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Exact Metrology Has Successful Open House in Cincinnati

Automotive and aerospace professionals were excited to learn about Exact Metrology’s latest technology.

Exact Metrology Open House Displaying ProductsExact Metrology hosted its annual Open House at their Cincinnati, Ohio location on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm eastern standard time. The company is located at 11575 Goldcoast Drive. Avenue. Many old clients, as well as new ones, were on hand to learn about the company’s new technologies.

Clients attended several breakout sessions, discussing Polyworks software and GOM CT scanning.

Exact Metrology Open House LeicaSteve Young, Exact Metrology’s co-president, said the Open House was meant to educate clients about Polyworks and some of the new functionalities that have just been released with this software. In addition, this event was meant to keep clients up-to-date on the technology they can use in their work. Polyrix can scan an entire part in one machine. According to Young, Polyrix is expandable and can scan “a 4” part or an entire car.” Furthermore, the machine projects a color map that shows the errors or deviations on the part. The second notable technology that Young mentioned was the Leica ATS 600. It is one of the few scanners that can scan very shiny, dark and chrome-like surfaces.

Young was pleased with the companies in attendance, some of which were Honda, Cummins, Proctor & Gamble and Toyota. In terms of responses he’s gotten, Young mentioned that attendees had a positive reaction, appreciating the effort that Exact Metrology invests in this. The Open House makes it easy to see a lot of interesting technologies that would require attendees to travel to a major trade show.

Exact Metrology Cincinnati Open HouseCurrently, no changes are planned for the Cincinnati office. However, Exact Metrology has recently hired 3 new technicians.

Looking towards the future, Young said the company would continue providing clients with the latest information, as well as the latest technology. In addition, Young wants to make sure that “the client is serviced and serviced well.” Referring to the Cincinnati office, Young mentioned that he hopes to hire more people and make sure that customers get results in a timely manner.

Young concluded “We were very happy with the positive feedback from the clients. I just wish that the space could be a little bit larger in the future.” 

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. 


For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Has Successful Open House in Brookfield

PolyWorks computer visualizationExact Metrology hosted its annual Open House at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm central standard time. The company is located at 20515 Industry Avenue. Many old clients, as well as new ones, were on hand to learn about the company’s new technologies.

Clients attended several breakout sessions, discussing Polyworks software, Geomagic software and GOM CT scanning.

Jonathan Bourchard, the director of sales and business development at Polyrix, was on hand to talk about both about the company’s scanners and software. According to Bourchard, Polyrix is a 3D scanning system with unique technology based on structured light. The scanner takes images from all angles, so users obtain a 3D image without operator interference. Next, the scan can be compared to a CAD model with Polyworks. Reverse engineering also occurs through Polyworks. Bourchard mentioned that most materials can be scanned except translucent materials and shiny concave surfaces.

Customers attend Exact Metrology open houseOne of the companies present at the Open House was Willer Tool Corporation. Steve Keniz, Willer’s quality technician, attended this event to gain more knowledge on Exact Metrology’s new technologies. Keniz mentioned that the company already uses the Romer Absolute Arm and the Surphaser scanner but that they are interested in purchasing more equipment in the future. Regarding this event, Keniz believes the Brookfield Open House provides a great opportunity for networking and getting helpful insights.

3D Parts Unlimited, a printing service bureau, is another Exact Metrology customer. Besides replicating parts, the company also reverse engineers them. Scott Boese, the company’s sales engineer, mentioned that complex parts are sent to Exact Metrology. The parts are scanned and an STEO file is sent. Next, 3D Parts Unlimited prints it and sends it to their customers. Boese expressed interested in GOM and wanted to purchase a Romer Absolute Arm.

Exact personnel demonstrates scannerDean Solberg, Exact Metrology’s co-president, said the Open House was meant to introduce clients to new technology in the 3D scanning world. The GOM CT scanner is a high accuracy and high resolution scanner new to the US market. Polyrix’s multiple light systems are activated with a single button and can scan both large and small parts quickly. Solberg was pleased with the companies in attendance, some of which were Mercury Marine, Sub Zero, Komatsu and NH Global. In terms of responses he’s gotten, Solberg mentioned that attendees are always learning something new and that this makes it easier for them to do their job. 

