June, 2019 Business Briefs Cogiscan Celebrates 20-Year Milestone

Bromont, Quebec, Canada — Cogiscan, Inc., is marking its 20th year in busi- ness. When the company began in 1999, it had a vision for the factory of the fu- ture. The concept: to use information technology to seamlessly integrate all the different elements of the manufacturing process, including machines, materi- als, people, and enterprise systems. The team’s objective was to optimize the electronics assembly process with the intent to eliminate, or effectively reduce, all types of human errors, along with the associated waste and potential prod- uct failure. Fast forward to the present and this vision is now widely shared by the manufacturing industry under such programs as Industry 4.0, IIoT, and big

data/analytics. Contact: Cogiscan, Inc., 28-B Airport Boulevard, Bromont, Quebec, Cana-

da, J2L 1S6, 450-534-2644 Fax: 450-534-0092 E-mail: Web:

Viscom Takes Stock of New Tech Team

Duluth, GA — Founded in March 2018, Viscom’s New Technologies team has been working in fields that include 3D technology and artificial intelligence (AI). The team has established itself as a generator of new ideas and concepts. All members are well-versed in software development and have mastered nu- merous script languages. They have diverse educational backgrounds, ranging from mechatronics to mathematics and IT, as well as mechanical engineering. One recent development that originated with the team and has reached testing is AI-supported verification. The goal of the technology, which is based on arti- ficial neural networks, is to support the human judgment of machine operators

deciding whether or not a solder joint is defective. Contact: Viscom Inc., 1775 Breckinridge Parkway, Suite 500, Duluth, GA

30096 % 678-966-9835 fax: 678-966-9828 E-mail: Web:

Wacker Opens Center of Competence

in Shanghai Adrian, MI — The Wacker Group has opened a new competence center for ce- ment and concrete applications in Shanghai, China. The laboratory will devel- op silicone-based products and solutions that are able to improve the perform- ance of cement and concrete and to make these materials more sustainable. Special focus is on silicone admixtures and performance enhancers. With the new center, the company can investigate how silicone chemistry can effectively protect cement and concrete against environmental influences, as well as im-

prove their durability. Contact: Wacker Chemical Corp., 3301 Sutton Road, Adrian, MI 49221 % 517-264-8500 Web:

Europlacer Receives Frost & Sullivan

Award Poole, Dorset, UK — At a prestigious gala dinner hosted in London by industry analyst Frost & Sullivan, Robert Conway, executive chairman of the Blakell Europlacer Group and group director Victor Lorenzo accepted an award for “2019 Company of the Year” in the global SMT pick-and-place category on be- half of Europlacer. It is an unprecedented fifth consecutive award for the com- pany. The award recognizes market leadership through a process that includes critical assessments and input from industry peers and customers, as well as

Frost & Sullivan’s own skilled observers and analysts. Contact: Blakell Europlacer, 30 Factory Road, Upton Industrial Estate,

Gowanda Adds REM-tronics to

GCG Family Gowanda, NY — Gowanda Components Group (GCG) has merged REM-tronics with the GCG family. REM-tronics is a contract manufacturer of high-reliabil- ity products for the aerospace, industrial, and military industries, located in Dunkirk, New York. REM-tronics will maintain its operations in Dunkirk un- der the new name Gowanda REM-tronics. In addition to the new site, GCG has five other production facilities located in the U.S. This is the eighth addition to

Gowanda, NY 14070 % 716-532-2234 E-mail: Web:

the GCG family in the last seven years. Contact: Gowanda Components Group, One Magnetics Parkway,

Omron Launches New Website

Hoffman Estates, IL —Omron Automation Americas has launched a brand-new website. With several new tools for customers, system integrators and distrib- utors, the website is designed to have an updated look and feel, along with a ful- ly responsive layout. The new site offers enhanced content that focuses on Om- ron’s wide-ranging industrial automation solution portfolio. It includes a blog,

Suite 200, Hoffman Estates, IL 60619 % 847-285-7340 E-mail: maggie.liu@om- Web:

as well as a multifaceted search functionality to improve navigation. Contact: Omron Automation Americas, 2895 Greenspoint Parkway,

Poole, Dorset BH16 5SL, UK % +44-0-1202-266500 E-mail: andy.jones@euro- Web:

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