September 2019 | Vol. 9

5 Things You Need To Know

Bringing You The Latest Industry News


  • Raman Sampling at ECI HQ
  • Back to School with ECI Training
  • IIoT Evolution
  • Upcoming ECI Events
  • September Trade Shows & Exhibits

Welcome To Our Monthly Newsletter!

In this month’s issue of “5 Things You Need to Know” we talk about the power of Raman technology and those discovering it at Eastern Controls! We also discuss going back to school with Eastern Control’s training courses this fall, as well as the evolution of IIoT and it’s impact on industry now and in the future. Finally, we reveal the unique events we’re hosting this fall, in addition to large trade shows and exhibits that Eastern Controls will be attending and we hope to see you there!

Raman Specstroscopy Sampling – Live!

Eastern Controls is becoming the go-to testing facility for Kaiser Optical Raman Spectroscopy!

Over the previous six months Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. has been investing heavily in the Eastern Controls team by training our service technicians and providing testing equipment for our Process Training Unit (PTU®).

Throughout the final days of July and part of the first week of August, Kaiser Optical embedded one of their experts to train our dedicated group of instrument technicians on everything Kaiser analytical. Kaiser has also implanted a fully functioning sample analyzer to show off the functionality and diversity a Raman unit can bring to a customer.

Eastern Controls has hosted many groups from life sciences companies to chemical manufacturers to esteemed universities to use our in-house Kaiser Raman unit for live sampling. These groups have been looking to improve production capability or

are looking to extract information at a certain phase in their processes. By being able to get their hands on the unit and fully understand it’s capabilities, possibly even beyond what they originally thought or intended.

Explore what a Kaiser Optical system can help you accomplish! Visit our website to read case studies and product-centric articles. Maybe you’ll stumble on some material you’ve never seen before!

Think Raman technology could help your process? Explore the capabilities with ECI!

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Back to School with Eastern Controls

No matter what your craft, education is key. Go back to school with Eastern Controls Training Department!

No matter how old or young we are, we never stop learning. Eastern Controls has come to be the Mid-Atlantic’s trusted resource for workforce development. We believe that as times change and the workforce shifts, technical training programs will be vital to building the workforce and training younger industrial generations.

In the spirit of back to school season, Eastern Controls invites you to browse our course catalog of fundamental, advanced, and elective courses. Our training program also includes a little “recess” time to get hands-on with our Process Training Unit (PTU®)!

View Fall Training Schedule

Fundamental Instrumentation School 101

Pressure & Temperature School 101

Level School 101

Flow School 101

Control Valve 101 – Application Theory

Intermediate Instrumentation

Advanced Control Valve


Coriolis Mass Flow

Free Space Radar

Maintenace of Ph, Conductivity & DO

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IIoT Evolution

Driving business value for process contol industries through existing systems. Read on to learn more!

In a June article on they discuss the evolution of the Industrial Internet of Things, being just that, and evolution. Often times IIoT is presented as a revolution that is changing the landscape of industry, while the technologies have been developing for many years and it can still take many more years to realize its full potential.

There are many levels to the concept and implementation of IIoT. There are countless technologies including connectivity, wireless communication, and networking that are favorable on their own and when combined can offer unprecedented opportunities.

Industrial end users have invested millions towards automation and control systems and replacing them with new technologies is not appealing. With technology maturing as it has users are able to introduce IIoT solutions in phases that shift their physical infrastructure over time, instead of all at once.

The goal of the IIoT evolution is to keep up with the demands of the industry managing assets and risk and security has reached a point where everything needs to be real-time so they can no longer be managed in ways they once were.  To make a positive impact on operational processes, controls need to be fast enough to make decisions, which will result in optimal enterprise performance.

To read the full article click here!

Driving value by connecting assests.

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Upcoming Events at Eastern Controls

Our Process Solutions Summit isn’t the only chance for a variety of hands-on, educational seminars!

If you weren’t able to join us in May for our Process Solutions Summit, you’re in luck because we are hosting a couple more intimate events in the Virginia and Maryland regions!

Our first event will take place on October 3, 2019 and we are hosting it at our Ashland, Virginia location.In 2018, we hosted our first Valve & Automation Summit where we held hands-on and educational sessions focusing on control valves, actuation and gas detection.This year will have a similar feel but we will be highlighting some new innovations and technologies.

Eastern Controls is also hosting another event for our customer base in the Greater Baltimore area, on October 10, 2019. This year marks the 40th anniversary of this event which originally started with Phillip .R. Walker company. We’re keeping the tradition alive and shucking oysters, eating shrimp and talking industry trends and innovations.

Valve & Automation Summit

WHEN: October 3, 2019
Eastern Controls, Inc.
10437 Leadbetter Road
Ashland, VA 23005

WHAT: Full day of educational and hands-on seminars and demonstrations or industry leading measurement and control equipment.

Walker Event

hosted by Eastern Controls

WHEN: October 10, 2019
Confetti’s Event Center
802 Gleneagles Court
Towson, MD 21286

WHAT: 40th celebration of PR Walker Event, hosted by Eastern Controls. Join us for an afternoon of industry leading products for a range of applications. Covering instrumentation to safety protocol and talking shop with industry experts!

Valve Automation Summit Registration
Walker Summit Hosted by Eastern Controls
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Upcoming Trade Shows & Exhibits

Join Eastern Controls this month at these upcoming trade shows!

This fall Eastern Controls will be exhibiting at the following industry trade shows this month:

NIH Fall Research Festival Exhibit – this event illuminates products and services that aid in research. Products from diluting and dispensing equipment to computer software systems-data to video and image analysis systems are on display and ready for demo for all those involved in the biomedical research industry.

WHEN: September 12-13, 2019

WHERE: National Institutes of Health – Bethesda, MD

Eastern Controls will be exhibiting our Kaiser Optical technologies. Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. is a leader in Raman spectroscopy and even after years of success and innovation some of the benefits and applications it can support are untapped. Join us on September 12-13th and learn more about Kaiser Optical and Raman technology! Learn more about this NIH event in their brochure here!

WEFTEC 2019 – The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) annual water quality event. This show highlights all the latest technologies, resources and training for water quality professionals.

WHEN: September 21-25, 2019

WHERE: McCormick Place – Chicago, IL

Our Municipal Division will represent Eastern Controls and bring you some of the latest water quality innovations from our manufacturing partners. Learn more about the event here on the official WEFTEC website.

We hope to see you at one of these great shows!

Join us this September the NIH Fall Research Festival Exhibit & WEFTEC 2019!

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