Evana Automation Delivers Lean, 21-Step Assembly and Test System to AAM

Evana utilizes diverse technologies to specialize in motion control, robotics integration and system architecture by linking production equipment, material handling systems, data collection, networking, as well as computer software and hardware into flexible, unified technology.

EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 13, 2013 -- Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, recently delivered a lean, 21-step assembly and test system to American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM).


Evana introduced a Lean Manufacturing process to AAM, which helped reduce complexity and improve uptime, as well as reduce the number of operators that were originally called for in AAM's automated concept. As a result, AAM selected Evana's Lean Manufacturing approach, which integrated automatic and semi-automatic processes to assemble and test electronic actuator assemblies for an automobile transmission.

"The Evana Automation team worked closely with AAM to make sure all objectives and requirements were met," said Randy Wire , General Manager of Evana Automation Specialists. "The end result is another highly effective Evana system that will provide a solid platform for the assembly and testing of critical transmission control components."

Evana utilizes diverse technologies to specialize in motion control, robotics integration and system architecture by linking production equipment, material handling systems, data collection, networking, as well as computer software and hardware into flexible, unified technology. Test equipment can be integrated into assembly systems, stand-alone systems for automatic testing, or manual test benches. Overall, Evana's custom assembly and test solutions improve efficiency for manufacturers all over the world in industries like automotive, aerospace, defense, healthcare and alternative energy.

AAM is a world leader in the manufacture, engineering, design and validation of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and modules, chassis systems and metal-formed products for trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars and crossover utility vehicles. In addition to locations in the United States (Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania), AAM also has offices or facilities in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.aam.com.

For more information on Evana Automation Specialists, visit www.evana-online.com. You can also follow Evana on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Evana Automation Specialists (www.evana-online.com)

Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), is a leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems. We utilize diverse technologies to specialize in motion control, robotics integration and system architecture by linking production equipment, material handling systems, data collection, networking, and computer software and hardware into flexible, unified technology. Test equipment can be integrated into assembly systems, stand-alone systems for automatic testing, or manual test benches. Overall, Evana's custom assembly and test solutions improve efficiency for manufacturers all over the world in industries like automotive, aerospace, alternative energy, defense and healthcare, as well as manufacturers of commercial and consumer products.

About Phillips Service Industries (www.psi-online.com)

Established in 1967, Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) is a privately held, service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that oversees a diverse collection of innovative subsidiaries. We serve a wide range of high-tech industries like aerospace, defense, automotive, alternative energy, healthcare, security and semiconductor. Our award-winning products and services help reduce costs and maximize efficiency for many Fortune 500 companies around the globe, as well as the U.S. military. We push the bounds of technology on critical programs like Homeland Security, Defense research and space exploration, delivering innovative solutions for land, sea, air and space. We're PSI: Always innovating. Everywhere.™

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