May 18, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Visidot Boosts Production at Ford Using Unique Chassis Identification AIDC System

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PRONTO North America ERP Increases Productivity Through Digital Dashboard

PRONTO North America ERP Increases Productivity through Digital Dashboard

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

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

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

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

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

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May 17, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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April 21, 2022

Small Manufacturers Approve Leasing Manufacturing Software

Small Manufacturers Approve Leasing Manufacturing Software

(PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

The EZ MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included is a physical inventory function and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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Small Manufacturers Leasing E-Z-MRP Leading Manufacturing Software

E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

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

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

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

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

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

The EZ MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included is a physical inventory function and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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March 11, 2022

Encompix Helps Furniture and Cabinet Maker to Thrive in ETO Environment

PRWEB) March 11, 2022 -- Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. Systematix has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.

Ergonomic work cells using a variety of fastening tooling (staplers, brad nailers, and stakers) assist the operator in assembling furniture components such as drawers and cabinet doors. Feed through devices enable the manufacturer to increase productivity while combining processes. Auto-sizing and clamping minimize changeover and setup time.

Systematix provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that Systematix face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

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

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

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March 10, 2022

Canadian Furniture and Cabinet Maker Builds with ERP Leader Encompix

Canadian Furniture and Cabinet Maker Builds with ERP Leader Encompix

(PRWEB) March 10, 2022 -- Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. Systematix has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.

Ergonomic work cells using a variety of fastening tooling (staplers, brad nailers, and stakers) assist the operator in assembling furniture components such as drawers and cabinet doors. Feed through devices enable the manufacturer to increase productivity while combining processes. Auto-sizing and clamping minimize changeover and setup time.

Systematix provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that Systematix face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

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

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

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March 07, 2022

Engineer-to-Order ERP Leader Encompix and ISO-9001 Criteria Met for Automotive Inspection System

Engineer-to-Order ERP Leader Encompix and ISO-9001 Criteria Met for Automotive Inspection System

(PRWEB) March 7, 2022 -- Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. Systematix has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.

Assembly, test, and inspection systems are specifically designed within ISO-9001 criteria for the automotive industry to meet their tough requirements. Various applications from stand alone cells to multi-station assembly lines are key elements in the Systematix automotive automation.

Systematix provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that Systematix face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

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

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

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March 04, 2022

Canadian Optical Character Recognition Firm Selects Encompix ETO/ERP

(PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- SYSTEMATIX INC. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. SYSTEMATIX has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.

Custom designed optics and lighting configurations are used for non-contact quality inspection, measurement, pattern matching and machine guidance. Typical applications include presence/absence inspection, gauging, optical character recognition, color verification and robot guidance.

SYSTEMATIX provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that SYSTEMATIX face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

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

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

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March 03, 2022

Machine Vision System Sees Clear Value of Encompix Engineer-to-Order ERP

PRWEB) March 3, 2022 -- Systematix INC. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. Systematix has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.

Custom designed optics and lighting configurations are used for non-contact quality inspection, measurement, pattern matching and machine guidance. Typical applications include presence/absence inspection, gauging, optical character recognition, color verification and robot guidance.

Systematix provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that Systematix face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

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

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

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

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

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March 02, 2022

Inpro/Seal Expands Sealing System Product Line for Powder and Bulk Applications

Articulating Seal that Handles Shaft Misalignment to Keep Equipment Running Longer
Inpro/Seal has introduced their Articulating Air Mizer™-, PS a sealing system developed to positively seal equipment where dry particulates, powders and bulk solids are handled, processed, packaged and stored. Once installed, the system helps contain powders, abrasives, liquids and toxic vapors. In addition, it handles extreme shaft misalignment and deflection, common in these kinds of applications to provide a seal that traditional methods simply cannot attain. A unique design feature uses a solid wall of air that functions as a barrier for contamination and works to retain product where it should be - in the equipment. The highest levels of performance are assured by virtue of an inherent non-contact design feature that avoids direct egress of the particulate material.

Rock Island, IL (PRWEB) March 2, 2022 -- Building on the ongoing success of their ability to positively seal equipment in dry powder and bulk process applications, Inpro/Seal has introduced their Articulating Air Mizer™-, PS sealing system.

Two Sealing Solutions
With this system Inpro/Seal now offers two sealing solutions for the containment of powders, abrasives, liquids and toxic vapors: the Air Mizer™-PS and the Articulating Air Mizer™- PS, a sealing system with upgraded design features.

Both were developed for use on equipment where dry particulates, powders and bulk solids are handled, processed, packaged and stored. Examples include: screw conveyors, gate valves, feeders, mixers, blenders, gates, clinker grinders, bucket elevators, diverters, scales, bagging machines, dust collectors, discharges, classifiers, screens, extruders, separators, shredders, sifters, metal detectors, pulverizers, crushers, coolers, augers, transfer pumps, fillers and similar dry powder and bulk processing machinery.

Result Of Continuous R & D
The result of direct customer request, input and feedback, continuous R&D; and extensive field testing and trials, the Articulated Air Mizer-PS has all the features of the original Air Mizer™-PS and adds the ability to handle extreme shaft misalignment and deflection, common in these kinds of applications to provide a seal that traditional methods simply cannot attain.

Ineffective Sealing Methods
Before the advent of the Articulated Air Mizer-PS end users had to deal with sealing methods that did not last because of shaft runout. Mechanical seals work on a contact basis and are subject to excess wear on the seal faces as they make contact. Seal faces have been known to wear out in as little as 3,000 hours.

Fibrous packings are also subject to wear and short lifetimes from runout where packing in the stuffing boxes compress and create a leak path. Packing can soften to the point where powder can leak to the outside, causing environmental problems. Tightening may renew the seal, but only for a relatively short period of time.

Successful Product At Heart Of Air Miser Seal
To counter, Inpro/Seal took their bearing isolator, a compound labyrinth bearing protection device, that they invented (and patented) in 1977 and modified it for use with dry particulates, powders and bulk solids.

A major innovation includes a unique design feature that uses a solid wall of air that functions as a barrier for contamination and works to retain product where it should be - in the equipment. The highest levels of performance are assured by virtue of an inherent non-contact design feature that avoids direct egress of the particulate material.

Latest In Non-Contact Technology
According to David C. Orlowski, President of Inpro/Seal and the holder of some 40 related patents, “Realizing the importance of what production continuity and what lost product can mean to the bottom line, several years ago, we introduced our Air Mizer Sealing System. This system has proven to help end users boost equipment reliability, reduce costs, extend sealing efficiencies and increase bottom line results, without equipment modification.”

Orlowski continued, “As time went on, more and more end users came to us with the same need. Beside the other problems they were having with contact seals, shaft deflection, run-out and misalignment was also causing seal faces to wear out and equipment to break down on a too rapid basis. Angular misalignment and mounting conditions, in particular, were hard to deal with.”

Orlowski concluded, “To solve this problem, working closely with our customers, our R & D people developed the Articulating Air Mizer™-PS, a sealing system that uses the latest in non-contacting technology with an air purge that accepts radial and angular shaft runout up to ¼”. Shaft diameters from ½ in - 36 in. No other sealing mechanism can do this.”-

No Equipment Modification, Easy to Install
The Articulating Air Mizer™-PS, sealing system is custom-engineered to suit individual applications. It is easy to install as it conforms to existing clearances, boltholes and patterns for bearings and/or stuffing boxes. Split designs allow for installation directly on the shaft without removal.

