GE’s venture capital arm, Goldman Sachs, Bezos Expeditions and a group of other big names have invested $26.6 million in the company to fund new research and growth. This new investment round brings the company’s total funding to more than $100 million since it was founded by the Australian roboticist, iRobot co-founder and former MIT professor Rodney Brooks in 2008.
LG Display said Monday two people were killed and four others sickened by a nitrogen leak at its...
The winter months may be the toughest time of the year for floors. To see why hard-surface...
Even with standards, studies and certifications, there is no guarantee or requirement for repair shops to provide exceptional or reliable electric motor repair.
In the November/December 2014 issue of IMPO, we visit the innovative Optimation Technology, explain the top misconceptions about fall protection, discuss the merits of equipment acquisition, and help you stay informed on OSHA’s 2015 agenda.
The new Repair Regulations will drastically impact how manufacturing companies treat the amounts paid to purchase, produce, or improve tangible property, like plants, buildings, machines, and much more.
In this issue of IMPO, we take you inside Worksman Cycles, provide tips to keep your equipment properly maintained and running smoothly and examine a series of case studies on the role of system integration in "People, Planet, and Profit."
A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, rattling nearby homes.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed suit Tuesday against Tyson Foods Inc. seeking civil penalties and compensation for state costs and natural resource damages for a large fish kill in southwestern Missouri.
This lightweight, multi-layer waterproofing system will only add one-fifth of a pound per square foot to existing roof systems when completed, eliminating the time and cost associated with engineering a new roof system.
Fluke has changed how maintenance professionals analyze information, communicate with their team and respond in emergencies with the Fluke Connect system. Last week, IMPO got a sneak peek at the technology.
A South Carolina lab will lead an independent review of chemical fumes reported by workers at waste storage tanks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear weapons site in Washington state.
Even with the best planning, emergencies arise when your tool room and production departments require a stepped, odd size or special shape collet.
Not all businesses have the budgets to implement a dedicated predictive maintenance system, but they do have smart devices that can be incorporated into daily use, raising the overall effectiveness of even a small maintenance team.
Exteriorguard outdoor safety guardrail by Herwin, Inc. features a highly visible safety yellow paint designed to withstand the outside elements.
Emergent BioSolutions announced that its facility in Lansing, Michigan has been recognized with the 2013 North American Maintenance Excellence (NAME) Award by the Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence. The NAME Award honors North American organizations that excel in performing maintenance processes that enable operational excellence.
Refurbishing or reconditioning services are available that, when done properly, can provide extended service life to these tools by as much as 4x. Typically, the cost to refurbish a tool is about 75% less than the cost of buying new, and in many cases, the refurbished tool will function as good as (or often better than) a new tool.
More and more manufacturers are upgrading control systems primarily to fight the battle of equipment obsolescence, rather than taking the opportunity to invest in upgrades, in order to gain more productive years out of major capital assets. There has been a noticeable trend in projects that are successful in achieving just hardware replacement, and those projects that leave the manufacturing process with more intelligence and flexibility.
Rust-Oleum has introduced a primer and sealer made with synthetic shellac that mirrors the same properties as traditional shellac. Utilizing a first-of-its-kind synthetic shellac, BIN Advanced boasts ultimate stain blocking and superior odor sealing, with excellent adhesion and high hiding features.
The PosiTest® AIR Leak Tester detects air leakage in building envelopes and air barrier systems.
Electronic Water Conditioning is a non-invasive system utilizing a solenoid coil or coils wrapped around the pipework to be treated for scale deposits.
D-Zolve™ 1012 from Solvent Kleene, Inc. is a paint and powder coating stripper and remover designed to efficiently strip hard-to-remove powder coatings, autophoretic/autodeposition chemical coatings and electrocoatings from intricate part shapes.
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.
For the most heavily contaminated hands, the Dreumex One2clean dispensing system offers a touch-free automatic dispenser, says the company.
An explosion inside a candy factory in the border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday left one person dead and at least 40 injured, Mexican authorities said.
Radiation cleanup in some of the most contaminated towns around Fukushima's damaged nuclear power plant is behind schedule, so some residents will have to wait a few more years before returning, Japanese officials said Monday.
The storage dome collapse at Nucor Corp.'s plant in Convent, La., has prompted the company based in Charlotte, N.C., to take a $14 million write-down in its third quarter earnings.
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