ControlTalk Now for Week Ending June 9, 2013


Honeywell 180x120The ControlTrends Awards Steering Committee gives big thanks to Honeywell and Amy Anderson for Honeywell’s second Platinum Sponsorship. “At Honeywell, we believe it is important to listen to our customers to understand their product and business needs. We call this process Voice of the Customer (VOC).” Honeywell will be at the 2013 ControlTrends Awards — BB King Blues Bar & Grille in NYC Times Square!

Entouch Controls is More Than a Thermostat: Thanks to James Walton, from Entouch controls, for showing the crowd at Stromquist & Company’s contractor day, what a great solution Entouch has for light commercial buildings. Do you want a low cost controls solution that also monitors electrical loads, lighting, and can be accessed via the web? Entouch might be just what you are looking for.
, Dozier Mills, install an Entouch thermostat.

The 411 on Industrial Pressure and Temperature Regulators: Thanks to our friends at Lesman Instruments for this great training session on Industrial pressure regulators.Topics include: The regulator: A proportional controller, what to expect from a regulator, keys to proper regulator sizing, pressure reducing valves, Back pressure reducing valves, and temperature regulators. Speaker is Jordan Valves product manager, Harry Woebkenberg.

What is Unified Lighting Control and why Should You Care? Ron Poskevich, from Blue Ridge Technologies answers this question and more at Stromquist & Companies System Integrator Contractor Day.

The Grass Always Seems GREENER in Someone Else’s State = The Land of the Prius: CA.GOVIt took a visit to Southern California to experience firsthand the various and practical economic incentives — and day-to-day rewards that are made available to those who take their energy consumption serious. And driving a Prius around California will get a lone driver access to the HOV lanes while waving good-bye to a lot of stalled traffic:

ControlTrends Presents: The Haystack Connect 2013 — Hightlight Reel: ControlTrends is excited to present its Highlight Reel coverage of the Haystack Connect 2013 featuring Scott Muench, Jason Briggs, John Petze, Marc Petock, and Brian Frank who moderated a formidable assemblage of system integrators, inventors, innovators, industry experts, and leading edge customers — representing all viewpoints and technologies in one community-centric setting.

PID Control Made Easy:Stromquist & Company’s Matt Koenig explains PID control. This is a great primer for the industrial control tech because in explaining PID control Matt uses setting up the Honeywell UDC single loop controllers as a practical example of how PID variables are used in industrial applications.

Meet ControlPal: This Weeks Featured Advertiser:
Controlpal.com is the creation of internet entrepreneur Anthony Bronzo. After studying the HVAC controls industry for several years, Anthony created Controlpal.com to fill a void he discovered, in which users of HVAC Controls were being underserved. You can watch this video to get Anthony’s take on HVAC controls and order from him at Controlpal.com
Thanks Anthony for advertising on ControlTrends.

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Ken Smyers

Ken Smyers

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the CTA Awards. HVAC and Security Sales Engineer and Integration Consultant with over thirty years of industry experience.

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