Ohio, , United States
Telecommunication Products - Manufacturer,
Public. Ltd. Firm Since 1979
The Harris Instrument Corporation was founded by Mr. David Harris in 1979 to produce a line of precision resistance testers for use in the electric motor manufacturing and coil winding industries. To supplement company revenues for the next few years, Mr. Harris provided custom electronic engineering services for companies throughout the Midwest.
Late in 1982, a special engineering project produced the prototype of what is today their flagship product, the “scanned-light” width and position measurement sensor. A market investigation was conducted and the results indicated a strong interest for this product by several major United States manufacturers in both the steel and tire industries.
Introduced in 1983 as SCAN-A-LINE™, it was almost immediately caught in one of the most devastating recessions to strike the U.S. Auto industry since 1933. Because the auto industry is the major consumer of tires and one of the worlds largest customers for steel, the impact on the sale of SCAN-A-LINE™ was both immediate and harsh. However, because of a commitment to hard work and prudent management, the company survived what was to be a death blow for many small companies selling to the automobile industry. Harris Instrument Corporation has, in fact, emerged as a debt free profitable company, a testament to the dedicated efforts of Mr. Harris and the entire Harris Instrument Corporation staff.
By the mid-1980's, the public demand for high quality automobiles and other consumer products has required the implementation of standards and procedures for statistical process control throughout the industrial community. Once again, the need for in-process measurement opened the market for sales of SCAN-A-LINE™ systems. In addition to traditional applications for measurement and guiding of steel and rubber process lines, new markets began to emerge. Among these are measuring and guiding control for accurate and automatic slitting, trimming, and edge control in the manufacture of textiles, paper, corrugated containers, lumber and wood veneer products. More recent technical innovations in SCAN-A-LINE™ sensor technology have enabled the measurement of the edge position of clear plastic films, glass, and photosensitive film, as well as weld hole and small hole detection.
In response to continuing growth of the company, Harris Instrument incorporated in 1985. SCAN-A-LINE™ today accounts for approximately eighty percent of Harris Instrument Corporation's annual sales revenues. Harris Instrument Corporation has shown a steady and continuous rate of growth over the last fifteen years. This pattern of continuing growth indicates the presence of an ever expanding market for Harris Instrument Corporation products.
As of June 1996, Harris Instrument Corporation relocated their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities to Delaware, Ohio U.S.A. We built a new building that has approximately doubled our office and manufacturing areas. This increase is just one reflection of the growth potential and the market savvy of this corporation.
Manufacturers of non-contact sensors for industrial process lines, and industrial resistance testers. Our Product includes: *Sensors: -EG-30A Edge Sensors -10XAS Scan-A-Line Sensors -Ultra-Tough Enclosure -10XBR Passline Independent Sensors -10XHD Hole Detection & Loop Sensor -SHD4000 Small Hole Detection Sensor -Scan-A-Mizer Detectors For Guiding & Width Measurement on Opaque Materials *Processors: -GPU General Processing Unit - Power Supply & Analog Guiding & Width Outputs -MPPU Multi-Purpose Width & Length Processor -DCPU Digital Control Processing Unit For Steering -TCPU Time Proportional Control Processing Unit -PCPU PID Control Processing Unit -HDPU Hole Detection Processing Unit -LCPU Loop Control Processing Unit *Systems: -Width Measurement -Thickness Independent Measurement -Passline Independent Measurement -Multiple Strip Measurement -Dynamic Cut To Length Measurement -Edge Guide Control -Intermediate Steering Control -Strip Entry Control -Rewind Steering Control -Weld Hole Detection -Ultra-High Speed Weld Hole Detection -Accumulator Loop Sensors -Continuous Online Camber Measurement -Small Hole Detection -Electric Actuator Control
155 Johnson Dr.
Ohio - 43015 () United States