The Brookfield office is still expanding. In fact, due to a continuous addition of equipment and capabilities, the space will soon be outgrown. As a result of its expansion, Exact Metrology has added a full-time training professional for Polyworks and Geomagic Design X and several contract inspection specialists.

Looking towards the future, Solberg believes Exact Metrology has several opportunities for entry into new markets. One of these is their role as the only North American distributor of GOM CT scanners. They are also excited about expanding in the Texas market.

GOM scannerSolberg concluded “We are thrilled about the results of the Open House, the attendees and what the attendees learned. We look forward to holding this annual event again and introduce our customers to more and better technology.”

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development CT scanning and services and 2D drawings.
The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.  

 

Video at the Exact Open House


For more information, please contact:
EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-533-0800
Local: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Greg Hoeting Exact Metrology Golden Circle Award

Exact Metrology Honors Application Specialist

Greg Hoeting Exact Metrology Golden Circle AwardExact Metrology presented its application specialist, Greg Hoeting with the first Golden Circle Award.

This award recognized Mr. Hoeting’s achievements at the company within the last 11 years. Among these are positive and long lasting impact on internal and external customers, going above and beyond normal job duties to help team members or customers, creating new solutions and opportunities and innovative thinking. In addition, Mr. Hoeting perfectly exemplified the goals, purpose, beliefs and ethics of Exact Metrology. He’s also authored many articles, contributing to the body of knowledge at the company.

“Receiving the Golden Circle Award has been a great honor for me. Working at Exact Metrology is both challenging and rewarding. I continue to be fully committed to serving customers and contributing to the company’s development.”

Greg Hoeting Exact Metrology Golden Circle Award

Steve Young, one of the company’s co-presidents said, “We are very happy to have Greg on our team. His dedication and knowledge are truly an asset for our company. We hope to continue offering this award in the future.”

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development CT scanning and services and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. 


For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Facility Expansion and First-Of-Its-Kind Balancing Bunker Prepare Centrisys for Next Generation Centrifuge Manufacturing and Service

Note: Information taken from a discussion with Michael Kopper, the CEO and founder of Centrisys and Bill Fairbairn, Vice President and Building Expansion Manager at the company.  

Expanded Building Area

Centrisys/CNP, Kenosha, Wisconsin today announced the completion of a 34,000 square-foot building expansion, including an upgrade of its balancing equipment with a first-of-its-kind centrifuge balancing bunker in the interior of the building.

The Centrisys/CNP Manufacturing and Service Campus, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, consists of three buildings totaling 13,000 square feet. In 2016, it became apparent that the capital equipment manufacturing building was running out of workable space and needed an expansion. According to Kopper, “As the decision-making for the extension evolved, the addition of a next-generation balancing machine and bunker was logical. The safety of our employees, along with the assurance that every centrifuge we build and service is balanced correctly, was well worth the added expense.”

Because the balancing bunker is a first-of-its-kind solution, aimed at creating higher safety standards and increasing manufacturing productivity as well as efficiencies, a company committee was formed to design and build the bunker space and determine what equipment would work best.

According to Kopper, “We’ve been doing this type of work for a long time; centrifuge manufacturing and service have been our focus since the beginning.  We had a thorough understanding of what we wanted and what the industry needed. Having enough workspace in a shop is important to eliminate errors during the manufacturing process. No one likes to work in a space that’s too crowded.”  He added, “Underestimating the power of accurate balancing for a centrifuge is a big mistake. There is a tremendous cost to customers when a centrifuge is not in balance. High vibrations cause premature damage and wear to the centrifuge parts and structural components, creating higher repair costs and unnecessary process downtime.”

Centrisys partnered with Schenck USA Corp. and chose the HM7U for the upgrade. According to Fairbairn, “It has stronger supports and higher dynamic load capabilities; we can balance over- operating speed on machines with a diameter of 44” or greater. We can handle larger and heavier rotors, so this is the natural next step for manufacturing and servicing next generation centrifuges.”

The HM7U has a full range of safety features for all protection classes. The bunker isolates the operator in a protected control area and includes video monitoring to see into the balancing areas without the employee needing to be in proximity to the running equipment. Cranes are installed overhead to place parts and components in the balancing cradles.  Fairbairn concluded, “This set- up is something in which our team takes great pride, as it is world-class.”

