AVG – 37 Years of Tradition in the Automation Industry
In the Automation industry, you know us as the designers and manufacturers of the EZSeries Touchpanel and EZSeries Textpanel products.
What perhaps some of you may not know, is the history of two of our other divisions in this business, Autotech Controls and Uticor Technologies.
Uticor, formerly Struthers Dunn Systems division, has been in the forefront of PLC, welding controls, message displays and operator interface technology since 1968.
Uticor, in fact, was one of the early inventors of PLCs back in 1968. It held numerous patents on PLCs, then called Process Control Computers.
In the 1970s, Uticor applied it’s PLC technology to welding controls and became one of the top suppliers of this technology to the Automotive industry. In fact, Uticor provided university research grants in collaboration with Ford in this area.
In the 1980s, Uticor became known as the premier supplier of Message Displays and Marquees in North America. It’s large LED marquees became an Automotive standard. Uticor always had a very conservative design philosophy and it showed in its products and thus earned worldwide recognition as "Built Like a Tank" or "Uticor Tough".