Places & Faces (June 2003)
Eclipse Inc., Rockford, Ill., appointed Barry Fogal as senior sales representative for its New England territory. Fogal has an extensive background in a range of combustion applications and equipment. Eclipse manufactures and markets a range of energy-related equipment and systems for process heating industries.
Cleveland-based Pyronics Inc., formed a long-term alliance with ESA S.r.l., Bergamo, Italy. The alliance broadens the equipment and controls base for both companies in addition to broadening sales and service coverage. The alliance is part of Pyronics' plan to expand their penetration into combustion markets.
Kenneth J. Zvoncheck was named director, pretzel and snack development of the E.I. Technical Center, a division of Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), Robesonia, Pa. His responsibilities will include product development of pretzel and related snacks, prototype machine testing and improvement, and management of the technical center. Reading Bakery Systems provides turnkey processing systems and support for the grain-based food industry.
Sentry Equipment Corp., Oconomowoc, Wis., acquired the dual heat transfer coil (DHTC) product line from Parker Hannifin Corp., Huntsville, Ala. The tube-in-tube heat exchanger will expand the company's current line of sample coolers used for water, steam and process fluid sampling.
A Taiwanese subcontract assembler and bump fabricator has ordered its second WaferBump oven system from Radiant Technology Corp., Fullerton, Calif., to support its growing demand for 300 mm wafer bumping.
Hydro-Thermal Corp., Waukesha, Wis., opened an in-house process fluid heating laboratory to simulate customers' production line conditions and identify optimal process solutions. Testing is done on a fee-for-service basis and is strictly confidential. Call (800) 952-0121 or visit www.hydro-thermal.com.
Epcon Industrial Systems LP, The Woodlands, Texas, has received two orders for industrial heating systems. Epcon has installed two custom-engineered continuous preheating and curing ovens for Powell Electrical Manufacturing Co., Houston. The continuous ovens and automated conveyor system are used to preheat and cure custom electric bus bar coatings.
In addition, Epcon has installed two custom-engineered continuous drying ovens for the Shell Solar facility in Camarillo, Calif. The continuous ovens and PLC-controlled multizone conveyor transport systems are integrated into two continuous solar panel manufacturing lines. The continuous operation reduced manufacturing costs and improved product quality and delivery.