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Construction Marketplace 3 9 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Pollution Control an Industry Leader in Thermal Stripping Technology By Jo Simpson, President The history of burn-off ovens is the history of Pollution Control. My father, Peyton Simpson, started Pollution Control Products Co. the way most businesses get started – he saw a need and he solved a problem. The year was 1971 and a neighboring business was having a difficult time complying with the new Clean Air Act of 1970. That company rebuilt electric motors, which required that the old copper wire coil and all varnish, epoxy, paint and insulation be removed and the stator thoroughly cleaned. Prior to today's stringent environmental laws, this was often done by soaking the motor parts in kerosene and "burning off" the organic material in a pit or metal container. Removing the material by hand is slow, expensive, often damaging to parts and physically unsafe for workers. Peyton simply asked, "If I can show you how you can reclaim your old motors safely without smoke and pollution, would you be interested?" The answer was an enthusiastic yes and the rest is history. The Controlled Pyrolysis ® process and the first fully contained "pyrolysis cleaning oven" were born and a new company incorporated: Pollution Control Products Co. No more toxic solvents, acids and other dangerous materials. Although our first ovens were used by electric motor rebuilders, we quickly adapted and developed ovens for use by other industries, including auto- motive engine and parts rebuilders, paint and powder coaters, oil and gas producers, and plastics, fiber and chemical manu- facturers. Not only did our ovens solve safety and environmental issues, they helped companies dramatically increase production capac- ity, efficiency and profits. Pollution Control furnaces are pollution-free! Pollution Control Pyrolysis Cleaning Furnaces' (burn-off ovens) labor-saving controls are fully automatic and self adjusting. Their patented Controlled Pyrolysis process safely removes paints, epoxies, powder coatings and other organ- ic materials from a wide range of metal parts, including automotive and marine engine blocks, fractional horse power sta- tors, power station transformers, paint hooks and hangers, car skids and grates, water pumps, breaker plates, extruder screws and much more. How does it work? Resulting smoke and gases driven off in the heating chamber are processed through a powerful afterburner eliminating all hydrocarbon emis- sions before exhausting into the atmosphere, making the pyrolysis process pollution-free. The industry leader in thermal stripping technology. Today, Pollution Control industrial clean- ing ovens cover the entire field of ther- mal cleaning and parts reclamation with more than 8,000 installations in 43 coun- tries around the world. We are recognized as the industry leader with ovens in use in over 800 industrial classifications, including branches of the U.S. military. For more information, call 214.358.1539 or go to www.pcpconline.com. PulseLARSEN 'Flex Family' and Multiband Series of Antennas PulseLARSEN Antennas offers RF prod- uct innovations while providing full tech- nical expertise to its customer base, which includes engineers, designers, IoT innovators, wireless carriers, smart grid, smart cities, transportation, medical device, wearables and automotive manu- facturers. PulseLARSEN's FLEXible Antennas Family When your customers need an internal antenna for their devices … Pulse is FLEXible! PulseLARSEN Antennas Flex Family of internal FPC antennas are a perfect solution for IoT devices, set- top boxes, access points, utility appli- cations, automotive, public safety and more. These high performing, lower cost flexible antenna solutions cover ISM, LTE, GPS, WiFi and NFC fre- quency bands, including multi-bands and MiMo options. Highlights include: used by top cellular compa- nies; high performing, lower cost; most available with adhesive backing; standard U.fl connectors, but cable lengths and connectors are customiz- able; and Flex Family Kit also avail- able. The PulseLARSEN GPS Multibands offer a wide array of prod- ucts to cover 700 MHz Public Safety, LTE, Smart Grid, GNSS, WLAN, ITS and DSRC applications. Antennas are available in mag- netic, adhesive and tamper-proof direct mount products, on and off ground, while supporting multi- ple cable and connector options. Need RF support or products? PulseLARSEN has a solution. From catalog embedded, internal, external and outdoor antennas, to customized for your device, PulseLARSEN can provide excellent RF support and services. Embedded antennas easily fit onto existing circuit boards. FPC antennas mount to the inside of device housing. External antennas provide excellent gain and efficiency. Vehicle mount antennas provide excellent durability without sacrificing connec- tivity or efficiency. Need a customized solution? PulseLARSEN can do that too! PulseLARSEN is a leading global antenna and wireless solution supplier