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MoviTHERM grows Non-Destructive Test Equipment Sales Force, expands to Canada

Irvine, CA – October 18th, 2017

MoviTHERM Advanced Thermography Solutions (http://www.movitherm.com) is pleased to announce the expansion of its extended sales force in both the US, and now into Canada. Wednesday’s move comes in response to the increasing demand for Infrared Non-Destructive Testing Solutions across several industry sectors.

This expansion builds on a previous partnership formed between Composite Automation, LLC and MoviTHERM. Both companies have found a synergistic match based on their respective background and solution offerings.

“John Melilli and Composite Automation LLC have built a winning NDT sales team. Each team member has individually distinguished himself in the Composite Manufacturing Industry. As a unit, they offer unrivaled expertise in a wide range of applications. We are very excited to have this dynamic sales force representing the MoviTHERM thermal inspection and non-destructive testing products, as they expand across the US, and now in Canada too!”, said Markus Tarin, President & CEO of MoviTHERM

MoviTHERM offers a range of NDT inspection solutions for structural components manufactured using carbon fiber and other composite materials. As the number and diversity of these components grows, the need for more sophisticated inspection technology is also growing. Traditional Ultrasound NDT technology is not well-suited to complex, curved geometries that are becoming more prevalent in composite parts manufacturing. Infrared Non-Destructive Test Systems (“IR-NDT”) offers several advantages over ultrasound equipment. IR-NDT based system can quickly inspect large, curved geometries and offers a cost-effective, efficient alternative to traditional ultrasonic solutions.

A lineup of MoviTHERM’s IR-NDT solutions can be found on their website: http://movitherm.com/solutions/non-destructive-testing/

Meet the Composite Automation LLC Sales Team

John Melilli

John Melilli - Test Equipment Sales ForceWith over 30 years of mechanical, electrical and industrial automation experience, John has worked across a broad spectrum of industries – from food to pharma, and beyond. John understands that the composites industry faces the same challenges as other industries: to increase throughput, reduce waste, and maximize quality, while keeping a sharp eye on cost. Specializing on composite part manufacturing since 2004, John is mindful of these goals, and knows that to be successful, he needs to help customers achieve them. John’s technical insight includes not just an understanding of the systems that Composite Automation represents, but more importantly the common composites manufacturing issues prevalent in the industry. He brings extensive experience applying custom capital equipment for the manufacture of composite parts such as automated fiber placement, automated tape placement, pick and place, filament winders, drum winder, laser templating, ultrasonic cutters and custom automation solutions.

Peter Richer

Peter Richter - Test Equipment Sales ForceLocated in Cambridge, Ontario, Peter manages the Composite Automation LLC sales operations for Canada and Europe. Peter is fluent in English, French and German, and specializes in helping customers improve their composite manufacturing processes, wherever they are located. Peter brings over 30 years of experience in industrial sales and marketing to the Composite Automation LLC sales team, and specializes in high-performance composites applications. Focused on sales to manufacturing and process companies in the US, Canada, and Europe, Peter engages in consultative, solution-selling of complex capital equipment. An ability to understand the situation or problem, both technically and commercially, and its implications, leads to a well-articulated engagement plan in which a solution can be provided. Identifying the ROI by understanding the cost of the problem is one of Peter’s unique skills.

Duncan Cooper

Duncan Cooper - Test Equipment Sales ForceAfter graduating from Weber State College, Hale “Duncan” Cooper began his career as an application engineer in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Plastics Industries. Switching his focus to manufacturing permitted Duncan to gain valuable operational expertise in plastics, composites and metalworking. With hands-on Operations Management experience, Duncan brings keen insight to the challenges of manufacturing composites. He understands how to bring customers, stakeholders, and plant personnel together to find innovative solutions to manufacturing and operational challenges.

Joe Bockrath

Joe Bockrath - Test Equipment Sales ForceJoe is a sales professional with domestic and international experience in new business development, account management, sourcing and quality control. A strategic thinker with proven ability to drive advanced manufacturing solutions, Joe’s experience includes advanced manufacturing, using CNC machining, robotic automation, 3D Printing, High speed 5 Axis routers for composites and thermoformed parts machining, waterjet cutting, advanced thermoforming systems, 3D Printing on a large format, and woodworking equipment.

