Thursday, October 28, 2010

The October Newsletter is Live - Announcing PRT2!

The October newsletter hit digital stands today [ VIEW ]

Read a customer appliation story and engineering profile, view video clips and pictures, meet the 2010 Creative DualVee Application Video Winner and much more!

We also announced PRT2 this week [ VIEW ] the press release!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2010 Video Contest Winner Tours Bishop-Wisecarver

The 2010 Creative DualVee Application Video Contest winner Suad Bajric and his wife Snezana visited the Bishop-Wisecarver headquarters in Pittsburg, CA on October 26th. Manufacturing Engineer Brian Burke gave them the grand tour after company President Pamela Kan and Engineering Manager Nigel Watson took the couple out to lunch.

[ VIEW ] photos of their visit on our Flickr page!

Friday, October 22, 2010

2010 PTDA Summit in Phoenix, Arizona

Photo shares from Pamela Kan today while at the PTDA Summit in Phoenix, Arizona!

To follow along with Pamela at PTDA, you can find her on Twitter @Peekan

Monday, October 18, 2010

Keepin' It Cool with DualVee® -- Food Processing Equipment

The challenge? An ice cream manufacturing company had a carton pusher application which required a corrosion resistant bearing component capable of handling high speeds and smooth motion. Containers filled with ice cream are placed into position for the final stage of packaging and loading into shipping boxes. As the carton pusher shoves the containers into the boxes, the components of the pusher are coming into contact with melted ice cream, therefore causing potential corrosion to the exposed parts.

The solution! Bishop-Wisecarver’s stainless steel DualVee® guide wheels, with their sealed bearing design and low drag coefficient, proved to be the ideal solution for this demanding application. Designed specifically for excellent resistance to corrosion and compatibility with FDA standards, Bishop-Wisecarver’s off-the-shelf stainless steel wheels and track not only provide the perfect solution for the food and beverage industry but also for any extreme environment packaging application. A variety of material options such as metals, coatings and grease can be specified to achieve superior performance.

Now that's pretty cool results! What's your low temp application challenge? We can help!

[ Contact ] one of our applications engineers today. We love a good challenge!

Whitepapers, catalogs, editorials, data sheets? [ Download ] an electronic document!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Are You a Mechanical Engineer with Marketing Experience?

We're hiring -- Join the Bishop-Wisecarver team as our SOLUTIONS ENGINEER!

As Solutions Engineer, you will represent the Bishop-Wisecarver family of products. This extends from increasing the profitability of existing products throughout the product lifecycle to developing new products for the company to fill market opportunities. You will build product solutions for our existing and new customers from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience, market research and your contact with customers and prospects. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market and deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for our customers' success.

The Solutions Engineer must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. This includes working with sales and marketing to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met and that the company is well positioned to maintain and grow market share. You will work with engineering to define product release requirements and deliver winning products. You will work with marketing to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer; thus ensuring that the product and marketing efforts support the company's overall strategy and goals. You will work with finance to define pricing, costing and margin enhancement opportunities for our customers and the company. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, working with the sales channel and key customers as needed.

Think you're the individual we're looking to hire? View the [ job post ] on our website!

We are also looking to hire a Regional Sales Manager - Southeastern Region!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tackling Tough Applications?

As we celebrate sixty years, Bishop-Wisecarver continues to find custom solutions for its customers – a tradition built on Bud Wisecarver’s machine fabrication ingenuity.  Bud’s life is driven by motion and innovation, and figuring out how an industry can operate more efficiently.  Share your tough application question with us, and we’ll tackle your project together! Just click on the comments link (you don't need to be registered to leave a comment).

Friday, October 1, 2010

Q&A with Mechanical Engineer Ariel Oriel

Get to know Bishop-Wisecarver's Mechanical Engineer Ariel Oriel!

Ariel joined our company in January of 2000, and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. Ariel can be reached via e-mail at

Question: Why did you want to be an engineer?
Answer: As a child I was always fascinated about how mechanical things worked, are put together, etc.  Ever since then I strive to learn or understand about things I come across that interest me.

Question: Where did you go for schooling?
Answer:  U. C. Davis, BS degree in Mechanical Engineering  

Question: What kind of job experience did you have before joining the Bishop-Wisecarver team? Any internships?
Answer: Yes, I worked with medical diagnostic equipment, pyrotechnic actuated devices, and medical robots.

Question: What is your area of expertise?

Answer: Mechanical design, and designing custom components to meet specific customer needs.

Question: What do you enjoy most about being an engineer?
Answer: I enjoy interacting with other engineers to discuss ideas that help things come into fruition.

Question: What's the most rewarding thing about being an engineer?
Answer: The most enjoyable moments for me as an engineer is when the things I design work really well for the customer.

Question: Any advice to aspiring engineers?
Answer: My advice to aspiring engineers is that don’t be afraid to try new ideas, or “think outside the box”.  Also, learn from mistakes, and don’t get discouraged, for they will happen.

Question: What do you like to do outside of work?
Answer: I like reading car magazines to see the latest and greatest being offered by the various car manufacturers. I also build model cars from time to time.

 [ Check out footage from earlier this year of Ariel at a high school career fair ]