APPLIED INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SOLUTIONS LLC
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ApICS is composed of experienced industrial automation controls systems consultant experts who use analytical skills and application knowledge to solve difficult motion and control system application problems in a wide spectrum of systems.

Address: 4597 East Sprague Road, Independence OHIO. 44131

Headquarters Telephone: (216) 759 2450

Regional Office Telephone: (440) 832 2009

Contact Information: admin@apicsllc.com

Marketing Sales: vboulter@apicsllc.com

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ApICS CONSULTANTS' BIOGRAPHIES ApICS has exceptional, experienced, industry recognized automation experts in industrial automation, process automation control, and motion control system specification, design, and analysis working to solve your motion controls problems, read about them here.

WHAT DOES ApICS DO?

Modeling and simulation of physical systems from first principal equations, for the purpose of: A-Priori analysis of control systems with proposed mechanical/electrical designs. ( )

Analysis of proposed control-systems with existing mechanical/electrical designs. ( )

Analysis of problematic mechanical system / electrical system interactions ( )

Derivation of first principal equations. ( )

Simulation of electrical systems ( )

Analysis of complex industrial electrical systems ( )

Design of linear and non-linear regulator algorithms Design the best possible controllers algorithms using customer specified hardware/software configurations Research into state-of-the-art Self-Tuning motion control and regulation algorithms for winder, and industrial automation, conveyors, process line ()

ApICS maintains a co-operative relationship with the Automatic regulators Laboratory (Cleveland State University) and the Web-Handling Research Center. ( )

Experts in Tension control systems, Winding tension control system expert, Web handling tension control systems and conveyors.

Elevator controls System Experts and Elevator Speed Controller system experts )

Provide technical guidance to ApICS customers for web handling: Interface between ApICS customers and O.E.Ms & vendors to ensure that technical specifications are correctly identified for a given application, and that the vendors provide adequate verification of performance. ( ) )

Specify drives, motors, gearing, etc for metals, paper, converting, consumer products, winder, dancer, and other process line applications. ( )

Interface between ApICS customers and O.E.Ms & Vendors to solve process and/or regulator problems. ( )

Provide Winder Tension Control Expertise. ( )

Provide assistance with proposal and proposals

Provide technical training regulators system systems analysis and design: theoretical fundamentals and practical considerations. Modeling physical systems, (entry level to advanced).

Application specific training (e.g winders, speed torque position pressure tension regulation. Process automation, Automation Engineering, controllers of bridle, Tension levelers, Dancers, cut-to-length / stamping machines, printing registration, accumulators, automotive test-stands dynamometers, tension-control, conveyors, etc.)

ApICS CONSULTANTS' BIOGRAPHIES

Brian Boulter: President

Harry W. Fox: Senior Consulting Engineer

Robert F. Lockhart: Senior Consulting Engineer

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS DIRECTORY

B. T. Boulter, Z. Gao, "Matrix Interpolation Based Self-Tuning Web Tension Regulation", Proceedings of 3rd. International Web Handling Conference, pp 280 - 301, Oklahoma State University, June, 1995.

B. T. Boulter, "High Bandwidth Armature Current Regulation of a Cold-Rolling Mill MG-Set with Parallel 12 Pulse D-C Bridge at Inland Steel ", Iron and Steel Engineer, The Journal of the AISE, pp 52 - 57, December, 1996.

B. T. Boulter, R. F. Lockhart, "Diameter Sizing of Rolls in Bridle That Utilize Powder Clutches", IEEE IAS Transactions, pp 797-800, May/June 1997.

B. T. Boulter, "The Effect of Speed Loop Bandwidths on System Natural Frequencies in Multi - Zone Strip Processing Lines" , Transactions of the IEEE-IAS, pp 126 - 134 Jan/Feb. 1999, (IEEE IAS Conference Meritorious Paper Award)

B. T. Boulter, "Tripper Assisted Belt Conveyor Tension Regulation" , Proceedings of the 12th. Annual A-B Automation Fair, Nashville, Tennessee. November 1997, (Best of session award)

B. T. Boulter, " Improving Bridle Low Speed Regulation Using Cascaded Current Followers " , IEEE-IAS Transactions, Jul/Aug. 2001, (IEEE IAS Conference Meritorious Paper Award)

B. T. Boulter, " Applying Drive Performance Specifications to Systems - Part I, Speed Performance " ,IEEE-IAS Transactions, Jul/Aug. 2001, (IEEE IAS Conference Outstanding Paper Award)

B. T.. Boulter, "Estimating Web Strain, Modulus of Elasticity and Loss Torque Using an Extended Kalman Filter", Proceedings of 5th. International Web Handling Conference, pp 287 - 306, Oklahoma State University, June, 1999, (Honorable Mention - Longitudinal Dynamics and tension-control).

