Monday, March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Statement: Essential Service Provider

Currently the Duncan Company/Arjay Automation is operating with full capability. We have implemented plans that will allow most of our Customer Service Staff to work onsite or remotely. We have asked our Outside Sales Reps to work from home. We have taken steps within our organization to keep our Warehouse (Shipping and Receiving) and Automation Shop fully functioning.

As an “Essential Service Provider” as deemed by the State of Wisconsin and Illinois we will stay open. We serve the food, pharma, energy, chemical, water, paper, material waste industries, and other critical manufacturing. It is our intent to stay open as long as Freight Carriers are still delivering and/or the authorities do not shut Essential Businesses down. The only thing that will limit us is the ability of our Manufactures to provide Products.

Minnesota and the Dakotas have not implemented a Shelter in Place order yet, but we believe that if they do, we will be considered an Essential Service Provider in these states as well.

As we have moved further into the pandemic it seems that most of our Manufacturers have adjusted and the impact on deliveries is minimal. This is a very fluid situation and lead times can change quickly. The more accurately you can define your lead time requirements the more likely we will be able to meet them either thru traditional sources or alternate sources.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Check Out the 3rd Annual North American IEC 61850 Tutorial & Workshop

3rd Annual North American IEC 61850 Tutorial

OMICRON is a worldwide provider of  innovative products and services used by the electrical power industry for testing, diagnostics and monitoring of assets worldwide. Each year they host a tutorial and workshop that focuses on the engineering and commissioning of IEC 61850 in protection, automation, and control, as well as the cyber security in electrical power systems.  This year (2020) the event runs May 19 through May 21, and it is held at the OMICRON Academy Training Center in Houston.

It costs $595 to register which includes course material, breakfast, breaks, lunch, Continuing Technical Development Credits (NETA CTD’s), Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and networking reception.

To learn more and register, visit this web page.