During the last 18 months, Joe increased sales from 16 million to over 40 million in long term manufacturing contracts for Vantage Associates – a thermoforming and Composites manufacturing company. Joe has been responsible for over 12 million dollars’ worth of heavy duty 5 axis milling machine sales, and 2 million worth of Japanese high-speed gantry milling machines – equipment targeted to automotive car studios for machining clay prototypes and trimming operations. He has also designed and installed 3D scanners to prove good parts existed in raw forgings before machining.
Joe’s current focus is in the Advanced Materials industry, with 5-axis milling equipment and saws for the Space flight, Aerospace, and Defense markets. Platforms include Boeing SLS, ULA Atlas and Delta Rockets, Government DLA Radomes, Boeing 787, UTC Riverside and Chula Vista, Boeing- St Louis Military Spares and Airbus 350 and Northrop Grumman stealth programs.

About Composite Automation, LLC (http://compositeautomation.com/)
Composite Automation, LLC provides sales and marketing services to manufacturers offering high-value equipment for the composites markets. The company has extensive experience selling custom capital equipment for the manufacture of composite parts. Areas of expertise include automated fiber placement, automated tape placement, pick and place, filament winders, drum winder, laser templating, ultrasonic cutters and custom automation solutions.

About MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions
MoviTHERM was founded in California in 1999. The company is an authorized FLIR Systems, Inc. distributor, integrator, solutions provider and product development company. The company offers thermal cameras and thermal imaging solutions for remote monitoring, automated imaging and infrared non-destructive testing (“IR-NDT”). IR-NDT Solutions include Pulse, Flash, Transient and Lockin Thermography methods. Industries served are: Aerospace, General Manufacturing, Steel, Food, Agriculture, Oil & Gas, Automotive, R&D, Paper & Plastic and others.

2017-10-18T19:45:14+00:00 Wednesday, October 18, 2017|News|

Global Trade Association Interview Non-Destructive Testing

Winn Hardin, Contributing Editor for the Global Trade Association for Machine Vision interviewed Markus Tarin, President & CEO at MoviTHERM about Non-Destructive Testing

In his article, published on 10/10/2017 online, Winn discusses two commonly found non-destructive testing methods (X-Ray and Infrared Thermography). He highlights typical use cases and limitations as well as challenges manufacturers and NDT professionals are facing with the implementation of these technologies.

Read the entire article here:
https://www.visiononline.org/vision-resources-details.cfm/vision-resources/Nondestructive-Testing-Relies-on-X-ray-IR-Imaging-for-Product-Integrity/content_id/6546

MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions is a corporate partner of the AIA. You can access the company profile here:
https://www.visiononline.org/company-profile-detail.cfm/machine-vision/MoviTHERM-Advanced-Thermography-Solutions/company_id/919

About AIA

AIA – The World’s Largest Machine Vision Trade Association. https://www.visiononline.org

Founded in 1984, the AIA was organized specifically to advance the global understanding and implementation of vision and imaging technologies to help our members grow. We are committed to providing support and leadership on common industry issues.

Today, AIA is the world’s largest global vision and imaging trade group serving more than 330 member companies from 32 countries. Our members include manufacturers of vision components and systems, system integrators, distributors, OEMs, end users, consulting firms, academic institutions and research groups directly involved with vision and imaging.

Together these companies increase the quality of our everyday lives – from quality control of the things we use, eat or drink, to safety and security in the places we go, to better medical screening and faster drug discovery, to high-tech entertainment and so much more.

Key AIA activities include standards development for the industry; market research and analysis (including a quarterly Vision Market Report for members); trade show sponsorship – The Vision Show and Automate; educational workshops, conferences and networking opportunities throughout the world; Online and in-person certification training; and Vision Online, the world’s leading resource for vision and imaging information.

2017-10-13T22:47:13+00:00 Friday, October 13, 2017|News|

MTV VMA Viewers stunned by live Thermal Video Broadcast

Alternative Rock Band 30 Seconds to Mars wowed the audience at the 34th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. With MTV’s “Brace for History” motto, MoviTHERM helped shape that message by being part of the first ever thermal video broadcast.

