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Daimer High-Pressure Cleaner Suitable for Complex Machine Tool Maintenance

Daimer Industries has released a new high-pressure washer dedicated to cleaning metalworking machine tools. The Super Max 7000 is an electric-powered, high-temperature, high-pressure washer designed with inserts and hose attachments to safely clean complex metalworking machine tools. It features a long hose of 300 feet, to which users can attach a variety of steam nozzles that disperse steam or...

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Hannover Fairs USA to Move to Chicago

Hannover Fairs USA will move its headquarters to Chicago to be closer to the large Midwest industrial and manufacturing base for its trade show sales efforts. Hannover Fairs USA, the North American wing of German trade fair organization Deutsche Messe, announced the move in a joint release with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has initiated a policy of attracting more conventions to the city....

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Engineering & Design

Lifecycle Costing to be Key Benchmarking Tool for Intelligent Buildings Technologies

Lifecycle costing is being billed by research analyst Frost & Sullivan as the next big thing in cost-validating technology purchases for commercial buildings. Lifecycle costing, or LCC, coincides nicely with the trend toward intelligent buildings, so Frost & Sullivan have teamed up with the Continental Automated Buildings Association to assess current LCC tools and techniques. "We recognize the...

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U.S. Steel and Aluminum Shipments Rebound in July

U.S. metals service centers reversed the months-long downward trend for steel and aluminum shipments in July, according to a new report. The Metal Service Center Institute's (MSCI) monthly report on steel and aluminum shipments in North America showed a turnaround for U.S. shipments, with service centers increasing steel shipments 5.3 percent and aluminum shipments increasing by 5.7 percent over...

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Dates for PROMAT 2015 Announced

MHI announced date and location for the 2015 edition of ProMat, its premiere material handling, logistics, and supply chain show and conference. ProMat 2015 will be held March 23 to 26 at Chicago's McCormick Place South, sponsored by MHI (formerly the Materials Handling Industry of America). In the past, ProMat has been held in January (you can read our coverage from a frigid Chicago earlier this...

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Engineering & Design

Manufacturers Fail to Make Energy Management a Culture Club

Credit: master isolated images at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The lack of supportive culture for energy management at industrial companies is hampering energy efficiency efforts. Vice versa, organizations that undertake energy management initiatives typically do it on a 30,000-foot-level, failing to leverage the knowledge of energy leaders at local plant sites. Although this company culture issue...

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Surry Community College Expands Machining Program

Continuing a trend seen at other community colleges and trade shows around the country (as in these earlier stories here, here, and here), Surry Community College (SCC) of Dobson, N.C., has announced plans to expand its precision machining program. According to the Triad Business Journal, SCC has added a HAAS VF3 five-axis CNC machine as well as a software update for its machining program. The...

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Triumph to Acquire Canadian Aerospace Machining Company

Triumph Group announced its agreement to purchase General Donlee Canada, a precision machining company that supplies aerospace components. Following standard procedure and shareholder approval, the deal should conclude in the third quarter of 2014. Triumph Group will add General Donlee's employees and technology to its Aerospace Systems Group, which focuses on the design, manufacture, repair, and...

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Engineering & Design

Contactless Radar Level Measurement Is Growing

Contactless "through-the-air" radar measurement of levels is an alternative for many liquid and solid applications that can be employed in place of time domain reflectometry (TDR, also known as guided-wave radar or guided radar). Frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar is the most advanced contactless radar technology available today. FMCW radar emits a high-frequency signal which is...

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New Technology Could Reduce Oil Pipeline Leaks

This article courtesy Engineering.com. The 2010 Kalamazoo oil spill and the 2013 Exxon leak in Arkansas are reminders that the oil and gas industry occasionally suffer from large-scale pipeline ruptures. But these are just the big leaks that are found right away and reported and are rare incidents that account for less than 10 percent of all leaks. Small leaks -- those that traditional pipeline...

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