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News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: www.PR.com

Apellix Named Innovation of the Year by NACE International Apellix is proud to announce that its Smart Bee™ aerial robot was named an Innovation of the Year award winner at the Materials Performance annual Readers’ Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards. Jacksonville, FL, May 05, 2017 --( Apellix, the safety partner for the technological revolution, is proud to announce that its Smart Bee™ aerial robot was named an Innovation of the Year award winner at the Materials Performance annual Readers’ Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards. A software-controlled quadcopter (drone) that tests paint thickness on structures at heights up to 150’, the Smart Bee was selected by corrosion control professionals worldwide as the winner of the Computer Assisted DFT Measurement Drone in the testing category. Apellix, the safety partner for the technological revolution, is proud to announce that its Smart Bee™ aerial robot was named an Innovation of the Year award winner at the Materials Performance annual Readers’ Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards. A software-controlled quadcopter (drone) that tests paint thickness on structures at heights up to 150’, the Smart Bee was selected by corrosion control professionals worldwide as the winner of the Computer Assisted DFT Measurement Drone in the testing category. Recognizing the most timely and useful innovations in the field of corrosion control worldwide, the awards, sponsored by NACE International, are judged by a distinguished panel of corrosion experts who reviewed innovations developed by individuals, companies, and organizations from around the world. The Smart Bee is the first commercial application from Apellix based on its patented software-controlled aerial robotics platform. It takes dry film thickness (DFT) measurements consistent with SSPC-PA2 standards featuring the Fischer Technology, Inc. DUALSCOPE FMP 40C system. The Smart Bee can record DFT measurements on surfaces up to 150’ above the ground, eliminating the need for scaffolding and cranes, keeping workers safely on the ground, and increasing productivity by 15x, all while automatically recording every measurement with the time, date, photo confirmation, and additional project data. The Smart Bee is currently available on a limited basis to industry partners who will participate in development of future enhancements, including DFT measurement on non-ferrous surfaces. Apellix expects to release a beta version of its Worker Bee™ solution - a spray painting drone that can coat between 5,000 and 12,000 square feet per hour on elevated structures up to 100’ - to industry partners in Q4 2017. The company is also working with several construction engineering firms to develop additional applications of the aerial robotics platform. About Apellix Apellix, an early-stage software company based in Jacksonville, Florida, develops software and other tools to precisely control and allow its custom-built aerial robots to perform tasks that are otherwise dangerous or difficult for humans to perform. Media inquiries: Carla Cook 512-827-9256 Investor inquiries: Jeff McCutcheon 904-306-0907 Jacksonville, FL, May 05, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Apellix, the safety partner for the technological revolution, is proud to announce that its Smart Bee™ aerial robot was named an Innovation of the Year award winner at the Materials Performance annual Readers’ Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards. A software-controlled quadcopter (drone) that tests paint thickness on structures at heights up to 150’, the Smart Bee was selected by corrosion control professionals worldwide as the winner of the Computer Assisted DFT Measurement Drone in the testing category.Apellix, the safety partner for the technological revolution, is proud to announce that its Smart Bee™ aerial robot was named an Innovation of the Year award winner at the Materials Performance annual Readers’ Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards. A software-controlled quadcopter (drone) that tests paint thickness on structures at heights up to 150’, the Smart Bee was selected by corrosion control professionals worldwide as the winner of the Computer Assisted DFT Measurement Drone in the testing category. Apellix, the safety partner for the technological revolution, is proud to announce that its Smart Bee™ aerial robot was named an Innovation of the Year award winner at the Materials Performance annual Readers’ Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards. A software-controlled quadcopter (drone) that tests paint thickness on structures at heights up to 150’, the Smart Bee was selected by corrosion control professionals worldwide as the winner of the Computer Assisted DFT Measurement Drone in the testing category.Recognizing the most timely and useful innovations in the field of corrosion control worldwide, the awards, sponsored by NACE International, are judged by a distinguished panel of corrosion experts who reviewed innovations developed by individuals, companies, and organizations from around the world.The Smart Bee is the first commercial application from Apellix based on its patented software-controlled aerial robotics platform. It takes dry film thickness (DFT) measurements consistent with SSPC-PA2 standards featuring the Fischer Technology, Inc. DUALSCOPE FMP 40C system. The Smart Bee can record DFT measurements on surfaces up to 150’ above the ground, eliminating the need for scaffolding and cranes, keeping workers safely on the ground, and increasing productivity by 15x, all while automatically recording every measurement with the time, date, photo confirmation, and additional project data.The Smart Bee is currently available on a limited basis to industry partners who will participate in development of future enhancements, including DFT measurement on non-ferrous surfaces.Apellix expects to release a beta version of its Worker Bee™ solution - a spray painting drone that can coat between 5,000 and 12,000 square feet per hour on elevated structures up to 100’ - to industry partners in Q4 2017. The company is also working with several construction engineering firms to develop additional applications of the aerial robotics platform.About ApellixApellix, an early-stage software company based in Jacksonville, Florida, develops software and other tools to precisely control and allow its custom-built aerial robots to perform tasks that are otherwise dangerous or difficult for humans to perform.Media inquiries:Carla Cook512-827-9256Investor inquiries:Jeff McCutcheon904-306-0907 Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Apellix


