Standards February 18, 2010

Stronger project management can help drive manufacturing performance

As manufacturing organizations switch their focus from surviving to demonstrating business value, project governance and metrics will play an increasingly important role in keeping management informed about project performance and its impact on the bottom line and customer service.

By Joseph R. Czarnecki, PMP, Senior Advisor, ESI International
Standards December 21, 2009

2010 manufacturing outlook will improve, says Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International

Economic influences in 2010 include credit availability, inflation, demand, and government policies. Improvements are expected, FMA says.

Standards December 21, 2009

IBM Expands Ecosystem of Partners to Provide Robust Data Center Solutions

IBM Partnerships Help Clients Increase Availability, Energy Efficiency; Cut Capital and Operating Costs

By Company Supplied
Standards December 3, 2009

USB data logger for temperature measurements

This USB data logger is capable of measuring and recording more than 32,000 temperature readings, has a long-life lithium battery and is IP67 rated.

Standards December 1, 2009

Indoor air comfort

In the world of large diameter, low speed fans, comfort and energy efficiency are synonymous with air movement. It might not be the first thing facility managers think of when providing comfort for their employees, but air movement provides a year-round solution to summer cooling and winter heating, which in turn increases morale and contributes to employee safety.

By Nina Wolgelenter, Big Ass Fans
Standards December 1, 2009

ASSE pushes for more workplace safety coverage

The American Society of Safety Engineers has written to U.S. Rep. Lynn C.

By Bob Vavra
Standards October 1, 2009

Industry executives: Innovation the key to recovery

A federal strategy and support is critical if American manufacturers are to thrive in the post-recession global economy, leading U.S. manufacturing experts said recently. “U.S. manufacturers absolutely must have innovative energy-efficient and productivity-enhancing technology to be competitive,” Keith Nosbusch, Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Standards October 1, 2009


Ultrasonic leak detection has been used for a variety of applications ranging from energy reduction by locating compressed air leaks to quality assurance inspections such as locating wind noise and water leaks in automobiles. The secret to success is to understand the nature of what type of leak produces a detectible ultrasound and what does not, along with the techniques that can be used for e...

By Alan S. Bandes, UE Systems, Inc.
Standards September 24, 2009

Virtual Product Showcase focus is safety, avoiding spills

Day-long event features New Pig safety, productivity experts

By Bob Vavra
Standards September 9, 2009

Industry leaders urge technology push to boost manufacturing

Innovation, sustainable energy the key, Rockwell CEO tells National Press Club meeting

By Bob Vavra