Commenting on the future of Centrisys, Fairbairn said that the expansion changes were necessary and that the company’s growth “…has allowed us to build larger and greater numbers of centrifuges, along with different types of environmental process equipment.  As the only US manufacturer of decanter centrifuges in all environmental dewatering and thickening applications, Kopper stated, “I believe we’ve set the bar high for improved safety, productivity and efficiency. These are all essential to the higher standards we’ve established in our industry.” He added, “I won’t compromise on any of these factors at a Centrisys facility. Our customers shouldn’t ever be required to compromise, either.”


For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys.com
Michele Whitfield or Jessie Jones

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Jim Wirtz Named President at REP Corporation

Promises “evolution not revolution” at market leader in rubber molding presses

Jim Wirtz President REP Corporation

Jim Wirtz
President
REP Corporation

Kodak, Tennessee-Effective immediately, James P. Wirtz II has been named President of REP Corporation, the longtime leader in rubber molding presses and related equipment for the North American market. REP Corporation is a subsidiary of REP International, based in Lyon, France.

Jim Wirtz came to REP in 2014, when he was named Service Manager for the company. His appointment follows the recent announcement by previous president Tim Graham, wherein Graham decided to take a reduced role at the company.

Jim observes, “REP is committed to making this change as more of an evolution not a revolution, at the company. The old maxim in business says if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. While we will continue to develop new molding machines for the rubber and TPE business in North America, plus enhance our offering with recently introduced devulcanization equipment as well as REP Pack 4.0 production management software modules, I can assure our many customers and associates in the industry that some things will never change. Those include our commitment to advancing molding technology, providing the best overall solutions to parts manufacturers and, most importantly, supporting our machines with a training and service business model, second to none in the industry. That aspect of REP will be our benchmark, going forward, as we seek to remain in our market leading position.” Since its beginning in 1970, REP Corporation has grown to be the acknowledged top supplier of molding machinery in the North American market.

Wirtz brings nearly a lifetime of experience in the rubber molding industry to his new post at REP, as his family owned and operated Wirtz Manufacturing, likewise a longtime leader in injection molding, based in Michigan, where Jim learned the business from all aspects of mold design and contract production. When the family business redirected itself into battery manufacturing in the mid-1990’s, Jim’s passion for the rubber molding industry continued, as he helped design and construct various manufacturing facilities across the United States, in the rubber industry. “My entire working life has been centered around the rubber injection and extrusion business. It is an honor to lead REP Corporation and be a part of the REP International global network, staying in the industry where my grandfather, father and I have all spent our careers. It’s where I belong,” Jim notes.

Wirtz will be responsible for the management and corporate direction of REP Corporation, a leading supplier of injection, compression and transfer molding presses, plus tire making and devulcanization equipment. He will be based at the new company headquarters, recently opened in Kodak, Tennessee, near Knoxville. Other announcements regarding this new facility will be forthcoming, according to company sources.


For more information on this announcement, please contact:

REP Corporation
310 Katom Drive
Kodak, TN 37764
Phone: 847-697-7210
www.repinjection.com
Jim Wirtz, President

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Centrisys PONDUS TCHP

Centrisys Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan For Increasing the Efficiency of the THP Process In Sludge Treatment

The PONDUS TCHP helps wastewater and sludge treatment facilities pursue a more sustainable future through a waste-to-value strategy 

Centrisys PONDUS TCHPCentrisys/CNP, Kenosha, Wisconsin announced that it has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with its 2019 North American Product Leadership Award for its PONDUS thermal hydrolysis process (THP).  With this product, Centrisys allows the North American sludge treatment industry to not only accelerate the sustainability of anaerobic digestion but also to significantly enhance THP.

“Centrisys/CNP, through its licensing agreement to distribute PONDUS TCHP in North America, offers the market a more productive process alternative by replacing steam with safe caustic soda. The simplified system uses only a heat efficiency exchanger, progressive cavity pumps and a reactor with no moving parts,” said Seth Cutler, Frost & Sullivan’s principal consultant.  “Through chemical reaction, the caustic soda breaks down cell membranes in the sludge as effective as steam. As a result, PONDUS TCHP offers operational simplicity avoids further personnel training and decreases the process carbon footprint.” ‘

TCHP reduces the volume of solids. This boosts the availability of digester capacity and the quality of outputs in biogas and solids. Biogas can be turned into heat, while the cake solids can be turned into fertilizer, soil amendments or nutrients. Thus, the product increases economic gains, economic care and offers a better future for communities.

