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July 29, 2021

Six-Piece Trim-Out Set from Klein Tools is a Quick, Portable Solution for Electricians on the Go

CHICAGO – August 2005 – Klein Tools is offering a six-piece trim-out set (Cat. No. 80006) that includes a heavy-duty cutting 2000 Series® 9" high-leverage side-cutting pliers (Cat. No. D2000-9NE), a Klein-Kurve® wire stripper/cutter (Cat. No. 11055), a 4" round shank No. 2 Profilated® Phillips-tip screwdriver (Cat. No. 603-4), 1/4" cabinet-tip screwdriver with a 4" heavy-duty round shank (Cat. No. 605-4), and a 4-pocket tool pouch (Cat. No. 5119). The six-piece trim-out set also includes a complimentary Klein® lightweight utility belt (Cat. No. 5204)

Designed to allow electricians to efficiently handle a majority of their daily projects, the six-piece trim-out set is a portable solution for users who do not need a full range of tools for a particular job. It also is useful for apprentice electricians who are building their tool sets with core tools.

“Feedback from our customers inspired us to package our four most popular products into a convenient tool set, allowing them to complete a majority of their day-to-day projects,” said Chris Niklas, product manager for Klein Tools.

A part of the heavy-duty 2000 Series®, Klein Tools’ high-leverage side-cutting pliers have a unique handle tempering that help absorb the “snap” when cutting most hardened wire, screws, nails and ACSR. With sure-gripping cross-hatched knurled jaws, the hot-riveted joint is closer to the cutting edge, giving the pliers a 46 percent greater cutting and gripping power than other plier designs.

Klein-Kurve wire strippers/cutters have wire-looping and bending holes, precision-ground stripping holes, and a strong-gripping serrated nose allowing easy bending, shaping and pulling of wire. The curved handle design of the Klein-Kurve wire stripper/cutter helps users reach into confined spaces.

Klein Tools’ No. 2 Profilated® Phillips-tip screwdriver, with a 4" shank, is precision machined to provide more consistent, geometric symmetry than conventional Phillips-tip screwdrivers. The Profilated tip provides a better fit into fasteners preventing the screwdriver head from slipping out of the fastener and from warping the fastener head. The handle end also has the patented Tip-Ident®, which quickly identifies the type of screwdriver and its tip orientation. The Cushion-Grip handle provides users comfortable use.

The 1/4" cabinet-tip screwdriver has a narrow tip and is precision-machined, permitting blade access where space is limited. The screwdriver also features a Cushion-Grip handle with Tip-Ident®. With a 4" heavy-duty round-shank, the Klein Tools cabinet-tip screwdriver has an overall length of 8-11/32".

Included in the trim-out set is a Klein Tools four-pocket tool pouch, which is constructed of leather and is riveted and stitched for extra durability. The tool pouch has a slotted tool belt connection. A free Klein Tools lightweight utility belt is provided to be used with the tool pouch. The tough, molded, non-metallic, slide-action buckle provides one-handed, quick release and adjustment.

Klein Tools is a leading manufacturer of professional hand tools and occupational protective equipment. For more information on the Klein Tools Inc., six-piece trim-out set, please contact: Klein Tools Inc., P.O. Box 599033, Chicago, IL 60659. Phone: 800-553-4647. Fax: 847-745-4612. www.kleintools.com.

Please send inquiries to: Marketing Department, Klein Tools, Inc., P. O. Box 599033, Chicago, IL 60659-9033
E-mail: [email protected]

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Goodyear SilentArmor Tires Supported by New Web Sites

AKRON, Ohio, July 29, 2021 - With the introduction of new tire technology, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company also has introduced a pair of Internet sites dedicated to new tires bearing the SilentArmor name.
The tires – Fortera® featuring SilentArmor TechnologyTM and Wrangler® featuring SilentArmor Technology – are drawing heavy interest from tire retailers and consumers.

The Fortera tire, with SUV drivers in mind, offers a blend of utility, toughness and style. Tire shoppers looking for more information about the new Fortera featuring SilentArmor Technology, can visit www.goodyearfortera.com.

A complementary Wrangler featuring SilentArmor Technology is an on/off-road truck tire that offers toughness and comfort. For more information, consumers can visit www.goodyearwrangler.com.

Both of the SilentArmor tires feature an Armor Zone that is made of a layer with DuPont KEVLAR® , a DurawallTM sidewall that helps resist punctures and cuts, and a rugged Rim Guard that helps protect wheels from curb damage. On the comfort side, the tires feature technology that helps soak up road noise for a smooth and quiet ride.

The dedicated Web sites provide a host of features to educate consumers both before and after a SilentArmor tire purchase.

Included are sections such as:

"Find a Tire" – Allows the site visitor to match up a vehicle with possible SilentArmor fitments by specific tire size.
"Find a Retailer" – Typing in a zip code lets consumers find their nearest outlet for SilentArmor tires.
"Technology" – Overview of technical innovations associated with the SilentArmor tires.
"Goodyear Garage" – Consumers can register to receive periodic service reminders, product news and exclusive savings offers.
"Fun Stuff" – Downloadable SilentArmor computer wallpaper and screen savers.
"Consumers in the market for new tires often seek out information about products prior to visiting a tire outlet. These dedicated sites work as another kind of cyber-salesperson, providing product details, fitment information and other premium services designed to complete the overall SilentArmor experience," said Todd Hershberger, Goodyear’s marketing manager, light-truck tires.

"We continue to add more features to the site, including a way for customers to give feedback on how the tires have performed for them."

For other details about Goodyear, go to www.goodyear.com

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Goodyear SilentArmor Tires Supported by New Web Sites

AKRON, Ohio, July 29, 2021 - With the introduction of new tire technology, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company also has introduced a pair of Internet sites dedicated to new tires bearing the SilentArmor name.
The tires – Fortera® featuring SilentArmor TechnologyTM and Wrangler® featuring SilentArmor Technology – are drawing heavy interest from tire retailers and consumers.

The Fortera tire, with SUV drivers in mind, offers a blend of utility, toughness and style. Tire shoppers looking for more information about the new Fortera featuring SilentArmor Technology, can visit www.goodyearfortera.com.

A complementary Wrangler featuring SilentArmor Technology is an on/off-road truck tire that offers toughness and comfort. For more information, consumers can visit www.goodyearwrangler.com.

Both of the SilentArmor tires feature an Armor Zone that is made of a layer with DuPont KEVLAR® , a DurawallTM sidewall that helps resist punctures and cuts, and a rugged Rim Guard that helps protect wheels from curb damage. On the comfort side, the tires feature technology that helps soak up road noise for a smooth and quiet ride.

The dedicated Web sites provide a host of features to educate consumers both before and after a SilentArmor tire purchase.

Included are sections such as:

"Find a Tire" – Allows the site visitor to match up a vehicle with possible SilentArmor fitments by specific tire size.
"Find a Retailer" – Typing in a zip code lets consumers find their nearest outlet for SilentArmor tires.
"Technology" – Overview of technical innovations associated with the SilentArmor tires.
"Goodyear Garage" – Consumers can register to receive periodic service reminders, product news and exclusive savings offers.
"Fun Stuff" – Downloadable SilentArmor computer wallpaper and screen savers.
"Consumers in the market for new tires often seek out information about products prior to visiting a tire outlet. These dedicated sites work as another kind of cyber-salesperson, providing product details, fitment information and other premium services designed to complete the overall SilentArmor experience," said Todd Hershberger, Goodyear’s marketing manager, light-truck tires.

"We continue to add more features to the site, including a way for customers to give feedback on how the tires have performed for them."

For other details about Goodyear, go to www.goodyear.com

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Sinotrading.us Pairs With Chinese Gypsum Manufacturer to Wholesale High Quality Tiles and Boards from tjth.cn

Superior imported Gypsum building products from China are now available through Sinotrading.us an American Trading Company with offices in China and the U.S.

(PRWEB) July 29, 2021 -- Superior imported Gypsum building products from China are now available through Sinotrading.us an American Trading Company with offices in China and the U.S.

sinotrading.us has paired with manufacturing and construction giant TJTH to provide high quality wholesale gypsum products to International companies.

TJTH.cn, a company engaged in many fields,
specializes in manufacturing ceiling and anti-humidity composite gypsum boards.

The Chinese manufacturer, responsible for construction for many of South China's finest new buildings, has numerous awards and citations for its products and work.

With the introduction of the technology of KVF, the company can produce attractive anti-humidity, composite mildewproof gypsum boards with steady hardiness, shape-keeping qualities.

sold for many years throughout China, Australia, Russia and Taiwan, the boards will now be available for export to the United States.
TJTH is represented in the U.S. exclusively by sinotrading who can factor quotes, arrange shipping and customs work and facilitate custom orders of any type.

For further information contact: http://www.sinotrading.us/gypsum.htm.

Contact:
Brian Davis
888-285-1666
e-mail protected from spam bots

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Converting Your Old Paper drawings to CAD & Computer Format Now Available at Very Competitive Rates

Global Associates, an Indian company is now offering special pricing and conditions for raster-to-vector cad conversion services to the reprographics industry. Their manual digitization services supports the Architectural, and Engineering Professionals. They specialize in converting your old paper drawings that needs to be updated into perfect CAD output. In-house team of more than 20 people offers a wide range of CAD services under a single roof.

(PRWEB) July 29, 2021 -- Global Associates, an experienced leader in raster to vector conversion and drafting and conversion services, is offering special rates and conditions to the reprographics industry. This will enable businesses like copy shops, blue printers, and scanning centers to offer AutoCAD conversion services to their clients at fair, competitive prices.

Raster to vector conversion is the process of taking “raster” blueprint drawings and scanning them into completely CAD-editable “vector” drawings. These drawings can be viewed and edited in AutoCAD, GIS, Microstation, and most other computer-aided drafting product.

In addition, Global Associates will stay behind the scenes. The company will never contact the reprographics business’s clients. If necessary, the business may include Global Associates in a conference call with a client as the business’s “conversion group” to delve into details or request specifics. Global Associates wants to make the process as simple and easy as possible for both the reprographics industry and their clients.

About Global Associates
Started in 1999, Global Associates continues to offer the highest quality raster to vector conversion scans for its customers. The company has established itself as a major player in the CAD Conversion market place. All of the company’s raster to vector conversion staff and project managers have engineering degrees. All the work is done in-house, which make it cost-effective and quality controlled. It has a large clientele from US, Europe, Australia & India. The company offers free samples to its clients to establish its credentials.

Contact:
Biswaroop Todi
+91 9830170858
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CSI Hails Congressional Vote on CAFTA

Congress' passage of pact shows U.S. will not retreat to isolationism.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) July 28, 2021 -- The Coalition of Service Industries (CSI) hailed today's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives in favor of the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA). The agreement will open up those markets for U.S. service providers, manufacturers, and farmers, who would have continued to face significant tariff and non-tariff barriers without the pact.

"We recognize the extremely difficult political environment in which the vote on DR-CAFTA was taken, and greatly appreciate the willingness of Members of Congress to support this important agreement," said Robert Vastine, President of CSI. "This effort demonstrates that the United States is committed to the pursuit of free trade and open markets, even in the face of strong isolationist and protectionist pressures."

"Other World Trade Organization (WTO) members were watching this vote carefully, and its rejection would have seriously undermined U.S. ability to provide leadership in the Doha Round," said Vastine. "DR-CAFTA's approval sends a strong message to our trading partners that the U.S. is serious about trade, particularly the Doha Round negotiations. We hope that this favorable vote will give further impetus to the Doha negotiations and that it will strengthen the hand of United States Trade Representative Robert Portman and his colleagues."

DR-CAFTA opens markets to U.S. service providers across the spectrum of service industries, from banking, insurance, and other financial services to audiovisual services, computer and related services, express delivery, professional services, and others. The agreement provides market access, regulatory transparency, and other protections that are currently not afforded to U.S. companies in those markets.

CSI has previously noted CAFTA's benefits for the U.S. service sector. For a copy of CSI's recent statements on CAFTA to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, click here:
http://www.uscsi.org/publications/papers/05-10-05.htm.

For a shorter statement on the highlights of the agreement for U.S. service providers, click here: http://www.uscsi.org/pdf/CAFTAserviceshighlights.pdf.

Contact: John Goyer
(202) 289-7460 ext 22

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July 28, 2021

Honda Achieves Record Global Auto Production for First Six Months of 2005

TOKYO, Japan, July 28, 2005– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced automobile production, Japanese domestic sales and export results for the month of June and the first six months of 2005. Honda set an all-time record during the first six months of the year with worldwide auto production of more than 1.73 million units as well as overseas production of more than 1.07 million units.

Domestic production increased 2.1% in June compared to the same month a year ago, while the total for the first six months of the year increased 7.9% from the same period a year ago. Overseas production had a major increase of 21.3% in June due mainly to increased production in the North America (up 25.3%) and Asia/Oceania (up 17.5%) regions. This is the ninth consecutive year (dating back to 1997) in which overseas production for the first half of the year increased compared to the previous year. Significantly, Honda set all-time June and 6-month records for both overseas and worldwide production. Moreover, production in Asia and North America for the first six months of 2005, also achieved all-time highs with 252,200 units and 688,131 units, respectively.

Total domestic sales for the month of June achieved a significant increase of 21.4%, while sales in the first half of the year were down slightly by 1.1%. Strong sales of the just introduced all-new Step Wagon (Step WGN) and all-new Airwave were key contributors to the increased sales in June. The Honda Life was Honda’s best-selling car for the first half of 2005, with sales of 74,195 units. The Fit and Step WGN, with sales of 68,049 and 38,167 units, respectively, were Honda’s second and third best-selling models. Odyssey remains strong and ranked as the fourth best-selling model with sales of 35,610 units. In addition, the all-new Airwave compact station wagon, introduced in April, ranked as the fifth best-selling model with sales of 13,502 units.

Total exports in June increased 4.4% compared to the same month a year ago, exceeding the previous year’s record for the tenth consecutive month, while total exports for the first half of the year increased by 13%, exceeding the previous year’s record for the fourth consecutive year. Strong sales of the Acura RL and Accord Hybrid in North America, as well as Jazz and FR-V in Europe, contributed to the overall increase in exports.

PRODUCTION, SALES, EXPORTS (June 2005)

PRODUCTION June 2005 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan-June 2005) *1st Quarter
Fiscal Year 2006
Units vs.6/04 Units vs.2004 Units vs.2005
Domestic
(CBU+CKD) 111,071 +2.1% 652,824 +7.9% 304,615 +6.9%
Overseas
(CBU only) 192,640 +21.3% 1,078,009 +12.9% 553,546 +15.7%
Worldwide Total 303,711 +13.5% 1,730,833 +11.0% 858,161 +12.4%
*(April/01/2005 - June/30/2005)

OVERSEAS PRODUCTION June 2005 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan-June 2005) *1st Quarter
Fiscal Year 2006
Units vs.6/04 Units vs.2004 Units vs.2005
North America 119,001 +25.3% 688,131 +11.7% 345,844 +16.1%
(USA only) 81,932 +30.2% 473,284 +16.7% 237,910 +21.9%
Europe 15,968 +8.4% 97,276 -2.4% 48,366 +3.1%
Asia 49,725 +17.5% 252,200 +24.2% 137,052 +20.4%
Others 7,946 +18.3% 40,402 +11.9% 22,284 +13.7%
Overseas Total 192,640 +21.3% 1,078,009 +12.9% 553,546 +15.7%
*(April/01/2005 - June/30/2005)

SALES (JAPAN) Vehicle type June 2005 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan-June 2005) *1st Quarter
Fiscal Year 2006
Units vs.6/04 Units vs.2004 Units vs.2005
Passenger Cars
& Light Trucks 46,036 +28.1% 231,745 -1.9% 110,577 +12.4%
(Imports) 585 -20.2% 3,220 -37.5% 1,534 -29.5%
Mini Vehicles 24,112 +10.3% 134,387 +0.5% 66,995 +17.6%
Honda Brand Total 70,148 +21.4% 366,132 -1.1% 177,572 +14.3%
*(April/01/2005 - June/30/2005)

EXPORTS June 2005 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan-June 2005) *1st Quarter
Fiscal Year 2006
Units vs.6/04 Units vs.2004 Units vs.2005
North America 24,533 +1.6% 139,760 +13.5% 66,051 +7.3%
(USA only) 22,727 +2.5% 124,967 +11.3% 59,544 +4.5%
Europe 11,282 +23.5% 76,110 +11.4% 39,709 +23.5%
Asia 1,200 -51.8% 8,761 +4.4% 4,097 -23.0%
Others 10,014 +7.9% 55,953 +15.4% 31,036 +16.0%
Overseas Total 47,029 +4.4% 280,584 +13.0% 140,893 +12.0%
*(April/01/2005 - June/30/2005)

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Package Testing Lab DDL West Expands Testing Services with Recruitment of Hazmat Testing Expert

DDL West package testing laboratory is expanding its testing services with the addition of Hazmat expert, John Koch.

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2021 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/DDL-West.html – DDL West, a CA-based package, product and material testing laboratory, today announced that it has added Hazmat testing expert, John Koch, as a Project Manager to its quickly growing team.

Koch joins the DDL West team with a strong package testing industry background and particular expertise in Hazmat Testing.

"I am looking forward to helping DDL West expand its service offerings into Hazmat testing," said Koch. "With the current saturation of the Californian package testing marketplace, it is really important to develop a competitive advantage."

Koch, who is certified by the Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials, will lead DDL West in the development of a Hazmat testing services department.

"Hazmat testing is just one avenue that DDL West plans to pursue in the expansion of its testing services," said Mike Foster, Package Engineer, DDL West. "Adding John Koch to the DDL West team now puts us in a position to compete with other leading package testing labs in California."

Since opening its DDL West test lab facility in 2003, DDL Inc has consistently proven itself to be a leader in the package testing industry with the ongoing growth of its team of tenured package testing engineers and its ability to penetrate the highly competitive California market.

DDL West also recently announced its involvement in the formation and management of a Southern California chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).

For expert advice on package testing, visit http://www.testedandproven.com/DDL-West.html 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. For more information, visit http://www.testedandproven.com/DDL-West.html or call Mike Foster at (714) 979-1712 ext. 16.

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WinRAR Chooses SwiftCD to Meet Demand for Essential New Shareware Release

For the manufacturing and fulfillment of the exciting new WinRAR Shareware CD release, win.rar GmbH has selected on-demand leader SwiftCD. As the creators of one of the world's most popular file compression tools WinRAR, the company recognized SwiftCD as the best choice to meet the demands of one of the world's most recognizable shareware titles.

ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) July 28, 2021 -- SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) has been selected by win.rar GmbH (www.win-rar.com) for the manufacturing and fulfillment of the new WinRAR Shareware CD release. As the creators of one of the world's most popular file compression tools WinRAR, the company recognized SwiftCD as the best choice to meet the demands of one of the world's most recognizable shareware titles.

"The WinRAR Shareware CD is a significant and essential new release from WinRAR -- the first project of its kind in the software market -- and we're extremely pleased to be able to utilize the unique services of SwiftCD in order to fulfill customer demand," comments Öncül Kaya, Managing Director for WinRAR. "Thanks to SwiftCD, each CD will reach our customers quickly, securely, and strategically on an on-demand basis, without the need for mass manufacturing or warehousing."

The new WinRAR Shareware CD is the perfect add-on to any user's existing WinRAR license, and comes with a host of benefits and features (as well as the added security of a hard copy on disc). Instead of just receiving the registration key file via e-mail, WinRAR users will now receive a personalized registration key for WinRAR on CD -- along with assorted top shareware titles worth more than $150 in savings. In addition to WinRAR, the CD also includes twenty other award-winning shareware titles, as well as discounts from between 15 and 45 percent on the purchase price of each, so that the CD acts as a sort of virtual collection of coupons for some of the web's top-rated shareware. Available titles on each CD include such notable releases as: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Bitdefender Professional Plus, Spyware Doctor, ACDSee, FolderMatch, FolderClone, Firetrust Mailwasher Pro, Privacy Guardian, Registry Mechanic, Remote Administrator, Outpost Personal Firewall Pro, Printfolder Pro, Spam Monitor, and many more.

"We're privileged to have been chosen for manufacturing and worldwide customer fulfillment on this exciting new release from WinRAR -- and to facilitate delivery using our unique on-demand technology," comments Jason Foodman, CEO of SwiftCD.com. "The WinRAR Shareware CD includes titles and discounts from some of the industry's leaders in award-winning shareware, and SwiftCD is committed to making sure WinRAR customers get these important titles as quickly and easily as possible."

The WinRAR Shareware CD is available now, to purchase WinRAR or the WinRAR Shareware CD, please visit http://www.win-rar.com/sharewarecd.html for more information as well as for a complete list of available software titles.

About SwiftCD

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

SwiftCD.com continues to grow at an exponential rate, thanks to its introduction of the patent-pending 'on-demand', built-to-order manufacturing concept into the world of downloadable software and music -- a concept it combines with a highly effective and attractive "pay as you go" business model. SwiftCD's physical delivery concept is providing companies with a more cost-effective way to get their software and media to customers – and is actually giving them a brand-new revenue source, to boot.

Every CD at SwiftCD is individually produced to order with custom label and contents, and SwiftCD handles all aspects of order fulfillment including online tracking, reporting and customer service to perfection.

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

About WinRAR and win.rar GmbH

WinRAR is a powerful yet highly flexible compression tool with a variety of integrated additional functions to help users organize and manage their compressed archives. Utilizing superior compression technology, WinRAR offers smaller, faster, and more secure archives, and supports all popular compression formats including RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZA and many more. Thanks to the complete archiving solutions offered by WinRAR, users can save on time, money, and valuable disc space just when they need them most.

WinRAR is just one of the host of quality products available from win.rar GmbH, the official publisher for WinRAR and RARLAB products since February 2002. The company is dedicated to offering the highest level of quality support to its customers, and to constantly improving its software according to their needs and feedback.

The WinRAR Shareware CD is another example of how win.rar GmbH leads the way in both technology and innovative marketing. In the future, the company plans to build on the Shareware CD project and further expand its marketing activities and network of partners. For more information on WinRAR or win.rar GmbH, or RARLAB products, please visit www.win-rar.com.

SwiftCD is a registered trademark of DigitalSwift Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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BLR’s Human Resource Website Wins Journalism Award for FLSA Overtime Reporting

HR.BLR.com’s article on new overtime regulations has just received a prestigious award for "Best Spot-News or Exclusive Single News Story" from the Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Association (NEPA).

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) July 28, 2021 -- HR.BLR.com, State HR Answers and Tools - has been honored with a prestigious journalism award for its news coverage of the new Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. The Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Association (NEPA) recognized the Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) website with an award under the category "Best Spot-News or Exclusive Single News Story" for Editor Susan Prince's "thorough, clearly written explanation" of the new overtime regulations.

The new changes to overtime regulations that BLR reported on were eagerly awaited, hotly contested, and, like most good government regulations, filled with complexity. Employers have been complaining about the difficulty of complying with overtime and payroll regulations since the Federal Labor Standard Act was enacted in 1938. But while most businesses welcomed the FLSA overtime changes that went into effect in August 2004, labor unions were concerned over the possibility of workers who might lose overtime pay.

The judges of the NEPA award wrote that BLR’s Prince "managed to construct a highly instructional, accurate analysis of the new regulations—the first major overhaul of overtime rules in 50 years—and publish it within 24 hours of publication of the rules in the Federal Register."

Bob Brady, President of Business & Legal Reports, commented: "NEPA members are nationally recognized for the quality of their investigative journalism. The competition in this category is particularly fierce, so I am very proud of this award."

In addition to its plain-English analysis of federal employment laws and those of all 50 states, HR.BLR.com offers hundreds of work-saving tools for human resource managers such as sample job descriptions, checklists, training meetings, and HR forms.

BLR is offering a free download of Prince’s award-winning FLSA article. The article may be downloaded at http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS34

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 x2159

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Fear of Unionization A Faded Issue for HR Managers, HR.BLR.com Poll Finds

As unions split and reorganize to attempt to gather renewed strength, two-thirds of human resource managers rate their concern about unionization as “low” or “non-existent,” according to the latest online poll at HR.BLR.com.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) July 28, 2021 –- Not so long ago, human resource managers trembled at the thought of union organizers in their midst. Now, two-thirds rate their concern as “low” or “non-existent,” according to the latest online poll at HR.BLR.com, a website for HR managers.

The poll asked, “What's the level of concern about union organizing at your company?”

The responses broke down this way:
Non-existent - 43%
Low - 25%
Moderate - 14%
We're already organized - 10%
High - 7%

The poll, conducted July 20-26, drew 557 participants. It occurred amid heavy news coverage of the AFL-CIO’s 50th-anniversary convention and the high-profile departure of seven dissident unions from the coalition, including the Teamsters Union and the Service Employees International Union.

“It’s hard to say whether these numbers reflect the waning power of organized labor or simply preparedness on the part of today’s HR professionals,” said Kevin Flood, BLR editor. “One legacy of the labor movement is the array of laws we have now to protect workers, like the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the state workers’ compensation laws, and the various equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws. An HR manager must understand them and comply with them, even if their employees aren’t organized. From a compliance perspective, then, they may view the threat of unionization as a been-there-done-that situation.”

Still, any attempt to unionize a workplace brings into play a law that HR managers must be especially careful to follow: the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). That’s why HR.BLR.com offers a free download of the Unions page in its compliance library. This PDF explains how an employer must comply with the NLRA and other laws in dealing with everything from union solicitation and “salting” to union elections and grievances. Download it here: http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS36

About BLR
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English compliance and training resources for HR, compensation, safety, and environmental managers. For more information and a free catalog, call 800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contact:
HR.BLR.com Managing Web Editor Kevin Flood
860 510-0100 x 2283

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Instrumentation Engineering (IE) Awarded Test Systems Contract From General Dynamics-Electric Boat to Design & Manufacture Test Systems for New Virginia Class Submarines

General Dynamics-Electric Boat awarded the test system contract for Virginia Class Submarines to Instrumentation Engineering based on a high-quality, cost effective, modular test solution that demonstrated both technological expertise and substantial industrialization experience.

Oakland, NJ (PRWEB) July 28, 2021 -- Instrumentation Engineering (IE) today announced that it is manufacturing the first Submarine Flight Critical Component Test Bed (SFCCTB) for General Dynamics- Electric Boat. This test system will be used for the revolutionary Virginia Class Submarines. The stealth, firepower and unlimited endurance of these submarines will play a key role in the United State's defense well into the 21st century. IE intends to deliver an equally robust test system and is committed to providing test support throughout the lifecycle of the program.

"I am very proud General Dynamics selected IE on this critical program," said Pat Cupo, President of Instrumentation Engineering. "The SFCCTB requires not only IE’s in depth military test background, but also draws on our extensive optical and RF engineering expertise."

The key to the test system is the same as the key to the submarine—maximum technological and operational flexibility. The SFCCTB is currently designed to test 31 different flight critical components, configured as single or multiple UUT’s. IE’s design provides for future high volume capability and a monitored upgrade path. Operation, maintenance and reconfiguration are simplified by IE’s comprehensive documentation package, and sustainment issues are addressed by IE’s staff support specialists as well as IE’s commitment to non-obsolescence.

About General Dynamics Electric Boat:
With more than a century of experience, Electric Boat has established standards of excellence in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy. Primary operations are the shipyard in Groton, CT, and the automated hull-fabrication and outfitting facility in Quonset Point, RI, with a current workforce of 11,300 employees. For more information, please visit www.gdeb.com

About Instrumentation Engineering (IE):
Instrumentation Engineering (IE) designs, develops and supports ATE system integration, test technology solutions and TPS development for the Military & Aerospace, Communications, Medical, Industrial, Automotive, Office Automation and Consumer markets. For 36 years, Instrumentation Engineering has been approaching production test issues with a unique combination of innovative test technology and practical manufacturing experience.

Founded in 1969, IE has the necessary engineering experience and time-tested development processes to create a virtual in-house test team. IE’s comprehensive test engineering approach simplifies the manufacturing process and compliments in-house talent. For more information, please visit www.ietest.com

This press release can be found on the Internet: http://www.ietest.com

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Tong-Tai (Topper) Introduces a 20" Pallet Horizontal Machining Center -- The HB500

Tong-Tai (Topper) introduces a 20" pallet horizontal machining center -- the HB500. This is the first of a series of horizontal machining centers the designs of which are based on proven concepts by well-established Japanese manufacturers. This design makes the machine suitable for general-purpose applications or high speed machining applications. The X & Y movement is on the column with the Z movement being on the table. This combination allows for sufficient area for chip removal in high speed machining applications.

Valley Cottage, NY (PRWEB) July 28, 2021 -- Tong-Tai (Topper) introduces a 20" pallet horizontal machining center -- the HB500. This is the first of a series of horizontal machining centers the designs of which are based on proven concepts by well-established Japanese manufacturers. This design makes the machine suitable for general-purpose applications or high speed machining applications. The X & Y movement is on the column with the Z movement being on the table. This combination allows for sufficient area for chip removal in high speed machining applications.

The machine base is a 20" x 20" pallet with an automatic pallet changer. The maximum part dimension is 36" x 36" with a total maximum weight of 1,300 lbs. The standard indexing on the pallet is 1 degree. There is an optional 4th axis available. It has a 50 taper (HSK optional) built-in spindle with 30HP main motor and a maximum rpm of 10,000. External spindle cooling and coolant through the spindle is standard on the HB500. For high speed machining and high material removal applications, there is also a coolant wash inside the bed, coolant wash from the ceiling, an 8 piece coolant nozzle in front of the spindle and a fully enclosed splash cover to contain all the fluids and chips.

Strokes of the axis are X 32", Y 28", Z28" with a rapid 1990 ipm traverse. The machine has a Fanuc-18iM control with rigid tapping and capabilities of RISC chip, look ahead and Data Server for High Speed Machining applications.

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ETI Celebrates 20 Years of Providing GD&T; Services

Effective Training Inc. is celebrating their 20th anniversary by offering select GD&T; products for 20% off. GD&T; is an international language of symbols used on engineering drawings by thousands of companies worldwide to save time and money in the design and manufacturing process.

(PRWEB) July 28, 2021 -- Effective Training Inc. (ETI) is celebrating its twentieth year as a GD&T; training and consulting corporation by offering a 20% savings on select products. GD&T; stands for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, an international language of symbols used on engineering drawings to communicate design intent. It is used by thousands of manufacturers worldwide.

ETI was founded by Alex Krulikowski as a one-man operation in August 1985. The company now employs a team of professionals that provide GD&T; products and training to thousands of organizations world-wide. The company’s textbooks and other teaching materials are used in hundreds of educational institutions in the U.S., Canada, and overseas. Their self-study course and pocket guide have been translated into Spanish.

In the past 20 years, the name Krulikowski has become synonymous with GD&T.; As a world renowned geometric tolerancing expert, he has often been referred to as “the doctor of dimensioning.” He is the member of many national standards organizations, including the ASME Y14.5 Committee on Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and he served for six years as chairman of the Y14.41 Committee on Solid Model Dimensioning. He has published over 20 books and articles about GD&T;, has created a dozen GD&T-related; courses, and has developed a wide variety of products devoted to learning the topic.

"For me, the rewards of teaching go beyond the financial benefits," said Krulikowski. "I know that by teaching GD&T;, I am providing the tools to help people grow and gain skills that will help them for a lifetime. It is a very satisfying career."

As technology has evolved, the demand for new types of GD&T; training options has risen. In the past 20 years, Krulikowski has developed GD&T; self-study courses, a video series, digital instructor kits, and a computer-based training program that has been sold to corporations worldwide. In 2003, ETI produced the GD&T; Trainer Professional Edition, a new level of computer-based training that includes technical animations, audio narration, 3-D drawings, and other advanced features. This year, ETI unveiled their Fundamentals of GD&T; web-based training (http://www.etilearn.com).

ETI provides GD&T; onsite workshops to companies around the globe. They also offer a series of public workshops open to individuals throughout the United States that includes Krulikowski’s new one-day Y14.41 solid model tolerancing workshop. It’s the only course available that teaches the new international standard covering the use of GD&T; on digital drawings. All of ETI’s workshops are "hands-on" and based on adult learning principles.

ETI’s website provides a variety of free GD&T; resources, including an online newsletter, a discussion board, tech papers, a digital tolerancing forum, and a complete catalog of GD&T; products that can be purchased through their online store. Their latest resources include a tool that calculates any company’s potential savings using GD&T; and a free GD&T; skills survey that tests an individual’s knowledge of tolerancing principles.

To celebrate their 20th anniversary and to thank their loyal customers, ETI is offering a selection of GD&T; products at 20% off. To see a complete list of the specially priced products, including GD&T; software and videos, visit www.etinews.com/20. Use coupon code P2005 to receive your discount.

Visit ETI’s website (www.etinews.com) to learn more about Effective Training Inc. For more onsite workshop information — or to request a custom quote package — call 800-886-0909.

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TR Cutler Profiles e-Kanban in July Quality Digest

Profile of e-Kanban in July Quality Digest Magazine. New Technology gets spotlight.

(PRWEB) July 28, 2021 -- Quality Digest, one of the most respected quality themed publications, just published (July 7, 2021) a critical feature article about the role of e-kanban, titled, “e-Kanban Proves Paper isn’t Lean” by Thomas R. Cutler, the nations’ leading manufacturing journalist.

The online feature may be located at:
http://qualitydigest.com/QDarticles/FMPro?-db=iq%5feditorial.fp5&-lay=article%20data%20form&editorial;%20type=ISSArticle&release;=yes&-format=QDarticle_text.html&articleID;=6725&-script=cntaccesstype&-Find

Cutler interviewed Datacraft Solutions’ key principles since the company is the marketshare leader in the e-kanban arena. The role of e-kanban in a lean initiative focused manufacturing organization is profiled and compared to the deep deficiencies experienced with the paper or card kanban.

Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) delivers a revolutionary e-kanban process of automation solutions to lean manufacturers through a secure Internet gateway, eliminating the need to install and maintain a complex IT infrastructure. The company has experienced 1,000% growth in the past twelve months by eliminating complicated, expensive, time-intensive software implementations as well as extensive training regiments and the need for internal support. The Datacraft Solutions' e-kanban lean system allows customers access and fully utilize powerful lean benefits immediately for a low, predictable monthly fee. Services are scalable so manufacturers can design an appropriate e-kanban solution.

Thomas R. Cutler is the CEO of TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Cutler authors more than 200 articles annually and is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, consisting of 2,000+ journalists writing about trends in the manufacturing sector.

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July 27, 2021

ABB Japan Orders Braintech Software for Two Japanese Automakers

ABB Introduces New Trueview™ Seam-Sealing System.

Vancouver, BC – July 27, 2021 – Braintech Inc. (OTCBB: BRHI), a leading provider of vision guided robotic, (“VGR”) software solutions, announced today that it has received two separate orders each for two similar eVisionFactory™ (eVF™) solutions from strategic partner ABB, for two Japanese automakers. The eVF solutions are the key ingredient to this new application of TrueView™ vision guidance for seam sealing.

TrueView VGR, combining ABB robots and Braintech’s eVF software has liberated manufacturing from the limitations of fixtured automation. In the case of these seam sealer systems, an ABB robot uses eVF vision to position the sealing applicator relative to vehicle bodies thereby eliminating the need for costly fixturing and human operators.

Commenting, COO, Babak Habibi stated, “We continue to demonstrate the unique power of our patented¹ SC3D™ guidance technology. Originally developed as a novel approach to locate engine parts for materials handling applications, the core SC3D technology has proven to be a key new technology for 3D Machine Vision, capable of satisfying guidance requirements for a large array of manufacturing needs including powertrain, body, sealant, arc welding and general assembly. Moreover, having extensively evaluated various technologies to solve different types of TrueView applications, we’ve discovered traditional stereo vision and laser based approaches are nowhere near as reliable or versatile as SC3D”.

Jerry Osborn, Vice President, General Manager, ABB Robot Automation stated, “We see more and more of our customers adopting VGR as a viable manufacturing technology, which opens up new opportunities for TrueView. Now, we’re starting to see the first TrueView systems being deployed outside North America and we plan to continue this expansion throughout Asia and Europe”.

About Braintech (OTCBB: BRHI) – visit www.braintech.com.
About ABB (NYSE: ABB) - ABB’s Robotic, Automotive and Manufacturing group is a leading supplier of robots, robotic systems and automation systems to the automotive, manufacturing and consumer industries. With more than 130,000 robots installed worldwide and more than 5,000 employees, ABB is a global leader in flexible factory automation.
This group is part of ABB Ltd. (www.abb.com) who is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 102,000 people. The company's U.S. operations employ about 9,000 in manufacturing and other facilities in 40 states.

¹ Patent Number US 6,816,755 B2
eVisionFactory, eVF and SC3D are trademarks of Braintech, inc. and its subsidiaries
TrueView is a trademark of ABB Inc. and its subsidiaries

Statements in this document that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and reflect the current views of management with respect to future events and are subject certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. It is important to note that the Company’s actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as technical difficulties in developing the products; competition from other suppliers of similar products; pricing that may not be acceptable to potential markets; and many other known and unknown factors. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company’s 10-KSB and 10-QSB Forms filed from time to time with the SEC.

Contact:
Jennifer Summers
Braintech Inc.
#102 – 930 W 1st Street
Vancouver BC V7P 3N4
604-988-6440 x 202

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New Motor Grounding Seal Prevents Shaft Current From Damaging AC Motor Bearings, Increases Productivity And Reliability, Eliminates Catastrophic Motor Failure

New Motor Grounding Seal stops the damaging effects from destructive residual shaft currents on AC motors. Specifically developed for VFD controlled AC motor applications, it prevents pitting, fluting, fusion craters and eliminates catastrophic motor failure while permanently protecting bearings from contamination.

Rock Island, IL (PRWEB) July 27, 2021 -- Inpro/Seal has announced their Motor Grounding Seal (MGS), an innovative bearing isolator/grounding seal that stops the damaging effects from destructive residual shaft currents on AC motors. Specifically developed for VFD controlled AC motor applications, it prevents pitting, fluting, fusion craters and eliminates catastrophic motor failure while permanently protecting bearings from contamination.

The Use Of Variable Frequency Drives
A VFD works by electronically matching the mechanical output of the motor to the exact application. Once the load is precisely matched, the speed is adjusted and the motor produces only the amount of energy needed. Equipment operates at capacity, runs more efficiently, energy consumption is lowered and operating costs are reduced. Experts agree that the use of variable-speed control on motors and other types of rotating equipment can save a significant amount of money from improved efficiencies and increased production.

The Damaging Effects Of Bearing Current
Inherently, the VFD system generates residual current or shaft voltage that accumulates on the rotor and discharges (shaft to frame) through the motor bearing. Causes of this resultant bearing damage range from voltage pulse overshoot and non-symmetry of the motor’s magnetic circuit to power unbalances, transient conditions and other conditions that work together or independently to create damaging currents.

This random and frequent discharging is referred to as the EDM effect. An acronym for electric discharge machining, this phenomenon causes pitting on the bearing’s rolling elements and raceways. At first, these EDMs create a frosted or sandblasted effect. Over time this deterioration causes fluting – a groove pattern in the bearing race that leads to destructive bearing failure.

Passive Fixes Do Not Last
Before the advent of the MGS Grounding Seal, a number of methods were tried to minimize the damaging effects of shaft currents, including: shaft grounding; external brushes; ceramic bearings; conductive greases and insulated bearings. The problem is that these are passive methods that are not cost effective, do not last, allow currents to continue to build up, require continual maintenance, allow for contaminants to accumulate and in some cases and can actually interfere with motor performance. Moreover, because many of these methods appear to be effective, unless there was a catastrophic bearing failure, there was no way to tell if they were working.

Enter The MGS Seal
Fortunately these problems can be solved and breakdown eliminated with the Inpro/Seal Motor Grounding Seal, an enhanced bearing isolator that prevents electrical damage to AC motor bearings by safely diverting harmful residual shaft currents.

The result of ongoing R & D, extensive field testing and exhaustive trials in their dedicated testing facility, along with the combined efforts of Electro Static Technology, the MGS Bearing Isolator eliminates this damaging shaft current by providing a "virtual short" between the shaft and motor frame that keeps shaft current and voltage from building up before bearing damage can occur.

MGS Seal Is Based On Highly Successful Product
At the heart of the MGS is an Inpro/Seal bearing isolator, a compound labyrinth bearing protection device, that Inpro invented (and patented) in 1977 and have now modified it for use with AC Motor applications.

A major innovation is a unique design that includes a grounding ring and brush built into the bearing isolator. The grounding ring dissipates the current and gives it a path to ground, away from the bearings. The brush contains microfibers that completely surround the shaft that work to discharge shaft current. The highest levels of performance are further assured by virtue of an inherent non-contact design that provides a life-time seal against, dust, liquids and other contaminants.

