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Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs: Three Cheers for Manufacturing

March 5, 2010 5:25 am | by ANNA WELLS, Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

Through its manufacturing summer camps and scholarships, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs is inspiring the next generation of manufacturers and other tinkerers.

Ellison Bakery Finds The Sweet Spot

March 3, 2010 4:51 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Despite a challenging economy, rising costs and significant competitive pressures, Ellison appears well-positioned for the future. A combination of the right equipment investments, a strong corporate culture and a thorough, experience-based knowledge of the cookie business appears to be the right mix for this bakery's continued success.

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Disaster Planning & Response

March 2, 2010 7:38 am | by WAYNE YON, STEPHEN BLACKWELL, DANIEL COTO & MELVIN N. KRAMER, EHA Consulting Group Inc. | Comments

Disaster: the word alone conjures images of your facility in the worst possible condition, not knowing how to respond to the event, but it doesn't have to be that way.

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Algae Investment Trends & Advanced Biofuels Insight

March 1, 2010 5:13 am | by WILL THURMOND, Columnist, Biofuels Digest | Comments

Why are some algae companies attracting capital, and scaling up their enterprises while others continue to peer into the “valley of death” from the laboratory to the pilot phase?

Going On The Offensive to Save American Manufacturing

February 25, 2010 12:35 pm | by MIKE COLLINS, author of Saving American Manufacturing | Comments

Jeffry Immelt, CEO of General Electric, says we should begin reversing the outsourcing of factory work.

Load Cell Reliability in Washdown Environments

February 25, 2010 12:13 pm | by RUDI BAISCH & EMERY WINSLOW | Comments

Heavy sanitation procedures can create scale problems, typically due to water infiltrating an electronic load cell and causing it to fail.

Preemptive Disaster Planning

February 23, 2010 12:58 pm | by ALLEN MELTON & JASON TRAHAN | Comments

Many business continuity plans (BCPs) do not include established protocols for proving losses caused by a disaster.

Food Manufacturing Security Poll

February 23, 2010 5:29 am | by KAREN LANGHAUSER, Editor-in-chief, Food Manufacturing | Comments

Security has become less of a concern over the last year, with the percentage of Food Manufacturing readers worried about security issues in their plants dropping from 90 percent to 78 percent.

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Insulation Coatings Used to Reduce Energy Costs

February 22, 2010 4:55 am | Comments

By reducing heat loss, manufacturers also reduce energy use while improving the consistency of the product.

Laser Precision Quality Control

February 18, 2010 5:38 am | by WALT PASTORIUS & MARTIN SANDEN | Comments

To increase quality and improve product safety, t ire and rubber manufacturers require inspection systems that can detect small geometric defects.

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Free-Floating Oil Removal

February 16, 2010 7:53 am | Comments

How tube skimmers perform against other popular methods for free-floating oil removal.

Benefits Of Real-Time Traceability

February 16, 2010 4:23 am | by LINDA BRYAN, CEO, Tamlin Software | Comments

Companies are under increasing pressure to track and trace inventory in order to remain compliant and competitive in the local and global marketplace.

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Advantages of Sealed Loading Dock Doors

February 12, 2010 9:29 am | Comments

Leaky docks can be a major issue for product quality control due to airborne contaminants or temperature fluctuations.

Automated Manufacturing System Quadruples Production

February 11, 2010 11:26 am | Comments

After a fire destroyed the manufacturing process Research Products Company had in place, the company installed a state-of-the-art automated 20-lb bag filling system.

SuperSite: dictionary of metabolite and drug binding sites in proteins.

February 10, 2010 1:38 pm | by Nucleic Acids Res | Comments

The increasing structural information about target-bound compounds provide a rich basis to study the binding mechanisms of metabolites and drugs. SuperSite is a database, which combines the structural information with various tools for the analysis of molecular recognition. The...

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