NETCOM FAQS – ADH NETCOM

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How can I communicate with my dehydrator?
The NETCOM dehydrator can communicate via Ethernet, RS422 and RS232.  The Ethernet interface provides the best communications and control of the dehydrator by providing a web based interface.  Through this interface you can monitor the system, change the IP address, communications interface parameters, pressure and alarm settings. The default IP address from the factory is 192.168.52.9.

 

You can reset the unit to the factory default IP by turning off the power, pressing the reset button on the back under the Ethernet connection.  Continue to press the reset as you turn on the power and wait about 5 seconds before releasing the reset.

 

The RS422 and RS232 can be used to monitor the system but has limited command capabilities’.  For details on all of these interfaces consult the user’s manual at the following link:

Netcom-Model-ADH-Manual

How can I change the pressure settings on my NETCOM?
Establish communications with the dehydrator through the Ethernet interface (default IP address from the factory is 192.168.52.9) and navigate to the configuration page.  Here you can change the low pressure alarm, low pressure limit, high limit target and high pressure alarm settings.  You can also select between psig or mbar and small or large system settings.
Can I change the IP address?
Yes, Establish communications with the dehydrator through the Ethernet interface (default IP address from the factory is 192.168.52.9) and navigate to the configuration page. Here you can change the IP address by either allowing the unit to “obtain IP address automatically” or by “use the following IP address:” and setting a static IP address.
I have two dehydrators, how can I make them work together?
By default a NETCOM is set as a slave so that it will accept commands from any other NETCOM that has been configured as a master.

 

To configure a NETCOM as a master establish communications with the dehydrator through the Ethernet interface (default IP address from the factory is 192.168.52.9) and navigate to the configuration page and scroll down to the “Set as Master Dehydrator via” box.  Select the type of address and enter it into the appropriate box.

I have an alarm code displayed in my status window, what does it mean?
There are numerous alarm codes associated with different issues that could arise with the NETCOM.  For a complete explanation of the codes and help with trouble shooting these issues please consult page 30 of the Installation and User’s manual available at the link below.

Netcom-Model-ADH-Manual

My NETCOM keeps turning on and off the compressor, what is going on?
This may be caused by a leak in the pressure system.  It could be a leak in the wave guide system, in the dehydrator or in the interconnecting tubing.

 

To determine which area of the system is leaking, disconnect the dehydrator from the wave guide and block the outlet port.  If the leak is in the dehydrator the short cycling will continue.  If the leak is in the wave guide or associated interconnecting tubing the short cycling will stop.

 

If the leak is inside the dehydrator consult page 46 of the Installation and User’s manual available at the link below.

Netcom-Model-ADH-Manual

What is the latest version of firmware and where can I get it.
The latest version of software can be obtained from our website at the following link:

http://www.networketi.com/software/

 

This page provides the download and complete instructions on how to install the software.

The red alarm LED is on, how do I find out what is happening and how do I correct it?
Establish communications with the dehydrator through the Ethernet interface (default IP address from the factory is 192.168.52.9).  The default page is the status page and here you will see the alarm/s associated with the alarm LED in the status box.  To interpret the alarm and determine the course of action required consult page 30 of the Installation and User’s manual available at the link below.

 

Can I connect more than two dehydrators?
Yes but it requires the use of an ASM-1 Smart Manifold.  In this case the Manifold is set as the Master to monitor and control the NETCOM’s that are attached to it.  This application is used for large systems and can be set for Redundant or Parallel Pumping.

For more information on the ASM-1 refer to its section in Netcom FAQ’s Library.

What is the right pressure setting for my dehydrator?
This depends on the specification on your wave guide system. You should consult the wave guide manuals or manufacturer for details.

 

The wave guide should have both a bleed valve to allow air exchange and a pressure relief valve that protects the wave guide from over pressure.  You should select a high pressure target limit and high pressure alarm limit setting below the value of the wave guide pressure relief setting.

 

 

 

 

I occasionally get high pressure alarms, what is going on?
This can sometimes occur due to solar gain which is where a portion of the wave guide is exposed to direct sunlight during the heat of the day.  The air inside the waveguide expands as it gets hotter causing a rise in pressure.

