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IMI Sensors Wins 2014 "Best of Sensors Expo" Award

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IMI Sensors, Div. of PCB Piezotronics
3425 Walden Ave.
Depew, NY, 14043-2495
USA



Press release date: July 1, 2014

Chicago, IL - IMI Sensors was presented with the 2014 Best of Sensors Expo Silver Application Award for the EchoPlus® Wireless Junction Box by Sensors Magazine.  Mat Dirjish, Executive Editor of the magazine, presented the awards at the Sensors Expo & Conference on June 26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. 

"We were thrilled to receive so many nominations for this year's awards on applications and innovations in the world of sensors, and to recognize excellence among engineers," said Dirjish. "The nominations demonstrated exceptional innovation in engineering, applications, and sensor technology, and we applaud all of the winners and all the hard work they put in."

A total of eleven awards were presented in four categories including Engineering Team of the Year, Rising Star Award, Application Award and Innovation Award. The Best of Sensors Expo award winners will be featured on the Sensors Expo and Sensors Magazine websites www.sensorsexpo.com and www.sensorsmag.com.

About the winning application and sensor solution:

Condition monitoring is quite tricky on tailings pond pumps used in mines. These pumps are located on small islands in the middle of highly acidic ponds. It is critical that vibration be monitored on these pumps because a breakdown would result in acid spills, which is both dangerous and subject to environmental fines. The only way reliability technicians are able to obtain vibration data on these pumps is to put on a hazmat chemical suit and row a boat out to the pump. Most of the time, technicians are taking spectral data on healthy pumps. The increased risk of danger for workers who have this task, along with the excessive amount of time and effort required to complete the task, made the customers anxious for a better solution.

The wireless technology of the EchoPlus® Junction Box allows for the collection of machine heath monitoring data in hazardous areas. This eliminates the need to have a skilled worker enter these dangerous places to collect routine measurements. The risk and cost of monitoring hard-to-access machinery is greatly reduced when the EchoPlus® is introduced into a predictive maintenance program in the mining industry.

For more information about wireless vibration monitoring, check out the Echo® Wireless Vibration Monitoring System brochure:

www.imi-sensors.com/ContentImages/downloads/IMI-Echo_LowRes.pdf.

Or visit the IMI-Sensors website at:  www.imi-sensors.com/wireless.

Please direct all technical inquiries to:

Stephen Arlington, Product Marketing Manager
Phone: (716) 684-0002 x2353 
Email: sarlington@pcb.com

About IMI Sensors

IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, is the pioneer of ICP® technology and a global supplier of industrial vibration monitoring instrumentation, such as accelerometers, vibration transmitters and switches.  These sensors feature rugged stainless steel housings and survive in harsh environments like paper and steel mills, mines, gas turbines, water treatment facilities and power plants.  Integrating with portable analyzers and PLC's, IMI instrumentation helps maintenance departments reduce downtime and protect critical machinery.

Our Platinum Stock Products program ensures fast delivery of over 10,000 sensors that are in stock and covered by a Lifetime Warranty. With a customer support team of more than 30 Customer Service Representatives and Application Engineers, IMI proudly stands behind our products with the services our customers value most, including a 24-hour SensorLinesm, a global distribution network, and the industry's only commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction.  Visit IMI at www.imi-sensors.com for more details.



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