5,000-square-foot addition to the existing Parsons facility

TDP05K Measuring Probe
Ruskin® recently expanded its Parsons, Kansas, manufacturing plant with a 5,000-square-foot addition to the existing facility. Opened in August, the new space supports production of the TDP05K advanced thermal dispersion air measurement system introduced earlier this year.

The TDP05K is a highly accurate thermal dispersion airflow and temperature measuring probe featuring the lowest energy consumption on the market, lower pressure drops, better wired/wireless ranges, lower noise and the only airfoil-shape probe in the industry. The TDP05K averages multiple velocity and temperature points within a duct or plenum to arrive at accurate air measurements in the most demanding applications.

“As we developed the TDP05K, we realized the product requires a steady-state production facility, where temperature and humidity setpoints can be maintained year-round to ensure products are calibrated under identical environmental conditions,” said Lowell Wells, Ruskin plant manager. “As a result, the new space is isolated from other production areas. Floors feature a static protective coating and workers wear static-free wristbands and garments.”

According to Wells, the expansion has created eight new positions, with the likelihood of adding more jobs in the future. Research and development functions related to the TDP05K will remain at the company’s Grandview, Missouri, facility, with assembly and calibration taking place in Parsons.