leveraged the sales conversion rate on their newly launched Web site (www.beavervending.com) using Hot Banana’s Web Content Management Suite (CMS) with integrated WebTrends 7 analytics. Page Views increase from 5,250 to 21,600 per month and 85% of Beaver sales leads now come from Hot Banana Web Site

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- Hot Banana Software Inc., a leading North American Web Content Management (CMS) company, today announced that Beaver Machine Corporation, the leading manufacturer of bulk vending machines, with one of the most recognizable brands in North America, has Search Engine Optimized (SEO) and leveraged the sales conversion rate on their newly launched Web site (www.beavervending.com) using Hot Banana’s Web Content Management Suite (CMS) with integrated WebTrends 7 analytics. This announcement was made from the Hot Banana booth at the Search Engine Strategies Show and Conference, May 4-5, 2005 in Toronto, at Booth #212.

By providing Beaver’s marketing management with the hands-on ability to change content, to launch Internet marketing campaigns and to track and measure actionable Web site sales conversion data, including the analysis of Search Engine Optimization for the various Beaver brands, Beaver Machine Corporation experienced a gain in Web traffic and lead conversions to actual sales. Hot Banana helped Beaver Machine increase its Web site visitors from 2,500 to 6,000 per month, page views from 2.1 to 3.6 per visitor, and single access pages reduced by 60%. As a result, Beaver’s online sales leads acquired from the Web site, converted to an increase in revenues.

Beaver Machine Corporation’s online business continues to grow at a strong pace. In fact, the measurable ROI from the cost of Hot Banana to the new revenues generated equaled 1400%, and for every dollar spent on the Web site $4 were generated in profits from its online business after implementing the Hot Banana powered Web site. This significant growth of its online business underscores the importance of using the Hot Banana Web Content Management Suite as a strategic platform to optimize its online sales lead generation and conversion process, making it easy for customers to select and request quotations online, and ultimately to help Beaver achieve optimal business results.

Hot Banana was selected as the preferred Web CMS for its unique ability to be search engine friendly. Within 24 hours of the Beaver Web site going live, the Google robot spider had indexed the majority of the Beaver Web site and had favorably ranked many of the business objective pages after the first Google refresh. This SEO friendly benefit combined with Hot Banana’s integrated Internet marketing campaigns, such as email marketing and WebTrends 7 analytics gave high marketing ROI value to campaigns and conversion paths.

"The solution selection process was driven solely by our business needs," explains Matt Miller, Director of Marketing for Beaver Machine Corporation. "Easy content editing and campaign management is critical, and Hot Banana surpassed our expectations and helped to transform Beaver Machine into a sharp online business, selling our products globally. Our organic search traffic was so good versus traffic from paid search efforts, that we actually reduced our paid search budget. Hot Banana allowed us to constantly refine our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) initiatives while closely monitoring paid keyword performance. Our strong Web site has now turned out to be the most effective use of our marketing dollars and now WebTrends tracking allows us to closely measure our return on investment."

"From product branding, to keywords, to the online commerce process, Beaver Machine is taking a very thorough approach to managing and measuring all of their Internet marketing campaigns for visitor acquisition, conversion and retention," says Krista Lariviere, President, Hot Banana Software Inc. "Hot Banana is playing a significant role in making Web sites as search engine friendly as possible. But what’s really unique about Hot Banana is the powerful, yet simple-to-use, combination of Web Content Management, SEO, Internet marketing and integrated WebTrends analytics.”

About Hot Banana Software Inc.
The Hot Banana Web Content Management Suite powers Web sites for more than 171 companies worldwide. With the end-to-end integration of Web Content Management (CMS), Internet marketing, Search Engine Optimization - SEO, and WebTrends analytics, forward-thinking, Web-savvy organizations can deliver customer-focused Internet marketing at a lower cost, faster, with improved results and measurable ROI. Hot Banana is available as Licensed Software, or as Hot Banana On Demand, a Software as a Service, (SaaS) version.

Hot Banana provides a complete Web Content Management e-marketing platform from which to power the “Web First” Internet marketing process - from SEO to Web analytics, to workflow, to easy non-technical content change and marketing campaign execution. This makes the Hot Banana Web Content Management Suite an ideal solution for online branding, communications, lead generation & conversion, PR, self service support and event marketing. Clients include Algoma Steel, Ansell Healthcare Europe, World Vision, Beaver Machine, Los Alamos School Board (New Mexico), Law Society of Upper Canada, Expertech, and The County of Simcoe. Hot Banana Software Inc. is profitable and privately held. For more information, call 1 866-296-1803, or visit www.hotbanana.com.

About Beaver Machine Corporation
Since 1963 Beaver Machine Corporation has become one of the most innovative firms in the bulk vending business, producing low maintenance gumball, sticker and candy machines, as well as ensuring customer confidentiality, safety and security. As a leader in the industry, Beaver® has developed a worldwide reputation and enormous respect. On the leading edge of research and development, the company is known Worldwide for developing new products first and setting industry standards.

Hot Banana and the Hot Banana logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hot Banana Software Inc. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Paint Manufacturer Replaces Vibrating Screen with DCF Filter to Solve Throughput Problems

Flex Bon Paints of Ft. Myers, Florida experienced overflow and noise problems with the vibrating screen on its paint fill lines. A new in-line filter, installed to replace the vibrating screen, had its own set of problems. After seeing an ad for Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF filters, Flex Bon engineers contacted RPA Process Technologies and got the help they needed. Flex Bon installed a Ronningen-Petter DCF-800 filter, forever solved the volume, and noise problems on its paint fill lines.

(PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- Latex architectural paint manufacturer Flex Bon Paints used a vibrating screen for final filtering on its automatic and semiautomatic paint fill lines, prior to filling one and five gallon (4 and 19 liter) paint containers. The flow rates on the lines ran as high as 80 gallons/min3 (18.2 m3h), but throughput on the vibrating screen was inadequate. The screen was too noisy, labor intensive and would overflow, because solids that collected on the screen had to be manually removed. Flex Bon engineers decided to look for a quieter filtering system that could keep up with the fill lines and eliminate the overflow problems. The in-line filter they selected seemed to fit the bill — or so they thought. Soon after installation, they began experiencing problems, including seals that did not properly seal. Shep Beasley, director of purchasing and plant operations at Flex Bon Paints said, “We were looking for an answer. We saw an ad for Ronningen-Petter DCF filters and decided to get more information.”

RPA Process Technologies Solution
After consulting with RPA Process Technologies, Flex Bon installed a Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF-800 filter with an electrical timer control that purges the collected solids at timed intervals. The DCF-800 filter has a patented cleaning disc that moves up and down the filtering screen, scraping debris from the screen and collecting it in a chamber at the bottom of the filter. The debris is periodically purged from the collection chamber by a discharge valve in a process that takes less than 7/10 of a second — with no interruption
in production.

Results
The Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF-800 filter has no moving seals, so the sealing problems Flex Bon was experiencing with the in-line filter were eliminated. Even better, the DCF-800 filter cleans and purges without halting production, resulting in a constant differential pressure and very high throughput levels on the paint fill line. Beasley said, “We haven’t found the upper limits of flow rates yet with the DCF. We feed our one-gallon and five-gallon lines at the same time and cannot starve them. It exceeded our expectations.”

Application Data
Model: DCF-800
Type of liquid: Latex architectural paint
Flow rate: Up to 80 gpm
Viscosity: 1200 cps
Temperature: Ambient
Filtration Required: 150 micron (100 mesh)
Disc/Purge Control: Electrical timer control
Cleaning Disc Material: UHMWPE
Filter Location: Paint fill area for 1 and 5 gallon cans
Elastomers: Buna-N

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WebHelps Announces Plans to Launch Wiki

WhatHelps?, Inc., a global provider of hosted social networking and online community web services, announces plans to enhance and relaunch their existing Work Group Package as the "Wiki Package." Enhancements will include new features to provide users with the latest in web-based collaboration. The Wiki Package will be one of five packages of hosted interactive tools offered by WhatHelps?, Inc. through their web site at WebHelps.com.

Bellevue, IA (PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- WhatHelps?, Inc., a global provider of hosted social networking and online community web services, announces plans to enhance and relaunch their existing Work Group Package as the "Wiki Package" early this summer. The Wiki Package will give project and management teams the tools they need to instantly and securely share documents, ideas and information via the Web. The existing Work Group Package, offered through their web site at WebHelps.com since the Spring of 2003, provides most of the Wiki functionality to be included in the new Wiki Package. Enhancements will include the addition of a Task List, Blog, and Instant Messenger.

Matthew Highland, WhatHelps? CTO, had this to say about the new Wiki Package. "The Wiki Package will give users the ability to remotely collaborate on projects within a secure, hosted environment. The web-based technology included in the Wiki Package allows users to quickly and easily create multi-faceted project sites from any Internet-accessible location. With the Wiki Package, users are given mulitple ways to collaborate using features such as a voice chat room, message board, blog, file sharing, task list, calendar, instant messaging, and email. Through our Add-A-Feature Service, customers may request changes in existing features or the addition of entirely new features for a very reasonable fee. The Wiki Package webware is so versatile that it can be adapted to a wide variety of uses, and is so flexible that changes to or additions of features can be done quickly and cost effectively."

"The Wiki Package will be a great tool for helping a group of widely dispersed, non-technical people to work together and share information efficiently and effectively. Our Wiki Package webware is so easy to use that group members can begin working immediately, without any specialized training. If and when assistance is needed, Extreme Support will be included, giving the group's manager a dedicated team of support personnel to provide help by answering questions and making recommendations. Advanced Support options will be available, should the group have special needs.

