Optimization Reigns in Today’s Conveyors

A long time landmark in the manufacturing landscape, conveyor systems have undergone a transformation that is helping manufacturers have greater optimization, productivity, profitability and safety. “Today, industries are more inclined towards the use of advanced technologies to reduce production cycle time and operating costs,” said a market research report from Research and Markers on the…

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Chemical Labeling Simplified

Starting next month, organizations will need to start complying with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) criteria or Globally Harmonized System (GHS). As with any new standard, confusion abounds. “Many of our customers have been confused by the changes in labeling requirements,” said Brian McFadden, compliance specialist with Graphic Products. “In trying to keep their workers…

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Distributors ‘Building’ Expanded Customer Base

As the electronics industry continues to respond to demand for more energy-efficient technologies, the supply chain has adapted its service model to support a broader range of customers. Amidst all the hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT), electronics distributors have begun aligning their linecards and human resources to support a subset of the IoT:…

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Smart Homes Smell the Coffee

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A new crop of smart home devices on the way will smell the air to make sure it is healthy. The gas sensors are getting built into thermostats, baby monitors, digital night lights and security cameras. Withings, a maker of consumer Internet of Things products, launched one of the first, using…

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Macro Sensors Offers Stock for Next Day Shipment

Pennsauken, N.J. – Need a replacement sensor or a test unit quickly? Macro Sensors stocks popular models of its LVDT Linear Position Sensors, Gaging Probes and cable assemblies for next day shipment anywhere in the world using a variety of shipping methods.   Check online for availability of a particular sensor in specific ranges at http://www.macrosensors.com/lvdt-position-sensors-in-stock.php…

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Cubic Global Defense Lauds TT Electronics IMS

TT Electronics Integrated Manufacturing Services (IMS), a global provider of low volume, high mix electronics manufacturing solutions for the aerospace and defense industries, today announced that is has received Cubic Global Defense’s Supplier Performance Award for 2014. This award was presented to select suppliers who demonstrated significant effort during the year. The company earned recognition for its…

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Putting the Supply Chain First

Mid-market line of business managers and their IT counterparts know that a high-functioning, flexible and agile supply chain is increasingly critical to business success. Yet many companies think holding off on supply chain improvements when planning enterprise resource management (ERP) changes or upgrades is best practice. Today, that is no longer the case. Advances in…

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