News Article | January 21, 2016
Site: www.nanotech-now.com

Abstract: Tesla NanoCoatings today announced development of its breakthrough wet-on-wet application process for Teslan® primer and topcoats as the company strengthens its leadership in carbon nanotube corrosion protection technology. Named 2x1 Wet Edge™, Tesla NanoCoatings' wet-on-wet process delivers major time and cost savings along with technologically advanced corrosion protection advantages. Now, applicators can proceed to Teslan 3000 and 3100 topcoats immediately after applying Teslan 1101 primer, thus saving up to 50 percent of the time and money required for conventional three-coat painting. Tesla NanoCoatings developed 2x1 Wet Edge for the oil and gas industry and other industries in harsh, corrosive environments. 2x1 Wet Edge is particularly valuable in offshore oil and gas surface and subsea operations as well as refineries and petrochemical plants. "Our 2x1 Wet Edge process offers double the corrosion protection at approximately half of the cost compared to all other products on the market today," said Tesla NanoCoatings President Todd Hawkins. "As we work with our customers, we continue to gain more and more understanding about their corrosion challenges. The advantages of a same-day, two-coat system, compared to the old three-coat products, are tremendous pluses for those facing the demands of minimal downtime and reduced maintenance budgets." Hawkins explained Teslan 2x1 Wet Edge allows for fast wet-on-wet application of topcoat over uncured primer. "Our development team has NACE III, SSPC C1 and C2 and other certifications along with vast experience in the challenges of growing maintenance backlogs amid reduced resources for the fight against corrosion. Our knowledge and experience blend with our carbon nanotechnology formulations to make Teslan 2x1 Wet Edge the best process for today's harshest, maintenance-critical corrosive environments," Hawkins said. Work is under way to educate markets about 2x1 Wet Edge and how it can be deployed for customers' operations. Tesla NanoCoatings will showcase products and the 2x1 Wet Edge process at major shows and exhibitions like SSPC, NACE and OTC, to name a few, throughout 2016. About Tesla NanoCoatings Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc. (www.teslanano.com) is a technology company based in Massillon, Ohio. The company's product line is Teslan®, a highly effective corrosion control coating for structural steel utilizing carbon nanotubes, which self-assemble into rope structures, making them highly conductive, tough and flexible. For more information, please click If you have a comment, please us. Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.


News Article | January 28, 2016
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Abstract: Tesla NanoCoatings, the world leader in nanotechnology for corrosion protection, announced a significant addition to its team. Joseph Davis has joined as vice president-sales engineering. Davis is recognized throughout the industry as an authority on corrosion prevention and protection. He maintains certifications as a NACE Level III certified inspector as well as SSPC C1 and C2, and a Protective Coatings Specialist. Davis serves as the chairman of the AWWA D102 Coating of Steel Water Tank Committee and as chairman of the NACE International Institute's NIICAP Oversight Board. He most recently served as vice president of the technical service group for TNEMEC Company Inc., in Kansas City, Mo., where he helped establish the company's strategic vision, and coordinated the efforts of the technical service department, analytical lab, and panel sample lab, with the marketing and research and development groups. "As we continue to lead innovation in corrosion-fighting technology to meet our global customer base's demands for corrosion protection, Joe brings a wealth of coatings-industry technical experience to our team," said Tesla NanoCoatings President Todd Hawkins. "Joe is playing an integral role in educating customers about our breakthrough 2X1 Wet Edge™ technology, our two-coat epoxy primer and topcoat system that replaces conventional three-coat systems traditionally used to protect steel surfaces in any environment in all corners of the globe, offering significant advantages not only in corrosion protection, but also in application time and effort." Davis' prior work experience also includes president of DavCorr Corrosion Services, CEO of DavCorr Inc, and industrial specification specialist for ICI-Devoe High Performance Coatings. About Tesla NanoCoatings Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc. (www.teslanano.com) is a technology company based in Massillon, Ohio. The company's product line is Teslan®, a highly effective corrosion control coating for structural steel utilizing carbon nanotechnology, to create innovative solutions to corrosion issues. For more information, please click If you have a comment, please us. Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.


Hodnett B.K.,SSPC | Maguire A.R.,SSPC | Guiry P.J.,SSPC | Rasmuson A.C.,SSPC | And 2 more authors.
European Pharmaceutical Review | Year: 2015

The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), a global hub of pharmaceutical process innovation and advanced manufacturing, is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Industry, and represents a unique collaboration between 22 industry partners, nine research performing organisations and 12 international academic collaborators (Figure 1; page 34). It is a €42 million state-industry investment, which supports a globally-leading research team of 38 investigators, 34 post-doctoral researchers and 60 PhD candidates. As the largest research collaboration in Ireland and one of the largest globally within the pharmaceutical area, the SSPC transcends company and academic boundaries (Figure 2; page 34). Its role is to link experienced scientists and engineers in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, to address critical research challenges and to deliver industry-relevant solutions, which result in job growth and retention within the pharmaceutical industry. © 2015 Russell Publishing Limited.


Mohanan N.M.,SSPC | Daniel J.,SSPC | Gopalakrishnan P.,SSPC | John J.N.,Cluster Development Center | Mohandas T.P.,Cluster Development Center
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

Attapaddy in Kerala is a potential area for generation of bivoltine seed cocoons. It is a rain shadow area of Palakkad district with about 450-500m altitude above mean sea level. Performance of P1 seed crop rearing and cocoons from Attappady was evaluated for the years 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09. During 2006-07, P1 seed was distributed among 6 seed rearers adopted as per the ISO norms and during 2007-08 and 2008-09, it was distributed to 7 and 17 farmers, respectively. Data on crop success, cocoon yield, pupation, dfls produced and egg recovery were recorded and studied. During the study period, the highest number of P1 seed was brushed during 2008-09 followed by 2007-08 and 2006-07 while crop success was highest during 2007-08 and least during 2006-07. Performance of seed crop rearing and the grainage performance of seed cocoons generated from Attappady for the three years, indicate a continuous improvement both in quantity and quality.


Shankara,Cold Storage Plant | Giridhar K.,NSSO | Thandapani M.,NSSO | Biram Saheb N.M.,SSPC
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

Scientific method of preservation, proper stock maintenance, timely release and supply of disease free layings in well-organized manner play a vital role in the sustenance and growth of the silk industry, particularly in bivoltine seed sector. The software has been developed during 2005 using MS-Access 2000 with Windows Operating System. A Pentium-Ill Computer, 128 MB RAM with Windows-98 Pentium IV Computer with Windows-2000, Windows-Millennium or Windows XP and MS-Access 2000 version or above is sufficient to run the software. This software has been tested thoroughly for over six years for its efficiency and accuracy with large volume of data received from the units. The user can obtain supply reports/data of individual center with particular receipt number. Any problem with any lot, issued among different sericulturists during a particular period, can easily be analyzed and feedback can be generated with this menu.