Group members will have a password-protected, central, web-based location for discussion, document sharing, and collaboration. No more huge emails clogging inboxes, no more lost messages and files, no more long distance telephone charges, no more burning and mailing CDs, and no more courier bills. Files can be shared by the entire group in minutes using the Wiki Package's easy-to-use, Windows-like file sharing feature. Like all our packages, our Wiki Package will be cost effective and affordable for businesses of any size," says WhatHelps?, Inc. CEO, Michelle Wilbers.

About WhatHelps?
WhatHelps?, Inc., co-founded by CEO, Michelle Wilbers in 2000, is headquartered in Bellevue, Iowa. WhatHelps? provides its communication-oriented webware in packages of web site add-ons, or as individual web tools, on a subscription basis. For most small businesses and individuals, the cost of purchasing, installing and maintaining these types of tools is cost-prohibitive. By providing their tools in a unique, shared hosting environment, WhatHelps? makes even the most expensive and complex tools affordable and easy to use. Should a particular tool not fully meet a customer's needs, WhatHelps? offers an Add-A-Feature service, which, for a reasonable fee, provides customers with the option of changing and/or adding features.

Through its policy of free upgrades, WhatHelps? customers are assured of always being able to offer their users up-to-date web site services. Extreme Support(tm) ensures that customers will get the help the need setting up, customizing, and maintaining their tools. By offering two levels of paid advanced support, Extreme Plus and Extreme Total, WhatHelps? provides the means for customers to receive support and assistance that goes beyond the tools it sells. This unique service matches customers with highly-qualified and experienced support personnel to help customers setup the many facets of their interactive web sites, including tools/features provided by other sites and vendors.

Contact Information:
Tracey Kozelka
WhatHelps?, Inc.
306 N. 2nd Street
Bellevue, Iowa 52031 USA
(563) 872-4231 (weekdays, 9am-5pm CST)
http://whathelps.com/helpform.htm

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QuestaWeb Named as Finalist in 2005 American Business Awards

QuestaWeb's suite of Multi-National Global Trade software solutions is a Finalist in 2005 American Business Awards in the Best New Product category.

Westfield, NJ (PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- QuestaWeb, Inc., a provider of integrated import and export management software solutions, today announced that it has been selected as a Finalist today in the Best New Product or Service category in the third annual American Business Awards.

Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post (September 22, 2021), The American Business Awards are the first national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace.

More than 1,200 nominations from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration. QuestaWeb’s suite of Multi-National Global Trade Solutions will be competing in the Best New Product or Service category.

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie winners from among the Finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in February through April.

“The Stevie Award has quickly become the most coveted business honor in America,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “We began the Stevies in 2002 with the mission to generate recognition of deserving companies and individuals among the business community, the press, and the general public. Being selected as a Finalist is an important achievement, because it means that independent judges have agreed that the Finalist is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.”

“Being chosen as an American Business Award Finalist in such important category as the Best New Product by such a distinguished group of judges is an important acknowledgment of the work we do and the quality of solutions we offer to the global trade community,” commented Wayne Slossberg, VP of Sales.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About QuestaWeb
QuestaWeb is a premier provider of integrated web-based global trade management software solutions. Its flagship product pro-actively manages the export and import processes for importers, exporters, forwarders, and brokers, thereby streamlining cross-border operations. Its business model unifies trade, logistics, compliance, and financial processes including Customs clearance, landed costs, HTS classifications, export licensing, denied party screening, quota management, product catalog, tracking, event management, and international document repository. The centralized global database maintains up-to-date import and export content, and supports multiple languages, industries, currencies, and time zones. QuestaWeb was one of the first companies certified by U.S. Customs for their electronic connectivity initiatives. TradeMaster/QW accelerates the flow of goods across the global supply chain, reduces inventory and operational costs, and ensures compliance with ever-changing cross-border regulations. For more information, please visit www.questaweb.com.

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HI-Rel Corporation Selects Beach Access Leasing Option

E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

(PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

• Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
• Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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ERP for ETO Manufacturers

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems offer great benefits to engineer-to-order (ETO) companies looking to increase productivity and decrease cost.

(PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems offer great benefits to engineer-to-order (ETO) companies looking to increase productivity and decrease cost. According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, “These benefits come as a result of a successful implementation, but not every implementation is successful.” Cutler asserts that, “One reason some implementations are not successful is the selection of the wrong system.”
The ETO Institute has just published a white paper, “Why Do Companies Choose the Wrong System?” This document is written with engineer-to-order companies in mind. It highlights the problems facing ETO companies trying to find and evaluate a new ERP system. The while paper provides some time and simple steps companies can take to reduce the chances of making a critical mistake. (www.etoinstitute.org)


Cutler, who authors regular columns for Industrial Connection magazine (www.industrialconnection.net) and InMFG magazine (www.inmfg.com) is looking for case study profiles of ETO manufacturing companies and their ERP experiences. “The good, the bad, the ugly. I want to know what ETO manufacturers think about the ERP selection process, what companies have served them well and which have not. This will provide an interesting profile for the members of the ETO Institute.”

The ETO Institute specifically highlights some of the problems ETO manufacturers face when searching for an ERP system. Go to www.etoinsititute.org and learn more. Registration is free of charge and more than a thousand ETO manufacturers are expected to join in 2005.

Thomas R. Cutler
ETO Institute
954-486-7562
www.etoinstitute.org
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May 04, 2022

HI-Rel Corporation Selects EZ-MRP Leasing Option

HI-Rel Corporation Selects EZ-MRP Leasing Option

(PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”


Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

•Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
•Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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The New Competitive Edge in Industrial Equipment: The Direct-Drive Air Compressor

Those who demand optimum performance of an air compressor system capitalize on the advantages of less moving parts

Michigan City, IN (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 4, 2022 -- In a quest to wring every ounce of performance from a manufacturing or processing plant, every piece of equipment must operate at maximum output with minimal maintenance. Realizing that less moving parts translates into greater reliability and increased efficiency engineers requiring an air compressor are now turning to today's new direct-drive systems.


The reasons for this shift are apparent. Air compressor belts stretch over time and require adjustment of the pulleys. Belts also occasionally break, bringing production to a halt. Gears fare only marginally better, requiring constant lubrication while suffering parasitic losses. Once the teeth wear down, replacement gears must be installed while production waits.

"Gears and belts have persisted for a surprisingly long time because it's the least expensive and most flexible way of building machinery," observes Steve Van Loan, President of Sullivan-Palatek, a manufacturer of direct-drive rotary screw air compressors. "But businesses now operate with scalpel-thin operating margins where any break in production can put you 'in the red.' In such environments, the advantages of direct drive prove invaluable."

While the majority of electric air compressors in the 5-100 hp range are belt or gear-driven, the Sullivan-Palatek air compressor system utilizes a direct-drive rotary screw which eliminates many unnecessary moving parts such as gears and pulleys. Sullivan-Palatek compressors also employ larger rotors in the air-end assemblies that, in effect, offer a "higher displacement" so that they turn slower. The net result is extended service life while delivering more air at higher pressures using lower horsepower.

The simplified design advantage of having the electric motor directly drive the rotary compressing unit also translates into electrical cost savings up to 8% over compressors that employ intermediary drives.

Given less maintenance, more up-time, and greater operating efficiency, direct drive air compressors allow plant and facility managers to concentrate on achieving peak performance.

Sullivan-Palatek manufactures electric and diesel driven rotary screw air compressors, along with a complete line of accessories.

For information:
Sullivan-Palatek
Steve Van Loan
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Casa Noble Tequila Selected by The Beverage Tasting Institute as Number One

Casa Noble receives Top Honors from the Beverage Tasting Institute, the Best Silver tequila in 2004 among the long list of tequilas tasted throughout the year.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- “Each year, the Beverage Testing Institute has the formidable (some say enviable) task of tasting and reviewing hundreds of spirits from around the world. This task, performed under the auspices of our International Review of Spirits Competition, soon turned into something akin to a quest to find the best spirits in the world (and share them with you.) In 2004, they were pleased to discover and become reacquainted with another bumper crop of liquid gems: the “2004 Best Spirits”, from twenty-two product categories of the competition.”

Casa Noble Crystal (Silver) Tequila, one of the most awarded tequilas in the world, having received the double gold medal from the San Francisco World Spirit Competition and the number one place by the Mexican Tequila Academy, just to mention a few, is now honored to be at the top of the list for 2004 best spirits of The Beverage Tasting Institute. Among the selected this year in Luxury Cognac: Les Antiquares du Cognac (France) 1936 Vintage Grande Champagne Cognac; Gin category: Broker’s (England) London Dry Gin; for Island Single Malt Scotch: Highland Park (Scotland) 25 Year Old Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky; Vodka: Jean-Marc XO (France) Vodka, just to mention some of the 24 different categories.

With repeated awards from prestigious Mexican and International institutions, Casa Noble continues to be recognized as a leader in the production of the world's best tasting tequila. Produced the traditional way in the land where it all started, Tequila, Jalisco, Casa Noble’s fist concern has always been quality.

The Beverage Tasting Institute, founded in 1981 with the objective of producing fair and impartial wine reviews for consumers, over the years, their buying guides have appeared in the Wine Enthusiast, Restaurant Hospitality, The New Yorker Magazine, Wine & Spirits, International Wine Review, Epicurious.com, All About Beer, and many others.