 

You can confirm this by turning off the dehydrator, bleeding off the pressure and restarting the dehydrator.  If the alarm is due to solar gain then the system will pressurize to the correct level and stay there for some time.  If the alarm is due to an issue with the dehydrator then it will over pressure right away.

I have a low pressure alarm what is the problem?
There are numerous possibilities for this alarm, to narrow the search consider your system as three parts: The wave guide, the dehydrator and the interconnecting tubing.  Isolating the dehydrator from the other two parts will determine if the problem is in the dehydrator.

 

Disconnect the outlet tube from the dehydrator and plug the output of the dehydrator.

Turn on the dehydrator and allow it to build pressure.  You can monitor the pressure via the web based interface on the status page.

 

The NETCOM is pressure tested at the factory at 7.5 psi and is allowed a maximum leak rate of .040 psi / min.  That translates to a 1 psi drop every 25 minutes.

 

If your leak rate is greater than this consult the trouble shooting guide on page 33 of the installation and operation manual at the link below.

Netcom-Model-ADH-Manual

Why do I keep getting the A12 dew point alarm?
The dew point alarm means that the internal humidity sensor is detecting moisture in the canisters.  Usually an alarm may occur for a few seconds and reset itself before it is seen as the unit determines a need to regenerate a canister.

 

At times with high outside humidity and duty cycles a canister may be declared wet before the other canister has completed its regeneration cycle.  At this time the unit will alarm for a dew point and then reset its self when the regenerating canister comes on line.

 

On dehydrators that have been in storage you may experience dew point alarms during the first 24 to 48 hours of operation due to moisture that has been absorbed into the desiccant canisters.

 

The humidity sensor used in the dehydrator is very sensitive and will become “saturated” at very low levels of moisture in the air. Once saturated it may take several hours of continuous dry air to dry out the sensor.

 

The software in the dehydrator declares a canister “wet” when the humidity sensor is “saturated” for 30 minutes of compressor run time. Given a need for several hours of continuous run time to dry out the sensor this can translate to several regeneration cycles before the sensor is dry.

 

A regeneration cycle for a single canister takes approximately 8 hours so you are looking at 24 to 48 hours to dry out the sensor.

 

Even when the canisters are declared wet the air conditioned by the canister is still dryer than the inlet air of the system.

 

Service will be required if the dew point alarm never clears or seems to be on without issues above being present.

I am running windows 7 and I cannot communicate with the dehydrator?
If you are running windows 7 and having trouble communicating you will need to enable the TFTP in the operating system.  You do this through the control panel – add / Remove programs and then add/ remove windows components.
Unable to communicate with dehydrator - error message XMLHTTP problems
To access the NETCOM web pages properly, you need to have AJAX enabled on your browser.
If using Internet Explorer 8:
Go to the tools menu, and select “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab.
Scroll down and find the “security” major heading, with an icon of a padlock.
One of the check boxes is “Enable native XMLHTTP support”
Make sure that check box is checked,  and hit “OK” to exit.
That should fix the problem.

September Is Sensor Placement Month At ETI

SENSOR PLACEMENT FOR SNOW & ICE MELT APPLICATIONS

 

A great number of service calls come in with the common problem of the heaters not coming on even though it is snowing outside or there is ice buildup. After trouble- shooting the system it is discovered that the equipment is fine but there is no snow or ice on the sensor.

 

The proper placement of sensors is critical for the snowmelt system to operate. This is especially true if only one sensor is used, multiple sensors can be a little more forgiving for incorrect placement but to get the most out of the system it would be advisable to locate as many sensors in the “sweet spot” as possible.

 

The best person to determine the sweet spots for the sensors is the installer but to do so the installer needs to consider several parameters when considering the site and the final location of the sensor or sensors. These include but are not limited to:

 

          1.  Prevailing winds

          2.  Obstructions

          3.  Orientation of buildings and their affects on snow and drift patterns

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR SNOW AND ICE MELT

Snow & Ice Systems – APS-3C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUESTION – Can I simulate a sensor call for heat to test the system?

 

 

ANSWER – Yes, by putting a jumper between pins 1 and 2 of the class two terminal blocks the system will respond as if the sensor were seeing snow conditions.  The snow and heat indicators will come on and relay or contactor will be pulled in.

