Friday, September 28, 2012

TRX Series Conveyor Oven Introduction

touch screen controlled curing system

Brown Manufacturing Group, Inc. introduces a new series of conveyor curing systems.  The TRX Series ovens offer the reliability and durability you expect from Brown brand dryers and the highest level of control package ever offered on an oven in the screen printing industry.  For the print shops who drive a high level of production and are attempting to get control of the shop rate and costs, this is a tool to have.

So what, exactly, does this thing do that is new and different?

While the TRX offers the same temperature accuracy of our Sierra and
UltraSierra2 lines of machines, this line also has the ability to program dryer settings and store them for future use.  Up to 36 different programs can be stored using a touch sensitive screen.  This means that when an operator changes garment types, he selects a predetermined set of parameters by pushing a button.  No more guessing what temperature and belt speed to run.

A few more features include:

  • Scheduled maintenance programs with alarms.
  • Industrial stack light with alarm notification.
  • Onboard diagnostics with alarm.
  • Eco Mode for low power usage during operator down time.
  • Auto shut-down mode.
  • Cost analysis per job and per piece.
  • Cost analysis for the life of the machine.
  • Time/Temperature/cost range analysis per job.
  • Password protection.
  • Overhead display of current temperature.
  • So much more....

So why the excitement?

Every shop has to keep track of production settings for the different type of garments.  In small shops, this information is usually in the operators head.  Not a good idea.  In larger shops, this is documented and the operator has to look up the settings and manually change the dryer to match.  With the TRX, just enter the parameters in one time and save them.  When the operator needs that again, touch a button.

Additionally, for production managers, the overhead display is visible from anywhere on the production floor.  The Stack Light gives visible alarms that can be viewed from anywhere on the production floor.  The running screen reads what program is activated and its preset requirements.  Wow, a lot of really useful tools.

On top of all that.... it tells you when it is broken, what needs to be maintained and how much it and your jobs are costing you.  Man, I wish all my shop tools could be that specific.

For more information.

This dryer is on our web site and, it is so cool, it gets to have its own.

Unleash this monster in your shop, today.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Show specials. Are they really special?

So, did this pricing catch your attention?

That is one of the ponderings that exhibitor sales people and trade show directors discuss.  The Show companies want the exhibitors to provide special pricing at their event.  This gives everyone something to talk about and provides a reason for an attendee to make the trip.  

We have tried many different specials over our 30 years of trade show experience.  We have offered free freight, extra add-ons at no charge, deep discounts and free on-sight training.  (ok, maybe that last one wasn't a good sell.  Who wants us in their building?)  

This latest round of specials has gotten some attention.  Partly because the world is getting better at e-business and this has been viewed by many people who are on our e-mail list.

This is the question for our readers and customers.  Does a show special excite you enough to get you to attend an event?  If it does not, then what would?  

The argument is that there are too many conventions.  However, we meet new people at these events every time.  We get to introduce existing customers to new products each time we see them.  If this happens each time, then how can there be too many.

Ok, so now I am ranting.  

Take a look at the special and tell us what you think.  Or better yet, visit us at a show near you.  We are at them all.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Custom built machinery

Custom built machinery.

Did you know that Brown Manufacturing Group makes custom equipment? For over 30 years we have designed and built machinery for some very interesting processes.  

This unit, still in its final assembly, is for a customer with very tight space requirements.  They are in a very narrow shop and need a dryer to accommodate high production.  

We have also designed machines for curing skis, nail polish bottles, mirrors, casino gaming machines and auto glass.  Our printers have been modified to print everything from umbrellas to folding chairs.  

These projects put a bit of spice into the engineering department.

Do you have any printing projects that need a better solution?  Call us and lets see how Brown can help.

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Years News

January is a new year.  For Brown Manufacturing Group that means a new show season.  We have already visited Las Vegas at the PPAI show and we appreciate all who spent time with us there.  This week we head to ISS Long Beach. is one of our favorite events.  

We look forward to breakfast at the Long Beach Cafe.  It is the best breakfast on the show circuit!

Our first discussion for a major show is what design are we going to print.  This time, our in-house print Guru, Mike Green is printing a great design donated by Great Dane Graphics.  Check this out!

Then comes the question of "how much stuff can we get into the booth". This is where our personal diet plans come into the conversation.  Trust me, if losing a few pounds could get another machine into the booth, Mike would certainly give it a go.  However, if you have met him, it has not be an achievable goal.

This show we have the ElectraPrint 68 with a 240V drive system and the latest upgrade on the Set-n-Go pre-registration system.  We will also be showing the ElectraPrint Junior machine and a full line of manual equipment.

The show special for this weekend is a hot one... check this out.

Please take a moment this weekend and visit us in booth #153, our usual office and check out the latest offerings.  As the phrase goes... see what Brown can do for you.