About Casa Noble - THE ONE. -
For many years, our love, pride and passion in producing exceptional Tequila has been demonstrated in Casa Noble's quest for perfection. The result is a unique concept that blends originality in both the superior tequila and their decanters.

Casa Noble ultra premium Tequilas begin as carefully selected individual 10-year-old plants of Blue Agave. Each one must meet the strict requirements for water and sugar content. We slow-cook them for 38 hours in stone ovens. Then, using only the core and hearts of the agaves, we extract their potent juice. The fermentation process is 100% natural, followed by a triple distillation. The result is Tequila so pure and full of agave flavor that it has elevated the concept of tequila to new levels around the world.

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SLAPPA ShockShell Case for the iPod mini

SLAPPA is excited to announce a new storage case for the iPod mini that not only protects, it is very fashionable as well. The ShockShell comes in a variety of designs and colors to suit every personality. SLAPPA's patent-pending CORE3 Technology combines the strength of aluminum and resiliency of EVA to create the ultimate iPod mini case, don't miss it

(PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Total Impact Industrial Ltd, a leading manufacturer of storage units for digital products, today announced the release of their newest storage product, the SLAPPA® ShockShell™ Case for the iPod mini.


The SLAPPA ShockShell Case for the iPod mini is expanding SLAPPA’s current line of iPod storage products. Similar to SLAPPA’s other award-winning products in its attention to detail and high-quality craftsmanship, the ShockShell contains many unique features of it’s own, including:

Our Patent Pending CORE3 Protection™, a SLAPPA innovation in design and protection, featuring:
- Soft EVA interior
Aluminum core
Rubberized PVC outer body

- Cut-out access windows for iPod mini screen and click wheel
- Bottom Port Access

Accessory Port
Accessories Adaptor Plug (AAP)
Removable Belt Clip

- Stylish Design

The ShockShell was specially designed using one of SLAPPA’s newest innovations, CORE3 Protection™, which provides 3 layers of shock-absorbing defense without sacrificing style. The Accessory Port located on the back of the case is designed to accommodate the included Accessories Adapter Plug (AAP). All ShockShell accessories have been designed to slide conveniently on to the AAP, further enhancing the functions of this case.

The SLAPPA ShockShell is offered in 6 different designs, each offered in a variety of colors to suit the diverse personalities of SLAPPA’s customers. Each design has been incorporated into the PVC outer body, ensuring it can never rub off and its appearance will remain as sharp as the day it was purchased.

“This is the first iPod mini case of its kind to combine protection and fashion”, says Christina Leclerc, Vice President of Marketing. “We’re very proud that SLAPPA will be the first to offer such a storage case. It’s an affordable and practical solution and it’s certainly a case that is long overdue.”

The SLAPPA ShockShell Case for the iPod mini is now available to pre-order now for 15% off at the www.SLAPPA.com website. Product will ship on June, 2005. Individual ShockShell case, $34.99 MSRP. Tri-packs available for $84.99 (mix-and-match any styles).

About Total Impact Industrial
Total Impact Industrial Ltd. is a manufacturer and distributor of digital storage cases and accessories for digital products that are sold under the “SLAPPA” brand name. SLAPPA products have been recognized as “ground breaking” and “the best available”, and can be found at retail outlets around the globe.

Total Impacts innovative team continues to produce quality style savvy designs for digital gear, such as CD/DVD storage cases. For more information on SLAPPA, visit the website at www.slappa.com.

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Syntax Groups and One Easy Loan Launch Program to Help Student Loan Holders Streamline Their Financial Futures

Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), manufacturer of the high-quality, affordable Olevia(tm) brand of widescreen HDTV-ready LCD TVs, and One Easy Loan, a student loan consolidation company, today announced the kickoff off of a unique promotional giveaway program designed to help college graduates cope with the cost of repaying student loans at a time in their lives when they are also starting careers, families and setting up households.

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), manufacturer of the high-quality, affordable Olevia(tm) brand of widescreen HDTV-ready LCD TVs, and One Easy Loan, a student loan consolidation company, today announced the kickoff off of a unique promotional giveaway program designed to help college graduates cope with the cost of repaying student loans at a time in their lives when they are also starting careers, families and setting up households.


Syntax Groups, one of the fastest-growing manufacturers of LCD TVs, has teamed with One Easy Loan to reach recent college graduates and others with college loans to create awareness of the benefits of student loan consolidation, and the imminent increase in student loan interest rates this July 1st. Beginning May 8th Syntax and One Easy Loan will invite those who hold student loans to share information about their views of certain products and services. One Easy Loan will giveaway $500 each day to one registered participant. Additionally, Syntax will give away one 37-inch Olevia LCD TV each week for the 13-week program.

College loan holders interested in participating in the promotional program will be directed to (www.horizonsgiveaway.com) where they have the opportunity to register to win as well as to recommend the program to friends with student loans. Participants are under no obligation to apply for or buy anything to win the cash or TV giveaways.

Surprisingly, not everyone who has college loans knows about loan consolidation, or the benefits that it can provide. “These loan holders are our employees and our customers. It is in everyone’s best interest to help them secure a solid financial future,” said James Li, Chief Executive Office, Syntax Groups Corporation. “We are very excited to be a part of this program with One Easy Loan.”

Beat Interest Rate Increases & Reduce Loan Repayment Costs
Interest rates on student loans are reset once a year based on the rate of 91-day Treasury bills. This rate is set at the U.S. Treasury’s final May auction. Based on the increases that have occurred this year in the Treasury bill, experts fully expect student loan rates to rise. Those who consolidate their student loans before July can also potentially decrease their monthly payments by as much as 58%, making loan repayment more manageable.

About Syntax Groups
Headquartered in Southern California, Syntax Groups Corporation (www.syntaxgroups.com) is a complete vertically integrated R&D;, manufacturing and channel sales-driven multinational company of high value consumer electronics and computer technology convergence products for the post-PC era. Through its joint venture company, DigiMedia (www.digimedia.com.tw), formed in Taiwan with Taiwan Kolin Company (TSE:1606.TW, www.kolin.com.tw), Syntax Groups controls a powerful end-to-end supply chain including R&D; and manufacturing of backlights for its LCD TVs, optical engines for LCoS TVs, strategic relationships with leading TFT LCD suppliers, mass production manufacturing of LCD TVs and LCoS TVs, quality control, channel sales, marketing and distribution with a solid back-end customer support program. Syntax sells its fully-featured Olevia LCD TVs through a rapidly growing channel network of national and regional retail stores in North America plus distributors and consumer-direct online partners, and internationally in Southeast Asia. To support the dramatic growth of its operations and expanding employee base of 100 people, Syntax relocated its corporate headquarters into larger premises located at 20480 E. Business Parkway, City of Industry, CA 91789.

Syntax Groups Corporation and Olevia are trademarks of Syntax Groups Corporation.

Syntax Groups Contacts:
Allyson Arguello
909/859-8646
aarguello @ syntaxgroups.com
-or-
Pattie Adams
909/859-8432
pattieadams @ syntaxgroups.com
www.syntaxgroups.com

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The Hidden, Ongoing Costs of Disposable Media Filters in the Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Processing Industries

Liquid is a main ingredient in the processing of chemicals, and efficient and effective filtration can improve your bottom line! From industrial chemicals to polymer processing, fluid clarity and purity are essential in the pursuit of high-quality finished products.

(PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- Traditionally, chemical engineers have opted for disposable media filters such as bags or cartridges due to their lower initial cost. While initial cost may be lower for small batch operations, this is seldom true for continuous operations that require a costly, redundant filtration system - including piping, valves, support, and service connections - to maintain production.


Moreover, there are significant hidden costs associated with disposable media filters. When users purchase disposable media filters they often fail to account for the true costs of doing so.

Hidden costs:
To begin, there's the ongoing disposable filter purchase price, which typically runs at least $3 per bag or cartridge per day, plus the ongoing cost of waste disposal.

For non-hazardous waste, disposal is already $400-$800 USD per drum, while that of hazardous waste is approaching $1,000 per drum.

It's not unusual for the typical pharmaceutical company or other fine-chemical based manufacturer to produce up to 20 drums per year of filter media for disposal, not counting the cost of treating or eliminating any run-off process fluids.

Beyond this, there are significant labor costs involved with transporting, handling and storing disposable filter media, as well as with replacing it.

Example:
For just a small 30-gpm cartridge filter with six 10-inch cartridges, the operator must:
Remove 16 separate parts including the cover, compression seals, cartridges, and seal plates.

The operator must reassemble all 16 parts with proper alignment to ensure good seals.

Then someone must haul away the spent filter media.

There's also a housekeeping cost for cleaning any spillage from disposable media, along with increased emissions, safety risk, and liability.

Then there's the potential cost of disposable media rupturing or overflowing (as bags sometimes do), contaminating product or machinery downstream and slowing production.

Finally, add the cost of buying, maintaining, and cleaning workers' protective clothing for replacing disposable media. As well as the extra time and labor required to fill out MSDS forms and other paperwork required for items hauled to landfills or incinerators.

This is where automatic filtration and separation products can make your operation more efficient, and most importantly improve the finished product quality.

RPA Process Technologies new filtration resource, Ask Filter Man, will analyze your process, and recommend a solution within a 24-hour timeframe. At no cost to you!
http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp

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Diamond Phoenix Introduces New Vertical Lift Module Configurations

Just two years after unveiling the SMARTdepotTM Multi-bay Vertical Lift Module, Diamond Phoenix is pleased to offer two new models of this vertical storage solution. Both the “LX” and “Marquis” configurations offer even more benefits to customers, including increases in productivity and storage area.

(PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Just two years after unveiling the SMARTdepot Multi-bay Vertical Lift Module, Diamond Phoenix is pleased to offer two new models of this vertical storage solution. Both the “LX” and “Marquis” configurations offer even more benefits to customers, including increases in productivity and storage area.


The SMARTdepot “LX” Vertical Lift Module is configured with a single delivery window. This window may be located within any of the two, three or four storage bays and/or on any floor. Because there is only one opening in the machine, storage space is increased. The patented Cross-bay technology also provides users with greater access to products, as items may be retrieved from all bays of the machine.

The second model, the SMARTdepot “Marquis” Vertical Lift Module, comes standard with a dual-delivery window configuration. Again, these openings may be located within any of the two, three or four bays, on any floor, and may be on the front or back of the machine. Additional delivery windows may be added to meet the customer’s unique requirements. The Marquis model increases productivity, as two or more users may simultaneously access items from the same inventory, and product accessibility is increased because items are retrieved from two or more locations.

“The unique design of our multi-bay vertical lift module, in combination with the flexibility of the LX and the Marquis models, allows us to provide the right vertical solution for each and every one of our customers,” states Paul Roy, Product Manager.

Diamond’s SMARTdepot Multi-bay Vertical Lift Module (VLM) with patented Cross-bay technology was first introduced in 2003 as a way to provide customers with the best system features available for a vertical storage unit today. Its multi-bay design maximizes storage space and minimizes operational complexity. In addition, the Cross-bay technology allows product in any storage bay to be delivered to an operator at any workstation.

The SMARTdepot VLM also includes safety and security options with the SmartAccessTM Profile System, which allows each user to have unique settings identified by their personal user ID. These settings may include: preferred workstation heights, personal tray locations, unique languages, and restricted tray locations for security purposes. The SMARTdepot operates on a Windows 2000 platform and can easily be interfaced to many WMS systems or other Host architectures.

The Diamond SMARTdepot VLM provides significant space savings when compared to a more traditional static shelving system. Storage density increases can result in floor space recovery of more than 75%. Picking productivity can also be increased by up to 2.5 times because walking and searching times are significantly reduced or eliminated. Finally, the “never-wait” tray queuing feature of the SMARTdepot keeps the user busy picking rather than waiting for the next item.

For more information, visit http://www.diamondphoenix.com.

Diamond Phoenix is the industry leader providing integrated materials handling solutions for order fulfillment systems. Diamond Phoenix is headquartered in Lewiston, Maine with offices in Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC, Salt Lake City, UT, Grand Rapids, MI, Los Angeles, CA, Cincinnati, OH, Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, GA, and London, England. For more information about Diamond Phoenix products and services, go to www.diamondphoenix.com.

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ETO ERP Quotations Simplified by Encompix Configurator

ETO ERP Quotations Simplified by Encompix Configurator

(PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Encompix ETO ERP software leader based in Cincinnati, OH, announced the inclusion of the proprietary ETO Configurator as part of the company’s product suite. The ETO Configurator is based on Configure One’s concept product and is specifically design for engineer-to-order manufacturers.

Unlike most project configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator can handle the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based, or custom manufacturers.

Roger Meloy, Marketing Director with Encompix, note, “The ETO Configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer’s initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bill of material (BOM.) The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Emcompix.”

According the Eric Binning at Encompix, “By automating sales and engineering tasks the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up response to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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PRONTO ERP Selected by Canadian VAR OTI as Standard for Clients

PRONTO ERP Selected by Canadian VAR OTI as Standard for Clients

(PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- OTI, Optimizing Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:

The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:
o Fully integrated
o User definable options to tune the systems functionality
o A support system to back up our customers
o Functionality
o GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
o Equipment rentals and tracking
o Service maintenance
o Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
o Email & Fax capability
o Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:
o CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
o Advanced Warehousing
o Scan Pack
o Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader.

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Brown Machine Announces Recent Sales to Asian Thermoformers

Brown Machine LLC recently announced several new recent shipments and orders of in-line/continuous and cut sheet thermoforming machines/systems to a diverse range of Asian companies. “Our international business continues to be very active throughout the world’s applications, but especially in Asia with both the packaging/disposables markets, as well as automotive and appliance applications,” stated Bill Kent, VP Sales & Business Development for Brown Machine, LLC.

(PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Brown Machine LLC recently announced several new recent shipments and orders of in-line/continuous and cut sheet thermoforming machines/systems to a diverse range of Asian companies. “Our international business continues to be very active throughout the world’s applications, but especially in Asia with both the packaging/disposables markets, as well as automotive and appliance applications,” stated Bill Kent, VP Sales & Business Development for Brown Machine, LLC. Recent Asian sales activity includes:

Packaging and Disposable Markets
- A large CS-Series thermoformer (CS-4500 model, in-line/continuous sheet servo-driven) and T-Series horizontal trim press (T-350-L model) was recently installed into a Korean manufacturer of flavored milk containers (polystyrene). (Brown also supplied tooling for the project.) After high-speed forming and trimming, the nested containers are transported to the dairy where they are subsequently spin welded together and filled/capped. Maximum mold size for the CS-4500 is 40” wide x 42” long (1016mm x 1067mm)
- A wide range of medical lab products will soon be formed on a CS-Series thermoformer (CS-30x36 model, in-line/continuous sheet servo-driven) and T-Series horizontal trim press (T-130-L model) in a new China facility. The line was specified by a US producer to produce PVC medical trays in this new facility. Maximum mold size for the CS-3036 is 30” wide x 36” long (762mm x 914mm)

Industrial Markets
- Over the past few months, Brown Machine has shipped several rotary cut sheet thermoformers to Thailand for the production of truck bed liners (HMWHDPE), carpeted automotive components, fender liners, and other automotive interior components (HDPE) . Installed machine lines include the R-223-E and R-224-E Rotary models. Molds sizes to 2.1 meters x 3.3 meters will be utilized.
- A large rotary cut sheet system (R-244-ETS) will soon be shipped to Japan for the production of twin sheet material handling pallets. Molds sizes to 1.8 meters x 3 meters will be utilized.

As a global leader of thermoforming technologies, Brown Machine LLC engineers and builds a complete standard line of continuous and cut-sheet thermoforming equipment and related tooling/peripheral equipment. Specialty thermoforming systems suited to a wide range of markets (including automotive, recreational, packaging, appliance and various other industrial segments) can be custom built to exact customer specifications. Brown Machine fully supports the thermoforming industry (Brown machine owners and competitive models, as well) with a full complement of 24/7/365 on-call service and parts support.

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David Cortner Hired as National Standard Cut Sheet Sales Manager

Brown Machine LLC recently announced the hiring of David R. Cortner to National Sales Manager- Standard Cut Sheet Technologies. Cortner will be responsible for sales of the ovation series of shuttle and rotary cut sheet designs. He will coordinate management of their cut sheet manufacturing reps, as well as directing key OEM customer sales/support.

(PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Brown Machine LLC recently announced the hiring of David R. Cortner to National Sales Manager- Standard Cut Sheet Technologies. Cortner will be responsible for sales of the ovation series of shuttle and rotary cut sheet designs. He will coordinate management of their cut sheet manufacturing reps, as well as directing key OEM customer sales/support.

Cortner provides a wealth of sales management and operations experience. He has been involved in the plastics industry for over 30 years across various manufacturing management positions. Most recently, Cortner was President/Owner of a manufacturing rep business serving the plastics machinery and auxiliary market since 1989 (Jeda Equipment Services, Indianapolis, IN).

As a global leader of thermoforming technologies, Brown Machine LLC engineers and builds a complete standard line of continuous and cut-sheet thermoforming equipment and related tooling/peripheral equipment. Specialty thermoforming systems suited to a wide range of markets (including automotive, recreational, packaging, appliance and various other industrial segments) can be custom built to exact customer specifications. Brown Machine fully supports the thermoforming industry (Brown machine owners and competitive models, as well) with a full complement of 24/7/365 on-call service and parts support.

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Ask Filter Man

Do you have a question about industrial filtration? Ask the experts! The new Ask Filter Man forum is an online industrial filtration community that will answer your questions about filtration at no cost or obligation to you.

(PRWEB) May 3, 2022 -- The new Ask Filter Man forum is a community that provides industrial filtration answers within a 24-hour time period, and it is completely free! Here is your chance to tap in to a forum of RPA filtration specialist that have decades of experience. They understand the impact your filtration system can have on your process, and would like to help guide you in the selection of the right system for your application and process requirements.

Here is a sample of a few questions:

1. We have Sweet Gas Pipeline that contain a noticeable amount of black powder (Iron Oxides and Iron Sulfides) what will be the best filtration system for it Please note that the line size is 56" dia.

2. I have an aqueous and a solvent based systems with 5-150 micron pigment particles. What filtration system do you recommend for a batch(2000 gal)or 33 gal/min continuous operation.

3. I am looking for an alternative to our current method of filtration. We are filtering high viscosity materials (50,000 cps) at 15 microns. We are using wire mesh cloth and our of our major problems is blinding of the mesh. Our runs are short (less that 100 gallons), so I am looking for small units with minimal dead volume.

RPA Process Technologies owns four brands that have been in the filtration business for over one-hundred years. They are Ronningen-Petter, Filtres Philippe, Filtres Vernay, and Malaxeurs Guittard.