Simple, Low Cost, Long Term Fix
The MGS Motor Grounding Seal is a low cost solution that requires no maintenance and without the need for any adjustments. With no moving parts, dramatically increased life cycles are assured. It installs with a simple press fit to the internal or external motor housing. As the frame connection is part of the press fit, no external wiring is required.

Long Involvement In Rotating Equipment
According to David C. Orlowski, President of Inpro/Seal, the holder of some 40 patents and considered by many as the “father” of bearing isolation technology, “For over three decades Inpro/Seal has been on the cutting edge of sealing, process and bearing technology. And with almost two million bearing isolators installed, we are experienced in finding solutions to the most demanding problems. More importantly, our R & D people are constantly searching for ways to help end users increase productivity.”

Orlowski continued, “In reality, when it comes to a failed motor, the expense of the repair or replacement is a minor cost. With plant downtime running as high as $80,000 per hour, the real cost is in the downtime, labor, loss of production and disruption of production schedules. With this as a background, Electro Static Technology, the world leader in shaft grounding, conductive technology and Inpro/Seal, the world leader in bearing protection joined forces to develop the MGS Bearing Isolator. There is nothing else like it on the market.”

Two Global Leaders
Headquartered in Mechanic Falls, Maine, Electro Static Technology is a recognized global leader in the elimination and/or mitigation of induced electrical charges. They also engineer flexible peel-and-stick passive static eliminators for printers, copiers and other imaging devices.

Inpro/Seal Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of bearing isolators. The bearing isolator that they invented (patented back in 1977), known as an Inpro/Seal, has become a generic name in bearing protection. A non-contact, non-wearing, labyrinth permanent bearing protection device, the bearing isolator has two parts, a stator that presses into the bearing housing and a rotor that turns with the shaft. The two components interact to keep contamination out of the bearing enclosure and the lubricant in.

About Inpro/Seal
Inpro/Seal Company is the originator and the world’s number one manufacturer of bearing isolators, used to protect motor and pump bearings, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gear boxes, paper machine rolls and many other types of rotating equipment. Additional applications include the sealing, handling, processing of dry particulates, powders and bulk solids.

Over one and one half million of Inpro/Seal’s original bearing isolator designs are in operation in process plants worldwide, where end users continue to report significantly reduced operating costs with increased productivity and reliability. Documented cases show that a plant can more than double the mean-time-between failure (MTBF) and reduce maintenance costs by at least half, with users reporting an extremely high ROI.

As the recognized global leader in bearing isolator technology, Inpro products are marketed to the aerospace, automotive, petroleum, refining, nuclear, power generation, metalworking, food processing, grain processing, chemical, water, wastewater treatment, metalworking, hydrocarbon processing, HVAC, pulp and paper, mining, mineral, ore processing and general industrial markets.

Industry Leading Web Support
When an end user visits www.inpro-seal.com or www.bearingisolators.com they will find a wealth of information related to Inpro/Seal and bearing protection, including: specific applications, case histories, data sheets, facts and questions, specifications and more. Interactive spreadsheets include a Cost Justification Worksheet, that quantifies the effectiveness of bearing isolators in rotating equipment and a Contact Seal Energy Consumption Calculator that reveals the true cost of contact seals.

Signoff
For more information on the Inpro/Seal Motor Grounding Seal (MGS). including a FREE brochure, contact Terri Hageman at: Inpro/Seal Company, P.O. Box 3940, Rock Island, Illinois 61204. Phone numbers are: (800) 447-0524 or (309) 787-4971. Fax number is: (309) 787-6114. Website: www.inpro-seal.com or www.bearingisolators.com

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Internet Marketing Pays Off Big for Manufacturing Sector

Company websites and online marketing programs represent the latest sales and marketing tools of choice for the manufacturing segment. Once considered exclusive vehicles for traditional business and retail sales, these strategies are quickly becoming a powerful way for manufacturers to successfully market products and influence potential buyers.

(PRWEB) July 27, 2021 -- Company websites and online marketing programs represent the latest sales and marketing tools of choice for the manufacturing segment.

Once considered exclusive vehicles for traditional business and retail sales, these strategies are quickly becoming a powerful way for manufacturers to successfully market products and influence customers.

According to Corey Wenger, President of Key Position Web Marketing (www.key-position.com), online advertising and strategic websites allow manufacturers to reach mass markets, typically at lower costs than conventional marketing programs. His company has prepared a survey that targets such goals. It is featured below.

"Online advertising and strategic websites work seamlessly with how prospects select and buy products, services, and solutions. These methods also provide the ability to track and measure program effectiveness more directly than any other marketing vehicle."

Wenger is an authority in website Search Engine Optimization (SEO), one of the fastest growing marketing strategies being used by U.S. manufacturers today. SEO is the process used to earn high rankings in search engines based on specific key words and phrases – terms used by prospective clients who are actively looking for products, services, and solutions.

"When balanced with other essential internet promotions, a well-planned SEO can create dramatic results. In some cases, the marketing return on investment climbs into the double digits," he confirms.

In helping companies to increase sales and profitability through strategic web marketing, Wenger has created a study to determine how manufacturers can use corporate websites and online programs to compete more effectively against domestic and foreign contenders.

To take the online manufacturing survey, please follow the press release link.

Participants who complete Key Position's brief study will receive a complimentary summary of the report.

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Ingenuus Partners with Sarbanes-Oxley Specialist RAI Consulting

Ingenuus Software Inc., the leader in Process Orchestration, announced today that they have entered into a partnership with RAI Consulting of Richardson, Texas to provide evaluation and remediation services for companies seeking Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

FRISCO, TX, PRWeb - July 25, 2021 - Ingenuus Software Inc., the leader in Process Orchestration, announced today that they have entered into a partnership with RAI Consulting of Richardson, Texas to provide evaluation and remediation services for companies seeking Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Although the agreement provides for joint marketing activities, RAI Consulting will not be reselling any Ingenuus software in order to maintain objectivity. The partnership allows RAI Consulting to inform customers of the Ingenuus capabilities as a potential solution to their remediation activity.

"We encounter business process automation software virtually every day," says RAI Consulting Principal, Thomas McCullough. "They are very complex. It is difficult to build an application. They do not provide the Process Owner [in this case the Compliance Officer] with the ability to model the process, modify the user interface, create business rules and then release the solution into production. Ingenuus can - we see this as cutting edge and feel compelled to let our customers know about it."

Typically, a SOX process requires 2 or more technical analysts or IT people to automate processes. First, the process is modeled by a trained analyst, with inputs, outputs and tasks specified. Documentation to explain each step is included. This is sometimes done with tools that follow process automation standards such as BPEL. After the process is modeled, then business rules are created. This might be done by the same analyst, or another one more familiar with database business rules. An IT analyst then creates the user interface and links it with the process model. If integration is required, it is done at this time.

"Ingenuus has simplified the process automation effort by combining a modeling tool with the graphical user interface tool and then made these tools so easy that a process owner can be trained to model, edit user interfaces, create business rules, and then release a process into production - all without the need for an process or IT analyst," says Ingenuus CTO Vivek Prasad. "For the first time, process owners can create and manage their own processes without needing help from IT."

About Ingenuus
Ingenuus Software Inc., based in Frisco, Texas, is raising the bar for business process automation with its Business Process Orchestration approach. The Ingenuus solution transforms processes, tasks and projects into web-based applications for companies whose employees are frustrated by lack of control, lack of visibility and the inability to easily get at the knowledge they need. Business Process Orchestration is a unique approach for automating all of your business processes and orchestrating them to function together. Customers are using Ingenuus to orchestrate processes including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), IT Trouble Tickets, Return Materials Authorizations (RMA), Quality Testing, New Product Introduction (NPI), Job Management for contract manufacturers and Compliance Management (like Sarbanes-Oxley).

Ingenuus is a trademark of Ingenuus Software Inc.

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Maintenance Software for Manufacturing Plants, Industrial & Commercial Facilities -- FastMaint CMMS 4.4 Trial Download Now Available

SMGlobal Inc. announces the release of version 4.4 of its FastMaint CMMS software for preventive maintenance management. A computerized maintenance management solution (CMMS) suitable for manufacturing plants, industrial & commercial facilities.

Cary, NC (PRWEB) July 27, 2021 -- SMGlobal Inc. (http://www.smglobal.com) announces the release of version 4.4 of its FastMaint CMMS software for preventive maintenance management. FastMaint is a computerized maintenance management solution (CMMS) suitable for manufacturing plants, industrial & commercial facilities. It is one of the few maintenance software packages to pass Microsoft’s certification tests.

"We are very pleased with FastMaint. I am learning more about its versatility each day. I have been able to see a downward trend in equipment break downs and spare parts usage," says David Cook, Maintenance Planner.

FastMaint’s affordable price, low maintenance needs and ease of use make it possible even for small to medium size companies to reap many of the benefits of computerized maintenance management software (CMMS software).

FastMaint is designed to be "fast" and easy to install and use so that users can become productive soon. Both planned and preventive maintenance tasks can be scheduled, managed and tracked. An integrated inventory system allows one to track inventory use and when to reorder parts. Maintenance managers can plan ahead and budget work for the week, month, quarter, year or any defined period. One can easily create work orders and collect feedback on jobs done. The multi-user Professional edition provides a way for non-maintenance personnel to submit maintenance requests. Users rights to view or change information can be restricted to protect maintenance data. Many third party tools such as report writers; data extraction utilities, etc… can also be integrated with the FastMaint database. FastMaint can work with Microsoft's Access or SQL Server database. Te new release brings in purchase order support, improved work order support and a host of other enhancements.

Prices start at US$995 for the single user version. For more information and a free 30-day trial of FastMaint please visit http://www.smglobal.com.

All products mentioned are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact: SMGlobal Inc.
Phone: 919-434-5146
Web: http://www.smglobal.com

About Us: SMGlobal, Inc, is a Microsoft Certified Partner that publishes FastMaint CMMS, a computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) solution suitable for small to mid-size manufacturing planst & facilities.

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HP's Christian Verstraete to Round Out Keynote Speaker Line-Up at CPDA's PLM Road Map Conference

Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA) announces that Christian Verstraete, Global Lead, High-Tech Industry & Supply Chain, Hewlett-Packard, will join Lockheed Martin’s Robert W. Manney, Bombardier Aerospace’s Donna McAleenan, and DaimlerChrysler's Roger Lundberg to round out the keynote speaker line-up at PLM Road Map 2005. The conference will take place on September 28 and 29 at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan.

Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 27, 2021 -- Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA) announces that Christian Verstraete, Global Lead, High-Tech Industry & Supply Chain, Hewlett-Packard, will join Lockheed Martin’s Robert W. Manney, Bombardier Aerospace's Donna McAleenan, and DaimlerChrysler’s Roger Lundberg to round out the keynote speaker line-up at PLM Road Map 2005. The conference will take place on September 28 and 29 at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan.

Verstraete will discuss how the combination of a portfolio of collaboration approaches maximizes the creation of sustainable value in the extended enterprise. In most companies, PLM and Supply Chain Management represent two separate domains, each optimized independently of the other. But in the world of a "Demand Driven Supply Network," a collaboration approach must cover both sets of requirements. Verstraete, drawing on his experiences at HP and work undertaken with several colleagues at the University of Louvain, Belgium, will demonstrate how such partnerships can take place and what competitive advantages they can provide.

For more information on PLM Road Map™ 2005 visit
https://cpd-associates.com/index.cfm?content=include_conference05.cfm

About Christian Verstraete

Christian Verstraete leads the High-Tech industry and the Supply Chain Portfolio go-to market strategy for HP. In this role he works closely with internal HP groups to review HP's best practices and to define how those can be used in their go-to market strategies.
Previously, Christian led the manufacturing practice within HP’s Consulting and Integration business unit. The manufacturing practice consists of 1,200 consultants around the globe who create and deliver services and solutions in the areas of supply chain, procurement and sourcing, product lifecycle collaboration, demand chain, and collaborative business integration. The team has also developed specific offerings for customers in the automotive, high-tech, pharmaceutical, and energy sectors.

Before that, Christian created the enterprise application integration and portal infrastructures team within the Consulting and Integration business. During his career, he has held a variety of positions in business development, marketing, consulting, and project management. He is a mechanical engineer from the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and has a degree in industrial management from Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven in Leuven, Belgium.

About PLM Road Map™ 2005

PLM Road Map™ 2005 is a strategic conference focused on the critical tradeoffs that shape product development. At PLM Road Map™ 2005, find out first hand which issues are currently confronting end users. Presentations will cover collaboration across the enterprise, knowledge capture and reuse, the business benefits of PLM integration, PLM interoperability, the tradeoffs of open CAD and tight integration, product development platforms to meet the needs of commonality and variety, up-front simulation, up-front manufacturing process constraints, SOA reuse of software modules as Web services, and more.

Join top analysts from CPDA and key industry players as they share their personal experiences in making technology work, by driving efforts up front early in design, and by continuously incorporating cross-disciplinary knowledge and feedback.

About CPDA

Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA) provides the latest in-depth, objective information for assessing technology and business goals. Coordinated by a group of experienced analysts, its cohesive suite of collaborative research programs leverages the efforts of top software designers and leading-edge users. CPDA's differentiation is its specific, deep, and pragmatic approach to the market, and a hands-on understanding of the technology required to drive successful implementations.

CPDA's collaborative research programs include Design Creation and Validation, Product Value Management, Product Definition/PLM Infrastructure, and Design/Simulation Council.

Contact:
Cheryl Peck
1-800-573-4756

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SDI, Inc., Executive Vice President to Address IDC Mobile Enterprise Forum

Ron Fijalkowski, executive vice president of technology and central services for SDI, Inc. and a nationally recognized expert in the IT industry, will discuss the impact of moving desktop applications to mobile devices in the field. He joins an impressive list of speakers set to speak in New York City at the IDC Mobile Enterprise Forum on September 21.

BRISTOL, Pa. (PRWEB) July 27, 2021 -- Ron Fijalkowski, executive vice president of technology and central services for SDI (Strategic Distribution, Inc. – Nasdaq: STRD), will join an impressive list of speakers during the upcoming IDC Mobile Enterprise Forum, Sept. 21, 2005 (New York City). SDI is a leading provider of MRO supply chain management services in North America.

The forum, to be held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York, will feature speakers from companies including Pfizer, Union Providence, Eli Lilly, National Gypsum, and the South Carolina State Department of Probation. It is intended to address key issues in deploying mobile technology solutions across a variety of companies and industries. Forum attendees are expected to include chief information officers, vice presidents, and other high-level executives.

Fijalkowski is a nationally recognized expert in the IT industry. His presentation will address workflow considerations necessary in moving a fixed desktop application to the field via a mobile device. His presentation will describe how SDI has provided mobility for existing customer desktop applications, supporting work-order management, material ordering, inventory management, and material issues to be directed through a variety of mobile devices.

For information or to register for the forum, please visit www.idc.com.

Fijalkowski has been recognized by Computerworld magazine as a Premier 100 IT Leader, and heads SDI’s Technology and Central Services departments as it looks for ways to apply technology to streamline internal processes as well as enhance its customer services. Under Fijalkowski’s leadership, SDI established web-based consumer catalogs, enhanced the company’s customer ERP system, and added mobility applications that streamline a customer’s MRO supply chain processes.

About SDI
SDI helps customers optimize their business performance and meet strategic goals by providing technology and supply chain solutions to increase productivity and reduce total costs. Commercial and industrial customers, as well as educational institutions, benefit from reduced costs and increased efficiencies in the procurement and management of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) materials. Additional information about SDI can be found on the company’s web site at www.sdi.com.

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Canadian Manufacturer Chooses ERP System by PRONTO North America

Dixon-Bayco Industries a Canadian Manufacturer of quality industrial and recreational products, chooses new ERP system.

(PRWEB) July 27, 2021 -- Dixon-Bayco Industries is a manufacturer of quality industrial and recreational products. These products are marketed worldwide. The company was founded in 1941, and has almost 200 employees, an 80,000 square foot plant on 8 acres in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


The company is ISO 9001 certified and works in a variety of areas:
• Materials cast: aluminum, copper, bronze, zinc and ZA alloys
• Foundry : sand, permanent mold and pressure die casting
• Machining: seven CNC machining centers, high production turret lathes, screw machines, multi-head drilling and tapping
• Assembly: riveting, welding, fabrication, and assembly operations, including electronics
• Finishing: polishing, plating, painting, chromating, anodizing and tin coating available from local sources
• Special testing: pressure testing, dye penetrant, and performance testing; Tensile, chemical and X-ray testing from local sources
• Product design: CAD facilities for the design and manufacture of products and tooling
• Engineering services: complete technical assistance to aid in designing and manufacturing of products

Dixon-Bayco just completed a PEER process with Mike Ligudzinski, CEO of PRONTO North America and has selected PRONTO-Xi, the leading ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software in Canada. Ligudzinski noted, “The value of the PEER process goes beyond simply an executive workshop. It creates a company-wide buying and understanding of the organizations process and creates methods of accountability.”

Pronto North America, Inc. based in Eden Prairie, MN, is widely recognized as the authority in technologically driven business solutions and process management. Utilizing innovative implementation techniques and tools, Pronto North America generates increased performance, service, efficiency, and accountability. Through PEER™ (Process Evaluation Executive Review), Pronto North America captures the values of Lean Manufacturing throughout the enterprise. This functionality is accomplished utilizing a highly-trained world-class staff and an innovative process modeling and automation toolset unmatched in the industry, ensuring the realization of continuous process improvement and profitability.

Pronto North America is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi™, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of their business. 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 Production to PRONTO Advanced Warehousing; from PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS); from PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) to PRONTO Forecasting Management, the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies its natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution.

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RMB Revaluation - A Wake-Up Call for Importers from China?

E-Trade2China Inc. strengthened by currency revaluation - Non 'Added Value' Suppliers Shudder

Shanghai, China (PRWEB) July 27, 2021 -- Well, the inevitable has finally happened...and the Chinese Renminbi (Yuan) has, as expected, increased by just over 2% against the dollar. Whilst this has long been feared by many China-based Export Companies and their customers, it has created some profound and compelling reasons for using more 'value added' sourcing solutions when sourcing products from China.

Normally, when foreign companies locate a good product source in China, little thought is given to the mechanics of how those products are actually paid for. All too often, it is seen as being 'no problem', and customers in the US or UK simply 'pay for the goods in USD' and then 'receive the product'. However, in the majority of cases the actual manufacturer is only payable in local currency (i.e. RMB), which means that 'somebody somewhere' is having to convert those dollars into RMB on their behalf...and they are unlikely to be doing it for free!

This function is usually performed by so-called 'Trading Companies', which basically take foreign currency from their customers, convert it into RMB, then pay the actual manufacturer in local currency - but not without taking a cut in the form of commission, of course. Sometimes these companies pose as the actual manufacturer, and sometimes they work with the manufacturer 'behind the scenes' in order to include their commission with the FOB price of the goods. Even companies with Representative Offices in China have to use these companies when buying from local factories, which means that Trading Companies have traditionally been an important part of most foreign companies' China supply chains.

In a summer which has been particularly hot across China, though, Trading Companies like these may truly be 'feeling the heat'. Their prices have just risen by over 2% overnight - and may even rise further.

Depending on how lean their operating costs are, and whether or not they are involved in 'off-the-shelf' commodity products, this may push them out of some of their ultra-competitive markets, in which undercutting the competition is the one-and-only 'name of the game'.

For Export Companies which offer entire sourcing solutions, however, this could be good news - a much anticipated 'blessing in disguise'. Instead of earning a commission for simply 'flipping' paperwork on behalf of a local manufacturer, there are a number of Export Companies out there which offer entire product development programmes, all the way from initial design right through to product development, vendor sourcing, contract manufacturing, in-line QC, packaging, and logistics.

E-Trade2China Inc. is one such company, except it offers a second option which takes this concept even further.

Instead of just operating on a straightforward 'trading' basis as described above - which it already does successfully - E-Trade2China Inc. can also act as a true 'extension' of its clients operations, whereby it provides everything that is needed for its clients to have a fully-functioning operation in China.

This not only includes full-time professional sourcing staff who work exclusively for the client to which they are assigned, exclusive office space and all the necessary equipment required to run a successful sourcing office, but also access to the very Export Licences needed to export products from China at cost. This can save its clients money, and can also speed up its clients lead times dramatically.

The cost? Probably less than opening and running a Representative Office...and that's before one even considers the commission that gets saved by cutting out commission-charging Trading Companies or the savings that can be made by having full-time staff on the ground in China re-sourcing products from even more competitive local vendors.

Any further rise in the value of the RMB against the USD will only increase the reasons to cut out unnecessary layers in the supply chain from China - and provide further compelling reasons to look for a partner in China that can help engineer out the unnecessary costs associated with Trading Companies and Representative Offices. When assessing their China sourcing strategy in light of these long-expected developments, companies would be well advised to compare as many different sourcing models as possible in order to identify ways to mitigate increasing costs as a result of a floating RMB.

To find out what E-Trade2China Inc. can do for you, please send details of the products you are looking for to Jonathan Fayers, E-Trade2China’s Marketing Director, at e-mail protected from spam bots.

E-Trade2China Inc. is a British-owned company in Shanghai, China, which sources products and operates turnkey Buying Offices for a number of US- and UK-based companies. It has a unique legal status in China which enables its clients to function as fully-licensed companies in China. E-Trade2China headhunts, employs and manages dedicated Procurement, Sourcing, and QC staff who work for its clients’ operations full-time, and enables its clients to bypass commission payments to importers, agents, and trading companies. Depending on the volumes companies source from China, and whether they are products which those companies are looking to 'buy' or to 'make', E-Trade2China Inc. offers a complete range of sourcing solutions intended to save its clients money on sourcing and exporting products from China.

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Troux Announces Metis Enterprise 5.0 Technology Availability

Market leader rolls out integrated offering to help improve IT governance through Enterprise Architecture processes

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 26, 2021 -- Troux Technologies, the global leader in IT Governance and Enterprise Architecture (EA) solutions, today announced the general availability of Metis® Enterprise 5.0, an industry-leading Enterprise Architecture Modeling and Repository offering for Global 1000 companies and the government market.


Delivering on the successful acquisition of Metis earlier this year, Troux's Metis family of EA products now combines the visualization and analytic capabilities of the Metis modeling tool with Troux's highly scalable repository for automatic capture and management of enterprise IT and business data. This comprehensive offering gives enterprise architects, business analysts, IT planners and other decision-makers in even the largest and most complex organizations a toolset capable of centralizing the management of all IT governance processes.

"This release of Metis 5.0 will, for the first time, include not only support for an enterprise repository to store all of the different model artifacts, but also a methodology for collecting, reusing and distributing the information to the Metis client and other reporting tools. This simplifies the handling of extremely robust datasets, which is a prerequisite for an organization's success in using IT governance to manage change," said Jonas Lamis, Troux's vice president of product marketing. Lamis also noted that the essence of Enterprise Architecture as foundational to IT governance means that this powerful combination will accelerate business and government agency transformation.

With the Metis Enterprise 5.0 technology offering, U.S. commercial and government customers can choose from three levels of Troux products to meet their EA maturity level and enterprise architecture needs:
* Metis Desktop – Metis Desktop is Troux’s entry-level package for Metis visual modeling tools for the U.S. commercial market. The basic offering for Enterprise Architecture teams includes client tools and an architectural template of choice.

* Metis Workgroup – The mid-tier offering for collaboration within Enterprise Architecture teams includes client tools, templates, and Metis Team Server 3.6.

* Metis Enterprise –The Metis Enterprise package is the industry’s most powerful offering for scalable Enterprise Architecture and Governance activities. Metis Enterprise includes Metis Client tools, Metis Enterprise Architecture Framework (MEAF), and Metis Enterprise Repository. Metis Collection is an optional add-on. Metis Enterprise is the foundation for successful IT Governance and is a pre-requisite for Troux IT Governance applications.

In all three cases, available offerings include a set of EA consulting services, training, support and maintenance for successful EA initiatives.

Pricing and Availability
For pricing information, contact Troux Technologies at 1-866-273-9371. All Metis 5.0 products are generally available.

About Troux Technologies
Troux Technologies (pronounced "true") is a global provider of IT Governance software that accelerates IT and business transformation. Troux's IT Governance solutions enable organizations to strategically plan the enterprise, capture and analyze critical IT and business data and deliver actionable decisions to transform the business. Troux's breakthrough technology provides the enterprise-class information, policies, and analytics critical for IT excellence. With Troux, organizations succeed in breaking the traditional IT silos and effectively aligning IT with core business goals.

Based in Austin, Texas, Troux Technologies serves the Global 1000 and government marketplaces. For more information, please visit www.troux.com or call (866) 273-9371.

Copyright 2005 Troux Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Troux and Metis by Troux are trademarks of Troux Technologies, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Media Contacts:
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July 26, 2021

Apple Rubber's Silicone Housing (Face) Seals Offer Superior Sealing Performance Over Flat Gaskets

Apple Rubber Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of seals and sealing devices, offers silicone housing (face) seals that outperform flat gaskets and other gasketing methods for a wide variety of housing applications. Custom designed to exact specifications, Apple Rubber's silicone housing seals feature a round cross-section and are molded to hold superior tolerances to die-cut, flat gaskets. Unlike flat gaskets, the round cross section of silicone housing seals ensures sealing of any potential leak paths. Typical applications range from appliances and electronic component housings to aerospace and medical products.

The silicone housing seals are available in a 20-80 durometer range and can be made even softer to match compression set requirements of plastic or metal housing applications. Apple Rubber can produce the seals in even the most complex shapes and the silicone material can be color-matched to customer specifications.

Apple Rubbers LIM silicone molding systems provide consistent, high performance and cost-effective housing seals that are virtually flash-free. Complete design engineering assistance and prototyping are available. Furthermore, the housing seals are made in the U.S.A. and Apple Rubber sells direct, enabling direct communication with a knowledgeable sales team and design engineers and full accountability from the company.

For information call 1-800-828-7745, FAX (716) 684-8302, email: [email protected] Or write Apple Rubber Products, 310 Erie Street, Lancaster, NY 14086-9908

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Risk Assessment Helps Corporate Executives Avoid Dust Explosions

When the dust settles after an industrial dust explosion, corporate executive officers must answer for the loss of life, revenue, market share, and confidence on Wall Street. Avoiding such risks begins with a professional risk assessment

(PRWEB) July 26, 2021 -- Once the domain of plant managers and facility engineers, the repercussions from a major dust explosion in an industrial facility now reverberate all the way up the chain of command to the very top executives – including the CEO. Despite the significant and very real risks of dust explosions, which include the initial blast, secondary fires, significant losses of process revenue and a host of other hidden costs, many corporate officers continue to play Russian Roulette by ignoring the issue altogether.

Almost all organic material or un-oxidized metal, when in a dust cloud, will ignite at a temperature below 500 °C -- approximately the temperature of a recently extinguished match. Companies in pulp and paper, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and milling operations that handle powders and bulk solids are susceptible. Food dusts such as sugar, starch, flour, and cocoa are also major causes of dust explosions.

Whether these events are categorized as large, or small, the localized casualties often get overshadowed by a number of hidden costs, including:

1) Loss of revenue
While casualty/fire insurance can soften the financial impact of the loss of equipment and buildings, it seldom makes up for the loss of product and revenue stream. When processes suddenly stop, the losses can mount to millions of dollars per week.

2) Loss of customer base/market share
Any major disruptions to a company's ability to meet customers' needs could result in the loss of customers and market share, which is difficult to win back.

3) Government fines
OSHA has been known to issue citations for hundreds of thousands of dollars in proposed penalties against companies that failed to protect employees from potentially explosive accumulations of dust.

4) The end of a career
If a major facility experiences a dust explosion and is out of commission for an extended period of time at great loss of revenue, then the final casualty might be corporate execs – even the CEO.

Professional risk analysis

Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, Cv Technology (dust explosions before they occur.

“You can't completely eliminate the danger, but a risk analysis can certainly reduce probability and severity of an industrial dust explosion,” says Cvetas.

A risk assessment from Cv Technology includes dust tests and a process evaluation to determine where there is risk for fire or explosion. Cv Technology can also project the likely consequences of an event.

Once the Risk Analysis is completed, the protection alternatives are fully explored. Cv Technology prefers passive systems, which are the least expensive and most reliable. Taking into account the process systems, critical operations, production scheduling requirements etc, priorities can be set, installation costs determined, and a schedule developed for implementation.

“What risk analyses and dust explosion protection systems really provide is insurance,” says Cvetas. “They give top executives the peace of mind that they are operating their plants safely¾not only preventing potential loss of life but also protecting their assets and valuable process revenue from dust explosions.”

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Energy Efficient Direct Drive Air Compressor Systems Milk Extra Work from Utility Dollars

The 3-8% improvement from efficient industrial air compressors saves as much as $4200 per year from one, 100-hp compressor.

(PRWEB) July 26, 2021 -- When it comes to wringing maximum utility out of every energy dollar, little things do mean a lot. In a report sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory concluded that, "Industrial electric motor systems account for more than 20% of all electricity used in the U.S.," and that, "using new technologies increases energy efficiency...improves profits." For this reason, many commercial and industrial users of compressed air are turning to direct-drive electric air compressor systems.

As an example, if an efficient air compressor only requires 100 hp to supply a given air flow rate at a given pressure, vs. one with more moving parts that requires 112 hp, the savings in electrical costs can quickly yield a positive benefit/cost ratio on the more efficient machine. Using the industry standard average of $.08 cents per kWh, the 12 hp difference in this example would reduce electricity costs by approximately $4200 per year per unit.

"We use compressed air to disassemble motors and to remove motor parts, wheels and tires," says Jim Cook, Construction Manager of California-based Pick Your Part, the nation’s leading self-service auto wrecker. "But we were frequently running out of air with our piston air compressors. However, now we use 25- and 30-HP direct drive units from Sullivan-Palatek to meet our demand for efficient air availability.”

Sullivan-Palatek of Michigan City, Indiana, manufacturers a line of direct-drive rotary-screw, industrial air compressor systems that allow users to profit from greater energy savings in their pressurized-air operations. The increased efficiency of this design stems from the use of larger air-end assemblies, which results in slower turning rotors that yield higher pressure using lower horsepower. Additional efficiency results from use of a direct-drive rotary screw that eliminates unnecessary moving parts -- thus reducing the parasitic losses attributed to belts and gears.

“The additional 30 HP we get from each new air compressor gives us added efficiency and economy,” says Cook.

"We have an air compressor on four separate production lines to supply the cylinders that position woodworking tools" says Cory Bayer, maintenance team leader for Bayer Built Woodworks, Inc. of Belgrade, Minnesota, a major manufacturer of millwork. "We used regular piston compressors when our volume was less, but as we grew we needed more. So we switched over to the Sullivan-Palatek screw-type air compressors because they are more efficient and reliable enough to run the long hours that we needed. I would definitely recommend the use of these direct drive air compressor systems."

The same U.S. DOE report concluded that: "By 2010, using more efficient electric motor systems in the industrial sector could... provide an industrial energy cost savings of $13 billion."

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

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Future of Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) Industry is Bright for Gusmer | Decker After Merger

Merger of Gusmer and LCC/Decker, two respected RIM molding equipment suppliers, provides customers with improved technical/customer support, standardization and stocking of machine components, integrated spare-parts support, and expanded product offerings

(PRWEB) July 26, 2021 -- As reaction injection molding (RIM) applications expand worldwide, RIM equipment suppliers such as Gusmer and LCC/Decker provide the sophisticated metering machines and mixing heads required to process multi-component polyurethane and hybrid urethane chemicals. Today, these two respected RIM equipment suppliers have merged into a single RIM-focused business unit called Gusmer | Decker to better serve existing customers and to look to the future of the reaction injection molding industry.

Gusmer | Decker will continue to provide technical and consumer support for the hundreds of units from both brands that are currently in the field. In addition, Gusmer | Decker will leverage over 40 years of combined technology, engineering and manufacturing knowledge to develop new, innovative product lines and process solutions for new applications worldwide.

“Combining the resources of these two well-respected RIM design and manufacturing business units will allow us to significantly expand our product offerings, as well as enhance technical/customer support around the world,” says Dennis Commette, vice president and general manager of Gusmer | Decker.

For Gusmer and LCC/Decker equipment owners, the merger will have several benefits, including: improved technical/customer support through one centralized technical service contact number; integrated spare-parts support for quick turnaround times; standardization and stocking of machine components for immediate delivery; and expanded metering/mixing solutions to meet most RIM applications.

Billed as “limited only by your imagination,” RIM technology is flexible enough to deliver on that promise. RIM molding systems can produce virtually any molded part, and are an attractive alternative where higher quality is required, at low cost.

In the reaction injection molding process, polyurethane is injected into a mold to produce high quality plastic products. To accomplish this task, sophisticated RIM equipment is required to handle the mixing, heating and metering of the chemical components that make up polyurethane just prior to its injection into the mold. The advantage of utilizing a polyurethane RIM system is that it can be configured to produce a final product that is foam or solid, and can vary from flexible to rigid.

Finished RIM parts are durable, chemically resistant, wear resistant, low weight and have high insulation values. Part created by reaction injection molding include bumpers for vehicles, steering wheels, dashboards, skis and snowboards, footwear, ice chests, sporting goods, car seats, refrigerator insulation, decorative moldings, and mannequins.

“We see tremendous opportunities in RIM markets for new applications,” says Commette. “The performances of polyurethane materials make it an attractive solution for demanding applications or where higher quality product is required.”

According to Commette, as global markets continue to be more responsive to customers’ demands for better product performance and higher quality, manufacturers will seek alternative material solutions such as RIM technology, which also lend themselves to manufacturing cost reductions.

“We have seen a significant growth in polyurethane product outputs in countries around the world, which in the past made up only a small portion of the RIM market,” says Commette. “This is where the performance of polyurethane products, combined with the inherent adaptability of the reaction injection molding process to automated manufacturing processes will prove to be a key technology solution.”

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ISA Hardware Starts Distribution of Newisys® Server Products

ISA Hardware, one of the most dynamic computer component distributors operating in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Middle East, and North Africa has signed an authorized distribution agreement with Newisys®, a Sanmina-SCI Company and leading developer of enterprise-class server and storage designs.

Limassol (Cyprus)(PRWEB) July 26, 2021 -- ISA Hardware, one of the most dynamic computer component distributors operating in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Middle East, and North Africa has signed an authorized distribution agreement with Newisys®, a Sanmina-SCI Company and leading developer of enterprise-class server and storage designs.

According to the recently signed agreement, ISA Hardware has received the status of Official Distributor of Newisys products and is now authorized to distribute the complete range of Newisys server solutions. The agreement covers Eastern Europe, countries of the Former Soviet Union, Baltic and Nordic countries, as well as Middle East and North Africa.

Yuri Antoshkin, ISA Hardware’s Operation Director, said: "We are extremely happy that we have secured this agreement with Newisys, a Sanmina-SCI company with a reputation for innovation and quality within the server industry. I am deeply convinced that our channel partners are going to benefit from our extended offer of robust high-performance and competitively-priced enterprise-class servers and will appreciate their quality and reliability."

The new partnership will promote the distribution and sales of advanced Newisys server products based on AMD Opteron™ processors throughout the 20 countries of ISA Hardware’s presence and will enable dealers and resellers to obtain Newisys servers locally through ISA Hardware’s offices.

"We are pleased to have ISA Hardware as a distribution partner for our Newisys servers," commented Don Johnson, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Computing and Storage Division, Sanmina-SCI. "ISA Hardware has established a key footprint into the rapidly growing Eastern European market and we look forward to leveraging this partnership to reach more customers."

About ISA Hardware
ISA Hardware is one of the most dynamically developing computer component distributors operating in the markets of Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. Currently ISA Hardware Group, with headquarters in Cyprus, has 20 subsidiaries across its regions. The company’s success is due to its market flexibility, business innovations, and the ability to satisfy the ever growing customers’ needs. The customer-focused sales strategy is the cornerstone of ISA Hardware’s success in shaping long-term mutually beneficial partner relations. The company offers its clients only the most trusted and highly-demanded hi-tech products. For more information please visit www.isahardware.com.

About Newisys
Newisys®, a Sanmina-SCI Company, is a creative technology company significantly impacting the server-computing environment. Newisys is dedicated to designing and delivering enterprise-class server and storage products. Newisys offers a family of robust designs targeted for integration into Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) product offerings. For more information, visit www.newisys.com.

Media contact:
Olena Parkhomenko
Marketing Director
ISA Hardware
+357 25 857 229

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Maintenance Software for Manufacturing Plants, Industrial & Commercial Facilities -- FastMaint CMMS 4.4 Trial Download Now Available

SMGlobal Inc. announces the release of version 4.4 of its FastMaint CMMS software for preventive maintenance management. FastMaint is a computerized maintenance management solution (CMMS) suitable for manufacturing plants, industrial & commercial facilities. It is one of the few maintenance software packages to pass Microsoft's certification tests. A fully functional trial of FastMaint can be downloaded from http://www.smglobal.com.

Cary, NC (PRWEB) July 26, 2021 -- SMGlobal Inc. (http://www.smglobal.com) announces the release of version 4.4 of its FastMaint CMMS software for preventive maintenance management. FastMaint is a computerized maintenance management solution (CMMS) suitable for manufacturing plants, industrial & commercial facilities. It is one of the few maintenance software packages to pass Microsoft’s certification tests.

"We are very pleased with FastMaint. I am learning more about its versatility each day. I have been able to see a downward trend in equipment break downs and spare parts usage" says David Cook, Maintenance Planner.

FastMaint’s affordable price, low maintenance needs and ease of use make it possible even for small to medium size companies to reap many of the benefits of computerized maintenance management software (CMMS software).

FastMaint is designed to be "fast" and easy to install and use so that users can become productive soon. Both planned and preventive maintenance tasks can be scheduled, managed and tracked. An integrated inventory system allows one to track inventory use and when to reorder parts. Maintenance managers can plan ahead and budget work for the week, month, quarter, year or any defined period. One can easily create work orders and collect feedback on jobs done. The multi-user Professional edition provides a way for non-maintenance personnel to submit maintenance requests. Users rights to view or change information can be restricted to protect maintenance data. Many third party tools such as report writers; data extraction utilities, etc… can also be integrated with the FastMaint database. FastMaint can work with Microsoft’s Access or SQL Server database. The new release brings in purchase order support, improved work order support and a host of other enhancements.

Prices start at US$995 for the single user version. For more information and a free 30-day trial of FastMaint please visit http://www.smglobal.com.

All products mentioned are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact: SMGlobal Inc.
Phone: 919-434-5146
Web: http://www.smglobal.com

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5.6 Million Small Businesses Qualify for Tax Subsidy Program

5.6 million small businesses nationwide are eligible for a tax subsidy program that helps businesses deal with the challenges of growth, exit and taxes. However, only about 1,500 of eligible businesses have taken advantage of it. A.B.R.C. introduces a program to help S-Corporations qualify for this tax subsidy. www.abrc-esop.com.

(PRWEB) July 27, 2021 – American Business Resource Corporation president Evan Rhodes has a formidable challenge — helping small businesses stay in business.

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, states that the average small business lifecycle in the U.S. is less than 12.5 years. Collapse or abandonment often comes because business owners are unable to cope with the business challenges of growth, they have an unclear exit strategy, or they mishandle their taxes.

Rhodes says, "In my 20 years as a management consultant, business owners' problems have consistently revolved around three main issues: growth, exit and taxes."

This observation led Rhodes to create a program to help small-business owners deal with growth, exit and taxes (G.E.T.). The G.E.T. Program uses Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) as a corporate financial strategy for S-Corporations. The Employee Stock Ownership Plan for S-Corporations is a government subsidy program that has been in place for nearly seven years.

In 1998, Congress took steps to radically reform ESOPs: they decided to include S-Corporations as a type of company that could be sold to an ESOP. Additionally, they provided that if the business was sold to an ESOP, the company would be exempt from all income tax on its profits. The money the owner used to pay in taxes could now be used to partially or fully fund the sale of the business to the ESOP. Not only does this create a market for smaller companies, it also funds the transaction through tax savings and provides retirement benefits to employees.

Despite the many advantages of installing an ESOP, only about 1,500 of the eligible 5.6 million small businesses nationwide have used it. Why is this? Rhodes offers three reasons: 1) A lack of understanding on the part of financial advisors about ESOPs; 2) Confusion regarding the older C-Corporation version of the ESOP –- which is generally less attractive, and 3) Lack of proactive exit planning on the part of business owners.

Why is the government encouraging ESOPs for small businesses? Rhodes says, "The logic is quite simple: the more businesses stay open, the more employees there are to pay taxes and thus create much needed revenue for the government."