More Benefits
Additional benefits include: lower maintenance costs, reduction in lost product, unscheduled downtime virtually eliminated and meet regulatory needs. As with all other Inpro/Seal products same day shipping is available.

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, packing and storage 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.

Spreadsheets
Interactive spreadsheets that calculate ROI, Contact Seal Energy Consumption and other costs are available at www.bearingisolators.com

Signoff
For more information on the Articulating Air Mizer™-PS sealing system, 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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February 28, 2022

Phoseon Technology Teams with Spectra to Exploit Solid State UV Curing in the UV Ink Jet Market

Phoseon Technology announced today that they had entered into a technology evaluation and development agreement with Spectra to exploit solid state UV light sources for the industrial printing market.The purpose of this agreement is to provide a framework for the both parties to proceed in their mutual course of analysis and due diligence, with the goal of assessing market viability and forging a continued relationship in the form of a supply agreement.

Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- Phoseon Technology announced today that they had entered into a technology evaluation and development agreement with Spectra to exploit solid state UV light sources for the industrial printing market.

Based in Lebanon, New Hampshire, Spectra is a leading developer and manufacturer of drop-on-demand (DOD) piezoelectric (PZT) ink jet heads for the printing of inks and deposition of fluids and materials, with a dominant position in the UV ink jet market.

The agreement allows both parties to explore the possibility of providing Phoseon’s patented solid state UV Light source technology to the UV ink jet market for curing in many potential forms, including: free-standing curing modules, bundled/coupled/co-packaged combinations of curing modules and PZT print heads, and fully integrated designs of PZT jets and curing modules.

The purpose of this agreement is to provide a framework for the both parties to proceed in their mutual course of analysis and due diligence, with the goal of assessing market viability and forging a continued relationship in the form of a supply agreement.

About Phoseon Technology Inc.
Phoseon Technology provides innovative optical solutions to production problems in inspection, curing, lithography and cleaning. At the core of our development lies a patent pending technology for efficient, flexible, scalable, high intensity light sources based on semiconductor technologies. Phoseon’s portfolio of products include the RX series of high performance solid state UV sources, the MX series of infrared inspection and measurement systems for silicon based structures, and the FX series of fluorescent inspection systems for organic materials. Phoseon is a privately held corporation founded in 2002

For further information, please contact:
Tom Molamphy
Phoseon Technology
14974 NW Greenbrier Parkway
Beaverton, OR 97006

Phone: (503) 439-6446
Fax: (503) 439-6408

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QSI Upgrades Electronics in the QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 Operator Interface Terminals

QSI Corporation upgrades electronics in the QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 operator interface terminals to Intel® XScale™ core platform, providing a substantial increase in performance.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- QSI Corporation is upgrading the electronics in their QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 rugged graphic operator interface terminals. Previous terminal hardware was based on a 92 MHz MIPS platform with 4 Mbytes of flash memory and 16 Mbytes of RAM. The new hardware for the QTERM-G75 operator interface terminals features a 400 MHz Intel® XScale™ core platform with 8 Mbytes of flash memory and 32 Mbytes RAM (standard terminals) or a 200 MHz Intel® XScale™ core platform with 8 Mbytes of flash memory and 16 Mbytes RAM (Power-over-Ethernet terminals). The new hardware for the QTERM-G70 operator interface terminals with TFT features a 200 MHz Intel® XScale™ core platform with 4 Mbytes of flash memory and 16 Mbytes RAM. The QTERM-G70 terminals with STN will be moving to a 200 MHz Intel® XScale™ core platform with 4 Mbytes of flash and 16 Mbytes of RAM later this year.

"The XScale™ platform provides a substantial increase in performance," said Ryan Martindale, QSI Engineer. “In particular, the VGA display update performance on the QTERM-G75 is significantly improved.” QSI benchmarks indicate that display update, font rendering and other CPU- intensive activities achieve a 2x to10x increase in performance (measured as time to complete the given task). The outer physical appearance and the functionality of the operator interface terminals will not change. The same interfaces and options are available, and existing Qlarity™ applications will run without modification. When production STN units using the new platform start shipping, the MIPS platform terminals will no longer be available.

The QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 intelligent graphic operator interface terminals are designed for today’s rugged industrial and vehicle environments. Featuring Ethernet-enabled color touch screens, these terminals use QSI’s object-based programming environment named Qlarity™. With Qlarity™, it has never been easier to design a human machine interface (HMI) for your application. Use pre-defined objects, edit existing objects or author your own. The QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 operator interface terminals can be customized for your application.

Product data sheets for the QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 operator interface terminals can be downloaded at http://www.qsicorp.com/datasheets.html. Graphic images of the QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 terminals can be downloaded from press.qsicorp.com. For more information contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770, Fax 801-466-8792, Email e-mail protected from spam bots, Web www.qsicorp.com or www.qlarity.com

About QSI Corporation
Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a manufacturer of rugged handheld and panel-mount operator interface (OI) terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle integrators. QSI’s human machine interface (HMI) products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified, and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. QSI’s vehicle products meet appropriate SAE specifications, such as J1455. 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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February 26, 2022

Robotic Work Cell Manufacturer Finds Encompix ETO ERP Solution

Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility.

(PRWEB) February 26, 2022 -- Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. Systematix has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.
The robotics division of Systematix utilizes six axis, SCARA and Cartesian robots in a wide variety of applications from automotive to medical. Typical uses include part handling between multiple machining centers and reducing the tooling needs by adding flexibility in robotic mounting.

Systematix provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that Systematix face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

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

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

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February 25, 2022

Canadian Based Systematix Choses ERP Leader Encompix for Engineer-to-Order Solution

PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. Systematix has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.

Systematix provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that Systematix face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

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

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

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February 23, 2022

New OmniCheck Monitoring System Provides Cost-Effective, Redundant Check on Temperature and Belt Speed in Electrovert Reflow Ovens

Speedline Technologies’ new OmniCheck monitoring system delivers a cost-effective, redundant check on process temperatures and conveyor belt speed for its Electrovert line of reflow ovens.

Franklin, MA (PRWEB) February 23, 2022 --Speedline Technologies’ new OmniCheck monitoring system delivers a cost-effective, redundant check on process temperatures and conveyor belt speed for its Electrovert line of reflow ovens.

The solution also provides both extensive data tracking and monitoring capabilities of the process parameters. The OmniCheck system is immediately available as an option on the new Electrovert OmniExcel® series ovens, or as an upgrade to existing, installed equipment, including the OmniFlo® series.

Configuration and use is easy and intuitive. Each recipe may be individually configured, and requires only a one-time set-up. Each time an assembly recipe is loaded into the system, the OmniCheck will also load and become operative.

Operators can specify alarms and set points to direct the system to take a specified action – audible alarm, hard stop, soft stop, or ignore – if any of the redundant thermocouples (TC’s) or the redundant conveyor speed exceeds the process band setting.

The system includes process temperature probe with a TC mounted within each heating and cooling zone. This TC will monitor the process temperatures and give an additional level of process monitoring with independent alarms and data logging. Conveyor speed is also independently monitored from the system conveyor speed control.

Operators may also enable the OmniExcel’s extensive data logging feature to capture redundant monitoring data for later review. This standard feature within all OmniExcel ovens will log all system set points, actual, and process data into a user specified file. For security, the entire system is password protected.