Lead singer Jared Leto started teasing viewers about their upcoming live performance in the MTV VMA award show in this interview with The Insider Magazine. Fans were kept in suspense, as he only vaguely hinted on what was to come.

 

Walk on Water by 30 Seconds to Mars, live at the MTV VMA 2017

The above are still shots from the live thermal video below. From left to right: Jay Leto, Tomo – Travis Scott – Jared Leto, Choir & Dancers.

 

A few weeks prior to the MTV VMAs, MoviTHERM was approached by the band’s production company interested in using several FLIR HD Thermal Cameras. MoviTHERM assembled a team of thermal imaging engineers and started working with the creative production team, choreographers, dancers, choir and band to create some mesmerizing thermal video that was sure to capture the audience’s attention.

“This was history in the making, commented Vatche Arabian, Senior Director of Strategic Communications at FLIR. This was the first time ever that four FLIR HD Thermal Cameras had been used in a live, world-wide TV broadcast!”

“We utilized two FLIR A8300sc and two FLIR SC8300 HD thermal cameras with HD-SDI outputs, suitable for broadcasting in 720p” , added Markus Tarin, President & CEO at MoviTHERM. When it became apparent that temperature span adjustments had to be made on-the-fly during live broadcast, we decided to develop special thermal imaging and camera control software to accommodate that task. The software enabled us to optimize the thermal contrast of the performers in real-time during the live performance and respond rapidly to cues of the video director. The MoviTHERM software was a critically important asset to making this a glaring success for Thirty Seconds to Mars, the MTV VMA show, FLIR as well as MoviTHERM.

After the MTV VMA performance aired, social media was lighting up with headlines like these:

Billboard Magazine
Thirty Seconds to Mars Gives ‘Walk on Water’ Its Live Debut With Mind-Bending Performance at 2017 VMAs”

PopCrush
“30 Seconds To Mars Go Full-Throttle Thermal Tech With Glowing 2017 VMAs Performance”

Hollywood Life
“30 Seconds To Mars Rocks Infrared Performance Of ‘Walk On Water’ With Travis Scott At VMAs”

FLIR Systems, Inc
Thirty Seconds to Mars Uses FLIR Thermal Cameras in MTV Video Music Awards

Behind the Scene Interview from the MTV VMA

For a behind the scene interview with FLIR and MoviTHERM, check out the video below. This video provides a small behind the scene view at the MTV VMA show, right before the band goes on stage.

2017-08-28T20:21:14+00:00 Monday, August 28, 2017|News|

MoviTHERM introduces thermal imaging software “IR-CAT”

Irvine, CA – 07/23/2017

MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions (http://www.movitherm.com) is releasing a new thermal imaging capture and analysis toolkit software for FLIR thermal cameras.

MoviTHERM Infrared Capture & Analysis Tool, thermal imaging softwareIR-CAT offers a powerful set of features with a very intuitive user interface. The software tool is intended for research and development as well as for analyzing automated production processes, such as package sealing, hot glue, PID loop characterization, paper and plastic manufacturing, steel and many other applications where heat is a critical parameter. MoviTHERM’s IR-CAT allows the user to perform statistical process analysis of their production process, research thermal behaviors of their newly developed products, characterize heat dissipation of electronic circuits and even perform thermal microscopy using special microscopic lens attachments for uncooled and cooled thermal cameras.

movitherm ir cat thermal imaging software A65 A35 A315 A615The thermal imaging software is also an invaluable tool for evaluating if a particular inspection task can be automated, using one of MoviTHERM’s automated thermal inspection solutions. The captured data can be exported to MS Excel for further number crunching. IR-CAT offers real-time video sequence analysis and the built-in image extraction function lets the user pick the desired thermal images with a simple mouse click.

IR-CAT combines video editing software with scientific thermal analysis in one powerful package.

For more information, please contact MoviTHERM today!

2017-07-28T22:04:28+00:00 Friday, July 28, 2017|News|

MoviTHERM forms US Distribution Partnership with TecnoVideo Italy

Irvine, CA – (March 3rd, 2017). MoviTHERM announces a US distribution partnership with Italian Camera Enclosure Manufacturer TecnoVideo, S.R.L.