In the next 10 to 15 years, 76 million baby-boomers will be retiring. Exploding numbers of baby-boomer business owners will soon be divesting themselves of their businesses. Business owners who plan to retire in the next decade would be wise to create a competitive advantage in a buyers' market. They can begin by exploring ESOP as a succession or exit strategy to help ensure their business lives on and they receive full value for their company.

About American Business Resource Corporation:
American Business Resource Corporation designs, installs and maintains Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) for S-Corporations. For additional information, visit www.abrc-esop.com, call (480) 556-9928.

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John Nadon Awarded membership in Who's Who

The National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals has listed John Nadon as a member in their 2006 - 2007 edition.

(PRWEB) July 26, 2021 -- John Nadon, currently the Business Manager of Zumtobel Staff Lighting Incorporated's Point Source Product Divison in the United States, has been awarded a listing as a member in the National Register's "Who's Who in Executives and Professionals" 2006 - 2007 edition.

Besides his employment by the European leader in architectural lighting manufacturing, John completed the successful start-up of Design by Design LLC with his wife, Lurdes Maria Nadon. Design by Design is a graphic design studio doing work internationally. Currrently they are doing creative work for the American Academy of Opthamology in San Francisco, California among other important clients.

John began his career as a professional theater scenery, costume and lighting designer. He graduated from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California, in 1973. He later did Technical Direction and Design at Santa Rosa Junior College, managing the start of their Summer Repertory Theater, as well. John resided as a guest artist in the U.S. and overseas.

In 1976 he took a role to start the West Coast office of a new company, Litelab. He was brought to New York by the company to start project designs for major client projects. As a designer on architectural projects in the U.S. and around the world, Litelab won many design awards. His works in this period were widely covered by major magazines, including many restaurant and specialty store lighting projects.

In 1988 John Nadon joined with Lightolier to develop sales as their Custom Products Manager. This led to his becoming their Product Manager for recessed architectural grade downlights, with him last serving as the Marketing Director for Lightoloier's specification grade lighting products.

In 1995 he joined Prescolite, and as Vice President of Marketing and New Product development, he won many awards in marketing communications for catalogs, trade show booths, showroom design (with interior designer Tom Gass) and for numerous new architectural grade lighting products.

John joined Zumtobel Staff Lighting in 2002. He recently completed their first European styled 660 page catalog, and the opening of their first U.S.showroom in New York City.

Most recently John and his wife Lurdes have started up design by Design, LLC, with steady growth and excellent results based on customer response.

The National Register's award to John Nadon is in recognition of his outstanding skills at management of both product concepts and their development, and the marketing needed for successful branding and sales support. This is the latest of the many Who's Who memberships awarded to John Nadon over the years.

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Assemble Connect, Inc. Expands Custom Power Cord Capabilities with 5 New Plants in Asia

Assemble Connect, Inc. has expanded its custom power cord capabilities by establishing relationships with five additional manufacturing plants. These facilities bring substantial capacity and certifications to the already strong power cord offering provided by the company.

The company has expanded itss relationships in Asia for custom power cord manufacturing to support this rapidly growing segment of its business. Sales of custom power cords have increased dramatically in the last few quarters.

President Eric Wendt commented, "The increased volume of power cord requests has required us to expand our partner locations for these types of products. We now have multiple sources for almost every certification. In addition, our fixed container pricing allows us controlled freight expense which helps offset rapidly changing copper costs."

The company's manufacturing network now comprises millions of square feet of manufacturing space, and thousands of available man-hours in their 50+ partner locations worldwide. The company continues to expand its network in Asia as well as in the US to serve the needs of a broad range of customers.

Assemble Connect Inc provides custom manufacturing services of cable assembly, power cords, PCB assembly and related services to many industries. The company maintains corporate operations near Chicago, IL and has remote warehousing abilities in many locations nationwide. This unique logistics arrangement allows customers to utilize the core competencies of many companies. This provides exceptional service with extremely competitive pricing.

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Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) Heating System Rescuing Facilities from Runaway Commercial Heating Costs

Government/public institutions replace furnace with electric thermal storage heating system reducing energy costs for comfort heating, by as much as 48%.

(PRWEB) July 26, 2021 -- No longer a secret, the word about the successful use of an electric thermal storage (ETS) heating system to reduce heating expenses in the commercial and industrial world has now spread to the public sector. Institutions such as schools, universities, and hospitals are quickly adopting ETS technologies to reduce peak-demand energy costs by efficiently storing heat during low-cost, off-peak hours, and then releasing this less-costly energy during normal working hours or peak periods in order to reduce the billable demand. With documented savings of up to 48%, facility managers at some public buildings are even replacing aging natural gas furnace systems with an ETS heating system that reap rapid payback because of reduced utility expenses (http://www.steffes.com/offpeak).

"With ETS, there are savings beyond the avoidance of excessive peak-demand energy costs; this is a way to ensure a good payback," says Alain Moreau, Researcher and Project Manager for Hydro-Quebec, one of the largest energy distributors in the world. "The payback period that I can see for ETS is between zero and four years."

Unlike manufacturing and processing plants that can push production into "off" hours, public institutions must be open during peak-demand hours to allow public access. Therefore, public and commercial offices with an electric furnace must bear the brunt of high heating expenses.

Yet, further gains accrue to those public facilities that currently rely on a natural gas furnace for comfort heating purposes.

Ecole Gérard Collin of Cabano, a public elementary school located in Cabano, Quebec, needed to provide heating for its 578 students using the school gymnasium. With average winter temperatures of -7 to –9 C to in Quebec pitted against rising utility costs, the school's director of material resources, Donald Daigle, turned to an ETS unit to contain expenses and replace their electric furnace.

"At Cabano, all the space heating is provided by electricity, and it took approximately 70 kW of electricity to heat the gym," recalls Moreau. "But then we installed a Model 8150 ThermElect ETS unit from Steffes. The gym is now heated only by the ThermElect, so we effectively used it as a load reduction tool to reduced the peak-demand costs for the school."

Steffes Corporation is a leading manufacturer of ETS equipment, with thousands of systems in use at residential sites across North America.

According to Daigle, Cabano School has already reduced overall heating costs for the campus by over $1,000-1200 (Canadian) using the ThermElect unit to heat the 1,000 sf gym.

"The impact of the heat reduction was high; in fact, we were able to reduce the peak demand at the school by 70 kW," says Hydro-Quebec's Moreau. "I know the client is very happy."

Pleased with the reality of impressive utility savings, Cabano school plans to purchase two more ETS units for their heating system
in 2006 to heat classrooms and administration offices totaling 2,000 square feet.

Other public institutions have taken note of successful installations such as this, making ETS an increasingly appealing choice for public and commercial buildings.

ThermElect has been developed for the business customers by Steffes Corporation with Laboratoire des Technologies de l’Energie (LTE), a leading technology arm of Hydro-Québec, one of the world’s largest utilities. More information about how electric thermal storage works or replacing your heating system in time for winter can be found at www.steffes.com.

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Leading ERP PRONTO North America Develops PEER™ Program

PEER™ Program Developed by Leading ERP company. The PEER (Process Evaluation Executive Review) program ensures buy-in, cooperation, and accountability with all personnel.

(PRWEB) July 26, 2021 -- According to PRONTO North America CEO, Michael Ligudzinski, "We have learned to move beyond the executive workshop to look at the enterprise-wide processes…by including the entire team the PEER (Process Evaluation Executive Review) program ensure buy-in, cooperation, and accountability."

Pronto North America, Inc. based in Eden Prairie, MN, is widely recognized as the authority in technologically driven business solutions and process management. Utilizing innovative implementation techniques and tools, Pronto North America generates increased performance, service, efficiency, and accountability. Through PEER™ (Process Evaluation Executive Review), Pronto North America captures the values of Lean Manufacturing throughout the enterprise. This functionality is accomplished utilizing a highly-trained world-class staff and an innovative process modeling and automation toolset unmatched in the industry, ensuring the realization of continuous process improvement and profitability.

Pronto North America is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi™, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of their business. 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 Production to PRONTO Advanced Warehousing; from PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS); from PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) to PRONTO Forecasting Management, the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies its natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution.

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July 25, 2021

Gridlogix selected by Washington National Cathedral

Gridlogix, Inc., a leading creator of enabling interoperable Web Services technology today announced the completion of an automation controls integration project for the Washington National Cathedral. Gridlogix’s EnNET® CMC (Centralized Monitoring and Control) application for integrating disparate control systems and smart devices was selected by the Cathedral to provide a bi-directional control interface between no less than four automation systems, each one using a different network protocol.

St. Louis, MO. (PRWEB) July 25, 2021 -- Gridlogix, Inc., a leading creator of enabling interoperable Web Services technology today announced the completion of an automation controls integration project for the Washington National Cathedral. Gridlogix’s EnNET® CMC (Centralized Monitoring and Control) application for integrating disparate control systems and smart devices was selected by the Cathedral to provide a bi-directional control interface between no less than four automation systems, each one using a different network protocol.

Alan Solomon, Facilities Engineer, has the unique challenge of managing the Cathedral complex that covers 57 acres, took 83 years to construct and was funded entirely by voluntary donations. “Like any organization we have very tight budgets and are always expected to do more with less,” comments Alan. “Our budget wouldn’t allow us to replace our older systems, but we wanted to integrate them to one common platform of our choice to be used for centralized monitoring and control. EnNET CMC brought it all together and enabled me to have complete control at my desktop.” Alan adds, “EnNET is a very easy to use application. We liked the fact it didn’t need special customization to meet our needs.”

EnNET allowed Solomon to integrate Novar Controls, AutomatedLogic, Power Measurement Ltd. (PML) meters and Delta Controls with Delta’s ORCAweb server application acting as the centralized monitoring and control application. Some of the goals for this project included:
• Improved energy management by utilizing real-time energy usage data to initiate control systems response
• Vendor independence by adopting an open integration standard framework
• Common user interface for all building control systems regardless of manufacturer or protocols
• Real-time integration with other enterprise applications using EnNET’s Web Services interface


About Gridlogix Inc.

Gridlogix, is a leading creator of enabling interoperable Web Services technology for the M2M industry. By delivering progressive products and services, our customers reap the benefits from integration of automation and control systems with enterprise business processes, to maximize the value of time sensitive information throughout the organization.

Gridlogix’s management team has more than 75 years of experience working with over 500 utilities and private enterprises in more than a dozen countries using the latest technologies to provide integrated solutions for engineering and planning, operations and maintenance, and enterprise management applications.

For more information about the company, see www.gridlogix.com.

EnNET is a registered trademark of Gridlogix, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

©2005 Gridlogix, Inc. All rights reserved.

Editorial Contacts
John Daniel
VP Business Development
314.843.3343

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Paint Manufacturer Installs Environmentally Friendly DCF Filter While Significantly Reducing Product Loss

Latex paints and stain manufacturer, PPG Architectural Finishes of Louisville, Kentucky knew its filling operation was overly complicated, noisy, and required far too much operator attention. More importantly, PPG experienced an unacceptable percentage of product loss in the filtering process. PPG replaced their vibrating screen, accumulating vessel and diaphragm pump with a Ronningen-Petter DCF-800 mechanically-cleaned filter, greatly reducing product waste, operator involvement, and line noise levels.

(PRWEB) July 25, 2021 -- Latex paints and stain manufacturer, PPG Architectural Finishes of Louisville, Kentucky knew its filling operation was overly complicated, noisy, and required far too much operator attention.

More importantly, PPG experienced an unacceptable percentage of product loss in the filtering process.

PPG replaced their vibrating screen, accumulating vessel and diaphragm pump with a Ronningen-Petter DCF-800 mechanically-cleaned filter, greatly reducing product waste, operator involvement, and line noise levels.

Situation:
An air-operated diaphragm pump at the base of a blend tank pumped product onto a large vibrating screen, which was open to the atmosphere. Product exiting the vibrating screen was fed into an accumulating vessel, where another pump would transfer the product through a polishing filter and into a rotary-drum filling machine.

With the two pumps, vibrating screen and open air vessel, this system was complex, noisy and wasteful.

The plant engineer at the Louisville plant, had some simple objectives for improving the company's filling operation -- produce as much finished product as possible, by using the most environmentally friendly and least wasteful methods available.

Ronningen-Petter Solution:
Ronningen-Petter showed the plant engineer how he could greatly simplify the process by installing a Ronningen-Petter DCF Filter in place of a vibrating screen.

Removing the vibrating screen would also eliminate the need for the accumulating vessel and its associated piping and controls, as well as the second diaphragm pump and its compressed air components and controls.

The plant engineer said, "The simplicity of the new filling process gained instant approval from both our operators and maintenance personnel."

The old equipment was removed, and a DCF-800 mechanically-cleaned filter was installed.

Results:
The Ronningen-Petter DCF filter has virtually eliminated operator involvement in the operation. Removing the vibrating screen and second diaphragm pump has dramatically reduced noise levels. The plant engineer reports significant reductions in product waste because of the DCF filter's top-to-bottom flow design and debris purging technology. The DCF filter purges residual paint and debris into the plant recycling system, where the solids are separated and the paint is reused. This purge system allows filtration and cleaning to occur simultaneously.

After a year in operation, the plant engineer said, "Post installation costs for the first year were under $10 (USD). Payback was achieved in four months, and this analysis does not include the savings generated in utilities costs for the vibrating screen, its maintenance, and additional operator time. The DCF filter has contributed to our paint and stain production efficiency, exceeding the objectives set at the beginning of the project. We are also providing our workers with a quieter, more environmentally friendly workplace."

How the DCF Works:
With the DCF filter, paint enters the top inlet of the filter housing and passes through the screen. The screen holds undispersed pigments, paint skins and debris, while the cleaned paint exits the bottom outlet of the filter. A cleaning disc moves up and down the filter screen, removing debris. With the aid of the downward fluid flow and the disc movement, the debris is deposited into a holding chamber at the bottom of the filter housings. The debris is periodically purged from the housing via a valve at the bottom of the chamber.

* Fewer Process Steps and Less Equipment
* Reduce Operator Involvement and Maintenance
* Quieter and Cleaner Work Environment
* Payback in Less Than Four Months

Do you have a question about industrial liquid filtration? Ask the experts. We can provide you information within a 24-hour time period (business days).

Post your question to the Ask Filter Man forum, http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp

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or call us at +1 269 323 1313.

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Manufacturing Sector Finding Success with Online Marketing Strategies

Company websites and online marketing programs represent the latest sales and marketing tools of choice for the manufacturing segment. Once considered exclusive vehicles for traditional business and retail sales, these strategies are quickly becoming a powerful way for manufacturers to successfully market products and influence potential buyers.

(PRWEB) July 25, 2021 -- Company websites and online marketing programs represent the latest sales and marketing tools of choice for the manufacturing segment.

Once considered exclusive vehicles for traditional business and retail sales, these strategies are quickly becoming a powerful way for manufacturers to successfully market products and influence customers.

According to Corey Wenger, President of Key Position Web Marketing (www.key-position.com), online advertising and strategic websites allow manufacturers to reach mass markets, typically at lower costs than conventional marketing programs. His company has prepared a survey that targets such goals. It is featured below.

"Online advertising and strategic websites work seamlessly with how prospects select and buy products, services, and solutions. These methods also provide the ability to track and measure program effectiveness more directly than any other marketing vehicle."

Wenger is an authority in website Search Engine Optimization (SEO), one of the fastest growing marketing strategies being used by U.S. manufacturers today. SEO is the process used to earn high rankings in search engines based on specific key words and phrases – terms used by prospective clients who are actively looking for products, services, and solutions.

"When balanced with other essential internet promotions, a well-planned SEO can create dramatic results. In some cases, the marketing return on investment climbs into the double digits," he confirms.

In helping companies to increase sales and profitability through strategic web marketing, Wenger has created a study to determine how manufacturers can use corporate websites and online programs to compete more effectively against domestic and foreign contenders.

To take the online manufacturing survey, please follow the press release link.

Participants who complete Key Position's brief study will receive a complimentary summary of the report.

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California Green Designs' Solar Electric System Saves G/G Industries $12,000 Annually in Electric Bills

Considering the long hot summers ahead in Southern California, G/G Industries, a leading manufacturer of Whirlpool bath and spa equipment, has installed the second largest Solar Electric System in Santa Clarita Valley, increasing protection against the impending energy crisis.

Valencia, CA (PRWEB) July 20, 2021 -- G/G Industries has joined the ranks of many other Southern California businesses by recently installing the second largest Solar Electric System in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The 58 kW system will save the Whirlpool bath and spa equipment manufacturer an estimated $12,000 a year, while decreasing their dependence on the rising price of fossil fuels.

The Solar Electric System covers 5,000 square feet of roof top directly on top of the manufacturing facility, and is completely invisible from the street. The shade provided by the 342 Mitsubishi panels, not only prolongs the roof's life, but also reduces the temperature coefficient of the roof, allowing for a more pleasant temperature inside, on the factory floor.

It took California Green Designs, Inc., a company well reputed for its innovative designs and quality installations, a month to complete the installation at G/G Industries' newly built headquarters, in Valencia, Calif. The installation created no disruptions to the regular work flow at G/G Industries, as it was mainly performed on the roof.

G/G Industries is benefiting from several State and Federal Incentive programs that made investing in a large Solar Electric System very attractive. The incentives include tax credits, accelerated equipment depreciation programs and most importantly the Self Generation Incentive Program offered through California's Privately Owned Electric Utility Companies such as Southern California Edison Co., Pacific Electric and Gas Co. and a host of others. In the case of G/G Industries, the combination of these financial incentives benefits reduced the cost of their installation by 70 percent.

“After analyzing the financial and environmental benefits of Solar Energy, we decided to add Solar Power to our facility and reap the benefits of free electricity for decades to come”, said Graham Campbell, the President of G/G Industries. “With this system, we have also protected ourselves against the inevitable increase in electric rates."

Burning fossil fuels to generate electricity emits several pollutants into the environment such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter (a.k.a. soot), and a host of toxic materials such as mercury. Solar Power, through the use of Photovoltaic (PV) modules produces free and clean electricity. Generating electricity using uranium and other radioactive materials in nuclear power plants, although may seem to be cleaner than burning fossil fuels, the waste products are radioactive and there is currently no completely safe or permanent method of disposal. With solar energy, on the other hand, no such risks apply. Solar energy is simply transformed into electrical energy.

“The G/G Industries project was completed within scheduled time and within budget,” said Sevan Varteressian, president of California Green Designs. “It takes vision to invest in one's future and G/G Industries management had that vision to act on the financial opportunities available to implement a system that is both fiscally responsible and environmentally savvy.”

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Brady Pipe Markers and Unbeatable Customer Service

Graphic Products is now carrying Brady preprinted pipe markers for identifying pipes and components in industry, military, medical, chemical, semiconductor, and general facility applications.

(PRWEB) July 24, 2021 -- Pipe markers are identifying labels and directional arrows placed on pipes to identify the contents of the pipes, the risk of hazard, and the direction of flow. In addition to identifying potential hazards, properly marked pipes let workers safely trace a process problem and get production back on line faster.

Graphic Products, a leading supplier of custom label printing equipment and supplies, is now carrying the complete line of Brady preprinted pipe markers. They have placed the Brady pipe marker catalog online at: http://www.graphicproducts.com/pipe-markers/menu.html

[The above page also provides links for requesting a free pipe marking guide. Two free guides are available, one explaining the ASME/ANSI pipe marking standards and the other detailing the specialized IIAR standards for ammonia pipe marking.]

Pipe markers can be either made in-house, using a label printing machine, or preprinted standard markers, such as the Brady pipe markers carried by Graphic Products, can be purchased. When are preprinted pipe markers used?

If you have specialized or difficult pipe marking needs, preprinted pipe markers can handle those needs. For example, snap-on and strap-on pipe markers can be used on pipes that are dirty, oily, greasy or have rough surfaces. Porcelain enamel pipe markers can be used at temperatures up to 1000 degrees (F) and in locations exposed to acid, organic chemicals and solvents. And high performance pipe markers are excellent for harsh environments. They resist abrasion, chemicals, high humidity, sun light (UV) and outdoor weathering.

In addition, if you need a small quantity of pipe markers, and have no other labeling needs, purchasing preprinted markers may be more cost effective.

Brady makes the full range of preprinted pipe markers. From self-sticking industrial grade vinyl, to mechanically applied markers, to high performance and specialized pipe markers, you can get the pipe marking labels you need from Brady--and one of the leading Brady dealers is your customer service specialist, Graphic Products.

Graphic Products has been supplying industrial grade and better custom label printers for over 35 years. With the addition of Brady preprinted pipe markers to their product line, they can now supply all of your pipe marking needs. Plus, Graphic Products’ attitude of having lifetime customers, means they treat their customers well—providing free lifetime support, fast shipping, and outstanding values. For more information about pipe marking and labeling in your facility, give Graphic Products a call today at: 1-800-788-5572.

Graphic Products has been a leading label printer and supplies dealer since 1970. They carry brands such as Brady, Kroy, Brother, K-Sun and Varitronics, and even stock supplies for discontinued label printers. The Graphic Products’ web site is located at:
http://www.graphicproducts.com

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Custom Information Services Joins 3i Infotech as Value-Added Reseller

Custom Information Services and 3i Infotech, a global provider of IT solutions and services, announced the regional support of Orion, an internationally acclaimed ERP and Supply Chain Management solution now available to Process Manufacturers in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Orion provides fast enterprise-wide integration and is a functionally rich Oracle-based system that can be deployed across platforms. Orion ERP systems are scalable and adaptable to new generation technology and feature advanced integrated suites of modules that provide rapid ROI.

Arlington, TX; Edison, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2021 -- Custom Information Services (www.CustomIS.com) and 3i Infotech (www.3i-infotech.com), a global provider of IT solutions and services announced the regional support for ORION™, an internationally acclaimed ERP and Supply Chain Management solution now available to Process Manufacturers in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

ORION™ provides fast enterprise-wide integration and is a functionally rich Oracle-based system that can be deployed across platforms. ORION™ ERP systems are scalable and adaptable to new generation technology and feature advanced integrated suites of modules that provide rapid ROI.

Tim Riddle, President of Custom Information Services (CIS) stated, “As a result of exhaustive research, CIS found that ORION™ ERP by 3i Infotech is clearly focused on the process manufacturing industry and is strengthened by a solid business model, strong financial backing and high quality professional support staff that is unparalleled in the software industry. As such, we are very excited about the opportunities we have with ORION™ and 3i Infotech.”

Richard Ayars, Vice President of Operations at CIS stated, “The last few years have been difficult for the process manufacturer due to worldwide economics. Process manufacturers need business solutions that are cost effective and increase productivity to ensure profitability and to remain competitive. Our goal at CIS is to assist our customers to remove barriers to growth in a cost effective manner. We set out to find the best business software for this industry and after spending 10 months reviewing the features and functionality of many incumbent industry packages we have determined that the ORION™ solution for Process Manufacturers is the unsurpassed business solution to run a Process Manufacturing business. We are looking forward to presenting this solution to our customers and prospects.”

“We are very excited about Custom Information Services joining our family of VAR’s and the in-depth experience that the company has to offer,” said Mr. Sharad Vajpayee, Vice President – 3i Infotech. “CIS has developed an impressive and established base of satisfied customers and is known in the industry for providing high-quality, responsive software. 3i Infotech shares these objectives and this partnership brings together experts in the area of process manufacturing and offers these industries a clear choice and winning combination for software and
implementation services.”

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ETO ERP Encompix Develops Standard Integration with SofTech’s PLM Solution

SofTech’s PLM Solution develops standard integration with Encompix

(PRWEB) July 23, 2021 -- At the 2005 Customer Conference Encompix introduced its latest partner, SofTech, Inc. SofTech's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution ProductCenter centralizes and improves the management of product data and optimizes product lifecycle processes at the lowest cost by fostering innovation, extended enterprise collaboration, product quality improvements, and compressed time-to-market cycles.

Its key PLM components include: document management; design integration to applications such as SolidWorks, Inventor, AutoCAD and Pro/ENGINEER; engineering BOM management; management of business processes such as the engineering change process through workflow services; and integration with other enterprise systems. The ProductCenter workflow functionality provides a graphical workflow viewer/editor and workflow reports.

Encompix and SofTech engineers are currently working toward a standard integration between the two applications to support engineering, change management, project management, work flow, and document management activities.

Encompix is very excited about this new relationship and invites any company or customer who has a need to improve their overall engineering management and workflow management to consider the SofTech solutions.
According to ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) spokesperson, Thomas R. Cutler, “Encompix continues to take the leadership role in technology solutions for the Engineer-to-Order manufacturing sector.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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Higher Yuan Will Raise U.S. Interest Rates, And Won’t Offer Much Help to U.S. Manufacturing

The higher value of the Chinese yuan that will result from de-coupling it from the U.S. dollar will make Chinese goods somewhat more expensive here, but it won’t make U.S.-made goods cheap enough in China to boost sales much. After all, China’s per capita income is roughly $1,260 per year. In addition, by buying more yen, euros, and other currencies—and fewer dollars—to keep the yuan in line going forward, the value of the dollar will fall and U.S. interest rates will rise. Where is the upside to this for the U.S.?

(PRWEB) July 22, 2021 -- New Jersey consulting firm Business Restoration Partners, LLC, is nearing completion of a comprehensive forecast of the Chinese economy through 2015, and they’ve been thinking about the yuan quite a bit over the last few weeks. International economist James A. McCune, Principal Consultant for Business Restoration Partners, suggests several good reasons why the rising yuan won’t help U.S. manufacturers as much as government officials hope it will.

“The most important reason,” claims McCune, “is that 70% plus of the goods America imports from China are “re-exports”; goods that have been mostly made somewhere else and then exported to China for final assembly, before China, in turn, exports them to the U.S. Just as surely as the revaluation of the yuan will make goods China exports to the U.S. more expensive, it will also make goods China imports cheaper. Hence Chinese businesses will, for the most part, have the flexibility to lower prices and maintain market share, if they choose to.”

"Another reason the rising value of the yuan won't have that much impact on U.S. trade is one many people in the U.S. don't think about," adds McCune, "and that is the fact that 'inland' labor in China is even cheaper than 'coastal' labor. So manufacturers with assembly operations can actually relocate inland to reduce labor costs and offset an additional increment of the price pressure caused by the rising yuan." (The company’s website, www.business-restoration-partners.com , lists several additional reasons why the revaluation of the yuan won’t help the U.S. much.)

Returning to the subject of the plight of U.S. manufacturing, Mr. McCune quips: “Congress shouldn’t act so alarmed, or so outraged by the loss of manufacturing jobs in this country . . .and they shouldn’t be treating China as though they all the sudden caused it. It is the natural, inevitable, and predictable result of Congress’ 25 year pursuit of what feels like—even if it’s not quite—a radical free-trade-at-any-cost policy.”

The bottom line, according to economist McCune: “When higher U.S. interest rates are added to higher U.S. import prices and not much help on exports, for the reasons stated on our website, this whole revaluation thing seems a bit too much like ‘smoke and mirrors,’ and not enough like a real positive for the U.S. economy”

To find out more about BRP’s upcoming release of their comprehensive 10-year outlook for the Chinese economy: "China’s Economy: The Outlook Through 2015," visit their website at www.business-restoration-partners.com

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July 22, 2021

Peterson Welcomes a Tough Newcomer to Its Piranha LED Line

New product represents the LED equivalent of perennial best-selling incandescent combination taillight, the 440 Series. Light- to medium-duty trailers now can choose the superior LED brilliance and performance of the new 840 Series.

(PRWEB) July 22, 2021 -- Peterson Manufacturing announces the addition of what the company calls a new "bread and butter" item to its family of Piranha® brand LED lights. Tagged the 840 Series, the new product represents the LED equivalent of Peterson's perennial best-selling incandescent combination taillight, the 440 Series. Users of all types of light- to medium-duty trailers now can choose the superior LED brilliance and performance of the new 840 Series.

Peterson sales vice president and immediate past president of the Transportation Safety Equipment Institute, Art Richardson, stated the multi-function 840 Series is all-North-American-made, fully tested and DOT-certified for FMVSS 108 compliance.

"The M840 provides six functions including stop, turn, tail, rear reflex, side marker and side reflex," said Richardson. "An auxiliary license light is also available with the M840L. Both models offer true reflex plus a full light pattern with no hot spots -- a real safety advantage over the flood of noncomplying pretenders out there today."

In addition to super bright Piranha® LED optics and 100,000-hour rated life, the 840 Series lights feature the rugged quality of sealed potted circuitry. That not only means lasting protection against road moisture and corrosion, it also means the 840 Series is ideal for submersible applications on boat trailers.

The new item is available in both individual manufacturers' packs as well as complete LED Rear Trailer Light Kits. Included in the Kits are one each M840, M840L, license bracket, mounting/wiring hardware, and installation guide.

"We’re already shipping this new item by the truckload," said Mark Assenmacher, Peterson marketing director. "It’s coming on the market at an ideal time -- with a growing demand for LED performance and a toughening stance against noncomplying lighting. We fully expect the 840 Series to be another real 'bread and butter' product for Peterson."

Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, antennas and related products. As an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, eleven highly specialized companies and over 3,000 people working in global transportation-related industries.

Peterson Manufacturing announces the addition of what the company calls a new "bread and butter" item to its family of Piranha® brand LED lights. Tagged the 840 Series, the new product represents the LED equivalent of Peterson’s perennial best-selling incandescent combination taillight, the 440 Series. Users of all types of light- to medium-duty trailers now can choose the superior LED brilliance and performance of the new 840 Series.

Peterson sales vice president and immediate past president of the Transportation Safety Equipment Institute, Art Richardson, stated the multi-function 840 Series is all-North-American-made, fully tested and DOT-certified for FMVSS 108 compliance.

"The M840 provides six functions including stop, turn, tail, rear reflex, side marker and side reflex," said Richardson. "An auxiliary license light is also available with the M840L. Both models offer true reflex plus a full light pattern with no hot spots -- a real safety advantage over the flood of noncomplying pretenders out there today."

In addition to super bright Piranha® LED optics and 100,000-hour rated life, the 840 Series lights feature the rugged quality of sealed potted circuitry. That not only means lasting protection against road moisture and corrosion, it also means the 840 Series is ideal for submersible applications on boat trailers.

The new item is available in both individual manufacturers' packs as well as complete LED Rear Trailer Light Kits. Included in the Kits are one each M840, M840L, license bracket, mounting/wiring hardware, and installation guide.

"We’re already shipping this new item by the truckload," said Mark Assenmacher, Peterson marketing director. "It's coming on the market at an ideal time -- with a growing demand for LED performance and a toughening stance against noncomplying lighting. We fully expect the 840 Series to be another real ‘bread and butter’ product for Peterson."

Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, antennas and related products. As an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, eleven highly specialized companies and over 3,000 people working in global transportation-related industries.

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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Creative Materials Feeds Advances in Touch Screen Manufacturing

Creative Materials introduces inks for printing on touch screens. The use of touch screens has become prevalent in a wide variety of electronic applications: public information displays, retail and restaurant systems, customer self-service, control and automation systems, computer based training and assistive technology.

Tyngsboro, MA, (PRWEB) July 22, 2021 – The application team at Creative Materials, Inc., has introduced a family of three materials developed for printing on surfaces used in touch screen manufacturing.

The use of touch screens has become prevalent in a wide variety of electronic applications: public information displays, retail and restaurant systems, customer self-service, control and automation systems, computer based training and assistive technology. As the price for touch screens has steadily dropped over the last decade, touch screens have been more and more commonplace.

Creative Materials’ 118-09A/B-187, 118-09A/B and 118-41 are electrically conductive, modified epoxy systems that stick well to anti-reflective coatings, ITO coated glass and PET. These inks meet stringent requirements for thermal cycling and thermal shock, while maintaining good adhesion.

“As I travel across the country, I am frequently asked about appropriate inks for anti-glare and ITO coated surfaces,” said Joe Morano, application-engineering manager at Creative Materials. “For touch screen applications, I often recommend our 118-09A/B-187, 118-09A/B and 118-41 because of their stability and excellent adhesion. With these choices, the engineer can pick the product that best suits his requirements for pot life and heat cure.”

Creative Materials’ 118-09A/B187 is a two-component, solvent resistant, electrically conductive ink, coating and adhesive. The B-187 cures at the lowest temperature and has a shortened pot life (4 hours). The combination of 118-09A and B-187 curing agent allows for curing at a temperature of 65C. This material is very resistant to scratching and creasing, translating into user benefits such as extended life of the touch screen and prevention of surface-to-surface contact and scuffing.

Creative Materials’ 118-09A/B is similar to the 118-09A/B-187, but has a longer pot life (4 days) at a slight adhesion compromise to anti-reflective coatings. Other applications include, but are not limited to: EMI/RFI shielding of polyimide flexible circuits, polymer thick film circuitry, membrane switches and bus bars on Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) sputtered surfaces.

CMI’s 118-41 is a one component version of the above. Because of its relatively high cure temperature, it can only be used where the substrate can be subjected to the cure temperature. This product features excellent adhesion to glass, polycarbonate, Kapton, and a variety of other substrates, and is very resistant to scratching and creasing.

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Research and Markets : Key Emerging Trends within the Irish High Tech and General Manufacturing Sector

Manufacturing remains a substantial sector in Irish Businesses, it accounts for some Key technology issues including: Supply Chain Management, Asset Management, ERP systems and Outsourcing. Each one elicits a strategic technology response from manufacturers in a bid to maintain competitiveness. Increased competition is putting pressure on them to continuously reduce costs, paralleled with demand from the retailer for supplier innovation. Increasingly the sector is turning towards more powerful information technologies in order to gain a competitive advantage over their rivals in a fiercely competitive market.

Dublin (PRWEB) July 22, 2021 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c21132) has announced the addition of Irish IT Trends - High Tech & General Manufacturing to their offering

This report provides an insight into High Tech and General Manufacturing businesses in Ireland with particular emphasis on key emerging trends in the sector.

The first section defines the High Tech and General Manufacturing sectors in an Irish context and provides supporting business and technology data to provide a timely background into the state of these markets.

The next section lists a number of key business issues and the technology implications for each of these. Key strategic issues identified include Supply Chain management, Asset Management, Enterprise Systems and Outsourcing. The business drivers for each manufacturing trend are discussed and the technology response for each of these is also outlined. The key benefits of the trends are then described and a case study illustrating them in a real-world context is presented. Finally a synopsis or 'Key Takeaways' distils the preceding section into a list of key points.

Companies Mentioned:
- Jefferson - Smurfit - Kerry Group - Glanbia - Glen - Dimplex - Kingspan Group - Dairygold Co-op Society - Atlantic Industries - Waterford Wedgewood - Dell - Intel - EMC - Apple Computer - Analog Devices - HP - Xilinx - Flextronics - Xerox - Avocent - IBM - Oracle - Symantec - Nortel Systems - Banta Global Turnkey - Logica- CMG - Novell

Reasons to Read:

For IT vendors
- Estimate local manufacturing budgets and patterns
- Examine the issues that concern IT buyers in this sector
- Understand key Industry trends in Ireland
- Adopt your solutions to cater for the unique demands of the manufacturing sector

For Manufacturing IT executives
- Benchmark your operations against industry leaders in an Irish context
- Study the IT problems of your contemporaries and their subsequent solutions

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c21132

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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Datacraft Solutions’ e-Kanban Profiled in July Food Quality Magazine

Food Quality Magazine profiles Datacraft Solutions’ e-Kanban in July issue

(PRWEB) July 22, 2021 -- Thomas R. Cutler authored a feature profile of Follett Ice and their selection of Datacraft Solutions e-kanban technology in the July issue of Food Quality Magazine. The feature article includes advice from Follett’s senior purchasing agent, Jeff Craig, about the key variables when selecting an e-kanban system. These include:

* Commitment from management to support lean manufacturing;
* A supply base that is open to change. The method of ordering change, order quantities and lead-times will reduce;
* People available for implementation; and
* Generate enough savings to cover start-up and monthly fees.

Follett Ice went with Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) after just a two and a half month evaluation process.

There is a real synergy among Datacraft Solutions’ customers with everybody gaining from everyone else’s experience. Datacraft Solutions delivers a revolutionary process of automation solutions to lean manufacturers through a secure Internet gateway, eliminating the need to install and maintain a complex IT infrastructure. No complicated, expensive, time-intensive software implementations necessary, no extensive training regiments and no internal support headaches. Customers concentrate on growing their business, not their IT overhead. Getting started with Datacraft Solutions involves signing up, importing data and getting to work. The Datacraft Solutions’ e-kanban lean system allows customers to access and fully utilize powerful features immediately for a low, predictable monthly fee.

According to Matthew Marotta, founder of Datacraft Solutions, “We do not charge for upgrades to the system as we learn about new best practices that clients ask us to incorporate. Before Datacraft incorporates the request, it is reviewed buy a lean advisory board to validate the value of the best practices and the value added impact upon our partner community. Once it is passed, they develop, test, and implement.”

The hosted solution provides the customer with their own set of servers which are maintained offsite by and outsourced set of administrators. All of the administration fees, equipment, support teams and software updates are all included in the monthly service fee which is less then the cost of hiring an internal system administrator.

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PRONTO North America Addresses BPM

Business Process Management(BPM) addressed by PRONTO North America. A process to provide the capacity for managing the execution of all a company wants to accomplish.

(PRWEB) July 22, 2021 -- According to PRONTO North America CEO, Michael Ligudzinski, “A true Business Process Management (BPM) tool must allow the design and publishing of the process; it must also provide the capacity for managing the execution of the processes.”

Indeed one of the most challenging aspects of manufacturing management is the enforcement and adherence to defined processes. A Lean corporate initiative, characterized by significant process changes both in tasks and timing, mandates a strict conformance to the newly defined processes. Ligudzinski insists that, “It is absolutely paramount that a BPM system allows for complete control and monitoring of process execution and conformance.”

Pronto North America, Inc. based in Eden Prairie, MN, is widely recognized as the authority in technologically driven business solutions and process management. Utilizing innovative implementation techniques and tools, Pronto North America generates increased performance, service, efficiency, and accountability. Through PEER™ (Process Evaluation Executive Review), Pronto North America captures the values of Lean Manufacturing throughout the enterprise. This functionality is accomplished utilizing a highly-trained world-class staff and an innovative process modeling and automation toolset unmatched in the industry, ensuring the realization of continuous process improvement and profitability.

Pronto North America is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi™, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of their business. 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 Production to PRONTO Advanced Warehousing; from PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS); from PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) to PRONTO Forecasting Management, the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies its natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution.

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Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning Encompix and Formglas

Enterprise Resource Planning and Formglas. According to Atul Swarup, V.P. Finance, Formglas had three main objectives when selecting a new ERP system. Encompix met those three objectives.

(PRWEB) July 22, 2021 -- Formglas Inc., established in 1961, has for many years been the leading manufacturer of architectural products for commercial and residential projects using lightweight custom cast, glass reinforced gypsum and cement composite primarily for casinos, resorts, cruise ships, and retail chains. In addition, the Company manufacturers CNC molds & patterns along with fireplace surrounds.

According to Atul Swarup, V.P. Finance, Formglas had three main objectives when selecting a new ERP system. "Currently we use ACCPAC for accounting and a custom-developed system for manufacturing and job tracking. Our goals are to have a single integrated system company-wide, improve our decision making with better information, and improve our project costing and profitability analysis."

Swarup led the selection team and Formglas evaluated six other vendors before picking Encompix. "We are a project-based manufacturer so it is essential that the software fits our business. We want a single integrated system that's easy to use and easy to implement -- we believe we have found that with Encompix." According to ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) spokesperson, Thomas R. Cutler, “Encompix continues to take the leadership role in technology solutions for the Engineer-to-Order manufacturing sector. Too many providers claim to have solutions for this specific process. Encompix has consistently demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the ETO process and nuances and it’s little wonder that they hold the position of ETO marketshare leader.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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July 21, 2021

Doe Run Peru Partners with Local Farmers to Clean Mantaro River Channel

Revitalization project will benefit 15,000 Andean farmers.

ST. LOUIS (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) July 23, 2021 -- Doe Run Peru has partnered with local agricultural groups to complete a major maintenance project that removed more than 60 years of accumulated mud and debris from a river channel in the Andes Mountains near La Oroya. This is the second such cleanup project Doe Run has been involved with since arriving in Peru in 1997.

The $1.1 million project, funded by the Peruvian government, was designed to increase the supply of water available to some 15,000 farmers living near the Mantaro River, as well as expand the amount of fertile farmland available to them. It was completed ahead of schedule and won praise from Peruvian government officials.

The project was supervised by the Mantaro District Watershed Users Council, working in coordination with the Regional Bureau of Agriculture and Doe Run Peru. Using a fleet of heavy equipment provided by Doe Run Peru, work crews removed 140,000 cubic meters of waste, accumulated during the last 60 years. At the direction of the Agriculture Ministry in Huancayo and the request of local farmers, the material was moved offsite to serve as fertilizer.

