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Cable Entry Seals

May 10, 2013 11:38 am | by Roxtec | Product Releases | Comments

The Roxtec C RS T cable entry is available in four sizes and can handle cables or pipes with diameters ranging from 0.142 to 1.181 inches.

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Ultraviolet LED Light

May 10, 2013 11:29 am | by Larson Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Combining high intensity with extreme durability, this IP68 rated UV LED light bar is waterproof to three meters and produces a powerful ultraviolet light beam with a peak of 365 nanometer wavelength.

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Ratcheting Socket Wrench

May 10, 2013 11:27 am | by Lowell Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new 8C ratcheting socket wrench features four sockets that can handle the four most common nut sizes found in utility and construction work.

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Aisle Shield

May 10, 2013 11:24 am | by Wireway Husky | Product Releases | Comments

Aisle Shield is the economical answer to aisle safety and the increasing demands of regulatory agencies for fall protection into pallet rack aisles, says the company.

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Order Fulfillment Automation

May 10, 2013 11:22 am | by Intelligrated® | Product Releases | Comments

GoKarts are ideal entry-level automated order fulfillment solutions that can be scaled to meet growing order volumes, explains the company.

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Wireless Replenishment Kit

May 10, 2013 10:34 am | by Zebra Technologies Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to support and automate Lean manufacturing techniques, Material Flow eliminates the need for manual and labor intensive processes, says the company.

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U.S. Officials Probe Corvette Headlamp Problem

May 10, 2013 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that the low-beam headlights can go dark without warning on some Chevrolet Corvettes. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers more than 103,000 Corvettes from the 2005 through 2007 model years.

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North Dakota Tops Nation In Rate Of Worker Deaths

May 10, 2013 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota has the highest rate of worker deaths in the nation, due in large part to the oil boom in the western part of the state in recent years, according to a new report from the AFL-CIO. There were 44 worker deaths in North Dakota in 2011, for a rate of 12.4 deaths per 100,000 workers.

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Wearable Robots Getting Lighter, More Portable

May 10, 2013 10:23 am | by Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The technology has many nicknames. Besides "wearable robot," the inventions also are called "electronic legs" or "powered exoskeletons." This version, called Indego, is among several competing products being used and tested in U.S. rehab hospitals that hold promise for people recovering from strokes or afflicted with multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.

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Ford Shareholders Reject Stock Proposal

May 10, 2013 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. shareholders are again rejecting a proposal to dilute the Ford family's control over the company. At its annual meeting in Wilmington Thursday, Ford said 67 percent of shareholders voted against the proposal to make each Ford share worth one vote.

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ArcelorMittal Affirms 2013 Targets Despite Q1 Loss

May 10, 2013 10:20 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

ArcelorMittal SA, the world's largest steelmaker, slumped to a first-quarter loss, even as the company's chief executive said restructuring efforts are starting to pay off and the steel market is stabilizing after a big reverse in the middle of last year.

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Company Plans $1.5B Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant

May 10, 2013 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State and local leaders in Grand Forks announced Thursday plans to build a new $1.5 billion nitrogen fertilizer production facility northwest of Grand Forks. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown were joined by others in announcing that Northern Plains Nitrogen intended to build the new facility.

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Don’t Get Wrapped Too Tight

May 10, 2013 8:05 am | by Greg Cober, Altra Industrial Motion Product Training Manager | Articles | Comments

A properly installed wrap spring clutch/brake will provide millions of cycles for applications where repetitive motion is needed.  Care to insure proper mounting will achieve the best possible life and performance in repeating applications.

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Why Manufacturers Need To Bulletproof Their Virtualized IT Environments

May 10, 2013 8:00 am | by Frank Hill, Stratus Technologies | Articles | Comments

Today, many popular manufacturing applications are certified for virtualization and with good reason. The benefits of virtualization, including cost control, higher productivity, and better long-term planning, are indisputable. Yet, some manufacturing engineers and plant IT departments are missing out on these benefits because they think virtualization involves too much risk — a point of view that is not entirely without merit.

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Jury Finds 3 Guilty Of Weapons Plant Break-In

May 9, 2013 2:16 pm | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

An 83-year-old nun and two fellow protesters were convicted Wednesday of interfering with national security when they broke into a nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee and defaced a uranium processing plant. It took a jury about 2 ½ hours to find the three protesters guilty of a charge of sabotaging the plant and second charge of damaging federal property in July the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge in July.

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Tesla Model S Gets Consumer Reports' Top Score

May 9, 2013 2:15 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric car has tied an older Lexus for the highest score ever recorded in Consumer Reports magazine's automotive testing. The Model S, which starts at $62,400 after a federal tax credit, scored 99 points on a scale of 100 in the magazine's battery of tests.

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Van Maker Backed By Energy Dept. Shuts Down

May 9, 2013 2:13 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Michigan company that received a $50 million federal loan to make vans for the disabled has stopped production and laid off its 100 workers. Vehicle Production Group, or VPG, suspended operations in February after its finances dipped below a minimum level required as a condition of the federal loan.

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Japanese Auto Parts Maker To Add 200 NC Jobs

May 9, 2013 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese auto parts manufacturer plans to add more assembly lines and hire another 200 workers at an existing North Carolina factory by the end of 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory's office said Wednesday that ASMO North America's Greenville plant already employs more than 530 people who produce parts for front wipers and for radiator fan motors.

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Honeywell Closing York Plant, Idling Over 100

May 9, 2013 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honeywell plans to close a plant in eastern Pennsylvania by the first quarter of next year, idling more than 100 workers. The Honeywell Process Solutions plant in York makes products used in the natural gas industry. The company specializes in energy efficiency products.

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U.S. Wholesale Stockpiles Up In March

May 9, 2013 2:09 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Wholesale businesses stepped up their restocking of supplies in March, but their sales fell sharply. The Commerce Department said Thursday that stockpiles held by wholesalers rose 0.4 percent in March compared with February, when they had fallen 0.3 percent.

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