Ultramax® NEWSLETTER, July
customers, agents, suppliers, friends and visitors…
Recall, the Blue Book in www.ultramax.com/downloadlogin.asp
Book is revised and upgraded on a regular basis. You are welcome to download the latest
version. The ideas and methods are
copyrighted and many patented, and permission for use is given only to those
clients with valid Ultramax licenses.
Version Ultramax® 7.2.i
was released in July 2015, and is available for downloaded from the web. Get in touch with Ultramax Corporation
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Continuing with the series of
improvements for 7.2.g, some requested by users, some learned from
experience, some Ultramax R&D ideas, 7.2.i is sharper, the Alerts more to
the point, and the technology serves more diverse situations (robustness).
explanations and user insights: such as reasons for the sequential
adjustment advices; and user-defined limits to changes from previous
adjustments (to maintain process stability), including dependency on
large (multivariate) change in uncontrolled inputs.
the presentation of extreme values without much information in
algorithm to balance the risks of violating output constraints and the
extrapolation speed towards the optimum has been improved, and it
explains the risks it takes. Applications with many inputs (over
20) and with noisy data now converge to the optimum more consistently,
and thus on the average faster. In its multivariate analysis it
now copes more effectively with the situation of high variability in the
noise levels among several
outputs and the maintenance of response awareness through variability of
sequential adjusted inputs.
Data Pattern report indicates the existence of combinations of
adjustments which are highly correlated (i.e., which span a
subspace). For the analysis of sufficiently large historical run
data this feature indicates that the model coefficients are not
representative of reality, and that probably there is lack of
independence among adjustments. Recall that adjustments need to be
independent for the analytics of empirical prediction models and
optimization to work.
- Effective use of resources, human and physical: The summary of
Ultramax in the first pages of the Blue Book emphasized not only the
greater business utilization of physical assets, but also the thinking,
creativity and productivity of engineers and other plant personnel when
engaged in the activity of making quantitative decisions in design and
operations, to get the most performance from their ideas and
systems. It also explains
the advantages over other technical solutions to this problem.
- Ultramax enables greener production / manufacturing: As we know, Ultramax enables users
to achieve the most desirable operating performance possible as defined
by the users’ evaluation metrics. Thus, the user can achieve greener
production by including metrics related to energy and raw
materials consumption, emissions and efficiency.
and, for instance, www.ultramax.com/Applications/Paper_Energy.pdf
Invitation for New Agencies
continue looking for new Agencies/Representatives; either regionally,
vertical by industry, or a combination; including exclusivities. We also offer customers the option to
designate potential Agencies – with whom they already have close
relationships -- to provide License and Services for the Ultramax
The most desirable characteristics
of an Agency are:
Is an established firm, or has a well funded start-up
Is engaged in marketing, selling and providing
technical services to production and manufacturing. Good – and complementary –
expertise areas are: Process Control, Automation, Instrumentation,
Manufacturing Execution Systems, Real-time metrics, Quality, Six-Sigma, Lean
Manufacturing, and Integration into products. The Agency may also be providing
services for product and process design; or for the optimization of various
operations outside production, including medical treatments.
Is truly customer-oriented.
It is not required to have specific process expertise
except when aiming at a vertical market focus. The Agency could capitalize on past
areas of success, such as anything dealing with Combustion (e.g., power
generation), Chemicals, Pharma, Molding (injection,
blow, foam, extrusion, etc.), Paper, Fibers, Food Processing, Painting and
Coating, Metal Cutting and Machining, and Semiconductor Processing (Fab and Development).
Ultramax Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA www.ultramax.com email@example.com
+1 513 469 8629