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Radial Shaft Seals

June 7, 2013 10:43 am | by SKF | Product Releases | Comments

A new advanced version of SPEEDI-SLEEVE radial shaft seals is an ideal solution to restore malfunctioning sealing systems without requiring machine disassembly or shaft regrinding, says the company.

Chemlube® Plus Lubricants

June 7, 2013 10:41 am | by Ultrachem IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The Chemlube Plus Series is fully compatible with most OEM Rotary Screw compressor oils and can be used to top off and replace existing fluids, says the company.

Constant Volume Fume Hood

June 7, 2013 10:39 am | by HEMCO Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The VaraFlow baffle system directs the air through the fume chamber and through the exhaust outlet with minimum turbulence and maximum airflow efficiency, says the company.

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700APD Power Drive

June 7, 2013 10:37 am | by Reed | Product Releases | Comments

The 700APD Power Drive is a portable, pneumatic, heavy-duty power drive which provides power for threading pipe and conduit up to 2 inches (50 millimeters) in diameter.

Doppler Flow Meter

June 7, 2013 10:35 am | by Greyline Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The clamp-on ultrasonic sensor mounts on any pipe ½-inc ID or larger. The DFM 5.0 is designed for “difficult” liquids like wastewater, sludge, slurries, abrasives, or any liquid with bubbles or suspended solids, says the company.

O-Type Rental Boilers

June 7, 2013 10:26 am | by Indeck | Product Releases | Comments

These new watertube boilers feature high efficiency and reliability.  The new trailer-mounted fleet ranges in size from 40,000 to 60,000 to 75,000 PPH capacities with design pressures of 395 psig.

Kevlar Arc Glove

June 7, 2013 10:22 am | by MCR Safety IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The Memphis Kevlar Arc glove has a speckled green/black Kevlar®/Synthetic shell with double coated black APG palm and fingertip coating.

Tracing Probe with acAlert™

June 7, 2013 10:20 am | by Greenlee IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The 500XP is designed to help technicians trace wires when installing, servicing, and maintaining voice, data, and video (VDV) services.

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GM CEO: Dividend, Share Buyback Possible

June 6, 2013 2:10 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says the company's finances are sound enough to consider paying a dividend or even buying more stock from the U.S. government. The CEO, in comments after GM's annual meeting Thursday, also said the company first has to keep investing in new vehicles and equipment.

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Chrysler To Recall 630,000 SUVs Worldwide

June 6, 2013 2:09 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Just two days after refusing a government request to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps, Chrysler has decided to do two other recalls totaling 630,000 vehicles worldwide. The automaker will recall more than 409,000 Jeep Patriot and Compass small SUVs across the globe from the 2010 and 2012 model years to fix air bag and seat-belt problems.

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Toyota To Exempt Workers With Young Kids From Nightshifts

June 6, 2013 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to exempt factory workers with preschool-age children from working nightshifts to support childcare, starting in September, sources familiar with the matter have said. The measure has already been introduced for some Toyota plant workers on a trial bases, kicking off October last year.

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Lenovo Marks First U.S. Manufacturing Plant

June 6, 2013 2:05 pm | by Emery P. Dalesio, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Three business reasons — quicker, closer and custom — prompted computer maker Lenovo Group to open its first U.S. manufacturing operation in North Carolina instead of low-cost foreign locations like Mexico or China, its North American president said.

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Feds: Engineer Tried To Steal Firm's Trade Secrets

June 6, 2013 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal authorities say a Mahwah man was planning to go to India with a New Jersey company's stolen trade secrets for self-administered disposable pens. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced Wednesday that 36-year-old Ketan Maniar, an Indian national, was charged with stealing trade secrets for his own economic benefit from a worldwide medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes.

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U.S. Officials To Meet Over Cellphone Thefts

June 6, 2013 2:01 pm | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top law enforcement officials from San Francisco and New York plan to meet with some of the largest U.S. smartphone makers next week to help thwart the rise in cellphone thefts and robberies. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday that their meeting scheduled to take place in New York City on June 13 will be dubbed a "Smartphone Summit."

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Chinese Solar Panel Makers Face New Taxes

June 6, 2013 1:14 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht speaks about the European Commission's new tax on Chinese solar panel manufacturers and the possibility of a trade war. De Gucht talks about what this means for trade between China and the European Union.

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Tools For Tomorrow

June 6, 2013 8:04 am | by Grainger | Videos | Comments

Grainger has announced its sponsorship of 20 concerts throughout the Florida Georgia Line summer tour. During these stops, the duo will celebrate industrial trades professionals by honoring Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program recipients. In addition, Grainger recently launched a sweepstakes for a chance to win Florida Georgia Line tickets for these 20 shows.

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Balloons Set to Take Wind Power to New Heights

June 6, 2013 8:03 am | by ReutersVideo | Videos | Comments

Boston-based company Altaeros has developed a new wind power generator in the form of a giant balloon that they say will offer a cheap renewable energy alternative to communities that live off the grid. The inventors say this could be the future of wind power. Reuters' Ben Gruber has more.

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The Latest ERP Trends For Manufacturers

June 6, 2013 8:02 am | by Sage ERP Solutions | Videos | Comments

Learn what the three most important new trends are in ERP, and how they will play a key role in helping manufacturers run their businesses more efficiently. Sage points out what manufacturers need to do to take their ERP to the next level.

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Knock On Wood, This Car Works!

June 6, 2013 8:01 am | by AssociatedPress | Videos | Comments

First it was a bike, then a motorcycle. Now, a Hungarian man has created a car made almost entirely out of wood. Istvan Puskas toiled away for four months until all the pieces came together. The frame, axles, gearbox, and even the gas tank are made from wood.

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Union Backers Protest OH Right-To-Work Bill

June 5, 2013 2:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Labor backers are making clear their opposition to a pair of bills aiming to strip Ohio unions of their power to compel membership and automatically collect dues. Hundreds showed up Tuesday at the Ohio Statehouse, where the first — and probably the last — hearing was being held on right-to-work legislation proposed by Republican state Reps. Kristina Roegner and Ron Maag.

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