Princo Instruments is Appointed Exclusive US Distributor for Revolutionary APM 3DLevelScanners

Tel Aviv, Israel -- Princo Instruments, of Southampton, Pennsylvania USA has been appointed the exclusive USA distributor for Israel’s APM Automation Solutions’ revolutionary line of bulk solids inventory control instruments.  APM’s 3DLevelScanner accurately measures the volume, level and weight of materials in silos and bins. Developed and produced in Israel, the APM's unique technology enables much higher accuracy than any other product on the market today.

Using its proprietary technology and patented algorithms, the 3DLevelScanner measures and maps the entire surface area of the material, indicating the actual volume of inventory with much greater precision than ever before.  It employs low frequency pulsed signals which “penetrate” dust and high moisture and map surface irregularities that often occur, such as bridging and coning.  The 3DLevelScaner has particular application in industries that include chemicals, plastics, power, mining and steel, cement, and food and beverage.

The special partnership between APM and Princo brings APM technology, know-how and technical support to the US market seamlessly, as if provided by a single company, including a conditional order program that guarantees the application as well as the equipment. 
A complete inventory of 3DLevelScanner products will be available from stock at Princo’s facility for fast delivery throughout the USA.

Princo has been manufacturing and distributing precision measurement instruments and controls since 1910.  It is one of the most experienced and most stable companies in the process control field.  Princo products are used around-the-world in numerous applications in water and waste-water treatment, chemicals, petrochemicals, food & beverages, medical, pharmaceuticals, utilities, pulp and paper, mining, and many other industries. 

Ofir Perl, APM Founder and CEO commented: "We wanted to partner with a US distributor that has the marketing reach, support capabilities, and strong industry presence and reputation to introduce and promote our innovative and unique 3DLevelScanner in the USA. APM's and Princo's combined strengths will result in accelerated market penetration in terms of both the number of installations and the quality of customers. Princo, which began manufacturing and selling precision measurement instruments and controls nearly 100 years ago, fits the bill in every respect," Perl said.

Princo Instruments manufactures and distributes measurement devices and level controls of various types to all major industries, including building materials, chemicals, explosives, power plants, food and beverages, grains and milling, environmental control, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, plastics, textiles, truck loading and water and waste water. "APM's revolutionary 3DLevelScanner solves inventory management issues that have plagued the bulk solids industry for many years," said Ken Loewenstern, Executive Vice President of Princo.  "It is the only instrument in the world that delivers accurate measurement of bulk solids and powders including: aggregates, cement, granular chemicals, flour, grain, soy beans, sugar, cereals, plastic pellets & powder and many more. It's a feather in our cap to be able to offer APM's products to our customers, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come," he continued.

About APM
Privately held APM Automation Solutions Ltd. is headquartered in Israel. The company specializes in developing technologically innovative, effective and economical non-contact 3D level measurement instruments for a range of industrial applications. Its flagship product, the 3DLevelScanner, represents a new family of devices that takes the guesswork out of measuring the level, volume and mass of materials inside a silo or open bin with 3D mapping of the contents. It incorporates and applies APM’s unique technology to a range of 3D level measurement solutions previously thought to be beyond the scope of level measurement with unparalleled degrees of accuracy. APM products are sold and supported by a network of agents / distributors in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.

March 30, 2009
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