Beggs A.,SSPC | Stlner H.,SSPC
Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings | Year: 2012

SSPC-PA 17 was developed to provide specifiers, inspectors, and contractors with a standard set of acceptance criteria to determine compliance with steel profile requirements in industry project specifications. In many ways it is similar to the SSPC-PA 2 standard, which has been widely specified since its initial publication in 1996. As with all SSPC standards, PA 17 is subject to periodic reapproval or revision at least every five years. Revisions may be made within that period if the committee agrees that they are necessary. The committee anticipates that refinements will be proposed as the PA 17 standard becomes more generally specified and used, and welcomes suggestions to improve the usefulness and clarity of this, and all other SSPC standards.


News Article | December 13, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

BACnet International, an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems, was proud to participate in BACnet Interest Group China and Asia’s (BIG-CA) “BACnet Golden Week”, which took place in Beijing, China, November 14 – 18, 2016. The theme of this year’s event was “From Green Buildings to Green Cities” and was hosted by the National Technical Committee 426 on Digital Technique of Intelligent Building and Residence Community of Standardization Administration of China (SAC/TC426), organized by the Instrumentation Technology and Economy Institute (ITEI), and, along with BACnet International, supported by BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) and ASHRAE SSPC135. BACnet Golden Week followed a similar format to last year’s well received event and included a technology educational forum, BACnet training and a BACnet PlugFest interoperability event. Companies represented include Siemens, Delta Controls, PcVue, Schneider Electric, Smart IO, Johnson Controls, Shanghai Biens and more than 60 other industry leading organizations. The educational forum was held on the first day of the event and showcased the latest updates to BACnet technology. Presenters included Andy McMillan, president of BACnet International; Bernhard Isler, chairman of ASHRAE SSPC 135; Raymond Rae, chairman of BIG-CA; Douglas Chan, treasurer of BIG-CA; Nicolas Trang, vice-director of the Research Institute of Building Environment and Energy Conservation; Cao Yong, Dr. Zhou Xiaolin and Dr. ZhongYongwei from the prestigious Fudan University; and Li Yumin, vice-chief engineer of ITEI. Bernhard Isler conducted BACnet technology training on the second day, providing participants with a deeper understanding of the future of the BACnet protocol. Material covered included an overview of the 2016 update to the BACnet standard, which includes BACnet/IT, BACnet Security, new BACnet RESTful Web Services, and BACnet IPv6. The training session also gave participants the opportunity to share and discuss their progress, wins and challenges faced implementing BACnet in their products. Training was followed by a BACnet PlugFest event, under the guidance of Mr. Isler, which provided an opportunity for companies to perform interoperability testing for their BACnet®-enabled solutions in a vendor-neutral environment. “We are very happy to support and participate in BIG-CA’s BACnet Golden Week,” said Andy McMillan. “The BIG-CA staff and its volunteers have made great strides in promoting and propagating the BACnet protocol in China and Asia, and many new projects are coming online, showcasing the benefits of the BACnet protocol to the building automation and controls market.” One such new project is the installation at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, which took home BACnet International’s Project of the Year award. This award represents the recognition by the BACnet community of excellence in the design and execution of BACnet, and is the first time it has been presented to a project in this market. About BACnet International BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication. For more information, please visit http://www.bacnetinternational.org.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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The BACnet International community is proud to honor a distinguished set of members whose contributions over the past year have led to increased awareness and improvement of the BACnet International association and the BACnet standard. The award ceremony took place during the 2017 ControlTrends Awards in Las Vegas, NV, on January 29, 2017. BACnet International Managing Director and President Andy McMillan, Marketing Committee Chair Rocky Moore and Education Committee Co-Chairs Steve Karg and Scott Ziegenfus were on hand to present the awards. The Annual Awards are bestowed upon deserving individuals, companies and projects in recognition of outstanding achievements in several categories, including Volunteer, Member, and Project of the Year. There were two new awards presented this year – the Rising Star Award and the BACnet Hall of Fame. The Rising Star award is presented to an individual fairly new to the industry who has already contributed to the betterment of the BACnet International association and showed a commitment to the