Rafferty Electrical Systems Boosts Internet Performance for Better Productivity

PennTAP helped Rafferty Electrical Systems identify a financially viable alternative to their less-than-adequate Internet connection. The new Internet service provides a more-than-acceptable Internet performance boost, allowing the company to perform daily Internet activities without experiencing unnecessary delays. The economic impact is estimated at $72,050.

PennTAP Helps Iron Horse Engraving Restore Google Rating and Sales

PennTAP discovered that the Iron Horse Engraving website had been hacked. The website was then updated, eliminating the illegitimate web pages and securing it from further attacks, and Google’s Index was rebuilt. Although there is no effective method to identify the amount of lost sales, the total economic impact is estimated at $70,000.

Palcon Reduces Carbon Footprint for Increased Energy Savings

Palcon wanted to reduce their energy consumption and the carbon footprint of their production operation. PennTAP performed substantial research, data review, energy calculations, and analysis, and found energy saving opportunities. Improvements resulted in a cost savings of $20,000 per year. Palcon also received a $5,000 SBAG grant award to upgrade their lighting.

PennTAP Assists Student Entrepreneur with Product Promotion and Funding

PennTAP’s Innovation Team helped a student entrepreneur gain exposure and financial support through her participation in some campus competitions, to demonstrate her speech assistance technology prototype device. She won the Lion LaunchPad award, received Penn State Summer Founders Award of $10,000, and won first place and $17,000 in start-up funding in 2015 Inc.U Intercollegiate competition.

Penn State Student Helps PennTAP Analyze Data for Annual Energy Savings at DiamondBack

A PennTAP senior technical specialist and a Penn State engineering student visited the DiamondBack Truck Covers facility to observe operations and collect data regarding the facility’s energy use and potential opportunities for energy savings. Savings estimates include $16,300 for energy and labor and $12,000 per year in labor costs from equipment upgrades.