William H. Howe Announces Retirement & Appoints New CEO of Apex Instruments

William H. Howe, President and Founder of Apex Instruments, Inc., announces his retirement after over 35 years in the source sampling equipment industry. Howe founded Apex Instruments in 1988 as a manufacturer of residential wood heater testing equipment. The company is located in Fuquay-Varina, NC and serves as a worldwide market leader in the source[…]

Apex Instruments Now an Authorized Reseller for Dyacon, Inc.

Apex Instruments is pleased to announce that we are now an authorized reseller for Dyacon, Inc. Established in 2007, Dyacon has been designing and manufacturing an extensive line of rugged and cost-effective weather instruments since 2012.  In comparison to other weather instrument providers that use third-party sensors, Dyacon designs and manufactures their own sensors, weather[…]

July 2022 Road Trip

Tyler Mills, Apex Instruments’ Domestic Sales Representative, will be out on the road July 5th – 15th.  Starting in Austin, TX, with scheduled stops in Houston, Dallas, Tulsa, Nashville and Knoxville, Tyler will have our company van loaded with the latest equipment and some great promotional items.    Contact Tyler Mills tmills@apexinst.com to set up an[…]

New Master Distributor for Chinese Market – Tianjin Favourite Technology Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Favourite Technologies Co. Ltd., has been announced as the official Apex Instruments master distributor in China. The partnership between Apex Instruments and Tianjin Favourite Technologies began in early 2018. Tainjin Favourite Technologies is a leading distributor for source sampling solutions in the Chinese market. The company was started by Mr. Miao Yu over ten[…]

Apex Instruments Inc. Introduces PEAK32 Metering Console Series

Apex Instruments has launched PEAK32 TOP TIER TECHNOLOGY, an advanced, multi-functional metering console series powered by the PIC-32 microcontroller module and featuring a backlit sunlight-readable display. Peak 32 consoles are built to be rugged, compact, and cost-effective. The XD-502 Gen 2 is the latest release in the series currently in production. The Apex Instruments PEAK32[…]

Nozzle Calibration and Serial Number Engraving

Apex Instruments is now offering nozzle calibrations and serial number engraving. Nozzle diameters will be calibrated to meet US EPA Method 5 requirements. Stainless steel and alloy 600 nozzles will be physically engraved to display the nozzle diameter, part number, and unique ID. All other nozzles will be identified by certificate only. This service can be[…]

Machine Shop Expansion

Apex instruments has recently expanded its machine shop by acquiring an additional Haas CNC lathe. The new lathe increases our capacity to restock our inventory when faced with supply chain delays, which are currently at an all-time high. It also provides additional options for a faster turnaround time to meet the needs of custom fabrication[…]

Apex Instruments Receives Grade A Vendor Rating

For the second year in a row, Apex Instruments has received a vendor rating of A from our distributor partner in Thailand, Sithiporn Associates. This evaluation is performed in accordance with their ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. Apex was evaluated and received an A on the following parameters: quality, pricing, and delivery.

Meet Jake Bush – Our Newest Member of the TSG Team

Jake Bush Environmental Service Technicianjbush@apexinst.com, (919) 346-8122 Jake joined Apex Instruments in June 2020. Since then, Jake’s experience and expertise has become an invaluable asset to our Technical Services Group and Calibration Lab. 4 1/2 years of stack testing experience Field experience with various stack testing methods, such as Methods 1-5, 8A, 9, 22, 23, 26A,[…]

New Quote Cart System

We have recently updated our Quote Cart system. Quotes can be requested via the website as previously but with an updated procedure. You can add products to your Quote Cart on each product page as well as on product category pages. When you are finished selecting your products for a quote, you can go to[…]

Implementation of New Software

We are currently implementing our new Customer Relationship Management software, OnContact CRM. OnContact CRM is a web-based CRM tool that integrates with our new ERP system. OnContact provides insightful analysis and convenient access and to a variety of our customer data. We are excited about the powerful capabilities of this software and look forward to[…]

New Distributor in Turkey: Avrupa

A recent change in the flow measurement regulations in Turkey is opening up an opportunity for our newest Turkish distributor, Avrupa. Their plan is to bring the Apex Instruments XC-3D55 Flow Measurement System to Turkish stack testing companies that need to adapt to the recent regulatory. The regulation change requires a 3-dimensional pitot tube to[…]