The effort is expected to improve water flow by 11 cubic meters per second, benefiting approximately 40,000 hectares of farmland. It covers a 75-kilometer channel running from Jauja to Huacrapuquio in the district of Huancayo. Agriculture Minister Manuel Manrique said in an interview with Peru’s Radioprogramas radio network that the work would not have been possible without the participation of Doe Run Peru.

“This is work that the Ministry of Agriculture could not do, so we got help from Doe Run, which with great pleasure agreed to this collaboration,” Manrique said. “This is an indication that concerted efforts between the public and private sectors can benefit the farmer directly, especially when mining and agriculture work together, which is something we don’t see in other places.”

According to Mario Melgar, the regional director for the Ministry of Agriculture in Junin, the channel has received minimal maintenance since its construction in August 1944. The only exception was in 2002 when Doe Run Peru assisted in a similar, but more limited project.

In recognition of the company’s efforts and contributions, Doe Run Peru recently received a “Drop of Water” award from the Mantaro Water Users Group and a certificate of recognition from the minister of agriculture, the president of the Mantaro Water Users and the president of the National Association of Water Users.

The Doe Run Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a privately held natural resource company focused on environmentally sound mineral production, recycling and metals fabrication. Based in St. Louis, the company and its subsidiaries serve as North America’s largest integrated lead producer and third-largest total lead producer worldwide, employing more than 4,000 people. The company and its employees are committed to keeping its operations and communities clean and safe while producing essential raw materials – lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver – that are needed for everyday life. Doe Run and its subsidiaries have U.S. operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona, and South American operations in Peru. For more information on Doe Run visit http://www.doerun.com.

Contact:
Christi Dixon
314-469-3500
http://www.doerun.com

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Telecommuting is Not Seen as Solution for High Gas Prices, HR Managers Tell HR.BLR.com

A poll at HR.BLR.com indicates that human resource managers are not promoting telecommuting and mass transit as solutions to the current rise in gasoline prices.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) July 21, 2021 -- American employers provide lots of benefits to their workers, but helping them to cope with the rising cost of driving to work by encouraging telecommuting hasn’t been one of them, based on the results of an online poll at HR.BLR.com.

HR.BLR.com, a website for HR professionals, posed this question to site visitors between June 29 and July 6: “What, if anything, are you doing to help employees deal with high gas prices?”

Here’s how the 499 participants answered:

- Encouraging more carpooling: 4%
- Encouraging greater use of mass transit: 2%
- Allowing more telecommuting: 1%
- Some combination of the above: 6%
- Nothing: 86%

“It may be that gas prices haven’t risen high enough yet to cause a crisis in commuting,” speculated Kevin Flood, managing Web editor of HR.BLR.com. “There might also be a sense that employees wouldn’t embrace something like carpooling even if management encouraged it.”

Yet editors at HR.BLR.com, “State HR Answers and Tools Online,” remind employers and employees alike that they can earn tax benefits under a variety of state and federal laws aimed at reducing traffic congestion, including the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA). Plain-English explanations of these laws are available to HR.BLR.com subscribers in the Regulatory Analysis section of the site.

For everyone else, there’s “Telecommuting: A Guide to Managing Employees,” a free download from Business & Legal Reports. This special report contains guidance on how to design a telecommuting program that works, with special attention paid to potential legal issues involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). It also includes a case study, sample telecommuting agreement, and sample policy.

Download the document, at no charge, here: http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS32

About BLR
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English compliance and training resources for HR, compensation, safety, and environmental managers. For more information and a free catalog, call 800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contact:
HR.BLR.com Managing Web Editor
Kevin Flood
860 510-0100 x 2283

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PRONTO North America Selected by The Islander Group

The Islander Group a website distributor of everything Hawaiian selects PRONTO North America because it is ideally suited to both the manufacturing and distribution aspects of business.

(PRWEB) July 21, 2021 -- The Islander Group, through www.booklineshawaii.com, sells everything Hawaiian: books, CD’s, and a wide variety of gifts. The organization recently selected PRONTO North America ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system because it is ideally suited to both the manufacturing and distribution aspects of business.

According to one of PRONTO’s Senior Manager, Tom Verzi, “The Islander Group has numerous transactions and found the our ERP system was the right fit because we understand the nature of distribution. PRONTO-XI is one of the few systems that is ideally suited to both manufacturers and distributors.”

Pronto North America, Inc. based in Eden Prairie, MN, is widely recognized as the authority in technologically driven business solutions and process management. Utilizing innovative implementation techniques and tools, Pronto North America generates increased performance, service, efficiency, and accountability.

Through PEER™ (Process Evaluation Executive Review), Pronto North America captures the values of Lean Manufacturing throughout the enterprise. This functionality is accomplished utilizing a highly-trained world-class staff and an innovative process modeling and automation toolset unmatched in the industry, ensuring the realization of continuous process improvement and profitability.

Pronto North America is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi™, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of their business. 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 Production to PRONTO Advanced Warehousing; from PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS); from PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) to PRONTO Forecasting Management, the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies its natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution.

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Justin Diana Datacraft Solutions’ VP Talks About e-Kanban in July Quality Digest

VP Talks about e-Kanban in July Quality Digest in a feature article about the role of e-kanban, titled, “e-Kanban Proves Paper isn’t Lean”

(PRWEB) July 21, 2021 -- Quality Digest, one of the respected quality themed publications, just published (July 7, 2021) a critical feature article about the role of e-kanban, titled, “e-Kanban Proves Paper isn’t Lean” by Thomas R. Cutler, the nations’ leading manufacturing journalist.

The online feature may be located at:
http://qualitydigest.com/QDarticles/FMPro?-db=iq%5feditorial.fp5&-lay=article%20data%20form&editorial;%20type=ISSArticle&release;=yes&-format=QDarticle_text.html&articleID;=6725&-script=cntaccesstype&-Find

Cutler interviewed Datacraft Solutions’ key principles since the company is the marketshare leader in the e-kanban arena. The role of e-kanban in a lean initiative focused manufacturing organization is profiled and compared to the deep deficiencies experienced with the paper or card kanban.

Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) delivers a revolutionary e-kanban process of automation solutions to lean manufacturers through a secure Internet gateway, eliminating the need to install and maintain a complex IT infrastructure. The company has experienced 1000% growth in the past twelve months by eliminating complicated, expensive, time-intensive software implementations as well as extensive training regiments and the need for internal support. The Datacraft Solutions' e-kanban lean system allows customers access and fully utilize powerful lean benefits immediately for a low, predictable monthly fee. Services are scalable so manufacturers can design an appropriate e-kanban solution.

Thomas R. Cutler is the CEO of TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Cutler authors more than 200 articles annually and is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, consisting of 2000+ journalists writing about trends in the manufacturing sector.

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Encompix Newsletter Puts Orbitform in the Spotlight

Newsletter Puts Orbitform in the Spotlight. It explains how the machine tool industry has changed during the past two years.

JACKSON, Mich. (PRWEB) July 21, 2021 -- In the increasingly competitive world of engineer-to-order and project-based manufacturing, companies have to operate at maximum efficiency to compete with not only domestic, but also the growing number of overseas competitors. The companies that will thrive in this environment are those that are continually looking for improvement. One such company is Encompix customer Orbitform.

Located in Jackson, Michigan, Orbitform manufactures precision orbital forming and impact riveting equipment for a wide range of industries and applications. With over 20 years' industry experience, Orbitform provides prototype engineering services for assembly of parts and specialized forming and fastening. From aerospace to automotive, Orbitform's intelligent machines can monitor and control the manufacturing and assembly process.

In the Spotlight this month is Mike Shirkey, President, Orbitform. In this interview with The Cutting Edge Mike explains how the machine tool industry has changed during the past two years and highlights some of the key initiatives Orbitform has undertaken to respond to the changing market conditions and demands of their customers. For a complimentary copy of The Cutting Edge contact Roger Meloy at e-mail protected from spam bots.

According to ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) spokesperson, Thomas R. Cutler, “Encompix continues to take the leadership role in technology solutions for the Engineer-to-Order manufacturing sector. Too many providers claim to have solutions for this specific process. Encompix has consistently demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the ETO process and nuances and it’s little wonder that they hold the position of ETO marketshare leader.”
Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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Large Variable Frequency Drive Motors Are Now Protected By Aegis Sgr™ Shaft Grounding With 74 Additional Sizes

Electro Static Technology – ITW, manufacturer of the patent pending AEGIS SGR™ Conductive MicroFiber™ shaft grounding brush, released 74 new sizes with additional part numbers to cover any VFD driven AC motor with up to six inch (6") shaft diameters.

Mechanic Falls, ME (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) July 20, 2021 -- Electro Static Technology – ITW, manufacturer of the patent pending AEGIS SGR™ Conductive MicroFiber™ shaft grounding brush, released 74 new sizes with additional part numbers to cover any VFD driven AC motor with up to six inch (6") shaft diameters. The full parts list for all 137 individual sizes for shafts from 0.311" to 6.020" is available to down load at www.est-aegis.com .
When variable frequency drives (VFDs) are used to control AC motors, currents are induced on the motor shaft. These currents build up until they are strong enough to discharge through the bearings, causing frosting, pitting, and fluting. Over time, these discharges can lead to premature bearing failure and motor failure. The AEGIS SGR conductive microfibers provide the path of least resistance for shaft currents to discharge to ground and prevent bearing damage and extend motor life.

The patent-pending AEGIS SGR is maintenance-free, lasts for the service life of the motor, and is unaffected by dirt, grease, or other contaminants. Now with the expanded part numbers, virtually any VFD motor, regardless of size and horse power, can be protected by this innovative new solution to prevent electrical bearing damage.

AEGIS SGR™ is easily installed by sliding the ring over either end of the motor shaft and locking it in place with simple screw-on mounting brackets. Because no machining is required, the SGR can be installed in minutes — even in the field.

Electro Static Technology is the global leader in the elimination and/or mitigation of induced electrical charges on rotating and moving surfaces. Other products include FLX-P™ flexible peel-and-stick passive static eliminators for printers, copiers, and other imaging devices. Electro Static Technology is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a $10 billion multinational conglomerate operating in 44 countries.

For more information, contact:
Adam Willwerth, Sales and Marketing Manager, Electro Static Technology, 31 Winterbrook Road, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256, Toll-Free: 1-866-738-1857, TEL: (207) 998-3493, FAX: (207) 998-5143, www.est-aegis.com

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July 20, 2021

Microstaq Inventor Masters MEMS Flow Control

Nelson Fuller has spent the past three years designing and developing a microchip for flow control systems at Microstaq, a start-up company located in Bellingham, WA. Microstaq’s MEMS valve technology holds promise for industrial automation, automotive, aeronautical, biomedical, refrigeration, and other flow control opportunities.

Bellingham, WA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) July 20, 2021 -– Nelson Fuller has spent more than 20 years designing and developing fluid systems. For the past three years at Microstaq (www.microstaq.com), he has been engineering a silicon chip microvalve technology that holds great promise for the miniaturization of these systems. The micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology will soon make its way into a number of flow control applications where improved flow control performance and integrated intelligent control are sought.

Fuller spends his days designing and testing Microstaq’s new valve technology. He enjoys being part of a small company, after spending years working in the large corporate world. His work at Microstaq is extremely hands-on and team oriented, and he enjoys being able to see his work come to fruition.

“The buzz word is that you want a ‘disruptive’ technology,” Fuller said. “Our technology is such that it has the potential to replace all solenoid control valves, which is a pretty big market.”

Fuller came to Microstaq in 2002 after a successful engineering career at TRW Automotive. While with TRW, Fuller was key in the invention and commercialization of antilock braking systems, now a product mainstay of TRW.

After some initial design work on microvalves at TRW Fuller joined Microstaq, where he is now successfully testing this all-silicon valve at the company’s Bellingham, Washington labs.

Microstaq’s valve is a silicon MEMS technology, which means that its internal moving parts will not wear out. It is a tiny silicon wafer the size of a button that controls the flow of liquids, mists and gases at high pressures, replacing traditional control valves larger than a spark plug. In automotive applications its lighter weight and smaller size will increase fuel economy and reduce power consumption in every car, truck and SUV that uses it.

Fuller thinks the microchip-sized valve will revolutionize the flow control industry. He has kept his eye on the future, finding his work exciting and groundbreaking, as well as challenging at times.

“I basically did it because I saw that the industry had developed solenoid valves to the point that they couldn’t be made more efficient,” he said. “My desire has always been to stay ahead of the research curve.”

Fuller has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and was an aerospace photographic system repairman for the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Chrysler Introl Division in Michigan as a development engineer before moving on to Kelsey Hayes (now TRW) in the early 80s and then to Microstaq in 2002.

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. Microstaq’s MEMS valve technology holds promise for industrial automation, automotive, aeronautical, biomedical, refrigeration, and other flow control opportunities.

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

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QSI Offers New Version of the QTERM-G55 Rugged Graphic Operator Interface Terminal with Emergency Stop (E-Stop) Switch

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, announces the availability of an Emergency Stop (E-stop) switch option on the popular QTERM-G55 human-machine interface (HMI) terminal. The QTERM-G55 with E-stop switch is a rugged, handheld HMI terminal using graphics and a keypad to interface with the user. It is the newest addition to QSI’s family of award-winning Qlarity™ graphic terminals and is now available.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 20, 2021 -- QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, announces the availability of an Emergency Stop (E-stop) switch option on the popular QTERM-G55 human-machine interface (HMI) terminal. The QTERM-G55 with E-stop switch is a rugged, handheld HMI terminal using graphics and a keypad to interface with the user. It is the newest addition to QSI’s family of award-winning Qlarity™ graphic terminals and is now available.

E-stop switches are used primarily in industrial robotics and automation applications; the intent is to provide fail-safe control to immediately shut down equipment operation when operator safety is threatened. The E-stop option for QSI’s QTERM-G55 provides the following features/benefits:
-The two-pole (four-wire) normally closed switch meets United States and European requirements for machine safety.
-The placement of the switch above the terminal display allows easy access without hindering normal terminal operation.
-The rugged switch and terminal housing can withstand one meter drops onto concrete.

The E-stop version of the terminal can be equipped with one EIA-232, -422 or -485 serial ports, Ethernet 10Base-T or a Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) interface. The QTERM-G55 has a 320x240 pixel, color LCD display measuring 96 mm (3.8") diagonal. (optional grayscale display available) and is viewable in most lighting conditions. Other industrial-grade features include 24-key or 40-key membrane / steel snap dome keypad with LEDs; 2 Mbytes flash / 16 Mbytes SDRAM; programmable speaker and real-time clock. The QTERM-G55 operator interface is ruggedized for use in harsh industrial environments (NEMA-12, CE certified housing). The terminal has an overmolded rubber boot, providing a superior seal, around an ABS polycarbonate plastic case. Terminal housing is available in blue, black or gray. The QTERM-G55 can be customized to be a part of your product with a custom key legend and company logo.

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

Graphic images of the QTERM-G55 with E-stop can be downloaded from http://press.qsicorp.com. A QTERM-G55 data sheet can be downloaded at http://www.qsicorp.com/pdfs/data_sheets/qterm-g55-ds.pdf. For more information contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770, Fax 801-466-8792, Web www.qsicorp.com or 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. For more information, contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770.

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Goldcastproducts.com - This Could be Your Opportunity to Manufacture One of the Hottest Products in the Building Industry Today

The Gold Cast Manufactured Stone System will enable you to produce manufactured stone that is as beautiful, and even more functional than natural stone.

(PRWEB) July 20, 2021 -- Gold Cast Products began as a manufactured stone franchise in 1986. In 1989, we acquired the sole rights to offer the Gold Cast Manufactured Stone System as a worldwide business opportunity.


We currently have over 65 manufacturers in the United States and 25 internationally.

We are located in friendly South Arkansas. If you would like to visit our facility, call us at 870-546-2598 or email us at e-mail protected from spam bots.

This could be your opportunity to manufacture one of the hottest products in the building industry today.

The Gold Cast Manufactured Stone System will enable you to produce manufactured stone that is as beautiful, and even more functional than natural stone. It's lightweight, durability and beauty are just a few of the reasons it is so popular in new construction and remodeling projects Worldwide. With our stone molds and technology you will be able to produce cast stone of impeccable quality and detail.

There are many opportunities that may come your way, but finding the right one to say YES to is the key to a successful venture. Gold Cast Products offers such an opportunity in the building industry. This is a ground floor business that offers rapid growth producing excellent profits for those who have already become participants of this outstanding program. After many years of perfecting, the Gold Cast Manufacturing System is now producing manufactured stone that is as beautiful and more versatile than natural stone. Our product creates more demand for the use of stone to beautify homes and commercial buildings.

When you examine the benefits of the Gold Cast Opportunity, you will discover the advantage of owning your own business and the financial rewards that it can bring.

Take a look at the reasons why this opportunity could be right for you:

* Low initial investment with immediate return of capital and long-term earning potential.
* Complete value-based program including production molds, promotional materials, training materials and ongoing guidance.
* Training in both production and marketing by experienced people who know the Manufactured Stone Business.
* The Gold Cast Method is simple to learn and easy to operate. No prior experience is necessary.
* High profit margins and low material cost. Profit ranges from 700% to 1000%.
* No franchise or royalty fees to pay.

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Rugged Core Chucks Set Precedent for Reliability and Gripping Strength

Simplicity of core chuck design and rugged, all-metal construction means reliability and ease of use. Precision machined parts ensure positive, instant core chuck lock up and release reducing damage to cores and reduction of workplace injuries.

WHARTON, NJ (PRWEB) July 20, 2021 -- Because all parts are meticulously manufactured and tested Convertech's core chucks provide expansion and retraction to a firm and consistent diameter every time. Convertech core chucks provide a firm grip with wide-footprint lugs. These chucks can provide high-torque pressure without damaging the inside of the core or the core ends. While eliminating excessive core damage Convertech's core chucks can dramatically reduce operating costs and substantially increase production with repeated use of cores.

These core chucks reduce workplace injuries with easy unloading. Easy roll removal is maintained with consistent and firm retraction of chuck lugs, keeping the lugs from sticking in the core. Instead of your operators forcing rolls off the chucks these core chucks release the core easily and allow rolls to be unloaded with minimal effort.

A streamlined production process and simplified design for these core chucks can mean sizable savings for OEMs. Built like a high quality expanding shaft Convertech's core chucks can last up to five times longer than the competition and provide the best torque capacity for the lowest cost.

Convertech, the leading manufacturer of core chucks for the converting and packaging industries, produces a full line of core chuck products in diameters from 3 inches to 12 inches in practically any configuration.

For over a quarter century Convertech has been the leader in exceptionally fast lead time with superior engineering and quality built into every core 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 core chucks and fast delivery advantages at http://www.convertech.com

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Datacraft Solutions Only ASP in e-Kanban Space

The value of an ASP is that manufacturers can buy “by the drink”, low risk, and a see a rapid ROI. Only internet access is required.

(PRWEB) July 20, 2021 -- Currently Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) is the only true ASP provider in the e-kanban market space. Some of the other competitors provide a hosted solution as an additional option verses typical software purchase. Datacraft Solutions is unique in that they provide one system which incorporates all the best practices from their total community of clients.

According to Matthew Marotta, founder of Datacraft Solutions, “We do not charge for upgrades to the system as we learn about new best practices that clients ask us to incorporate. Before Datacraft incorporates the request, it is reviewed buy a lean advisory board to validate the value of the best practices and the value added impact upon our partner community. Once it is passed, they develop, test, and implement.”

The hosted solution provides the customer with their own set of servers which are maintained offsite by and outsourced set of administrators. All of the administration fees, equipment, support teams and software updates are all included in the monthly service fee which is less then the cost of hiring an internal system administrator.

The value of an ASP is that manufacturers can buy “by the drink”, low risk, and a see a rapid ROI. Only internet access is required.

The non-ASP option leaves manufacturers investing a large sum into the communication network, IT personnel, IT training, application servers, consulting for system modification, along with all the hidden costs that come with it. The only disadvantage of using an ASP is the client never owns the system (application), only their own data. This concern tends to be the issue of IT since they want to control all phases of the e-kanban operation. The cost of the control is wasteful and completely antithetical to a Lean Initiative.

While some ERP systems QAD, Factory Logic, and Supply Works have some e-kanban functionality is not their core focus, so manufacturers are purchasing the ERP system at a significant price tag including all the prices increases (and upgrade charges). From the perspective of Lean functionality and immediate ROI the cost cannot be justified, unless there is a plan for a manufacturer to replace the ERP system.

Another Kanban system which is not an ASP is Pelion Systems. Companies like Pacific Scientific determined it was very confusing to use, very expensive, and replaced Pelion with Datacraft Solutions e-kanban.

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Encompix Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning Winning Praise by ENERFAB in Ohio

ENERFAB in Ohio Praises Encompix Engineer-to-Order for a three-month implementation, instead of a lengthy drawn out process.

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (PRWEB) July 20, 2021 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design and build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.


After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix, the nation’s leading ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) System. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “This ENERFAB implementation is indicative of the type of efficiency process many ETO manufacturers are completing to stay competitive in a global economy.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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Kennewick General Hospital Signs Medical Device Reprocessing Agreement with ReNu Medical

Product quality, Amerinet contract pricing, and patient-hospital staff safety were deciding factors in the decision to have single use medical devices reprocessed by ReNu Medical.

Everett, Washington (PRWEB) July 19, 2021 -- Kennewick General Hospital recently signed a medical device re-processing agreement with ReNu Medical, the leading re-processor of non-invasive single use medical devices (SUD's).

"After a couple of years with another medical device reprocessing company, we invited ReNu Medical to show us the difference in the quality and safety of their reprocessed single use medical devices. We are glad they did," said Adrian Cushman, Contracts Manager at Kennewick General Hospital.

Reprocessing of single-use medical devices using high-level disinfection (HLD) or sterilization is now commonplace for many healthcare facilities. High-level disinfection (HLD) can save a facility twice the amount versus sterilization and substantially reduce medical waste.

"Infection control is always an issue for any medical institution. ReNu utilizes a medical device collection system that virtually eliminates hospital staff involvement. No sorting, cleaning or counting of medical devices. In order to maximize our facilities device collection, the ReNu staff selected strategic (unit) locations throughout our facility for placement of their collection container bags. To further reduce the risk of infection, the collection containers are collected, high-level disinfected and replaced weekly," Mr. Cushman said.

"We are very pleased and excited to have Kennewick General Hospital as one of our many valued partners. I believe Kennewick General made the right financial and environmental decision by choosing high-level disinfection (HLD) reprocessing," said Loren Timmons, VP, Marketing, and Business Development at ReNu Medical.


About ReNu:
ReNu Medical is the leading re-processor of non-invasive single use medical devices (SUD's). ReNu's unique services focus on providing the safest product for the patient, reducing medical waste and significantly reducing supply costs by maximizing available savings.

ReNú's unique focus on non- and semi-critical (single use) medical devices provides a significant source of cost savings with very little associated risk. These devices go on the body not in the body. High Level Disinfection (HLD) offers significant cost saving advantages over sterilization methods. For example, ReNú's non-toxic method of HLD has the proven ability to turn an individual medical device two to three times more than a sterilizing re-processor. This equates to two to three times the cost savings. Additionally, with quicker turn around time, two weeks compared to eight to 12 weeks, less inventory is required thus saving even more money. Finally, ReNú has the proven lowest discard rate in the industry (less than 10 percent on average) allowing you to get more devices back. These advantages offer significant savings far above other re-processors.

High-Level Disinfection technology is 100 percent non-toxic, environmentally friendly and a safe gentle alternative for non- and semi-critical (single use) medical devices. HLD offers twice the life span and double the saving of toxic Ethylene Oxide Gas (ETO) utilized by sterilization re-processors. No harmful air emissions are released into the environment and no chemical residue is left on the device. The CDC, APIC, and other healthcare organizations support HLD.

ReNu Medical is a supporter and Champion of Hospitals for a Healthy Environment. We recommend you visit their website (www.h2e-online.org) to learn more about how to reduce hospital medical waste.

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July 19, 2021

Outsourcing to a “Sophisticated” Third Party Logistics Provider

Many companies are partnering with a new breed of “sophisticated” third party logistics provider to handle global sourcing differences, improve product fill rates, and eliminate points of pain in the supply chain.

(PRWEB) July 19, 2021 -- CEOs and senior executives typically focus on making the sale, the product, and driving down unit cost, but seldom devote the same attention to improving the logistics side of the equation: customer fulfillment or inventory management. Yet, considering how quickly a missed delivery or incorrect shipment can sour a customer relationship and even cause the loss of existing or returning customers, this is surprisingly short-sighted.

Simply put, a company has two main chances to impress a customer - at the point of sale and receipt of product. While erring on delivery may seem like a forgivable oversight, it can damage a company’s balance sheet, and possibly cost the company customers.

“Because the market is so competitive, I need the right part, at the right place, at the right time to be successful,” says Ron Maltarich, President of Tendeco Sales Inc., a supplier of aftermarket pulleys and tensioners for the automotive industry. “Get it wrong and I’ve lost a customer. Or I’ve racked up extra cost and complexity through re-ordering, back-ordering, canceling, or expediting.”

As an alternative, many companies are re-evaluating the wisdom of keeping critical supply chain management and customer fulfillment services in-house, and instead are turning to a new breed of “sophisticated” third party logistics provider (3PL).

These sophisticated 3PLs do far more than just offload, store, and ship product, the routine functions of a standard third party logistics provider. Sophisticated 3PLs literally partner with the company to transparently protect the performance of its brand, ensuring that customers receive what they ordered, when and how they need it. To achieve this, the 3PL integrates fully with customers at all the touchpoints of shipment, including invoicing, inventory management and reconciliation.

When Maltarich set the standard for fill rates on Tendeco’s aftermarket automotive supply business at 95% within 48 hours, he relied on Kenakore Solutions (www.kenakoresolutions.com), a sophisticated third party logistics provider. He made his selection from a wide field of 3PL competitors based on cost, focus, flexibility, compatibility, and technical infrastructure.

Kenakore provides a supply chain management solution that coordinates supply line variations from global, domestic, and regional sources to ensure on-time production and shipment. They consolidate product from multiple sources so customers get a single, complete shipment rather than multiple partial shipments, along with handling special requests such as kitting, assembly, labeling, packaging, and private branding.

A 100% bar-coded environment now helps ensure investment-grade inventory accuracy for Tendeco, while real time processing delivers faster market response.

“Kenakore helps us consolidate bulk product from Brazil, Korea, Germany, and Canada, as well as optimize inventory for shipment to hundreds of customers worldwide,” says Maltarich. “Not only has our inventory shrinkage improved, but now we’re filling more than 98% of orders within 48 hours. That’s 5-8% higher than the average product fill rate of our competitors, which differentiates us in a very competitive market.”

In today’s demanding marketplace, a sophisticated third party logistics provider can provide a practical, cost-effective way to eliminate problems in the supply chain, without diverting capital to train and upgrade in-house logistics departments.

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Stealth Introduces Small Form Factor PC Featuring 3 High-Speed Gigabit LAN Ports With Desktop Power That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

Stealth introduces small form factor PC featuring three high-speed gigabit LAN ports with desktop power that fits in the palm of your hand.

Toronto (PRWEB) July 19, 2021 -- Stealth Computer Corporation a leading ISO 9001 manufacturer of specialized computers and peripherals have continued their tradition of providing small form, powerful, PC based solutions to a growing marketplace. Stealth has introduced their latest model: LPC-401XG3 Gigabit LAN Little PC, delivering lightning fast network computing in a PC small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The robust anodized aluminum chassis measures just over 2 inches tall having the overall footprint about the size as a hard cover novel (10" x 5.82" x 2.79") and weighing in at about 6 lbs.

Stealth’s LPC-401XG3 LittlePC contains 3X-high-speed Gigibit front loaded LAN ports ideal for a myriad of applications such as security, multi-network communications, firewalls, and network diagnostics to name a few. In the past substantial hardware deployment was required in order to achieve the same high-speed multi-port connectivity performance. A multitude of I/O connectivity is integrated into the LittlePC such as; Serial, Parallel, 3X-USB, FireWire, Video, LAN, PS/2 Mouse & Keyboard ports. The LPC-401XG3 is available with a standard 80 GB IDE Hard Drive and is expandable up to 300 GB’s of storage space for archived data. For applications that require extra high shock/vibration an optional Solid State Hard Drive or Flash Drives are available. A slim CD-ROM is standard with optional DVD, CD/RW and DVDRW optical drives available. Systems are compatible with Windows XP/2000, and can be pre-configured with LINUX if desired. Stealth’s built to order manufacturing offers a wide range of configurations built to the customer’s exact specifications.

According to Stealth’s President & CEO, Ed Boutilier, “ We are delivering the most powerful, feature rich, small footprint PCs available in the marketplace today”, Boutilier says “small form factor computers are showing rapid growth in the marketplace as their little size and performance capability make them ideal to use in applications that were unthinkable in the past”. Stealth has been shipping numerous versions of their LittlePC products for over two years.

The LittlePC products serve a demanding market where powerful solutions are being deployed in space-challenged applications around the world. Thanks to the rugged design, compact dimensions, and high functionality, the LittlePC is ideal for diverse and demanding applications within the Industrial, Commercial, Scientific Research, Military, Public Safety, Utility, Transportation, mining and Telecommunications markets. Stealth Little PCs are available from stock for immediate shipping as part of Stealth’s QuickShip program. Pricing for LittlePC starts at $795.00 USD

Founded in 1990 Stealth Computer Corporation is quietly evolving as a leading provider of specialized Computers and Peripherals. The company is ISO 9001 registered with its headquarters near Toronto, Canada. Stealth continually develops innovative products designed to meet the exact needs of their clients. For 15 years Stealth, products have been used in industrial, commercial, scientific, Government and military applications. Stealth Computer Corporations impressive customer base includes Fortune 500 companies, Military installations and Governments worldwide.

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PRONTO North America’s CEO Ligudzinski Writes BPM Feature for INMFG Magazine

BPM feature for INMFG Magazine written by CEO of PRONTO North America an ERP system for Lean manufacturing application.

(PRWEB) July 19, 2021 -- Eliminating Waste with Business Process Management Tools is an important Lean Manufacturing feature article in the July issue of InMFG Magazine co-authored by PRONTO North America CEO, Mike Ligudzinski and Thomas R. Cutler, the nation’s leading manufacturing journalist. The feature may be located at: http://www.reedlink.com/SingleArticle~ContentId~54542~pub~IP.html.

Pronto North America, Inc. (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, MN, is widely recognized as the authority in technologically driven business solutions and process management. Utilizing innovative implementation techniques and tools, Pronto North America generates increased performance, service, efficiency, and accountability. Through PEER™ (Process Evaluation Executive Review), Pronto North America captures the values of Lean Manufacturing throughout the enterprise. This functionality is accomplished utilizing a highly-trained world-class staff and an innovative process modeling and automation toolset unmatched in the industry, ensuring the realization of continuous process improvement and profitability.

Pronto North America is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi™, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of their business. 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 Production to PRONTO Advanced Warehousing; from PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS); from PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) to PRONTO Forecasting Management, the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies its natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution.

Thomas R. Cutler, President & CEO, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com) Fort Lauderdale, FL, is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of two thousand journalists writing about trends in manufacturing. He is the lead spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) and is the author of the Manufacturer’s Public Relations and Media Guide. He can be contacted at 954-486-7562.

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Datacraft Solutions e-Kanban Reviewed in Quality Digest

e-Kanban Reviewed in Quality Digest magazine a feature article about the role of e-kanban, titled, “e-Kanban Proves Paper isn’t Lean”

(PRWEB) July 19, 2021 -- Quality Digest, one of the respected quality themed publications, just published (July 7, 2021) a critical feature article about the role of e-kanban, titled, “e-Kanban Proves Paper isn’t Lean” by Thomas R. Cutler, the nations’ leading manufacturing journalist.

The online feature may be located at:
http://qualitydigest.com/QDarticles/FMPro?-db=iq%5feditorial.fp5&-lay=article%20data%20form&editorial;%20type=ISSArticle&release;=yes&-format=QDarticle_text.html&articleID;=6725&-script=cntaccesstype&-Find

Cutler interviewed Datacraft Solutions’ key principles since the company is the marketshare leader in the e-kanban arena. The role of e-kanban in a lean initiative focused manufacturing organization is profiled and compared to the deep deficiencies experienced with the paper or card kanban.

Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) delivers a revolutionary e-kanban process of automation solutions to lean manufacturers through a secure Internet gateway, eliminating the need to install and maintain a complex IT infrastructure. The company has experienced 1000% growth in the past twelve months by eliminating complicated, expensive, time-intensive software implementations as well as extensive training regiments and the need for internal support. The Datacraft Solutions' e-kanban lean system allows customers access and fully utilize powerful lean benefits immediately for a low, predictable monthly fee. Services are scalable so manufacturers can design an appropriate e-kanban solution.

Thomas R. Cutler is the CEO of TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Cutler authors more than 200 articles annually and is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, consisting of 2000+ journalists writing about trends in the manufacturing sector.

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Shick Tube-Veyor Selects ETO ERP Leader Encompix

Shick Tube-Veyor Selects ETO ERP Leader Encompix utilizes a 35-user license for the ETO ERP software.

(PRWEB) July 19, 2021 -- Shick Tube-Veyor Corporation became Encompix’s latest customer when they recently purchased a 35-user license for the ETO ERP software and several "Best of Breed" products. Encompix will be a strategic partner as Shick are in the midst of reengineering their business to adopt industry best practices. Shick plans to go-live with Encompix in January 2006.

Shick Tube-Veyor Corporation was founded in 1956 by William F. Ungashick, an aeronautical engineer. Today, Shick is an industry leader in providing single source automated ingredient handling systems and equipment. Shick designs, manufactures, installs and services systems for customers primarily in the baking industry.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Shick has approximately 165 employees located in Missouri and Singapore.

According to ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) spokesperson, Thomas R. Cutler, "Encompix continues to take the leadership role in technology solutions for the Engineer-to-Order manufacturing sector. Too many providers claim to have solutions for this specific process. Encompix has consistently demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the ETO process and nuances and it’s little wonder that they hold the position of ETO marketshare leader."

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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BFGoodrich® Provides First-Class Rubber For Nissan's NISMO Vehicles

July 19, 2021
Greenville, S.C.

An ultra-high octane vehicle deserves ultra-high performance tires, so it's no wonder BFGoodrich Tires are featured on the Nissan NISMO 350Z and NISMO Titan, Frontier and Pathfinder, specially equipped, aftermarket-tuned versions of Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs.

"Car designers, tuners and motorsports enthusiasts alike know a performance machine is only as good as the rubber underneath," said Owen Schiano, BFGoodrich Tires brand director. "BFGoodrich tires are recognized as "true performance" tires just as NISMO is the top end of Nissan's performance offering. Combined, the combination is hard to beat.."

NISMO-tuned Nissan Z®s wear the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A®KD, a performance tire delivering superb traction and excellent cornering force for a wide range of vehicles. As the only asymmetric and directional tire available in the United States, the g-Force T/A®KD remains one of today's most in-demand sport tires.

With its near-race compound, the g-Force T/AKD offers excellent treadwear for an ultra-high performance tire, which makes it an ideal tire for the NISMO Z. A key aspect of the g-Force T/AKD is BFGoodrich Tires' BlackTech™ tread compound, which maximizes traction on dry pavement while resisting heat buildup. Its variety of fitment sizes add to the popularity of this class-leading tire.

Combining the off-road looks and performance of an all-terrain tire with excellent ride and long mileage, the BFGoodrich Rugged-Trail T/A is a perfect match for any NISMO Frontier, Pathfinder or Titan. The Rugged-Trail features a tread pattern and aggressive sidewall appearance adapted from BFGoodrich's legendary SCORE Baja Series-dominating tire. Its dual-compound tread and optimized tread contact patch help reduce squirm and minimize surface temperatures, extending the life of the tire.

BFGoodrich® Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle from ultra-high performance tuner vehicles, sports cars and SUVs to the hottest sport trucks, pickups and rock-crawling rigs in the world. For more than 30 years, BFGoodrich Tires has used motorsports as a proving ground.

Success on the street begins with winning on the track and BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drag, desert and extreme rock-crawling. With 19 consecutive Baja 1000 wins, the most wins in rock-crawling history, and an unmatched record on pavement, BFGoodrich Tires has proven the only records it breaks are its own. Visit BFGoodrich Tires online at www.bfgoodrichtires.com

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July 18, 2021

DTM Systems Corporation Attains Gold Certified Partner Status

DTM Systems Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning two Microsoft Competencies in Microsoft Business Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions

Vancouver, BC Canada (PRWEB) July 18, 2021 -- DTM Systems Corp (DTM Systems), today announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with two competencies in Microsoft Business Solutions and Networking Infrastructure, recognizing DTM Systems expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified partner, DTM Systems has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs.

DTM brings technical leadership, a strong track record, and strategic vision to technology solutions. DTM’s solutions focus on results - such as enhanced efficiency, improved access to information, increased security - to create an infrastructure custom designed for all organizations.

“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Ted Smith, VP of Sales and Marketing of DTM Systems.

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise, direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “Today, Microsoft recognizes DTM Systems as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating their expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”

The Microsoft Business Solutions Competency are designed for partners with proven expertise in designing and/or implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities with Microsoft Business Solutions technologies. The Microsoft Business Solutions Competency allows partners to identify their unique, proven proficiency in deploying Microsoft Business Solutions applications such as Microsoft Business Solutions–Axapta®, Microsoft Business Solutions–Great Plains®, Microsoft Business Solutions–Navision®, Microsoft Business Solutions–Solomon, and Microsoft Business Solutions–Microsoft CRM.

"Microsoft partners that specialize in business applications meet a unique market need," said Tami Reller, corporate vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions. “We are rolling out programs and initiatives such as the Microsoft Business Solutions competency that are designed not only to bring continuity to partners in how they work with us, but also to provide partners with a way to showcase their expertise in ERP and CRM to customers who depend on them for services."

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their competency in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 or Windows® 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003.

“We place tremendous value on our partners, who help us deliver solutions and applications to customers,” said Allison Watson. “Solutions Competencies provide an integrated partnering framework that recognizes an enterprise’s expertise and rewards it for the effect it has in the technology marketplace.

For more information, press only:
Catrina Knodel, DTM Systems Corp, (604) 257-6763, e-mail protected from spam bots

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K-RAIN Manufacturing Corp., Selects OneCARE SMARTManuals for On-line Product Support

The K-RAIN Manufacturing Corporation has recently agreed to unveil a new group of OneCARE SMARTManuals for their growing number of on-line product support customers. These customers will now be able to go directly to the K-RAIN home page, click on the link for "Interactive Product manuals" and be directly connected to the page showing all K-RAIN SMARTManuals available at the moment. These SMARTManuals will support a number of different K-RAIN Professional product lines including Sprinklers Controllers, Pumps, Valves. To visit the K-RAIN website go to www.k-rain.com

Pleasantville, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 16, 2021 -- OneCARE, a software and creative services company specializing in web based, self-service product support solutions, has reached agreement with K-RAIN, a worldwide leader of outdoor maintenance and beautification products for home, recreation and commercial landscapes for whom OneCARE will produce an initial series of SMARTManuals. K-RAIN customers will now benefit from an even greater variety of customer service options, from online, interactive SMARTManuals, providing self-service support for select products, to an #800 number where customers receive assistance and direct contact with a K-RAIN customer care specialist.

SMARTManuals are a graphical, interactive and fully-integrated self service application, incorporating all forms of multi-media including photos, video, animations, sound and simulations that enables K-RAIN customers to gain instant answers and solve problems, online, 24 hours a day/365 days a year. These Interactive SMARTManuals include a unique troubleshooter helping guide K-RAIN customers to problem resolution.

The SMARTManual is the centerpiece of a suite of products from OneCARE that incorporate multimedia into the interactive software. A true breakthrough in customer support, the SMARTManual provides users a friendly, easy-to-use, readily accessible way to understand a product's features and how to assemble, install, operate and repair it.
A manufacturer's customers can access the SMARTManual directly from their web site and can use an interactive troubleshooter to get precise answers to questions and be guided to step-by-step operation and repair procedures. The same platform can be customized to include technical details accessible only to authorized users such as technicians for installations and training purposes OneCARE, Inc (www.onecare.biz) is a software and creative services company headquartered in Pleasantville, NY that produces a self-service product support platform whose centerpiece application is the SMARTManual. OneCARE solutions are designed to enable clients to build long-term customer relationships, reduce customer support expense and increase product sales and accessories. Some other companies using SMARTManual applications include; Toro Home yard Care Division, Toro Commercial Division, Electric Mobility, for its Rascal power wheelchairs, ZAP, Sebastopol, CA, maker of Zappy electric scooters, Caterpillar Truck Engine Division, Mossville, IL for the comfort control system in its truck engines and other companies.

