Manufacturing

Tesla Unveils Model Y SUV, Expanding Into Popular Segment

Tesla unveiled a new all-electric SUV on Thursday night that the automaker hopes will win over consumers looking for an all-electric alternative in the most popular segment of the auto market. Cheers from a hangar-packed crowd of Tesla customers, employees and members of the media welcomed a blue Model Y as it rolled out onto…

Semmco Opens New USA Facility

Join Thousands of Fellow Followers Login or register now to gain instant access to the rest of this premium content! Semmco, a leading British engineering company that designs, manufactures and installs aviation maintenance solutions, has recently opened its new USA office and manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas. Building on the company’s heritage and reputation supplying…

Using Technology To Measure Worker Fatigue

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation is encouraging employers to make a New Year’s resolution to monitor the fatigue levels of its workers to reduce injuries. The organization released a report on Jan 3, based on a three-year study, which demonstrated how to capture a worker’s safety performance and translate the data into…

Competitor Buying Elkay Cabinetry – Building-Products

ACProducts, Inc., The Colony, Tx., has agreed to acquire 98-year-old cabinetry manufacturer Elkay Wood Products Co., Oak Brook, Il. Elkay brands include Medallion, Design-Craft, Yorktowne, Schuler, Medallion at Menards, MasterCraft, and American Cabinetry Collection. ACPI brands include Echelon, Advanta, Smart, Master Woodcraft, Cabinets 2000, and Serenade. Tim Jahnke, CEO of parent Elkay Manufacturing Co., said,…

Pella Corporation Acquires Avanti Business

Southwest Window & Door Manufacturer to Retain Avanti Business Name & Builder Services. Pella Corporation, a premium window and door manufacturer and designer, announced that it acquired the Avanti business, a vinyl window and patio door manufacturer based in Glendale, Arizona. This acquisition will expand Pella’s footprint in the strong and growing southwestern region of the U.S.…

How Manufacturers Can Get IT And OT To Work Together

Manager and engineer using technologies in car plant.  photo credit: GettyGetty Organizations worldwide will spend $2.1 trillion a year on digital transformation projects by 2021. Considering this is double the 2017 levels, this clearly shows that digital transformation hardware, software and services is serious business. And few business functions are hit harder by digital transformation…

How Industry 4.0 Helps Manufacturers Solve Workforce Challenges

Part 1 in a two-part series exploring the less tangible benefits of Industry 4.0. Stuck between a soon-to-be retired workforce and a cohort of young engineers and operators with comparatively less experience, manufacturers are in a bind. They have job openings, but can’t find qualified people to fill them. While the general public believes that…

Smart Machines and Equipment: The Intelligent Choice for Food and Beverage Producers

Smart machines and equipment can play a key role in helping food and beverage producers overcome the many obstacles and demands that come with satisfying today’s changing consumer preferences. A smart machine — which generally means one that is leveraging data and information to improve performance — can bring unprecedented flexibility, increased productivity and cutting-edge…

High Output High Bay LED Fixture with New Remote Power Supply for Elevated Mounting Heights

FARMINGDALE, NJ — Dialight, a global leader in industrial LED lighting technology, today launched its new 72,000 lumen Vigilant High Output High Bay fixture, designed to deliver optimum illumination at mounting heights above 60 feet (18 meters).  The fixture is the first Dialight product to feature the company’s new custom-designed remote power supply that can be mounted…