founded as Larsen Electronics in 1965, then acquired by Pulse Electronics in 2006. PulseLARSEN provides solutions that reflect its far-reaching understanding of antenna and RF technology. PulseLARSEN offers antennas covering 2G/3G/4G LTE, WLAN (WiFi), Zigbee, Bluetooth, GPS/Glonass/Compass, ISM, VHF/UHF, NFC and custom applica- tions. PulseLARSEN is a trusted antenna partner. Shipped over two billion anten- nas, over 50 years in business, PulseLARSEN supplies consistent, high- quality products by owning and fully controlling its own factories in both China and the United States, and R&D centers around the world. For more information, visit www.pulse larsenantennas.com. A Glass as Complex as the Fine Spirit it Holds By Lorrie Baumann As members of the Whiskey Club at San Francisco's Epicurean Trader already know, whiskey is a very complex spirit. It's made of fermented grain, distilled and aged in an oak barrel, and just as there's a glass for every variety of wine, an equally complex alcoholic beverage, a glass can enhance the aromatics and bring out hidden flavors in your favorite whisky, says Shane Bahng. He's the Chief Executive Officer and co-Founder of Norlan Glass, which is focused on modernizing the whisky drinking experi- ence through design, science and ritual. The company started in 2015 with a Kickstarter launch of its original glass, the Norlan Whisky Glass, the brainchild of Icelandic designer Sruli Recht, who had become interested in whisky – the name for Scotch spirits, as differentiated from American and Irish whiskeys, but he thought that the existing glassware wasn't doing it justice. "He wasn't quite happy with what the options were," Bahng said. Recht thought he could do better. Most aficionados were drinking whisky out of a tulip-shaped glass, the classic Glencairn shape that's revered for its tapered neck that gathers and condenses the aromas from the spirit while cor- ralling the alcohol and its burn. Other whisky drinkers use a tum- bler-style glass that's traditional for a highball. Recht thought that the idea glass might be a hybrid between those two styles – a glass whose interior shape married the capabilities of the Glencairn style with an outer form that had the aes- thetic qualities of the tumbler. After numerous iterations, the Norlan Whisky Glass was ready to release. The result was a glass that enhances the drinker's experience of the whisky while insulat- ing the spirit from the warmth of the hand holding the glass. Recht thought, though, that the glass, great as it was for neat whisky, didn't quite do its best for an iced cocktail. He went back to his drawing board. Ninety design iterations later, Norlan has now introduced the Rauk Heavy Tumbler, which features a tumbler-style shell with an inner vessel that has an array of extruded chevrons radiating from the center, which serve to provide fric- tion points for gripping ingredients used in muddled drinks. For whiskey drinkers who prefer their spirit chilled in a heavy-bot- tom glass, the tumbler, weighing in at 575 grams, will delight. Circumventing the ornamentation of traditional cut crystal, the entire surface of the tumbler, inside and out, is born in a single blinding moment of machine- pressing the molten crystal into a com- plex five-part mold. Within this process, the plunger forms the multi-chevron cross-shaped extrusion inside the glass. The chevrons of this specific pattern evolved through dozens of design itera- tions in search of an elegant and ideal form to aid in the art of cocktail making while visually reinforcing the compass shape on the underside of the glass. While the tumbler's base is precision- modeled as a three-dimensional form allowing the glass to rest on four crystal points as though it were floating, perfect- ing this in mass production is a more nuanced process. Combining the thickness of the glass bottom with this particular base, along with the desired thinness of the rim, required numerous rounds of sampling and even in production necessitates a delicate balancing act of timing and intuition during the machine-pressing process to keep the tumbler from either cracking or sinking on its feet. It's a shape that's too complicated for today's technology to make from a single layer of glass, so the complex- ity of the manufacturing process is as complex and nuanced as a fine whisky itself. "The heavy tumbler was a natural progression for us in creating a new glass," Bahng said. The glass was designed specifically for people who enjoy having their whisky with ice or in cocktails. We wanted to have a glass specifically for them." "Our company is really focused on the ritual of whiskey drinking. We are actively working on developing products that would add to that ritual," he added. "We're not looking at telling people how to enjoy whisky; it's about how to improve on that ritual, how to provide an interesting experience for people." The Rauk Heavy Tumbler is sold individually and retails for $50. For more information, visit www.norlan glass.com.

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