To maximize uptime, convenient RemoteTech™ software allows direct access to the all OmniExcel systems. Once access is allowed to the equipment, Speedline experts can view the operating equipment conditions in real time from the support center. This enables the support center to remotely diagnose and solve equipment and application problems, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Speedline Technologies officially introduced the new OmniCheck monitoring system at the APEX 2005 Expo, held February 22-24, 2005, in Anaheim, Calif. The system is available immediately from Speedline distributors and representatives. For additional information, contact Speedline Technologies at 1-508-520-0083 or visit http://www.speedlinetech.com

About Speedline Technologies
Speedline Technologies is the global leader in process knowledge and expertise for the PCB assembly and semiconductor industries. Based in Franklin, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the company markets five best-in-class brands — Accel microelectronics cleaning equipment; Camalot dispensing systems; Electrovert wave soldering, reflow soldering, and cleaning equipment; MPM stencil and screen printing systems; and Protect global services, support, and training solutions. Speedline was named as the “2005 Surface Mount Technology Company of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan.

For more information, visit us at http://www.speedlinetech.com, or contact us at:
· USA: Speedline Technologies, 16 Forge Park, Franklin, MA 02038 USA, Tel: 1-508-520-0083, Fax: 1-508-520-2288
· Europe: Speedline Technologies GmbH, Im Gefierth 14, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)6103/832-0, Fax: +49(0)6103/832-299
· Asia: Speedline Technologies Asia Pte Ltd, 150 Kampong Ampat, #05-08 KA Centre, Singapore 368324, Tel: 65-6286-6635, Fax: 65-6289-9411

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Cutting Equipment and Maintenance Costs With Invensys Foxboro CIP Sensors

Clean-in-place (CIP) procedures are widely used after each batch run in the food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical and chemical industries to prevent bacterial growth and contamination and to maintain the highest product quality.

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- A typical CIP process involves dissimilar solutions travelling through the vessels and pipework of the processing system in a deliberate and sequential manner. The change in conductivity at the interface of such fluids is a crucial measurement for the overall efficiency of the CIP process.

However, one of the biggest challenges to the CIP process comes at the sanitising stage when various ratios of acid, caustic and antibacterial agents are involved. Such non-binary solutions make it difficult for users to determine optimum concentrations and temperatures. The result is excess chemical and neutralisation costs, plus longer cleaning cycles.

For optimum return on investment (ROI), users need conductivity measurement equipment with the ability to consecutively and accurately measure conductivity by auto-switching between all applications with just one loop.

Invensys Foxboro 875EC analysers are the ideal solution. They can auto switch applications one of two ways: by using a set point for high or low conductivity, and by using a digital contact signal from a host such as a PLC.

Any combination of electrodeless conductivity or flow-through sensors (871FT or 871EC) together with either analyser (870ITEC or 875EC) provide rapid, accurate interface detection. These analysers have the largest number of chemical and temperature compensation curves available today.

The 871FT flow-through non-invasive electrodeless conductivity sensor can be vertically or horizontally adapted to any process by threaded or flanged end connections. It is available in line sizes from 0.5 to 4.0 inches and in a variety of construction materials to insure materials compatibility.

The 871EC invasive electrodeless sensor installation requires a minimum three inch diameter pipe (to avoid errors in conductivity readings due to wall effect) or it can be vessel mounted.

The 875EC is a microprocessor based, menu-driven AC powered analyser that provides a dual measurement indication and dual 4-20 mA isolated analogue outputs. This analyser offers an autoswitch feature that minimises the number of loops needed in a CIP application. Two independent configurable alarm relays can be utilised to activate diversion valves, alarms or diagnostics.

The 870ITEC is a microprocessor based two-wire intelligent transmitter that provides a measurement indication and a single 4-20 mA output. A menu-driven human interface guides the user through intuitive configuration, calibration and troubleshooting procedures.

About Invensys
Invensys is an automation, controls and process solutions Group working to create value for customers and investors. Our products, services, expertise and ongoing support enable intelligent systems to monitor and control processes in many different environments. The businesses within Invensys help customers in a variety of industries - including hydrocarbons, chemicals, oil and gas, power and utilities, rail, telecommunications, paper, food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceuticals and personal care - to perform with greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness.

Process Systems (IPS) provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimisation of plant operation in the process industries. APV specialises in process equipment engineered into systems and asset services for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and chemical clients. Eurotherm is a leading supplier of control and measurement instrumentation solutions and services to industrial and process customers. Rail Systems is a multinational leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety-related rail signalling and control systems. Climate Controls is a major provider of the components, systems and services used across the world to make commercial and residential environments safer, more comfortable and more efficient. Appliance Controls has the broadest system and component offering for the appliance industry worldwide.

The Invensys Group is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With 35,000 employees operating in 60 countries, Invensys helps customers to improve their performance and profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike.

I/A Series, Foxboro, Foxboro I/A Series, APV, Avantis, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, or affiliates. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

Press release and photo can be downloaded at: http://www.ballard.co.uk/press_releases/company_releases.aspx

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E-Z-MRP Provides Small Manufacturers a Problem-Solution Paradigm

Never have the challenges of small manufacturers been so clearly delineated as the new solution finder explanation at E-Z-MRP’s website, www.e-z-mrp.com

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- Never have the challenges of small manufacturers been so clearly delineated as the new solution finder explanation at E-Z-MRP’s website, www.e-z-mrp.com

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies in such fields as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. E-Z-MRP works just as well in job shop and build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations. The new E-Z-MRP system has now been completely rewritten using Microsoft’s Access Database Management System – a component of the popular Microsoft Office Suite – making it compatible with a wide variety of third-party products.

E-Z-MRP Product Features and Low-Cost, High-Value Pricing:
The E-Z-MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials, and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included: a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders, and a recently added capacity planning module.

E-Z-MRP should be implemented immediately to ensure the integrity and timeliness of reporting for all areas of the manufacturing operation. New E-Z-MRP clients receive a national press release written and distributed by the leading Manufacturing PR firm, TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com)

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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DT Search & Designs Taps Revotech To Produce Next Generation Procducts

Leading Research, Development and Marketing Company Leverages Resources of Southern California Provider of Contract Manufacturing Services

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- DT Search and Designs, a leading developer of innovative new technologies, and Revotech, provider of design and contract manufacturing services, today announced a joint working relationship under which Revotech is manufacturing the DT Surge Repel™ according to DT Search and Design’s custom specifications.

Bill Junk, President of DT Search & Designs stated “Revotech has provided invaluable technical resources, guidance and support in bringing the DT SurgeRepel™ to market. Their expertise in design and manufacturing, as well as their patience has been an asset to our company.”

“Working with a leading innovator like DT Search is always an exciting opportunity for us,” said Steve Rochman, director of Revotech. “We’ve established ourselves as an innovative and responsive manufacturer, and they’re relying on our expertise to manufacture product to their specifications, as well as to provide design and development support as needed.”

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February 18, 2022

Breakthrough in Filling System Measurement and Performance from Invensys Foxboro

Dewsbury-based Mount Packaging is a world leader in the design and production of automated filling systems for liquid and paste manufacturers around the globe. Over the years the company has looked at a variety of different measurement systems in an effort to provide continuous quality enhancements for its customers. These have included volumetric piston filling, weigh scales and, more recently, Coriolis flow measurement technology. “We tried traditional Coriolis meters, but they did not deliver the repeatability we require,” said MD Kevin Beaumont. While conventional Coriolis meters were very accurate with steady flow in longer batches, they lacked responsivity to rapid flow changes during the course of short batches. Moreover, when used with viscous fluids such as paint, even small levels of gas in the liquid skewed readings. Now, however, the company has turned to the breakthrough CFT50 Coriolis flow meter from Invensys Foxboro

(PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- Developed in conjunction with Oxford University, it uses digital technology to keep the flowtubes in constant motion so that there is no loss of flow measurement during dynamic flow conditions.