For more information about OneCARE, call Ron Stone at (212) 780-0848 (Direct).

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Lucifer Furnaces Offers Gas-fired Dual Chamber Heat Treating Models

Furnace features two independently controlled chambers in one space-saving line of gas-fired heat treating furnaces. The upper hardening chamber is rated up to 2,300 degrees F., the lower draw chamber up to 1,600 degrees F.

(PRWEB) July 18, 2021 -- The economy and versatility of two independently controlled hardening and drawing chambers are combined in Lucifer Furnaces space-saving line of gas-fired, dual chamber heat treating furnaces.

The "Blue Devil" series ranges in load capacity from 45 to 135 pounds and in six chamber sizes from 9"H x 12"W x 18"L to 18"H x 18"W x 24"L.

The upper hardening chamber is rated up to 2300 degrees F., the lower draw chamber up to 1600 degrees F. Each chamber is individually fired and operated with separate digital controls, burners, blowers and sensing switches.

Among the features of the Blue Devil are:
- Ease of operation. Pressing start button automatically purges chamber with air before igniting pilot.
- Fast heat-up rate. Hardening chamber heats to 2000 degrees F. in less than 60 minutes.
- Efficient, low-cost design. Includes lightweight firebrick insulation, arch roof construction, underfiring with premix blower burner, silicon carbide hearth plates and independent flue exhausts.
-Maximum operating safety. Manufactured to NFPA guidelines, including such fail/safe features as: supervised pilot, door shutoff switch, and automatic shutdown in the event of loss of gas, electricity, blower or pilot flame.

In addition, all models are completely prepiped and ready for installation. Burner assembly is factory set for proper "on-ratio" firing.

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Scientists Focused on Small Things Make Big Move

MVA Scientific Consultants moves to new state-of-the-art facilities

ATLANTA (PRWEB) July 18, 2021 -- MVA Scientific Consultants is pleased to announce that it is moving to a 14,000 square foot facility located 23 miles north of Atlanta in nearby Duluth, GA. The move marks the Firm’s 15th Anniversary and comes after an aggressive year of marketing, instrument upgrades, personnel additions and new accreditations.

The new facility boasts 11 state-of-the-art laboratories that will allow for a range of detailed examination, precise measurement, characterization, and imaging of forensic micro samples. Individual laboratories feature windows for viewing of test and analysis without disturbing the test environment. The Firm’s new home will also offer expanded office, classroom and conference areas. “We are very excited about this opportunity!” said Tim Vander Wood, Managing Director at the Firm. “This move will allow us a greatly needed expansion to better serve our clients”, Vander Wood added.

Relocation to the new facilities is expected to be completed by mid-July. “Our clients can be assured that appropriate steps will be taken to ensure minimal interruption of service during the move”, Vander Wood added.

The company’s contact numbers will remain the same at 770-662-8509 for general phone and for fax 770-662-8532. The new address will be:
MVA Scientific Consultants
3300 Breckinridge Boulevard, Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30096

For more information please visit www.mvainc.com or contact Dr. Tim B. Vander Wood.

ABOUT MVA SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS:
MVA Scientific Consultants provides critical analysis and support for a variety of public and private sector interests through the use of electron and light microscopy. Clients from across the world seek out the Firm to help address unique challenges involving QA/QC, litigation, industrial hygiene, environmental forensics and a host of other issues.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Anthony M. Cooper
Director of Marketing & Communications
770-662-8509

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Clean Air Products Announces the Series 591 Modular Hardwall Cleanroom

Modular Hardwall Cleanroom Series 591 offers prefabrication and multiple room assembly by the end user.

(PRWEB) July 18, 2021 -- The Series 591 is a free standing, rigid wall, modular, prefabricated cleanroom system that is designed to provide superior cleanroom performance and esthetic appeal. Its modular, prefabricated design combines functionality with flexibility to create systems that will meet your cleanroom needs of today and into the future.

These rooms are available from Class 100,000 to Class 10. The rooms are available with open free spans from 6 to 34 feet and interior room heights of 8 to 14 feet. Multiple rooms can be combined to form larger cleanroom systems. The system allows for additional sections to be added to existing rooms to expand the cleanroom at a future date.

The Series 591 cleanroom has high visual appeal and is often used as a showcase cleanroom system. The large clear walls offer good visibility in to and out of the room. Clear anodized aluminum panels cover the filter, light area above the drop ceiling so the exterior has a clean appearance.

The rigid wall design allows the clean room to operate at higher internal pressures than may be found in other types of cleanroom systems. This pressure is adjusted through variable wall dampers that regulate the flow of air out of the room that controls the internal room pressure. ISO specifications require room pressures for some medical device and pharmaceutical applications higher than what a softwall cleanroom can provide.

The modular prefabriated design makes installation fast and easy. Factory installation is available, but simple step-by-step instructions and detailed installation drawings allow the rooms to be assembled using in-house maintenance personnel.

ABOUT CLEAN AIR PRODUCTS:

Clean Air Products manufactures clean room equipment and cleanroom systems, modular clean rooms, air showers, cleanroom benches, tables, furniture, components, and clean room entry systems.

For more information:
Clean Air Products
8607 Wyoming Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55445-1828
USA
(800) 383-6641
FAX: 763-425-2004
http://www.cleanairproducts.net

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Encompix Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning Winning Praise by Gehring in Michigan

Winning Praise given by Gehring in Michigan for Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Encompix implementation process

(PRWEB) July 18, 2021 -- Established in 1976, Gehring L.P. launched its North American operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

The 50,000 square foot facility provides a full service machine tool operation, engineering and assembly of custom precision honing machines, comprehensive research and development services, contract honing services, tooling re-work services, a highly skilled team of service technicians, spare parts and in-house manufacturing of super-abrasives by another Gehring Group member, Diato L.P.

After a six-month implementation Gehring L.P. went live on Encompix, the nation’s leading ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP system. The implementation or champion team was comprised of eight representatives from each department, including both end-users and managers. As with most successful implementations, the president was heavily involved and committed to the project's success.

Adrian Mitrea was the project manager for the Encompix implementation. According to Mitrea, "We are seeing a streamlining of our processes with better communication between departments. Our people can see the whole process and not just their piece. They now understand the effect their work has on downstream operations, and we now have the discipline to make things happen the right way. This is a direct result of having a single, integrated system."

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “This Gehring implementation is indicative of the type of efficiency process many ETO manufacturers are completing to stay competitive in a global economy.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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.

Encompix
www.encompix.com
513-733-0066

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Toronto’s ID Merchandising Group Goes with ETO ERP Leader Encompix

ID Merchandising Group in Toronto goes with ETO ERP Leader Encompix. An Engineer-To-Order software system to assist the Canadian Company to become more Lean in it's process.

(PRWEB) July 18, 2021 -- The Integrated Group is a collection of diverse companies whose flagship company, ID Merchandising, Inc., will be the primary user of Encompix Software. ID Merchandising Group is a design-driven display manufacturing company, focused on delivering merchandising solutions that build awareness and increase sales.

Located in Toronto, Canada, ID Merchandising designs and manufactures custom displays and store fixtures for companies including BMW, Jaguar, Yamaha, Land Rover, Nestle Purina, Smirnoff, and Universal.

According to ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) spokesperson, Thomas R. Cutler, “Encompix continues to take the leadership role in technology solutions for the Engineer-to-Order manufacturing sector. Too many providers claim to have solutions for this specific process. Encompix has consistently demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the ETO process and nuances and it’s little wonder that they hold the position of ETO marketshare leader.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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.

Encompix
www.encompix.com
513-733-0066

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Businesses Discover Advantages in Online Human Resource Services

Employers struggle with the issues of employee selection, evaluation, and recognition. Now there are complete online solutions to all these issues at www.racameron.com. Businesses can improve their employee retention by using online employee assessments, evaluation and recognition programs.

(PRWEB) July 17, 2021 -- Robert Cameron, CEO of Robert A. Cameron & Associates recognized that employers struggle with employee retention and morale problems but are frustrated with antiquated paper based systems. He has put together three industry leading solutions for the convenience of companies looking for efficient online solutions to these problems.

Cameron states”In my over 25 years of hiring, developing, and retaining top performing employees, the keys to success have always been very straight forward. Hire people who fit the job, give them regular, objective feedback, and recognize dedication and success. Cumbersome systems that hamper these three basic needs are what prevent them from happening.”

By using web based solutions employers have efficient ways to meet these challenges. With the use of Profiles International online employee assessment program to select and develop employees you have achieved step one. Then you implement an online employee evaluation program from Appraisal Smart to provide feedback on their performance. Finally, utilize a web based gift album program that is easy to implement so the right people are rewarded at the right time.

The use of web based human resource tools makes implementation, administration, and execution easy. Consequently, Human Resource and line managers like it because they make them more effective in their job, and employee testing, evaluation and recognition gets done, on time. Employee morale improves because of this. People have a basic need to be recognized and rewarded for their efforts so it is imperative it gets done if organizations want to retain their top performers.

All these Human Resource tools are available online from Robert A. Cameron & Associates, Weston FL. They work with employers to help them enhance their selection, hiring and development of employees with the use online employee assessments, evaluation, and recognition programs. They can be reached at 954-385-8701 or visit their website at www.racameron.com

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Tong-Tai (Topper) Introduces the TVL-40-S4W, a Four Axis VTL with One Spindle and Two Turrets, to Help Reduce Machining Time.

Demand for Aluminum Wheel Manufacturing is very high not only in the United States but also throughout the world –- especially in China. The main criteria in machining these wheels, is not only the process, but the time it takes to machine them. With this in mind, Tong-Tai (Topper) developed the TVL-40-S4W, a four axis VTL with one spindle and two turrets, to help reduce the machining time.

VALLEY COTTAGE, NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 17, 2021 -- Demand for Aluminum Wheel Manufacturing is very high not only in the United States but also throughout the world –- especially in China. The main criteria in machining these wheels, is not only the process, but the time it takes to machine them. With this in mind, Tong-Tai (Topper) developed the TVL-40-S4W, a four axis VTL with one spindle and two turrets, to help reduce the machining time.

The TVL-40-S4W is made of solid cast iron construction and weighs 34,000 lbs. It is a box way VTL especially designed for the production of Aluminum Wheel ranging from 14” to 26” diameter. With its generic machine design, it is also well suited for other turning applications in this size range.

The machine has a 75HP main motor with an A2-11 nose. As it is designed for wheel production, there is also an available optional Finger Chuck. The maximum spindle speed is 2000 rpm. It has two turrets with 6 stations each. The X and Z travel for each turret is 20.6”. The machine comes standard with a coolant system, a completely enclosed splashguard, a hydraulic system and a Fanuc control.

Tong-Tai Seiki is a full line machine tool builder providing Standard Machines, Customized Machines and Special Purpose Machines in the US, Far East and China. It has offices in Taiwan, Mainland China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and USA. In the US, its machines are sold and serviced through a network of full service distributors throughout the country.

Tong-Tai started as a builder of machining lines for motorcycles in 1969. The principal products at this time were automatic turning machines and multi-spindle drilling and tapping machines. This basic background of building special purpose machines has been instrumental in providing the foundation of Tong-Tai being a machine tool builder rather than just an assembler of purchased components.

Tong-tai started building CNC turning centers in 1982 and advanced to horizontal and vertical machining centers in 1985. Knowledge to design and manufacture these machines was gained over 30 years of technical cooperation with various Japanese Machine Tool Builders. Since 1990 Tong-Tai had very close technical cooperation with Hitachi Seiki, one of the leading machine tool builders in Japan. Starting 1998, Tong-Tai was manufacturing and assembling machines for Hitachi Seiki, on an OEM basis, for export to USA, Japan and the world. Tong-Tai is also one of the few Taiwanese machine tool builders with ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certification.

Contact: Yusuf Venjara
Tong-Tai Seiki USA, Inc, Suite 1, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Phone: 845-267-5500
Facsimile: 845-267-5546
website: http://www.tongtaiusa.com

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Eskay Metal Fabricating Welcomes New Staff Member

Eskay welcomes a new Manufacturing Project Manager.

BUFFALO, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2021 -- Eskay Metal Fabricating, a Buffalo based custom metal fabricator, is pleased to announce the addition of Ronald M. Lent to the company. Ronald joins Eskay’s design and engineering team as a Manufacturing Project Manager.


Before joining Eskay, Ronald worked as a project manager for Niagara Frontier Custom Fabrication as a project manager, engineering sheet metal and structural products. Prior to that, he held the role of Project Engineer/Manager for Jamestown Metal Products, where he helped establish a standard Laboratory Metal/Wood Casework line and Laboratory Fume hood line.

Ronald brings extensive engineering and design capabilities to Eskay’s specialized team. He is also familiar with the CNC, MRP and engineering design packages used at Eskay. Ron’s role will include managing custom metal projects from conception to completion, including estimating, design, engineering, programming, shop interaction, and customer support.

"Eskay is very pleased to have Ronald join our team. He not only has the background and experience in the same design and engineering systems that we use, but he is also team oriented and industry savvy, which is a great fit for everyone", noted Jeff Subra, President of Eskay Metal Fabricating. "Being a specialized, high energy and customer oriented company, we look for a candidate that not only has the required engineering skill set, but also the ability to work seamlessly with our close team – Ronald is a great addition.”

According to Ronald, “Eskay is a perfect fit for me. I enjoy being in an entrepreneurial environment and look forward to helping grow the business”. The Eskay team and I also share the same business philosophies and enthusiasm for manufacturing high end custom products.”

Eskay Metal Fabricating was established in 1944 and continues to be a leader in precision custom metal fabricating in stainless steel, copper, brass and specialty metals. They custom fabricate specialty metal products and components for commercial, industrial and residential customers. The company ships throughout the continental U.S. and recently added Hawaii and Japan to their shipping list. They maintain two websites to service various industry segments; www.eskaymetalfab.com for commercial and industrial projects and www.specialtystainless.com for residential projects.

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North Carolina Inventor Makes Photos Fun

People choose frames for their photographs based on a variety of different criteria. Some people make sure that all of their pictures are in frames made of the same material or finished in the same color. Other people choose frames because of their whimsical or unique appearance, such as frames shaped like people or frames that double as a mirror. Many people choose frames that help to personalize the photos they contain. They might choose a frame engraved with a poem celebrating the birth of a child for a baby's picture, or it may be engraved with phrases like "My Mom" or "Our Family."

(PRWEB) July 17, 2021 -- A new product from Apex, North Carolina's Joyce McVay, called Prints Charming, has been designed to give consumers a fun and whimsical way to dress up any picture or picture frame.


Prints Charming is a line of novelty charms that are designed to be attached to a picture frame to add a touch of whimsy. The charms would come in a variety of different designs and styles that appeal to a wide range of consumers' tastes.

Prints Charming could be marketed mainly to female consumers or anyone giving a gift, but could easily crossover to other consumer groups.

NOTE: This information is offered as a human-interest story about the inventor and conception of the idea. Neither this release nor any publication of it constitutes disclosure of functional or structural details of the invention.

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Lean Manufacturing Through Factory Floor Innovation

(PRWEB) July 17, 2021 -- Taking the concepts of the Toyota System and enhancing them with today’s information systems technology has been the key to allow some manufacturers to unlock the door that leads to a short-cut in process improvement projects. They are rethinking the good ideas of lean manufacturing and are using today’s factory floor information tools to quickly and easily improve factory floor performance, customer responsiveness and their bottom line.

Process improvement through a leaner approach and finite scheduling for the factory floor can be demonstrated in a number of ways:
Minimize cycle time
Minimize inventory
Meet customer expectations in quality and delivery
Look for ways to improve changeover
Empower the workers
Create a culture for continuous improvement

Creating a “culture” for continuous improvement can be realized through another lean concept… the use of visual aids. By making the factory floor activity visible through the use of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and measuring the flow times of parts on a continuous basis, the factory has a benchmark from which to identify areas that need improvement and the system to demonstrate those improvements.

For example, of the factories that are moving to lean manufacturing, how many have put a machine monitoring equipment in place to measure the flow time of a part? If there is a system that allows this basic metric, how many can tell the percentage of time that parts are being “value-added” verses the waste (or non value-added) time? Time is wasted during a downtime occurrence, waiting for a tool/die/mold or other necessary piece of equipment. Other examples of waste are times spent waiting for a quality check or unnecessary time in changeover/set-up.

With information systems for factory floor data collection, the analysis of the factory floor processes and the flow of parts, sometimes referred to as a “current state map”, can be made visible. If your company is going take action to improve the process then why not make the process flow visible and available all day, everyday. If improvement is truly continuous, then why make the evaluation of the flow episodic.

So why not think creatively from the get-go and put a factory floor information system in place that can help you and your company move forward with Lean concepts of identifying problems, the flow of parts, and measure change over times? Just because Toyota did not use electronic information systems, does not make it wrong to install them on the floor. To the contrary, it is the American Manufacturer that has the opportunity to improve on these Lean concepts with information systems that can be married into a Lean process improvement program.

1. Make sure the entire factory floor is involved with the system and that they are empowered to identify problem/alert situations.

2. Allow the system to provide a JIT production approach, which is dynamic and can be reactive to customer and floor demands.

3. Find a way to record changeover times tracked to specific assets and people.

4. Identify the opportunities for process improvement and keep a record of it.

5. Allow the floor personnel access to better communications like email where appropriate.

6. Improve the operator’s access to data by providing electronic “paperless” display of current, as well as, newer style electronic image and video documents.

7. Make the quality checks part of the process and capture it electronically so alert conditions of non-conformance conditions can be captured in real-time.

Implementation of Lean Manufacturing through a factory floor system can save time and money and put you in the driver seat towards more profitable production.

Think creatively. Use information tools creatively. Use the information tools that are designed to improve the process.

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Is Your Handbag Suitable?

Today's handbags are made in a wide variety of materials. If you like classic designs, it's easy to find handbags made from traditional materials like wool, silk and leather.

(PRWEB) July 16, 2021 -- You may have known how important a handbag for a woman. A woman without her handbag feels as lost as a wanderer in the desert, true? Well, fortunately you can find more information on handbags by visiting MyHandbagsGuide.com. This is the one stop site for various kinds of handbags you need to know.


Why women need handbags. First, women like to keep her personal things in one place, such as make-up, files, diaries, etc. and can be carried everywhere they goes. Second, the handbag is the movable base of her supplies. That’s why, there is an expression saying that a woman's handbag is a mysterious dungeon. It's the key to her real self; the prosaic answer to many poetic conceptions.

MyHandbagsGuide.com provides information on how the handbags became so popular and became one of fashion trend. Everything you need to know about this small bag which carried by women and men on their shoulder and originally in the hand is available here. Men’s handbags are different in style, type, design, materials, motif and probably color too than women’s handbags. Women’s handbags usually follow the fashion trend, while men probably just for it utility. There are so many types of women’s handbags now from modern ones to plain ones; from famous designer to just mass production handbags. All depend on the need and financial capability.

Before you purchase, make sure you visit MyHandbagsGuide.com to find your suitable handbags. Today's handbags are made in a wide variety of materials. If you like classic designs, it's easy to find handbags made from traditional materials like wool, silk and leather. You will look more elegance and style with such fabrics. Hey, you can also perform sportier, more utilitarian look with one of today's tough new nylon handbags. There are other handbags also. Check it out this useful Website!

About MyHandbagsGuide.com
MyHandbagsGuide.com provides information and tips on handbags for various occasion. Visiting this Website will help you choosing handbags based on your interest. You can read all the information on each handbag and the characteristic of each one here before you purchase.

For more information about MyHandbagsGuide.com visit http://www.myhandbagsguide.com

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July 15, 2021

Conklin Systems Releases CS ONLINE 2.2.0 for PalmOS

Conklin Systems announces CS ONLINE 2.2.0, a VT102/ANSI/Telnet emulator for PalmOS with extensive data logging and serial debugging features ideal for industrial and engineering applications.

EATON RAPIDS, MI (PRWEB) July 15, 2021 -- Conklin Systems is pleased to announce the release of CS ONLINE 2.2.0 for PalmOS, a VT102/ANSI/Telnet emulator with extensive data logging and serial debugging features ideal for industrial and engineering applications.


CS Online release 2.2.0 is, in a word, all about "color". 2.2.0 now supports ANSI color terminal emulation, making full use of color from Lynx, Vim, Emacs and other popular applications. CS Online now logs and highlights Input vs Output data, making diagnosing serial data far easier and approaching the capabilities of entry-level serial analyzers.

CS Online's new HTML logging mode is a breakthrough in data recording and analysis. With CS Online, you can now capture data directly on your Palm-powered device to a storage card in HTML format, fully highlighted and viewable both with an on-device browser and on the desktop. CS Online takes serial/bluetooth/IR emulation to the next level, with a product that can not only connect to nearly all serial devices, but can diagnose problems with them as well.

Conklin Systems acquired the popular Mark/Space product Online in 2005. Brian Hall, president and CEO of Mark/Space, Inc. notes, "With the 2.2 release, the first to add major new functionality since the transition, Conklin Systems has shown that Online is indeed in capable hands. The addition of new features both long needed in Online, and not available in any other comparable Palm OS software, shows both the commitment and capability of Conklin Systems."

About Conklin Systems
Founded November 1988, Conklin Systems is a consulting product developer focused on new product development and the commercial software marketplace. Conklin Systems has developed products for most major computing platforms, in embedded, handheld, desktop and server environments.

You can learn more about CS Online at http://www.conklinsystems.com/palm/

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Point to Point Business Development, Inc. Files Chapter 11

On July 7th, 2005 Point to Point Business Development, Inc. filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy laws.

(PRWEB) July 15, 2021 -- On July 7th, 2005 Point to Point Business Development, Inc. filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 Case # 05-44642 of the US bankruptcy laws. Point to Point (P2P) a maintenance, repair and operating supplies management company that claims to provide expertise in the MRO management of purchasing, inventory control and payment processing falls well short of the mark.

As of July 7th,2005, "ThyssenKrupp Budd Company has terminated its contract with Point to Point and from now on will issue purchase orders directly to suppliers and pay for delivered goods directly (not through Point to Point).

Thyssenkrupp Budd Company has terminated it's contract with P2P" states Nicholas Stachurski Sourcing Manager, MRO.

P2P will continue in business and acknowledged its obligation to pay its creditors. However, this will be done through the bankruptcy process, which usually involves payments for less than the full amount. With reported assets of approximately 2 million and debts of approximately 8 million. Creditors can expect .20 to .30 cents on the dollar for goods supplied to P2P. Several already finacially burdened industrial distributors will certainly face more Chapter 11 filings.

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July 14, 2021

Global IT Evaluator Teams Up with Leading, National Consultancy to Help Businesses Compare Software Better

Access Enterprise Solutions (AES) and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance that will provide customer-centric, locally focused, value-added business solutions for those seeking IT and ERP functional and technical expertise, supported by impartial analyst-vetted software selection assessments.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 14, 2021 –- Access Enterprise Solutions, LLC (AES) (www.aesit.com) and Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) (www.technologyevaluation.com) announced, today, an alliance designed to provide superior software selection services to customers considering IT and enterprise resource planning (ERP) investments, planned implementations, or upgrades of existing technology.

Access Enterprise Solutions (AES) (www.aesit.com) is one of the founding members of TEC's new Certified Professional Services Provider program. The purpose of the program is to allow TEC to team up with proven, experienced, and objective professional services providers to deliver superior software package selections and strategic IT assessments far more efficiently and effectively than by traditional means.

Richard Dean, vice president, strategic initiatives at TEC (www.technologyevaluation.com) states, “we’re very pleased to add to our network of Certified Professional Services Providers a partner the caliber of AES. Their affiliation with a first rate technology services enterprise like Access Data Corp., highly qualified consultants, and commitment to helping their clients execute the best possible software selections make AES an ideal provider of TEC-supported professional services.”

AES (www.aesit.com) 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 AES to enable decision makers to select software products that best fit their business and systems requirements, and deliver maximum business value.

AES is a subsidiary of Access Data Corp (www.accessdc.com), a leading financial services operations and technology company with a successful track record dating to 1997. AES is a boutique consultancy offering a unique combination of ERP professional services in Oracle, PeopleSoft, and SAP applications along with the infrastructure and capabilities of Access Data. With its complementary offerings in business process improvement, IT services, and technology assessment and selection, AES provides value-added business solutions to maximize the return on client IT and ERP investments. AES serves clients across a number of industries including package delivery; aircraft engine manufacturing; steel and metals production; K-12 education; the public sector; and publishing.

Jason Seibert, managing director and COO for AES (www.aesit.com) indicates “the consultancy-based model for software and technology assessments allows for practical and pragmatic software evaluations and recommendations to our clients. We are excited to apply our extensive ERP experience using the eBestMatch decision support tools for our customers to select the correct applications the first time, in an expedited and objective manner.”

About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC)

Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. or TEC (www.technologyevaluation.com) 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 (www.erpevaluation.com), SCM, CRM, business intelligence, and outsourcing, to financial, health services, RFID, and open source, TEC’s network of knowledge bases, with data vetted by its analysts, continues to expand in keeping with the growing needs of the enterprise IT professional.

Over 400,000 global subscribers turn to TEC for research and analysis via its daily newsletter, and refer to its extensive archive of articles and white papers.

About Access Enterprise Solutions (AES):

Access Enterprise Solutions, LLC (www.aesit.com) is a boutique consultancy offering ERP services across the US. Formed to respond to the need for additional ERP functionality and release upgrades created by the economic downturn of recent years, AES uses the managed services capability of its parent company, Access Data Corp (www.accessdc.com) to provide a “single-stop” approach for ERP and IT professional services.

About Access Data Corp (www.accessdc.com)

Access Data Corp (ADC) enables financial services companies to clarify business needs, improve operations, improve customer relationships, increase revenue, launch new technologies, and reduce operating costs. ADC has been recognized on multiple occasions as one of the fifty fastest growing firms in Western Pennsylvania (US). ADC operates out of Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco (US).

To learn more about Technology Evaluation Centers, visit www.technologyevaluation.com. To find out more about Access Enterprise Solutions, please go to www.aesit.com.

Contact information:
Kevin Pochapin
Access Enterprise Solutions, LLC
www.aesit.com
Tel: (412) 201-6173

Lynne Brash
Coordinator, Media Relations
Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC)
www.technologyevaluation.com
Tel: (514) 954-3665 ext. 254
Fax: (514) 954-9739

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Business & Legal Reports Releases New Executive Compensation Guide: Includes Model Employment Agreements and Sample Plans

BLR has just published the first practical guide to the confusing problem of executive compensation -- "Fundamentals of Executive Compensation."

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) July 14, 2021 -- The area of compensation for top executives has never been so critical. And never had more scrutiny. Yet one stark fact stands out about executive compensation – unless your organization has an effective plan to recruit and retain the very best top executives, it has no chance to be a leading company in your field.

Business and Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) has just published a practical guide, “Fundamentals of Executive Compensation”, that explains the critical strategies that go into an executive comp program. Key sections include how to design an effective program from scratch, advice on short and long term compensation tools, explanations of supplemental benefits and perquisites, and a comprehensive discussion of employee equity ownership plans. The handbook also includes ready-to-use sample plans and model employment agreements. BLR’s compensation editors and leading compensation agreement expert, Mitchell L. Fishberg, J.D, wrote the handbook.

Susan Prince, J.D. BLR’s legal editor in charge of the project commented on the new Guide: “The business headlines every day point out the crying need for a practical resource on executive compensation. BLR’s new book not only explains all the many complicated issues that need to be addressed in any firm’s program, but it also provides the model employment agreements that can save time and heartache.”

Exempt Compensation Survey Available
“Fundamentals of Executive Compensation” is available for download at BLR.com. As part of its launch celebration BLR is making the executive summary of its “2005 Survey of Exempt Compensation” available at no charge. This exclusive BLR survey provides exclusive salary data gathered from over 4100 companies and may be downloaded at http://www.blr.com/82008500/PRS30

About BLR
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English compliance and training resources for HR, compensation, safety, and environmental managers. For more information about other audio conferences and a free catalog, call 800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contact:
BLR Legal Editor Susan Prince
860 510-0100 x 2170

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Swiss Made Watches Not 100% Swiss Manufactured?

Definition of the term Swiss Made in watches.

Denver, Colorado, USA (PRWEB) July 14, 2021 -- The term "Swiss Made" when used on watches is typically regarded as a mark that indicates the country of origin of a watch.

However, the term "Swiss Made" is actually a term that has been trademarked by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (http://www.fhs.ch), and has been used to deceive the American public as well as the general population worldwide into believing that 100% of the components used in a "Swiss Made" watch are manufactured in Switzerland.

According to seldom seen "disclaimers" from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (go to http://www.fhs.ch and click on the "Swiss Made" link for the verbatim definition), a watch is considered to be Swiss Made if 50% of the VALUE of the components have been manufactured in Switzerland and if it has been assembled and cased up in Switzerland and the final inspection is in Switzerland. This deceptive disclaimer means that a $10 movement can be purchased from the far east or Russia and then can be assembled using one $10 Swiss manufactured screw made to fit the movement, and the watch can legally be called "Swiss Made," said Terry Allison, founder of Montres Allison.

Pierre Maillard, well known and highly regarded writer for Europa Star (the best known magazine that covers the Swiss Watch Industry) stated in a recent article regarding the term "Swiss Made": "...this label is no longer a guarantee of origin worthy of the name because, as we know only too well, it covers all kind of practices and allows the label ‘Swiss’ to be placed on watches that are essentially Chinese. Let’s admit it. The ‘Swiss Made’ appellation is largely a masquerade." To read Pierre's entire article go to the following link: http://www.europastar.com/europastar/search/search_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000486686


"The use of this term is very deceptive and creates unfair competition for us and for manufacturers of components and watches in countries other than Switzerland," stated Allison. The components in question are not marked as to the country of origin, so the public is not fully aware of the magnitude of this very serious issue being perpetrated on the American people.

Often times, "Swiss Made" watches aren't 100% Swiss manufactured, and if the public knew this, in Allison's opinion, the public would make buying decisions based on other factors.

A Gallup poll published on the Federal Trade Commission government website showed that half of adults surveyed indicated that the country of origin is important to them when considering the purchase of a watch. The same poll revealed that if they had a choice, two-thirds of those surveyed would prefer to have a watch manufactured in Switzerland. More than a quarter of those polled indicated that country of origin was extremely important to them. The Gallup Poll also surveyed the respondents' confidence that an unqualified "Swiss" marking on a watch meant that the complete watch was manufactured in Switzerland. More than half (52%) of the adults surveyed were at least "somewhat confident" that a watch marked "Swiss" was completely manufactured in that country. The percentage was even higher (59%) among those who stated that they would prefer a watch manufactured in Switzerland. The results of the Gallup poll can be seen at http://www.ftc.gov/opp/jointvent/madeusa/ftp/usa/047.txt.

"It is common industry knowledge that many of the Swiss watch manufacturers purchase cases, movements, components, crystals, crowns, and display boxes from countries in the far east for use in watches that will be sold to unsuspecting customers as "Swiss Made," said Allison. Allison also stated, "My problem with this is that the components manufacturers in countries other than Switzerland that are producing quality components that are being used in "Swiss Made" watches and that are good enough to be used in the highest quality of watches are not being treated fairly by the consuming public due to the deceptive term "Swiss Made" and the perception by the public that "Swiss Made" products are so much better than those produced elsewhere." "A watch should be judged on it's individual merits, and not on the country of origin -- especially when a country of origin marking such as "Swiss Made" is deceptive and allows the use of components manufactured in countries other than Switzerland."

If more than one-half of adults surveyed believe that the term "Swiss Made" indicates that a watch was completely manufactured in Switzerland, when the regulations clearly indicate that this need not be the case, the FTC and US Customs need to become involved in order to protect the American consumer who has been repeatedly duped by those companies who mark their watches as "Swiss Made" when they are secretly subcontracting the manufacture of many of their components in Russia and the far east.

"The list of manufacturers who mark their watches as Swiss Made while knowing that their watches do not consist completely of components manufactured in Switzerland is very long. You would probably be surprised to learn of the high end watches that use components manufactured in countries other than Switzerland," Allison stated. Do a google.com search for the term "swiss made scam" to read about many of the dirty little secrets in the Swiss watch industry. Caveat Emptor - Buyer beware.

About Montres Allison:
Montres Allison manufactures 18k gold, platinum, and silver cases, dials, movement components, buckles, and crowns in Colorado, USA for customers who demand the finest in hand craftsmanship, custom watches, and prototypes. In all custom projects, some of the stock movement components are re-fabricated from 18k gold and/or platinum and hand finished in Colorado, USA. Montres Allison produces some of the finest timepieces available in the world today using in-house components, ETA movements, and ebauches and calibres from various regions and manufacturers around the world. Non-inhouse components absolutely must be manufactured to the precise standards required in Montres Allison Luxury Timepieces. Montres Allison is proud that it will not be limited to only one geographic region in the selection of parts, movements, and components in the manufacture of its luxury timepieces.

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Research and Markets: View this Comprehensive and Authoritative Guide to the Science and Practice of Brewing

Dublin (PRWEB) July 14, 2021 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c20637) has announced the addition of Brewing: Science and Practice to their offering

Brewing is one of the oldest and most complex technologies in food and beverage processing. Its success depends on blending a sound understanding of the science involved with an equally clear grasp of the practicalities of production. 'Brewing: Science and Practice' provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to both of these aspects of the subject.

After an initial overview of the brewing process, malts, adjuncts and enzymes are reviewed. A chapter is then devoted to water, effluents and wastes. There follows a group of chapters on the science and technology of mashing, including grist preparation. The next two chapters discuss hops, and are followed by chapters on wort boiling, clarification and aeration. Three chapters are devoted to the important topics of yeast biology, metabolism and growth. Fermentation, fermentation technologies and beer maturation are then reviewed, followed by a consideration of native African beers. After a discussion of brewhouses, the authors consider a number of safety and quality issues, including beer microbiology and the chemical and physical properties of beer, which contribute to qualities such as flavour. A final group of chapters cover packaging, storage, distribution and the retail handling of beer.

Based on the authors' unrivalled experience in the field, 'Brewing: Science and Practice' will be a standard work for the industry.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c20637

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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Online Ordering Of Forklift Training Products Now Available

North America's Leader In Mobile Equipment Training Solutions is pleased to announce online ordering of their training materials, products and training aids. With their user-friendly secure ordering system, both new and existing customers can now place orders at any time.

(PRWEB) July 14, 2021 -- North America's Leader In Mobile Equipment Training Solutions is pleased to announce online ordering of their training materials, products and training aids. With their user-friendly secure ordering system, both new and existing customers can now place orders at any time.

Customers still have the option of downloading an IVES Order Form and faxing in their order or phoning in their order via the toll-free phone number (800) 643-1144. IVES feels that their new online ordering will become the preferred method as more customers become familiar with using the Internet.

IVES Training Group offers a complete line of operator training materials, operator re-certification materials, instructor manuals, instructor training guides and riggers handbooks. Training aids include overhead transparencies, safety training videos, stability pyramid, forklift models and safety posters, signs and stickers.

Recently introduced were the Instructor Power Pack and Instructor Re-certification Power Pack. These were developed specifically for instructors of counterbalanced, narrow aisle and rough terrain forklifts and the powered pallet truck and contain all the tools you need to effectively and efficiently certify your forklift operators.

IVES also offers open-enrollment training programs for forklift instructors and operators, aerial lift instructors, loader instructors and mobile crane instructors. These programs are held at various locations with registration being taken on a first-come basis. The program calendar can be viewed at www.ivestraining.com/eventcal/.

Custom on-site training programs are also offered. Using your equipment, a custom training program will teach your trainees all they need to know about your specific equipment and the site-specific conditions encountered at your work place.

Site-specific audits and recommendations are also offered to assist your company in identifying many of the hazards associated with powered mobile equipment operations and in determining practical solutions to address them.

For more information visit http://www.ivestraining.com or call IVES at (800) 643-1144.

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INMOTION Controls, Inc. Launches Website into Cyberspace

A brief release about the new website of INMOTION Controls, Inc., which features options that competitors' sites do not offer. An interesting take on the marketing efforts of a company in a niche industry.

(PRWEB) July 14, 2021 -- Cyberspace certainly isn’t the final frontier, but rather the beginning of endless possibilities, as customers of INMOTION Controls have recently been discovering. INMOTION Controls, Inc., a Dallas-based provider of Digital Radio Remote Controls for industrial applications, is pleased to announce that as of April 2005, these possibilities may now be realized by all customers, end-users and dealers alike.

The new ICI website, which showcases in clear form the benefits users receive from INMOTION’s six product lines, makes it easier than ever before to attain the necessary information needed to make an educated buying decision. All product specifications, including product overviews and manuals, are available for download in PDF format through Adobe Reader.

In addition to the availability of information pertinent to your wireless industrial radio control choice is ICI’s Quote Request Form, an unprecedented feature on Digital Radio Remote Control websites. Through this unique feature, interested buyers may submit their own unique crane or hoist needs and specifications pertaining to their industrial application. Based on this information, the prospect will be notified within 24 hours with the appropriate model number, price, and other necessary information particular to his or her application, with friendly service, to boot.

Hundreds of INMOTION customers are catching on to the newfound conveniences the website has to offer. In fact, following the old adage “less is more” has proven to be quite beneficial for INMOTION. The website is free of flashy gimmicks and is very to-the-point. With cut-and-dry writing exhibited on the site, the prospect will more easily be able to understand the “Frequently Asked Questions” section, as well as the free articles located in the “Pressroom.” With such a streamlined theme to it, INMOTION has provided customers an alternative to the complexities of modern-day websites – an easy to navigate site where the answers the customer is looking for are never more than a few clicks away.

The website has made an easy situation an even easier one for Metalwest Head of Maintenance Bob Cockley. Cockley heads up the Dallas location of Denver-based Metalwest, a steel service company specializing in flat-rolled products, as well as a broad range of other products.

“We’re only located a few miles away from INMOTION Controls’ headquarters, which was great in terms of service and support,” states Cockley, who has used INMOTION Controls for five years now. “With the new website, getting quoted and serviced is as easy as pointing and clicking my mouse. Now a customer in Seattle has it as easy as I do!”

Another added feature of the site is the “Accessories Page,” which very nicely complements the “Products Page.” With the Accessories Page, the customer can get a clear description of the add-ons that will aid in protecting their wireless industrial radio control investment. Such accessories as INMOTION’s own Neoprene Rubber Boot, as well as extra shoulder straps and lanyards are featured here.

The site is a work in progress, however, and will continue to be maintained by the ICI webmaster. Updates will be made on a month-by-month basis so as to provide the customers with the most current information possible in an industry that is constantly evolving. With that said, should a customer need a question answered right away, or have a concern of any nature, INMOTION’s toll-free number is always available (888.501.2220) and is posted on the left-hand side of each page of the site.

So, without further adieu…3, 2, 1 LIFTOFF…into cyberspace and www.inmotioncontrols.com.

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Quality Digest Profiles e-Kanban

Quality Digest Profiles e-Kanban a critical feature article about the role of e-kanban, titled, “e-Kanban Proves Paper isn’t Lean”

(PRWEB) July 14, 2021 -- Quality Digest, one of the respected quality themed publications, just published (July 7, 2021) a critical feature article about the role of e-kanban, titled, “e-Kanban Proves Paper isn’t Lean” by Thomas R. Cutler, the nations’ leading manufacturing journalist.


The online feature may be located at:
http://qualitydigest.com/QDarticles/FMPro?-db=iq%5feditorial.fp5&-lay=article%20data%20form&editorial;%20type=ISSArticle&release;=yes&-format=QDarticle_text.html&articleID;=6725&-script=cntaccesstype&-Find

Cutler interviewed Datacraft Solutions’ key principles since the company is the marketshare leader in the e-kanban arena. The role of e-kanban in a lean initiative focused manufacturing organization is profiled and compared to the deep deficiencies experienced with the paper or card kanban.

Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) delivers a revolutionary e-kanban process of automation solutions to lean manufacturers through a secure Internet gateway, eliminating the need to install and maintain a complex IT infrastructure. The company has experienced 1000% growth in the past twelve months by eliminating complicated, expensive, time-intensive software implementations as well as extensive training regiments and the need for internal support. The Datacraft Solutions' e-kanban lean system allows customers access and fully utilize powerful lean benefits immediately for a low, predictable monthly fee. Services are scalable so manufacturers can design an appropriate e-kanban solution.

Thomas R. Cutler is the CEO of TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Cutler authors more than 200 articles annually and is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, consisting of 2000+ journalists writing about trends in the manufacturing sector.

