One process manufacturer utilizes a patented RVA system to provide independent, objective, and off-site third-party auditing to monitor and notify plant management in near real-time to immediately identify and correct any issues. Preventing cross contamination from pathogens such as E.
Phoenix Contact (Middletown, PA) offers a new modular safety controller, designed to make it easier to expand I/O in a safety circuit. The PSR-TRISAFE/M (for modular) connects up to 10 safe digital I/O modules, thanks to a T-bus system. The TRISAFE/M’s base station has 20 safety input signals and four safety category 4 outputs It also provides outputs for a test pulse, alarm (aux), and ground switching.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chevrolet Volt that caught fire three weeks after its lithium-ion battery was damaged in a government crash test has regulators taking a harder look at the safety of electric car batteries, federal officials said Friday. Based on testing so far, however, regulators believe the batteries are safe and do not pose a greater fire risk than gasoline-powered engines, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration official told The Associated Press.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple has released a software update to fix a problem that is shortening the battery life of some iPhones, iPads and iPods. Apple has said that a small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on devices running on the company's iOS 5 operating system.
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (AP) — The University of Illinois says Seattle-based Cray Inc. will take over construction of the stalled $300 million Blue Waters supercomputer project, three months after IBM pulled out citing cost and technical concerns. Cray expects to have the computer online next year, keeping the project, which is being primarily paid for by the National Science Foundation, on track to finish on time.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita-based aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft Corp. has begun issuing layoff notices, but is not disclosing any numbers. CEO Bill Boisture had warned employees in a letter last week of impending layoffs amid troubled world economies. The company says most of those being laid off were notified Friday.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. said Friday that it plans to move some of its manufacturing from Japan to North America, a move that it says will put it closer to its many customers in North America and Europe. Caterpillar, based in Peoria, Ill., hasn't decided where the new plant will be, but it plans to do so by the end of the year.
HONOLULU (AP) — A small group of executives from some of the largest U.S. companies met privately with Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit to discuss trade, protecting intellectual property rights and challenges facing the world's two largest economies.
Techland technology and gadget guru Doug Aamoth answers questions about 4G wireless and clarifies whether the AT&T iPhone 4S qualifies as a 4G phone. It's pretty simple, right? Well, not exactly. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
The Mexican economy is outpacing some of the faster growing regions in the world—such as Russia—and it is estimated that Mexico will be the eighth largest economy in the world by 2050. The dominant story from Mexico today is one of violence and corruption. The drug wars are a very real part of Mexico these days and nobody would underestimate the challenges that lie ahead for the government.
Behold, the world’s first Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod-touch enabled digital multimeter, which wirelessly transmits voltage, current, and resistance measurements back to the user. Redfish Instruments’ new iDVM device is the world’s first Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod-touch enabled digital multimeter, which wirelessly transmits voltage, current, and resistance measurements back to the user.
CONCORD, MA – aPriori, a provider of product cost management software solutions, recently announced that S&C Electric has selected the aPriori software platform to enable its design engineers to manage product costs more effectively throughout the design process. The Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution.
PRINCETON, N.J. – Hannover Fairs USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG, one of the world’s top trade fair organizers and exhibition centers, today announced that the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) trade fair and conference will be held in conjunction with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Chicago’s McCormick Place from September 10-15, 2012.
ESKILSTUNA, Sweden -- On February 9, 2012, the Swedish robotics initiative Robotdalen arranges a conference called Robotics Innovation Challenge . The day focuses on challenges and opportunities for the commercialization of robotics as well as solutions to enable commercial success. What are the needs of innovators, suppliers and end-users and how can we cooperate to strengthen the development of innovative robotic solutions? Experienced key note speakers give their insights.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The outlook for American jobs and trade looked a little brighter Thursday, despite growing uncertainty overseas. The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week fell to a seasonally adjusted 390,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the fewest since April.
NEW YORK (AP) — Adobe Systems Inc. is pulling its Flash software for Web video and games from the browsers of mobile devices, though Flash will still work on mobile apps and on the Web browsers of regular computers. The move is a win for Apple Inc., which has famously banned Flash from working on the iPhone and the iPad.
NEW YORK (AP) — Internet bandits devised an international scheme to hijack more than 4 million computers in more than 100 countries, manipulating traffic on Netflix, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and other popular websites to generate at least $14 million in fraudulent advertising revenue, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
PRAGUE (AP) -- A gunman opened fire at an airplane plant in the Czech Republic, killing two people Thursday before committing suicide, police said. The shooting occurred inside the Aircraft Industries company in the eastern town of Kunovice, police spokeswoman Jana Bartikova said. Initial information suggested six people were wounded, Bartikova said, but regional rescue service spokesman Petr Olsan said only one woman sustained a head injury and had to be treated in a nearby hospital.
TOKYO (AP) -- American scientist John W. Cahn received Japan's annual Kyoto Prize on Thursday, winning 50 million yen, or about $650,000, for his contributions in materials science that led to the creation of stronger, lighter alloys used in cellphones and many electronic devices. Cahn, 83, an emeritus fellow at the U.
PHOENIX (AP) — Electronic components maker Avnet Inc. said Thursday that it is acquiring Pinnacle Data Systems Inc. for roughly $22 million in an all-cash deal. Pinnacle, based in Groveport, Ohio, is an electronics repair and logistics services company that helps clients repair, refurbish, recycle and dispose of electronics products.