Mount Packaging initially tested the CFT50 transmitter on a 1-1/2-inch (40 mm) flowtube with a nominal flow capacity of 900 lbs/min (6.8 kg/s). In this application, the CFT50 produces pulses that correlate with product weight, for example three pulses per ml of flowing liquid – and transmits these pulses to a PLC, which counts them and is programmed to actuate the shut-off valve when the target fill weight is achieved.

After a few trial runs, new flow profiles of the batch runs were collected. These demonstrated the new measurement potential that the company was able to achieve with the CFT50. “We learned to trust the meter, we adjusted our own equipment to improve performance and we are now getting excellent repeatability,” says Beaumont.

This consistency has also been proved in full-scale production. One customer achieved repeatability well below 0.1 % during 64 consecutive batch runs, at 4.2 seconds to fill 2.64 gallon (10 litre) cans, with a target weight of 30.95 lbs. (14.04kg).

“This technology has huge potential and we're looking forward to taking it out to all our customers. We weren't disappointed,” concluded Beaumont.

About Invensys
Invensys is an automation, controls and process solutions Group working to create value for customers and investors. Our products, services, expertise and ongoing support enable intelligent systems to monitor and control processes in many different environments. The businesses within Invensys help customers in a variety of industries - including hydrocarbons, chemicals, oil and gas, power and utilities, rail, telecommunications, paper, food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceuticals and personal care - to perform with greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness.

Process Systems (IPS) provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimisation of plant operation in the process industries. APV specialises in process equipment engineered into systems and asset services for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and chemical clients. Eurotherm is a leading supplier of control and measurement instrumentation solutions and services to industrial and process customers. Rail Systems is a multinational leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety-related rail signalling and control systems. Climate Controls is a major provider of the components, systems and services used across the world to make commercial and residential environments safer, more comfortable and more efficient. Appliance Controls has the broadest system and component offering for the appliance industry worldwide.

The Invensys Group is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With 35,000 employees operating in 60 countries, Invensys helps customers to improve their performance and profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike.

I/A Series, Foxboro, Foxboro I/A Series, APV, Avantis, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, or affiliates. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

Press release and photo can be downloaded at: http://www.ballard.co.uk/press_releases/company_releases.aspx

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February 16, 2022

New Self Cleaning Eco Filter System Produces Wealth of Benefits for Neville Chemical

Neville Chemical found that modernizing its resin filtration system enabled significant productivity gains, reduced waste, and eliminated a laborious task that was risky to workers’ health.

(PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -- When Neville Chemical Company opened its Anaheim, California plant in 1958, its major competitors in the hydrocarbon resin industry were domestic giants such as Eastman and Exxon. Today, with a strong lineup of Asian competitors, the market has become much more competitive, particularly for smaller manufacturers like Neville Chemical.

“With all of the competitive forces out there, productivity and safety are essential to our survival,” says Rob Lonergan, GM of Neville Chemical’s Anaheim plant.

A recognized leader in synthetic hydrocarbon resins and coumarone-indene resins, Neville Chemical determined that updating its resin filtration system with a state-of-the-art system on the finished goods line would improve productivity and reduce waste.

“The call to upgrade our filtration on the solid resin line was beneficial in several ways,” Lonergan says. “It not only enabled us to operate leaner through improved productivity and reduced waste, but also led us to vastly reduce the health and safety hazards that were present with our old system.”

Neville Chemical has used a variety of different systems for filtration of impurities from its finished products for many years. While filter bags performed well in removing impurities, the use of these bags was costly, required continual changing that interrupted production, was a difficult task for workers, and was also potentially hazardous.

All of those problems were completely eliminated when Neville Chemical replaced that bag system with a state-of-the-art self-cleaning Eco Filter® system from Russell Finex (www.russellfinex.com) of Pineville, North Carolina.

Neville Chemical’s bag filters in question were located on the molten resin line, where the material is heated to 400-500 degrees Fahrenheit in order to permit flow. After being filtered, it goes through a flaking process and becomes solidified and then packaged.

The combination of the heat and build-up of contaminants causes these bags to load up and decompose so they must be changed at regular intervals. “Unfortunately, those intervals require stopping product flow before a batch is complete,” Lonergan explains.

Manufactured by Russell Finex, the Eco filter is a self-cleaning system that integrates directly into the pipeline and completely eliminates the need to change bags. By means of a unique spiral wiper design, the filter element is kept continuously clean, which ensures optimum efficiency of filtration. The systems also has a unique Q-Tap valve that allows the sampling of freshly filtered material without interrupting production. This resulted in substantial savings of both downtime and labor.

Due to the heat and “stickiness” of the resin, changing bags had also been difficult, messy and potentially dangerous. “Each bag was about three feet long, and they became quite cumbersome when full. If the person changing the bags spilled, it could stick and possibly burn. The new system completely eliminates that risk,” says Lonergan.

“Too often the workers would have to muscle out the bags because they were sticky. So, to some extent the bag changing task was a back injury waiting to happen,” adds Lonergan. “Fortunately, we have not had any serious injuries in this area.”

Lonergan points out that his workers had to also be wary of other risks, such as potential respiratory risks due to heavy fumes from the product. Consequently, bag changers wore face shields, respirators and high temperature gloves.

The totally enclosed Eco Filter now protects the operators from harmful fumes and spillage.

“All of these potential risks have now been eliminated because of the new Russell Finex system,” says Lonergan.

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February 10, 2022

Metrofuser Selects Xcel Software

Hewlett Packard™ parts re-manufacturer and distributor Metrofuser LLC selects Xcel Software, Inc.™ to manage groundbreaking advancements in its business operations software.

Roselle, NJ (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- This implementation is the most dynamic yet in the field, and will provide ambitious IT solutions to Metrofuser’s national base of OEMs, service companies, and resellers.

“We’re thrilled to be working on this project,” said Xcel’s President, Joseph DiPilato. “Xcel’s ServiceWorks® product’s seamless integration with Microsoft’s Great Plains Accounting, combined with our years of experience in the field, make us the perfect fit to design and implement Metrofuser’s software objectives.”

“We look forward to working with Xcel on this, as well as other projects, that are in our development pipeline” said Will DeMuth, Metrofuser’s Vice President. “Xcel brings a tremendous amount of experience, enthusiasm and innovation.”

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

About Xcel Software Inc.
Since 1985, Xcel Software has designed, installed and supported business systems and the networks that they rely upon. With a proven track record in the Commercial, Education and Government sectors, Xcel is at the leading edge of the complex and ever changing information technology world. A pioneer in windows driven sales and service software, Xcel has applied its experience and knowledge to create professional business applications that help its clients, and partners, most effectively manage and process all aspects of their respective business information needs.

Visit http://www.xcelsoftware.com for more information

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On Demand Color Label Printing Now Available from Barcoding Inc

Barcoding Inc., a leading provider of supply chain technology to Fortune 500 manufacturing and logistics companies throughout North America, has created software to produces color labels on demand at a low cost.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Barcoding Inc., a leading provider of supply chain technology to Fortune 500 manufacturing and logistics companies throughout North America, has created software to produces color labels on demand at a low cost. In conjunction with a color label printer from VIPColor technologies, the turnkey system provides compliance with industry specific labeling requirements, such as color code bars and full color pictures.
The first application for Barcoding’s system has been VICS (Voluntary Inter-industry Compliance Standards) labelling for footwear and apparel. Manufacturers of footwear and apparel are required to label their products with color codes representing the products size, to improve recognition and reduce supply chain errors.

