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Electromagnetic Flow Transmitter

April 19, 2013 3:40 pm | by Flow Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The MC608B is a standalone, battery operated, electromagnetic flow meter transmitter that has up to 6 years of battery life.

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Carbon, Stainless Steel Fabrication

April 19, 2013 3:38 pm | by Dixie-Southern | Product Releases | Comments

Dixie-Southern’s facilities are ASME Section VIII Certified with U, R, and S Stamps.

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Overhead Lifeline Systems

April 19, 2013 3:36 pm | by Kee Safety, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The KeeLine® Overhead Lifeline Systems can provide fall protection and support for one or two workers at elevated heights during construction and maintenance.

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Magnetic Floor Sweepers

April 19, 2013 3:33 pm | by Master Magnetics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The permanent magnet assemblies ranging from 12 to 96 inches in width are perfect for the efficient removal of hazardous scrap metal debris, says the company.

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Utility Catcher™

April 19, 2013 3:32 pm | by Glove Guard IMPO Product Releases | Comments

Now available with a keyhole, the Utility Catcher™ clip can be hung on a wall in addition to being hung off a belt or slid on a grid-wall.

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Fixturlaser Aignment System

April 19, 2013 3:30 pm | by VibrAlign IMPO Product Releases | Comments

A new display unit with a 6.5-inch touch screen with video game style realistic graphics includes a completely redesigned set of transmitter/detectors.

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Doorway Flood Barrier

April 19, 2013 3:28 pm | by DENIOS | Product Releases | Comments

This barrier keeps floodwaters out of facilities by providing a flood “wall” at doorways.

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FLM36 B-Staged Film

April 19, 2013 3:27 pm | by Master Bond | Product Releases | Comments

FLM36 was designed to help mitigate the more complicated preparation associated with B-staged epoxies.

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Metal Muncher Punch Press

April 19, 2013 3:24 pm | by Kalamazoo | Product Releases | Comments

The Metal Muncher Series GB gap bed hydraulic punch press can be used as a dedicated punch press, but accepts a wide range of standard and optional accessories.

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Super Reflector Technology

April 19, 2013 3:23 pm | by Best Lights | Product Releases | Comments

T9 fixtures with Super Reflector Technology can last 30,000 hours with an electronic dimmable ballast, reducing maintenance by 67 percent, says the company.

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CB Max Scrap Shears

April 19, 2013 3:21 pm | by CB Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

CB Max is a custom metallurgical blend of carbon, molybdenum, tungsten, silicon, and boron that optimizes the performance of scrap shear machine knives.

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Toyota To Build Lexus ES 350 At KY Plant

April 19, 2013 10:19 am | by Toyota | News | Comments

For the first time, a Lexus vehicle will be produced in the United States. The Lexus ES 350 will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky in 2015, Toyota announced today. The move will generate 750 new jobs. To support the new dedicated assembly line, Toyota will invest $360 million in the Georgetown plant.

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'SWAT Robots' Soon To Protect First Responders

April 19, 2013 10:18 am | by Clarke Canfield, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Maine company that's developed high-tech tanks for the military and Hollywood has a new contraption — a ballistic police shield that sits atop a miniature, remote-controlled tank-like vehicle made to protect first responders. Brothers Mike and Geoff Howe said the "SWAT robot" keeps SWAT teams and other first responders safe.

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OSHA Last Inspected TX Fertilizer Plant In 1985

April 19, 2013 10:15 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration most recently inspected the Texas fertilizer plant that exploded Wednesday night in 1985. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show that OSHA issued the West Chemical & Fertilizer Co., as the plant was called at the time, a $30 fine for a serious violation for storage of anhydrous ammonia.

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U.S. Unemployment Aid Applications Rise To 352K

April 19, 2013 10:13 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits increased just 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 352,000. The slight gain kept applications at a level consistent with solid hiring and suggests March's sluggish hiring may be temporary.

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Honda Recalls Nearly 205K Vehicles To Fix Shifters

April 19, 2013 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda is recalling nearly 205,000 minivans and SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem with the automatic shifters. The recall includes the Honda CR-V small SUV and Odyssey minivan from the 2012 and 2013 model years. Also covered is the 2013 Acura RDX SUV.

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German Industry Pay Offer Short Of Union Demand

April 19, 2013 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Employers in Germany's key manufacturing sector are offering a pay increase that falls well short of the 5.5 percent raise a union is seeking for some 3.7 million workers. The employers' association in the southern region of Bavaria is offering a 2.3 percent increase over a 13-month period, news agency dpa reported Friday. The IG Metall union is seeking the bigger raise as part of a 12-month deal.

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Taking Manufacturing To School

April 19, 2013 8:05 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

As manufacturing processes become more automated, it is essential for companies to invest in partnerships with local technical schools to maintain a qualified, knowledgeable workforce. In June 2011, President Obama launched a national effort to revitalize American manufacturing.

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Engineering Answers: Fail Faster

April 19, 2013 8:00 am | by Chris Fox, Associate Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

As the market gap between hobbyist makers and professional engineers continues to close, desktop 3D printing is emerging as the next golden nugget in prototyping and small-scale manufacturing. MakerBot has been at the cusp of this revolution.

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Is Your ERP Working Hard Enough For You?

April 18, 2013 3:06 pm | Events

As businesses are inundated with more and more enterprise IT options, prioritization of requirements can become more complex. Luckily, today’s enterprise solutions are smarter and more effective than ever before.

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