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of cycles run, tracking of automatic vs. manual operation, load/unload delays, and fault data. To speed correction of unexpected stoppages, a well-designed control system will provide automatic system diagnostics. Detailed screens should annunciate and display fault location and actions needed to quickly restore production. Internet-based remote monitoring further expedites troubleshooting and repairs. Conclusion. Reasonably priced, commercially available technology can reduce ongoing energy, water, and chemistry consumption without sacrificing quality, thus improving the profitability of finishing system operations. ABOUT JESSUP ENGINEERING Jessup Engineering is a leading manufacturer of programmable hoist operated turnkey systems for rack, barrel, basket, and rotating basket parts finishing. With more than 650 machines and 1,300 hoists installed in 42 years, Jessup has more finishing equipment operating than any single competing machine builder. To learn how a Jessup automatic finishing system can benefit you, call 248-853-5600 and visit BIO Timothy J. Kurcz, director of sales for Jessup Engineering, is also responsible for market and product development. A member of the surface engineering community for 35 years, his experience includes process automation for adhesives, sealants, coatings, electrolytic and electroless plating, fluorescent penetrant inspection, cleaning, passivation, dip-spin, electro-coat, and autophoretic paint coatings. Mr. Kurcz can be reached at 248-853-5600 or via e-mail at ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Jessup Engineering acknowledges the following companies who provided technical input for this article: J. Mark Systems, Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich. (wastewater treatment systems supplier); and Duall Division of Met-Pro of Owosso, Mich. (ventilation systems supplier). 702

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