 

  Snow-Switch-Model-APS-3C-Manual

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8 SIMPLE STEPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR ETI SNOW & ICE MELT SYSTEM FOR WINTER

Winter is right around the corner and now is the time to inspect your snow and ice melt system and preform any necessary maintenance. Routine inspection and basic maintenance will keep your snow and ice melt system functioning efficiently for years to come. We have created a list of steps to take to make sure your snow and ice melt system is ready to go.

8 Simple Steps For Winter

  1. CLEAN OUT GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS
  2. CHECK THAT SENSORS ARE CLEAN AND CLEAR OF DEBRIS
  3. CHECK FOR PROPER DRAINAGE
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DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE LIST ALONG WITH HELPFUL TIPS BELOW

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NANCY WATSON NAMED ETI’S CUSTOMER OPERATIONS TEAM LEAD

(SOUTH BEND, IN) ETI is proud to announce the promotion of Nancy Watson to Customer Operations Team Lead, effective immediately.  ETI's Customer Operations Team will manage requests for quote, order entry, order status, technical questions, application questions, Data Sheet and Manual requests, assisting customers with questions regarding exporting, missing invoices and the availability of all ETI products.  Nancy will also oversee the ETI RMA department ensuring all requests are processed in a timely manor.  With the support of  ETI's large Team of experienced engineers and technical specialists, ETI's Customer Operations Team will have a complete library of ETI product data at their fingertips.

"ETI is very excited to have Nancy in charge of our Customer Operations Team," stated Patrick Bartell, ETI CSO.  "One of our key initiatives at ETI is customer service.  Being able to quickly and accurately handle incoming customer issues is key in ensuring the success of our customers.  Nancy's commitment to the customer has always been her strongest trait and we can now utilize her expertise as a mentor and leader to the entire Team."

 

"I am very happy and excited to accept my new responsibilities," stated Watson. "I am looking forward to assisting with the revamping of our Customer Operations so we can have an even better relationship with our customers."

 

 

ABOUT ETI

ETI, based out of South Bend Indiana, has been a world leader in sensors and controls for snow and ice melt systems, heat trace, and microwave waveguide dehydration for over 50 years. ETI's engineering and production teams work with their customers to design and manufacture solutions to their problems with a focus on energy efficiency and dependability. ETI was founded in 1968 and began producing the first Snow Switch® sensing and control products for commercial deicing in the industry. Having been awarded numerous patents for technologies used in snow and ice detection, condensate and humidity control, ground fault and arc detection, energy management, power distribution, and air pressurization systems, ETI has grown into a trusted name worldwide for environmental sensors and controls.
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NETCOM WAVEGUIDE DEHYDRATION PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – NETCOM ADH

NETCOM ADH

Waveguide Automatic Air Dehydrator with Ethernet Communications

The ADH NETCOM automatic waveguide dehydrator supplies low pressure dry air to keep waveguide and coaxial cable dry. Output pressure is configurable between 0.10 psig and 7.50 psig (7mbar – 517mbar) in 0.01 psig (0.67mbar) increments. Factory default pressure is 0.5 psig (34.5mbar). Operational monitoring and alarms are software based making them highly configurable in the field. Future software features can be installed while in service over the internet or local Ethernet network.

  • Network-ready
  • Standard Front Panel Display

FEATURES

  • Provides dry pressurized air to ensure signal quality of antenna waveguide and dielectric coaxial cable
  • Highly configurable to meet the needs of wide ranging applications
  • Programmable operating pressure range: 0.10 psig – 7.50 psig (7mbar – 517mbar)
  • Brushless compressor for long life
  • Future-proof software based features allow updates and upgrades while in service
  • Remote monitoring and control with web interface or SNMP
  • Configurable Master/Slave operation
  • Ethernet, RS-422/485, RS-232 and alarm relay outputs for compatibility with nearly any system
  • Front panel display allows for IP configuration and status monitoring when no network is available
  • Simple power connections between 100 and 240 VAC, inclusive, or ±20-75 VDC
  • Small, light weight chassis with multiple mounting options makes installation easy
  • Low energy use minimizes operational costs
  • Quiet operation
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ETI GIVES YOU THE CONFIDENCE TO DARE MOTHER NATURE – CHECK OUT OUR LINE OF PRODUCTS

From coast-to-coast and station-to-station, ETI’s line of products keeps the wheels of commerce rolling by holding Mother Nature’s worst at bay.