B. T.. Boulter, Y. Hou, Z. Gao, F. Jiang, "Active Disturbance Rejection regulators for Web Tension Regulation", Proceedings of 40th. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando Florida, Dec. 2001,.

B. T. Boulter, " Applying Drive Performance Specifications to Systems Applications - Part 2, Torque Regulation / Winders" , Proceedings of the 36th. IEEE-IAS Conference on Industry Applications, Chicago, IL., October 2001

B. T. Boulter, " Applying Drive Performance Specifications to Systems- Part 3, Position & Motion Regulation / Control" , Proceedings of the 36th. IEEE-IAS Conference on Industry Applications, Pittsburgh, PA., October 2002

B. T. Boulter, "Winder Unwinder Scheduling Equations" Proceedings of the 36th. IEEE-IAS Conference on Industry Applications, Salt Lake City, UT., October 2003

B. T. Boulter, " Designing a dynamometer Test Stand with an Emulated Gasoline/Diesel Engine Power Source: A White Paper" , ApICS LLC Automotive Business Unit Marketing Document

B. T. Boulter, " Designing an Emulated Gasoline/Diesel Test Stand dynamometer to Include Engine Firing Torque Pulses: A White Paper" , ApICS LLC Automotive Business Unit Marketing Document

B. T. Boulter, " Winder Tension regulators - a Tutorial" , ApICS LLC Automotive Business Unit Marketing Document

SELECTED SYSTEMS REPORTS

B. T. Boulter, "Accumulator Tower Tension Regulation and System Identification Techniques.." SR 1

B. T. Boulter, "Writing Difference Equations for Filters." SR 3

B. T. Boulter, " Elevator Modeling and Speed Control of Elevators ", SR 7

B. T. Boulter, H. W. Fox, "Bending Loss Calculations", SR 9

B. T. Boulter, "Air Propelled People Mover Vehicle Speed System Analysis ", SR 12

B. T. Boulter, "Analysis of a Printing Line Coating Section ", SR 14

B. T. Boulter, "Automotive Test Stand Controls System Analysis" SR 17, pp 1- 107

B. T. Boulter, "Winder Dancer Control & Analysis of Dancer Oscillations" SR 17

B. T. Boulter, "Clutch Dancer Control Simulation And Development Of A Robust Dancer Control Algorithm" SR 21

B. T. Boulter, "Winder Tension regulators in Industrial Applications" SR 21

B. T. Boulter, "Modeling of a Modular, Autonomous Heavy Ordnance Handling and Motion Control System" SR 23

B. T. Boulter, "Winder Tension regulators an Industrial Automation TUTORIAL" SR 23

Selected Training Manuals

B. T. Boulter, H.W. Fox, " Advanced Dynamic Simulation and Process Automation", Course: ApICS EC 4.

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ApICS LLC Consultant experts are available for hire to solve your most perplexing regulators and system stability problems and performance issues. We bring over 100 years of combined field experience to the table, to help you solve your application problems in the field.

The follwoing sample Field Engineering Reports provide you with an idea of our capabilities in industrial automation, and process automation of motion control systems.

We also have excellent reference letters from satisfied customers:

ApICS CLIENTS

Rockwell Automation (OH)

Orbital Research Inc. (OH)

Rockwell Automation (Australia)

Mustang Dynamometer Corp. (OH)

General Motors Corp. - Allison Transmissions (MI)

Ford Motor Co. (MI)

Nexen Group Inc. (MN)

Aeromovel Brazillia Corp. (Brazil)

ALCAN Inc. (Canada)

USX Corporation. (PA)

Applied regulators Research Laboratory (OH)