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The 3 Robot Fanta Can Challenge

November 18, 2009 8:52 am | News | Comments

Three ABB industrial robots, 12 Fanta cans and a 1-mm tolerance makes for a mesmerizing display of precise motion control. Having trouble viewing this video? Try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contact your IT department.

100-Foot Fireball Rips Through Utah Refinery

November 18, 2009 8:05 am | News | Comments

Surveillance footage of the 100-foot fireball that ripped through a Utah refinery earlier this month. The gas explosion knocked a nearby home off its foundation - full report can be found here .

Feds Raid Gibson Guitar Plant

November 18, 2009 5:37 am | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal agents on Tuesday raided a Gibson guitar manufacturing plant and seized guitars amid concerns about where the Nashville-based company obtains the fine woods that go into its instruments.

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Hershey, Ferrero Consider Cadbury Bid

November 18, 2009 5:34 am | News | Comments

Robert Barr Associated Press Writer - November 18, 2009 LONDON (AP) - Chocolate makers The Hershey Co. and Ferrero International SA said Wednesday they are considering a possible offer for Cadbury PLC, already the target of a hostile bid by Kraft Foods Inc.

Corrosion Resistant Fiberglass Basins

November 18, 2009 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Topp Industries, Inc. has introduced its Premium series of corrosion resistant and high temperature fiberglass basins with vinyl ester resin. The basins: Are resistant to acids, alkalis, hypochlorites and many other solvents.

There's A Wireless App For That

November 18, 2009 5:12 am | by LUKE SIMPSON, Associate Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

We keep an eye on things that seem to be flying under the radar, one example of which is wireless plant technology.

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Utah Refinery Blast Video Shows 100-Foot Fireball

November 18, 2009 4:08 am | News | Comments

MIKE STARK Associated Press Writer - November 18, 2009 WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) - Video released Tuesday shows a 100-foot fireball ripping through a Utah refinery during a gas explosion that knocked a nearby home off its foundation earlier this month.

Faulty Gauge Caused PR Fuel Depot Blast

November 18, 2009 3:54 am | News | Comments

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A broken fuel gauge at a Puerto Rican gasoline depot contributed to an explosion that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, a U.S. federal agency said Tuesday. The faulty equipment prevented Caribbean Petroleum Corp.

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GE To Develop Wearable Chemical Sensors

November 18, 2009 3:40 am | News | Comments

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) - GE Global Research, the technology development arm of General Electric Co., said Tuesday it will get $2 million federal grant to develop wearable sensors that alert people to chemical weapons and diseases.

Ammonia Release Kills 1 Driver, Injures Another

November 17, 2009 10:21 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - CF Industries Holdings Inc. said a fatal release of anhydrous ammonia at its Pine Bend, Minn., terminal killed one truck driver and injured another. Late Monday night the company said the released ammonia had dissipated and did not present a hazard to the community.

Air Powered Vacuum For Liquid Recovery

November 17, 2009 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The VAC-U-MAX Model TK- industrial vacuum cleaner is designed for high-speed transfer of liquids directly into a closed top 55-gallon drum. The TK-01 operates on plant compressed air and features: Recovery rates of better than one-gallon per second.

UV LED Flashlight For Leak Detection

November 17, 2009 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectronics Corporation has released the Spectroline®  OPTIMAX™ 365 cordless, rechargeable UV LED flashlight.

Regenerative Blowers For Corrosive Environments

November 17, 2009 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rotron’s CP blowers use regenerative air technology to develop ideal air pressures and vacuums.

Bringing Together Your Automation Network

November 17, 2009 8:40 am | News | Comments

By Roy Kok, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Kepware Technologies What is the most

Virus Slows Genzyme Drug Production Process

November 17, 2009 4:30 am | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Genzyme Corp. said Monday the Food and Drug Administration will not approve the potential Pompe disease treatment Lumizyme until the company fixes manufacturing problems at the company's Boston-area facility.

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