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RF System Lab has recently acquired a variety of impressive customers.  We are excited to announce the latest VJ-Advance video borescope (VJ-ADV) purchases in the aviation, engineering, and power generation industries.

Our latest customers in the aviation industry are Constant Aviation and Sikorsky. Constant Aviation, one of the fastest growing MROs in the country, took advantage of RF System Lab’s no-cost demo program when their current videoscope was out on repair. They were extremely impressed with the ergonomics and overall performance of the VJ-ADV, and when they found out about RF System Lab’s low repair costs, they outfitted each of their locations with a brand new VJ-Advance articulating video borescope.

Sikorsky, designer and builder of some of the world’s most advanced helicopters for commercial, industrial, and military use, is utilizing the VJ-Advance Video Borescope to maintain the S-97 Raider; a Light Tactical Helicopter that can reach speeds up to 220 knots. The VJ-ADV’s extreme portability was a big selling point for their rotorcraft inspection needs.

Danfoss Group Global, a leading manufacturer of valves and fluid handling components for HVAC and industrial applications, purchased two 3.9mm VJ-ADVs to trouble shoot hydraulic pumps on large bulldozers. The articulating 3.9mm VJ-ADV was the perfect tool for navigating through slim insertion points required by this application.

UGI Energy Services is a new VJ-Advance video borescope user in the power generation industry.  They discovered the VJ-ADV at the 2015 Western Turbine Users Group, where RF System Lab Senior Sales Consultant, Casey O’Tool, was exhibiting. After trying out the video borescope on their equipment, they invested in a VJ-ADV for valve and pipe inspections. The versatile VJ-Advance is a great addition to any power generation facility’s tool kit and is the ideal inspection tool for preventative and corrective maintenance efforts.

RF System Lab would like to their newest clients, as well as all other companies that became customers at the start of the second quarter.  If you would like to demo the VJ-Advance video borescope, you can sign up for a no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  For more information on RF System Lab, please visit their website or call 855-787-6966 to speak with one of their borescope experts about your specific internal inspection needs.

 

At RF System Lab, we pride ourselves on making and distributing an affordable, high-quality, industrial-grade product, the ergonomic VJ-Advance articulating video borescope. Additionally, we offer one of the top customer service and repair programs in the industry – the RF System Lab Advantage.

The RF System Lab Advantage means that when you call our facility, you will speak directly with a borescope expert who knows the details of your VJ-Advance purchase. We have the best after-the-sale service program in the industry. If you have an issue, you’ll be able to speak to someone who can give you detailed step-by-step instructions, specific to your application. No need to waste time listening to automated help lines. For your peace of mind, all video borescopes come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty. Need a repair? We can handle that as well.

Our repair program goes above and beyond to make sure our customers receive the lowest repair costs in the shortest amount of time. If your VJ-Advance video borescope becomes damaged in any way, we ship the unit directly to the factory for repair; resulting in an extremely fast turnaround time of only four weeks total lead time.  Our exclusive relationship with the manufacturer keeps cost down, and we pass this savings directly to our customers without any markup. As a bonus, RF System Lab replaces all VJ-Advance accessories, including the carrying case, at no-charge over the lifetime of ownership.  While a customer’s inspection camera is being repaired, we immediately send that client a “Loaner” unit at no cost – there is no need to worry about inspection downtime with the VJ-Advance!

Learn more about the RF System Lab Advantage by speaking to one of our video borescope experts at (231) 943-1171.

We at RF System Lab are proud to announce new borescope inspection camera customers.  Our latest clients include companies in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, casting, manufacturing, and aviation.

We are proud to add the companies listed below, as well as many other impressive industry leaders, to the roster of satisfied customers in October.

Bath Iron Works Logo

Bath Iron Works Logo

One of our customers, representing the manufacturing industry, is Bath Iron Works.  Bath Iron Works is a full-service shipyard specializing in the design, building and support of complex surface combatants for the U.S. Navy.  They had been using a competitor’s scope, but after it recently broke and required over $10,000 in repair costs, they decided to purchase the affordable VJ-Advance video borescope for their weld integrity inspections.  Our low repair costs and loaner program – we ship a borescope out to you, free of charge, to use while your scope is being repaired – made the purchasing decision easy.

Skilled Manufacturing

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From the casting industry, Skilled Manufacturing is another company among our newest customers.  Skilled Manufacturing, a company founded on the principles of hard work and ingenuity, is dedicated to continuous process improvement.  When they needed a precise and high-quality video borescope to check that their metal castings were free of burrs and had a smooth surface, they chose the VJ-Advance video borescope.  With a high-resolution on-board camera and video functionality, the VJ-Advance was the ideal choice for Skilled Manufacturing’s toolkit.

Provincial Aerospace

Provincial Aerospace Logo

Another new VJ-Advance customer is Provincial Aerospace, who uses the VJ-Advance video borescope for inspections of small turbine and turbo-prop engines.  Provincial Aerospace is a global leader in Airborne Maritime Surveillance and a company that offers unparalleled experience and service to their clients, which is why they needed a video borescope that could ensure their reputation is upheld.  The 3.9mm VJ-Advance is the perfect solution for turbine engine inspection needs.

