Advertisement
The Leading Source for Industrial Maintenance News
Subscribe to IMPO Magazine All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

IMPO Insider

Daily industrial news and top headlines for plant and maintenance managers

Electric Vehicle Makers Wait Patiently For Their Day In The Sun

December 9, 2013 9:46 am | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | Articles | Comments

Popularly referred to as the 'future' of automobile technology, the electric vehicle (EV) industry is not particularly enjoying its present. This despite the fact that in terms of savings per km, EVs have an advantage of 40 per cent over regular cars.  The government has made a lot of promises but delivered little, say the players in this segment.

TOPICS:

Does Your Business Need A 'Retirement Plan'?

December 9, 2013 9:23 am | by William H. Black, Jr., Pension Services, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The question I’m frequently asked is “Do I really need to consider a retirement plan for my business?”  The answer is typically “Yes”. The question arises, generally, because the owner of the business or professional practice does not want to add unnecessary overhead or increase costly unnecessary and unappreciated benefits.

TOPICS:

New In-Sight Software Released With Advanced Defect Detection Tools

December 9, 2013 9:14 am | by Cognex Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Cognex Corporation announced the release of In-Sight Explorer 4.9, software that offers an expanded set of inspection tools and an enhanced Cognex Connect communications suite featuring the iQ Sensor Solution network.

Advertisement

Portable Maintenance For Hydraulics And Pneumatics

December 9, 2013 8:58 am | by Parker Hannifin Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation introduces the new SensoControl® Diagnostic Serviceman PlusTM, a robust, easy-to-use hand-held meter that provides portable maintenance and diagnostic data for hydraulics and pneumatics. 

Break-Over RF Torque Wrenches

December 9, 2013 8:50 am | by Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer and global supplier of RF and microwave components, announced the release of a brand new line of Preset Break-Over RF Torque Wrenches used to precisely tighten connections between components and systems.

Robotically Tended Cellular Parts Washer

December 9, 2013 8:06 am | by Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Ransohoff, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group LLC, is proud to introduce its new generation Lean-Jet™ RT-18 robotically tended cellular parts washer. 

ATF: Work On Texas Explosion Case Continues

December 6, 2013 11:50 am | by Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal investigators in charge of investigating the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas say they still consider the case open, eight months after the blast killed 15 people and sent debris flying miles away.         

TOPICS:

Russia Fears That Some Pilots Have Fake Licenses

December 6, 2013 11:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian investigators said Friday that the pilot who sent a Boeing 737 into a near-vertical dive that killed all 50 people on board might have had a fake license.                          

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Smog At Extremely Hazardous Levels In Shanghai

December 6, 2013 11:45 am | by Didi Tang and Eugene Hoshiko, Associated Press | News | Comments

Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction Friday as China's financial hub suffered one of its worst bouts of air pollution, bringing visibility down to a few dozen meters, delaying flights and obscuring the city's spectacular skyline.

TOPICS:

Crystal Sugar Expects 'Price Crisis' To Continue

December 6, 2013 11:44 am | by Dave Kolpack, Associated Press | News | Comments

The annual meeting of American Crystal Sugar Co. on Thursday highlighted the company's 40th year as a farmer-owned cooperative, but there was little cause for celebration among shareholders. Berg said at a press conference before his speech that he doesn't see the end to a price problem he attributes to excessive supplies of Mexican sugar in the U.S. market.

TOPICS:

Tesla Bought With Digital 'Bitcoin' Currency

December 6, 2013 11:42 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

One enterprising car buyer just bought a Tesla Model S Performance using the digital Bitcoins, an open-source currency that uses cryptography to secure and anonymize transactions between parties, from the Lamborghini Newport Beach dealership.

TOPICS:

Summit Pushes Chemical Manufacturing In Miss.

December 6, 2013 11:37 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mississippi should seize an opportunity to compete for energy-thirsty economic development, economist David Dismukes suggested Thursday at the Governor's Energy Summit.A Louisiana State University professor, Dismukes was hired by the Mississippi Energy Institute to look at opportunities that might arise from the U.S. boom in natural gas production.

TOPICS:

The World's First FLNG Project

December 6, 2013 11:30 am | by Shell | Videos | Comments

Years in the planning and now becoming a reality, the world's first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility is under construction. Meet the team working on Prelude FLNG as they take you behind the scenes at this mega project.      

TOPICS:

Shell Scraps Plans To Build $12.5B Plant In La.

December 6, 2013 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The decision comes just two months after Shell selected a site for the plant. It would have created 740 jobs, according to a late-September announcement that championed the plant's location in Ascension Parish, near Baton Rouge.       

TOPICS:

GM Using Landfill Gas To Power Fort Wayne Plant

December 6, 2013 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The project will increase the use of gas from a landfill about nine miles away that began in 2002 when the factory began using it to create steam for the 4,000-worker factory that assembles Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.    

TOPICS:

Unemployment Rate Falls To 7 Pct.

December 6, 2013 9:46 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy. The Labor Department says employers added 203,000 jobs, nearly matching October's revised gain of 200,000. The job gains helped lower the unemployment rate from 7.3 percent in October.

TOPICS:

EU Raids Electronics Companies In Prices Probe

December 6, 2013 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European Union antitrust regulators have raided the offices of several companies that make and sell consumer electronics and domestic appliances, in an investigation into whether they artificially boosted the prices of goods online.The raids were carried out by the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, which declined to identify the companies targeted.

TOPICS:

Explosion Sparks Fire At Mich. Plant; No Injuries

December 6, 2013 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say an explosion sparked a fire at a western Michigan manufacturing facility and prompted an evacuation at the plant. No one was injured. The Muskegon Chronicle reports an explosion in a titanium dust collector caused the fire late Thursday at the Alcoa Howmet facility in Whitehall, near Muskegon. Fire officials say the fire spread through duct work.

TOPICS:

States Grovel Before Boeing In Bid For 777X Jobs

December 6, 2013 9:38 am | by David A. Lieb, Associated Press | News | Comments

From coast to coast, states are rushing to impress Boeing with lavish incentive packages that offer property, labor deals and billions of dollars in tax breaks. All this in the hopes that the aerospace giant will select them to assemble the new 777X — or at least give them a wing to construct.

TOPICS:

Ten Business Technology Trends You'll Read About in 2014

December 6, 2013 9:25 am | by Matthew Littlefield; President and Principal Analyst at LNS Research | Articles | Comments

Which business technologies will lead the way in 2014? Research firms, journalists, and bloggers are gearing up to share their thoughts on this question and offer their predictions over the few weeks.               

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading