In late September, as Visi-Trak was setting up the display model of their Sure-Trak2™ Shot Control System, the centerpiece of their booth at the 2016 NADCA Die Casting Congress and Tabletop, they expected they would be bringing it back to Ohio with them, but they were mistaken, happily mistaken.
On the first day of the 2016 NADCA Die Casting Congress and Tabletop, within hours of the show’s opening, Visi-Trak sold the display model of their Sure-Trak2™ Shot Control System to C. Palmer Die Casting of Oakland, Maryland.
“In over forty years of being in this industry and going to shows, this has never happened to me,” said Jack Vann, Founder and President of Visi-Trak Worldwide LLC, as he watched Phil Palmieri and Max Fajardo of C. Palmer Die Casting carry the Sure-Trak2™ Shot Control System out of the NADCA Tabletop Show.
Selling the display model was a very exciting occurrence for the members of the Visi-Trak team running the booth. This was also the first time Visi-Trak had sold their booth’s demo system during a show. The system that was sold is now increasing profits and advancing process at C. Palmer Die Casting.
In addition to the excitement of selling the Sure-Trak2™ Shot Control System right out of the Visi-Trak booth, Visi-Trak was also actively involved in other show events.
One of the most valuable contributions Visi-Trak made at the show came during Visi-Trak Sales Manager Arick Kaschalk’s presentation describing the success that MPG (formerly Metaldyne) achieved through upgrading six of their 1,200 ton die casting machines with Sure-Trak2™ Shot Control Systems. By upgrading to the Sure-Trak2™ Shot Control System and installing the Olmsted SV Series Cartridge Valve on their DCMs, MPG saw a huge increase in all aspects of their OEE, including increases in performance, availability, and part quality, as well as achieving quick ROI.
Arick’s presentation was a condensed version of an article he published in conjunction with Jeff Nutter of MPG in the July 2016 issue of the Die Casting Engineer. A full copy of the article can be found here, as well as a full version of Arick’s presentation.
Overall, the 2016 NADCA Die Casting Congress and Tabletop was a success for Visi-Trak. It looks like a new demo system is needed for the booth, but as Visi-Trak just learned, that is a good thing.