Wearable technologies are a hot trend. At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) this past January, there was no shortage of high-tech watches, glasses, and hats for entertainment and fitness applications. But can wearables make the transition from recreation to business?
PdMA Corporation, a long standing leader in the development of electric motor test equipment, is...
Contractors can seal leaks up to 150 PSI on almost any material, from galvanized and cast iron...
Spectronics Corporation’s WATER-GLO™ Series fluorescent dyes are now NSF Certified and registered to meet food-grade processing requirements for category codes G7, GX and HTX-2.
Anaheim Scientific today introduced the second model in its M-Series of mini-handheld environmental meters: The M120 – Mini Temperature/Humidity Meter.
Galeton has recently added #11927 Otterback™ Arctic Insulated Nitrile Fully Coated Gloves that help keep hands warm and dry for work in cold, wet conditions.
Take ampere measurements on conductors up to 500kV with the HVA High Voltage Digital Ammeter from HD Electric Company.
The new Titan Tool model TVSG videoscopes have the capability to record video or still images on the supplied 8GB SD card.
Dürr Ecoclean released its EcoCCore system for solvent-based part cleaning.
Dearborn Mid-West Company (DMW), a global material handling supplier, has officially introduced its INTELLILUBE® single-point lubrication brand and accessory product line to the automotive and manufacturing industries.
For applications that do not require variable speed, this new option lets users fix a specific linear travel speed in one or both directions of travel.
VariTap's design engineering includes a proprietary spiral point geometry that lowers tapping torque, extending tool life while efficiently driving chips forward in through holes, says the company.
Farm and construction gear maker Deere & Co. says it reached a deal to sell a majority interest in its landscapes business to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private equity firm, for $300 million.
Manufacturers of aluminum extrusions are highly dependent on the availability of high-quality billet, which can sometimes be difficult to procure either in cut lengths or logs. Without billet, extrusions do not get run and on-time deliveries do not occur, particularly with custom products. This situation can put customers at risk.
Energy costs are a significant portion of any compressed air system's total lifetime cost. In fact, the amount of energy required to run an air compressor for just one year can exceed the compressor purchase price. Over a period of 10 years, energy normally totals 70 percent of the overall costs.
Students from the University of California, Irvine used DryLin T profile rail guides donated by igus® as part of The Geared Turbofan Project, designed to study the noise attenuation effects of a hybrid wing-body in relation to the placement of an aircraft's turbofan. The students are part of UCI’s Aeroacoustic Laboratory, which aims to study the acoustics of aerospace technologies such as fans, nozzles, ducts and more.
TPC Wire & Cable Corp., a leading supplier of wire, cable and connectors used in harsh industrial environments, was honored as a VISIONARY at the 2013 Innovation in Business Conference & Awards in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
Klein Tools, a top hand tool choice of professional electricians in the United States, today announced its entry into the Australian market through a significant financial investment and strategic partnership with Mumme Tools, Australia’s leading mining tool manufacturer.
To address coming workforce demographic changes, employers must create a corporate culture that promotes both safety and wellness. Healthy workers and a safe workspace reduce costs and increase productivity, so these efforts will be repaid fully.
The risk of slips and falls is one every business must face, but industrial environments contend with the added challenge of preventing significantly more dangerous incidents. With heavy machinery, rotating equipment, sharp corners, and other various dangers around every corner, it’s critical manufacturers stress safety… and what better place to start than the floors.
Fasteners are essential to modern life; it is easy to forget just what an important role they play. Automakers have reported that the majority of their warranty costs arise from fastener related issues – ranging from the simple rattle in the dashboard coming from a loose tapping screw to a major recall resulting from mis-torqued high strength fasteners in the steering system. Many problems relate back to the not-so-simple fastener.
When people look to chemical threadlockers, they are almost always looking to secure a troublesome fastener from vibrating loose. However, a key advantage of anaerobic threadlockers often overlooked is their ability to seal the threaded joint from leaks.
Point-of-use dispensing technology has gained in popularity for many manufacturers who have struggled for years with the tracking of MRO products. Manufacturers and distributors alike can recount horror stories of contending with hundreds of SKUs of something as simple as work gloves.
A typical manufacturing plant today will have thousands, or even many thousands, of electrical connections on both fixed equipment and moving machines. And it’s just a matter of time before some of those connections fail or wear out, bringing production machines to a dead stop.
In this issue, Ford readies its Kansas City location for 2,000 new jobs, a connector expert explains how to prevent downtime, experts discuss proper product selection for threadlocking and gasketing, and more.
The median age of the labor force is anticipated to increase rapidly, with one-third of the U.S. labor force turning 55 by 2015. This may have far-reaching implications on the number and type of work-related injuries experienced. Most companies are not prepared for these changing demographics.
The fouling of heat exchangers in processing industries is a chronic operating problem. Costs due to additional fuel consumption and maintenance, loss of production, etc. have been estimated as 0.25 percent of the GNP of industrialized countries. EWT offers companies an environmental, effective, and cost saving method of reducing fouling on heat exchangers which can only prove a win, win, win scenario for all.
EMO Hannover returns today through September 21,2013. International producers of manufacturing technology are exhibiting their metalworking products, solutions and services under the theme “Intelligence in Production” at the world's leading metalworking trade show.
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