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May, 2005, Columbus, Ohio -- Objective Control is pleased to announce an agreement with ACT (Automation and Control Technology, Inc.) which will greatly enhance the service available to our present and future steel galvanizing customers. ACT will exclusively market, install, and service the Objective Control Galvanize Coating Weight Control System. With worldwide operations headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, ACT supplies nucleonic and X-Ray sensors and control systems to the metals industry and other sheetmaking industries. Close physical proximity and long-established relationships between Objective Control and ACT assure a smooth transition, and the same team of experienced people from our former partner, CMC, will now be part of the ACT team. Objective Control will continue to be responsible for ongoing development and support of the advanced technology used in the Objective Control Galvanize Coating Weight Control System.

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December, 2004, Columbus, Ohio -- Objective Control and CMC held meetings in Korea with Dongbu Steel in preparation for the upcoming installation of our coating weight control system on the No. 4 Continuous Galvanizing Line currently under construction at Dongbu's Asan Bay Works. This will be the sixth installation of the Objective Control Galvanize Coating Weight Control System.

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August, 2004, Columbus, Ohio -- Objective Control and Corson Manufacturing Consulting will again have a booth at the Galavanizers Association meeting in Charleston, S.C., Oct. 3-6, 2004. Please plan to visit us to discuss results from our 5 existing installations of the Objective Control Galvanize Coating Weight Control System, and to experience a live demo. Bob Wilhelm of Objective Control and Dave Maas of ProTec Coating Company will present a paper at the conference: Evaluating On-Line Surface Roughness Measurement for Coating Weight Control. 

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June, 2004, Columbus, Ohio -- Objective Control and Corson Manufacturing Consulting have successfully completed phase 1 of the installation of the Objective Control Galvanize Coating Weight Control System at SSAB in Borlnge, Sweden. Phase 1 includes all basic control functions plus auto-passline tracking. Later in 2004, auto-skew and statistical target management will complete the feature set. SSAB reports that the process operators are delighted with the performance of the system.

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November, 2003, Columbus, Ohio -- CMC and Objective Control have received an order from SSAB in Borlnge, Sweden for the Objective Control Galvanize Coating Weight Control System. It will be installed in early 2004 on a line being converted from AluZink (the process called GalvAlum in the U.S.) to galvanizing.

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September, 2003, Columbus, Ohio -- CMC and Objective Control have received an order for the Objective Control Galvanize Coating Weight Control System for The Worthington Steel Company's Delta, Ohio facility.

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May, 2003, Columbus, Ohio -- CMC and Objective Control have received an order from Nucor Steel's Hickman division in Arkansas for the Objective Control Galvanize Coating Weight Control System.

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See our on-line brochure about the Coating Weight Control System for Steel Galvanizing developed in collaboration with Corson Manufacturing Consulting, Ltd.

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October, 2002, Columbus, Ohio -- Objective Control was recognized by i-Logix Inc., maker of advanced software for developing embedded real-time systems, for the innovative use of its product, Rhapsody in C++ (TM), in the development of our Coating Weight Control System for Steel Galvanizing. See the promotional write-up produced by i-Logix.

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September, 2002, Columbus, Ohio -- The CMC/Objective Control Galvanize Coating Weight Control System is achieving excellent results on two lines ProTec Coating Company in Leipsic, Ohio (USA). It has been on line since early 2002 on the first line, and since May, 2002 on the second.

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September, 2000, Columbus, Ohio -- Objective Control Ltd. (OC) and Corson Manufacturing Consulting, Ltd. (CMC) are collaborating on the design of a third generation advanced steel galvanizing control system. CMC has signed a contract with a major steel coating company to replace the coating control systems on two galvanizing lines in 2001.

CMC has contracted OC to provide the control algorithms and real-time control software for these systems. OC is also playing a substantial role in the design of the software architecture for the overall system.

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September, 2000, Columbus, Ohio -- Bob Wilhelm of Objective Control Ltd. and Dick Corson of Corson Manufacturing Consulting, Ltd. made presentations on Measurement and Control of the Steel Galvanizing Process to U. S. Steel's Galvanizing Process Control Users' Group at a meeting at the USS-POSCO plant in Pittsburg, California.

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September, 2000, Columbus, Ohio -- Objective Control Ltd. (OC) and Corson Manufacturing Consulting, Ltd. (CMC) will be present with an exhibit booth at the Galvanizers Association's 2000 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday, October 30. Dick Corson of CMC will be presenting a paper on galvanizing control at the meeting.

Recent Publications from Objective Control

bulletWilhelm, R. G., and Maas, D. L., Evaluating On-Line Surface Roughness Measurement for Coating Weight Control. Proceedings of the 96th Meeting of the Galvanizers Association, Charleston, SC, October, 2004.
bulletCorson, R., Model-Based Coating Weight Control Systems for Galvanizing.  Proceedings of the 94th Meeting of the Galvanizers Association, Detroit, MI, October, 2002. (Click here to view)
bulletWilhelm, R., Maas, D., and Hueve, A., Evaluating Air Knife Adjustments with the Aid of a Coating Weight Model. Proceedings of the 93rd Meeting of the Galvanizers Association, Portland, OR, September, 2001. (Click here to view)
bulletCorson, R., A Statistical Analysis of Coat Weight MeasurementsProceedings of the 92nd Meeting of the Galvanizers Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October, 2000. (Click here to view)
bulletWilhelm, R., Design by Reification: Process Centric and System Centric Models in Process Control, Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Real-Time Control , Grand Canyon, AZ, October 1998.
bulletWilhelm, R., In Search of the Cheshire Cat: the Invisible Automation System Paradox, ISA Transactions, 35 (1996) 321-327.
bulletGilbert, J., and Wilhelm, R., A Concurrent Object Model for an Industrial Process Control Application, Journal of Object Oriented Programming, 7, 1993.

 

 

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