Here is your chance to let them share their knowledge gained by experience with you! http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp

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May 03, 2022

Hurricane Warning: Rush for Emergency Generators is Already Underway in 2005

Electric Generators Direct.com, an online emergency generator superstore, is already experiencing stronger than normal demand for portable and standby generators. The article explains why now is the best time to buy a generator in nearly a year.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 3, 2022 -- The official start of Hurricane Season is still a month away, but the rush for emergency supplies has already begun.


Electric Generators Direct.com (http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com), an online emergency generator superstore, is already experiencing stronger than usual demand for portable and standby generators.

According to Jon Hoch, founder of the Romeoville, Ill.-based e-tailer, last year's quartet of Hurricanes severely altered the generator marketplace.

Manufacturers built enough inventory to weather Hurricane Charley. But when Hurricane Frances blew ashore, every remaining generator in the country evaporated.

Local hardware stores sold out in a matter of hours. Many desperate homeowners had no choice but to buy overpriced professional-grade generators with features they'd never use. And some customers waited up to four months to receive their backordered generator.

"By the time Ivan and Jean hit, it was impossible to find a reconditioned generator, let alone a new one," say Hoch.

The Calm Before the Storm
Climatologist William Gray recently revised his 2005 hurricane forecast, predicting 13 named tropical storms in the Atlantic, seven of which will become hurricanes, with three turning into major storms with winds clocking speed in excess of 111 miles per hour.

Generator manufacturers are working overtime to replenish their inventories. Many popular models are finally off backorder for the first time since last August.

According to Hoch, now is the best time to purchase an emergency generator in nearly a year.

"Generator prices are influenced by the simple economics of supply and demand," says Hoch. "The best time to buy is between power outages, when supplies are plentiful and promotions are prevalent."

Even reconditioned generators, which were impossible to find just a few months ago, are slowly becoming available. But don't expect the inventory to last long, warns Hoch.

Last year, millions of homeowners learned the importance of advanced emergency planning the hard way. This year, however, many homeowners aren't willing to wait for a tropical storm to develop before bracing for the worst.

About Electric Generators Direct
Electric Generators Direct (http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com) is an online generator superstore owned and operated by Power Equipment Direct, Inc.

The company also maintains Pressure Washers Direct (http://www.pressurewashersdirect.com) and Air Compressors Direct (http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com).

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C-Byte Supports MySQL 5.0, the Database for e-Business Computing

C-Byte Leverages MySQL Scalability and Partitioning; Supports More Users, More Data and Faster Query Responses

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) May 3, 2022 -- C-Byte, Inc., the leading supplier of open Data Center Ready systems, today announced support for MySQL 5.0, the Database for e-Business Computing, on C-Byte's family of servers. C-Byte's servers have been designed to take full advantage of MySQL for high-end, mission critical applications that support terabytes of data, tens of thousands of users and large decision support queries.

"The decision to use MySQL was easy because the system runs on its own," said Terry Ewing, Associated Press (AP). "The key benefits of using the MySQL database are its performance, its stability and its low total cost of ownership. Bottom line: it just works."

MySQL, the Database for e-Business Computing, manages large amounts of information securely, reliably and economically across the internet. MySQL is a versatile information platform that enables high-speed transactions, better business decisions, and sophisticated object-relational applications. Built on a foundation of proven technology, MySQL is designed to lower an organization's computing costs, manage all types of data, and deliver faster information access to all kinds of users.

"The powerful combination of MySQL and C-Byte will allow our customers to manage business information on a whole new scale," said Trevor Biscope, C-Byte's Chairman. "Through network computing, employees are being empowered from the top down with server-based information systems so they can make better, more informed decisions and improve their company's effectiveness. MySQL on our Intel-based systems will meet the growing demand for large corporations, performing more business queries against larger data sets for more users."

Since Yahoo! Finance started using MySQL, the database's popularity has grown within the company, and many of Yahoo's other world-wide properties are now using MySQL too. "We have used MySQL far more than anyone expected," stated Jeremy Zawodny, Yahoo!'s MySQL expert. "We went from experimental to mission-critical in a couple of months. Once others saw it, they jumped on board."

C-Byte's servers are a robust, scaleable Data Center Ready server that minimizes customers' risk of implementing complex business applications in an open systems environment. C-Byte's technology delivers enterprise-level performance by seamlessly connecting multiple Intel microprocessor's - handling up to 252 processors in a single server.

"Today's mission-critical e-business applications require a database that can support tens of thousands of concurrent users and tens of terabytes of data," said Biscope. "The combination of MySQL and C-Byte provides our customers with unparalleled power and performance for increasingly demanding e-business and on-line transaction processing applications."

"MySQL has proven itself to be exceptionally fast and reliable," said Michael Alvarez, Sony International (Europe) GmbH. "It is simple enough for us to rapidly develop small projects and powerful enough to successfully implement large projects."

Ask us a question, call toll free 800-601-3729 Canada/US, International customers can dial +1-403-770-7818, or query us on line at https://www.c-byte.com/direct/mysql.php

About MySQL
MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. The company's flagship product is MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more than six million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.

With headquarters in Sweden and the United States - and operations around the world - MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com

About C-Byte
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 800-601-3729 or visit our Web site at http://www.c-byte.com , or purchase online at http://www.c-byte.com/direct/.

All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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HI-Rel Corporation Selects Beach Access

(PRWEB) May 3, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”

Companies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

• Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
• Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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Michigan’s B&K; Corporation Drops Old ERP system in Favor of ETO ERP Leader Encompix

Michigan’s B&K; Corporation Drops Old ERP system in Favor of ETO ERP Leader Encompix

(PRWEB) May 3, 2022 -- B&K; Corporation has two Michigan manufacturing plants, one in Fenton and one in Saginaw. The company founded in 1952 recently transformed their technology process by implementing ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH.

Kurt Kuck, CFO for B&K; shared some of the operational challenges the company faced on a daily basis prior to the Encompix implementation. Kuck noted, “We are a special order business. Every order we get is different in some regard, but many of our machines have some commonality to them. Our tendency was that when we received a new order, we had not simplified method of identifying what we could use from previous orders. That approach just added to the cost. What was needed was some standardization.”

Kuck also on the lack of efficiency in the old Syteline system from Symix (now Infor Global Systems). “Syteline was fine for tracking material and labor costs. But what was lacking was the capability to bring it all together into a job cost system that we could use for percentage of completion.”

Kuck noted they did not have a real time system. It was a very paper intensive system. The company would go into monthly job cost meetings that lasted hours and with three inch books of paper with all project budget recaps. The Syteline data was three weeks old.
Encompix benefits after just six months made a dramatic difference according to Kuck: “By eliminating the manual input that resulted from maintaining duel systems, B&K; dramatically decreased our clerical time. This has made out month-end process much more streamlined and efficient. Encompix give us vastly improved information. We are able to see the exact status of all our projects. How we go into those meetings and we just pull everything up onto the screen and enter job notes right into the system. It is much more of a real-time system.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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PRONTO ERP Selected by OTI as Standard for Clients

PRONTO ERP Selected by OTI as Standard for Clients

(PRWEB) May 3, 2022 -- OTI, Optimizing Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.


According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:

The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”


The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:

o Fully integrated
o User definable options to tune the systems functionality
o A support system to back up our customers
o Functionality
o GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
o Equipment rentals and tracking
o Service maintenance
o Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
o Email & Fax capability
o Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:

o CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
o Advanced Warehousing
o Scan Pack
o Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader.


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Dave Airey
OTI (Optimizing Technology, Inc.)
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PRONTO ERP
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It Is Rare These Days for an Individual to be Able to Create a New Product and This is Especially True Within Pet Product Industry

RGO Enterprises, a company located in Memphis Tennessee, had their new product creations, the Easy Ride Paw Porch and the Easy Ride Shoulder Perch, featured on the “Today Show” March 17, 2005. These products first debut at the Global Pet Expo, the largest Pet Product Manufacturers Convention that has ever occurred in the United States, in Orlando Florida in March ’05. Now these two products are described as being “The hottest new pet products.”

(PRWEB) May 3, 2022 -- RGO Enterprises, a company located in Memphis Tennessee, had their new product creations, the Easy Ride Paw Porch and the Easy Ride Shoulder Perch, featured on the “Today Show” March 17, 2005. These products first debut at the Global Pet Expo, the largest Pet Product Manufacturers Convention that has ever occurred in the United States, in Orlando Florida in March ’05. Now these two products are described as being “The hottest new pet products” (review the following news link).


http://albuquerque.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/stories/2005/03/28/focus2.html?jst=cn_cn_lk

The “Easy Ride Paw Porch” was invented by Russ and Robert Goforth after Russ rescued an abandoned dog while deer hunting. The dog was living under a dilapidated shack barely surviving on the small rodents that it could catch or dig up. Even though the dog, now named “Hunter”, was infested with insects and starving her friendly personality lead Russ to take her home. Once at his home he discovered “Hunter” loved to ride in his SUV unfortunately it scratched up the door each time he turned, stopped or hit a bump. The Paw Porch was created to help prevent car interior paw scratches and to provide the pet a larger non-skid surface that would help the dog “get a grip” and it works with the window up or down.

