still getting rave reviews
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ITMA still getting rave reviews
Jan. 05, 2004
By Devin Steele
ENGLAND - The International Exhibition of
Textile Machinery (ITMA) trade show, staged
here in October, continues to get rave reviews.Adaptive
Control, with offices in Charlotte NC USA,
Halifax UK, and San Salvador, El Salvador,
exhibited throughout the ITMA show.
Titzer (C) of National Textiles,
Winston-Salem, NC, visits
the Adaptive Controls booth,
manned by Mike Lynch (L),
company president, and Tony
Webber, sales director
Photos by Devin Steele
"We had a great ITMA," said Tony
Webber, sales director, who is based in
Charlotte. "We had arranged many appointments
prior to the show and made special invitations
to our American clients," he added.
"These worked well and the feeling
that we were there to support our American
clients was interesting. I guess the fact
that Adaptive Control has American and British
offices made us a great source for travel
information. Several major American textile
providers were given presentations at our
A highlight product was the Adaptive Control
APC-12, a fully integrated PC touch-screen
control system with wireless technology.
The wireless "hand-held" control
and monitoring system was also well received,
as was the "dyehouse-in-your-pocket"
concept, Webber said.
The e-Plant Explorer Host system also gained
attention, he added. "The simplicity
of use of the control system host and the
simple graphics made this a real winner,"
he said. "Clients want simplicity,
a clear precise screen and lots of graphics.
These tools can all be used to improve efficiency
Adaptive sold its pH Sampleflo 2000, an
inline pH monitoring system, off the stand.
The company also was given the approval
from one U.S. client that it would be continuing
to retrofit two more machines at his facility
early this year, Webber said.
"We also had many meetings with OEM
dyeing machine makers," said Webber.
"The fact that Adaptive Control is
non-proprietary and we can use any open
components make our system of interest on
a global scale. We have established a new
agent for South Africa and have an active
inquiry for 12 controllers. We discussed
agencies in Thailand, China, India and
Adaptive is a supplier of controls to Gaston
County Dyeing and "this is a significant
step forward for both companies," Webber