BACnet community. Inductees into the BACnet Hall of Fame are individuals with at least a decade of meaningful contributions to the BACnet community, who have played a unique and valuable role in the ongoing development of the BACnet standard or the community, championed open dialog and a collaborative approach to resolving issues, and demonstrated a global perspective with respect for regional and cultural differences. “The BACnet International Annual Awards provide an opportunity to recognize individuals who through their hard work and dedication continually enrich the BACnet community," McMillan said. "There are members who consistently go above and beyond to make BACnet an effective and successful building automation standard and we are proud to acknowledge them.” Natsuko is an energetic member of the BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) Working Group and, according to other members, has an infectious, can-do attitude and is a significant asset in the development and updating of BTL tests. She is always striving to do more with the BTL Working Group and over the past year has regularly participated in meetings and helped update BTL documentation. She also presented an educational session at the BACnet PlugFest Interoperability Event. Volunteer of the Year Steve Jones, The S4 Group Steve is an active and dedicated participant of the BACnet International community. His contributions have become a prominent voice within the BACnet community. He writes about BACnet for various publications, participates vigorously in the BACnet Marketing Committee, and contributes Success Stories to the BACnet International website regularly. Steve also actively participates in the annual PlugFest Interoperability Event and provides relevant input for improvement, strengthening the event for all who attend. He has even dedicated his time to setting up an in-house interoperability testing lab to test several vendors’ equipment. Tim is an active member of the BACnet International Marketing Committee, attending all meetings, providing multiple articles to both the Journal and Foundations publications, providing Success Stories, and helping out in BACnet International’s AHR Expo booth. He is always willing to volunteer to speak during BACnet educational sessions, including a 100+ audience with standing room only at NFMT Vegas last fall. Tim also participates in the PlugFest Interoperability Event and in the BTL Working Group. He is a strong supporter of BACnet as the go-to guy for anything involving applying and troubleshooting BACnet in an installation, testing new implementations of BACnet on various products, and educating customers, consulting engineers, and owners on the advantages of the BACnet protocol. Project of the Year      Air Mobility Training Centre in Trenton, Ontario, Canada, by Reliable Controls The Air Mobility Training Centre is one of the most complex facilities of its kind. It was built to house the equipment and personnel required to train pilots and maintenance crews for the new CC-320J Hercules aircraft purchased by the Canadian Forces. It also provides support to Canadian troops serving in combat, as well as for peacekeeping and humanitarian missions around the world. Equivalent to two football fields, it provides crews with a state-of-the-art environment in which to train. The LEED® silver certified facility consists of a combination of 2- and 3-story educational and office spaces, designed and built to accommodate the latest in aircrew and technician simulation, making it one of the most advanced flight training facilities in the world. The facility now benefits from remote access, integration to a large WAN for multiple buildings, and creative programming encompassing energy saving modes within the building. The expertise and diligence of the DDC professionals involved with this complex project brought in the project almost $20 million under budget. BACnet Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Bushby, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Steve has had leadership roles spanning decades in developing the BACnet standard, as well as ensuring its adoption as an American national standard, an ISO standard, a European Community standard, and a national standard in over 30 countries. He is a member of a rather small community known as former chairmen of ASHRAE SSPC 135, where he served with distinction. He also created and managed the BACnet Interoperability Testing Consortium, a cooperative research and development agreement between NIST and 22 private sector partners. That consortium was the seed that grew into today’s global BACnet Product Testing and Certification program administered by BACnet International. Through his work with BACnet, and the extensive network of trusted relationships he forged in the controls industry, Steve helped to change user and supplier expectations of control systems from unique and proprietary to Open and Interoperable. About BACnet International BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacture installation, commission and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication. For more information, please visit http://www.bacnetinternational.org.

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