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Dragon Dome LED

September 27, 2013 4:01 pm | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The focused beam of this high-power Infrared LED (IRED) achieves a range of more than 100 meters (109.36 yards).

Heavy Duty Cutting

September 27, 2013 4:00 pm | by Ingersoll Rand | Product Releases | Comments

M2 Series tools are engineered with a durable 1-hp speed-governed motor to help operators complete surface material removal projects faster and easier.

Bulletproof Gas Detector

September 27, 2013 3:54 pm | by Detcon | Product Releases | Comments

The environmentally bulletproof IR-700 infrared combustible hydocarbon gas detector is now certified SIL 2 capable.


SuperStar Membrane Dryer

September 27, 2013 3:52 pm | by LA-MAN Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The innovative AMD-035 Membrane Dryer lowers the dew point by continuously removing water vapor and venting into the surrounding atmosphere.

Power Pick Software

September 27, 2013 3:50 pm | by Kardex Remstar, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

A new feature from Power Pick Global software allows users to “purge” materials from inventory that are no longer needed. 

Portable 2-Way Radio

September 27, 2013 3:48 pm | by Ritron, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The PT-150M is a professional-grade license-free portable 2-way radio that operates in the VHF MURS frequency band.


U.L. Fume Hood

September 27, 2013 3:45 pm | by HEMCO Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The HEMCO LE fume hood incorporates a Unitized Superstructure, with non-metallic dual wall construction for total chemical resistance, strength, and durability.

New Thermal Imaging Software

September 27, 2013 3:43 pm | by Testo Thermal Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

Providing upgrades to its software, so it keeps pace with the additional features built into its imagers, provides the best thermal imaging experience for customers, says the company.


SpectraLight QC

September 27, 2013 3:40 pm | by Gardco IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The SpectraLight QC is a visual color assessment lightbooth that can meet practically any specification, says the company. 

HEFTY™ Die Springs

September 27, 2013 3:38 pm | by Lee Spring | Product Releases | Comments

These round wire springs are ideal for applications beyond those of traditional die springs and are well suited for any high stress, heavy load applications such as aircraft mechanisms, industrial equipment, brakes, and clutches.

Automated Order Fulfillment, Intelligrated

September 27, 2013 3:24 pm | by Intelligrated | Product Releases | Comments

The mixed-load palletizing and variety pack solutions utilize advanced robotics and software technology to automate the creation of mixed-SKU pallet loads, retail-ready displays, and variety pack cases.

Steel-Tech High Spray Paint

September 27, 2013 3:18 pm | by Rust-Oleum | Product Releases | Comments

The new Steel-Tech High Performance Spray Paint contains real 316L stainless steel for ultimate metal protection.

NAMII To Host A MFG Day Open House

September 27, 2013 3:14 pm | by NAMII | News | Comments

NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), proudly announces that to commemorate national Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) observed on October 4th, it is holding a Public Open House on the evening of Thursday, October 3rd. The public is welcome to this free special event and encouraged to attend, but registration is required.

Toyota Recalls 615,000 Sienna Minivans

September 27, 2013 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 615,000 Sienna minivans in the U.S. because they can inadvertently shift out of park and roll away. The recall involves Siennas from the 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 models years. Toyota said Thursday that the shift locking device can potentially be damaged.


Toyota Exec: Pent-Up Demand For New Cars Will End

September 27, 2013 2:17 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The boom in sales of new cars in the U.S. has been fueled by consumers replacing vehicles they kept through the recession. But a top auto industry executive says that the pent-up demand likely will be satisfied by late next year. Jim Lentz, Toyota's North American CEO, said demand for new cars from owners of older models could dry up sometime late in 2014. 


Justice Department Spent Nearly $5M On Drones

September 27, 2013 2:15 pm | by Pete Yost, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3M on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said. The disclosure came in a new report by the Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, who revealed that the department also has awarded $1.26M to at least seven local police departments and nonprofit organization for drones.


Iconic Detroit Plant Could Be Sold For $21,000

September 27, 2013 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former car plant that's a symbol of Detroit's industrial decline could be sold for as little as $21,000 after failing to get bids in an initial public auction. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report the property is to be listed as a package of 42 parcels during the second round of the Wayne County treasurer's tax foreclosure auction, which starts Oct. 8.


BlackBerry Posts Loss, Steep Revenue Drop For 2Q

September 27, 2013 2:10 pm | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry said Friday that it is committed to completing a series of major changes quickly after posting a nearly billion-dollar loss and a 45 percent drop in revenue for the second quarter. The troubled smartphone company reported a loss of $965 million and revenue of $1.6 billion, in line with what it warned when it surprised the market by releasing dismal earnings projections last week and announcing 4,500 layoffs.


Vestas Gets Major Order

September 27, 2013 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press, Vestas | News | Comments

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has announced its biggest order in three years. The company has a contract for a Texas wind energy project that will mean more work for Vestas' Colorado plants, including its wind tower plant south of Pueblo. Vestas said Duke Energy Renewables has placed an order for two projects in southern Texas.


Old Dutch Plant In Montreal Set To Close

September 27, 2013 2:03 pm | by Old Dutch, potato, chips, Montreal, Canada, plant, close, jobs | News | Comments

A 49-year-old potato chip plant built by Humpty Dumpty and now owned by Old Dutch was set to close Friday — affecting 216 workers in the Montreal area. Its U.S.-based company announced in May the plant had "reached the end of its economic life" and would close after Old Dutch failed to get a $20-million to $25-million subsidy from the Quebec government to renovate the plant.



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