Recent Articles

November 19, 2014 10:01 am
Keri Dawson
Every year, a significant number of people suffer from food poisoning and other related foodborne illnesses during the holiday season.                                 
November 18, 2014 2:29 pm
Dave Geswein, Product Engineer, Azima DLI
If your plant is like most, you have been doing vibration testing diligently for a long time. But, if you have been following the same routine for a year or more, then it’s likely time to freshen things up by incorporating other, less-obvious facets of equipment health.  You can easily do this without investing a lot of money – in fact, you probably already have the tools you need.
November 17, 2014 12:04 pm
M.S. May, Speer Carbon Co. (currently E-Carbon America, a Helwig Carbon Products, Inc. company)
The carbon brush is a crucial piece to keep machines operating efficiently. However, “the little brush gets all the blame” is a statement commonly heard in the industry, but the blame is usually misdirected. One common problem is sparking at the brush face, which is usually the first symptom of trouble elsewhere.
November 17, 2014 10:02 am
Mike Collins
American manufacturing has had great success in automating factories with robots and computers in the last 50 years, and computers are now eliminating many service jobs. This has caused a lot of speculation about how far artificial intelligence can be developed.
November 14, 2014 2:31 pm
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director
Rising from the shadows of Kodak, manufacturing solutions provider and systems integrator Optimation Technology is bringing new innovative elements to its historic Rochester location.                   
November 14, 2014 10:33 am
Stacy Heston, Senior Project Manager – Reliability Services at Des-Case
When implementing a lubrication program, the Monitor & Control phase can make or break your implementation. This phase provides the necessary verification to ensure goals are being met.                 
November 12, 2014 1:58 pm
Paul Noël
While not every firm sells 10 million devices in one weekend — or has to contend with the complex global supply chain and massive consumer pressure that comes with it — all organizations can learn from Apple’s supply chain pitfalls when managing and designing their own.
November 12, 2014 11:13 am
Katie Hilyar
Cloud software has tremendous potential to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers compete with large enterprises. But what if that software assumes that you want to operate just like them?                 
November 10, 2014 4:54 pm
Al Kent
Industrial companies can take a page from the fast-moving world of software design and adopt a sprint-and-scrum approach. This iterative process relies on short cycles involving rapid design evolution and revision.           
November 10, 2014 2:39 pm
Danielle Iera
Manufacturing is an ever-changing industry, where manufacturers face new issues and concerns every year. Since this year is no exception, here are a few of the top concerns that manufacturers are grappling with.           
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