The software works with any relational database, and includes a web-based management portal. In a distributed environment where the purchaser of a product and the manufacturer could be on different continents, the management portal provides an easy way to deliver purchase order data and color pictures of the products. Once the information has been delivered to the manufacturer’s web site, the software stores the label specifications and pictures in a database, and then generates labels. In addition to labels, the software also produces a label transmission report to identify which lables go with each order.

The cost of color label printing in actual use has been comparable to the cost of traditional black and white label printing using a thermal transfer printer. “We are excited about the possibility of providing on-demand color printing to companies in many different industries. Anyone who has many SKU’s needs this solution to improve the recognition of their products and reduce the cost of label printing,” said Barcoding’s president Jay Steinmetz. “The bottom line is that a product is not a product until it has a label, and the quality of the label says a lot about the quality of the product.”

About Barcoding
Barcoding Inc helps business and government organizations deploy supply chain technology, including bar code scanners, wireless terminals, mobile computers, and RFID systems, in manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing operations. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Barcoding has North American offices in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, California, Colorado, Connecticut and Illinois. European sales and customer service are handled through an office in the Netherlands. Please visit http://www.barcoding.com/ for additional information.

About VIPColor
VIPColor Technologies is a leading-edge provider of innovative solutions for the production, management and utilization of package, product, promotion, logistic and location labels across industrial and retail supply chains. We enable onsite digital label printing for day-to-day operations. The company’s application focus is on networked, shop floor batch printing of sophisticated labels to meet mass customization and personalized packaging needs. Targeted at companies dissatisfied with the long lead-time and large print-run constraints dictated by current label delivery methods, VIPColor is dedicated to creating a new level of labeling value around packaging and identification activities. For more information, please visit http://www.vipcolor.com

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Vermont Company Develops Full-Size Ball Printer

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont has developed a printing machine that will print photo quality images on full size basketballs and footballs.

East Dorset VT (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Julian Joffe, founder and president of Pad Print Machinery of Vermont, announced today his company has added another breakthrough decorating innovation for their new XE Series of Pad Printing Machines. “We had a major manufacturer of basketballs and footballs approach us with a printing challenge,” said Joffe. “They asked us if we could design a machine that would accurately reproduce photo-quality images on their balls. And, they wanted a process that would accomplish the task with automated efficiency,” he continued. The size and shape of the balls presented some material handling challenges. “We engineered a system for them that prints 100 degrees over the curved surface of the balls and produces a color-rich lifelike photo reproduction,” added the animated Joffe.

Other recent Pad Print Machinery of Vermont decorating innovations include simultaneous front and back bottle printing and exact centering for marking corrective lens for the eyewear industry.

“I relish a challenge,” said Joffe. “I’m becoming more and more convinced there is no printing problem we can’t find a solution for. Our engineering team refuses to be stymied. They thrive on developing innovative solutions to the most complicated challenges. I’m very proud of them. They’re the best in the industry,” enthused Joffe.

This machine can be configured with a linear shuttle or a multi station conveyor depending on the volume. The linear shuttle can print about 400 parts per hour and a 12 ST over/under conveyor can print 1000 parts/hour.

“All of our XE machines feature servo controls that enable prodigious production,” said Jon Hale, COO, Pad Print Machinery of Vermont. Hale said another significant advantage of the XE Series is quick, simple modifications. “Operator training on the XE Series is easy, too,” explained Hale. “Its PC-based software allows management production monitoring and troubleshooting. Plus, with a 20-gigabyte hard drive, this Series is a real time-saver. It stores and can instantly recall an unlimited number of jobs and parameters. You get extremely quick and seamless changeover from one job to the next,” concluded Hale.

For more in depth details on the XE Series, please visit the newly enhanced and information-rich Pad Print Machinery of Vermont website at www.padprintmachinery.com.

About Pad Print Machinery of Vermont
Julian Joffe is the founder and president of Pad Print of Vermont. Although Joffe earned his degree in zoology, he had had a penchant for manufacturing as a result of the many hours he spent tinkering in his father’s workshop in South Africa as a youth. Upon graduation from University in 1976, he went to work in his father’s textile business and subsequently took over leadership of the company---expanding the business to include pad printing. In 1981, citing strong philosophical differences with the apartheid government, Joffe moved his family to United States and, in 1985, embarked on an alliance with COMEC Italia. He founded COMEC USA in a pre-world war one building in Yonkers, NY.

Over the next ten years business flourished. However, Joffe began to feel the magnetism of the New England way of life beckon. In 1994, he could no longer resist the urge to live a simpler, more enriched lifestyle and moved to Vermont

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont was born in what had been, during the fifties and sixties, the sole movie theater in picturesque Manchester, VT. As the company continued to grow in both number of employees and amount of machines being built at any given point in time, they began to suffer a terminal case of claustrophobia. A concerted search for an appropriately-sized facility in southern or central Vermont finally paid off and, in 2003, they moved into a new 22,500 square foot building located in East Dorset, Vermont just five miles north of the cramped quarters in the old theater.

The new airy and spacious hi-tech facility has a reception area, a large showroom, Machine Shop, Graphics Department, Plate Department, Ink Department, Sales Department, Shipping Department, and administrative offices. For many Pad Print employees, it has become a home away from home. The Pad Print team now comprises 30 highly skilled and motivated individuals with an incredible sense of team spirit. Their experience in the pad printing industry is second to none.

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont’s newest pad printing machines have combined technologies from the latest innovations in mechanical engineering and electronics. These machines are servo controlled and are extremely fast, extremely precise, and extremely reliable. PPMoV has led the pad printing industry with such breakthrough innovations as the ability to print on medical devices as small as .001 inch to fully automated eight-color machines.

In pursuing the goal of perfection in Customer Service and Satisfaction, the company constantly pushes the edge of the envelope and discovers more and more ways to seamlessly incorporate pad printing into the customer manufacturing process. They look forward to the next 100 years.

Contact:
Fred Malone

Acrobatix Worldwide
P O Box 1127
Manchester Village, VT 05254
(802) 367-7000 F: (802)367-7777

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February 09, 2022

Expert CAD Services and Technical Documentation Staff Target The Southeast Market

Integrity Design Services, LLC is built on quality, dependability and trust.

(PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- Today, in the ever-increasing competition of the manufacturing marketplace, many companies are tightening their belts by eliminating overhead. This happens especially in technical positions. Companies are finding it more cost effective to bring in contractors to perform functions such as CAD Operator, Illustrator, Tech Writer, Engineering Clerk, and Web Master. Many companies cannot justify these positions full time so, they use professional firms on an as needed basis.

www.integri-d.com [Integrity Design Services, LLC] is a company providing this technical expertise on an as needed basis. They are located in Decatur Alabama. Their staff has been providing CAD Services, Technical Documentation Services and Engineering Support Services across North Alabama for more than twenty years. The focus of Integrity Design is to www.integri-d.com/cad-services-integrity-design-about.htm [streamline] the documentation process for quicker implementation. They optimize the planning process to free up the Project Manager or Engineer for other assignments.