The “Easy Ride Shoulder Perch” is the total solution for parrot owners who wish to carry their pet on their shoulder. Robert and Russ both own parrots and needed something to protect their skin & clothing from the bird’s claws & droppings. It is constructed of high quality leather with surface perforations that offer the bird gripping capability. This surface will provide the bird / parrot a secure platform to grip and allows for a more stable ride when on the move with their owner. The shoulder perch includes a waterproof nylon “Perch Pouch” to catch bird droppings and they are available in a variety of colors.

There are no other products on the market like the Paw Porch or the Shoulder Perch. After the Global Pet Expo and the feature story on the Today Show they are shipping orders to retail stores nationwide and are now receiving orders from companies worldwide.

You can get additional information about these products on their website at www.pawporch.com , www.shoulderperch.com or www.easyridepetproducts.com or by contacting their office in Memphis Tennessee at 901-752-5370.

You may also go to www.google.com search "Easy Ride Paw Porch", Easy Ride Shoulder Perch" or "Easy Ride Pet Products" and see for your self the publicity being generated for these unique products.

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IBP Corporation Inc. April 29th, 2005, Rollout Begins for all of Their Software Suites and Services to Licensees

IBP Corporation Inc. has begun its online advertising and marketing program for their Business Opportunity. This comes only weeks after the announcement that they would begin to sell the opportunity for Authorized Representatives to sell their Logistics Suite of Software along with their other software products.

(PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- In an effort to provide several industries access to their ground breaking software, IBP Corporation Inc has authorized it’s current and future licensee’s the ability to begin selling several of its services. IBP Corporation Inc’s software suites include: HTTP://WWW.IBPCorporationinc.com Http://www.Epawnauction.com Http://WWW.Pawnshopauction.com Http://WWW.Icantrackit.com Http://WWW.LTCquickbid.com

All of these software suites are directed at increasing efficiency within their respective industries.

Here is a brief description of each web program:
WWW.IBPCorporationinc.com IBP's corporate licensee site that provides all the information that a prospective licensee needs. This site provides an overview of all the Web applications that IBP Corporation currently has available.

www.Epawnauction.com and www.Pawnshopauctionnetwork.com This site is designed to increase the cycle rate of pawnshop inventory. Additionally, this site provides a subscription based advertising media that allows Pawnshops to use www.Pawnshopauctionnetwork.com and www.epawnauction.com to sell their inventory. Additionally, this site allows the pawnbrokers the ability to continue to sell their inventory the traditional method and delete the auction should they sell it in their store. Additionally, the buyers on this site should feel secure in buying their inventory from the pawnshops as each of the pawnshops are required to be licensed in their respective states and IBP Corporation maintains the records of these registrations. This Online Auction site only allows pawnshops as its sellers.

WWW.Icantrackit.com A pure logistics program that allows project managers the ability to manage their soft goods in any warehouse either large or small without the customer or warehouse having to spend significant capital for on going projects. Imagine being able to match received inventory from across the country without having to invest heavily in software licensee. www.Icantrackit.com provides a portal in which the warehouse receives the inventory in real time while the project manager and accounting can see the information in real time. This LTL tool provides a significant increase of visability.

WWW.LTCquickbid.com Can you imagine being able to have competitive pricing every time you needed to ship a pallet or Less Than A Truck Load freight, LTL, well that’s exactly what IBP Corporation did. Their revolutionary web application allows the shipper to utilize a completely free tool to capture the best possible shipping rates on any LTL freight requirement. Just fill out a one on-line form and have transportation companies beating down your door to give you the best pricing. By taking advantage of “Dead Head” miles and increasing efficiency in filling the trailers that would otherwise go half full. Talking about a win/win for everyone. Full trailers for the transportation companies and deeply discounted freight rates for the shipper, you Can’t get any better.

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Total Skin Care Announces the Launch of Two New Products - Keep Your Skin Looking and Feeling Healthy with New Skin Care Products from Total Skin Care

Total Skin Care www.totalskincare.com kicks off the summer with their latest skincare products.

(PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- As the summer months approach, skin protection becomes even more important to maintaining young, healthy looking skin. UV light creates free radicals, which induce lipids peroxidation, which leads to skin damage, wrinkles and skin cancer. To reduce your risk, Total Skin Care provides products that are necessary for the prevention and treatment of sun damaged skin. Though skin naturally fights to defend itself against free radicals, the application of antioxidant products topically will additionally help to reduce the amount of damage to the skin.


pHadvantage Peptides: Rhydex-2 http://www.totalskincare.com/peptides is new to the Total Skin Care product line this season. This product reduces the appearance of wrinkles by filling the wrinkle with a spherical light diffusing pigment. GABA penetrates and plumps the skin while water and oil emulsion traps in the moisture. The long-term enhancement of the skin comes from the oligopeptide ingredient that softens the skin.

Total Skin Care www.totalskincare.com also introduces Skinceuticals C E Ferulic http://wwww.totalskincare.com/ferulic, which is the first and only combination antioxidant treatment containing Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Ferulic acid. This new antioxidant cocktail protects, prevents and repairs the skin, and is scientifically proven to provide an unprecedented 8 times photo-protection. Use this product to protect your skin against environmental oxidative stress in order to prevent against premature signs of aging with skin firming supplements, as well as the stimulation of collagen production in helping to reduce the appearance of existing photo damage. This one product produces significantly better results than any other antioxidant alone.

Find everything that you are looking for in the Total Skin Care online store http://www.totalskincare.com/ecommerce/default.cfm, from a wide variety of facial treatments, such as Jan Marini, Obagi, Roc facial products, and Peter Thomas Roth skin care products
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Before heading out to the beach, fill out Total Skin Care’s free online skin-assessment and allow the Total Skin Care professionals to characterize your skin type and offer suggestions for caring for and maintaining healthy skin http://www.totalskincare.com/analysis/quest10.cfm.

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May 02, 2022

Highwall Technologies Announces Break-Through Products for Wireless Intrusion Detection and Protection

Highwall Sentinel 1100 and Highwall Scout 2100/3100 Products Represent First of Its Kind for Enterprise-Class WLAN Intrusion Detection and Prevention.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- Highwall Technologies, a leading provider of wireless security and management products, today announced the release of their next generation wireless sensor and antenna products. The newly released products include the Highwall Sentinel 1100 and Highwall Scout 2100 and 3100. The Highwall Sentinel is the industry's only High-Range Wireless Sensor and the Highwall Scout is the industry's only Phased-Array antenna built specifically for over-the-air rogue detection, location analysis and wireless intrusion detection.


The new products maintain the industry leading range and coverage of previous versions, but now include the ability to quarantine / shutdown unauthorized (or rogue) access point and clients, monitor Bluetooth devices, and offer advanced intrusion prevention features such as a wireless honey pot for luring malicious hackers that are war driving for an open access point.

"The new product line upholds our promise to our customers to offer the best-in-class Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention solution in the market today", said Rich Swier, CEO of Highwall Technologies. "As the air space becomes the preferred battle ground for hackers, Highwall products give our customers the upper-hand, and will enable them to protect their networks from all potential intrusions. These products are not merely a gradual progression, but a leap of advancement in the fight for wireless security."

Like the previous versions of Highwall products, the latest Highwall Sentinel and Highwall Scout antennas monitor the airwaves to:
- Identify different types of wireless devices, including laptops, PDAs, access points
- Provide key attributes, including device class, manufacturer and signal strength
- Illustrate communication or connectivity among various devices and ad hoc networks
- Provide the highest, most scalable level of wireless security on the market

The Highwall Sentinel 1100 and Highwall Scout 2100/3100 are part of the Highwall Enterprise solution, which provides the industry's smartest and most comprehensive wireless intrusion detection and prevention system based on patent-pending technology. Highwall Enterprise leverages the high-range sensor and phased-array antenna to monitor the airwaves and communicate back to a central management server. The server consolidates and analyzes the information to provide enterprise-wide views of all wireless devices and activity.

Highwall Technologies' solutions integrate with CA Wireless Site Management from Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) to provide a single point-of-control for wireless security and performance optimization across the enterprise.

"Customers deploying Wi-Fi want to ensure the integrity of their environments without devoting inordinate staff resources to monitoring and control tasks," said Sumit Deshpande, Vice President of Wireless Solutions at CA. "By combining Highwall Technologies' sensor solutions with CA's Wireless Site Management, they can fulfill the twin goals of security and operational efficiency."

The new products will be announced at NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) Las Vegas 2005 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, May 1-6, 2005.

Pricing and Availability
For additional information please call Highwall Technologies at 941.362.3502 or e-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots.

About Highwall Technologies
Highwall Technologies designs and develops next generation software and hardware that supports the security and management of WLANs and protects wired networks and the air space from unauthorized wireless devices.

Highwall Technologies sells the Enterprise 3.0 system that delivers 24x7 surveillance of the air space at extended ranges plus identifies the physical location of wireless devices in a building. Capable of supporting multiple buildings and hundreds of sensors reporting security and performance information, Highwall Enterprise 3.0 is the best-of-breed solution for wireless monitoring and security in the marketplace today. Additional information about Highwall Technologies is available at www.highwalltech.com.

About NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R)
NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) is the leading destination for networking technology buyers and sellers. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique eNet and iLabs programs, NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) provides the industry's only platform for collaboration, communication and commerce for the end-to-end network.

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QSI Corporation Releases New Version of Qlarity Foundry™ and Qlarity™ for Graphic Operator Interface Terminals

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, has released the latest version of Qlarity Foundry™ and Qlarity™ Firmware for its family of award-winning human-machine interface (HMI) terminals — the QTERM-G70, QTERM-G75, QTERM-G55 and QTERM-Z60.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, has released the latest version of Qlarity Foundry™ and Qlarity™ Firmware for its family of award-winning graphic operator interface terminals — the QTERM-G70, QTERM-G75, QTERM-G55 and QTERM-Z60.