Datacraft Solutions
www.datacraftsolutions.com
Matt Marotta
800-819-5326

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July 13, 2021

General Electric (GE) Joins Pew Center On Global Climate Change, Next step in Company-wide Focus on Addressing Global Warming

General Electric (GE) sets target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2012, joins Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 13, 2021 -- The Pew Center on Global Climate Change announced today that General Electric Company (GE) has joined the Pew Center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) and their efforts to address global warming.


GE, one of the world’s largest companies, has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions one percent by 2012 and the intensity of its GHG emissions 30 percent by 2008 (both compared to 2004).

Based on the company’s projected growth, GE’s GHG emissions would have risen 40 percent by 2012 without further action. In addition, GE is committed to doubling its investment in environmental technologies to $1.5 billion by 2010.

These efforts to reduce emissions are part of GE’s ‘Ecomagination’ initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that will help customers meet pressing environmental challenges.

Eileen Claussen, President of the Pew Center welcomed GE enthusiastically, “When a company like GE stands up and says that climate change is a serious issue that demands immediate action, people tend to listen. As the newest member of our business environmental leadership council, we are pleased to have them at the table as we work to craft acceptable policy here in the United States and abroad.”

“Ecomagination is GE’s commitment to address challenges such as the need for cleaner, more efficient sources of energy and reduced emissions,” said Jeffrey Immelt, GE chairman and CEO. “It is time for the private sector to assume its rightful place as a major catalyst for environmental change. We believe that the growing market for environmental technology can get us where we need to be.

“But industry cannot get there alone,” Immelt continued. “We need to work in concert with the government and important groups like the Pew Center to promote and reward leadership. We are glad to join Pew’s effort to work toward these goals – all keys for our shared future.”

Members of the Pew Center’s Business Council agree that enough is known about the science of global climate change to warrant action, and they pledge to take steps to reduce or offset their own greenhouse gas emissions. Members work together to formulate reasonable public policy, both in the United States and internationally. The Pew Center’s council now has forty members, most of them Fortune 500 companies with operations around the world.

GE is among the leaders in energy-efficient power generation technologies, renewable energy technologies, water purification, and energy-efficient consumer appliance and lighting products. Also, GE’s aircraft engines and locomotives are among the most efficient and cleanest in the world. GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

The Business Environmental Leadership Council was established by the Pew Center in 1998. The BELC is comprised of mainly Fortune 500 companies representing a diverse group of industries including energy, automobiles, manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metals, mining, paper and forest products, consumer goods and appliances, telecommunications, and high technology. Individually and collectively, these companies are demonstrating that it is possible to take action to address climate change while maintaining competitive excellence, growth, and profitability. The companies together generate over $1.5 trillion in revenue and employ more than 2.5 million people.

The other members of the BELC are: ABB; Air Products and Chemicals; Alcoa; American Electric Power; Baxter International; Boeing; BP; California Portland Cement Co.; CH2M HILL; Cinergy Corp.; Cummins Inc.; Deutsche Telekom; DTE Energy; DuPont; Entergy; Exelon, Georgia-Pacific; Hewlett-Packard Company; Holcim; IBM; Intel; Interface Inc.; John Hancock Financial Services; Lockheed Martin; Maytag; Novartis; Ontario Power Generation; PG&E; Corporation; Rio Tinto; Rohm and Haas; Royal Dutch/Shell; SC Johnson; Sunoco; Toyota; TransAlta; United Technologies; Weyerhaeuser; Whirlpool; and Wisconsin Energy Corporation.

For more information about global climate change and the activities of the Pew Center and the BELC, visit www.pewclimate.org.

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Moore Industries Acquires Fieldbus Product Line from Hawke to Provide New Options for DCS & PLC Vendors and Process Management Customers

The Coupling of Hawke's innovative fieldbus auto-termination device couplers and unique hazardous-area power supplies with Moore Industries’ reputation for reliable manufacturing, distribution and service allows system integrators to capitalize on the newest technology

North Hills, CA. (PRWEB) July 13, 2021 -- In a strategic move to provide powerful new application advantages to DCS and PLC suppliers, Moore Industries-International, Inc.—internationally recognized interface solution experts since 1968 -- has forged an agreement with Hawke International (Manchester, England), to acquire its line of innovative FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA device couplers and fieldbus power supplies. Marketed under the new name of MooreHawke, the company’s pioneering automatic segment termination and unique split-architecture I.S. power supplies will join Moore Industries’ existing line of distributed I/O, temperature sensors, transmitters, alarm trips and signal conditioners to provide new application options for system integrators, process automation vendors and process management customers.

"MooreHawke provides DCS suppliers with the ability to offer their customers the Moore Industries’ reputation for reliable manufacturing, distribution and service, united with Hawke’s technological advantages in FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA device couplers and power supplies for fieldbus applications. DCS suppliers will now have much more to offer when selling to plant engineers and plant managers," says Leonard Moore, Moore Industries’ founder and CEO.

By leveraging each company's respective strengths, Moore Industries now offers a wider range of interface solutions that include the unique MooreHawke TRUNKGUARD™, the first FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA device coupler that provides fully automatic fieldbus segment termination. This patented technology prevents segment failure from under- or over-termination, a chief problem in start-ups. The TRUNKGUARD's auto-termination feature assures that local parts of a segment will continue to function if remote parts of that segment are accidentally disconnected, preventing costly downtime and hazardous situations--a matter of critical concern in both process and discrete manufacturing.

Building on Hawke's worldwide reputation in hazardous area and hostile environment applications, MooreHawke also offers the patented ROUTE-MASTER™ I.S. power supplies. Unlike complex FISCO-type power supplies that can only power around 115mA in hydrogen-risk areas, ROUTE-MASTER™ enables 350mA per segment in hazardous locations. This allows up to 16 devices per segment compared to the four typically allowable using barriers or five using FISCO. This advantage removes the shackles associated with FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS operation in hazardous areas and allows plant managers to run their facilities at maximum efficiency, without sacrificing safety.

"The fresh addition of Hawke's innovative device couplers and power supplies for fieldbus to our ever-evolving line of sensors and transmitters significantly reinforces our position as a world class independent interface solutions company and allows us to seek mutually beneficial alliances with leading DCS vendors and system integrators," adds Moore.

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Amby Baby Motion Bed Receives United States JPMA Safety Certification Approval

Amby Baby has recently been recognized by the JPMA for the safety and effectiveness of the Amby Baby Motion Bed – a natural alternative sleeping bed to help infants sleep safely and peacefully.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 13, 2021 -- http://www.ambybaby.com – Amby Baby announces that Amby Baby has joined the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (“JPMA”), and the Amby Baby Motion Hammock Bed was recently approved by JPMA for successfully completing safety testing. The JPMA is an international trade organization representing 95% of companies responsible for the manufacturing of child and infant related products and is considered a highly regarded United States certification authority. www.jpma.org

"Amby Baby is very pleased to be recognized by the quality standards provided by the JPMA. We have successfully completed safety testing within the major testing authorities around the world including Japan, Britain and now the United States and receiving this passing approval is a great accomplishment” says Amby Baby CEO Craig Patnode.

Patnode adds that “for Amby Baby the JPMA certification and membership approval is another step in providing our customers with the reassurance that the Amby Baby hammock is a safe and effective product that provides a solution for babies and mothers seeking a natural sleep environment while helping with colic and reflux symptoms.”

The Amby Baby Motion Bed is a natural alternative sleeping bed designed to help infants sleep peacefully during their first year of development. The Amby Baby Motion Bed mimics the natural movements, within the mother’s womb creating a feeling of security and promotes longer sleep durations for baby. The Amby Baby hammock motion bed design has an upright, angled position assisting babies with natural sleep, colic and reflux.

For more information please visit the Amby Baby website at http://www.ambybaby.com

Contact:
Customer Support
AmbyBaby
Tel: 952-974-5100
http://www.ambybaby.com

Amby Baby is the official manufacturer of the patented Amby Baby Motion Bed.

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REO-USA, Inc. Offers a Standard Production of Single and Three Phase EMC Filters

REO-USA, Inc. Announces the development of single and three phase versions of EMC filters

(PRWEB) July 13, 2021 -- The ability for two electrical or electronic systems to co-exist without either disturbing the correct operation of the other is Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC). REO-USA, Inc. offers a standard production of single and three phase EMC filters where protection of electrical equipment is needed from AC motors, inverters, power supplies, voltage dips or voltage surges. Filters can be constructed with spade connectors or screw terminals, both connections are fast and convenient to use. A typical REO-USA, Inc. filter is built into a metal enclosure with capacitors and inductors rated at IP20.

Filter mountings include both bookcase and footprint orientations for easy installment. High attenuation filter types are suitable for use with variable speed drives and switch mode power supplies or installations where Class A requirements of EN 55011 are necessary. For applications such as light industries where Class B requirements of EN 55011 are needed, REO-USA, Inc. offers a complete manufacturing range of very high attenuation filters.

Additionally, labs or screened rooms require a multi-stage filter to remove incoming RFI from the supply lines. All REO-USA, Inc. filters bare the CE Marking conforming to various safety standards, emissions and testing for radio frequency immunity. All materials are UL listed and many are UL approved.

Incorporated in 2001, REO-USA, Inc. is the worldwide leader in electrical engineering for industrial technologies. The company offers a wide range of products to ensure efficient power usage including EMC filters, voltage stabilizers and braking resistors.

For more information:
Gil Garcia - President
Phone: 317-899-1395
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For more information on EMC filters: http://www.reo-usa.com

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Engineer-to-Order ENERFAB Wraps Up Installation of ERP by Encompix

ENERFAB a leading process solution firm with design and build capabilities,wraps up a three month Installation of ERP by Encompix

(PRWEB) July 13, 2021 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design and build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.

After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix, the nation’s leading ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) System. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “This ENERFAB implementation is indicative of the type of efficiency process many ETO manufacturers are completing to stay competitive in a global economy.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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TR Cutler, Inc. Manufacturing Association Affinity Program Profiled

Manufacturing Association Affinity Program Profiled in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

(PRWEB) July 13, 2021 -- Ranked as the nation’s leading manufacturing public relations firm, TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is launching a new affinity program providing intensive Manufacturing PR Media Blitz’ to members of manufacturing associations.

The program was profiled in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Monday, July 11, 2005.

The link to the feature article coverage can be found at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/local/sfl-ybzbar11jul11,0,694661.story?coll=sfla-business-headlines

According to Cutler, “Manufacturing Associations have been seeking ways to drive additional revenue streams. Over the past few years membership revenue has decreased and service revenue has been one of the few ways in which these associations have been able to survive. Due to the leadership role that TR Cutler, Inc. has in the manufacturing public relations arena, we have decided to introduce a program that will allow manufacturing associations to offer their members deeply discounted PR services starting in September 2005. There will be no cost for the manufacturing associations to participate in the program.”

The manufacturing associations that become early adopters of this Affinity Program will receive the highest rebate level from TR Cutler, Inc. Cutler expects more than 200 manufacturing associations to participate in the program by the end of 2006, serving more than 4000 manufacturers in North America.

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Sapa, Inc. Selects Iteration2 and Microsoft Axapta as Their Integrated ERP Solution

Leading Manufacturer of Value-Added Aluminum Profiles and Profile-Based Components Selects Rapidly Growing Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Iteration2 to Implement Multiple Plant Operations

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2021 -- Iteration2 (www.iteration2.com), the fastest growing Microsoft (MBS) Axapta Gold Certified Partner and 2005 MBS Partner of the Year, announced today that Sapa, Inc., a company of Sapa Group, , has chosen Microsoft Axapta as their Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP) application and Iteration2 as their implementation partner.

Sapa, Inc. (www.sapagroup.com/us/profiles), with headquarters located in Portland, Oregon, is the leading manufacturer of value-added aluminum profiles and profile-based components on the west coast. Sapa, Inc. operates eight plants throughout the US. These plants include aluminum extrusion presses, anodizing lines, vertical and horizontal paint lines, extensive machining, fabrication and welding facilities, a sheet metal fabrication plant, and a thermal break line. In total there are approximately 850 employees.

“Iteration2 understands my business,” said Andrew Staples, IT Director at Sapa, “and coupled with their deep technical knowledge of Microsoft Axapta, and their commitment to customer satisfaction were the key factors in our decision.” Staples adds “Iteration2’s Proof of Concept Methodologies demonstrated functional requirements while allowing us to mitigate our risk.”

“We are excited to have earned Sapa, Inc.’s business…they will certainly be a prominent client for us,” said Greg Carter, Vice President of Iteration2. “The manufacturing sector is very competitive today, that’s why it’s so important to choose the best ERP solution and the right partner to implement and support it. Sapa, Inc. made the right choice with Microsoft Axapta and Iteration2.”

About Iteration2
Iteration2 is headquartered in Irvine, CA, and provides its clients with a superior enterprise software implementation experience at an attractive price. This combined with Microsoft integrated technology stack and unsurpassed financial strength provides a platform for today and tomorrow. Iteration2 is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a leading provider of Microsoft Axapta, and recently announced the 2005 US MBS Partner of the Year.

Iteration2’s vertical industry expertise, software industry domain expertise, and exceptional technical skills with Microsoft technologies provide their clients with clear strategic business advantage. Iteration2 is based in Irvine, CA and has sales offices in strategic locations throughout the United States. Please visit the company’s website at www.iteration2.com.

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July 12, 2021

Clay Processor Installs DCF Self-Cleaning Filter to Keep Up with Demand

A kaolin clay processing facility has discovered that the Ronningen-Petter® patented DCF self-cleaning filter provides measurable advantages in the processing of slurries.

(PRWEB) July 12, 2021 -- A kaolin clay processing facility has discovered that the Ronningen-Petter® patented DCF self-cleaning filter provides measurable advantages in the processing of slurries.


Improvements in the kaolin clay facility had created a problem for its process engineers — finding a filter to meet the facility’s newly doubled production rate. Their solution was the Ronningen-Petter DCF-1600 multiplex self-cleaning filter. Because the screen on the DCF filter is cleaned on demand and without interrupting production, a consistently high flow rate is maintained across the system.

SITUATION

Engineers made process changes in the kaolin facility and needed a filter that could protect the heat exchanger, keep up with the facility’s higher throughput, and handle the unique screening characteristics of kaolin slurry. In addition, backwashing filters installed in other areas of the plant ran the risk of depositing water into the product and diluting the slurry.

RONNINGEN-PETTER SOLUTION

The facility’s engineers installed a Ronningen-Petter DCF-1600 four station multiplex self-cleaning filter system and have never looked back. The DCF filter mechanically scrapes collected debris from the filtering screen with a disc that moves up and down the screen parallel to the liquid flow, then purges the solids from the filter. This self-cleaning action is performed without halting production, and provides the highest quality filtering under continuous demand. Because the screen on the DCF filter is cleaned on demand and without interrupting production, a consistently high flow rate is maintained.

Higher Flow Rates — The high flow rates achieved with the installation of the Ronningen-Petter DCF filter enable the filtering system to keep up with the facility’s doubled production. And the high quality filtering provided by the DCF filter protects the newly installed equipment that is so critical to the maintenance of the improved production rates.

Does Not Introduce Water into Product — Ronningen-Petter DCF self-cleaning filters offer some clear advantages over the backwashing filters and vibrating gravity screens typically seen in the clay industry.

Backwashing filters that were already installed in other areas of the plant always ran the risk of depositing water into the product and diluting the slurry. In contrast, the DCF does not introduce any new fluids into the product, and the waste purged from the DCF filter is in a small, highly concentrated form.

RESULTS

Increased production rates: DCF filters outperformed and replaced several vibrating gravity screens by increasing throughput and reducing the filter floor space required by 70%

Labor savings: Operators don’t need to watch the filter, since the differential pressure across the filter media conveys its performance and can be monitored automatically.

Material savings: Saves the dollars spent on replacing vibrating gravity screens.

Superior flow rates: 30-200 gpm (113-756 l/min) at pressures to 150 psi (10.5 bar).

Lower maintenance: Saves costs and time.

CONCLUSION

Ronningen-Petter DCF self-cleaning filters, by their very nature, provide kaolin clay processors with higher flow rates and better quality filtering than backwashing filters and vibrating gravity screens typically used in the industry. The DCF-1600 filter meets the challenges of variations in clay properties, particle size and flux rates to protect expensive processing equipment.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Fluid: kaolin slurry
Contaminant: rust silica
Pressure: 80 psi (5.5 bar)
Flow Rate: 200-250 gpm (755-945 l/min)
Filtration Required: 50 micron (0.002 inch)
DCF MODELS

DCF 400 flow up to 30 gpm (115 l/min).
DCF 800 flow up to 60 gpm (230 l/min).
DCF 1600 flow up to 200 gpm (755 l/min).

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GTES Today Announced That Tom Eich Has Joined the Company as Indirect Sales Manager

GTES is pleased to announce that Tom Eich has been hired in the newly created position of Indirect Sales Manager, reporting to Vice President of Sales Brooks Marsden. In his new role Eich will be responsible for developing and managing distribution channels for SHERLOC™, GTES' new hosted location services application.

(PRWEB) July 12, 2021 -- GTES is pleased to announce that Tom Eich has been hired in the newly created position of Indirect Sales Manager, reporting to Vice President of Sales Brooks Marsden. In his new role Eich will be responsible for developing and managing distribution channels for SHERLOC™, GTES' new hosted location services application.

“We are getting tremendous interest in our SHERLOC™ (www.sherlocgps.com) wireless location service from our business customers, who are excited about how we can help them to track their valuable shipments or better manage their field assets,” said Brooks Marsden, Vice President Sales.

“We recognize the need to establish strong distribution partnerships in support of our customer base, and Tom’s skills and experience in establishing and managing distribution channels will be invaluable in allowing us to reach and support new markets.”

“I am pleased to be working with the team here at GTES,” said Eich. “The SHERLOCä wireless location service fills a real need for our customers, and presents an exciting opportunity for distributors and re-sellers with connections into our target markets. I look forward to identifying our distribution partners and working with them to bring the benefits of location technology to our customers.”

Prior to joining GTES Tom performed various outsourced business development projects selling and marketing wireless related professional services for companies such as Law Engineering and Tierra Ltd. Inc. From 1998-2000 Tom successfully developed and managed the distribution and services business for Preferred Technical Services, Inc. His career started in 1984 when he joined WR Communications as U.S. Branch Manager responsible for wireless products sales and service. Tom worked directly for Glenayre Electronics from 1986-1998 and held various positions including Sales Director, Regional Sales Manager and Indirect Sales. Tom brings a wealth of experience to GTES specializing in various aspects of business development including direct/indirect sales, channel sales, account management and sales management

About GTES:

GTES has historically focused on providing support for Glenayre wireless messaging infrastructure and software. Recently, however, the company has expanded its development activities to include wireless location technologies, a market that analysts forecast at $3.6 billion by 2010. In support of this new strategic direction, GTES has developed SHERLOC™ (www.sherlocgps.com), a complete one-stop wireless location service, which provides the flexibility of being protocol neutral and network agnostic. Targeted at business customers who need to track their high-value shipments or better manage their field assets, SHERLOC™ is a hosted application that combines configuration flexibility with ease of use.

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Luxtron Introduces I652 Industrial Monitor

Luxtron Corporation, a leading provider of fiber optic and optical temperature measurement solutions to industrial, medical, semiconductor, optoelectronics, and electric power industries, announces the release of the I652 Industrial Monitor for temperature monitoring in harsh EMI, RF, MRI, microwave, and high voltage environments.

(PRWEB) July 12, 2021 -- Luxtron Corporation, a leading provider of fiber optic and optical temperature measurement solutions to industrial, medical, semiconductor, optoelectronics, and electric power industries, announces the release of the I652 Industrial Monitor for temperature monitoring in harsh EMI, RF, MRI, microwave, and high voltage environments.

The I652 is an industrial-grade fiber optic temperature monitoring system designed with two measurement channels and an easy to read two-line LED display. The I652 can be incorporated into an industrial control scheme through the RS-232 or analog output ports. It is encased in a tamper-proof metal enclosure to allow only authorized personnel to change calibration or monitoring parameters. The complete I652 kit comes with the I652 unit, power cable, RS-232 cable, analog output connector, user’s manual, and a 1-meter STF Fluoroptic® probe.

The I652 is compatible with all of Luxtron’s Fluoroptic® (FOT) probes. Luxtron’s FOT probes are immune to electromagnetic interference, are entirely non-metallic, and coated with chemical resistant materials. Applications include monitoring of dielectric heating processes, chemical reactions, “live” electrical circuits, and microwave heating processes.

“Our I652 Industrial Monitor was designed specifically for our industrial customers, who needed a smaller fiber optic temperature monitoring unit that is as robust as our power transformer monitors, the ThermAsset® and WTS, which have been in the field for over 20 years, “ noted Anh Hoang, Vice-President of Research and Development.

About LUXTRON Corporation
With over 25 years of experience and thousands of units in the field, Luxtron Corporation is a leading supplier of fiber optic and optical thermometry solutions for the industrial, medical, semiconductor, optoelectronics, and electrical power industries. Luxtron thermometry products are immune to the effects of EMI, RF, microwave and magnetic resonance, providing users the ability to monitor processes and measure temperature with extraordinary accuracy in harsh environments. Luxtron headquarters, featuring ISO9001:2000 certified manufacturing facilities, are located in Santa Clara, California. More information about Luxtron Corporation may be obtained by visiting our website at www.luxtron.com.

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Elscint Vibratory Stacking and Feeding Machine is Available

Elscint Stacking Machine is used for stacking of Bearing Cages or Bearing Rings with the help of a Vibratory Bowl Feeder.

(PRWEB) July 12, 2021 -- The Elscint Stacking Machine is useful for stacking items like Bearings Cages / Bearing Washers and such other components which need to be stacked. Components having a hole in between can be stacked with Elscint Stacking Machine. This can find applications in the Bearing, Battery and such allied Industries.

This Machine is mounted on a table frame having size of 1400 mm x 700 mm x 620 mm. A Hopper having storing capacity of 50 litres / 130 Ltrs. is placed on the left hand side. From this hopper the components when loaded will be unloaded into the tray of Elscint Linear Feeder, having some inclination. This will allow the components to move into the Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder which has a Level Controller. Thus, when adequate quantity of the components are lowered into the bowl, the Elscint Linear Feeder will be switched off. Whenever the quantity in the Bowl goes below a predetermined lever, the Elscint Linear Feeder will be activated and loading of the components into the Elscint Vibratory Feeder Bowl will restart.

The Components will move upwards on the track of the bowl and in the path they will be oriented according to the users requirement and only properly oriented components will be lowered into the metal magazine in front of the Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder.

Metal magazines, total 6 to 12 in number depending upon the Component size are mounted on an Indexing Table, which is operated by Festo make Pneumatics.

Two proximity switches are mounted to sense the component level onto the metal magazine. When the components are filled upto the level of both the proximity switches then the Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder will be switched off and pneumatic solenoid having 230Volts AC powered coil will be operated and indexing table will be move to the next stage, bringing the empty magazine at the loading station. At this point the Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder will start again and stacking operation will continue.

In case the components cannot be stacked properly due to their in built dimension, an Elscint Agitator Vibrator can be provided at the lower level, which is having Rt. angular holder where the Components will be resting while being stacked. This Elscint Agitator Vibrator is timed to start and stop, which imparts the vibration to the stacked components. Due to these vibrations the components, which are not stacked properly, are given rotary movement get properly stacked.

This system uses Elscint Vibratory Feeder Model 250 or 400, Elscint Linear Feeder Model I or II, Elscint Hopper Feeder, Elscint Indexing Table and Elscint Agitator Vibrator. Such other custom built Automation Systems can also be manufactured according to user requirements using the above Elscint Products.
Elscint Automation can be contacted at
Elscint Automation
W-191 Bhosari MIDC, Pune 411 026. India
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Vibrator Controllers for Feeder Bowls are Available from Elscint Automation

Elscint Automation offer vibrator controllers for controlling the voltage as well as frequency for vibratory bowl feeders.

(PRWEB) July 12, 2021 -- Elscint Automation now offers soft start electronic controllers for vibratory feeders.

Two models are available: the E3FC, rated up to 360VA (mainly for linear feeders and smaller sized bowl feeders); and the E5FC, rated up to 800VA (for bowl feeders and large Linear Feeders). The controllers are specially designed for controlling the amplitude of vibration in industrial electromagnetic vibrators.

The system is based on a integrated circuit which guarantees perfect synchronisation of the triac firing pulse with the waveform of the working voltage under all conditions.

The controllers also include a suitable circuit for soft start with provision for choosing the ramp time (0.2-2s) and for temperature compensation of the phase angle.

Appropriately over specified power stages are provided to handle any overloads without interruption, whether operating at 50Hz or 60Hz.
Highly linear adjustment, as well as provision for setting the maximum and minimum vibration limits complete the list of main features embodied in the series E controllers.

Vibration regulation is through an external potentiometers and on/off type control with external low power contact for weighing and batching system. Voltage Compensation upto 10% (constant Voltage due to change in input Voltage and automatic cutoff for in case excess current is drawn) is available. Model Elscint_06 offers 20% Voltage Compensation and is highly stable.

Other Models on offer include Frequency Controllers (Fre_01 and Fre_02) which among other things guarantee constant Voltage and constant Frequency. These are of tremendous value in case of intermittent usage of Genset.

Series CV (Constant Voltage) Regulators are available where along with Constant Voltage requirement, there is a requirement to use a PLC to control the amplitude instead of an external Potentiometer.

In all the above Models, DOUBLE SPEEDY is available i.e. two Potentiometers are given whereby one is used for course adjustment and one for fine adjustment. These are of tremendous use in case of weighting and batching systems.

All Circuits are CE Marked and can either be given with Box or even only Circuits can be given to Machine Builders for integration in their own Control Panels.
Elscint Automation can be contacted at
Elscint Automation
W-191 Bhosari MIDC, Pune 411 026. India
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PRONTO North America Profiled in INMFG Magazine

INMFG Magazine profiles PRONTO North America in July issue concerning waste with business process management tools.

(PRWEB) July 12, 2021 -- Eliminating Waste with Business Process Management Tools is an important Lean Manufacturing feature article in the July issue of InMFG Magazine co-authored by PRONTO North America CEO, Mike Ligudzinski and Thomas R. Cutler, the nation’s leading manufacturing journalist. The feature may be located at: http://www.reedlink.com/SingleArticle~ContentId~54542~pub~IP.html.

Pronto North America, Inc. (www.prontoerp.com) based in Eden Prairie, MN, is widely recognized as the authority in technologically driven business solutions and process management. Utilizing innovative implementation techniques and tools, Pronto North America generates increased performance, service, efficiency, and accountability. Through PEER™ (Process Evaluation Executive Review), Pronto North America captures the values of Lean Manufacturing throughout the enterprise. This functionality is accomplished utilizing a highly-trained world-class staff and an innovative process modeling and automation toolset unmatched in the industry, ensuring the realization of continuous process improvement and profitability.

Pronto North America is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi™, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of their business. 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 Production to PRONTO Advanced Warehousing; from PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS); from PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) to PRONTO Forecasting Management, the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies its natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution.

Thomas R. Cutler, President & CEO, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com) Fort Lauderdale, FL, is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of two thousand journalists writing about trends in manufacturing. He is the lead spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) and is the author of the Manufacturer’s Public Relations and Media Guide. He can be contacted at 954-486-7562.

PRONTO North America
www.prontoerp.com
Tom Verzi
952-942-5858

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ETO ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Shick Tube-Veyor

Shick Tube-Veyor selects ETO ERP Leader Encompix while in the midst of reengineering their business to adopt to industry best practices.

(PRWEB) July 12, 2021 -- Shick Tube-Veyor Corporation became Encompix’s latest customer when they recently purchased a 35-user license for the ETO ERP software and several “Best of Breed” products. Encompix will be a strategic partner as Shick are in the midst of reengineering their business to adopt industry best practices. Shick plans to go-live with Encompix in January 2006.

Shick Tube-Veyor Corporation was founded in 1956 by William F. Ungashick, an aeronautical engineer. Today, Shick is an industry leader in providing single source automated ingredient handling systems and equipment. Shick designs, manufactures, installs and services systems for customers primarily in the baking industry.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Shick has approximately 165 employees located in Missouri and Singapore.

According to ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) spokesperson, Thomas R. Cutler, “Encompix continues to take the leadership role in technology solutions for the Engineer-to-Order manufacturing sector. Too many providers claim to have solutions for this specific process. Encompix has consistently demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the ETO process and nuances and it’s little wonder that they hold the position of ETO marketshare leader.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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July 11, 2021

UID Quarterly Available Online for DoD Suppliers

A2B Tracking Solutions of Portsmouth, RI has made its UID Quarterly Summer 2005 newsletter available online. UID Quarterly is intended to educate and support the Department of Defense and DoD contractors and suppliers who must comply with the DoD unique identification (UID) mandat

Portsmouth, RI (PRWEB) July 11, 2021 -- A2B Tracking Solutions of Portsmouth, RI has made its UID Quarterly Summer 2005 newsletter available online at http://www.a2btracking.com/c/cnt/down/uidQuartely_20050707.htm
UID Quarterly is intended to educate and support the Department of Defense and DoD contractors and suppliers who must comply with the DoD unique identification (UID) mandate. UID enables the DoD to identify and track individual tangible assets from cradle-to-grave.

”This inaugural issue of UID Quarterly debuted to rave reviews,” says editor Joan Hacker. “The focus is on education, and I think we’ve achieved that objective. For example Titan Corporation’s AP&D; Division was UID compliant in two months, and their case study is featured.” In addition, David Collins, bar code pioneer and A2B chairman talks about the evolution of bar code and the need for software to facilitate UID compliance.

Opinion, a regular guest column, features an interview with Marsha Campbell, Sr. Manager, Asset Management at Deloitte, on the role of the property manager in UID implementation. Another regular feature, Vendor’s Corner, features a tutorial by Charles E. Mara on bar code label vs. direct part marking options and requirements.

To receive the electronic UID Quarterly email mailings at a2btracking and put UID Quarterly in the subject line.

A2B Tracking Solutions Inc. is the leading provider of total solutions for bar code tracking. Most recently A2B has developed UID Comply!™ a total solution package that streamlines the UID compliance process. Since it was founded in 1994, A2B has lead the bar code industry movement into mobile computing, developing a state-of-the-art mobile tracking system for one of America’s largest parcel delivery companies. Principals of A2B include founders of the bar code industry who have lead innovations in applications for 40 years. To date, A2B has completed more than 2,000 tracking installations around the world. For more information about A2B Tracking, visit www.a2btracking.com or phone 800-733-7592.

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Turning Art into a Successful Business

From small scale to a thriving craft studio: Tips and advice from an expert. Olympia business owner Pamela Corwin shares her expertise in an 8-week course

(PRWEB) July 10, 2021 -- Where might a local artist or craftsperson turn for advice on how to run a successful business in the arts? Olympia resident Pamela Corwin, owner of Paper Scissors Rock, merged art and business with her whimsical mixed-media clocks, magnets and noteboards.

This fall, Corwin will share her insight and expertise with local entrepreneurs during an eight-week workshop, “Crafts as a Business”.

The workshop will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm beginning September 8, 2005. Local residents who want to learn how to build a viable business from their art or those who already sell on a small scale and want to take their business to the next level will benefit from Corwin’s 25-year career in the crafts industry. “Most artists starting out have no idea how to run or build a business, they just hope that if they make great art, people will buy it. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple, “ says Corwin. “It can take years to get started.” She adds, “I'll be sharing information and resources I only wish someone had handed me when I first started my business. I’ll be addressing student's specific needs and questions and they will leave with tools, resources and knowledge it could otherwise take them years to gather on their own.”

During the course, Corwin will discuss several “How to’s” including:
- Where to market and sell crafts
- Developing a product line
- Pricing tips and formulas
- How to get your work into stores
- Sales tips for both wholesale and retail sales
- Critique and feedback

Corwin hasn’t just pulled from her own experience. She has polled other nationally known artists to gather the tips, resources and advice they wish someone had told them when they started out. She has also invited several successful Olympia and Seattle artists to participate in panel discussions with the class.

Corwin will supply each student with a notebook of resource lists it took her an entire career to collect. As a special bonus, at the end of the eight weeks each student will be matched with a mentor. Every mentor will be a successful, nationally known artist who has been in business for years. Says Corwin, “This way they’ll not only leave the class with new tools but will know they have support as they begin their venture, an invaluable resource and truly unique opportunity.”

Paper Scissors Rock gifts are for sale at Pike Place Market in Seattle, as well as in over 300 stores nationwide. Corwin’s work has been featured on several national television shows and magazines and in 1996 she was commissioned to paint an egg for the White House Easter tree. Corwin recently joined the west coast Faculty of Arts Business Institute.

For more information on the Crafts as a Business class visit www.businessofcrafts.com. You may also contact Corwin by phone: 360-357-3480 or see her work at www.psrock.com.

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Industrial Wax Manufacturer Eliminates Hazard by Installing DCF Filters

Filter bags engorged with hot liquid wax were creating a safety hazard for employees at a U.S. based industrial wax manufacturing facility.

(PRWEB) July 11, 2021 -- Filter bags engorged with hot liquid wax were creating a safety hazard for employees at a U.S. based industrial wax manufacturing facility.

The company needed a safer filtration system, and installed a Ronningen-Petter® DCF Mechanically-Cleaned Filter to eliminate user intervention during bag change-outs. The self-cleaning DCF filter also increased the wax manufacturer's productivity and final product quality.

The wax manufacturer makes industrial wax used in consumer wax products such as decorative candles. The final filtration stage eliminated fine particles of burnt wax through a multi-bag filter system. But the system presented some significant safety problems on the finishing line.

Wax kept at a temperature of 300°F during processing put line operators at risk for serious burns during the messy job of filter bag replacement.

Hot wax trapped in the filter bags caused injuries that resulted in downtime and worker's compensation claims.

In addition to the safety issues, the bag filter system was labor intensive and costly to run. Operators replaced an average of 300 bags per batch, and additional change-outs were required between batch runs.

Ronningen-Petter's Solution

Employee safety was a primary concern for the wax manufacturer, and the project's process engineer. They needed a filter system that was capable of filtering thick, viscous wax with minimal user intervention. Ideally, they wanted a filter that would also reduce or eliminate the need to buy, store, and continuously restock the media.

Based on an evaluation of the manufacturer's project objectives and their filtration process needs, Ronningen-Petter recommended a DCF mechanically cleaned filter. DCF's patented design eliminates bags and their associated risks and expense.

Like bag filters, the DCF is a pressurized filter system, but it is self-cleaning and uses permanent, stainless steel media in place of cloth bags. Filtrate flows from top down and from the inside of the media outward. A spring-loaded cleaning disc travels up and down the inside of the filter media collecting contaminants. The downward pressure of the liquid and the continuous scraping of the disc combine to force contaminates to the bottom of the filter where they are eliminated through a purge chamber.

A DCF model 800 was installed on the manufacturer's finishing line, replacing a multi-bag filter system. After just 30 days of operation, the DCF had proven itself an ideal solution.

Results

The DCF filter eliminated the need to change bags. The automated system eliminated operator intervention during bag change-outs and created a safer environment for its employees.

Worker's compensation claims dropped. Downtime previously used for change outs could now be used to extend the filtration process--increasing productivity and throughput. The wax manufacturer also eliminated a significant operational expense--they no longer replaced 300 bags for each batch of wax processed.

The manufacturer ultimately installed three DCF-800 filters at its facility--and is currently planning to replace 25 additional filters on mixing tanks, storage tanks, and at other stages of its production process.

Do you have a question about industrial liquid filtration? Ask the experts! Our Ask Filter Man forum can provide you information within a 24-hour time period (business days): http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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IMB Enterprises, Inc. Debuts Virtual Store on the Web, "Industrial Strength Ethernet"

IMB Enterprises, Inc. is a temporary services company that offers marketing consulting to manufacturers, resellers and end users of computer network hardware. The network hardware includes wired and wireless protocol converters, gateways and bridges to industrial Ethernet from other network protocols. Industrial Strength Ethernet will sell these products directly to retail customers.

Woodstock, VT (PRWEB) July 11, 2021 -- IMB Enterprises, Inc. debuts "Industrial Strength Ethernet", http://www.industrial-strength-ethernet.com, the company's virtual store (eStore) on the Internet. Mike Blonder, company President notes that "'Industrial Strength Ethernet' provides us with the necessary venue for direct product sales to end customers." Blonder goes on to note that "we've built this site to differentiate the consulting services of IMB Enterprises, Inc. from retail product sales on the web. Our consulting services include providing temporary services in the areas of market development for industrial networking hardware; marketing communications; product marketing & management; and product market research.

Industrial networking hardware products from Aboundi, Inc. and SimpleComTools are immediately available for purchase at 'Industrial Strength Ethernet.' These products include Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Ethernet Serial Bridges, WLAN Ethernet Access Points, Wireless Ethernet Network Repeaters, and 100BaseFX Ethernet single or multi mode fiber to RS232/422/485 bridges.

The SimpleComTools COM1000 Internet Appliance (tm) is also available for purchase. The COM1000 is a machine to machine (M2M) device that can remotely take action across the Internet or World Wide Web (WWW), without operator intervention, based upon a programmed condition. For example, with the COM1000, a relay can be opened or closed to power on or off a process, based upon a condition.

Plans are in place to quickly add similar products for access to analog or digital input output (I/O) data acquisition and collection systems from Ethernet networks. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and M2M application areas will also receive further attention with product offerings. The company believes that these application areas, together with Real Time Location Services (RTLS) and Fixed Wireless/WiFi IEEE 802.11 systems will experience substantial market growth over the next near term.

IMB Enterprises, Inc., http://www.imbenterprises.com, is based in Woodstock, Vermont. Further information about the company is available via telephone at +1 802-457-2929 or via facsimile at +1 802-910-1001.

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Key Position Web Marketing – the Only Indiana SEO Firm Included in the New Edition of Buyer’s Guide to SEO Firms

Local search engine optimization expert, Key Position Web Marketing, is the only Indiana internet marketing agency included in the new 2005-2006 Buyer’s Guide to SEO Firms. The guide is recognized as the ultimate resource for evaluating search engine optimization firms worldwide.

(PRWEB) July 11, 2021 -- According to Corey Wenger, President of Key Position, “We are happy to have our company compared to other search engine optimization firms. Our company is unique in that we specialize in helping manufacturing, industrial, and engineering companies implement successful online lead generation programs that dramatically increase sales and sales leads, while generating impressive ROI’s.”

Choosing a reputable and qualified search engine optimization company can be a challenging task. Hiring the right SEO firm that fits your company’s culture, marketing objectives, and budget requires due diligence.

Key Position is also been evaluated and included in the SEOConsultants.com and was voted as the #1 Manufacturing online lead generation firm in the United States by TR Cutler, Inc., the largest manufacturing research and PR firm worldwide.

About Key Position Web Marketing, LLC

Key Position is an internet marketing agency specializing in B2B sales creation and sales lead generation for manufacturing, engineering and industrial companies. Key-Position's clients experience increases of 137% + in qualified web-generated sales leads through strategic web marketing programs.

Contact: Corey Wenger
Key Position Web Marketing, LLC
www.key-position.com
800-276-7959
317-569-2250

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Engineer-to-Order Gehring Wraps Up Installation of ERP by Encompix

Gehring a full service machine tool operation, completes the six-month implementation of ERP system by Encompix.

Established in 1976, Gehring L.P. launched its North American operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

The 50,000 square foot facility provides a full service machine tool operation, engineering and assembly of custom precision honing machines, comprehensive research and development services, contract honing services, tooling re-work services, a highly skilled team of service technicians, spare parts and in-house manufacturing of super-abrasives by another Gehring Group member, Diato L.P.

After a six-month implementation Gehring L.P. went live on Encompix, the nation’s leading ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP system. The implementation or champion team was comprised of eight representatives from each department, including both end-users and managers. As with most successful implementations, the president was heavily involved and committed to the project's success.

Adrian Mitrea was the project manager for the Encompix implementation. According to Mitrea, "We are seeing a streamlining of our processes with better communication between departments. Our people can see the whole process and not just their piece. They now understand the effect their work has on downstream operations, and we now have the discipline to make things happen the right way. This is a direct result of having a single, integrated system."

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “This Gehring implementation is indicative of the type of efficiency process many ETO manufacturers are completing to stay competitive in a global economy.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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.

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

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Stainless Steel Manufacturer Announces Product Lines

Lists available product lines from Stainless Steel.

(PRWEB) July 10, 2021 -- Allegheny Ludlum’s Stainless Steel fill a broad classification of iron-based alloys known for excellent corrosion and heat resistance.

Austenitic (Chrome-Nickel) grades were developed for enhanced surface quality and formability and increased corrosion and wear resistance.

Ferritic (Chrome) grades are non-nickel bearing for greater inherent strength and corrosion resistance than carbon steel.

