Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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Koch Industries buys Molex for $7.2 billion
Koch Industries buys Molex for $7.2 billion

Molex has always been a family business as it grew from a small firm in suburban Chicago to a global leader in connectors and connection systems. On Sept. 9, it was announced that Molex has switched families. Molex will be acquired by Koch Industries Inc., a privately held Wichita, Kan.-based... Read More

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S.D. plant fined $1.33 million in worker’s death
S.D. plant fined $1.33 million in worker’s death

A South Dakota manufacturer has agreed to pay $1.33 million in fines and penalties following the death of a worker at its plant in 2011. Canton, S.D.-based Adams Thermal Systems Inc., a manufacturer... Read More

Building a new generation of engineers drawn from educationally underserved communities
Building a new generation of engineers drawn from educationally underserved communities

Now that Labor Day is past and school is back in session, another program will be starting again in Chicago that seeks to draw children from educationally underserved communities into a learning... Read More

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McGladrey study: Optimism is local, concern is global
McGladrey study: Optimism is local, concern is global

The 2013 McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution monitor reflects one of the paradoxes of U.S. manufacturing. A majority of the more than 1,000 executives polled in the study said their sales... Read More

Flowmeter tip of the month: Ensure meter accuracy
Flowmeter tip of the month: Ensure meter accuracy

One of the easiest ways to ensure meter accuracy is to ensure that the meter is piped properly. Attention should be paid to the required upstream and downstream pipe requirements needed to 'smooth'... Read More

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Active RFID System Shatters Productivity Problems for a Glass Manufacturer
Glass manufacturer Viracon has to keep track of up to 60,000 unique orders through a process that takes up to 30 steps. Its barcode system was contributing to inefficiencies throughout its manufacturing process.

Learn how Viracon’s switch to active RFID technology used the plant’s existing Wi-Fi to manage more than 5,000 WIP carriers in a 500,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/11 a.m. PT

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Energy monitor and control unit

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The Weidmuller Industry Light (WIL) is an LED light source with an ultra-wide beam angle and... Read More

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Non-contact rotary torque sensor

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