NC’s Small Business Person of the Year

Congratulations to our president, William Howe, on being declared North Carolina’s Small Business Person of the Year! Each year, the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) selects one individual from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam to be the Small Business Person of the Year[…]

Leading the Industry in India

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Indian equivalent of the EPA, has purchased Apex Instruments equipment to use for Method 23 reference testing. The acquisition of this tender will make it easier for local state environmental agencies to purchase Apex Instruments equipment as well. Go Green Mechanisms, our newest distributor in India, was instrumental[…]

Software and Firmware

Are you running the correct firmware (console-based) and software (PC-based) for your Apex Instruments sampling equipment? Our technical services team is constantly working to improve our firmware and software by fixing bugs and making performance enhancements to the firmware and software of our products such as the XC-5000, XC-30B, XC-6000, STM-12B, and the XD-502. An updated[…]

State of the Company 2020

A State of The Company address can be expected to be full of overexaggerated praise and accolades. This year, however, the yearly tribute was well-deserved. The company met and exceeded several goals during the 2019 calendar year including revenues, product quality control standards, and new product development releases. The year was not without challenges, for[…]

Sintrol Tests their New Dust Measurement System

Sintrol shipped us a prototype of their newest product for testing and early market research. We are excited to work with Sintrol and to help make their new Extractive Dust Measurement System (EXO) available in the US market. This system utilizes a technology called Optical Forward Scattering and is intended to be used for US[…]

Educating the Stack Testers of Thailand

In July, Needis Supply Instruments invited Apex Instruments to Bangkok to help teach an educational seminar to local stack testing companies. Approximately 60 industry professionals attended, representing 14 different companies. Mick Zulpo presented on 4 topics during the seminar: Method 30B, Method 201A, Method PS-11, and the Isokinetic Console XD-502. Additionally, an isokinetic system, provided[…]

Time with ENS Korea

Our distributor in Korea, ENS Korea, recently visited to discuss product development and to take an in-depth look at the XD-502 software. While here, they delivered the good news that the XD-502 console has been approved for national use in Korea by KTL, a government lab authority that authorizes instruments for use.  Keep up the good work[…]

Meet the new TSG Team

The Apex Instruments Technical Services Group is here to help you get the most out of your products. Our skilled staff is available to help provide training, support, and, troubleshoot your stack testing equipment. Terrance Odom Technical Services Group Managertodom@apexinst.com, (919) 346-5021 Has worked at Apex Instruments for 7 years 7 years of stack testing[…]

Apex Instruments is Recognized for 13 Years of Employee Safety

  Fuquay-Varina—The N.C. Department of Labor recently recognized Apex Instruments as a participant in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for more than 10 consecutive years. The program recognizes companies for a commitment to the safety and health of their employees. Consultative Services Bureau Chief, Kevin O’Barr, presented company officials with a special[…]

New Manager for TSG – Terrance Odom

We are pleased to announce that our Technical Services Group has a new manager, Terrance Odom. Terrance has directed the TSG division since October 2018 and provides invaluable experience as a stack tester and environmental consultant. Terrance manages the operations involving our calibrations, quality control, and customer support. He is looking to refocus the goals[…]

XD-502 Consoles a Huge Hit in the UK

Our newest console, the XD-502, is making waves in the UK. After numerous exciting demonstrations with our UK distributor, several companies have decided to replace their older consoles with our XD-502’s. More than 30 consoles have been requested. Even though UK stack testing is for EN regulations (as opposed to US EPA), the stack testers[…]

Apex Gives Training in SGS Africa and Iceland Offices

  Apex has a unique opportunity to become a stack testing leader in the East Africa region. We have reached out and developed relationships with key people in a country of influence in that area: Kenya. In late 2018, we met with Kenyan government officials and performed training sessions for 5 SGS Africa offices. Through our distributor[…]

Hurricane Florence Update

Apex Instruments Hurricane Florence Update As Hurricane Florence makes its way towards North Carolina it is very likely that our business may be temporarily impacted by this large storm. We will make every effort to keep Apex Instruments open during our normal business hours however we may be affected by loss of power and potential[…]