Integrity design services has worked for more than forty engineers, project managers and department heads in more than twenty companies. They have become trusted contractors to their customers. Members of the staff have been in Delphi Automotive for more than twenty years providing plant layouts, lockout tagout placards, time studies, methods analysis, cad services, and standardized work-studies.

Integrity provides multiple capabilities and services:
www.integri-d.com/cad-services-plant-layout.htm [Plant Layout] , Field Verification, Material Flow Layout, Current Condition Layout, Material Handling Application, Workspace Design for Ergonomics, Integrated Layout for New, Product Line or Changing Production Schedule, Maintenance of Layout Files

Custom Material Handling, Packaging Layout, Carts, Stands, Chutes, Conveyors, Bins

Error Proofing, Error Proof Tooling, Field Verification, Error Proofing Equipment, Design and Build Capabilities

Jigs-Fixtures-Tooling, Error Proof Tooling, Check Fixture, Specialty Equipment, Design and Build Capabilities

Industrial Engineering Support, Plant Layout, Time Studies, Methods Analysis, Job Instructions, Standardized Work Charts

Process Engineering Support, Process Flow Sheets, P&I.D.s;, Piping ISOs, Single Line Diagrams, Field Verification of Piping Systems

Quality Engineering Support, Control Plans, PFMEA's, Work Instructions, Gage Instructions, PPAP Documentation, APQP Documentation

Health, Safety & Environmental Documentation, Lockout / Tagout Placards, MSDS Documentation Management, Safety Instructions

Software Capabilities, AutoCAD, Microstation, Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point, FrontPage, Access, Solid Edge, Pro E

www.integri-d.com [Integrity Design Services] plans to expand into other areas of the Southeast United States including Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi. The expert design and technical documentation staff is here to help with engineering support needs. We provide customers with the experienced personnel needed to get the job done effectively, efficiently and on time with integrity being the foundation.

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MorehouseCowles Offers the Latest in UL Compliant Control Systems Technology

MorehouseCowles–a single source provider of technology and equipment for material production, purification and dispersement processes–offers the latest in UL compliant control systems technology.

Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- MorehouseCowles (http://www.morehousecowles.com) can customize control panels to fit the equipment to a specific process. MorehouseCowles designs its control panels to operate independently or interface with Automation Software. Using PLC (Programmable Logic Control) integrated with switches and sensing technology, MorehouseCowles control panels can handle even the most complex processes. The software interfaces, in addition to process automation, can provide quality control measures, and critical yield measurement data. MorehouseCowles equipment also utilizes the latest monitor and touch pad devices where applicable.

MorehouseCowles control panels can also automate functions such as hydraulic lifting, intermediates pumping, variable speed controls, and vessel purging at a safe distance from the mixer, disperser, or mill. Large-scale processes can benefit from MorehouseCowles’ top of the line control systems. Like MorehouseCowles’ equipment, its control systems are designed to last and built to handle most processing environments. Control systems can also be built to meet hazardous area classification ratings as necessary.

For more information regarding MorehouseCowles control systems, please contact MorehouseCowles sales representatives at 1-800-625-4819.

http://www.morehousecowles.com/mc/index.aspx

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MorehouseCowles Offers the Latest in UL Compliant Control Systems Technology

MorehouseCowles–a single source provider of technology and equipment for material production, purification and dispersement processes–offers the latest in UL compliant control systems technology.

Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- MorehouseCowles (http://www.morehousecowles.com) can customize control panels to fit the equipment to a specific process. MorehouseCowles designs its control panels to operate independently or interface with Automation Software. Using PLC (Programmable Logic Control) integrated with switches and sensing technology, MorehouseCowles control panels can handle even the most complex processes. The software interfaces, in addition to process automation, can provide quality control measures, and critical yield measurement data. MorehouseCowles equipment also utilizes the latest monitor and touch pad devices where applicable.

MorehouseCowles control panels can also automate functions such as hydraulic lifting, intermediates pumping, variable speed controls, and vessel purging at a safe distance from the mixer, disperser, or mill. Large-scale processes can benefit from MorehouseCowles’ top of the line control systems. Like MorehouseCowles’ equipment, its control systems are designed to last and built to handle most processing environments. Control systems can also be built to meet hazardous area classification ratings as necessary.

For more information regarding MorehouseCowles control systems, please contact MorehouseCowles sales representatives at 1-800-625-4819.

http://www.morehousecowles.com/mc/index.aspx

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February 05, 2022

Rocky Smolin of E-Z-MRP Argues Less is More

Rocky Smolin of E-Z-MRP Argues Less is More

(PRWEB) February 5, 2022 -- As the complexity of Enterprise Requirements Planning (ERP) software continues to increase, the application becomes more complicated for organizations of all sizes with each new step in the evolutionary process.

With virtually every new technological shift, a series of “must have” ERP features find their way to the market, each designed to address a specific, critical need. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of E-Z-MRP, “These ‘must-have’ enterprise applications are unnecessary and far too costly for most small manufacturers – those with fewer than 100 employees. The reality is that these companies need manufacturing software that allows them to manage their inventory and manufacturing processes efficiently and affordably.”

Smolin’s E-Z-MRP customers are able to better able to manage and control their manufacturing operations. They quickly realize a measurable return on their investment in the MRP system – often implementing within one month - and do very nicely without all the bells and whistles often touted as critical.

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies such as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. It works just as well in job shop or build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations.

A bonus incentive for new E-Z-MRP customers includes a national press release distribution announcing the acquisition of the program. This special offer ends on March 31, 2005.

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Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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February 04, 2022

JCIT International Announces Alliance with CSS International to Jointly Deliver Demand Flow® Technology Solutions

JCIT International and CSS International announced that they have signed a strategic alliance agreement focused on implementing Demand Flow® Technology (DFT), the world's leading technology for the implementation of lean and flow manufacturing techniques.

Englewood, CO (PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- JCIT International and CSS International announced that they have signed a strategic alliance agreement focused on implementing Demand Flow® Technology (DFT), the world's leading technology for the implementation of lean and flow manufacturing techniques.

“CSS International and its staff are simply an excellent organization that has provided effective solutions to manufacturing companies for years,” stated Dean Gilliam, CEO of JCIT International. “We believe our relationship with CSS will provide not only our clients but the manufacturing marketplace in general with another important element of the multifaceted solution puzzle world class manufacturers require to keep their businesses growing, healthy and competitive. All of us at JCIT International look forward to this most valuable relationship.”

JCIT International, the global leader in Demand Flow® Technology provides the most comprehensive lean and flow manufacturing solutions that begin with training and education and include consulting and technology transfer services. CSS International will complement these activities with software and training solutions that will support the deployment and implementation of Demand Flow® Technology.

“The strategic alliance between CSS and JCIT is a perfect solution to customer needs in the global, demand-driven economy,” says Kirk King, CEO of CSS International. “Manufacturing and distribution firms see a mission-critical link between process improvement and enterprise software. Our customers want a return on their investment in business applications. CSS’ partnership with JCIT means that together, we offer a complete business and technology solution.”

CSS International provides process improvement and technology implementation services to manufacturing and distribution companies across the country and around the world. Headquartered in Charleston SC, CSS International specializes in enterprise applications for Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Customer Relationship Management.

JCIT International's portfolio of industry-leading workshops and services along with CSS International’s unparalleled reputation and customer base ensures an economical and practical mapping of the customer's business processes. The close relationship and complementary portfolios of the two companies offer all customers optimal DFT solutions based on best practices and standards, thereby protecting client investments.

