New non-contact 3D level measurement devices from APM Automation Solutions to be distributed in South Africa by Cape Instrument Services

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Ramat Gan, Israel, and CapeTown, South Africa – October 18th, 2006. –
APM Automation Solutions Ltd. (APM) and Cape Instrument Services (Pty) Ltd today
announced that they have signed an agreement under which Cape Instrument Services (CIS) will
distribute APM’s novel 3D level measurement solutions in South Africa. The relationship is
expected to open the doors for APM products among both large and small customers throughout
the region.

The APM 3DLevelScanner™ provides an innovative measurement method that takes the
guesswork out of measuring the level, volume and mass of materials inside a silo or open bin by
generating 3D maps of the contents. APM products offer an unrivaled degree of process level
measurement and inventory control for a wide range of applications across practically all
industries including aggregates and mining, chemicals, food and beverages, pulp and paper,
energy, recycling, waste water, and more. Such accurate material measurement dramatically
improves operational efficiency and management capabilities.

The APM 3DLevelScanner – how it works The 3DLevelScanner employs a 2-dimensional array beam-former to transmit low frequency pulses and to receive echoes of the pulses from the contents of the silo, bin or other container. The device's Digital Signal Processor samples and analyzes the received signals. From the estimated times of arrival and directions of received echoes, using APM's unique patented technology the processor generates a 3-dimensional image of the surface that can be displayed on a remote screen. This unique device can then accurately determine the volume and mass of material. 
 
"We are delighted to have a dedicated German distributor with such a high level of market knowledge", commented Ofir Perl, APM’s CEO. "We looked for a long time for a suitable partner with an in-depth understanding of the German instrumentation market, geographical coverage of all major districts in Germany, and comprehensive business ties with all relevant industry segments. Middendorf brings tremendous experience in selling and supporting level measurement solutions and has earned a great reputation in the German market.” 

"We are very pleased with having signed-up Cape Instrument Services as our distributor in this
region,” said Ofir Perl, APM’s CEO. “The APM 3DLevelScanner complements CIS’ present
range of products, and their well-established presence gives us access to their large customer
base. We expect this to be a win-win situation for both companies as well as for customers in
South Africa who will benefit from state-of-the-art competitively-priced measurement
instrumentation.”

Joseph Goldenbaum, CIS Managing director, added: “We have a customer base of about 3,000
customers throughout South Africa. They range from one man businesses to some of the largest
companies in Southern Africa. We have regular customers in literally hundreds of industries, such
as shipping, cold stores, pneumatics, de-greening, building management, agriculture and many
more. We have already generated a lot of interest from prospective silo owners in the cement and
grain industry and we are all waitng for stocks to arrive. We also have dealers in many of the
main centers who are waiting to sell APM's instruments. The 3DLevelScanner fits perfectly with
the range of process instrumentation that CIS offers and this helps both companies.”
Both Goldenbaum and Perl hope to expand their cooperation to neighboring states in the future.

About Cape Instrument Services (Pty) Ltd
Cape Instrument Services is a specialized instrumentation company formed in 1989 with the
acquisition by the present owners of assets of Cape Gauge Instrumentation. They have a very
experienced staff of 22 people and supply throughout South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Reunion
and Mauritius


They are involved in the sale, manufacture, repair and calibration of industrial instrumentation for
industry, shipping and agriculture. They also have some exclusive agencies and the trend is to
specialize in a few industry leading product ranges. An electronics division was added in 1994 to
cater to the ever increasing demand for electronics repairs and specialized instruments.


About APM
Privately held APM Automation Solutions Ltd. is headquartered in Israel, and its products are
sold and supported by a network of agents / distributors in the UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium,
Sweden, Switzerland, and South Africa. The company specializes in developing technologically
innovative, effective and economical non-contact level measurement instruments for a range of
industrial applications.


Contact:
APM Automation Solutions Ltd.
Ofir Perl, CEO - +972 3 6126120
Email: ofir@apm-solutions.com
apm.mixermedia.co.il


Cape Instrument Services (Pty) Ltd
Joseph Goldenbaum, Managing Director - +27-21-511-4104
Email: info@cis-online.co.za
http://cis-online.co.za/index.htm

October 18th, 2006
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