RF System Lab is proud to announce big names in multiple industries that recently invested in the VJ-ADV. New customers include companies from industries such as aviation, power generation, railway, and chemical manufacturing.
The first of RF System Lab’s newest customers comes from the aviation industry. Critical Care Medflight, a certified air ambulance service provider, was sold on the VJ-ADV after an unpleasant experience with a competitor’s scope. Critical Care Medflight required a repair on their previous borescope, but when they found out that the service would cost them almost as much money as the tool itself, they decided to purchase a VJ-ADV instead. Our low-cost of ownership is just one of the reasons that Critical Care Medflight invested in the articulating VJ-ADV.
Another new VJ-Advance video borescope user is Sempra, a leader in power generation. Sempra, named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune for 2015, purchased two VJ-Advance articulating video borescopes for two very different applications. The purchase included a 5m VJ-ADV, its long length made it perfect for piping inspections, and a 1.5m VJ-ADV, which will be used for inspecting cylinders on compressors. We are grateful to be able to call this industry leader one of their new clients.
Representing the Railway industry is GBW Railcar Services. This joint-venture between Greenbrier and Watco created one of the largest independent railcar repair shop networks on the continent. RF System Lab is proud to know that they are utilizing the VJ-ADV for their rail needs; specifically for inspecting the integrity of welds in tank car jackets. Without a high-quality inspection tool, confirming weld integrity on tank cars would require a full-removal of the jacket, leading to much more work and additional expenses. Additionally, RF System Lab is looking forward to connecting with GBW Railcar services at Railway Interchange, taking place in Minneapolis, MN on October 4-6 of this year.
RF System Lab is proud to have DOW Union Carbide as a continued VJ-ADV customer. DOW had already purchased units for multiple locations, but the VJ-ADVs were used so frequently that they required additional units. DOW relies on the VJ-ADV to confidently complete quality inspections of their chemical manufacturing equipment.
We would like to thank these clients, as well as all other new clients not listed here. 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 our website or call 855-787-6966 to speak with one of our borescope experts about your specific internal inspection needs.
The 2015 Global Force Symposium and Exposition, formally known as the AUSA Winter Symposium, and the 2015 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit are taking place in two weeks. The Global Force Symposium, occurring March 31-April 2nd, is located at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL while the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit goes from March 29-April 1st at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. Even with the overlapping dates, RF System Lab’s VP of Government Programs, Joel Riling, will be exhibiting at both events.
A bit of background on both of these events, which RF System Lab has attended for a few years in a row now and are shows we do not want to miss:
- Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit: The entire Army Community – Active Duty, National Guard, Army Reserve, Department of Army Civilians, and other industry reps — gather in an exhibit hall to find solutions for the challenges aviation warfighters face around the world. The symposium also features numerous networking opportunities, 16 hours of professional development, and over 300,000 square feet of exhibits.
- Global Force Symposium: This three-day event, hosted by the Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land Warfare (AUSA ILW), features presentations from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, the United States Army Materiel Command and the Office and the Assistant Secretary of the Army. The goal of the symposium is to explore the capabilities outlined in the Army Operating Concept and how the force transforms from being adaptive to driving innovation for Force 2024 and beyond. It also includes a large exhibit hall and offers exclusive exhibit-hall-only hours.
Joel Riling is looking forward to providing more information at these events about the articulating VJ-Advance video borescope, a tool that is currently being used by every branch of the military. Attendees interested in improving their quality control and learning more about remote visual inspection can stop by RF System Lab’s booth at either of these events. Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit booth #920 & Global Force Symposium booth #909.
If you go…
Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit
- Venue: Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN
- Exhibits open on Sunday, March 29th at 4:30pm
- RF System Lab booth: #920
Global Force Symposium
- Venue: The Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL
- Exhibits open on Tuesday, March 31st at 10:45am
- RF System Lab booth #909
Find out about more of our upcoming tradeshow appearances in a variety of different industry-focused shows, conferences, and expositions at the RF System Lab website.
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.
RF System Lab would like to welcome a variety of new clients from the month of August. The newest purchasers of the VJ-ADV include companies from multiple industries, including Food Processing, Casting, Integrated Technology, and Power Generation.
