About

History

  • September 1951 – Research Inc. (RI) is founded and is actively engaged in both development related to aircraft and guided missiles, including fundamental aerodynamic and thermodynamic problems, and fabrication of test equipment, instrumentation, computers, and aircraft accessories.
  • June 1998 – PCS is formed by ex-RI employees. PCS initially focuses on providing the control systems and support for more than 30 years of RI system customers. PCS adds personnel to expand its offerings from solely controls to infrared heaters and heating systems.
  • August 2007 – PCS purchases RI’s Infrared Heating Division along with the Research Inc. name. In this asset purchase, PCS acquires both the standard products that you can find on our product page and the key personnel that have the knowledge and capability to sell, design, manufacture, and support these products.
  • June 2008 – Our effort to integrate over 50 years of RI heaters and systems into the PCS business system is accomplished. The result is an efficient organization, doubled in size, ready to respond to customers’ requirements with short lead-times, quality products and knowledgeable engineering and service.
  • Today – PCS/RI is a 14-person company with the agility to take on a variety of projects. We focus on our customers and our engineering to provide innovation and value in the industrial heating and automation markets.

Clients

Over the years we have accumulated a client list in excess of 5,000 entries, foreign and domestic, large and small. A small subset of the more recognizable names is shown below. Contact us to see how we can help with your application.
3M
ABB Inc.
ABBOTT LABORATORIES
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND
Aberdeen Proving Ground
AEROJET-GENERAL CORPORATION
AFG Industries
Air Force Research Lab
Albany international (MA)
Alcoa
ALDILA GOLF CORP.
AMERICAN AIRLINES
ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Army Research Lab
AT&T
ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LTD.
AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR SCIENCE
Ball Aerospace (Boulder)
BARD, C.R. INC.
BAUSCH & LOMB
BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION
BAYER CORPORATION
BELL AEROSPACE-TEXTROX
BOEING AEROSPACE
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF
CALLAWAY GOLF
CARGILL INCORPORATED
CHRYSLER CORPORATION
CINCINNATI SUB-ZERO PRODUCTS
Covidien
Creganna-TACTX Medical
CUMMINS FILTRATION
DAVIS-STANDARD CORP
DOW CHEMICAL CO.
Dow Corning Corporation
DU PONT, E.I. CO.
Eaton Corporation
Eli Lilly
Entellus Medical
EXXON/MOBIL RESEARCH &
Factory Mutual Insurance Company
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Freudenberg-NOK
GAF CORPORATION
Gates Rubber Co.
GE Global Research
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION
General Mills (Mpls.)
General Mills, Inc.
HONEYWELL INCORPORATED
Idaho National Lab
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd
ITT Space Systems Division
JET PROPULSION LABORATORIES
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
KAISER ALUMINUM & CHEMICAL
Kohler Company
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lockheed Martin
Los Alamos National Lab
Los Alamos National Lab
LUFTHANSA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MAYTAG CORPORATION
MEDTRONIC
Mercedes-Benz
MERCK & COMPANY INC.
MTS Systems Corporation
NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER
NASA DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH
NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENT
NASA Johnson Space Center
NASA LANGLEY
OAKRIDGE NATIONAL LABS
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Pfizer Inc.
Pratt & Whitney
PROCTER & GAMBLE
Raytheon
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION
ROLLS ROYCE
ROSEMONT
SAINT GOBAIN
Saint-Gobain Performance Plast
Sandia National Labs (NM)
SMITHS MEDICAL
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
ST. JUDE MEDICAL INC.
TRW SPACE AND DEFENSE
Tyco Electronics
US Army
US NAVY
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB
Xerox Corporation