If you have received a sales call or sales related email from us recently, it most likely came from Steve Venters, our new Sales Manager. Steve joined A.G.T. in September and has become our main contact for all sales related issues. He brings with him over twenty-five years of sales and marketing experience, having served in a wide variety of roles including Sales Manager, Major Account Manager, Sales Administration Manager and Senior Product Manager. His primary responsibilities are issuing new quotations, serving as a liaison between our customers and field technicians, coordinating advertising activities, and updating our sales literature.
Steve was born in Pikeville, Kentucky (Hatfield & McCoy country) and moved to southeast Ohio when he was nine years old. He attended Ohio University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He moved to Delaware, Ohio in 1980 where he still resides with his wife, Pam.
His favorite pastimes include playing guitar, reading and spending time with his family which includes his granddaughter Lila and soon to come new granddaughter Merida (due in April). He is also an avid football fan (Go Buckeyes, Bobcats and Browns). Please feel free to contact Steve should you have any questions about A.G.T.’s products and services.
Laser Thickness Gauge Sneak Peak
Most of you are familiar with our AGT400 Thickness Gauge which uses isotope technology to measure up to .250” steel. A.G.T. is happy to announce that we are currently in the process if incorporating many of the AGT400’s reliable and productive design features into a new gauge which will utilize laser triangulation technology. This laser based gauge will be capable of measuring almost any material and thickness and no licensing will be required. Our goal of using the highest quality products while maintaining cost effectiveness has carried over into our newest product. Look for more information regarding this new product in upcoming issues or contact us if you have any questions.
ISOcheck™ Button Tip
The ISOcheck™ utility, located on the Diagnostic Data screen, is a useful tool that customers can run to help maintain the accuracy of the AGT400. It is recommended that the ISOcheck™ routine be run on a regular basis. We suggest performing the ISOcheck™ once a week, with a minimum interval of at least once a month. The ISOcheck™ helps keep the gauge zeroed and in good measuring order. At the end of the check, a report can be printed to show the gauge is within specification.
The procedure for running an ISOcheck™ is simple and only takes a couple of minutes. Using the C-Frame control buttons, or manually if not electrically equipped, move the C-Frame to a safe work area. Open the lower cabinet door and pull the electronics shelf out far enough to access the MODE key on the right of the switch panel. The MODE key on the electronics shelf must be in the PROGRAM position to access the diagnostic data screen. Select SCREEN MENU from the main display and from the SCREEN MENU select DIAGNOSTIC DATA. The Diagnostic Data screen will be displayed. The ISOcheck™ button is on the left middle of the screen. Press the button once and it will turn BLUE and give you a message to “Clean off the source head and press ISOcheck™”. Verify the shutter is closed and use a cleaning rag to wipe the source head clear of any debris. Press the button a second time. The Button will turn yellow. The test has begun and is automatic from here. The gauge measures the shutter closed, then shutter open and each of the internal samples. At the completion of the test, if all is within tolerance all the measurement boxes will be green. If a measurement is out of spec the box will be yellow. In the case of a yellow box, you can print the report, fax or email the results to our office for assistance or consult the troubleshooting guide in the system manual.
As stated before, using the ISOcheck™ button helps keep the gauge zeroed and checks that the gauge is in good working order. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office or send an email to: Service@AdvGauging.com.