Operator Interface Terminal Operates in Sub-Zero Temperatures
Salt Lake City, Utah. December 2, 2008 -- Hayward Baker, a geotechnical company, with offices in the US and Canada, has been using QSI's QTERM-G70 for their applications in Péribonka, Quebec where temperatures range from -20 to 24 °C (-4 to 75 °F). Additional strains to hardware are the extreme environmental conditions including rain, snow and wind.
"With rigorous conditions like those in Péribonka, the QTERM-G70 was put to the test and met the required demands for the application," said QSI's Senior Sales Engineer Glen Johnson. "Our in-house environmental testing ensures that all units will perform under extreme conditions. The G70 produced for Hayward Baker meets NEMA-4 sealing requirements and is temperature rated from -30 to 80 °C (-22 to 176 °F)."
"For the Péribonka project, the QTERM-G70 replaces dated gauges and manual processes that were being relied on to get accurate data and make minute, yet pivotal changes with monitoring various flow rates, pressures, temperatures and consistencies," said Fritz Achhorner, Corporate Engineer at Hayward Baker.
QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged terminals since 1984, serves various applications in the geotechnical and oil and gas industries, including concrete pumping, coiled tubing, pumping stations and data acquisition. QSI performs rigorous environmental testing on all terminals including operating/storage temperature, humidity, thermal shock, sealing, operating/storage vibration, physical shock, physical drop, ESD, dust, windblown rain and dust, power-line transients, EMI, EMC, key press and acceptance burn-in.
"The success of the QTERM-G70 under these conditions opens up additional geotechnical applications for QSI," said Glen Johnson. "Our terminals are designed to perform under strenuous conditions. This has a direct impact on our end users bottom line as they do not experience downtime due to hardware issues."
For more information on QSI's line of rugged terminals including the QTERM-G70, visit www.qsicorp.com.
About QSI Corporation
Established in 1983, QSI Corporation began manufacturing low-power C-44 bus board computers. In 1984, QSI introduced their first terminal. Today, QSI Corporation designs and manufactures rugged handheld, panel-mount and pedestal-mount terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI's human machine interface (HMI) and mobile data terminal (MDT) products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-485, J1708, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. QSI excels at designing and building custom and semi-custom terminals able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, humidity and other environmental parameters. All QSI Corporation products are manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770 or visit www.qsicorp.com.
About Hayward Baker Inc.
As a North American leader in specialty geotechnical construction for over 30 years, Hayward Baker Inc., is committed to provide the most economical and technically correct solution for each geotechnical challenge. Headquartered in Odenton, Maryland, they specialize in the following applications: Foundation Support and Rehabilitation, Settlement Control, Structural Support, Site Improvement, Soil and Slope Stabilization, Underpinning, Excavation Shoring, Earth Retention, Seismic Stabilization or Ground Water Control. Hayward Baker Inc. develops and builds much of the equipment they use because experience proves that specialty solutions demand specialty tools. For more information, contact Hayward Baker at 410-551-8200 or visit www.haywardbaker.com.