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The Brightest Hazardous-Area Warning

May 4, 2012 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

E2S Warning Signals has added the high-output, 21-joule xenon beacon to its BEx beacon range with a choice of seven lens colors.

'Well, It's Scary ...'

May 2, 2012 12:50 pm | Videos | Comments

Residents of the California town where a dairy cow tested positive for "mad cow" share their reactions to the discovery.

Contract Manufacturing & Recalls

May 2, 2012 7:42 am | by MIKE ROZEMBAJGIER, Vice President of Recalls, StericycleExpertRECALL™ | Articles | Comments

A typical manufacturing company relies on more than 35 different contract manufacturers, which adds significant business risk to everyone. And it presents a double whammy if a recall occurs.


The Power of Perception

April 27, 2012 6:25 am | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The BPA debate demonstrates a common issue facing the food industry: Despite evidence of a product’s safety, a negative perception will lead consumers to avoid that product.

Explosion-Proof Vacuum for Dry Powders

April 23, 2012 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ruwac's FRV1400 portable explosion-proof vacuum is compliant to OSHA's combustible dust initiative CPL-03-00-008 and NFPA standards.

Protecting 'Pink Slime' Whistleblowers

April 23, 2012 6:46 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The Food Safety Modernization Act offers whistleblowers enhanced protections and could lead to quicker resolutions of food safety issues and, in the end, a safer food supply.

Making the Most of Your Rodent Control Program

April 20, 2012 12:34 pm | by Making the Most of Your Rodent Control Program | Articles | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency recently revised its 50-foot Rodenticide Risk Mitigation Decision, which prohibited rodenticide bait placements further than 50 feet from a building.

On the Cutting Edge

April 20, 2012 11:08 am | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Columbus Foods has maintained its dedication to making authentic Italian salami throughout its 95-year history, while also implementing the latest automation and food safety technology.  


Tablet Inspection 101

April 19, 2012 12:48 pm | by JON DONOVAN, Product Manager at Symetix | Articles | Comments

Virtually all potato chips are inspected by an optical system prior to packaging. Due to the higher value of pharmaceutical products, they should be given the same level of quality assurance.

Portable Vacuum Removes Bulk-Powder Materials

April 18, 2012 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ruwac's FRV110 portable explosion-proof vacuum is compliant to OSHA’s combustible dust initiative CPL-03-00-008, NFPA 654 and is 8 ft3 certified for indoor use.

Scientists: Fish Sick where BP's Oil Spill Hit

April 18, 2012 12:53 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists are finding trouble in the oiled Gulf of Mexico: fish with lesions and evidence of contamination. 

Is Fracking Regulation Effective?

April 18, 2012 12:50 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

At Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference, a panel debates whether fracking can be regulated without hurting the economy.  

The War on Counterfeiting

April 17, 2012 1:19 pm | by GREG MILLER, Vice President and General Manager of Authentication Solutions at JDSU | Articles | Comments

Technology has enabled the counterfeiter to become more and more skilled and successful, but technology can also empower brand owners, manufacturers and consumers alike to protect themselves against this fraud.


Evaluating Actuators for Washdown in Food Applications, Part 1

April 16, 2012 12:41 pm | by Aaron Dietrich, Electric Products Manager, Tolomatic, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Machines used to process food must keep food safe by not harboring or introducing bacteria, lubricating fluids or other contaminants.

The Cost of the Untrained

April 12, 2012 1:12 pm | by RACHEL LEISEMANN IMMEL, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Blogs | Comments

I know how critical a successful training program is in the industry, and the cost of an untrained worker might just be a bit higher than an untrained dog and masticated remote.

The FDA Takes on BPA

April 12, 2012 12:08 pm | by Anthony Hopp & Leonard Kurfirst, Partners, Litigation Department, Edwards Wildman | Articles | Comments

Although some studies have suggested that BPA might be related to obesity and cardiovascular disease, the quality of these studies has been questioned.

Compact Safety Interface Controller

April 12, 2012 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tapeswitch Corp. has launched the PSSR-2, a new compact safety interface controller that offers integrity monitoring of any presence sensing safety switch, mat and edge product with a 6.8K ? or 8.2 K ? end of-the-line resistor.

Inspection-Grade 3D Scanning System

April 11, 2012 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Laser Design Inc. has announced the unveiling of its newest and most automated inspection-grade 3D scanning system, the SURVEYOR Auto Gage 3D.

Improve Material Transfer, Reduce Spillage

April 10, 2012 12:27 pm | by MARTIN ENGINEERING | Articles | Comments

By updating its longest conveyor, a large power generator has reduced dust and spillage, contributing to greater plant safety, productivity and environmental responsibility.

The Future of Food Safety

April 9, 2012 5:58 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

The Global Food Protection Institute is currently changing the way food manufacturers, and state and local regulators take on food safety challenges.

More Volume than Any Other Glove Bag

April 4, 2012 12:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Air Science recently unveiled its Purair Flex film isolator with more volume, versatile tapered sleeve/glove choices, easy setup and several safety options.

High-Speed Data Transfer

April 4, 2012 12:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems presents its H Series printers not only with multiple interfaces for every application.

Radiation Threatening Japanese Delicacies

April 4, 2012 10:09 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The Japanese government is warning its citizens to avoid hundreds of locally-produced foods that exceed safe radiation limits. 

Dust Suppression for Low-Turbulence Applications

April 3, 2012 12:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Dust Control Technology’s DustBoss® DB-M is well-suited to operating conditions involving very fine dust particles, including slag dust or fly ash.

Offloading Made Easy

April 3, 2012 12:46 pm | Articles | Comments

The construction of a new building is a huge undertaking for any company, but when you’re dealing with chemicals, there are additional industrial and governmental requirements to meet.

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