TecnoVideo, located in Villaverla-Vicenza, Italy specializes in the design and manufacture of stainless steel protective camera enclosures for harsh and hazardous environments. Available enclosures are suitable for visible, day/night cameras as well as a variety if thermal cameras. Camera enclosures manufactured for thermal cameras are equipped with exotic viewing glasses made from Germanium (GE) or Zinc Selenide (ZiSe) to allow for optimum transmission of mid-wave and long-wave thermal cameras. The range of enclosure sizes makes them ideally suitable for small, medium and large size cameras. The environmental protection offered spans from simple weatherproof, outdoor applications, air and water cooling to full explosion proof enclosures with ATEX certifications.

MoviTHERM will be expanding on the enclosure offerings with the addition of purge & pressurization controllers for cost-effective hazardous location applications for Class 1/Div 1, Class 1/Div 2, Class 2/Div 1 and Class 2/Div 2 rated locations.

“We are excited about this partnership. Almost all industrial thermal monitoring applications require some form of protection for cameras. Finding the right camera enclosure for any particular camera model and environment can be a daunting and time consuming task. With our continued effort to offer value added products and services, we now have a complete line of camera enclosure solutions for just about any situation. Whether our customers are just looking to add an enclosure to their application, or acquiring a turnkey thermal imaging system from MoviTHERM, they can continue to rely on us for the right solution.”, says Markus Tarin, President & CEO.

In addition to offering a complete lineup of high-quality camera enclosures, MoviTHERM also provides application consulting services to assist customers with selecting the right enclosure for their particular application.

“We also offer integration services to assist customers with mounting their cameras into these enclosures. There are a lot of things to consider, such as controlling a heater for the viewing glass, how to power the camera inside the enclosure, how to manage the camera’s connectivity to the outside, maybe adding a copper-to-fiber media converter for long cable runs or an internal temperature and moisture sensor. We even offer custom modification to the enclosure, if needed. That is where MoviTHERM is different. We look at how we can provide the most value to our customers with what we do and know best, so our customers can focus on their core business.”, adds Markus Tarin.

Contact Us today with your camera enclosure needs!

2017-03-17T22:32:57+00:00 Friday, March 17, 2017|News|

MoviTHERM shows “Plastic-Weld-Check” Solution for Ultrasonic Plastic Welding Inspection at MD&M West 2017

IRVINE, CA ‐ (January 24, 2017) ‐ MoviTHERM (http://www.movitherm.com) is proud to announce that they will be showcasing their “Plastic-Weld-Check” system at the Herrman Ultrasonics booth (#3101) during MD&M West 2017 show, February 7-9 in Anaheim, California.

Herrmann Ultrasonics (http://www.herrmannultrasonics.com) leads the industry in high-quality plastic forming equipment for the medical devices industry. The MoviTHERM “Plastic-Weld-Check” system provides a method to evaluate the quality of plastic welds in real-time, enabling tighter quality assurance and process control.

The “Plastic-Weld-Check” demonstration, which will be on display at the Herrmann Ultrasonics booth, showcases the advantages of implementing real-time, plastic weld inspection as the parts are formed.

Picture of a good uniform weld

Picture of a bad non uniform weld

About Herrmann Ultrasonics
Over the past 26 years, Herrmann Ultrasonics has grown from a small start-up to a global leader in Ultrasonic Engineering. With more than 30 patents, the company supplies ultrasonic welding machines, systems, and components for joining thermoplastic materials. In addition, the company offers Ultrasonic Engineering services such as, applications consulting & optimization, and machine integration. While the medical device industry provides a large segment of the business, Herrmann Ultrasonics implements more than 1000 customized solutions per year for a broad customer base. For more information, visit Herrmann Ultrasonics at the MD&M West 2017 Show. Booth #3101.

About MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions
MoviTHERM was founded in California in 1999. The company is an authorized FLIR Systems, Inc. distributor, integrator, solutions provider and product development company. The company offers thermal cameras and thermal imaging solutions for remote monitoring, automated imaging and infrared non-destructive testing (“IR-NDT”). IR-NDT Solutions include Pulse, Flash, Transient and Lock-in Thermography methods. Industries served are: Aerospace, General Manufacturing, Steel, Food, Agriculture, Oil & Gas, Automotive, R&D, Paper & Plastic and others.

