Energy Savers Award presented to Ford Motor Co.

July 13, 2004

The Entrepreneurs for Energy Efficiency (E3) of Houston, Texas, presented the National Energy Savers Award to Ford Motor Co. for its work in commercializing the Force Modulator™ System. The award was presented April 27 in Washington, D.C., at the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Senator Conrad Burns of Montana, an advocate of energy-efficient technologies, presented the award. Accepting for Ford Motor Co. was Evangelos Liasi, Ph.D. Liasi is a recognized expert in deep draw-press technology.

The system is an energy-efficient technology developed to improve the operation of metal stamping presses, particularly those used to form lighter-weight metals, such as high-strength steel and aluminum. The technology provides a soft hit, user-controlled tonnage at all points in the stroke, hold on bottom, and a controlled binder ring return.

Developed by Smedberg Machine Corp., the system is marketed by Metalforming Controls Corp.

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