Super Stainless Steel alloys with significant additions of chromium, nickel, molybdenum or copper are used where there are requirements for extra corrosion protection, strength or heat resistance. Products are offered in sheet, plate and strip forms specific to product grade.

About Allegheny Ludlum:
Allegheny Ludlum Corporation is a world leader in the technology, production and marketing of specialty materials - stainless steels, silicon electrical steels, tool steels, titanium, nickel alloys, as well as other advanced alloys. Allegheny Ludlum serves customers in diversified consumer and capital goods markets in more than 30 nations.

In 1993, our quality system was certified to ISO 9001, which recognizes our capability to design and develop new alloys and specialty steelmaking processes.

For more information, contact Ann Patterson at e-mail protected from spam bots or 724.567.2637

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Johnston Sweeper Company Introduces an All-Wheel Suspension Option on Its 3000 Mechanical Sweeper Model

The Johnston 3000 street sweeper is a three-wheel, ‘hydrostatic drive’ mechanical machine with exceptional maneuverability.

(PRWEB) July 10, 2021 -- Johnston introduces an all-wheel suspension option on the extremely versatile 3000 mechanical sweeper. Safety, comfort and maneuverability reach a new level with this added feature. Operator fatigue is minimized, road handling is greatly enhanced and “shock impact” to the vehicle’s electrical system is virtually eliminated. This option, in conjunction with Johnston’s new luxurious cab, ensures the ultimate in comfort and safety for the most important part of your sweeping business – your operator.

Features of the Johnston 3000:
·5.6 cubic yard hopper
·Front and center mounted cab gives operator full panoramic field of vision
·Center mounted hopper for stability and even weight distribution
·Safety drive lock-out when hopper is in raised position
·Sweeper is completely powder painted before assembly
·Stainless steel hopper floor and front
·Hydraulic valves and solenoids located in a protected compartment
·Electrical components housed in weatherproof locker

Johnston background: Johnston Madvac Inc has a worldwide customer network of 100 stocking distributors in over 50 countries. Johnston designs and manufactures vacuum, mechanical and re-generative air, street and runway sweepers. Founded in 1904, the company is the recognized and respected leader in its field. Johnston produces and provides the highest quality sweepers for airports, highways, major cities, towns & municipalities, federal & state properties, industrial & commercial complexes, landfill sites, parks, schools & universities, shopping centers & parking lots, streets and contractor applications.

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Oxford Performance Materials Establishes Distribution of OXPEKK Stock Shapes in Europe

Oxford Performance Materials, Inc., (OPM) has signed an exclusive agreement with the German POLYTRON Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co. KG, (Polytron) to distribute OXPEKK® stock shapes into the European marketplace. Stock shapes will be available in bar, slab and injection molded forms and will be marketed under OPM’s OXPEKK® brand name.

Enfield CT (PRWEB) July 9, 2021 -- Oxford Performance Materials, Inc., (OPM) has signed an exclusive agreement with the German POLYTRON Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co. KG, (Polytron) to distribute OXPEKK® stock shapes into the European marketplace. Stock shapes will be available in bar, slab and injection molded forms and will be marketed under OPM’s OXPEKK® brand name.

"It has long been clear to us that a strong position in the stock shape market is critical to growing our business. It is also very desirable for us to put our brand directly at the final customer to better understand emerging customer requirements” said Scott DeFelice, President of OPM. “This agreement with Polytron gives us a strong and experienced partner in Europe who has the capability to distribute our products, machine finished components and supply them into key target markets. This type of arrangement with value-added, highly technical distribution is a model we find very desirable and will be duplicated on a global basis. Products covered under this agreement are OPM’s technical and non-implant medical grades. Currently OXPEKK® stock shapes are available directly from OPM in North America.

“At Polytron we excel at working closely with OEM’s and developing highly engineered polymeric components that are typically machined from stock shapes. It is clear to us that markets exist for the OXPEKK® materials that are currently not being serviced by other polymers. OPM has clearly demonstrated a strong commitment to building a global polyketone polymer brand and we are very pleased to partner with them in this effort“, said Fred Arnulf Busen, General Manager of Polytron.

Polytron was founded in 1999, but has more than 40 years experience in the thermoplastic materials business. As the successor organization of the German Polypenco machine shop located at Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne, the firm has had a leading position in applications development and design of plastic engineered components, including an extensive background of machining fluor- and high performance plastic materials. Today Polytron is one of the leading companies for engineering components in special and high performance plastics in Europe. For additional information, please visit www.polytron-gmbh.de.

Founded in March 2000, OPM has rapidly become an industry leader in the ultra-high performance thermoplastic polymers market. The firm's versatile OXPEKK® polymers are currently being used in space and defense, medical, semiconductor, and industrial markets worldwide. For additional information, please visit www.oxfordpm.com.

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SoftControl Wins Contract Worth More Than 10 Million Baht to Develop Bara Windsor’s Financial Information System

SoftControl will provide a highly integrated financial application to 14 of Bara Windsor's business divisions based on Microsoft Business Solutions - Navision.

(PRWEB) July 9, 2021 -- Bangkok’s leading IT consultancy - SoftControl has been chosen to develop and implement the financial information system of Bara Windsor group, a leader in various business sectors with 14 divisions in Thailand.

The director of Bara Windsor Khun Prapas Uahwattanasakul intends to implement an up-to-date IT system to meet the company’s requirements and objectives. The application will incorporate financial data regarding buying, selling, creditor and debtor information, inventory management, financial management, customer relationship management, property system, and generate management reports. Benefits to Bara Windsor are the significant reduction of manual processes and an high increase in operational efficiency.

The financial management of all of Bara Windsor's 14 business divisions will be combined under one umbrella system. SoftControl suggested an application suitable to meet Bara Windsor‘s objectives: Microsoft Business Solution – Navision. The scalability and flexibility of Microsoft Navision insures that Accounting Management, Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Distribution, and Manufacturing are efficiently integrated for current and future business needs.

SoftControl emphasizes custom refinement of the software in order to meet the requirements of Bara Windsor’s 14 business divisions with the installation of Microsoft Business Solution-Navision, The project includes implementation, customization, maintenance and training in alignment to the objectives and requirements of Bara Windsor.

SoftControl - Mr.Vasuki Rajagopal Manager of Business Solution Unit (BSU) said “I feel proud to provide our professional services to BARA WINDSOR & Co. Ltd., one of the leading business groups in Thailand. The implementation of MBS Navision is a major step towards achieving the management vision, to perform all Business procedures in one system. This translates to an increase in profitability and a reduction of the manual paper flow while increasing the workforce efficiencies.”

About SoftControl
SoftControl is one of Bangkok’s leading IT consultancies and was established in 1993. The company is a certified Microsoft Business Solutions Gold partner and a certified Navision Solution Centre. The company operates 3 distinct but closely related business units being its Network Solutions, ERP Consulting and Application Development. We are committed to deliver and to support high quality business solutions in exact alignment with client requirements and exceeding expectations. The service and support area covers the entire kingdom with a direct presence in Bangkok and the Eastern Seaboard.

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Madvac Inc. Increases Litter Capacity by 33% to the Madvac 101 Vehicle

The new high capacity 80-gallon litter container results in less handling and higher productivity.

(PRWEB) July 9, 2021 -- Designed to meet the needs of high volume litter collection in today’s busy streets, Madvac introduces an increased 80-gallon litter container to the Madvac 101 vehicle. The Madvac 101 vehicle can vacuum up approximately 120 gallons of uncompacted litter through its patented vacuum compacting system into the new 80-gallon litter container.

This new added feature allows for fast, efficient, and economical litter collection. Operators can pick-up more litter in less time and have fewer bags to change, resulting in higher productivity. Moreover, it entails very little trash handling for the operators and labor-intensity is reduced.

Consistent with its tradition of innovation, the Madvac 101 is the ultimate in versatility, and offers unmatched maneuverability while disposing of litter. Madvac’s self-compacting system can efficiently pick up glass, metal, bottles, cans, cardboard, plastic or any debris, wet or dry that fits into its hose.

Features of the Madvac 101:
·Patented straight through suction
·80-gallon capacity litter container
·28 hp Kubota Diesel, liquid cooled engine
·8” diameter suction hose
·Power Assisted Vacuum Arm
·Available in Gasoline, Diesel, and Liquid Propane

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July 08, 2021

Breakthrough Ultra Thin Wafer Support Solution Ready For the Semiconductor Market

AMS brings innovative technology to leading chip manufacturers.

Portland, OR (PRWeb) July 8, 2005--Advance Material Sciences, Inc. (AMS) will introduce a major advance in wafer thinning technology at SEMICON West in San Francisco, CA July 12-14. Even before its official launch, the AMS ultra thin wafer support solution has begun to attract considerable attention from leading players in the international semiconductor device industry. Early adopters are currently being trained and qualified in the new process.

The core of the breakthrough solution is AMS's patent pending Protective Disc System (PDS™), which enables the high-volume, cost-effective production of ultra-thin silicon and compound semiconductor wafers. The PDS™ process, an innovation of AMS's world-class team of engineers, permits the high-volume manufacture (HVM) of ultra-thin wafers below 75 microns, while improving yields and reducing costs. This new wafer substrate and process virtually eliminates the breakage that often results from the use of conventional handling tools by increasing the rigidity of ultra-thin wafers beyond that of current taping technology. The innovation makes possible ultra-thin wafers that are surprisingly strong and durable.

The PDS™ solution also results in dramatically lower costs to manufacturers through increased yields for both wafers and devices. The PDS™ solution integrates seamlessly into the semiconductor back-end process and is fully compatible with existing grinding and stress relief technology

Michael Lubitz, Chairman of AMS, said, “We are pleased to be able to offer this exciting new technology for wafer manufacturing and processing to the industry. Our customers will now have access to technology that enables them to become leaders in high-volume wafer thinning. We currently have several customers who are qualifying the PDS™ solution for ultra-thin silicon and compound wafers.”

AMS will be exhibiting with its OEM partner, PCT Systems, in the South Hall, booth 538.

Please contact Kim Bell, Vice President of Sales for more information: e-mail protected from spam bots

About Advanced Material Sciences

AMS has developed a cost-effective wafer support substrate solution enabling high volume wafer thinning below 75 microns. The PDS™ imparts sufficient strength and rigidity to the wafer, enabling the wafer to be safely processed and handled thus, increasing wafer and device yields while reducing total cost of ownership. The PDS™ solution easily integrates into the semiconductor back-end process and is compatible with existing grinding and stress relief technologies. AMS leads the industry in the development of advanced, high-volume manufacturing, wafer-thinning process technology. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.advmatsci.com. For investor-specific information, please visit www.intellectcap.com

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Manufacturers Find New Ways to Keep Cool

New, newer, and newest heat transfer fluids rescue low-temperature processes.

(PRWEB via PR Web Direct) July 8, 2021 -- A fine-chemical producer in Georgia needed a low-temperature heat transfer fluid to replace the flammable-rated product in their reactor loop. A fragrances and pheromones firm in New England needed much lower temperatures than their citrus-derived fluid was capable of delivering. And a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Puerto Rico needed a non-aqueous food-grade thermal fluid because the specified glycol/water solution couldn’t deliver the cooling capacity the process demanded.

All three companies needed heat transfer fluids better suited to the specific requirements of their cooling processes.

Over the past two years, Paratherm Corporation, a long-time manufacturer of high-temperature heat transfer fluids, has developed a new line of lower-temperature transfer fluids, and these products filled the technical needs of all three processors.

The newest, Paratherm MG™ mid-range fluid is a food-grade non-aqueous heat/cool fluid that eliminates the significant design and operational problems found in steam/chilled-water systems. The fluid, now installed in the Puerto Rico application, is recommended for processes operating from 0°C to 260°C.

Processors with more severe low-temperature requirements are discovering the unique qualities that distinguish Paratherm LR™ Heat Transfer Fluid. This food grade (NSF approved) fluid operates between -40°C and +204°C. Its below 60°C flashpoint allows it to be classified as Combustible rather than Flammable, reducing safety concerns. Chemical, cosmetic, and electronic-materials manufacturers have replaced Silicone-based, glycol/water, and other fluid chemistries with the Paratherm LR fluid. This is the fluid that solved problems in the fine-chemicals plant in Georgia.

Paratherm’s cryogenic-range Paratherm CR™ heat transfer fluid (Patent Pending) was specifically developed to provide the ultra-cold process temperatures (down to -100ºC) pharmaceutical and fine-chemical manufacturers need to increase product purity while simultaneously cutting production time. The low viscosity permits higher fluid turbulence, resulting in faster heat removal than silicone liquids or d-limonene-based fluids. These benefits are providing operational and competitive advantages to the pheromone and fragrances producer in New England.

Paratherm Corporation's product line has grown to seven heat transfer fluids and two high-performance system-cleaner liquids, but the service mission of Paratherm Engineers and Staff has remained the same; to use their thorough knowledge and experience with thermal systems and heat transfer fluids, their relationships with heater and equipment manufacturers, and their focused attention on the needs of customers, to deliver smoothly operating systems and applications, and maximum production, to processors that choose Paratherm.

Contact:
Jim Oetinger
Paratherm Corporation
4 Portland Road, West Conshohocken, PA 19428 USA
Phone: 800-222-3611 or 610-941-4900
Web: http://www.paratherm.com/heat_transfer_fluids.asp

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Agere Systems Expands Presence in Longmont, Colorado; Storage Semiconductor Leader to Add New Jobs and Relocate to Expanded Facility

Agere Systems (NYSE: AGR) today announced plans to expand its presence in Longmont with a new facility and increased employee base. Long recognized as a global leader in storage semiconductors, Agere will use these improved resources to deliver advanced storage integrated circuits as well as outstanding customer support for hard disk drive developers.

Longmont, Colo. (PRWEB) July 8, 2021 -- Agere Systems (NYSE: AGR) today announced plans to expand its presence in Longmont with a new facility and increased employee base. Long recognized as a global leader in storage semiconductors, Agere will use these improved resources to deliver advanced storage integrated circuits as well as outstanding customer support for hard disk drive developers.

Agere, which is located at 1921 Corporate Circle, plans to move to a larger facility at that site in August 2005. This new 30,000 square-foot facility will offer twice the space of Agere’s current operations. In addition, Agere will continue to grow its local employee base at Longmont with new hires in 2005 and 2006. Agere currently employs 80 people at this design and technical support center.

"Agere has found Longmont to be a great place to do business," notes Joe Auer, director of customer operations for Agere’s Storage division. "There's an outstanding talent pool of experienced workers, and our presence here allows us to build and strengthen relationships with significant local customers like Seagate, Maxtor and Cornice."

"Semiconductor design companies have been an industry target for Longmont for several years, and many of the major industry players have facilities here," notes John Cody, CED, president and CEO of the Longmont Area Economic Council. "Agere is a great company that weathered the tech downturn and has found value in expanding here. We are proud to have them."

Agere Systems, based in Allentown, Pa., has been in Longmont since 1998 developing products for the top manufacturers of hard disk drives. In addition to Longmont, other major U.S. sites for Agere’s Storage division include Allentown, Pa., Mendota Heights, Minn., and San Jose, Calif.

Hiring at the Longmont site is expected to focus primarily on expanding Agere’s engineering staff, including those with experience with ASIC design and firmware.

Agere Systems recently became a Longmont Area Economic Council investor.

About Agere Systems
Agere Systems is a global leader in semiconductors for storage, wireless data, and public and enterprise networks. The company's chips and software power a broad range of computing and communications applications, from cell phones, PCs, PDAs, hard disk drives and gaming devices to the world’s most sophisticated wireless and wireline networks. Agere's customers include top manufacturers of consumer electronics, communications and computing equipment. Agere's products connect people to information and entertainment at home, at work and on the road – enabling the connected lifestyle. For more information, visit www.agere.com.

About the Longmont Area Economic Council
The Longmont Area Economic Council exists for the sole purpose of keeping the Longmont area economy strong. This is accomplished specifically by "actively supporting the creation and preservation of quality primary jobs." Primary employers are those who sell the majority of their goods and services outside the region. LAEC is a public/private partnership, governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from primary employers, the City of Longmont, and the business community at large. For more information, call (303) 651-0128, or visit www.longmont.org.

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Features of Permeability Test for High Barrier Films

Permeability of films can be classified into high barrier, middle and low barrier according to the gas transmission rate of film at 25μm thick. To high barrier film, the gas transmission rate is less than 5 cm3/m2·24h·0.1MPa; to barrier film, it is between 5~200 cm3/m2·24h·0.1MPa; and to low barrier film it is greater than 200 cm3/m2·24h·0.1MPa. In the last few years, low barrier films has become a key developing point to the plastic packaging industry, and they are used widely in various industries such as food, pharmacy, cigarette, chemical, electronics, military and so on.

(PRWEB) July 8, 2021 -- Permeability of films can be classified into high barrier, middle and low barrier according to the gas transmission rate of film at 25μm thick. To high barrier film, the gas transmission rate is less than 5 cm3/m2·24h·0.1MPa; to barrier film, it is between 5~200 cm3/m2·24h·0.1MPa; and to low barrier film it is greater than 200 cm3/m2·24h·0.1MPa. In the last few years, low barrier films has become a key developing point to the plastic packaging industry, and they are used widely in various industries such as food, pharmacy, cigarette, chemical, electronics, military and so on.

Since for most raw materials of package, they can be used in packaging industry only after the reprocessing (such as coextrusion process and lamination process). The reprocessing process could cause the alteration to both physical and chemical properties of raw materials, and result in the change in their permeability. It is necessary to test the permeability of the “finished product” to control the quality of package. This is fully proved by tests of various specimens in the Labthink Permeability Laboratory. Among these specimens more than 70% are high barrier films including aluminum foil, aluminum coating film, K-coated film and laminated film containing PVDC, EVOH, etc.

High barrier films have the below features in permeability testing (Take the permeability testing using differential method for an example):
1.Prerequisite
A high barrier specimen has strict requirements on the test condition for permeability test. To obtain scientific and accurate data, you must pay attention to the factors as following:
1.1 Test method
Test results vary with different test methods employment. For the permeability tester using vacuum-differential pressure method, the degree of vacuum in test chamber is the most important parameter. In the procedure V of ASTM D 1434-82(2003)the degree of vacuum in the lower pressure side(test chamber) should be limited to below 26Pa; For ISO 2556:2001and GB/T 1038-2000, it should be not less than 27 Pa. Since the degree of vacuum is directly interrelated to the state of specimen, whether the specified degree according to standards of vacuum can be reached in the test chamber is a key factor affecting the test results. The precision of the vacuum gauge is also specified too. In ISO 15105-1 the minimum precision is 5Pa; in GB/T 1038-2000 the precision of the vacuum gauge shall be not lower than 6Pa.

1.2 Equipment
Suitable range of the vacuum gauge must be selected. Because the precision of the vacuum gauge is specified in the standards, so this limits the range of the vacuum gauge in fact. To most of the high quality vacuum gauge, its precision is generally equal to 0.1% of its full range. For examplem, if the resolution of the vacuum gauge you choose is 6 Pa, the full scale of it will be less than 6kPa. The vacuum gauge whose resolution exceeds 0.1% of its full range is seldom seen in the market. It should be specially indicate that the display resolution and the real resolution of the vacuum gauge are totally different. The display resolution depends on AD transducer and the resolution of the vacuum gauge is the actual limit of detection. For example, if the full range of one vacuum gauge is 6kPa, the instrument employing this degree of vacuum can have a display below 6Pa or even below 1Pa; but the error between the display value and the actual value is an times value which multiple the resolution of vacuum gauge.

1.3 Test temperature
Test gas in the test chamber is as rarefied as near to the Ideal Gas Model and follows the Ideal Gas Equation:

Where: p——gas pressure
V——gas volume
n——moles of gas
R——gas constant
T——temperature of gas

If the volume of gas in the test chamber is invariable, we can get, and this reflects that gas pressure changes with temperature obviously. Fluctuation of temperature could affects the permeability test obviously, According to Arrhenius Law, this could cause the alteration of P, S and D. If the stability of temperature cannot be maintained during the entire test period, the equipment itself must have a function to resist the interference of temperature fluctuation.

The best way is to put the test chamber into a heat-insulated cell with a temperature self-control function. Practice has proved that the temperature-controll performance of VAC-V1 gas permeability tester can reduce the requirements of test environment effectively, and is beneficial to resist the interference of temperature fluctuation due to an excellent design in temperature insulation even if the temperature control function is not being used.

2. Features of testing Procedure
There are two obvious features in high barrier testing procedure: comparing with other specimens (barrier films and high barrier films), the pressure in test chamber changes more little and the test duration time is longer. This feature is shown in permeability test using not only differential method but also equal method.

The features of high barrier films determine the little change values of pressure and the long test time. If the permeability of the tested specimen is low, the quantity of gas permeating through in the whole test process is little in total, so the pressure at the side of low concentration to test gas changes very little. We need quite a long time to collect enough gas pressure for the vacuum gauge detection. The wider the range of a vacuum gauge is, the bigger the value of resolution is, and the longer test time we need. A group of actual test results of high barrier are shown in Table 1. For each film, the maximum pressure change is not bigger than 20Pa

Well, the most important difference between tests of high barrier specimens and other specimens is that when you do permeability test to high barrier film, strict requirements are demanded on test condition and equipment, and needs a long test time. So when you select testing instruments please pay attention to following technical parameters: range and resolution of vacuum gauge, function of temperature compensation, and how to deal with the specimen clamping, sample sealing and so on.

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Compulogic Appoint Lextronic in France

Compulogic announce the recent appointment of Lextronic as their primary distributor for PicoServ products in France.

(PRWEB) July 8, 2021 -- Established more than 35 years, and based near Paris at La Queue en Brie, Lextronic is a leading distributor in France for remote control, security, surveillance, RF communications and robotics components and equipment. Compulogic are pleased to be associated with this progressive company.

Contact details and further information can be found at the Lextronic web site www.lextronic.fr

Compulogic PicoServ is a modular, low cost, low power range of products which provide a simple way to embed the Internet. A comprehensive range of products including miniature web servers, network, GPRS and SMS technologies and digital, analogue and serial I/O with limitless remote access and control applications possibilities.

Compulogic Ltd is a UK based communications specialist dedicated to providing innovative data communications based solutions. Compulogic’s PicoServ technology provides an ‘off-the-shelf’ modular system aimed at providing straightforward solutions for “web enabling” existing and new systems or equipment.

For further information contact:
Bob Morris at Compulogic Ltd on +44 (0) 1234 756048
Email e-mail protected from spam bots
Web: www.compulogic.co.uk

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NAMM Member, Core One Creative, Announces Midwest Music Summit Ride Sponsorship for 2005 Attendees

Los Angeles based music accessories company, Core One Creative, will host special ride sponsorship for the fifth annual Midwest Music Summit July 21-23 in Indianapolis, IN. Free ride to venues, including NAMM convention, will include free waters by Glaceau and over $8000 in on-the-spot product give-aways.

(PRWEB) July 8, 2021 -- Core One Creative will sponsor free rides, specialty waters by Glaceau (smartwater, vitaminwater), and on-the-spot giveaways of more than $8000.00 in quality instrument coil cables by Bullet Cable, on a luxury motor coach for attendees at the 2005 Midwest Music Summit (MMS) to be held in Indianapolis, IN on July 21-23, 2005. One of three buses provided as the MMS Express, the Core One Tour Bus will provide service between the Indianapolis Convention Center where Summer NAMM will be held and the various venues where more than 500 independent bands will provide entertainment for this year’s fifth event. Ride hours will be between 12 PM-3 AM.

For more information about the event, bands, venues and map: www.midwestmusicsummit.com

Core One Creative, based in Los Angeles, California is the maker of the Bullet Cable™, Këpur Strap™, Core Equipment™ Cases, Wirething™ Picks, Trench™ Straps, and the Core X2 Cable. Products of the three-year-old company are sold through distributors, such as Fender and MBT, and dealers around the world. Their accessories are featured in special promotions with record companies and major magazines such as Revolver and Guitar World. Artists such as Prince, Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age), Slipknot, The Donnas, and Shadows Fall use their products.

Core One Creative will have a booth at Summer NAMM: Booth 2607. To view products made by Core One Creative, Inc., visit www.coreoneproduct.com

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1800 SCALES.com Launches Online Ordering of Scales, Balances, Load Cells, and Cal Weights.

1800 SCALES.com has a full range of quality scales consisting of more than 20 models including crane, pallet truck, floor, bench, counting and compact scales, as well as balances, load cells, and calibration weights -- all available to order online.

SANFORD, N.C. (PRWEB) July, 2005 -- 1800 SCALES.com now offers its new, competitively priced product line of scales for the industrial reseller as well as the end user.

1800 SCALES.com has a full range of quality scales consisting of more than 20 models including crane, pallet truck, floor, bench, counting and compact scales, as well as balances, load cells, and calibration weights. The exciting line of scales provides customer's with a point, click, and ship online source for quality products, 24/7.

To be successful in today’s fast pace economy, customer's require processes that enable them to respond instantly. With 1800 SCALES.com, customers have the ability to browse the wide variety of products, make purchases, and receive confirmation, all online. All 1800 SCALES.com products are: competitively priced, quality brand name products -- available to ship immediately.

Top Brands include: Rice Lake, Intercomp, Pennsylvania, Shimadzu, CAS, GSE and more!

For more information, visit:
http://www.1800scales.com/

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Professional Solutions for Your Door Installation by Rollershutterdoors.com

Kaiser Doors Ltd manufactures doors such as High Speed doors, PVC strip curtains for energy saving and safety and prtotection.

United Kingdom (PRWEB) July 8, 2021 -- Managers on the lookout for suitable doors for their industrial units can now get an online quotation from Kaiser Doors, who manufacture and supply roller shutter, high-speed and sectional overhead doors, PVC strip curtains, dock levelers and shelters, and barriers and fencing. Kaiser Doors also provides downloadable data sheets, specifications and order forms online.

Kaiser manufactures a wide range of products, which include:
•Single-skinned and twin-skinned roller shutter doors: These doors consist of a curtain of interlocking slats, which forms a hinge along its length, and can be rolled up or down onto a revolving spring loaded barrel mounted on steel support brackets. A bottom rail is fitted to the curtain and handles and locks are added to this rail. Side channels prevent the sideways movement of the wooden curtain. This is bolted or welded to the structure and the rolling mechanism is enclosed in a canopy hood.
•High speed doors: These doors, used within or on the exterior entrance to a factory, are used to control energy dissipation, and noise and contamination levels.
•PVC strip curtains: These curtains can reduce draughts, heat loss, airborne pests, pollutants and noise. It enables visible access to pedestrians and vehicles, are cost-effective, easily repaired and require little maintenance.
•Sectional overhead industrial doors: These doors, which can be operated manually and electronically, are made of galvanized steel panels that are fitted into tracks, support angles, hinges and roller brackets of heavy gauge pre-galvanized steel.
•Loading bay equipment: The Kaiser range includes dock levelers, shelters, lighting, steps, vehicle restraints and alignment guides, bumper supports, door protection bollards and dock seals, shelter aprons and curtains.

About Kaiser Doors:
Kaiser Doors is a Worcestershire-based manufacturer and supplier of industrial doors, barriers and fencing materials for the food processing, distribution, engineering and retail industries. Kaiser Doors also undertakes repairs of doors and undertakes to fit out new factories.

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The Best High Speed Doors by RollerShutterDoors.com

Kaiser Doors manufactures state of the art High Speed Doors. Their two main types of doors are Kaiser roll and Kaiser Pack for Industrial use.

(PRWEB) July 8, 2021 -- www.rollershutterdoors.com offers quality High Speed Doors at competitive prices. High Speed Doors can be highly beneficial for companies that plan to save energy. High Speed Doors also have very low noise and contamination levels.

High Speed Doors at www.rollershutterdoors.com can be used for internal use, freezer rooms, hygienic environment and high wind conditions. It is guaranteed that you will be saving both money and energy. The High Speed Doors at www.rollershutterdoors.com also have high operating speeds that play a major role in lowering the energy cost. Due to reduction in operating times, you may also experience a more comfortable working environment.

Here, we discuss the features of two models of High Speed Doors by www.rollershutterdoors.com:

Kaiser-Roll
Best suited for internal use, the Kaiser-Roll is a High Speed Door that saves energy and is easy to install. The Kaiser-Roll meets or exceeds all the required European Standards, thus ensuring security and safety to the client. The door has a 2.5mm frame with galvanized steel and epoxy powder coated finish. It is also available in ten standard colors and unlimited non-standard colors. The door is a free-standing unit that can be installed with the minimum of disruption. The High Speed Door has opening and closing speed of 1m/s and 0.5m/s, respectively. The curtain has high tear resistance and extraordinary durability. It is also available in ten standard colours and unlimited non-standard colours

Kaiser-Pack
The Kaiser-Pack is a high performance High Speed door, especially made for industrial purposes. It is best for external use and is considered an efficient energy saving door. It is strong with ability resist high speed winds. It has the same frame as Kaiser-Roll, also being available in ten standard colors and unlimited non-standard colors. The standard colors are White, Sky Blue, Royal Blue, Cream, Yellow, Dark Green, Grey, Orange, Brown, Red and Black. It generates a power of 0.37 to 0.55kW, 230v or 400v three phase with IP55 protection. The curtain offers high tear resistance and superb durability.

High Speed Doors can be used efficiently in food & agricultural industry; also helping in dividing rooms. The stainless steel lets the water drain away. High Speed Doors are equally effective for cold stores. It has an integrated air circulation and heating system that cease the formation of condensation, ice or thermal bridges.

For more information please visit www.rollershutterdoors.com

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July 07, 2021

Thomas J. Hansen Elected to CDW Board of Directors

VERNON HILLS, Ill – July 7, 2021 – CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDWC), a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government, and education, announced that Thomas J. Hansen was elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective today, July 7, 2005.

Hansen’s election brings the number of directors on the CDW Board to 11, 10 of whom, including Hansen, are independent directors. Hansen will serve on the Board’s Audit Committee.

“Tom is skilled in creating business opportunities,” said John A. Edwardson, chairman and chief executive officer, CDW. “His experience in joint ventures and acquisitions will be of particular value to CDW as we selectively pursue strategic transactions.”

Hansen is executive vice president of Illinois Tool Works Inc., a FORTUNE 200 diversified manufacturing company that designs and produces an array of highly-engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products and equipment for customers around the world. He oversees $2.6 billion of ITW’s revenue, including the Automotive, Industrial Plastics & Metals, and Fluids & Electronic Packaging businesses. Prior to this role, Hansen served as president of ITW’s Metal Fasteners and Components Group, a $500 million business. He has made 12 acquisitions during his ITW tenure, which dates back to 1980 when he joined Shakeproof, then the largest division of ITW.

Hansen holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Arts in Business Administration degree from Governors State University.

About CDW
CDW® (NASDAQ: CDWC), ranked No. 347 on the FORTUNE 500, is a leading provider of technology products and services for business, government and education. CDW is a principal source of technology from top name brands such as Adobe, APC, Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec, Toshiba and ViewSonic.

CDW was founded in 1984 and today employs approximately 4,000 coworkers. In 2004, the company generated sales of $5.7 billion. CDW's direct model offers one-on-one relationships with knowledgeable account managers; purchasing by telephone, fax, the company's award-winning CDW.com web site, customized [email protected]™ extranets, CDWG.com web site and macwarehouse.com web site; custom configured solutions and same day shipping; and pre- and post-sales technical support, with approximately 120 factory-trained and A+ certified technicians on staff.

Additional information can be found by visiting CDW.com

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Altima Technologies Launches Altima Mx and Develops Stencils for Top Manufacturers

Creator of the NetZoom Products expands services to include shape/stencil development for top computer/telecomm and A/V hardware manufacturers

(PRWEB) July 7, 2021 -- Altima Technologies Inc. announces the launch of their new division, Altima Mx. Altima Mx leverages Altima’s NetZoom software and expands its offerings in the computer/telecomm and A/V manufacturing industry through its AMP (Altima’s Manufacturer’s Program) and MCS (Manufacturer Certified Stencils Program) programs.

The AMP or Altima’s Manufacturer Program offers manufacturers the ability to request exact-replicas of their hardware at no cost. Shapes are created with manufacturer approval and added to the NetZoom library alongside the most popular equipment from the largest manufacturers spanning industries including telecommunications, audio/video, medical, broadcasting and others.

“The stencils that are included in our software library are accessed by hundreds of thousands of system integrators, designers, consultants and other professionals on a daily basis. The stencils are used in these diagrams creating a great promotional and sales tool for the manufacturers,” says Dustin Wicks, Marketing Manager of Manufacturer’s Programs.

The MCS or Manufacturer Certified Stencils Program gives manufacturers the ability to offer manufacturer-specific stencils of their products from their website. All current and prospective customers and employees of the manufacturer would have the capability to download the stencils. For each download, the manufacturer receives contact information of the user in real time. A customized option of the MCS program is also available for those manufacturers that wish to have more flexibility with their shapes.

"Our customers use Visio stencils extensively and having easily downloadable equipment shapes has been invaluable. Because Altima can quickly create new shapes as new products are announced, they offer the best alternative for keeping our library up-to-date. And, since we market through distribution, their email notification of shapes downloaded by customers provides us with better insight into our customer base," said Raylene Kadrmas, Marketing Communications Manager, Metrobility Optical Systems.

ABOUT ALTIMA TECHNOLOGIES

Altima Technologies, Inc., founded in 1995, is an Illinois corporation with headquarters in the Chicago area. Altima is a Microsoft partner whose expertise in the software industry spans many fields and technologies including graphic design, office automation, database management, .NET architecture, client-server applications, web applications, web services, data warehousing and systems programming. For more information about Altima and the Altima Mx professional services, visit www.AltimaTech.com or www.AltimaMx.com or call (630) 281-6464.

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Ohaus Tallies Win With Low Cost EC Series Counting Scale

Advancing accuracy, durability and portability into one practical design, Ohaus is introducing the EC Series Counting scales. The new scales, joining Ohaus’ existing line of counting scales, feature and internal counting resolution of 1:600,000. Geared for users seeking more economical and cost-effective counting solutions, the EC Counting Scales provide ease-of-use and reliable results.

Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) July 7, 2021 -- Advancing accuracy, durability and portability into one practical design, Ohaus offers the EC Series Counting scales. The scales, part of Ohaus’ existing line of counting scales, feature and internal counting resolution of 1:600,000. Geared for users seeking more economical and cost-effective counting solutions, the EC Counting Scales provide ease-of-use and reliable results.

The high-resolution counting scales have capacities from six to 60 pounds, and can count parts as small as 0.0002 pounds (based on model). Ideally suited for a host of counting applications, including annual inventories, stock rooms, print shops and rentals, the EC Series Counting Scales can be used to count parts ranging from semiconductor chips, electronic coils and screws to ticket stubs and seeds.

The EC Series Counting Scales offer all the features demanded from industrial, warehousing and production applications, including easy-to-use manual Average Piece Weight entry with configuration options for either pound or gram display. The scales are designed with a removable stainless steel weighing pan and durable ABS plastic housing, perfect for use in industrial environments. Additionally, the 80-hour internal rechargeable battery with power-saving Auto-shut off feature and integrated carry handles provides true portability.

For fast and accurate counting, users simply place a known quantity of what they wish to count on the scale and press the dedicated Sampling Key or, for components where unit weight is known, simply input the value on the dedicated APW key. The scale will automatically display the total count of all parts on the pan as well as calculate and display the unit weight of the part. Users can start with a small sample size of 10, and then add random lots of pieces (below original sampling size) to increase their APW accuracy. The software in the machine automatically updates and enhances its average piece weight data as components are loaded onto the pan during counting. If the total weight or APW is too low, the EC Counting Scale will warn the user with a warning on the LCD panel.

The EC Series Counting Scales provide weighing, counting and accumulation application modes, and can perform both positive and negative counting, continuously keeping track of how many items have been added or removed from the scale. The counting scales have dedicated keys for the most common counting operations, including sample, tare, zero, APW entry stability, accumulations and pre-set tare entry. Preset tare weights can be quickly entered via the keyboard, or use the Tare key.

The memory accumulation feature keeps a running tally of each individual count – invaluable in batch counting operations or when accumulation counting large quantities of the same part. The new counting scales also include 10 memory locations for storing commonly-used part weights, easily accessed using the numeric keypad.

All of the EC Series Counting Scales come complete with the following standard features:
• Three-window, backlit LCD with fast display of weight, average piece weight and parts count.
• Seven function, full counting keypad with numeric keys.
• Pound or gram weighing units.
• Auto-optimization feature recalculates APW constantly for enhanced parts counting accuracy.
• Adjustable filtering level and Auto-Zero Tracking for weighing in industrial conditions.
• AC Adapter and internal rechargeable lead acid battery.

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

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New Deal Brings Precision Brush Deburring Machines From Switzerland to the USA

Innovative high volume precision finishing machines are coming to the USA in a new deal between Otec Precision Finish Inc and world leaders, Switzerland based PFS Precision Finishing Systems.

North Kingstown, RI (PRWEB) July 7, 2021 -- Innovative high volume precision finishing machines are coming to the USA in a new deal between Otec Precision Finish Inc and world leaders, Switzerland based PFS Precision Finishing Systems.

Commenting for Otec Precision Finish, Ed Pastore explained, PFS offer unique solutions for brush deburring of precision ground and fine blanked parts to high tolerances in small to extremely large volumes, without comprising surface finish or dimensional integrity. This new technology is an attractive alternative to vibratory and centrifugal barrel deburring equipment. We are pleased to introduce PFS to the USA.

The Swiss are renowned throughout the world for their precision timepieces, so it is natural the country is also home to PFS Precision Finishing Systems. The PFS machines efficiently remove primary and secondary burrs and achieve perfect edge radiusing of stamped and fine blanked parts using belt grinding and ROTEX finishing stations. Double-sided deburring, in-line processing and easy integration into existing production lines ensure high volumes of throughput with superb quality results. The machines also descale and polish with ease.

ROTEX finishing stations produce perfect edge radiusing in small holes and grooves making them the ideal machine to finish small precision parts such as those used in compressors, fuel injection systems, and a variety of other automotive and electronic assemblies.

PFS systems are designed for surface processing in a continuous-flow through process. Options include automatic feed, robotic handling, a turnover device for double sided processing, integrated workpiece cleaning and drying processes. Fully automatic and unattended machine operation with complete integration into existing and new production lines is easy to achieve.

More information: Ed Pastore - General Manager
OTEC Precision Finish, Inc. 44 Cross Park Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852
Tel: + 1-401-398-0045 Fax: + 1-401-398-0056 E-Fax: 1-419-818-0519
E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots Web: www.otecusa.com Web: www.pfs-systems.ch

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PebbleArt Inc. Re-Releases Newly Designed Wholesale Website

In a move to expand their presence online, PebbleArt Inc authorized the restructure and update of their wholesale website. Improvements include more specific policy information, greater product resources, and an expanded design that provides updated coverage of many of the innovative products designed by the emerging home décor manufacturing company

(PRWEB) July 7, 2021 -- PebbleArt Inc is a company that focuses on the use of natural stone in home décor and architecture. They have designed over 100 innovative new products available in over 70 types of stone each. They are also a contact for natural stone supply for architecture and design, and have been slowly growing into one of the leading stone resources available. This redesign is a move to further the wholesale supply section of their company, and provide a resource for information about their policies and restrictions.

They’re online presence, Pebblez.com launched early in 2003 and since then has expanded to several hundred pages displaying they’re designs in décor and design, as well ass providing information on stone, its properties, and its use in design applications. The website has been a large part of their recent expansion, and continues to grow at a regular rate.

The new wholesale section will feature updated photographs and information about their products. It also includes much more specific information regarding drop shipping, retail sales, and suggested pricing. Wholesale pricing is not available directly on the website, but can be obtained if the administrators of the site are contacted at the email address provided below.

The new section launched this week, and can be seen at http://pebblez.com/wholesale/wholesale.html The official site for PebbleArt Inc is http://pebblez.com Contact can be made at e-mail protected from spam bots

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The Best Business Technique You’ve Never Heard Of

Holland describes in detail how managers can achieve dramatic results with the MVT process. “A company can achieve sizable results without investing a single penny in increased operating or capital costs,” Holland says. “Every executive in the U.S. should be utilizing this revolutionary breakthrough in order to unleash the creativity of the workforce and make fast, dramatic improvements in their profits and competitive position.”

(PRWEB) July 7, 2021 -- Ford, General Motors, and many other Fortune 500 companies are getting their lunch eaten by foreign competitors. Within just the past two weeks, Ford has announced that it is cutting 5% of its salaried positions and General Motors revealed plans to scale back its workforce by 25,000 over the next three years. Most experts agree that U.S. companies must dramatically improve their ability to turn out high quality products that are desirable to consumers, but there is no agreement on how we can solve this growing problem.