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For Additional Information, Contact:
JCIT International
6825 South Galena Street
Englewood, Colorado 80112 USA
Phone: 303 792 8300
Toll-free: 800-457-4548
Fax: 303 792 8311

CSS International
115 River Landing Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
Toll Free: 800-814-7705
Fax: 843-849-9650

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February 01, 2022

Securing Vital Communications to Protect Against Cyber Attacks

Real threats of malicious physical and cyber attacks on electrical systems make their protection and security more important than ever. An innovative device called a serial encrypting transceiver effectively locks out any attempt to eavesdrop on the data stream and blocks control commands from attackers.

Pullman, WA (PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL), a leading manufacturer of protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering equipment, announces the SEL-3021 Serial Encrypting Transceiver, designed specifically to protect existing and new communications links between power control centers, electrical substations, and generating plants.

Instrumentation and control systems operate and monitor critical infrastructure components. Today there are real threats of malicious physical and cyber attacks on these systems, making their protection and security more important than ever.

An attacker, for example, can secretly monitor sensitive information on data links, or send messages to operate equipment or change settings. Attackers could steal data that would identify biggest customers, usage patterns, delivered power quality, and production rates, or to identify physical targets. Worse yet, imagine the problems they could cause by commanding breakers to open or close, machines to stop or start, and gates or valves to open or close.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and electric utilities are concerned about attacks on the systems that monitor and control the electrical power grid. The SEL-3021 protects critical infrastructure from attack and complies with industry requirements and recommendations. It uses encryption and session authentication, and locks out unauthorized control.

The SEL-3021 has low latency, making it ideal for systems that require time-critical communication, such as SCADA, metering, and protection. This “bump-in-the-wire” solution allows easy installation in existing links.

The SEL-3021 is designed to meet Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 security requirements. It meets or surpasses utility and industrial environmental requirements.

SEL offers unmatched local technical support, a worldwide, ten-year product warranty, and a commitment to help you make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. More information is available at the SEL website, www.selinc.com/secure

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AXIOMTEK Announces Pentium M SBC Addition To 5.25-inch Petit Board Family

Computing Platform Offers DualView, 4 COM Ports; PCI-X, PC/104+ and Mini PCI Extension Interfaces and Serial ATA-150 Support

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- AXIOMTEK, a world renowned provider of industrial and embedded systems and components, today announced the latest addition to its 5.25-inch Petit Single Board Computer (SBC) product line. The new AXIOMTEK SBC83810 SBC is ideal for an array of applications and systems requiring high-bandwidth, low-power and low-thermal embedded computing. The Petit SBC is powered by an Intel® Pentium® M processor with Intel 855GME852GM Graphics Memory Controller Hub and 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub core logic chip set and is equipped with multiple I/O features for maximum system design flexibility and performance

“The SBC83810 uses the latest in Intel’s micro architecture and extends AXIOMTEK’s Petit product line to meet the evolving needs in systems development,” said Kit Chui, AXIOMTEK Product Director. “Perfect for communications, transaction terminal, interactive client, and industrial automation applications, the SBC83810 is intended to meet our customers’ current and future demands in advanced processor embedded computing.”

The SBC83810 SBC architecture delivers the flexibility, performance and high scalability required for today's cutting-edge embedded computing applications. The board comes complete with an onboard Intel Pentium M processor; the Intel 855GME852GM and 6300ESB core logic chipset; a DualView LVDS LCD interface; 4 COM ports; PCI-X, PC/104+ and mini PCI Extension interfaces; with support for Serial ATA-150.

Optimized for a 400 MHz system bus, the SBC83810 is a complete integrated computing platform solution for manufacturers, software developers and system integrators seeking fast deployment of next generation systems to maximize their competitive advantage while minimizing development time and costs. As a value-added service to SBC83810 customers, AXIOMTEK offers its eSmart™ custom integration services to further reduce development times. In as little as 30 days, AXIOMTEK’s professional engineers will perform custom integration work on the SBC including device drivers and IRQ settings; embedded O/S support, customer proprietary device drivers and applications; bootloader and utilities as required. The end result is a PC board tested, validated and ready for mass production, while customers are free to concentrate on their own core competencies in software development and systems integration.

AXIOMTEK 83810 SBC Features:

- System
- CPU: Default with Socket 478 for Pentium M and Celeron M processors for 400 MHz FSB
- System Memory: 1 x 184-pin DDR DIMM max. up to 1GB
- Chipset: Intel 855GME852GM + 6300ESB
- BIOS: Phoenix-Award 4Mbit with RPL/PXE LAN Boot ROM, SmartView and Customer CMOS Backup
- SSD: Compact Flash Type-II Socket
- MIO: 2 x PATA-100 IDE, 2 x SATA-150 IDE, 1 x FDD, 1 x PS/2 K/B, 1 x PS/2 MS, 4 x COM (3 x RS-232; 1 x RS-232/422/485), 1 x LPT, 1 x lrDA
- Ethernet: Realtek RTL8100C Fast Ethernet controllers; optional with RTL8110S Gigabit Ethernet
- Audio: AC’97 Codec Audio
- USB: 4 x USB 2.0 ports via box header for wiring solution

Display
- Chipset: Integrated Intel 855GME/852GM GMCH
- Memory Size: Max. up to 256MB frame buffer sharing system memory
- Resolution: Single or DualView Display Mode: CRT / 1600 x 1200; LVDS LCD / 1280 x 1024
- Output Interface: CRT connector for DAC output; Dual LVDS LCD with 6/8-bit channel mode

Pricing and Availability
The SBC83810 is available immediately with pricing dependent on customer’s required configuration. The AXIOMTEK 5.25-inch Petit product line now includes eight SBCs and seven riser cards.

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

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“Must Have” Manufacturing Software Features are Unnecessary According to Rocky Smolin

(PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- In today’s marketplace, the dynamics of enterprise software continues to evolve. With each new step in the evolutionary process, the information technology mix becomes more complicated for organizations of all sizes. With virtually every new technological shift, a series of “must have” enterprise applications find their way to the market, each designed to address a specific, critical need.

According to Rocky Smolin, Founder of E-Z-MRP, “The must-have enterprise applications are unnecessary and far too costly for most small manufacturers with fewer than 100 employees. The reality is these companies need affordable manufacturing software that allows them to efficiently manage their inventory and manufacturing process.”
Smolin’s E-Z-MRP customers are enabled to better manage the manufacturing business and leverage investments in MRP System within one month and do very nicely without all the bells and whistles often touted as critical.

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies such as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. It works just as well in job shop or build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations.

A bonus Incentive for new E-Z-MRP customers will include national press release distribution announcing the acquisition of the program. This special program ends on March 31, 2005.

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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January 29, 2022

Prestigio Introduces New Notebook Line Based on Latest Intel Mobile Technologies

Just one week after the worldwide launch of the brand-new Intel® Centrino™ mobile platform codenamed Sonoma, Prestigio International announced the release of its second notebook incorporating the most advanced Intel technologies.

Seoul, South Korea (PRWEB) January 29, 2022 -- Just one week after the worldwide launch of the brand-new Intel® Centrino™ mobile platform codenamed Sonoma, Prestigio International, one of the most dynamic international manufacturers of display and mobile computer products, announced the release of its second notebook incorporating the most advanced Intel technologies.

The brand-new Prestigio Nobile 1560 is a follow-up to Nobile 1510 which was presented at Intel Sonoma launch presentations on January 19, 2005. Prestigio Nobile 1560 is characterized by fairly high performance and versatile accessories while maintaining good mobility, which is very important for a portable computer. In addition, the new notebook features the distinctive Prestigio design combining sophisticated ergonomics, noble silvery color, and exquisite curved lines.