 

We are excited to have one of the premier aircraft repair and maintenance facilities in Southwest Florida, Switlik Aviation, as a new customer.  Switlik Aviation’s owner, Ed Switlik, is one of the most experienced professionals in the aviation industry, and we are

Switlik Aviation Logo

Switlik Aviation Logo

grateful that after extensive research, he selected the VJ-Advance video borescope for his aviation inspections.

We at RF System Lab would like to extend a thank you to our newest clients, as well as all additional clients not listed here.  If you would like to demo the VJ-Advance video borescope, you can sign up for the no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  For more information on RF System Lab, please visit their website or call 888-747-6526.

The ASNT Annual Conference, put on by the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, took place in Charleston, SC during October 27-30, 2014. The conference featured over 165 exhibitors; all sharing the most cutting edge products in Non-destructive Testing (NDT).

Among those products was the ground breaking VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope from RF System Lab, which is making waves as a top choice for remote visual inspection in a wide variety of industries. The VJ-ADV was among many other remote visual inspection tools, which is an excellent indication that there is a definite need for high-quality internal inspection equipment.

RF System Lab’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Duncan White, and Sales Consultant, Zack Wessels, were onsite at the ASNT Annual Conference and had a great time meeting with current customers like Watco and Sulzer. They were also fortunate to have a booth location with excellent neighbors to connect with. One company they wanted to make sure to recognize, whose booth was across the aisle from the RF System Lab booth, was Labino, a leading manufacturer of UV and white light products.

All in all, the ASNT Annual Conference was an event that was well attended and should not be missed by any NDT or Quality Control professional. RF System Lab has already booked space for 2015 and is looking forward to making even more connections.

If you were unable to attend the ASNT Annual Conference and missed your chance to test the VJ-ADV, you can still try one out at your own facility! RF System Lab offers a no cost, no obligation demo program, which you can sign up for right here. To find out more about the free borescope demo or to chat with a borescope expert, you can call the RF System Lab office at (231) 943-1171 or visit the RF System Lab website.

The use of social platforms is imperative to a company’s brand awareness nowadays. Business to Business (B2B) marketing approaches, especially for industry specific companies, vary in the way that they utilize social sites, but those sites are still undeniably important to their online presence. One of the most important social networking sites that we at RF System Lab utilize is Twitter.

We have found twitter to be beneficial to our industry-specific B2B marketing efforts for a number of reasons.

Reason #1: #Hashtags (especially ones that are trade show related)
Hashtags are a simple, yet effective, way to connect with other Twitter users who are sharing tweets that are similar to yours. For example, if I was looking to connect with other users who were discussing Aviation, I could format my tweet as such:

Aviation Tweet from RF System Lab

When you click on “#aviation”, you will be linked with a plethora of other users who are chatting about aviation as well, allowing you to easily connect where necessary.

One of the best uses of hashtags for industry specific companies is unique trade show hashtags, which most shows and conferences now utilize. When you are onsite at tradeshows, or simply looking to connect with others attending, utilizing the hashtag specified by that show is a great way to do so.” For instance:

Aviation Tweet from RF System Lab

Now attendees following the show hashtag will be able to find your booth, as well as converse with you.

A final note on hashtags from socialmediatoday.com: “It is recommended that you only use hashtags for 1-3 words per tweet. I suggest only using it for 1-2 words, if at all possible. You don’t want to flood your tweets with hashed words that make your brand or company look like spam. You want your tweets to be simple and filled with content to direct the user back to your website or link that you are promoting.”

Reason #2: A majority of companies, especially airlines, have an active twitter account. What does that mean? That you are able to strike up a conversation (albeit an appropriate one) with influential industry professionals.

This also means that you can connect with past and potential customers through “favorites”, “retweets” and by simply replying to their tweets. One thing to note is to not over-do it or you may become noticed for the wrong reasons.

The rule of thumb that we follow is to stay engaged, reply, favorite and retweet when appropriate, and keep your eye out for “buying signals”…which brings me to reason #3.

Reason #3: Twitter can help you to find “buying signals” that may not be as obvious in other platforms. Buying signals are when someone has a need that your product can fulfill.
Example:

@GenericAirline tweets: “Anyone have a highly effective, yet reasonably priced solution to non-destructive testing?”

That would be a tweet where we at RF System Lab could reply with a link to our borescope demo offer, or a link to a blog post containing reasons why a borescope purchase is a “need to have.” Buying signals may not always be that obvious, but if you ease into the conversation with a solution that isn’t extremely aggressive (think: here are some tips instead of “here is my product, buy it.”), you’ll be on the right track to generating leads in no time.

Reason #4: Twitter is the perfect place to share industry news.

We share numerous pieces of industry news daily to show that we have an interest in the industries we serve and to make sure that we, and our followers, stay current on what is happening in the aviation, power gen, oil & gas, and manufacturing industries.

Reason #5: It’s a quick way to do a little self-promotion.

A good social media rule of thumb is “80/20” – 80% of your posts should be about others and 20% should be self-promotional. As long as you’re sticking to that rule, there is no reason that you shouldn’t be able to self-promote 20% of the time.

Here’s an example of how RF System Lab promotion:

Promoted Tweet from RF System Lab

There are many other reasons that Twitter is important to Industrial B2B companies, but those are definitely our top five. If you’d like to find out more information about RF System Lab, you can visit our website here. Want to follow us on twitter? Do so by visiting the RF System Lab twitter page here.