Case Studies

Companies all over the world know they can rely on the Laird team to develop smart technology from product conception through to manufacture. Learn how we work closely with customers as design, test and manufacturing partners to solve their critical product and technology challenges.

NLMK Installs Remote Control on Shipping Crane

NLMK, a leading international steel company which produces a comprehensive range of flat and long steel products, recently installed a Laird LRC-M1/CT24 radio remote control on a shipping crane at their Sharon, Pennsylvania facility. Following a rebuild in 2004, the 1955 P&H Overhead Crane was equipped with a radio control and in September 2012 the company decided to update the radio remote control system.

Cattron-Theimeg MP 96 keeps locomotives switching for AK Steel

AK Steel, a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, electrical and stainless steel, is upgrading remote control of 18 locomotives with Laird's Cattron-Theimeg MP 96 Portable Remote Controllers (PRCs).

MP 96 controllers are undergoing installation for locomotive switching operations at four AK Steel facilities in Middletown, Ohio, Ashland, Ky., Rockport, Ind. and Butler, Pa.

“We chose Cattron-Theimeg because of the quality of the product, reasonable price and our positive experiences with previous Cattron products” said Michael Thompson, shift manager at Middletown.

DaimlerChrylser qualifies ECCOSORB® GDS in Short-Range Radar System for Mercedes

A company leading the market in automotive safety is working with DaimlerChrysler and Mercedes to provide a high-end protection system to decrease the number of auto accidents.

MtronPTI uses ECCOSTOCK FFP for Staking Toroidal Inductors in Place

MtronPTI (www.mtronpti.com), a full service manufacturer of frequency control devices sought to encapsulate several toroidal inductors in one of their 250 MHz High Power RF Filters. These inductors (shown after potting below) undergo extreme vibration throughout its lifespan and without being properly staked in place, they would eventually vibrate loose causing the equipment to malfunction.

Blue Maestro: Innovative Bluetooth Smart Thermometer

Blue Maestro has invented the Tempo, a smart thermometer that sends data from the ergonomic sensor to a smartphone or tablet application via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). This product can be used in a variety of ways ranging from home applications such as monitoring a baby`s nursery through to business applications where one  Canadian customer is using Tempos in his caviar business.

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