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The Rebirth of Manufacturing

June 4, 2010 12:51 pm | Comments

Manufacturers need the right initiatives combined with vast support from local and state governments, industry organizations, and educational institutions in order to maintain a safe level of sustainability.

How to Control Fugitive Emissions from Ball Valves

June 3, 2010 1:58 pm | by Michael Adkins and Pete Ehlers | Comments

For a plant with 50,000 fittings, the average annual economic loss due to leakage from fittings alone is estimated at more than $25,000.

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High-Speed Industrial Door Safety: Know What You Need & When

June 2, 2010 7:47 am | by JIM BOERGER, Director of Technology & Innovation, Rite-Hite Doors Inc. | Comments

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to high-speed door safety, but the best practice is to consider how the features align with safety goals, operating environments and budget.

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Not your Ordinary Labels

June 1, 2010 6:53 am | by DEL WILLIAMS | Comments

Print-on-demand and other advanced labeling options help the chemical industry meet regulatory, quality, sales and inventory management.

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Avoiding OSHA Combustible Dust Fines

May 27, 2010 1:20 pm | Comments

Out of more than 1000 combustible dust inspections, only 18 to 22 percent of the facilities were in compliance with OSHA requirements.  

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Increasing Manufacturing Jobs through Clean Energy

May 27, 2010 7:18 am | by AMANDA EARING, News Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

U.S. lawmakers have been working to assist manufacturers in diversifying into the clean energy sector, introducing a bill called the Investments for Manufacturing Progress and Clean Technology Act.

Choosing a Process Auomation System

May 26, 2010 7:54 am | Comments

Green Planet Farms’ Nebraska facility needed a process automation system to manage more than 100 batch and continuous process phases.

How to Handle Supply Chain Disruptions

May 24, 2010 1:38 pm | by AMANDA EARING, News Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

While natural disasters are extremely difficult to predict, all companies must develop contingency plans to help mitigate issues that arrive at unpredictable times.

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Broken Windows

May 24, 2010 6:55 am | by Torsten Rössel | Comments

Security updates for Windows 2000 systems will cease in July 2010. A firewall can provide a fast, cost-effective and easy-to-install solution.

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Getting the Most Out of Liftgate Conveyor Systems

May 20, 2010 12:34 pm | by Luke Metzinger, Customer Application Engineer, Dorner | Comments

The overall operation of the liftgate conveyor depends largely on the application and what it’s moving.

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Agnes Transforms Material Handling with Tape

May 19, 2010 5:57 am | Comments

Rather than people pushing carts between multiple locations, Agnes automated guided vehicles from Creform address several small-volume material-handling applications within an HVHC eye glasses plant.

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Six Ways Outsourced Maintenance Saves

May 17, 2010 11:58 am | by Ron Hoffman, VP/General Manager, MAG Maintenance Technologies | Comments

It's tough to transform machine maintenance from reactionary to preventive. Here are six ways a single-source maintenance partner can optimize the capital investment and provide cost savings.

Building Faster Retractable Conveyors

May 17, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

How KLEENLine designed and built the fastest retractable conveyor system, which operate at speeds up to 1000 feet per minute.

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Get Leaner with Enterprise Resource Planning

May 13, 2010 10:13 am | by Jim Shepard, Sr. VP of AMR Research, for SYSPRO Inc. | Comments

Integrated ERP software provides control over the planning and management of all facets of a business, including accounting, manufacturing and distribution.

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Employee Training Strategies

May 11, 2010 11:18 am | Comments

The results of a reader survey reveal the training procedures being used by food manufacturers to keep employees educated, proficient and safe.

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