The answer may lie in changing the performance improvement methods used by U.S. corporations. “American executives are relying on grossly inadequate techniques to increase product quality, manufacturing/service efficiency, and selling effectiveness” says Charles Holland, author of Breakthrough Business Results with MVT: A Fast, Cost Free “Secret Weapon” for Boosting Sales, Cutting Expenses, and Improving Any Business Process. “Techniques such as ISO or QS 9000, Lean Manufacturing, and Six Sigma may be useful in order to document current practices or identify low hanging fruit. But creating performance breakthroughs in today’s fast-paced, competitive business environment requires much more powerful methods.”

Holland’s technique known as the MVT™ (Multivariable Testing) process was developed in the nuclear weapons industry where he used a step-by-step procedure to solve manufacturing problems. “From there, the procedure has evolved over the years to where it is now,” says Holland. “It identifies practical, fast, cost-free actions and works every time on anything that needs improvement.”

Although it has been heralded as a breakthrough business tool in major publications like Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist and Business Week, the MVT process remains under the radar. In fact, Holland’s book is the first one ever published on the business phenomenon.

Many Fortune 500 clients of Holland’s firm, QualPro, have used MVT to add hundreds of millions of dollars to their bottom line with no capital investment at all. Companies like Lowe’s, DuPont, Williams-Sonoma, Progressive Insurance and telecommunications giant SBC have utilized MVT to great success.

Even though it is used successfully by some large companies, Holland is quick to stress that most U.S. managers are unaware of MVT. “It can help improve businesses of any size. MVT works across all industries and has been successfully applied to virtually every business process,” says Holland.

In his new book, Holland describes in detail how managers can achieve dramatic results with the MVT process. “A company can achieve sizable results without investing a single penny in increased operating or capital costs,” Holland says. “Every executive in the U.S. should be utilizing this revolutionary breakthrough in order to unleash the creativity of the workforce and make fast, dramatic improvements in their profits and competitive position.”

For a review copy of the book or to set up an interview with Chuck Holland for a story, please contact Jay Wilke at 727-443-7115, ext. 223.

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RPG Marking Systems and Industrial Power Sales have Partnered to Expand Marking Systems Technology to the Manufacturing Industry

RPG Marking Systems has signed a partnership agreement with Industrial Power Sales. RPG Marking Systems offers pin stamping systems.

(PRWEB) July 7, 2021 -- RPG Marking Systems has signed a partnership agreement with Industrial Power Sales. RPG Marking Systems offers pin stamping systems. Their patented method for pin stamping systems is an Error-Proof Dot Peen marking system, which is a reliable and cost effective method of permanently marking all types of metal components.

Typical uses include: 2-D barcodes, part numbers, serial numbers, VIN (Vehicle Identification Numbers) and other alphanumeric identification codes. It has been utilized primarily in the auto industry; however, the partnership with Industrial Power Sales will help bring this technology to many other industrial sectors.

RPG Marking Systems has been focusing on expanding their reach to penetrate other diverse markets, which has been aided by forming and establishing relationships with knowledgeable sales representatives. The recent partnership with Industrial Power Sales (IPS) has been particularly valuable, due to their extensive industry presence and commitment to customer satisfaction. Industrial Power Sales is strategically located in Raleigh, NC-central to many southeast US manufacturers. With over 18 sales representatives, Industrial Power Sales is able to expand the market reach of RPG Marking System by introducing this technology to many of its existing customers.

The RPG Marking Systems partnership allows Industrial Power Sales to offer their customers the very best in marking systems technology. IPS provides industrial assembly tools, torque wrenches, and material handling equipment. For additional information regarding Industrial Power Sales, please contact Theressa Owens at 919.876.6115 or visit www.industrialpowersales.com.

RPG Marking System’s solutions extend the gambit; they offer everything from fully automated, line-tracking marking systems, to manually operated, air-balanced systems. For additional information regarding RPG Marking Systems, please contact Kelly Gatta at 330-562-2288 or visit www.rpgatta.com.

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Federal District Court Permits Fraud Claim to be Asserted Against Akers Biosciences, Inc. for Misrepresenting the Negotiability of 2.8 Million Shares of Its Stock and Subsequently Canceling Those Shares After Trading on the London Stock Exchange

A United States District Court Judge sitting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has granted a motion filed by Alliance Investment Management Ltd. to assert a fraudulent misrepresentation claim against Akers Biosciences, Inc. for making misrepresentations about the negotiability of 2.8 million shares of its common stock and for wrongfully canceling those shares after Alliance traded those shares on the London Stock Exchange.

(PRWEB via PR Web Direct) July 6, 2021 -- A United States District Court Judge sitting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has granted a motion filed by Alliance Investment Management Ltd. to assert a fraudulent misrepresentation claim against Akers Biosciences, Inc. for making misrepresentations about the negotiability of 2.8 million shares of its common stock and for wrongfully canceling those shares after Alliance traded those shares on the London Stock Exchange. Alliance is an investment brokerage firm and a Class 1 broker/dealer based in Nassau, Bahamas. Alliance provides a variety of financial products and services, including equities, fixed-income securities, options, mutual funds, futures trading, investment capital and estate planning. New Jersey-based Akers Biosciences manufactures and distributes rapid diagnostic testing products throughout the United States and Europe, and its shares of common stock are traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Alliance received instructions from one its clients to sell 2.8 million shares of Akers’ stock that Alliance’s client received from Akers. As part of its due diligence to ensure the negotiability and tradability of Akers’ stock, Alliance obtained oral and written assurances from Paul Freedman, Akers’ Chief Financial Officer, and from Raymond F. Akers, Jr., Akers’ President and Chief Executive Officer, that the 2.8 million shares of Akers stock bore no restrictions and were negotiable and freely tradable. After openly trading the bulk of the stock on the London Stock Exchange, Alliance was dismayed to discover that the Akers shares were restricted and constituted collateral for a loan that Akers obtained to fund its operations. Akers’ executives also made similar misrepresentations regarding the negotiability of its stock to RBC Dominion Securities (Global) Limited, a securities brokerage firm that sold 230,000 shares of Akers stock.

Once Akers obtained the final installment of its loan proceeds, Akers cancelled 2,765,000 shares of its stock that Alliance and RBC sold in the market, leaving bona fide purchasers of that stock with worthless securities and traders of that stock exposed to adverse claims. Prior to its wrongful stock cancellation, Akers was aware of the sales of its stock but remained silent and continued to represent to Alliance and RBC that the 2.8 million shares were freely tradable. RBC sustained damages in excess of $270,000.00 as a result of Akers’ wrongful stock cancellation. In its federal lawsuit against Akers, Alliance seeks damages in excess of $1.5 million. It is not clear whether RBC will seek to join this lawsuit or sue Akers separately. Presently, no class or shareholder derivative claims have been filed against Akers.

The jury trial is scheduled to commence the two-week period beginning August 15, 2005. According to Alliance’s President, Julian Brown: “It is shocking to me that a company would unilaterally cancel shares of stock that its top executives represented to be fully negotiable, especially where Akers has operated at a loss ever since its existence and relies so heavily on its stock to borrow and raise funds for its operations. We hope to convince the Court not only to compensate Alliance for its actual monetary losses caused by Akers but also to assess punitive damages against Akers given the blatant and reckless disregard shown by its officers. Sadly, this misconduct sends a chilling message to stock traders and purchasers alike, and I expect the London Stock Exchange’s regulatory body to take some action against Akers. For the viability of the exchange, this cannot and should not be allowed to happen again.”

The case number for this lawsuit is 04-60453-CIV-COHN.

Inquiries:

Alliance Investment Management, Ltd. Tel: (242) 326-7333. Fax: (242) 326-7336. Info: www.allianceinvest.com

Law Offices of Troy D. Ferguson, P.A., Alliance’s Florida Trial Counsel. Tel: (305) 858-0888. Fax: (305) 858-7107. E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots

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July 06, 2021

Minq Software Ships New Version of DbVisualizer, "The Universal Database Tool"

The new version adds support for table data import, simplified database connection setup and export enhancements

Stockholm, Sweden (PRWEB) July 6, 2021 -- Minq Software today announced the immediate availability of DbVisualizer 4.3, "The Universal Database Tool." DbVisualizer is a feature rich, intuitive and cross platform database tool for developers and DBA's providing a single powerful interface for a variety of databases. DbVisualizer supports simultaneous database connections, it lets you explore and manage database objects, execute SQL queries, edit data, visualize information and a lot more.

DbVisualizer runs on all major including systems including Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X. Supported databases are MySQL, DB2, PostgreSQL, HSQLDB, Sybase ASA/ASE, McKoi, SQL Server, MaxDB, Oracle, Mimer, Informix DaffodilDB, JDataStore, Cache, FrontBase and Pervasive.

Some of the new features are the new data import wizard that enables import of data from text files to databases tables, the new database connection wizard greatly simplifies connection setup and the enhanced table export functionality that is used to export data from several tables or result sets at once.

Availability and Pricing
DbVisualizer is available in two editions, DbVisualizer Free which is free for commercial and non commercial use and the commercial DbVisualizer Personal edition starting at $99 per user.
For more information, please visit http://www.dbvis.com/products/dbvis
New features and changes: http://www.dbvis.com/products/dbvis/changelog.html
Screen shots: http://www.dbvis.com.se/products/dbvis/screens.html

About Minq Software
Minq Software is a Swedish software company developing, marketing and selling database software and performance assurance and response time monitoring products. Founded in 1998, it has been a successful provider of load testing and database solutions.

More then 200,000 users including many Global 1000 companies, such as: IBM, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Bank of America, Toyota and Siemens have selected Minq Software solutions.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CEO Michael Rohdin
Minq Software
+46 8 55602760

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Altima Technologies Releases 3,000 Network Shapes

Altima Technologies has enhanced its comprehensive library of vendor-specific computer/telecomm and audio/video network equipment shapes and stencils by releasing 3,000 additional shapes and stencils. Custom shapes are also available via special orders.

(PRWEB) July 6, 2021 -- Altima Technologies, Inc., a Microsoft® Visio® Partner and the leading supplier of intelligent equipment shapes, announces the release of 3,000 additional shapes in its NetZoom libraries.

NetZoom products enable users to create detailed network diagrams and presentations in a variety of diagramming applications including Microsoft Visio®, Microsoft PowerPoint, iGrafx, AutoCAD, netViz and numerous other applications.

Altima Technologies allows its end-users to request additional shapes/stencils. If a user cannot find a shape/stencil they need Altima creates that shape in one to two weeks.

“Networks are evolving at an accelerating rate. Those trying to keep up with the ever-changing technology understand it is important to maintain up-to-date and accurate information,” said Sara Clark, President of Altima Technologies. “That is why Altima is dedicated to completing customer shape requests with ultimate precision and in the most time-effective manner possible.”

Altima Technologies partners with leading hardware manufacturers in its Manufacturer Certified Stencil Program, or MCS, to create exact replicas of their computer/telecomm and audio/video product lines. The manufacturer specific shapes are added to the NetZoom library after the hardware manufacturer approves each product. The MCS program ensures that the shapes and stencils are detailed, accurate and up-to-date within the libraries.

"Our customers use Visio stencils extensively and having easily downloadable equipment shapes has been invaluable. Because Altima can quickly create new shapes as new products are announced, they offer the best alternative for keeping our library up-to-date. And, since we market through distribution, their email notification of shapes downloaded by customers provide us with better insight into our customer base," said Raylene Kadrmas of Metrobility Optical Systems.


PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Three product options are available for purchase. The NetZoom Standard Option is priced at US$399 per workstation. The NetZoom Professional Option (includes quarterly CD updates) is US$499 per workstation. Standard and Professional users may choose to use one of two libraries, the NetZoom Computer/Telecomm Library or the Audio/Video Library. The NetZoom Universal License allows the use of all NetZoom products, NetZoom Stencils for Visio, NetZoomAV Stencils for Visio, NetZoom Solutions and NetZoom AV Solutions is US$799 per workstation. All options include a 12-month subscription for requesting and downloading updated shapes, stencils and products. For educational/volume pricing or purchase orders, contact Altima Technologies directly at (630) 281-6464.

ABOUT ALTIMA TECHNOLOGIES
Altima Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1995 as a computer software company, and is an Illinois corporation with headquarters in the Chicago area. Altima has pioneered revolutionary solutions in the areas of network diagramming, documentation, proposals, and presentations, and is recognized as a leading solution provider in these fields. For further information, visit www.AltimaTech.com or www.NetZoomUniversal.com.

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nParallel Moves to a New, Larger Location in Plymouth, Minn.

The new location consolidates operations and creates room for growing staff.

MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) July 6, 2021 -- nParallel, the international brand communication, merchandising strategy and display agency has relocated to Plymouth, Minn. In its new location nParallel consolidates sales, creative services and program management offices as well as prototyping, production, assembly, warehouse, and shipping and receiving facilities under one roof.

The new location:
nParallel
13120 County Road 6
Plymouth, MN 55441
763.231.4801 (phone)
763.322.8883 (fax)

“With our rapidly growing roster of retail and tradeshow clients, we continue to add more people to our staff, so we needed a much larger space,” said Tom Van Hercke, president and chief brand strategist, nParallel. “By consolidating all our offices and facilities, we set the stage for improved communication and collaboration among our teams. We now can bring our creative spark to our clients even more efficiently and effectively.”

About nParallel
Brand marketers and retailers know that store designs, merchandising systems and tradeshow displays establish 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 international brand communication, merchandising strategy and display agency. Whether the venue for your moment of truth with your customers is a store or a show, nParallel fulfills the big-picture vision while keeping a sharp eye focused on the details of disciplined production, meticulous program management, and the budget bottom line. Seeking uncompromised excellence? Call nParallel, 763.231.4801.

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ComponexX Introduces Inexpensive Solution for Combining High Speed Internet and TV at a Single Point and Distributing Both Signals Throughout MDUs on Existing Coax Cable

Wins "Retailer Choice" JEM Award for this new technology at Satellite Expo 2005.

Sunrise, FL (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) July 5, 2021 -- At Satellite Expo 2005, professional installers got their first look at ComponexX's new technology and system that provides any apartment in a residential building with high speed internet access using their existing TV coax cable. Eddie Diaz, President of ComponexX said, "TV and Ethernet use signals on different frequencies, so they can be combined and transmitted on the same existing cable using our new system, providing High Speed Internet, local VHF/UHF TV broadcasts and Satellite TV (DBS) programming even HDTV onto a single coaxial cable run. Ethernet is a long established world standard. This contributes to the reliability of our products, resulting in minimal maintenance and consequently low upkeep costs.

There's no need to rewire a building to offer a Local Area Network (LAN) and distribute to each unit, modem-free Full Duplex Ethernet high speed Internet including Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoiP), Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Secured Private Networks (SPN), Real Time Webcasts via Multicast Delivery, IP telephony, Radio and much more, all that high speed broadband offers subscribers. Diaz continued, "The unique benefits of using existing wiring and distributing Internet signals from one connection point throughout the building makes ComponexX the obvious choice for offering high speed Internet access to all Hotels/Motels, Student Housing, Apartments, Hospitals or any multi-dwelling-unit." This "all-in-one" multiplexing onto existing coax will eliminate the need to "pull" additional CAT 5 Ethernet cable reducing installation costs, providing enhanced entertainment services in any room the customer may desire and will take less time to install.

The small distribution box is easily installed in the buildings master wiring closet, generally receiving both the TV and Internet incoming signal from one "Off-Air" Antenna for local broadcasts, one satellite dish for DirecTV or Dish Network programming, even HDTV or one cable service provider, but can also be combined with many different broadband access technologies such as fiber optics, copper, radio link and other connections. Then these signals are combined through the ComponexX filter and both are output throughout the building on the existing coax wiring. In those individual units where Internet access is wanted, a ComponexX wall plate outlet perfectly replaces the existing DBS or CATV wall plate in each room and a residential Internet switch unit is installed in the unit's wiring closet delivering a high capacity Internet signal of up to 10Mb/s to each unit. In the new wall outlet for each room, the two signals, TV and data are separated and both a computer and TV can be connected to their respective plug-in outlets.

The single connection point allows the building owner to select and change high speed Internet broadband service providers at their discretion. The system is easy to install, virtually maintenance free and highly reliable through passive construction.

About ComponexX:
ComponexX specialized in reliable, efficient and less expensive manufacturing of electronic components and accessories for the Structural wire, Data, Video, Satellite and Cable TV industries. With persistent efforts for over 8 years, ComponexX has established a worldwide reputation for top quality, competitive price and excellent service. ComponexX not only produces its own line, but also accepts OEM and ODM projects, including printing and packaging for the retail markets, including programs to aid in product design and development. Manufacturing capabilities includes sheet metal, plastic injection moldings, metal injection moldings, or a combination of these materials, including complete electronic and mechanical assemblies, electrical testing and packing. Special care is given to material analysis, pricing, specifications tooling and sampling. Systematic QC measures are applied during the production and shipping of finished goods to best meet our customer's requirements, while assuring fast delivery.

ComponexX offers a complete line of:

- Digital wiring infrastructure components from 5 MHz to 3 GHz
- Data and video combiners from 5-2400 MHz: CFU-1 Combining filter units for 4 apartments, CFS- Outlet wall outlet for TV and Data, DTS- Outlet Digital wall outlet for TV and ITO- Intermediate TV outlet
- Commercial Grade Satellite High Frequency Digital Components 5 – 3000 MHZ: Splitters, Taps, Diplexers, Amplifiers, Multi-switches, Power inserters, Attenuators,
Voltage blocks and Grounding blocks
- Commercial Grade Cable TV Digital Components 5—1000 MHZ: Digital splitters, Directional couplers, Outdoor trunk line passives, Digital amplifiers, Fixed value equalizers, Attenuators, Voltage blocks and Terminators
- Accessories: Connectors RG-6, RG-59, Hard-line connectors, Wall plates, Coaxial cable, Installation tools, Telephone and data jacks and all components for coaxial and data infrastructure installations

If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Eddie Diaz, please call Michael Sherman at 662-893-8360 or send an email to msadvertising @ aol.com. or Eddie Diaz at 954-572-8229 or send an email to edwindiaz @ componexx.com.

Media Contact:
Michael Sherman
Tel. 662-893-8360
Cell Phone: 901-351-9861

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July 05, 2021

NovAtel Inc. Launches New Sub-Branding Program

NovAtel Inc. (NASDAQ:NGPS), a precise positioning technology company, announced today the launch of its NovAtel OnBoard co-operative branding program. Aimed at integrators and dealers, the NovAtel OnBoard logo and word mark will be used to identify end-user products utilizing NovAtel's GPS and augmentation system components. This program is an industry first for a GPS component supplier.

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) July 11, 2021 -- NovAtel Inc. (NASDAQ:NGPS), a precise positioning technology company, announced today the launch of its NovAtel OnBoard co-operative branding program. Aimed at integrators and dealers, the NovAtel OnBoard logo and word mark will be used to identify end-user products utilizing NovAtel's GPS and augmentation system components. This program is an industry first for a GPS component supplier.

The core benefit of this program for NovAtel customers is that they can differentiate their products and take advantage of all of the attributes associated with NovAtel technology - high performance, accuracy, and reliability. The importance of this program for NovAtel is that the Company can highlight the key role its technology plays in many positioning systems around the globe.

According to Farlin Halsey, VP Marketing for NovAtel, "The NovAtel OnBoard Program is a core element of NovAtel's worldwide marketing efforts. We have already seen some early adopters of this program, and are anticipating seeing the NovAtel OnBoard logo on product packaging, print ads, displays, and corporate web sites of several of our customers."

For more information on the NovAtel OnBoard program, see the Company's web site at www.novatel.com.

About NovAtel Inc.

NovAtel designs, markets and sells high-precision GPS and other positioning components and sub-systems used in a wide variety of commercial applications principally in the aviation, geomatics (surveying and mapping), mining, precision agriculture, marine and defence industries. NovAtel's solutions combine hardware, such as receivers and antennas, with software to enable its customers to fully integrate the Company's high-precision GPS technology into their respective products and systems. The Company is focused on supplying core high-precision positioning technology to OEMs and system integrators who build systems for various end market applications. For more information, visit www.novatel.com.

Certain statements in this news release, including those about the Company's future plans and intentions, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on management's current expectations regarding NovAtel's future business prospects and opportunities. Wherever possible, words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "may", "could", "will", "potential", "intend", "estimate", "should", "plan", "predict" or the negative or other variations of these words, or similar words or phrases, have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including certification and market acceptance of NovAtel's new products, impact and timing of large orders, pricing pressures in the market and other competitive factors, maintaining technological leadership, and other factors described in our Form 20-F and other SEC filings, many of which are beyond the control of NovAtel. These factors should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and NovAtel assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

Contact: Farlin Halsey (403) 295-4970
Investor Contact: Sonia Ross (403) 295-4532

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Royal Aromatics, Manufacturers of Creative Fragrances, Announces Managerial Changes and Ongoing Re-structuring

Neptunes, N.J. (PRWEB) July 5, 2021 -- As part of its ongoing re-structuring efforts and expansion plans, Royal Aromatics is proud to announce the following additions/promotions to its sales and marketing team.

* James (Jim) Ficher joins Royal Aromatics as Vice-President of Sales. Prior to joining Royal, Jim worked as a Senior Account Manager for J. Manheimer (A Division of Mastertaste)as well as a Group Leader/International R&D; for Alberto Culver Corp. Jim will be based in Chicago, ILL.

* Erin E. Collins joins Royal Aromatics as Director of Marketing and Sales Service. Prior to joining Royal, Erin was a Key Account Consultant with Apple Sports, Inc. in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Erin will be based at Royal Aromatics Corporate headquarters in Neptune N.J.

* Robert (Bob) Hindman has been promoted to Executive Vice-President, Global Director of Sales. Prior to joining Royal Aromatics, Bob was Director of Sales for Orchidia Fragrances (a division of Flavorchem). Bob is also based in Chicago.

In April this year, Royal Aromatics Inc. purchased Aromatic International LLC. to strengthen its positon in the growing natural/organic personal care fragrance area.

Anthony Caputo, Founder/CEO
Jack Corley, President

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Amby Baby Responds to Parent Feedback – New Product Enhancements to Amby Baby Motion Bed Announced

Amby Baby announces product enhancements made to Amby Baby’s Motion Bed based on positive parent feedback. Amby Baby is dedicated to helping newborns sleep safely and soundly while alleviating the symptoms of colicky babies and of babies with acid reflux.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 5, 2021 -- Amby Baby™ is proud to announce that in response to positive customer feedback and upon the suggestions of parents, Amby Baby has successfully developed and is proud to introduce product enhancements to its Amby Motion Bed. These improvements are part of Amby Baby’s ongoing, unparallel commitment to fully satisfying its customers and contributing to the well-being of parents and babies by helping newborns sleep and in alleviating the symptoms of colicky babies and of babies with acid reflux.

These improvements, which are available to new and existing customers of Amby Baby, include the following:
1. Amby Baby is providing two nylon washers to be placed around the nut and bolt assembly of its Motion Bed.
2. Amby Baby is providing two rubber strips to be used on the spring ends of its Motion Bed, while shortening the spring tips by 2.5 centimeters.
3. Amby Baby has introduced a spring cover which is to be securely tightened at the bottom of the Spring on its Motion Bed.
4. Lastly, Amby Baby has successfully developed a heavier spring that is rated to 40lbs and will replace our previously recommended “two springs” for heavier babies. If you have two springs currently, please e-mail Amby Baby at e-mail protected from spam bots or call 952-974-5100 and Amby Baby will assist you in installing the new spring.

Amby Baby recommends these new product enhancements for all its customers. Instructions can be found on at http://www.ambybaby.com under “instructions and adjustments."

Amby Baby reminds customers that for optimal performance, safety and satisfaction, read instructions before using its products, and encourages customers with questions regarding assembly or use to please e-mail Amby Baby at e-mail protected from spam bots or call 952-974-5100.

Craig Patnode, Amby Baby CEO, adds “Amby Baby is devoted to creating products that increase the well-being of babies around the world. Few companies, if any, enjoy the customer loyalty and level of customer satisfaction that Amby Baby does. We at Amby Baby work hard to maintain our customers’ loyalty and the unrivaled reputation of our products. To this end, Amby Baby welcomes all customer feedback and is always open to exploring new ways in which it can help parents and babies.”

Further, “as a small company, Amby Baby prides itself on being able to communicate and respond to its customers. Amby Baby is thankful for all the positive and supportive letters and e-mails that it receives daily from parents of babies who are sleeping soundly thanks to our Motion Bed. If you have any questions or comments regarding these new Amby Baby product enhancements or would like information on the Amby Baby Motion Bed please call 952-974-5100 or e-mail e-mail protected from spam bots.”

PDF Instruction Downloads available on the http://www.AmbyBaby.com website include:
* Spring Cover Assembly Instructions
* Protect the Spring Assembly Instructions
* Nylon Washer Assembly Instructions

Note - For customers who purchased the Amby Baby Hammock before May 11, 2022 and would like these enhancements, please send an E-MAIL only to e-mail protected from spam bots. Please include the Amby Baby hammock color and your current address.

Contact:
Customer Support
AmbyBaby
Tel: 952-974-5100
E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots
http://www.ambybaby.com

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Formglas Goes With ETO ERP Encompix

Formglas recently joined the fraternity of Engineer-to-Order/ project-based manufacturing companies by going with ETO ERP Encompix

(PRWEB) July 5, 2021 -- Formglas, Inc. (www.formglas.com) recently joined the fraternity of Engineer-to-Order/project-based manufacturing companies. Formglas placed an initial order for 20 seats of Encompix with implementation and support services. Formglas, located in Toronto has 4 operating divisions. The primary division (commercial construction) provides custom gypsum-based products to the construction industry. The gypsum products are used in place of heavier, more expensive, more flammable materials like wood. Formglas specializes in providing ornamental ceiling and wall fixtures to the Casino and cruise ship industries. Their other divisions are architectural, fireplace and CNC Pattern.

A typical project for them begins with a quotation to provide a certain amount of a product that has been designed by an architect to a customer building a large facility. Formglas provides a quotation in number of pieces and feet using several custom dimensions. They make a pattern (mold) to use in the production of the final product. Formglas is like many of mold makers in their system requirements. Once the patterns are complete the company makes a recipe of gypsum or glass and then manually presses the gypsum into the pattern. The gypsum dries, is finished, (painted, sanded, etc) and then stored for shipment to the job site. The shipments and production schedule are timed in accordance with the project site build schedule.

The company was using a custom developed job tracking system and AccPac accounting. The company tried to implement Made2Manage ERP three years ago, but failed when they realized how project-oriented they were, rarely making the same item twice.

Atul Swarup, the VP of Finance, was the driving force behind the system, leading the charge to allow for a new culture to develop in the company. The competitors for this account were Lilly (Infor), Epicor (Vantage), Navision, and Made2Manage. Atul spoke to five Encompix reference accounts including a visit to Weber Manufacturing in Midland, Ontario.

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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.

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

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July 04, 2021

Denver Management Advisors Named "Top 50 Minority Owned Company"

Denver Management Advisors has been named a "Top 50 Minority Owned Company" for the second year in a row by ColoradoBiz Magazine.

(PRWEB) July 2, 2021 -- Denver Management Advisors has been named a "Top 50 Minority Owned Company" for the second year in a row by ColoradoBiz Magazine. Denver Management Advisors was formed in 2001 by insurance industry experts who traded in stable corporate careers for a chance to work with one of the fastest growing health care and executive compensation consulting firms in the Rocky Mountains. Denver Management Advisors takes the management of corporate health and other employee benefit plans above and beyond the traditional consulting firm. With a team of nurses and doctors, Denver Management Advisors oversees the claim paying process internally to assure accurate billing and managment of care. This approach has resulted in substantial savings for clients over the years. Denver Managment Advisors has clients in over 40 states and specializes in employer groups with over 100 lives.

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July 01, 2021

Hi Quality and Professional Video Transfer Service from Tape to DVD or Streaming Media.

Camcorder tapes only last so long and deteriorate and may not play well over time, we make sure your beloved movies get on DVD at the highest quality possible.

(PRWEB) July 1, 2021 -- Hollywood Graphics Videography, a high-quality, ever-expanding and professional Videography Services Company is announcing today its Video Transfer service. Holding onto all those VHS and other camcorder tapes is a difficult task for any family or business, not to mention that in a very short period of time, those tapes will deteriorate to the extent that diminished quality will make for difficult viewing. In order to avoid this, Hollywood Graphics Videography will transfer your important camcorder tapes to DVD and ensure it is of the utmost quality. We can transfer VHS, HI-8, MiniDV, Digital 8 and 8mm and have the expertise, equipment and knowledge to perform a high quality job with extremely competitive prices all in a short turnaround time. However, our work does not stop there -- we can also put your video on the Internet so family and friends can view these videos on a computer no matter where they are.

You will not be disappointed with the friendship we will create nor the end product that you will receive from Hollywood Graphics Videography. This new service we are providing has become so popular that we are investing in additional quality equipment to ensure you received exactly what was promised.

Hollywood Graphics Videography has been producing corporate, school and wedding videos since 1996. Staying current with technology and the ever-changing quality that DVD videos require, Hollywood Graphics Videography exceeds the expectations of so many while making certain that the product we deliver to you will be something enjoyable to watch and share with your family for many years to come.

For any other questions or contact information, please visit our website at http://www.hollywoodgraphics.net or call us at 281.433.0430.

We look forward to serving you and exceeding your expectations.

Hollywood Graphics Videography
“Binging the Art of Hollywood into your Living Room”

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Datacraft Solutions Leads in e-kanban Marketshare

e-kanban Marketshare is the newest technology in controlling Manufacturing functions. Datacraft Solutions leads the field.

(PRWEB) July 1, 2021 -- 1000% growth in e-kanban services in the past twelve months has North Carolina-based Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) poised to capture significant percentage of lean manufacturing organizations business.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions, “We have seen explosive growth from major manufacturing enterprises with Lean initiatives. From Wiremold to dj Orthopedics to KOYO to Outokumpu, our e-kanban system, Signum, is being used throughout North America.”

Fax Kanban is not Efficient and not Lean
At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stockout which will negatively impact customer service levels.

Bayer noted, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The leader in e-kanban is Datacraft Solutions. With more than 1000% growth in the past twelve months, Datacraft Solutions anticipates a continued rate of growth throughout 2008.

Datacraft Solutions
www.datacraftsolutions.com
Sam Bayer
e-mail protected from spam bots
919-667-9804

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ENERFAB Goes Live With ETO ERP Encompix In Just Three Months

In Just Three Months Time Enerfab is up and running their new ETO ERP system from Encompix

(PRWEB) July 1, 2021 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design and build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.

After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix, the nation’s leading ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) System. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “This ENERFAB implementation is indicative of the type of efficiency process many ETO manufacturers are completing to stay competitive in a global economy.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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Powerful New Way to Process Data: PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard

Digital Dashboard is a powerful new way to process data, making it easier for staff a straightforward way to access business information without training.

(PRWEB) July 1, 2021 -- PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is a powerful new way to process 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 Tool, 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 red,” 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 makers 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 effort.

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.

Pronto North America
www.prontoerp.com
Tom Verzi
952-942-5858

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Dielectric Polymers is Authorized Small Quantity Distributor of INTEGRAL* Adhesive Films from Dow

Tape manufacturer adds non-tacky adhesive films that offer design flexibility, ease of use and a variety of performance properties to product line.

Holyoke, MA (PRWEB) July 1, 2021 -- Dielectric Polymers, Inc., a manufacturer of pressure sensitive tapes and films, has complemented its line of adhesive products with the addition of six heat activated dry films. The Dow Chemical Company, based in Midland, MI, has selected Dielectric Polymers as its distributor of INTEGRAL Adhesive Films for small quantity sales in North America based on the Company’s converting capabilities and responsiveness in the marketplace.

INTEGRAL Adhesive Films are dry, non-tacky adhesive films that are activated by a combination of heat and pressure. These films can be activated through lamination including hot roll, belt, flame, calender and sheet processes. Continuous and piece molding operations are also used to apply the adhesive to various substrates.

INTEGRAL Adhesive Films offer end users performance properties such as U.V. and chemical resistance, dimensional stability, barrier properties, scratch and puncture resistance as well as strength and toughness. These heat activated dry films offer easy storage and handling in addition to design flexibility.

Dielectric Polymers carries INTEGRAL Adhesive Films in various colors and thicknesses with a variety of activation temperatures to meet specific application needs:

·INTEGRAL 801 provides adhesion at low temperatures for bonding temperature sensitive substrates such as synthetic fabrics. It is also used in refrigerator liners and as a protective film for scratch resistance. This adhesive film has FDA compliance for specific direct food applications.
·INTEGRAL 709, 821 and 933 are intermediate temperature activation films used for specialty automotive applications, as an overlay for upgrading photographs and for automotive interior trim applications, respectively.
·INTEGRAL 835 and E100 are high temperature activation films designed for bonding dissimilar substrates. INTEGRAL 835 is used in medical tape applications while E100 is used in automotive headliner lamination and bonding sound dampening materials in door panels.

Dielectric Polymers produces transfer adhesives, double coated tapes and self-wound film tapes for automotive, aerospace, electronics, graphic arts, wireless communications, biotechnology and other industrial markets.

For more information regarding the INTEGRAL Adhesive Film line offered by Dielectric Polymers, please contact Debbie Ernst at 800-628-9007, 413-532-3288 or send inquiries to e-mail protected from spam bots. Or you can visit the Company’s web site at http://www.dipoly.com.

For product recommendations regarding substrate adhesion or INTEGRAL technical data sheets, please click on www.dowplastics.com

*Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company

For editorial information:
Debbie Ernst
Dielectric Polymers, Inc.
218 Race Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
(800) 628-9007

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Empee Sugar & Chemicals Limited To Double Its Turnover In 2005-06

Empee Sugars & Chemicals Ltd. (ESCL), part of the Empee group, has reported a turnover of Rs. 62.08 crore and an operating profit (OPBID) of Rs. 11.36 crore, for the year ended March 2005, as against a turnover of Rs 55.90 crore and operating profit (OPBID) of Rs 4.69 for the financial year 2003-04

Chennai (PRWEB) July 1, 2021 -- Empee Sugars & Chemicals Ltd. (ESCL), part of the Empee group, has reported a turnover of Rs. 62.08 crore and an operating profit (OPBID) of Rs. 11.36 crore, for the year ended March 2005, as against a turnover of Rs 55.90 crore and operating profit (OPBID) of Rs 4.69 for the financial year 2003-04. The company will not have any Term loans dues during the current financial year. Hence the existing asset base will be adequate to leverage its expansion plans. The company had started importing raw sugar under the advance licensing scheme and close to 25,000 tonnes of raw sugar has been imported and converted into white sugar. The total allotment of import of raw sugar allotted to ESCL is 70,000 tonnes.

In the current fiscal, ESCL plans to increase its sugar production to 3.80 lakh tonnes as compared to 2.38 lakh tonnes produced in 2004 - 05. The company has a total command area of 50,000 acres, out of which 10,000 acres are under cultivation, with assured irrigation facility. Further, ESCL would import 40,000 tonnes of raw sugar, as per the balance quota allotted to the company under advance licensing scheme. The Industrial Alcohol Production of the company will also be increased from 30 KL per day to 60 KL per day, by the end of the current fiscal. Based on this and the demand in the market for processed sugar and Industrial Alcoholic Products (IAP), the company has projected doubling up its turnover for the year ending March 2006.

Commenting on the future for ESCL and the Sugar Industry, Mr. R. Chandra Mohan, Sr. Vice President, Empee Sugars & Chemicals Ltd., said, “Shortage in sugar supply for two consecutive years has been an inventory feeding phenomenon, which is likely to continue in the ensuing crushing season. This will eventually lead to a dip in inventory position to 20% of conception in 2005-06, compared as high of 69% in 2002-03. The ensuing season will see a deficit of about 2 million tonnes of sugar in demand and supply. With the gap in demand and supply and depletion of stock level, domestic sugar price is bound to firm up. Global deficit of sugar for two consecutive years, coupled with Brazil using 50% of sugarcane for direct production of ethanol will further deplete the sugar stock globally”. He further added, “Empee Sugar has consistently put its effort to improve capacity utilisation by import of raw sugar and expansion of sugar cultivation areas. With the demand for Sugar and Industrial Alcohol Products on the raise, we look forward to a great year ahead”.

ESCL also plans to set up a 20 MW cogeneration plant, with an investment outlay of Rs. 80 crore, at its sugar unit at Nayudupet, Andhra Pradesh, which would be operational in the financial year 2005 - 06. 10% of the power produced would be used for internal consumption and the balance would be fed into the grid through sale to the Electricity Boards under the PPA.

Speaking on the financial performance of the company and the future, Mr. P.K. Das, Vice President - Finance & Company Secretary, said, “The year that passed was very positive for Empee Sugars and Chemicals; we were able to arrive at settlements with financial institutions. The company has turned around and will not have any term loan dues in the current financial year and hence the existing asset base will be leveraged for future expansion plans. The company’s all-round efforts to improve turnover and profitability, by improving capacity utilisation, improvement in efficiency parameters and cost optimisation, have borne fruit. The company has advanced licence to import 70,000 MT of raw sugar and will import and process 40000 MT of raw sugar and plans to expand the cane cultivation area to 25000 acres by the end of the ensuing year. This will significantly add up to the turnover and profit. ESCL envisages to double its turnover and expects a net profit of Rs 15 crore in the ensuing crushing season.”

The total cane crushed in 2004-05 was 2.5 lakh Tonnes. The company expects to crush 4 lakh tonnes by the end of sugar season of 2005-06. The Nayudupet unit has delivered higher crushing, recovery and sugar production, the average recovery having improved substantially in the last financial year

In addition, the biotechnology division of the company also produces bio-fertilizer that is sold to the farmers at subsidised rates, to encourage sugarcane farming.

Note to the editors:
Empee Sugars & Chemical Ltd. (ESCL), part of the Empee Group of Companies, was incorporated in 1991. The present share capital of the company is Rs.4197.29 lakh divided into 419.73 lakh equity shares of Rs.10/- each. The Company has state of art sugar manufacturing plant in Nayudupet, Andhra Pradesh. The unit has a capacity of crushing 2800 tonnes per day. The company has a command area of 50,000 acres under assured irrigation facility. The company also has an industrial alcohol unit with a capacity of 30 KL spirit per day. Biotechnology division of the company produces bio-fertilizer and is sold to the farming community at subsidised rate to encourage farming of sugarcane.

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Primary Flow Signal, Inc. Announces Acquisition of PRC Flow Measurement and Control, Inc.

Primary Flow Signal is a leading resource and original equipment manufacturer of cross-market flow primaries, secondary instrumentation, valves and instrument manifolds.

Cranston, RI (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) June 30, 2021 -- Primary Flow Signal, Inc. (PFS) and the PFS family of companies are pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition by PFS of the assets of PRC Flow Measurement & Control, Inc. of Tulsa OK, a leading resource for ASME flow nozzles, ASME PTC-6 test sections, Orifice plate meter tubes and related technologies serving major engineering, construction and power cooperatives nationwide.

Primary Flow Signal, Inc. is a leading resource and original equipment manufacturer of high accuracy, high reliability flow primaries, secondary instrumentation, valves and instrument manifolds for a range of markets principally including municipal water and wastewater, industrial and power, oil & gas, and automotive for over a quarter of a century.

Headquartered in Rhode Island, USA, the company maintains facilities in Tulsa Oklahoma, Altus, Oklahoma, Edmonton, Alberta, Warwick and Cranston Rhode Island.

The acquisition of PRC Flow Measurement & Control, Inc. is part of the continued mission of the PFS family of companies to better serve their clients by providing unparalleled solutions for flow metering needs and challenges.

Mr. Kevin J. Cox, Vice President of PRC Flow Measurement & Control, Inc. has joined the Primary Flow Signal, Inc. team in the capacity of Sales Manager of our industrial products group located in Tulsa, OK.

Mr. Cox brings a wealth of expertise, experience and enthusiasm to his new position with our organization, and will continue to serve the growing list of clients that have come to rely on the reliable, high quality and cost effective differential pressure type flow primaries for which he has earned his reputation, as well as the considerable product range, technical expertise and excellence, and engineering and manufacturing capabilities of Primary Flow Signal, Inc.

"We are extraordinarily excited given the synergies we will enjoy with the acquisition, and especially given the contribution we are confident Mr. Cox will make to the continuing success and growth of the Primary Flow Signal, Inc. family of companies, and the valued clientele upon whom we depend for our future," explained Dezi G. Halmi, Executive Vice President at PFS.

For further information please contact Mr. Cox at:
Kevin J. Cox
Sales Manager
PFS Industrial Products Group
7136 South Yale, Suite 300
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136 USA
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