Sunshine Minting Inc. Reports Financial Savings and Improved Efficiency After Installing the Systech Illinois EC913 Process Oxygen Analyzer

Sunshine Minting Inc. (SMI) is a leading supplier of precious metal and base metal mint products and uses the EC913 process oxygen analyzer from Systech Illinois to monitor the oxygen in their heat treating / annealing furnace atmosphere.

Thame, United Kingdom, June 02, 2011 --( Systech Illinois, a leading provider of process gas analysis equipment, has been chosen by Sunshine Minting Inc. to provide process oxygen analysis instrumentation during the creation of precious metal and base metal mint products.

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Based in Idaho, U.S.A., Sunshine Minting Inc. (SMI) is a leading supplier of precious metal and base metal mint products including coins used as legal tender. Customers include governments, financial institutions and major corporations around the world. Well known by industry leaders, SMI sets the standard for purity and quality in the production of silver and gold blanks, coins and medallions.

"SMI have chosen the EC913 process oxygen analyzer from Systech Illinois to monitor the oxygen in the heat treating / annealing furnace atmosphere," said Brad Fritschle, Technical Sales Manager for Systech Illinois, "and we have recently had excellent feedback from SMI on how our process oxygen analyser has made a significant difference to their efficiency."

When asked why process oxygen analysis is critical for SMI, Brad replied; "Concentrations as low as 1,000 ppm can cause oxidation of certain metals at high temperature, which can lead to cosmetic flaws, pitting or a dull surface finish, which is unacceptable as a finished product. After installing the EC913 process oxygen analyser, operators no longer have to guess the oxygen concentration and waste expensive nitrogen to displace it," Brad explained. "The EC913 monitors any oxygen intrusion and any leaks can be blocked or plugged. This controlled process limits waste and increases efficiency of the minting operation."

Sean Moffat of SMI, said; "The Systech Illinois O2 sensor has worked great and found two separate points of O2 intrusion in the Hayes furnace as well as proving to the annealing supervisors and operators that certain procedures were introducing O2 into all the furnaces. Installing the EC913 has resulted in savings of 800 cubic feet per hour of nitrogen on the Hayes alone."

About Systech Illinois

Systech Illinois specialises in online, portable and laboratory gas analysis equipment. With 25 years as one of the leading experts in gas and moisture measurement, Systech Illinois' application and technology knowledge provides efficient gas analysis solutions in many industry sectors worldwide. Systech Illinois' range of oxygen permeation analyzers and water vapor permeation analyzers offer precise, accurate measurements for all packaging film, finished package and PET bottles. Systech also provides ATEX-approved analyzers for measuring both ppm and percentage levels of oxygen in hazardous areas.

Systech Illinois is a multinational company with offices and gas analysis equipment manufacturing facilities in the UK and the U.S. The company prides itself on having a well developed and well trained workforce, with established and effective procedures, which enable it to offer customers a continuing high level of service, and become known as a globally leading supplier of gas analysis instrumentation.

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