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MTS SYSTEMS HOSTS MTS ECHO INTELLIGENT LAB WORKSHOP FOR AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
Eden Prairie, Minn. – November 6, 2014 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced that it hosted an MTS Echo Intelligent Lab Workshop for select aerospace industry leaders. The workshop was held at the Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Center near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. The objective of the workshop was to identify how to best use today’s ability to connect systems and data through technology to optimize lab management and increase productivity in aerospace test labs.
The aerospace industry is an innovation leader in the development of new materials as they create higher performance materials and structures to improve the energy-efficiency of their aircraft. As such, their input on what can make lab operations more efficient is very valuable. Dr. Bill Bachrach, SVP and General Manager of MTS Test and Sensors, confirms the importance of their perspective: “Accelerating product development is critical to aerospace customers as competitive pressures and customer demands mandate better solutions. Listening to these customers and providing relevant technology to accelerate their product development is essential to MTS. This workshop enabled us to deepen our knowledge about how these large aerospace manufacturers could use the MTS Echo Intelligent Lab to track test progress from multiple sources, including their suppliers, and thereby reduce product development time. It was inspiring and informative.”
MTS Echo solutions were introduced in 2012 with the ability to remotely monitor test status from smartphones, laptops, or computers, giving engineers immediate access to test information from anywhere. Subsequently, MTS has added several new capabilities to the MTS Echo suite of offerings, such as test equipment health monitoring to view equipment performance trends and detect potential issues long before they negatively impact productivity, and test tracking which automatically alerts stakeholders of test completion, saving lab personnel time in tracking and reporting test status.
Dr. Jeffrey Graves, MTS President and Chief Executive Officer, opened the MTS Echo Intelligent Lab Workshop and shared the vision. “With MTS Echo Intelligent Lab, customers have immediate access to critical information, allowing them to manage lab resources more efficiently, accelerate testing and make better product development decisions. In the case of these prestigious aerospace manufacturers, our technology will help them create new energy-efficient aircraft at a faster pace. Partnering and sharing ideas with customers in these types of workshops allows MTS to stay at the forefront of innovation and provide the solutions that have the greatest impact in the test lab, the resulting products, and the world.”
About MTS Systems Corporation
MTS Systems Corporation’s testing hardware, software and services solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials, products, and structures. MTS’ high-performance position sensors provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular applications. MTS had 2,299 employees at September 28, 2013 and revenue of $569 million for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2013. Additional information on MTS can be found at http://www.mts.com
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