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Amway Plant Evacuated After Chemical Release

October 2, 2009 4:25 am | News | Comments

ADA, Mich. (AP) - Part of an Amway Corp. plant in southwestern Michigan was evacuated and eight workers were taken to area hospitals following the accidental release of a chemical powder. It happened early Thursday at the plant in Ada, just southeast of Grand Rapids.

Moderating The Death Panel

October 1, 2009 12:38 pm | Blogs | Comments

A new cylindrical product format for Harry London Candies' chocolate bars presented a processing problem when an order 1.5 million bars came in.

Raising The Bar

October 1, 2009 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Harry London Candies of North Canton, Ohio has been manufacturing high quality chocolates and other gourmet confections since 1922, when Harry London, a steelworker, left his job at the local mill and began making family recipes by hand in his own kitchen.

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Combustible Dust: Up In A Flash

October 1, 2009 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Coastal Training Technologies has released a program to address the dangers of combustible dust in plant environments. “Combustible Dust: Up In A Flash” explores the nature of dust explosions and examines how they can be prevented.

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Extreme Multimeters

October 1, 2009 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Fluke 27 II and 28 II digital multimeters (DMMs) are IP 67 rated for water and dust resistance, and offer an extended operating temperature range of -15°C to +55°C (5°F to 131°F).

Washdown Motors For Hazardous Environments

October 1, 2009 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The first washdown duty stainless steel motors approved for use in hazardous locations are now available from Stainless Motors, Inc. The motors: Are UL approved for use in Class I, Division 1, Groups C and D and Class II, Division 1, Groups F and G environments.

High-Performance Piping

October 1, 2009 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

GF Piping Systems has released chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) schedule 80 piping that meets ASTM D1784 cell classification 24448. The piping will not rust, scale or pit, and offers: Improved impact resistance. Better tensile strength.

Shades Of Green

October 1, 2009 5:19 am | News | Comments

The Discovery Channel has recently featured FARO technologies in a documentary entitled "Shades of Green," a behind-the-scenes look at how those massive turbines progress from design and engineering to manufacturing.

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Forklift Safety: 16 and Paralyzed

October 1, 2009 5:08 am | News | Comments

John Higgins was a regular 16-year-old who found a good-paying job and was eager to help most anyone around the workplace. All was well, up until a simple mistake - along with improper forklift training - led to an accident that left John with a broken back and without a kidney.

Cash For Pumpers

September 30, 2009 11:36 am | News | Comments

DALLAS, TX - Borrowing a page from the highly successful “Cash for Clunkers” car program, ITT Flowtronex announced that effective September 30, 2009, it is offering a 10 percent factory-direct cash rebate for the replacement of old and inefficient irrigation pump systems.

Destructive Capabilities Of Comdust

September 30, 2009 10:35 am | News | Comments

The Chemical Safety Board takes an in-depth look at the dangers of combustible dust, using footage from the Imperial Sugar explosion and other accidents to illustrate its destructive capabilities.

Cloaking Cop Car

September 30, 2009 9:57 am | News | Comments

Heatwave: A black pigment that becomes transparent when heated - great for making a cloaking cop car that transforms from an unmarked vehicle to fully marked police unit with the flick of a switch.

Coriolis Flowmeters Explained

September 30, 2009 9:36 am | News | Comments

A great demonstration of how Coriolis flowmeters simultaneously measure liquid flow and density.

DeltaV & PlantWeb Solutions Featured At Emerson Exchange

September 30, 2009 7:27 am | News | Comments

A look at the DeltaV and PlantWeb solution technologies on show at the the Emerson Exchange show earlier this week.

Being A Real Tool

September 30, 2009 6:21 am | Blogs | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group Today is my first day in the office this week, as the first two allowed for a dynamic range of visits that ran the gamut from medical equipment firms to a private label chocolate processor.

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