Benshaw to Supply Custom Automated Controls to Microblend

Benshaw, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company, has made an agreement with Microblend Technologies for supplying custom automated controls for Microblend’s Automated Paint Machine system that has pioneered the entire paint selling process.

Initially, Benshaw will deliver three automated units for in-store analysis with a global home enhancement retail network. Once the preliminary order is concluded successfully, additional orders are likely to be instigated by the end of 2011.

David Linton, President of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Curtiss-Wright Corporation expressed his pleasure in gaining this opportunity and he stated that they wished to maintain their strategic partnership with Microblend in the paint automation process which is superior to the present industry standards. He added that the custom automated controls of Benshaw enhances process reliability, reduces time overhead and improves paint inventory management and its feasibility, thereby illustrating how their high-end solutions add value to their clients and help them to upgrade their business strategy.

The Automated Paint Machine system pioneers the delivery and paint industry’s expense modeling strategies. These improvements are augmented by means of Benshaw’s latest software and hardware components. Based on the Variable Frequency Drive technology, Benshaw substituted traditional systems’ air-operated pumps with electric peristaltic pumps which can avoid the effect of overpressure on the precise distribution ability of the system. Real-time head pressure, tank level and present operational status can be determined with the help of Benshaw’s Custom ladder logic and object-oriented software. Also the innovative design of the Automated Paint Machine enables system dependability, accurate distribution and higher levels of process reiteration.

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