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Newest Publication on Prognostics and Health Management

Prognostics And Health Management
A Practical Approach to Improving System Reliability Using Condition-Based Data

By:
Douglas Goodman
James P. Hofmeister
Dr. Ferenc Szidarovszky

Available on Amazon June 4th, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tucson AZ. – May 14, 2019 – Ridgetop Group, Inc. of Tucson, AZ today announced that some of its key Researchers have written a book entitled “Prognostics and Health Management, A Practical Approach to Improving System Reliability Using Condition-Based Data”. The authors include Doug Goodman, Chief Engineer and Company Founder, James Hofmeister, Distinguished Engineer, and Ferenc Szidarovszky, PhD, a renowned authority in Algorithm design.

Published by John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, and available on Amazon.com, the book provides a solid reference text to technical personnel who are interested in or responsible for system maintenance and are being asked to implement the latest methods of predictive maintenance. The book outlines methods for adopting prognostics to support predictive maintenance and advanced warning of impending failures, through implementation of Prognostics/Health Management (PHM), and/or Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM). This area is becoming increasingly important in all sectors of mechanical systems maintenance and wear analysis. The Author’s believe, more importantly, that systems like those described in the book will become more necessary and even considered standard equipment on new autonomous systems such as: drones, driverless vehicles, and other autonomous transports systems that are becoming more and more ubiquitous in today’s society.
Dr. Andre Kleyner, Reliability Series Senior Editor, Wiley writes “This book has been written by the leading experts and state-of-the-art practioners in the field of health management/monitoring. It discusses the many technical aspects of PHM along with its cost benefits …”
Tom Heiser, President and CEO stated, “Ridgetop continues to expand its operations as our customers adopt advanced PHM and IVHM systems. We are pleased to work with Wiley and Dr. Andre Kleiner, Series Editor, to introduce this ground-breaking and practical book. Our customers include engineers in all areas of transportation, aerospace, energy generation, and industrial automation. Those same engineers are now being called on to use the latest techniques in remote monitoring and autonomous reporting of impending failures to insure the safe operation of highly complex systems. It is with great pride that we announce this publication designed to help our customers implement these systems. “
Ridgetop Group is a privately held AS9100D-certified company, specializing in the development of advanced diagnostic methodologies and products, CBM+, and Prognostic Health Management (PHM), ensuring precise identification and isolation of system anomalies, advance notice of impending systems failure at the integrated device level, and both hardware and software for mission critical systems for avionics, rolling stock, and energy applications.

Ridgetop Group and Autotest Co. Sign Agreement to Combine Product and Sales Strengths for ATE Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Antonio, TX and Tucson AZ. – May 6, 2019 – Autotest Company Geo W. Cox and Sons, Inc. of San Antonio, TX and Ridgetop Group, Inc. of Tucson, AZ today announced the signing of a re-seller agreement whereby Ridgetop Group would take over the global sales and marketing of Autotest Co. products.

This new agreement combines the Ridgetop Group’s technical problem solving capabilities and existing technical sales channels throughout the US, Europe, and Asia with the engineering, manuacturing expertise and 42 year history of proven power supply test products and services of Autotest Co.

Robert Cox, President of Autotest stated: “Autotest Co. and Ridgetop Group have been exploring ways to take advantage of each other’s strengths for several years. Today, I am proud to announce that we have reached a definitive agreement in which Ridgetop Group will take over all of the sales and marketing functions from Autotest.”

Tom Heiser, President and CEO of Ridgetop Group added: “After some initial discussions, Bob and I realized we could really help each other meet the characterization and production test needs in this highly specialized industry. We continue to explore ways to deepen our partnership and hope we can make more announcements like this in the near future.”

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