About the MD&M West 2017 Tradeshow
The MD&M Tradeshow (http://mdmwest.mddionline.com/) is the world’s largest annual Medtech event. For 32 years, MD&M West has helped take medical devices from concept to market by uniting cutting-edge technologies with the industry’s foremost minds. The event takes place from February 7-9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

2017-04-04T22:29:00+00:00 Tuesday, January 24, 2017|News|

MoviTHERM now offers Single Camera MIO Series Intelligent I/O Module

MoviTHERM announced an expansion to their MIO Series Intelligent I/O lineup for remote thermal monitoring applications. The new, lower-cost single camera MIO Series Intelligent I/O modules (“MIO”) join the existing 7 camera product line. MIO is an Ethernet based thermal imaging module that adds analog and digital output capabilities to FLIR® AX8, A310(f), and FC-Series R thermal cameras.

The MIO I/O modules provide connected FLIR® cameras with the ability to alarm if a configured temperature threshold is being breached. The new, low-cost single camera unit automatically connects to a configured FLIR® camera on the network, looks up the designated region or area of interest (ROI), and starts monitoring.

Two analog (4 to 20mA) current loop signals and two digital (alarm) outputs are provided per each device. The alarm outputs as well as the current loop outputs update continuously in real-time, enabling a complete, turn-key embedded monitoring solution.

An intuitive web server interface provides the user with a quick and easy way to configure or change alarm thresholds.

“The MoviTHERM MIO Series Intelligent I/O module turns FLIR® cameras instantly into a remote monitoring system!”
Markus Tarin, photoMarkus Tarin, President and CEO of MoviTHERM

MoviTHERM’s MIO I/O Module eliminates the need for running monitoring software on a PC. It greatly simplifies the architecture and infrastructure that is typically required for a multi-camera monitoring system. A remote monitoring system based on the MoviTHERM MIO I/O module is easily scalable without adding significant cost or complexity. Each MIO supports up to seven cameras. To monitor more cameras or to extend the I/O, simply add more MIO I/O modules.

Utilizing the MoviTHERM MIO I/O module for a remote monitoring applications completely removes the complexities associated with thermal imaging and software engineering. The user can finally focus on what is important without the learning curve, programming or hiring an engineering company.

Contact MoviTHERM today to get started with your own thermal monitoring system!

2017-01-26T02:16:31+00:00 Monday, November 21, 2016|News|

MoviTHERM Adds MIO Intelligent I/O Support for FLIR® FC-Series R Cameras

MoviTHERM MIO for FLIR FC Series-RMoviTHERM is pleased to announce two new MIO Series Intelligent I/O (“MIO”) modules for FLIR® FC-Series R Cameras. The new, lower-cost, single camera MIO and the flexible 7 camera MIO for FC-Series R Cameras join the existing single and 7 camera line-up for FLIR® AX8 and A310 cameras. MIO is an Ethernet based thermal imaging module that adds analog and digital output capabilities to FLIR® AX8, A310(f), and now, FC-Series R thermal cameras.

The MIO I/O modules provide connected FLIR® cameras with the ability to alarm if a configured temperature threshold is being breached. The MIO automatically connects to configured FLIR® cameras on the network, looks up the designated regions or areas of interest (ROI), and starts monitoring. Single camera versions offer two analog (4 to 20mA) current loop signals and two digital (alarm) outputs per device. Seven camera versions offer 8 assignable analog (4 to 20mA) current loop signals, and 8 assignable digital outputs per device. The alarm outputs and current loop outputs update continuously in real-time, enabling a complete, turn-key embedded monitoring solution.

An intuitive web server interface provides the user with a quick and easy way to configure or change alarm thresholds.

“The MoviTHERM MIO Series Intelligent I/O module turns FLIR® cameras instantly into a remote monitoring system!”

