Dofasco Licenses Oil Spray Monitoring Technology for Commercialization



    BURLINGTON, Ontario, Aug. 28 /CNW/ -- IQ Manufacturing Solutions (IQMS),
a provider of intelligent machine vision solutions, announced today that in
addition to their umbrella licensing agreement with Dofasco for the
commercialization of Dofasco's Smart Camera process automation technology,
Dofasco is also licensing its Oil Spray Monitoring technology to IQMS to
develop for use in other manufacturing processes.
    In 2006, Dofasco partnered with IQ Manufacturing Solutions to
commercialize their internally developed vision inspection technology, or
Smart Cameras.  With the successful roll-out of the Smart Camera platform into
the food and beverage, metals, pharmaceutical, automotive and packaging
industries, IQMS is ready to expand their product offering with the latest Oil
Spray Monitoring technology coming out of Dofasco.
    "This agreement combines the potential of an innovative and proven
Dofasco technology, with the entrepreneurial focus of our licensing partners"
said Michael Dudzic, Dofasco's General Manager of Process Automation. "Smart
Camera based solutions have the potential to provide many opportunities to
improve manufacturing efficiencies in a variety of industries," he added.
    IQMS' latest product offering, the OILi system leverages Smart Camera
technology to monitor deposition of lubricant on exposed galvanneal product, a
critical material for the automotive industry.  IQMS' OILi system is another
example of their Smart Vision platform that solves quality, yield and
throughput issues faced by manufacturers.
    "Proven in the most demanding of manufacturing environments, the IQMS'
OILi system provides significant paybacks with a quick return on investment,"
said Victor Chupil, IQ Manufacturing Solutions President.  "Dofasco has
developed incredible capability through the innovation of process technology
and IQMS is pleased to be a partner in the commercialization of their
innovations that extract further benefit and create economic value" he added.
    
    About IQ Manufacturing Solutions
    
    IQ Manufacturing Solutions is a dynamic company built on a foundation of
manufacturing machine vision expertise.  IQMS combines their unique blend of
technology expertise with heavy manufacturing experience to offer customers
with a total solution focus that ensures successful results.  IQMS' solutions
span from technical expertise in illumination, optics, camera technology and
image processing through to complete integration into process automation
infrastructure and operating practices.  IQMS' compact, robust systems
significantly reduce cost and complexity, providing very attractive returns on
investment.
    
    About Dofasco
    
    Dofasco is a leading North American steel solutions provider, and a
member of the ArcelorMittal group of companies.  ArcelorMittal is the world's
largest steel producer. Dofasco's product lines include hot rolled, cold
rolled, galvanized, Extragal(TM), Galvalume(TM) and tinplate flat rolled
steels, as well as tubular products, and laser-welded blanks. Dofasco's wide
range of steel products is sold to customers in the automotive, construction,
energy, manufacturing, pipe and tube, appliance, packaging and steel
distribution industries.




For further information:

For further information: Victor Chupil, President, +1-905-531-5887, 
Victor.Chupil@IQMS.ca; or Media: Cindy Porter, Director of Marketing, 
+1-905-332-5433 ext. 205, Cindy.Porter@IQMS.ca, both of IQ Manufacturing 
Solutions; or Tom Ferns, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, 
+1-905-548-7200 ext. 3279, tom_ferns@dofasco.ca, of Dofasco Inc. Web Site:
http://iqms.ca

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