The former CEO of a failed artificial sweetener facility has been released from a Missouri jail after posting $10,000 bail while awaiting trial on theft and fraud charges, officials said Tuesday. Bruce Cole was released Monday after the cash bail was paid, Randolph County jail officials said.
CAS DataLoggers receives many calls from manufacturers who need a data logging solution for quality assurance purposes. A common project involves scanning bar codes on products coming off of manufacturing lines. Intelligent devices can simultaneously capture a scanned bar code and additional values which determine whether a product is high-quality or defective.
Are there any of us who haven’t been assigned to the “undead” project? You know, those projects that seem to go on forever without ever possessing the priority or proper resources to get finally to launch, or the ones that are constantly re-directed or re-defined such that we never make meaningful progress.
Depending on the type of interruption and the severity of the consequences, some manufacturing systems require PLC redundancy to keep people and equipment safe. Instrumentation and manufacturing engineers need to balance the cost of redundant PLCs with the consequences of an outage.
In the last 25 years, the FAA and a number of independent testing labs have tested every conceivable electronic device at more than 100 times their radio frequency interference less than two feet from every cockpit instrument imaginable and there's been no interference with flight control whatsoever, reports CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg.
Shipments for the U.S. industrial valve industry will grow 3% in 2013, increasing to nearly $4.3 billion, according to figures released by the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) as part of its annual market forecast. The increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growth following the recession, and exceeds the industry’s previous 10-year peak in 2008.
Mazda Motor Corp. reported to the transport ministry Tuesday it is recalling 8,902 of its latest model Atenza passenger cars due to an electric system fault that may cause fire. Subject to the recall are Atenzas manufactured between last October and this month.
San Jose is set to consider finalizing a $7 million incentive package to keep Samsung Semiconductor in Silicon Valley and trump an open invitation from Austin, Texas, to expand its operations there. The City Council is expected to approve the plan at its Tuesday meeting.
Boeing says it will conduct a test flight of its 787 to see if a redesigned battery system works properly while the plane is in the air. The company said Monday that it filed a plan to conduct a check flight on a 787 built for LOT Polish Airlines. The plane is scheduled to take off and land at Paine Field in Seattle.
General Motors Co. is making an attempt to shake up Buick's image as a car for older buyers with freshened up versions of its Regal midsize sports sedan and the LaCrosse large luxury car. GM unveils the pair Tuesday ahead of the New York auto show.
T-Mobile USA, the struggling No. 4 cellphone company, is ditching plans centered on familiar two-year contracts in favor of selling phones on installment plans. T-Mobile is the first major U.S. carrier to break from the contract model. The company changed its website over the weekend to begin selling the new plans.
Kickstarter Co-founder Yancey Strickler says the appeal of crowd-funding is the lack of gatekeepers keeping ideas from the public. Crowd-funding allows companies and individuals to take their ideas public to see what others think about them and hopefully raise the funds to make them a reality. CNNMoney tech correspondent Laurie Segall reports.
Thousands of material handling technology enthusiasts braved a frigid Chicago winter in order to attend MHIA’s biennial ProMat expo this past January – enough, in fact, to cause a record number on the show floor Tuesday, as well as a record number of attendees to Tuesday’s keynote by Steve Forbes.
The U.S. must soon decide whether to allow unrestricted liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to non-U.S. markets, or to enact limits on natural gas exports to keep more of the fuel in the country. Vast reserves of natural gas in the U.S. and newly developed extraction techniques have made it economically sensible to extract previously unviable deposits of natural gas.
German engineering company Bosch said Friday that it is abandoning its solar energy business, because there is no way to make it economically viable amid overcapacity and huge price pressure in the industry. The solar power industry has been hit by falling subsidies, weaker sales and increasingly stiff price competition, especially by Chinese manufacturers.