Introducing Dan Hebert – Vice President of Mechanical Solutions and our newest manufacturing partner, SPX Hankison


Vector Controls and Automation Group is proud to announce the addition of Dan Hebert as Vice President of our Mechanical Solutions division and our newest manufacturing partner, SPX-Hankison.

Dan joins the Vector family with 27 years of Industrial Experience working his way up through the John H Carter organization and then the last 15 years with AWC in multiple roles including Division Manager from Texas to the West Coast for SPX Dryers and Hitachi Compressors.  Dan’s extensive experience and relationship with SPX-Hankison made our newly established, exclusive partnership with them an easy decision to make. SPX-Hankison is a strong brand and a market share leader in the compressed air dryer business. We are confident in and excited to have Dan leading the charge for our Mechanical Solutions Division throughout the states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Missouri.

SPX-Hankison is dedicated to supplying quality compressed air treatment products worldwide. The foundation that was laid at the company’s inception in 1948 has since been expanded to include several global manufacturing facilities on three continents and a state-of-the-art research and development framework within which products are conceived, designed, tested, and manufactured. Hankison participates in numerous trade memberships, has obtained global certifications for its major product lines, and has achieved ISO 9001 certification, the internationally recognized standard for quality assurance.

Hankison is recognized as the world leaders in their areas of expertise and offer the following:

  • Complete in-house design and engineering capabilities
  • Major components and systems are manufactured by Hankison to control quality, maximize value, enhance lead-times, and deliver superior performance.
  • Multifaceted distribution channels that combine manufacturer representatives, independent distributors, private label arrangements, and direct factory sales.
  • Advanced technology, product differentiation, custom engineering, pre and post sales support, training, reputation, and global capabilities.
  • Organic and inorganic profitable growth strategies include new product development, new market development and, international expansion through joint ventures, strategic alliances, and effective marketing.


Tech Time with Chris Fournet – Device Care Registration


Device Care is a software package which allows point to point communication with Endress+Hauser instruments only. This software package is free to use, but does require the user to go through a registration process.

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Tech Time with Chris Fournet – Field Care


The noble difference between Field Care and Device Care is that Field Care is an open platform which allows communication with other manufacturer’s instruments and Device Care allows communication with Endress + Hauser instruments only. 

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Tech Time with Chris Fournet – Commission Wizard


One of our goals at Vector is to be a valued, trusted technical resource. In this video series, we will cover how to load Endress+Hauser’s Field Care and Device Care software packages, as well as how to utilize Commission Wizard to assist in radar level commissioning.

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Complete Level Solutions

Vector Provides the Complete Level Transmitting, Control & Display System with Endress + Hauser and Precision Digital Products

Climbing on top of tanks to take level measurements is dangerous, time consuming and often leads to inaccurate measurements. A better solution is to install an E+H level transmitter and display the level at tankside on a Precision Digital meter. That’s just one of the many possible level solutions using E+H and PDC products. Others include sump-pump level control, volume measurement in round horizontal tanks, water well level measurement and even open channel flow. Learn more about the solution here.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

On behalf of Vector Controls and Automation Group, the Gulf Coast Community is in our thoughts and prayers.  This has been a tragic and horrific event of wide-spread and unprecedented proportions unlike anything we have experienced before. At this time, we know that many of you are suffering personally while also having to balance the responsibility of getting your facilities back on-line.  Vector is prepared and ready to assist to rebuild with you and all Gulf Coast facilities.

We are working jointly with all of our Manufacturing Partners to build up stock to quickly ship what you need.  We understand the flexibility you will need to get your facilities up and running again.  Our Collective Team has given all “Harvey” orders expedited status in purchasing and priority on quick ship availability.

In addition,Vector has access to $36mm available in ready-to-ship products as well as 300+ technicians ready to deploy to perform and assist in the following ways:

  • Walk Through Audits and Diagnosis and Analysis
  • Loop Checks, Functional and Troubleshooting Testing
  • Safely Powering Up and Confirming Pass or Fail Status
  • Replacement Recommendations including Installation and Starting up new devices
  • On-site and Off-site Calibrations by way of an ISO and A2LA Accredited Calibration Trailer and through our LaPorte Service Facility
  • All Instrumentation, Analytical, Mechanical and Electrical needs

We know this is a tragic time for all of us.  We owe it to you and our Gulf Coast community to begin the rebuilding process.  We will be working everyday, around the clock, including weekends to be there for you in any way that we can.  We are aligned with the top Instrumentation, Analytical and Valve manufacturing companies who have committed to the prioritization of Texas, and all those that are off-line, due to Hurricane Harvey.  You are our priority and we are willing to help however we can.  From instrumentation and valves to food, water and other necessities, we have a team assembled to try to make things as easy as possible for you.  Contact us today:  800-969-5678.

Together we will overcome this event.  Together we will rebuild.  Together we will make Texas even stronger than it was before.

Jared Boudreaux
Vector Controls & Automation Group

Summer of Service – Startup & Commissioning



The importance of the startup and commissioning phase of a plant is apparent given time constraints, pressure to reduce cost and increase profit, reductions in plant staff and increase in the need for shorter project implementation times. Proper commissioning of your process instrumentation is also essential. During the start-up phase, time, resource availability and access to specific skills could become critical factors.

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On-Site Calibration



In any regulated industry, operational excellence is at the top of the list. It means running programs that increase plant availability and product quality while decreasing the risk of product recalls. Your competitive edge depends on maintaining and continuously improving production efficiency. Calibrating close to operating conditions and on-site service increase process availability.

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