It’s been a while since we last posted and a quick update is long overdue. In the past few years, we’ve added the Tightwire Alignment Tool Kits (TATKs) to our portfolio in addition to the Precision Water Levels (PWLs). Both are high quality tools that are made in the U.S.A. We continue to assemble them at Equipment Development Services in Schenectady, NY and continue to operate out of our office in Pittsburgh, PA.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, please note that our facilities are fully operational. We have excellent disease containment procedures in place and do not have any reported infections or symptoms.
The Precision Water Level (PWL) version 2 is now available. It is more accurate than our PWL-1, less impacted by temperature, and additional water cups to expand the system are priced much lower. PWL-2s utilize many of the same components and processes as PWL-1s allowing owners of PWL-1s to upgrade with minimal cost. Please contact us or see our PWL page for more details.
We’re happy to announce that we’re the only GE supplier in Virginia featured on the Faces of GE website. Our Precision Water Level (PWL) reduces the time needed to take measurements on large leveling and flatness projects by 80% or more. GE saves nearly two days of time with every steam turbine assembly they do (which doesn’t count the time savings when leveling the turbine foundation), resulting in a return on investment (ROI) for the PWL of less than 6 months. To put that in perspective, at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, the consensus was that an ROI of 2 years is normal for a new tool. Update: Although we’re still listed as a Virginia business, we’ve moved to Pennsylvania and the link to our interview on the Faces of GE website does not work.