 

ETI’s Snow Switch line of Snow & Ice Melt Sensors and Controllers offer the most technically advanced thermal solutions in the industry.

Regardless of your industry, when precise heat-trace control is required, Tracon is the brand name preferred by leading systems designers and engineers around the globe.
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ETI TRACON – HEAT TRACE – HELPFUL TIPS

POWER LINE NOISE ISSUES WITH GROUND FAULT PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

Due to the high sensitivity of ground-fault-current detection circuits, it is possible that excessive line noise on the power source wiring can cause an alarm. This can occur in the form of a ground-fault alarm, a stuck-relay alarm, or a ground-fault circuit alarm.

This type of alarm can be caused by switching high-power loads, inductive loads, or any excessive arcing during operation of a contactor that is on the same circuit branch. It may also be caused by extreme levels of RFI (radio-frequency interference) in the area.

 

1.  USE A SEPARATE CIRCUIT FOR THE HEAT CONTROL

We recommend providing a separate circuit for the heat control, which is not shared with other equipment. In particular, any equipment that is electrically noisy needs to be on a different circuit branch and installed a safe distance away.

 

2.  ADJUST THE GROUND FAULT THRESHOLD

In some situations, the ground fault threshold can be increased, and this will improve the noise immunity. On the GPT 130 and GPT 230, the ground-fault alarm current threshold can be adjusted from 1 mA to 300 mA, and the default setting is 30 mA. A higher setting will be more tolerant of electrical noise on the power line.

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LEAK RATES AND DUTY CYCLES OF DEHYDRATORS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Understanding the leak rates and duty cycles of dehydrators

 

The overall purpose of the dehydrator is to eliminate moisture in the waveguide of the transmitter. Moisture will affect the reflected energy and increase the Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) of the system.

Dehydrators deal with moisture in waveguides differently than systems pressurized with inert gasses.

In pressurized systems, the system is sealed, and moisture is kept out by the same seal that keeps the gas in. If the pressurized system develops a leak the inert gas leaks out and moisture can then accumulate in the system.  In most cases, these pressurized systems then need to be re-pressurized to find and repair the leak, then be evacuated with a vacuum pump, and refilled with the inert gas. This can become a long and expensive process.

In comparison, a dehydrator supplied waveguide is constantly having the air in the waveguide replaced with desiccated air and its pressure is varying from the low set point to the target set point. This delta P is the operating pressure for the system.

The operating pressure (∆P) is determined by the wave guide’s manufacturer’s recommended max pressure and the lowest pressure the customer is comfortable with as a minimum to the system. The max pressure is generally dictated by the feed horn window material.

In the NETCOM dehydrator it is possible to set the pressure parameters with four set points, these are:

  1. Low pressure alarm – this is the level at which the unit will present an alarm. This needs to be lower than the low limit pressure
  2. Low Limit Pressure – this is the level that will cause the dehydrator to start the compressor to pressurize the system. This must be at least .1 PSI lower than the High Limit Target Pressure
  3. High Limit Target Pressure – this is the level that the compressor will be turned off at.
  4. High pressure alarm – this is the level at which the unit will present an alarm. This needs to be higher than the High Limit Target Pressure

The difference between the Low Limit Pressure and the High Limit Target Pressure is the customer selected operating pressure (∆P).

Perfectly sealed systems are not only difficult to manufacture but impossible to maintain over time.  For this reason, ETI strives for perfect seals but accepts very small leaks in the system as normal.  Our maximum allowable leak rate on a new system is .04 psi per minute on a system pressurized at 7.5 PSI.  With a dehydrator’s outlet completely blocked off this would translate to a leak downtime of 2.5 hours or more if there is a ∆P of 6 PSI between the low limit pressure and the high limit target pressure.

It should be noted that the leak downtime is dependent on the ∆P.  For example, the same leak rate of .04 PSI will take 2.5 minutes when the ∆P is .1 PSI.