“The most significant enhancement in version 2.31 is the AutoHelp function,” said Jeremy Richards, Senior Software Engineer, “AutoHelp aids programmers by dynamically displaying textual help and making suggestions.”

Other significant new features include Object Inheritance, AutoDoc, Workspace Resizing, Multi-Object Edit, Error Stepping and Parenthesis Matching, Win32 Command Line Compiler, Workspace Locking, new APIs and new objects.

- Object Inheritance – When creating new objects that are based on other objects, there is no need to copy and maintain two code bases. Simply add the unique code to the new object and all of the base code remains in the source object. Changes in the code of the source object are inherited by the other objects.

- AutoHelp – Displays function parameters and their descriptions, suggests possible completions for object properties and methods and suggests valid values when entering function parameters on the right hand side of an assignment statement or comparison expression.

- AutoDoc – A major overhaul of the AutoDoc system provides improved documentation, links to related items, tables describing parameters and enumerated items, improved formatting and sample code snippets. In addition, AutoDoc now supports keyword searching and displays Qlarity code samples and installed tutorials.

- Workspace Resizing – Applications that were created for 320x240 screens can be resized for 640x480 screens, or vici versa. Some objects (e.g. bitmaps) cannot be automatically resized.

- Mutli-Object Edit – When selecting multiple objects in your workspace, the properties window now shows the properties common among the selected objects. The values in these properties (e.g. background color) can be changed and all selected objects will inherit the change.

- Error Stepping and Parenthesis Matching – Errors in your programming code can be sequentially stepped through by pressing a hot key rather than double-clicking each error. In code view, parentheses are now underlined to aid in matching.

- Win32 Command Line Compiler – Compile BFF files without launching Qlarity Foundry and exporting the workspace.

- Workspace Locking – Prohibits workspaces from being overwritten if the same workspace is open in multiple instances of Qlarity Foundry on the same machine.Objects for alphanumeric key entry, grouping related items and pop-up windows have also been added.

- New APIs have been created to aid in finding object pixel regions, setting color palettes, searching for pattern matches and replacing a string after is has been found

- Objects for alphanumeric key entry, grouping related items and pop-up screens have also been added.

Qlarity Foundry™ is free of charge. To download and try version 2.31 of Qlarity™ and learn more about QSI’s operator interface offerings, visit www.qlarity.com.

About Qlarity
With Qlarity™, 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 a Qlarity-based operator interface terminal. Qlarity Foundry is free of charge. To try Qlarity today visit www.qlarity.com.

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.

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Search Engine Optimization Firm Elixir Systems Hires New Search Services Manager Lance Faulkner

Search engine optimization specialists Elixir Systems today announced the hiring of a new search services manager Lance Faulkner.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 2, 2022 –- Search engine optimization experts Elixir Systems, a leading provider of search engine optimization services, today announced the hiring of a new search services manager Lance Faulkner to add to their team of experts. Lance brings a wealth of SEO experience and talent to the Elixir Systems team. He has been involved in the search marketing field for over five years and is a renowned expert on natural (organic) search engine optimization. During this time he has acquired extensive knowledge of how the major search engines function and how they determine their algorithms. He will manage the search programs for new clients and ensure that the standards that are set continue to be achieved each and every time with each and every client.

“Lance offers our clients a wealth of experience.” said Fionn Downhill, CEO of Elixir Systems. “We wanted to expand the depth of our technical department and Lance had the qualifications we were looking for. I have long been an admirer of his dedication to ethical standards and his approach to search engine optimization. Finding qualified staff in this industry is one of the biggest challenges we face as business owners. The combination of Lance Faulkner and Dylan Downhill, our CIO, has created one of the most knowledgeable technical teams in the industry with over 15 years of combined search experience between them. Our earnings for QTR 1 2005 has been our best ever and we are on target to become one of the top providers of organic SEO in the United States. It was critical to our growth to attract talent that will ensure we continue to manage the growth and provide the same high level of knowledge, skills, and results that our clients have experienced so far. ”

Search engine optimization helps improve website rankings within the natural ‘organic’ search engines results. This means that sites can be found during searches for their type of products or services. Elixir Systems’ employs a team approach to search engine optimization and tailors their campaigns to meet the needs of each client. Their mission is to build strong, long term business partnerships and to deliver the highest possible levels of customer service. Their overall goal is to achieve long term results that help their clients’ businesses to grow.

Elixir Systems is a professional, ethical, search marketing company that offers a complete range of services. They are leaders in the search engine optimization field. They have some of the most experienced technical staff in the industry and work closely with organizations of all types to increasing their online business. Their client list includes high-tech organizations such as Atmel, GarrettCom, and Trazar, advertising agency Alchemy and software developers TagTeam and Contact Tracking.

About Elixir Systems:
Elixir Systems is a full service, professional search engine marketing company that specializes in helping companies to obtain high rankings in the search engines. They have been involved in the industry for ten years and apply their expertise and knowledge to boost traffic and sales to numerous sites. Elixir Systems has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.elixirsystems.com or call 602-494-6326.

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HI-Rel Corporation Selects EZ-MRP

HI-Rel Corporation Selects EZ-MRP

(PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for virtually unlimited part numbers.”


vCompanies like Hi-Rel Corporation have utilized this delineation recently by leasing the E-Z MRP system for manufacturers with more than 500 parts. According to Jerry Stouffer, “It made sense given our cash flow and I would recommend E-Z-MRP to other small manufacturers because the support is excellent and the product is easy to work with.”

Stouffer did suggest that manufacturers looking for a customer relations management module should look at something else. However he was impressed with, “…How fast it (E-Z-MRP) calculates our requirements. I have 800 items in the database and it only takes 20 seconds.”

Small manufacturers with more than about a hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process manually or on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred parts will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

- Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
- Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.
For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

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ETO ERP Leader Encompix Resolves Design Engineer Conflict

ETO ERP Leader Encompix Resolves Design Engineer Conflict

(PRWEB) April 2, 2022 -- According to Roger Meloy of ETO ERP leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH, “If you ask design engineers what an ERP system means to them, you are likely to hear something like “nothing” or “more work.” To most design engineers, an ERP system is either irrelevant or it is perceived as something that requires additional time and effort, often providing little or no value. One reason for this perception is that most ERP systems are not integrated with the design engineer’s drawing tool.


Traditional ERP systems were developed for the repetitive, make-to-stock manufacturer, where there is a clear demarcation between design and production. In that environment the engineer designs the product in a CAD application. After testing and prototyping, the product is released to production, which is managed by the ERP system.

The design engineer has little or no interaction with the ERP system and works quite happily in a CAD environment. Following the work of the design engineer, a production engineer then creates a bill of material (BOM), based not on how the product is designed but how it will be manufactured.

In the Engineer-to-Order (ETO) world the role of the design engineer is very different. By its nature an ETO company builds a unique product designed to meet the specification of a single customer. The two worlds of design and manufacturing are closely linked. In many cased the design of the product continues through the product process (design-in-process), incorporating a multitude of engineering changes. These changes can be driven by the customer or by the manufacturer. In this environment a seamless flow of data between engineering and production is critical. An ETO company must integrate CAD and ERP.

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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OTI Chose Pronto ERP as Standard for Clients

OTI Chose Pronto ERP as Standard for Clients

(PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- OTI, Optimizing Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:
- Fully integrated
- User definable options to tune the systems functionality
- A support system to back up our customers
- Functionality
- GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
- Equipment rentals and tracking
- Service maintenance
- Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
- Email & Fax capability
- Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:
- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
- Advanced Warehousing
- Scan Pack
- Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader.

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May 01, 2022

'Green Screens' Public Awareness Campaign: Saving Energy with Screensavers

Leading screensaver manufacturer iScreensaver.com launches their 'Green Screens' public awareness campaign in support of the EPA's 'ENERGY STAR Million Monitor Drive' Campaign. The goal is to reduce home and business computer energy use, saving more than $1 Billion per year. Although modern versions of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS include ENERGY STAR features, many users do not take advantage of them when using screensavers. The campaign educates and encourages energy saving habits with screensaver use. Details at http://iscreensaver.com/green/

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 1, 2022 -- In the midst of spiraling global energy prices, leading screensaver manufacturer iScreensaver.com launches their 'Green Screens' public awareness campaign to encourage energy-saving habits in the use of computer screen savers. As a member of the ENERGY STAR® Million Monitor Drive, iScreensaver.com encourages all computer users to utilize ENERGY STAR settings (also called 'Energy Saver', 'Power Management', or 'Power Options') on personal and work computers to reduce electricity use while idle. Savings of up to $100 per computer per year can be obtained. Step-by-step illustrated instructions for all version of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS are provided on this website: http://iscreensaver.com/green/

The 'Flying Toasters' screensaver of Berkeley Systems is a familiar cultural icon to most computer users. But few remember that the animation, while mesmerizing, served a purpose. The 'Screen Saver', as the name suggests, was originally developed to prevent colors from 'burning in' on CRT displays by presenting a constantly moving image. Although improvements in display technologies have largely eliminated the issue of 'burn in', screensavers now provide other features (such as password-protection) and have developed into a unique medium for art, communication, and advertising.

Unfortunately, on many computers, screensavers are set to run 24 hours a day. This wastes electricity, burns fossil fuels, causes increased pollution, and increases wear on the computer's moving parts.