“It is an honor that Frost & Sullivan gave us an award for PONDUS,” said Gerhard Fortner, CNP President. “The PONDUS process is a technology that just makes sense.  It is simple to operate, cost-effective and safe for all sized plants.”

PONDUS originated in Germany and is currently used in six installations in Europe and one in China. Centrisys introduced PONDUS in North America through an agreement in 2015. The PONDUS process was integrated into the facility and fully functional in just 15 months.

Cutler  further noted that this product can decrease the viscosity of thickened sludge up to 80%.  This is important, as it permits 50% reductions in volume for anaerobic digesters and frees up more space.  In addition, he pointed out that the produced sludge in the digesters is enhanced and can generate 30% more biogas, increasing value resource recovery. In addition, dewatering can result in improvements up to 5% in processing, while polymer consumption can shrink by 20% and eliminate foul odors in the facility.

The outstanding production and cost effectiveness gives Centrisys a huge advantage over traditional sludge treatment companies and position it for further growth.

Each year, Frost &Sullivan presents this award to a company that develops a product with innovative features and functionality that is gaining rapid market acceptance. The award recognizes the quality of the solution and the customer value enhancements it enables.

Centrisys/CNP will be at the WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from May 8-9 at booth 609. Zhongtian Li, CNP Technical Manager will give a presentation about PONDUS on May 9 at 2:30 pm.


About Centrisys/CNP
Centrisys/CNP supports global sustainability through its resource intensification portfolio with water and wastewater equipment and processes. Our systems are simple. They are designed to use less energy, less chemicals and less space. Centrisys is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and also provides global service, repair and parts for all centrifuge brands. CNP, a division of Centrisys, designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community. 

For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys.com

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New Location for Beaumont

Beaumont Machine Relocates, Starts a New Chapter

Leading supplier of fast hole EDM renews commitment to industry, seeks continued expansion of machine line and markets

 

Beaumont Machine Loaded

The FH Series offers up to seven-axis fast hole EDM drilling capability for many applications, including aerospace, power generation, semiconductor manufacturing and more. Machines are entirely designed, engineered and built in the USA.

 

As company president Ed Beaumont explains, “We needed a fresh start and we were committed to making it happen, on every level, from our physical location to the machine offerings to the markets served and more.” And Beaumont Machine has done exactly that.

The company today announces the opening of its new manufacturing facility in the Cincinnati area, at 4001 Borman Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Phone number is 513-701-0421. Website remains www.beaumontmachine.com.

Ed Beaumont continues, “I started the company over 25 years ago, had success in the aerospace industry here in Cincinnati and elsewhere. After five years of semi-retirement, I returned to run the company, with three goals in mind. I wanted to relocate the business to a larger facility, expand the machine line to offer more companies the benefits of our unique designs and, lastly, grow our consumables business, a key to long-term relationships with EDM customers, precisely because the wire, guides, electrodes, dielectric resin, filters, rotary unions, seal kits and more are critical components to keep the machines up and running.”

New Location for Beaumont

New building in Batavia, OH (Cincinnati) houses Beaumont Machine design, engineering, machine building, sales and service operations for the company.

As of today, all three goals have been met, resulting in more business for the company and an expansion into new markets such as semiconductor materials processing and land-based power generation, particularly turbine blades.

The consumable sales have ramped up, owing to Beaumont securing reliable partners and having the warehouse capacity to carry expanded inventories. Customers can now call on Beaumont for all their consumables needs.

“Though Beaumont machines are available with Fanuc or Siemens CNC controls,” Ed Beaumont explains, “our newest platform with Siemens allows us to create even more shapes with Realtime EDM. We bring them some pretty complex specs and they can always meet the challenges.”

Beaumont EDM machines are used primarily for precision placement of the cooling and gas flow holes in various products, from metering and diffuser holes on a jet engine turbine blade to large blade, seals, vanes and transition ducts on power gen equipment and more.

The company also provides customers fixture design, training, part programming assistance, engineering, turnkeys and vision system integration.

