Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about the new and emerging technologies in manufacturing that are likely to produce major industry changes in the coming months and years. One such area of technology is remanufacturing, but what exactly does that mean?
Horsehead Corporation has filed a 60-day notice warning workers that it plans to close a zinc smelting plant by year's end. The move was expected, as the plant may become a $2.5 billion petrochemical "cracker" plant for Shell Oil. Still, the closing is tough news for the plant's nearly 500 hourly employees.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman says a Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. recall of packaged salads produced at its Topeka, Kansas plant was prompted by a routine check of products sold in Canada. That inspection found Listeria monocytogenes in some ready-to-eat salad.
Japanese regulators have given final approval for the removal of fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building, which is considered the highest risk at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Removing the fuel rods from the Unit 4 cooling pool is the first major step in a decommissioning process that is expected to last decades.
Benko Products announces Husky Cold Boxes and Air Conditioners, compact and portable cooling units suitable for plants with limited floor space.
Recent GHS regulations concerning color and labeling accuracy have prompted many manufacturers to overhaul their labeling operations. For Carolina Biological, a supplier of chemical supplies for educators, the issue of GHS compliance was resolved by switching to an on demand color labeling solution. Could this technology work for you?
The Multi-Trap Vacuum Inlet Trap, from MV Products, is designed to protect central source vacuum systems in hospitals, university science buildings and research facilities.
DuPont has reached a proposed agreement to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia. The EPA said that the company has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and implement several emissions safeguards. The penalty will be divided equally between the United States and West Virginia.
Like other innovations spurred by a combination of technology development and government mandates, solid state lighting presents a real triple bottom line scenario – good for the planet, good for profit and good for end users. This scenario is already playing out with LEDs and manufacturers play a key role in making sure LED adoption will hit its full potential.
Each year in the United States, tens of thousands of workers are made sick or die from occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe.
This bulk bag unloader system from National Bulk Equipment is designed for use in highly contaminant-sensitive process areas handling bulk materials known to generate combustible dusts.
The Martin Sonic Horn is an acoustic cleaner suitable for use in the process industries, particularly in cement manufacturing.
NLB’s new NCG-286A high-pressure water jet lances increase operator comfort and cut down on hose and fitting failures.
The owner of a gunpowder plant where an explosion shook nearby buildings and killed two workers was convicted on Wednesday of negligent homicide and manslaughter.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new cart mounted Explosion Proof Portable Tank Light, suitable for use in petrochemical tanks and storage containers on ships as well as any area where a portable lighting system providing high output is needed.
Stop us when this sounds familiar: your company faces challenges with its current software, comprised of a mix of accounting systems with some inventory control and many spreadsheets. C-suite executives can’t get adequate reporting on financial performance, procurement is buying on “gut feel,” sales representatives fight over product allocated to other customers and production management spends their day reacting to emergency jobs...
The DySC dynamic sag corrector from Rockwell Automation uses patented, double-conversion inverter technology to protect against brief voltage sags and momentary outages.
Rockwell Automation has expanded its power-quality portfolio to include monitoring solutions to help OEMs and end users identify and mitigate power issues to improve uptime and productivity.
Emerson has developed a new essential asset monitoring module that analyzes process and equipment data to determine overall cooling tower health.
Akro-Mils announces the expansion of its line of Akro-Tubs with the addition of a cross-stack model.
A conference in Pittsburgh focuses on putting a stop to coal mining, fracking for oil and gas and nuclear power, but organizers also want workers to join the battle against climate change. Union leaders say that workers need new jobs to make a transition to clean energy, noting that shutting down industries such as coal can turn entire communities into a ghost town.
The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in Washington, but it crept into our lives in a number of ways — from missed vegetable inspections, to recall procedures. The FDA alone sent home 976 of its 1,602 inspectors.
The expansion will increase the overall capacity of Eastman 168 by approximately 15 percent and is expected to be operational by mid-2014. Company officials state that the demand for non-phthalate plasticizers continues to strengthen across a variety of markets.
The Florida Power Service Commission could approve a settlement which calls for Duke Energy Florida utility customers to keep paying for shuttered nuclear plants for the next several years. The decision follows nearly a day's worth of testimony from Duke Energy officials as well as some members of the public and lawyers representing utility customers. Duke has nearly two million customers in the Sunshine State.
Spirits maker Beam, Inc. is announcing the sale of its Maine bottling plant to a subsidiary of Sazerac Company. Louisiana-based Sazerac says it will continue operating the plant as an alcohol bottling facility and retain its 120 employees.