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Protect Cooling Systems from Summertime Fatigue

July 19, 2010 12:01 pm | Comments

Like overheating the engine in your car, the loss of cooling capability from industrial cooling towers during hot summer months can result in a number of serious consequential systemic problems.

A Chance to LEED the Green Revolution

July 19, 2010 6:03 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

While deciding how best to mitigate the environmental impact of a resource-heavy industry, leaders are finding creative solutions to everyday problems and raising the sustainable bar.


Pharma Tech Relies on Mettler-Toledo for Quality

July 15, 2010 12:11 pm | Comments

Pharma Tech Industries consistently achieves high-quality standards, in part, by relying on X-ray and metal detection systems, and checkweighers from Mettler-Toledo.


Reduce your Shrinkage

July 14, 2010 6:19 am | Comments

Allied Blending took little comfort in knowing that 1 percent product shrinkage is the industry norm, until a United Air dust collection system drove that number down to 0.25 percent.


Dannon Improves Operations with SAM

July 13, 2010 6:21 am | Comments

The Status Alert Module from Status Solutions provided Dannon with the means to achieve a common platform for alarm processing, management and reporting.


Superfood Provider Finds ERP Supplement

July 12, 2010 6:29 am | Comments

Due to SYSPRO ERP, Genesis actively tracks the flow of orders, so management can optimally distribute support staff, project monthly revenues, monitor back orders and more.

Investigation of the intestinal permeability and first-pass metabolism of drugs in cynomolgus monkeys using single-pass intestinal perfusion.

July 10, 2010 12:38 am | by Biol Pharm Bull | Comments

To clarify the causes of low oral bioavailability (BA) of drugs in cynomolgus monkeys, the experimental method to evaluate the drug permeability and the metabolism in the intestine of cynomolgus monkeys was established. An in situ intestinal perfusion method was performed with...

'Smart' Blending Improves Consistency

July 9, 2010 5:17 am | Comments

As the demand grows for ready-made foods, processors are finding more efficient ways to improve product consistency while gaining an edge on recipe variations.


Protecting the Fleet

July 7, 2010 6:27 am | by JOE LaFERGOLA, Manager of Business & Information Solutions, The Raymond Corp. | Comments

Raymond Corp.'s iWarehouse fleet optimization system reduced impacts by 88 percent, tracked lift truck usage and eliminated paperwork for an OSHA-required pre-operation checklist.

Energy Policy — A Moving Target

July 2, 2010 6:28 am | by DR. ROSALIE LOBER, Biofuels Digest columnist | Comments

Energy is a disruptive technology, meaning new ideas, companies, technologies and processes are globally emerging at warp speed.


Eating the Counterfeit Elephant

July 1, 2010 1:49 pm | Comments

Slowing an industry that costs U.S. manufacturers $250 billion a year is an undertaking that must be tackled bite by bite.

Demand Signals at the Speed of Light

June 29, 2010 12:53 pm | by GLENN STEINBERG, Managing Partner, Global & Americas Distribution Sector, IBM Global Business Services | Comments

For better or worse, we depend on many aspects of demands signals: where they come from, how complete they are, how accurate they are and how fast we get them.

Synergies that Save — Cellulosic Ethanol & Power Plants

June 28, 2010 1:34 pm | by FRANCES WILLIAMS, Novozymes | Comments

Cellulosic ethanol and coal-fired power co-location can result in economic and environmental benefits in the form of feedstock sharing, cost savings and regulatory compliance.

Rising Chinese Currency Will Not Save U.S. Manufacturing

June 25, 2010 12:37 pm | by JOEL HANS, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

Chinese wages are so much lower than in the U.S. that, even if there was a significant change in Chinese currency, American manufacturers would still be uncompetitive.

Keeping It Fresh

June 22, 2010 11:35 am | Comments

Fair Market required a cold-storage rack system that could withstand harsh, frigid temperatures, and still provide smooth and even pallet movement. Interroll provided it.


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