For this reason, it is important to understand the relationship between the ∆P, leak rate & duty cycle.  To do this also requires an understanding of how the duty cycle is calculated and what it means.

The duty cycle is calculated by averaging the time of two compression cycles using the time the compressor is on divided by total time (time compressor on and time off between cycles).  The on time is going to be affected by several variables, but the two most important variables are the volume of the waveguide and the flow rate of the compressor.

There is no hard and fast rule as to what duty cycle you should have on your dehydrator; it is entirely up to the customer to determine what is best for their application.  In doing so it should be considered that once set, a change in the duty cycle indicates a change in the system/ waveguide.  Setting the duty cycle alarm to approximately two times the selected duty cycle will allow the system to give the customer an alarm indicating a problem with the system.

Setting the duty cycle is accomplished by changing the waveguide bleed (normally mounted on or near the feed horn) to allow a constant managed leak of the system.

NETCOM compressors have a flow rate of 10 liters per min so for small systems (1l or less) you are looking at only a few seconds of compressor time for a complete fill and fractions of a second for satisfying the ∆P requirements for operating pressure.

For these reasons, it is possible to have a NETCOM pressurizing a small system with a very small ∆P that will run the compressor every 10 to 15 seconds for a period of a fraction of a second.  At first, this may appear to be an internal leak on the NETCOM but looking at the duty cycle and alarms you will be able to determine that the NETCOM is simply working normally at a 5% duty cycle.

It would be advisable to reduce the duty cycle to as low as 1% for small systems to increase the time between compression cycles. This will also allow the casual observer to feel the system is operating normally without internal leaks or issues.

Another way to accomplish this is, of course, to increase the ∆P on the system slightly if the system will allow it.  Again, the limiting factor is the feed horn window max pressure limitations.

As an example:

 

If a system is initially set to a 1% duty cycle and the duty cycle alarm is set for 2% and after several months of operation the duty cycle alarm is indicated the operator has several options.  He can start looking for the leak, find and fix it immediately or determine that the leak is small enough to not warrant immediate action because there has been no effect on the SWR of the system.  The dehydrator has compensated for the leak with increased duty cycle.  At this point, the operator may bump the duty cycle alarm up to 3%, report the issue and put it on the agenda for future maintenance on a remote site.

Comparing the above example to an inert gas pressurized system the leak would leave the system open to atmosphere and SWR would be affected necessitating an immediate repair.

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ETI Customers – PLEASE READ – Accounting Department Update

Dear Valued Customer:

 

As of June 1, 2020, ETI has implemented the below changes to our standard accounting procedures:

 

  • All ETI accounting requests will be sent from  AR@networketi.com  or AP@networketi.com   **Please be aware we have experienced some customers seeing these in their SPAM folders.  Please allow emails from these senders.**
  • Effective 6/1 there is a 3% Credit Card transaction fee for any payments made w/Credit Card
  • Effective 6/1 there is a 1.5% monthly interest fee for any payments made past the invoice due date

 

Please forward all questions regarding these changes to AR@networketi.com 

We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.

Thank you

                            

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ETI TRACON – GPT 230 FAQS

HOW DO I SET UP MY GPT FOR AN RTD SENSOR?

 

The GPT unit comes with a thermistor (two thermistors with the GPT 230) but is also compatible with a 3 wire RTD sensor. The diagram illustrates the correct wiring and DIP switch configuration for each temperature sensor wiring scheme. It is important that you also navigate to the Sensor Type screen and select the type of sensor being used. * The GPT comes set up for use with the provided Thermistor sensor.

 

The provided thermistor sensor will work for heating applications where the operating range is between -40°F and 230°F (-40°C and 110°C). For applications that require a larger temperature range an RTD sensor is needed. With an RTD sensor and the GPT 130 or GPT 230 you can accurately monitor and control for temperatures from -99.9°F to 999°F (-73.3°C to 537.7°C). Tank heating, water basin heaters, immersion heaters or any heat trace application.  For more information about installing a  3-wire RTD sensor or the provided thermistor consult the GPT 130 or GPT 230 manual or installation guide.

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ETI NAME SEAN CURRAN PARTS & SERVICE SPECIALIST

NEED PARTS?  TALK TO SEAN. 

