Youâ€™d expect a company celebrating its 65th anniversary to be a solid, dependable outfit, expert at keeping customers happy.Â B&D Industrial, an independently owned provider of industrial products and services, certainly fits that description.Â Whoâ€™d think though, that they would also be a prolific source of creativity and innovation?
This conversation with Tim DePalma, B&Dâ€™s Director of Technical Services and Corporate Development provides a glimpse into some of the truly advanced systems theyâ€™re designing and delivering.Â He traces much of their success to the Norcross, GA based Technical Solutions Group.Â Gathering all their technology gurus into one location enables extensive cross-pollination of concepts and ideas, resulting in an â€śinnovation engineâ€ť to address customers issues and challenges.
Listen to some of advanced applications of remote, real-time monitoring.Â B&D has been able to dramatically reduce costs and boost production up-time and production throughput for their customers by identify problems BEFORE they occur.
And you simply cannot miss the â€śPecan Worm Story.â€ťÂ Picture a two-foot wide conveyor belt-full of freshly picked pecans whizzing along at high speed.Â Some of the nuts have tiny worms on them – NOT something that can go into the package.Â A B&D designed vision system spots the little rascals and ensures a thorough â€śwash and rinseâ€ť cycle.
Very cool stuff!