Nokomis, Inc. announces that it has been awarded and commenced work on a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I grant in the amount of $122,930 for the development of advanced manufacturing diagnostic equipment.
Electronic components are critical to modern manufacturing processes. When these components fail large and expensive manufacturing systems can be dramatically shut down, often without warning or notice. Current mitigation techniques rely on early replacement of critical devices, a limited and expensive methodology that drastically increases cost and downtime. The Manufacturing Electronic Health Monitoring System (MEHM) technology being developed under this effort focuses on the prediction of impending failures of manufacturing equipment.
The cost savings and added safety this technology provides will directly offset the expense of MEHM equipment while providing a leveragable advantage to manufacturers. MEHM equipment will make modern United States manufacturing processes more competitive by reducing maintenance costs.
“Current economic realities are driving an increasingly competitive manufacturing environment worldwide,” said Walter J. Keller, Nokomis’ Chief Executive Office, “MEHM technology is a state-of-the-art approach that has great potential to positively impact this sector of the economy and increase US manufacturing competitiveness. Nokomis is extremely pleased by this NSF grant and the opportunity for maturation of MEHM technology.”
Nokomis is headquartered in Charleroi, PA with offices in Toledo, Ohio; Mather, PA; Baltimore, MD and Tacoma, WA. Nokomis develops, manufactures and supports pre-eminent electromagnetic products in the support of advanced technical operations