Ed Beaumont concludes, “It’s good to be back in the day-to-day operation of the business. It’s a passion for me and my team. We love solving EDM problems for our customers and will continue to push the envelope in machine performance.”


For more information, please contact:

Ed Beaumont
President
BEAUMONT MACHINE
4001 Borman Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-701-0421
Web: www.beaumontmachine.com
Email: beaumach@msn.com

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Centrisys Receives Award

Centrisys Receives Award From Salvation Army

Centrisys Receives Award


From L to R: Salvation Army Kenosha Board Chairman Tim Leach; Salvation Army Kenosha Auxiliary Captain Marie Lewis; Receiving the award on behalf of the Centrisys/CNP employees Jan Mosele & Carlos Contreras; President of Celebrate Our Town Cindy Nicoletti; Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth; Mayor of Kenosha John Antaramian.

Centrisys/CNP, Kenosha, Wisconsin is proud to announce that they have been recognized for their charitable contributions by the Kenosha Salvation Army. Centrisys was awarded the 2019 Other’s Award Recipient in the category of “Resources Supporting Others.” Jim Andresen, the company’s COO said, “By May 2019, the Centrisys/CNP employees will have contributed over $15,000 to the Salvation Army and the company matches match all of our employees’ contributions dollar-for-dollar.”

Established in 2017, Centrisys Cares is the company’s charity. They support the Salvation Army through two programs, Youth Program and Recreation Program and the Disaster Relief Services. Every year in May, the company hands over checks to the Salvation Army for the two programs.

The award ceremony, entitled “2019 Other’s Luncheon,” was held March 9, 2019 at 12 pm at the Bristol Oaks Country Club. Each award recipient received two complimentary tickets. Centrisys was represented by Jan Mosele, marketing assistant and Carlos Contreras, the HR manager at the company. All the winners received a plaque and had their picture taken. Commenting on the award, Mosele said, “We were thrilled to accept this award on behalf of our generous employees at Centrisys Corporation. For the past 20 years, Centrisys has been very proud to call Kenosha home, so we knew we wanted to sponsor a local charity and selected the Salvation Army.” She concluded, “It is truly an honor to call the Salvation Army our partner in giving.”

Centrisys Corporation is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and complete dewatering systems for municipal and industrial wastewater. The company’s focus is centrifuge equipment, including the award winning THK sludge thickener. Centrisys provides global service, repair and parts for all brands of centrifuges. CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems. CNP’s key technologies are: AirPrex® and CalPrex™, phosphorus recovery technologies, and PONDUS™, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP). CNP is a division of Centrisys Corporation.

 

For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys.com

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Henninger Tool Accessories

Platinum Tooling Now Represents Henninger

Henninger Tool AccessoriesPlatinum Tooling, the importer of live tools, angle heads, marking tools, Swiss tools and multiple spindle tools manufactured by various global suppliers, is now importing Henninger Speed Increasers for North America. The announcement was made by company president, Preben Hansen, at headquarters in Prospect Heights, Illinois, near Chicago.

Henninger is a manufacturer of specialized equipment and precision machine tool accessories. Spindle speeder types including mechanical, air and electric motor driven styles are all available.

These speed increasers help maximize productivity by achieving a higher spindle rpm that is required for certain applications in today’s marketplace.  Small diameter tools require rpms that are sometimes not possible to reach with existing machine tools.  In addition, they allow for less wear and tear on the machine’s spindle when it is not required to run at its maximum rpm.

Mechanical speeders are available with up to a 1:8 gear ratio and a maximum speed of 50,000 rpm.  Air speeders can run continuously at up to 80,000 rpm and high frequency motor spindles can maintain up to 80,000 rpm with high torque, and have variable speed options.

Many of the speeders have automatic tool change capabilities and are modular in design to offer the customer greater flexibility.

Henninger also manufactures custom angle heads, live centers, face drivers, and live chucks.  In addition, Henninger is the premier manufacturer for center grinding machines.

To learn more about these Henninger products as well as the Heimatec, Tecnicrafts, and AMF lines available through Platinum Tooling, please visit the company website.


For more information, please contact:
Preben Hansen, President
Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc.
16 East Piper Lane, Suite 128
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
847-749-0633
www.platinumtooling.com
phansen@platinumtooling.com

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