EAO Announces Enhancements of North American Capabilities

Offers customers diverse portfolio of mechanical, system, software, interface design services and more

SHELTON, Conn., November 2016 – To better serve its North American customer base, EAO announces enhancements to its portfolio of capabilities. As a solution-focused partner, EAO provides the technical and mechanical customizations of Human Machine Interface (HMI) components and systems to meet customers’ individual requirements.

The company has made considerable investments in manufacturing and test equipment, software design tools, quality and safety training, as well as numerous technical certifications (e.g., IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620, J-STD-001) and competency development courses for its employees.  Recent investments include automated wire crimping tools, automated wire/cable stripping equipment, automated packaging equipment, workbenches, computers, digital multi-meters, and a variety of CAD/CAM and PCB design software including SolidEdge and Altium Designer.

EAO’s North American technical capabilities include mechanical and system design, specifically incorporating design-to-manufacturing methods, providing detailed drawing and documentation, the ability of 3D CAD/CAM/CAE, PCB design and simulation software, including Gerber file generation for PCB.  

Software and interface capabilities include CAN-Bus, CANopen, CAN-J1939, ProfiBus, InterBus, and DeviceNet, as well as USB, Ethernet, RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485. Moreover, EAO increases value as a ”mixed technology” HMI partner by offering touch-screen and industrial PC integration, including the incorporation of standard and specialized components, and application software development.

“EAO prides itself on the quality, reliability and aesthetic design of our products,” said Lance A. Scott, President, EAO North America. “We also take great pride in offering our North American customers high quality products along with a wide array of expert services and capabilities. EAO is a trusted resource for HMI components and systems, and we can help our customers meet their specific, tailored needs by partnering with them from concept through production.”

As a part of its commitment of excellence, EAO worked closely with the State of Connecticut Department of Community and Economic Development (DECD), the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) to secure matching grants for manufacturing investments and training. The Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program (MVP) provides financial assistance to Connecticut-based manufacturers to help them better compete in the global marketplace. Specifically, the goal is to assist companies in executing projects that are technologically innovative and ones that will help advance in terms of profitability, productivity, and efficiency.

“We’re pleased to support advanced technology manufacturing here in the United States, and that EAO has been able to bring the benefits of our investments quickly and effectively to our growing North American customer base,” added Lance A. Scott.

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