Joining our newest customers in the Food Processing industry is one of the world’s largest food companies, General Mills. The well-known brand required a high-quality borescope to complete internal inspections of pipes that guide ammonia around their factory and ensure there was no leakage. To make sure that inspections with the VJ-ADV could be performed efficiently, General Mills installed inspection points in the pipes for easy entrance. With a brand recognizable in almost every household, General Mills needed to make sure to invest in a borescope that could help them complete inspections with confidence.
Another new VJ-Advance video borescope user is Skilled Manufacturing, a Traverse City, Michigan based company that specialized in engineering design and manufacturing quality. Skilled Manufacturing had been utilizing a competitor’s video borescope, but found the repairs to be costly and frequent. Thanks to our low-cost repair service, which includes a free loaner VJ-ADV to use while your borescope is being fixed, Skilled Manufacturing was able to save time and money completing casting inspections. When you are a manufacturer of oil pans for top automotive companies, you cannot afford any downtime.
We also acquired an Integrated Technology customer this past August. Plexus Corp is known for providing electronic engineering and
manufacturing services around the globe. They recently purchased a 3.9mm VJ-ADV to internally inspect electro-machinery and circuit boards. The slim 3.9mm VJ-ADV is the perfect fit for small-space inspections, especially with joy-stick controlled four-way articulation functionality. When inspecting hard-to-reach places, a borescope with hi-res image quality and the flexibility to effortlessly navigate around corners is a must, which is why Plexus Corp selected the VJ-ADV for their inspections.
In addition, we are proud to have Florida Power & Light, an investor-owned utility company providing electric power throughout Florida, as a new customer in the Power Generation industry. Florida Power & Light required a video borescope as soon as possible when an outage occurred. RF System Lab has VJ-ADV borescopes in stock to provide next day, if needed. Therefore, when a power generation company, like Florida Power & Light, must complete immediate corrective maintenance, RF System Lab is able to fulfill that need and quickly ship out the proper borescope for the job.
We at RF System Lab would like to extend a thank you to these new 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 a no-cost, no-obligation demo program. For more information on RF System Lab, please visit our website or call 855-787-6966 to speak with one of our borescope experts about your specific internal inspection needs.
Video borescopes have many different applications; including the Railway industry. For the first time, RF System Lab is breaking into the rail car maintenance industry, specifically tank car maintenance, by attending the RSI/CMA 2014 Canadian Rail Summit. This year’s Canadian Rail Summit is taking place at the Palais Des Congres in Montreal, Quebec from September 21-23, 2014.
Summit highlights include:
- A keynote speech from CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau, who will provide attendees a fresh insight into the current state and future Canadian rail industry
- An exhibit featuring over 120 exhibitors and the newest technology in the rail supply industry
- A chance to connect with other industry professionals – the conference even has its own hashtag: #rsicma2014
RF System Lab Director of Sales and Marketing, Duncan White, will be on the exhibit floor educating attendees on how borescopes can greatly assist with tank car inspections. RF System Lab’s VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope, with insertion tube diameters of 2.8mm, 3.9mm or 6.9mm, is perfect for inspecting hard-to-reach areas that the naked eye cannot observe. That, in combination with its extreme portability and joystick-controlled, 360-degree articulation, makes it the ideal remote visual inspection tool for internal weld inspections of tank car jackets.
If you’re interested in learning more about video borescope inspections and testing out the remarkable VJ-ADV video borescope for yourself, stop by booth #324 and meet with Duncan for more information.
For more information about the RSI/CMA 2014 Canadian Railway Summit, visit the conference website.
Learn more about the VJ-ADV and how it assists with tank car inspections:
Opening Time: Exhibits open at 4:00pm on Sun., Sept. 21 and again at 9:00am on Mon., Sept. 22
Conference Dates: September 21-23, 2014
Venue: Palais Des Congres, Montreal, Quebec
We look forward to providing a chance for railway industry professionals to test the VJ-Advance. If you are unable to attend the symposium don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, call us toll-free at (888) 747-6526.