Markus Tarin, photoMarkus Tarin, President & CEO of MoviTHERM

MoviTHERM’s MIO I/O Module eliminates the need for running monitoring software on a PC. It greatly simplifies the architecture and infrastructure that is typically required for a multi-camera monitoring system. A remote monitoring system based on the MoviTHERM MIO I/O module is easily scalable without adding significant cost or complexity. Each MIO supports up to seven cameras. To monitor more cameras or to extend the I/O, simply add more MIO I/O modules.

Utilizing the MoviTHERM MIO I/O module for a remote monitoring applications completely removes the complexities associated with thermal imaging and software engineering. The user can finally focus on what is important without the learning curve, programming or hiring an engineering company.

Contact MoviTHERM today to get started with your own thermal monitoring system!

2017-01-26T02:15:57+00:00 Friday, November 18, 2016|News|

Non-Destructive Test Systems expansion

MoviTHERM Advanced Thermography Systems announced today an expansion of its US sales channels for Infrared Non-Destructive Test Systems. This expansion will be supported by Composite Automation, LLC, a New Jersey based manufacturer’s representation company with over 30 years of complex capital equipment sales experience.

“We are very excited to welcome John Melilli and his company Composite Automation, LLC on board. John brings 30 years of invaluable experience with him. Mr. Melilli has spent many of these years in the composite market, which makes him a natural fit for MoviTHERM’s line of Composite Non-Destructive Test Solutions.”, said Markus Tarin, President & CEO of MoviTHERM.

MoviTHERM is uniquely positioned for the US market with a range of composite material inspection solutions. As more and more structural components are being manufactured using carbon and other composite materials, the need for more sophisticated inspection technology is growing. Traditionally, manufacturers have been using Ultrasound NDT technology to inspect their parts. However, structures are getting ever more complex; curved geometries are often problematic for ultrasound inspection methods. Infrared Non-Destructive Test Systems (“IR-NDT”) have several advantages over ultrasound equipment. IR-NDT based system can cope with curved geometries and allow the user to perform rapid inspections on very large structures. A lineup of MoviTHERM’s IR-NDT solutions can be found on their website: http://movitherm.com/solutions/non-destructive-testing/

 

About Composite Automation, LLC (http://compositeautomation.com/)
Composite Automation, LLC provides sales and marketing services to manufacturers offering high-value equipment for the composites markets. The company has extensive experience selling custom capital equipment for the manufacture of composite parts. Areas of expertise include automated fiber placement, automated tape placement, pick and place, filament winders, drum winder, laser templating, ultrasonic cutters and custom automation solutions.

About MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions
MoviTHERM was founded in California in 1999. The company is an authorized FLIR Systems, Inc. distributor, integrator, solutions provider and product development company. The company offers thermal cameras and thermal imaging solutions for remote monitoring, automated imaging and infrared non-destructive testing (“IR-NDT”). IR-NDT Solutions include Pulse, Flash, Transient and Lockin Thermography methods. Industries served are: Aerospace, General Manufacturing, Steel, Food, Agriculture, Oil & Gas, Automotive, R&D, Paper & Plastic and others.

2016-12-07T20:01:22+00:00 Thursday, November 10, 2016|News|

Infrared Imaging Article published by Vision Systems Design

The Vision Systems Design magazine has published an infrared imaging article, authored by Markus Tarin, President & CEO of MoviTHERM.

In his latest educational article, titled:”Choosing a camera for infrared imaging”, Mr. Tarin walks the reader step-by-step through available camera and detector technologies and explains important technical specifications. Non-visible imaging is a much more complex subject matter than standard, visible machine vision. The user can choose between different detector types for different applications and wavelengths. However, the selection process is littered with possible pitfalls that could lead to costly mistakes, if any of the technical specifications are being misinterpreted.

infrared-imaging-spectrum

The article is touching on the most important technical aspects affecting camera performance and suitability for particular applications. It is meant to expand the reader’s technical background with respect to infrared imaging. However, due to editorial limitations, the article only scratches the surface of the world of infrared and thermal imaging.

Read the full article on the Vision Systems Magazine Website here:
http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/print/volume-21/issue-8/features/choosing-a-camera-for-infrared-imaging.html

 

2016-12-07T20:01:22+00:00 Wednesday, November 2, 2016|News|