ISA Hamilton Section

October 2006 Update

In This Issue:


1 - Membership Meeting - October 24, 2006


2 - Glen Taylor - Our Newest Executive Board Member


3 – Upcoming Events - For Your Calendar


4 - Your Subscription & Privacy


1 – Membership Meeting - October 24th

Date:  Tuesday – October 24, 2006 
Time:  6:00 PM - Dinner (Cash Bar & Dinner)  /  7:00 PM - Technical Presentation
Venue:  Pinetree Restaurant - 397 Centennial Parkway North - Hamilton
Follow this link for a map and directions to the Pinetree Restaurant.
Dinner cost is $5 for ISA Members and $15 for non-members.
Please be sure to confirm your dinner attendance!!
Reserve your space for dinner and confirm your attendance via:
- Submitting the online Attendance Confirmation form -or-
- E-Mail message to Jack Vincent -or -
- Telefax sent to the attention of Jack Vincent - (519) 304-0488 -or-
- Telephone Jack Vincent - (519) 304-0489

Subject:  Laser Based Instrumentation Solutions
Worldwide competition continues to intensify, greatly impacting the profitability and product quality of steel, aluminum and other non-ferrous producers. As a result, metal producers are driven to improve productivity and efficiency of their mills, while also increasing product quality to meet growing demands of customers. In addition, line builders and engineering companies responsible for electrical, instrumentation and control (EIC) have to meet ever increasing mill performance guarantees. One factor that can improve mill productivity and efficiency, and increase product quality, is the ability to measure speed and length with higher resolution and accuracy so that the process can be controlled more precisely, within tighter manufacturing tolerances.
As laser technology continues to improve, the accuracy and reliability of speed and length measurements continue to improve with it. Our guest speaker will elaborate on this topic in further detail.

Speaker:  Bill Gehring
(Regional Sales Mgr. - Beta LaserMike B.A. Economics, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, M.B.A., Northern Illinois University)
Bill spent 20 years with TSI Inc. selling and marketing research and process control instrumentation. He has worked with Beta LaserMike for the last 3 years selling and marketing LaserSpeed instrumentation for metals industry.


2 - Glen Taylor Joins Our Executive Board

ISA Hamilton Section is pleased to announce that Glen C. Taylor has agreed to join our executive team as our new Standards and Practices Chairperson. Glen has been active with the ISA over the years, holding the D-13 Standards & Practices position at one point. Please feel free to drop Glen a line to say hello or to discuss how we can better serve the instrumentation, systems and automation community through the Standards of ISA.
Glen can be reached at or visit our Executive Board web page for additional contact details.


3 - Make Your Plans for these Special Events

EXPO 2007

Instrumentation Process Technology

Conference & Exhibit

March 27, 2007

Visit our EXPO 2007 web page for more information.


The date for our 6th Annual Golf Tournament has been confirmed
Mark your calendar and plan to join us on Friday - May 25, 2007

The Golf Tournament web page will be updated with the latest information in the very near future.


4 - Your Subscription & Privacy

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