 

ETI is excited to introduce Sean Curran as our new Parts & Service Specialist.  This is a newly created position at ETI that will enhance our customers over all experience.  Sean’s new role will be to provide first line response to customer requirements for parts, service and returns.  Since coming onboard with ETI, Sean has gathered a wealth of knowledge from working directly with our seasoned Engineering Team, coupling that with his years of customer service experience makes him the perfect fit for this new role.

 

Sean has been working at ETI as our Customer Service Assistant for the past eight months and has over 6 years of customer service experience.  “At ETI we look for the best candidates to provide the highest level of productivity and skill required and Sean is one of the best.  Our goal is to continue to enhance the customer experience after the purchase of our globally recognized products and we are very excited to have Sean in this new position”, said Ben Crawford, President and CEO.

*Please note, all returns must be submitted using the ETI RETURN MERCHANDISE AUTHORIZATION (RMA) REQUEST FORM located on our website.  Please do not send request directly to your ETI Sales contact. 

ETI NETCOM 5G FACTS

A question for you: – Is your company 5G ready?

Civilization is constantly modernizing its network infrastructures to keep up with the growing demands for the creation and exchange of data while simultaneously reducing global latency. In other words, we, as people, are constantly developing and implementing new network systems, allowing us to communicate faster, and from remote places on Earth. 5G is the next generation of network systems. Claiming to increase the speed of some network types by a factor of over 100, 5G will either supplement or obsolete 4G and LTE networks globally. 5G is being rolled out today, right now. More cell phone towers will provide coverage to the entire world. The fact is, LTE is struggling to keep up, and is experiencing more slowdowns than ever before due to our demand for instant information.

Companies like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, as well as many other well-known players in the communications industry are already designing 5G modems capable of fitting in your ear, your car, or even in your refrigerator door. To build these systems, and allow them to communicate efficiently, a careful planning process should always be followed in network infrastructure design.

ETI’s Netcom Automatic Waveguide Dehydrators keep dry pressurized air in waveguides so the system is not compromised from outside environmental factors. In other words, we keep complex communications systems operating during rain, snow, and humidity. With many communications companies expanding aggressively into these harsh weather markets, Automatic Waveguide Dehydrators are at an all-time high.

5G networks utilize high-frequency waves that warrant faster connectivity speeds – yet they do not travel as far as their 4G and LTE predecessors. To solve this distance issue, 5G network systems must be built based upon a matrix of smaller more compact cell phone towers that must be closer to each other and the end user than ever before. As a result, network providers plan to build 300,000 new antenna towers. That equates to more towers than have been built in the last 30 years.

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NETCOM WAVEGUIDE DEHYDRATION SOLUTIONS

The ETI Netcom line of Waveguide Dehydrators provides cost-effective positive pressure dry air that prevents moisture vapor from entering your waveguide eco-system. Netcom offers a number of dehydration solutions that automatically controls waveguide humidity which improves transmission reliability by protecting against reflection.

 

  • Simple to install and operate
  • Low energy usage
  • Extremely quiet operation
  • Convenient access to replace desiccant

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GET TO KNOW THE ETI SNOW OWL

THE ETI SNOW OWL STORY

For over 40 years the SNOW SWITCH CIT 1 aerial sensor has been the most reliable go to snow sensor in the world.  Combining several technologies, the original inventors were integral in creating the aerial snow sensor market. Billions of cubic feet of snow have been prevented from building up, and countless millions of dollars in injury and facility damage have been avoided.  The CIT 1 has been a solid performer for decades.

As the ownership of ETI began investing into our products and manufacturing capability, many products and processes have been revised.  Through the process of evaluating customer feedback and data collected as a result of product returned, we learned that we needed to take a closer look at the CIT-1. Due to these findings we decided to improve the CIT 1 and develop a new sensor, the SNOW OWL.

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ETI FAB Is Hiring

ETI FAB is HIRING

Position Available

ETI FAB are equal opportunity employers. We offer competitive wages and great benefits.

ETI FAB – WESTFIELD, IN

  1. Welding Fabricator

For more information, or to apply for this positions, please contact ETI Fab HR representative, here:

Pennie Ritterpritter@networketi.com

HR Manager

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