TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) recently assisted TechnoFlo Systems in designing a new state-of-the art meter in order to meet market demands and increase sales.
TechnoFlo Systems offers technology solutions of flow measurement products to customers in a range of industries and sectors, including municipal clean water and wastewater, industrial, food and beverage, water districts, and farming and agricultural irrigation. Innovative solutions and high-tech equipment have made TechnoFlo a leader in municipal clean water flow measurement. Centrally located in California’s fertile agricultural San Joaquin Valley, the company provides services across Northern California, Central California, and Nevada.
In 2021, TechnoFlo was seeking to update their technology by designing wireless meters that would allow for remote monitoring of water and other fluid systems. Successful development and completion of the technology was required to allow the company to increase market share, grow their business, and retain jobs. TechnoFlo requested assistance from CMTC to provide a consultant to design the new meter.
CMTC provided consulting, technical support, and account management services throughout the project and assisted TechnoFlo with applying for funding from the California Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program. CMTC also recommended utilizing Blue Dolphin Engineering, one of CMTC’s delivery resources, to create the design for a new electronic transmitter with additional outputs/functions to replace the current model and a new sensor assembly to work with the new transmitter. The scope of work included design discovery, design and engineering, and defining and sourcing prototypes of the product designs.
TechnoFlo’s new technology successfully allows clients to read flow meters remotely and receive alerts on their phone or laptop – helping TechnoFlo to remain in a leadership position within their market. As a result of deploying their new product, TechnoFlo has realized a $500,000 increase in sales and $31,000 in cost savings. Since working with CMTC, TechnoFlo has also added two new employees and invested $12,000 in capital improvements, $6,000 in their workforce, and $50,000 in new products.
About California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC)
Established in 1992, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) is a private non-profit organization that provides technical assistance, workforce development, and consulting services to small and medium-sized manufacturers throughout the state of California. CMTC operates under a number of cooperative agreements with the Federal and State government, the largest of which is with the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Department of Commerce for the State of California.