"ENERGY STAR solves this problem. Nowadays, you can enjoy the 'eye candy' of a screensaver, and save energy, by using the built-in energy-saving features of your computer," says Brett Spivey, iScreensaver.com's Creative Director.

Michael Diehr, iScreensaver.com's Software Architect, explains: "Go ahead and use a screensaver. Just remember to turn on your computer's ENERGY STAR features. Once set, the ENERGY STAR feature will automatically put the video display, hard disk(s) and computer to 'sleep' (a low-power mode) after a specified period of inactivity. This prevents the screensaver and monitor from staying on 24 hours a day. Studies have found that when a computer is inactive for more than 60 minutes, typically no one is looking at the screen."

Step-by-step illustrated instructions for all versions of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS are provided on this website: http://iscreensaver.com/green/

About iScreensaver.com:
Xochi Media Inc. has been creating custom screensavers and digital video for both Macintosh and Windows platforms since 1993, and in 1995 became Berkeley Systems' prime contractor for corporate screensavers using their world-famous After Dark software engine.

Currently, iScreensaver Designer is the world's only cross-platform screensaver editor, allowing both amateurs and experts to create professional-quality screensavers for Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

iScreensaver Designer is a two-time winner of the REALbasic Design Award:
First Prize, 2000: Best Utility.
Honorable Mention, 2004: Best Cross Platform.

For more information, visit our website: http://iscreensaver.com/

Xochi Media Inc. is a proud member of the ENERGY STAR Million Monitor Drive, a national ENERGY STAR campaign that has addressed monitor power management on 1 million monitors nationwide last year. Businesses (Pitney Bowes, Cisco Systems), institutions of higher education (Harvard University, Penn State), and governments (Loudoun County, Westchester County) have all joined the Million Monitor Drive. The Million Monitor Drive is projected to save 215 million kWh per year.

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_management

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.energystar.gov/

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AML Announces Availability of the M7170 Vehicle Mount Terminal

AML expands its M7100 Series wireless family with the M7170 Vehicle Mount Terminal. AML provides a complete family of cost-effective and performance-oriented wireless computers for enterprise data capture requirements.

Euless, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2022 -- AML, a leading developer and manufacturer of wired and wireless automated data collection products, today announced the M7170 Vehicle Mount Terminal for real-time data collection applications in the factory, on the loading dock, or in the warehouse yard. The AML M7170 Vehicle Mount Terminal mounts securely to industrial vehicles such as forklift trucks and enables real-time data transfer between mobile operators and back-end host applications. Built to last with heavy-duty steel construction and an IP54 environmental rating, the M7170 is ideally suited for real-time receiving, put-away, picking, and shipping applications in rugged industrial environments.


“AML is pleased to announce the availability of the newest addition to our popular M7100 family of cost-effective and performance-oriented wireless data collection computers”, said Teresa Stone, AML Director of Marketing. “The M7170 Vehicle Mount Terminal joins the M7100 wireless handheld and the M7140 programmable stationary terminal to provide a complete solution for wireless enterprise data capture requirements. From receiving to shipping and everywhere in between, the expanded AML M7100 family can help logistics and warehouse management system customers capture mission critical data with performance, speed and value.”

The AML M7170 Vehicle Mount Terminal features an industry standard 802.11b radio, full 77-key QWERTY keypad, built-in power converter for voltages up to 54 VDC, and a ¼ VGA, backlit LCD for easy viewing, even in dimly lit warehouse environments. The unit’s intuitive menu driven set-up supports quick and easy configuration – minimizing the time and costs associated with system implementation. An Intel StrongARM processor and embedded Linux provide fast and reliable performance without “lock-ups”.

Supporting flexible application development and industry standard connectivity, the M7170 Vehicle Mount Terminal integrates easily and quickly into a wide range of computing environments. Each M7170 ships pre-loaded with built-in clients for ease of integration – including VT100/220 terminal emulation, a TELNET client, FTP server and an HTTP server. Optional software tools provide support for Windows ODBC and OLE DB data sources, C++ development under Linux, or 3270 and 5250 terminal emulation. And as a member of the AML M7100 family of wireless terminals, the M7170 VMT rapidly integrates into wireless data collection applications where AML M7100 and M7140 terminals are currently deployed.

The M7170 Vehicle Mount Terminal is available for immediate shipment from AML.

About AML
AML is a leading manufacturer of reliable, high performance bar code and data collection products. Since 1983, AML and its partners have helped companies worldwide to optimize business efficiencies, enhance productivity, and reduce costs – in manufacturing, warehousing, retail, health care, finance, government and education. Information about AML can be found at www.amltd.com.

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GD&T; Expert Alex Krulikowski to Speak at ASME Y14 Standards Meeting

President of ETI presents a proposal for technical changes to current standard.

(PRWEB) April 30, 2022 -- Alex Krulikowski, acknowledged industry expert on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T;) will speak at the ASME Y14 Standards Committee on Engineering Drawing and Related Documentation Practices, May 4, 2005, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The ASME Y14.5 (Dimensioning and Tolerancing) Subcommittee meets twice a year at various locations within the United States. The meetings are open to the public.

Krulikowski will present a proposal on technical changes to “feature of size,” discussing what happens when surfaces are not opposed.
“The current standard doesn’t address how to measure least material condition on features of size where sides are not fully opposed,” said Krulikowski, founder and president of Effective Training Inc. (ETI), an international supplier of GD&T; training software, books, videos and other teaching materials. “This proposal addresses how that can be done in industry.”

Copies of the presentation will be available online at ETI’s website (www.etinews.com). See the technical paper section under GD&T; resources.

Krulikowski has a degree in industrial vocational education and over 30 years of industry experience. He has developed a variety of hands-on workshops that teach GD&T; fundamentals and advanced concepts; tolerance stacks; statistical tolerance stacks; solid model tolerancing; ISO/ASME; and a GD&T; overview.

To find out more about ETI products and services, including the GD&T; Trainer Professional Edition, computer-based training software, call 800-886-0909. To view a complete catalog of GD&T-related; products, or to sign up for their free online newsletter, visit their website: http://www.etinews.com

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Intertek Acquires Omega Point Laboratories, Inc.

Purchase strengthens Intertek’s leadership position in the testing and certification of Building Products in North America

CHICAGO, Ill., April 29, 2022 — The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, today announces its acquisition of 100 percent of the issued share capital of Omega Point Laboratories, Inc. (OPL), an established industry leader in fire testing of building materials and systems. OPL is based in Elmendorf, Texas near San Antonio.

“OPL’s capabilities in fire resistance, flammability and flame spread testing are an ideal complement to our existing services,” said Jeff Turcotte, vice president Building Products, Intertek. “Intertek can now provide expanded fire testing solutions to our Building Products clients. With these comprehensive solutions, our clients will now get their products to market more efficiently than ever before.”

The acquisition provides Intertek with the ability to offer testing and certification services to a new set of clients in the Building Products and Marine Construction industries. This expanded scope creates an opportunity for market share increases for Intertek’s Warnock Hersey Listed mark and ETL Listed mark, its building products and electrical products certification marks, respectively.

Since Omega Point's inception in 1985, its goal has been to deliver first-class customer service and market access solutions. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to bring decades of fire testing expertise to Intertek’s global clients,” said Deg Priest, president and CEO, OPL, “and with the global strength of Intertek, we can now meet the market entry needs of our clients, wherever their business may take them. It’s the perfect combination of resources.”

ETL SEMKO is a division of Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, operating in 294 laboratories and 530 offices in 102 countries throughout the world. The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek provides access to global markets through its local services, which include product safety testing and certification, EMC testing and performance testing for customers in such industries as wireless technology, security, appliances, HVAC, cables and wiring accessories, industrial machinery, medical devices, telecommunications, lighting, automotive, semiconductor, building products and electronics.

Fact Sheet: Intertek ETL SEMKO and Omega Point Laboratories

Intertek ETL SEMKO’s Testing and Certification Services

The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek Group plc tests, certifies and lists a wide range of building products to applicable safety and performance standards. These products include construction materials, hardware, fenestration products, fire doors, gas appliances, hearth products, plumbing products and roofing material. For over a century, Intertek’s Warnock Hersey Mark has been the symbol of compliance in building and construction product inspection.

Intertek’s Accreditations

Intertek has the accreditations, affiliations and marks that building products manufacturer’s need for streamlined market entry. Intertek is an OSHA Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Certification Body (CB) and Testing Organization (TO).

The Warnock Hersey Certification Mark

The Warnock Hersey Listed Certification Mark is recognized by Authorities Having Jurisdiction throughout Canada and the United States, as well as organizations such as the Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI).

Omega Point Laboratories’ Testing and Certification Services

Omega Point Laboratories is a nationally recognized, independent testing laboratory specializing in the performance characteristics of building materials and systems. OPL offers a variety of testing and certification services to the building product and materials industry including fire resistance, flammability testing, flame spread testing and small scale testing.

Intertek ETL SEMKO & Omega Point Laboratories combined strengths

This union creates a single-source partner for building products and materials manufacturers. Manufacturers now have direct access to expanded product testing, certification, and quality system registration services. Manufacturers now have access to global resources in such areas as fire, structural, and performance testing as well as expertise in the nuclear, furniture and mattress, and maritime industries.

Contact:

Intertek
Mike Parker
70 Codman Hill Rd.
Manager, North American Marketing
Boxborough, MA 01719
(978) 635-8559
http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com

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