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...
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.
Terex Corporation of Westport, Conn., said Wednesday that the upgrade comes following the sale of some road building equipment that was manufactured at the Oklahoma City plant.
The electronic devices used to test and analyze electric motors and other equipment have become much more powerful than in the past. Yet, in many instances these sophisticated devices have also introduced a high degree of complexity for users, requiring that highly trained and experienced personnel perform the testing.
An explosion Tuesday at a Chinese plant that produces the toxic chemical paraxylene has added fuel to a growing movement opposing such plants, on the same day that a state-run newspaper prominently urged the public to accept the industry as safe.
Plant chief Takeshi Takahashi told journalists given a tour of the plant Wednesday that workers have cleaned up much of the debris in their work areas, but that the priorities are keeping the plant stable and working toward shutting it down — a process that operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. estimates will take 40 years.
Milan prosecutors have ordered the seizure of 1.2 billion euros ($1.5 billion) in assets belonging to the family that runs a troubled steel plant in southern Italy. Prosecutors allege in the order Wednesday that the real estate, stocks and other financial assets belonging to the Riva family were obtained through the misuse of funds belonging to the Ilva steel plant.
The push to use environmentally friendly methods in plant operations, including pest management, continues to gain traction. Conservation and recycling efforts now play a major part in our daily lives, whether at home, at work or at another public place. But what about your facility?
Rescue workers searched the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that leveled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie. As many as 15 people were feared dead and more than 160 others injured.
Toyota has tapped a former executive at U.S. rival General Motors to join its board, the first time in the Japanese automaker's 76-year history it is appointing directors from outside the company.The appointment of Mark Hogan, effective April 1, underlines efforts at Toyota Motor Corp. to become more internationally-minded, transparent and nimble in regional markets.
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