Launch of Vector University

Vector Controls and Automation Group is proud to announce the launch of our new micro-site for Vector University – www.VectorU.com

Please visit the site and read about our course offerings in La Porte, TX in our state-of-the-art Process Training Unit (PTU). We can also put together customized training solutions from basic instrumentation all the way to advanced analytical training.

Vector University trainers are experienced process industry professionals dedicated to helping customers maximize their return on investment in technology and people. The main goal of every course offered is to provide customers with the knowledge to keep their processes running safely, optimally and cost effectively.

Vector CAG Announces Expanded Representation of Phoenix Contact

Vector Controls and Automation Group recently entered into an agreement to expand representation with the family owned company, Phoenix Contact, to the states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Missouri.

Phoenix Contact is a global market leader and innovator in the field of electrical engineering. They are also a family company working responsibly to shape the future.

Phoenix offers over 60,000 products and solutions for successful use and for the future. Their products can be seen in control cabinets (terminal blocks to controllers), field installations (I/O wiring systems and connectors), devices and connections and in systems (customized packages).

Vector Controls is one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas

 

Vector Controls LLC, dba Vector Controls and Automation Group (CAG) was recently named as one of the 2018 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The awards program is a project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas SHRM and Best Companies Group organizations.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Texas, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.  The 2018 Best Companies to Work for in Texas list is made up of 100 companies. Vector Controls is proud to have been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

 

 

Vector CAG announces exclusive representation for Ayyeka

Vector is proud to announce its new exclusive agreement with Ayyeka to offer an innovative remote monitoring solution.

The sales team is saying, “The Ayyeka Wavelet is something else!” and are excited to bring such an innovative and interesting product to their customers.

Ayyeka, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology company, was founded in 2011 to simplify the process of delivering data from remote infrastructure and dispersed assets to decision makers.

Setting up smart infrastructure networks is streamlined and secure using Ayyeka’s hardware-enabled Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, which collect data from any sensor, over any communication network, using any server, and integrate into any SCADA or software platform.

As the future is increasingly connected and data driven, Ayyeka is at the cutting-edge of IIoT leading in tactical edge analytics, low-power connectivity, and advanced sensing.

Their innovative product, the Wavelet, can fit into a multitude of applications such as – water, waste water, environmental, oil & gas and other industrial assets.

The Wavelet is a discreet, robust device that autonomously operates best-of-breed, third-party sensors. The Wavelet operates using battery, solar power, or a permanent power source. Sampled sensor data is collected, transmitted securely, and then stored on Ayyeka’s cloud-server and/or a customer’s on-premises server. Data can be visualized and managed through Ayyeka’s web-based graphical data management system, the Ayyeka Data Hub, and integrated into SCADA systems and third-party software.

Following its introduction to the infrastructure market, the Wavelet is becoming a dominant IIoT solution for setting up cyber-secure, plug-and-play, affordable smart infrastructure networks.

Read more here.

 

New partnership announced to enhance digital transition in Oil & Gas

Vector Controls and Automation group, along with Endress+Hauser Group, announces the alignment of partnerships with  Angus Measurement Services, LP and  TechnipFMC.

The automation companies will collaborate to bring added value to the oil and gas industry, assisting customers with transition to the digital oilfield.

Read more about the partnership alignment and preparations to prepare customers for Industry 4.0 here.

 

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.

Watch the video below to learn more!

 

 

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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.

Watch the video below to learn more!

 

 

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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.