Nobile 1560 is targeted to those private and business consumers who want to enjoy immediate benefits from the just introduced cutting-edge mobile technologies. This notebook is perfect for office data sharing, web editing, image data management, wireless data exchange, watching DVDs, listening to music CDs, digital photo editing, home accounting, and other applications.

Nobile 1560 is based upon Intel motherboard using latest Intel Centrino technology including new mobile computer chipset – Intel 915GM Express (codenamed Alviso) and Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG wireless network components. The notebook is powered by Intel Dothan microprocessors with 533 MHz FSB.

The notebook’s high performance stems from DDRII 533 MHz memory and excellent Intel GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) graphic adapter, which along with 15” display (with 1024×768 resolution) provides perfect displaying capabilities for watching movies or working with graphics. New Intel GMA 900 graphic core offers up to double graphic performance when compared with popular graphic adapter integrated in Intel 855 GME chipset.

New Intel Centrino mobile technology also supports PCI Express graphic interface allowing top systems with standalone graphic adapter reach up to quadruple performance. Computing performance as well as graphic performance is sufficient for playing even the most demanding computer games. Intel High Definition Audio technology provides the user with exceptional experience when listening to music, playing games or watching the video.

Prestigio Nobile 1560 can be equipped with a hard drive with capacity reaching up to 120 GB and Serial ATA interface support allowing higher data transfers and performance than older ATA interface.

This new notebook is well prepared for communication with the rest of the world. It offers traditional ways of connecting to networks using modem or network adapter (10/100 Base-TX LAN) as well as wireless connection using integrated Wi-Fi technology. Integrated Wi-Fi technology allows the user to connect to all existing wireless networks – A, B and G.

Prestigio Nobile 1560 has become the second model in the newly created product line based on latest Intel Centrino platform (code-named Sonoma). This new model will be available across the EMEA region in early February. By the end of Q1'2005 Prestigio will come out with other notebooks incorporating the latest mobile technology advantages.

Prestigio Nobile 1560 technical specifications:
Display: 15”, XGA 1024 x768
CPU: Intel Dothan Support from 1.6 to 2.13 GHz or above, FSB 533/400MHz, L2 Cache - 2MB
Chipset: Intel 915GM+ICH6 (Alviso)
Memory: Two DDR-2 DIMM 400/533 MHz FSB, Max. supported RAM 2GB
Graphics & Video: UMA System share memory 32/64MB, Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology
Audio: AC-97' Audio, Direct Sound Compatible, Sound Blaster-Pro Compatible
Communication: Built-in 10/100 based-T LAN, Built-in 56Kbps V.92 MDC modem, Built-in antenna for Mini-PCI wireless adapter (Intel 2915), supports 802.11b / 802.11b+g/ 802.11a+b+g WLAN
ODD: 24X10X8X24 Combo or above (DVD-RW optional)
Interface: 1394 port, Card Reader port (MS, MMC & SD), Cardbus type-II slot x 1, FIR port supporting remote control, RJ-11 jack for Modem, USB 2.0 Port x 3, RJ-45 jack for 10/100 BaseT LAN, S-Video TV-Out, SPDIF audio out, Support SATA-I HDD 22 pins, VGA port for the second display (CRT, TFT or projector), One Express card slot
Battery Pack & Life: 8 cell Li-Ion battery pack, 5.4 hour battery life with ACP
Weight: 2.8kg

About Prestigio
Prestigio International with headquarters in Seoul (South Korea) is one of the most dynamic international manufacturers of LCD displays and TVs, mobile computers, and plasma TVs. In 2003 the company merged with Canyon Technology Group drastically extending Prestigio’s global outreach. Today Prestigio is a well-established brand under which display and mobile products are sold in 25 countries around the world. Rigorous quality control and innovative technologies are the cornerstones of the company’s strategy. At present Prestigio is actively involved in the EMEA region operating through 3 representative offices located in Western Europe (Gorinchem, the Netherlands), Central & Eastern Europe (Prague, Czech Republic), and the CIS (Moscow, Russian Federation).

For more information please log on to www.prestigio.com .

All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Media contact:
Vladimir Nikolaev
Marketing Director CEE
Tel.: +420 272 117 403

The product press-kit is available for download here: http://files.prestigio.com/Centrino/Prestigio_Nobile_1560_Press_Kit.zip

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January 28, 2022

Citrine Technologies' SOP Express Passes Microsoft Platform Test for Windows Server and Windows Client

Citrine’s SOP Express Processes Sales Orders with the Speed of Lightening SOP Express Undergoes Rigorous Testing by VeriTest to Ensure Interoperability with Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2022 -- Citrine Technologies, a leading provider of business management solutions with a specialization in Microsoft Business Solutions, announced its latest software innovation SOP Express has passed the Microsoft Platform Test for Windows Server and Windows Client. Citrine’s SOP Express Processes Sales Orders with the Speed of Lightening and provides better inventory control.

The testing was conducted by VeriTest, Microsoft's independent provider for Windows testing and certification. Together, both companies have established technical standards for identifying applications that run more securely and reliably on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems.

The testing program requires that an ISV product (independent software vendor) such as Citrine, passes one Fundamental Component Test (Windows Server or Windows Client), plus one additional component test, either Fundamental or Elective (SQL Server, Web Services + .NET Framework, or Managed Code). Citrine’s SOP Express passed both core fundamentals: Windows Server and Windows Client.

“This test is rigorous, but is endorsed for business-critical applications by analysts and enterprise customers alike because it verifies features that make ISV applications like SOP Express more robust and manageable,” said Mark Fenaughty, Partner, Citrine Technologies. “Passing Microsoft’s vigorous standards ensures high quality and interoperability of SOP Express with Microsoft Servers and Microsoft Clients.
About SOP Express
Citrine’s SOP Express (Sales Order Processing) module for Microsoft Great Plains allows sales orders to be processed within seconds and provides managerial oversight of inventory controls in real time such as the ability to search products and provide price level controls.

SOP Express allows mid-sized companies to have better control over their inventory through customized user interface. With SOP Express the order processor can quickly search items based on 10 user defined fields and easily select item quantities and pricing. Additional info on the SOP Express can be found at http://www.citrinetech.com/zone02d6.htm.

The SOP Express module also allows the user to only see the items selected and once a choice is made, line items for the sales order can be auto generated with just one click. SOP Express enables speedy data entry, summary view of sales / inventory, total quantity count and sales, improvements to the sales transaction process and a margin analysis of sales.
SOP Express is the latest business solution innovation in Citrine’s “Express” line of products which include:
• AP Express -- to increase productivity by shortening entry time of A/P Documents and related account distributions
• Serial Number Express -- to correct serial number errors in seconds and increase inventory accuracy
• Email Express -- to automate e-mail distribution of invoices
• Shipping Express -- to increase the speed and accuracy of processing sales orders by eliminating shipping method errors
• Transfer Express – to efficiently move inventory between sites
• To see these and other Citrine innovations please go to: http://www.citrinetech.com/zone02d.htm

About Citrine
Citrine Technologies (www.citrinetech.com) is a leading provider of business management solutions with a specialization in Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains and CRM deployments. Citrine's services include assisting companies in the selection process, deployment and post implementation support service. Located in South Florida, Citrine is fully staffed with professional certified consultants, developers, CPAs and MBAs ready to assist businesses in maximizing operational efficiency.

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