The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) had an exhibit booth in support of the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) program at the 2016 Department of Defense (DOD) Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition in Albuquerque, NM. In the booth, along with NCMS were six CTMA partners; Automated Precision Inc., Honeywell, One Network, Syntech, Navitas Systems, and Thermal Wave Imaging Inc. For bios about these NCMS member companies, abstracts are available below. Through the DoD’s mission for the Maintenance Symposium, our partners were able to interact in an environment that enabled attendees to share relevant information, identify critical issues, discuss key topics, and increase their awareness of Department of Defense maintenance initiatives with the following entities:
- Government and industry maintenance managers of all ranks and levels
- Defense logistics and resource managers
- Military and civilian maintainers including executives, supervisors, technicians, and international counterparts
- Program managers involved in life-cycle support and product support
- Production, process, and information systems specialists
- Researchers and product development representatives
- Commercial maintainers and product support providers
- Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
- Engineers – maintenance, in-service, and process/industrial professionals who contribute to effective DOD maintenance operations
Syntech is the most highly experienced company within the automated fueling and vehicle data management arena. For more than 37 years, Syntech has accumulated vast experience within the industry and demonstrated breadth and depth with its technical staff. Syntech’s customer base consists of approximately 6,000 worldwide customers operating approximately 2.6 million vehicles. Syntech also supports 13,600 automated fueling locations worldwide including 1,060 units within the Department of Defense at 452 separate locations. Additionally, Syntech has the most comprehensive technical support team in the fueling automation industry with 8,200 units under active maintenance support at 3,300 unique locations. Included among the customer base is the Department of Transportation for twenty-nine states, including sixteen statewide utilizations of the FuelMaster® systems and thirteen other DOT’s, utilizing FuelMaster® systems on a more limited basis. Syntech has sold and supports around 300,000 Automotive Information Module (AIM) units, among 560 different customers; to include over 33,000 units installed in the U.S. Air Force’s general purpose fleet; 17,000 by the Department of Homeland Security agencies including CBP, FLETC and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) is a global leader providing productivity solutions built around our high performance data collection hardware including rugged mobile computers, voice-enabled software, bar code scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) and workflow printing solutions. Our solutions serve customers in aerospace, automotive, field service, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, medical, retail, supply chain, test and measurement, and transportation and logistics markets. We provide unparalleled precision and durability that improves efficiency, increases operational productivity and enhances customer service capabilities. For more information on Honeywell sensing products, visit http://sensing.honeywell.com and on Honeywell productivity solutions visit http://www.honeywellaidc.com.
Navitas Systems—a small, woman-owned business—offers a range of advanced energy storage and smart power management products developed by its Advanced R&D team for vehicle idle-reduction, battery powered motive/material handling, mission critical, defense, renewable energy storage, and lead-acid replacement market segments. The company’s customers are commercial, industrial and government agencies who require highly engineered, technology-differentiated high performance battery products and systems. The combination of Navitas’ government/military research and development engine with its commercial expertise in developing resilient and scalable battery solutions enable Navitas to continuously bring innovation to the advanced energy storage space and profitably scale innovation. By first developing innovative, high-performance solutions for its government/military customers, Navitas is able to design optimized solutions which can then scale into dual use commercial/military markets, thus lowering procurement costs across both markets.
Automated Precision Inc.
Automated Precision Inc. (API), founded in 1987 by the original inventor of laser tracker technology, Dr. Kam Lau, is a world leader in providing advanced digital information for various industries. API fosters a corporate environment that continuously seeks and invests in state-of-the-art sensor technologies and artificial intelligence meeting current and future industry needs. In turn, API provides diverse 3D metrology products and solutions in the form of world’s most advanced laser trackers and related accessories, automated robotic metrology solutions, and machine tool health products. coordinate measurement solutions. API’s metrology products are used by many of the world’s leading automotive, aerospace, machine tool, and CMM manufacturers.
The API team can significantly improve the quality of products, speed and processes of customers. API’s technology can help improve every step of the production process, from design to production. The API team can also create customized measurement solutions to fit diverse customer needs. With direct offices covering major continents, and with its resellers and partners around the world, Automated Precision Inc has a network of global support to provide quality service and support for its customers.
One Network is bringing the network to connect companies and their entire ecosystem to better serve their customers. Founded in 2002, One Network offers patented solutions to multi-party business, including supply chain management, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations. One Network¹s cloud platform, the Real Time Value Network, eliminates the traditional divide between planning and execution and enables visibility and data to flow across the entire value chain of business partners ¬ in real time. Additionally, One Network offers PaaS solutions and developer tools that enable organizations to design, build and run multi-party applications, creating solutions that ³never go legacy². Leading organizations from around the world, from nearly every industry have joined One Network, helping to transform industries from Public Sector and Defense, Logistics, CPG, Healthcare, Automotive, and Retail. With this leading technology, One Network has developed a ‘Fit to Purpose’ Defense Core that connects the warfighter to the network to see real-time visibility of Assets, Requisitions, Inventory, spares and more. With One Network’s patented Platform to Platform Integration (P2PI), the warfighter now has the ability to operate in disconnected environments for an extended period of time and connect back to the network as operational tempo allows, synchronizing and updating the entire enterprise. This delivers total visibility within a multi-party, multi-echelon operating environment like the Department of Defense.
Established in 1992, Thermal Wave Imaging (TWI) is well-known as the leader in the development and manufacture of thermographic Non-Destructive Test and Quality Assurance solutions for the aerospace, power generation and automotive industries. TWI has played a key role in transitioning thermography from the laboratory to the “real world”, developing and implementing numerous advances that have become industry standards. TWI received the 2014 ASNT Research Innovation Award for its groundbreaking Thermographic Signal Reconstruction (TSR) method, which significantly improves the range, sensitivity and quantitative measurement capability of thermography beyond conventional approaches. Today, our products range from handheld units for on-aircraft inspection to automated inspection cells for the production floor.