Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cutting-Edge Technology Wrapped in a Sturdy Package That is “Super Simple” to Install


Can something held within a uniquely shaped container that weighs just over a pound hold the key to transforming the way an industry serves its customers? The Enevo WEL-008L sensor represents just such a possibility. The sensor contains ultrasonic technology that gathers up-to-the-minute liquid level readings from widely scattered or remotely located storage tanks. Petroleum products distributors are using the Enevo system to optimize the way they service customers, cutting down on wasted time and money from traditional route-based approaches.
The sensor measures 6.5 inches tall by 4.7 inches wide and is made of extremely robust proprietary polyurethane that can withstand even the most extreme weather conditions. The construction ensures the technology inside functions consistently over the long haul. Ultrasonic sonar and motion detection technology is at the heart of the Enevo hardware. The WEL-008L measures tanks ranging from 10 inches to 16 feet deep and is accurate to within ± 0.4 inches. Details on all the specs are located at http://www.husky.com/enevo/enevo-sensors/wel-001-sensor/.

One of the best things about the Enevo sensor is that is very easy to install. The professionals at Missouri’s Santie Oil Company know firsthand just what that means. Check out this short video to hear what they think.



Power is supplied by a 3.6-volt high performance lithium battery that will last for five years or more. The data gathered is transmitted over available networks using penta-band technology capable of operating at 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, which are the cellular frequencies used in most parts of the world. Any software upgrades for the WEL-008L are transmitted back to the sensor in the same way. This makes the Enevo system functional even in remote locations, as long as a cellular network connection is available.

The sturdy construction, industry-leading battery life and ease of installation make Enevo a set-and-forget solution for managing liquid tank levels. The WEL-008L will transmit data to the web portal for five years or more, allowing game-changing efficiencies and higher service levels for customers.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

R & D, New Product Development, Continuous Improvement are Focus of New Engineering Manager


Husky Corporation has named Zach Holcomb to the position of Engineering Manager. Holcomb will be responsible for the company’s 13-member engineering team with a focus on research and development, product development, continuous improvement and product cost reduction.

Holcomb was promoted from his previous position as Product Design Engineer, where he helped develop new fuel dispensing industry products after joining Husky in 2014.


“Zach has exhibited natural leadership skills in his development work so tagging him for expanded responsibilities was a natural,” said Husky Executive Vice President Brad Baker. “He has done a great job focusing on the needs of internal and external customers with his approach to product design. Husky needed an engineering manager to handle all the technical details and inspire others to greater levels of performance.”

Holcomb holds a BSME degree in Combustion Engines/Controls/Materials from the University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. His previous experience includes holding the positions of R&D Engineer/Owner (with GenAcc, LLC) and Sales Engineer (with Eserv, a Perot Systems Company).

“I hope to have a project management approach as the engineering manager with intentions to be well-versed in all our projects to get them completed in a timely manner,” Holcomb said.  “The history is pretty strong here with patents and innovative new products for the market. It will definitely be interesting and exciting to go beyond the fuel dispensing equipment market, working with new companies we acquire.”

Holcomb said it will be important to integrate the business units Husky has added in recent years so that each gets the proper amount of attention. He indicated the company has several new products under development involving a number of Husky Corporation operating divisions.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Why Efficiency is Critical for Distributors - and How to Get an Edge

Distributors want to schedule their deliveries when customers need products. Going before the customer really needs it is inefficient. Going after the customer has run out is unacceptable.

Santie Oil Company is one lubricants company that has taken steps to see that their deliveries are as efficient as possible. This short video describes how Santie utilizes the Enevo logistics optimization system to remotely monitor how their customers are doing across a large service area -- with a high level of efficiency.


There are other advantages Santie has realized since converting to Enevo - including simple installation, more reliable service and information that is available to dispatchers at-a-glance. More information about Enevo is available at http://www.husky.com/enevo/