Tag Archives: manufacturing

Factory Check

U.S. factory orders rise for 2nd straight month Thus far, things are looking up for U.S. factories in 2017. New orders for U.S.-made goods increased for a second straight month in January, suggesting the recovery of the manufacturing sector was gaining momentum as rising prices for commodities spur demand for machinery. Factory goods orders rose 1.2 percent, […]

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Big Name Round-up

News from Toshiba, Siemens, ABB, Schneider, and more… Names familiar to EA readers have caught headlines recently, for a multitude of reasons. Here’s a summation of recent activity that includes some of the more recognizable names in the industry. ABB inks offshore project with Statoil off Norway. The company has signed a “project specific agreement” for the […]

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‘Pillars’ of a Rebuild

Caterpillar moving HQ to Chicago area Caterpillar’s saga continues with a headquarters relocation, the company announced Tuesday, as it plans to move its home base and current weight of burdens to the City of Big Shoulders. An exact site is yet undetermined. While the construction company has incentives aplenty for relocating by the lake—drawing from a […]

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State of Repair

Hobbyists, lobbyists, and the growing battle for the “right to repair” Could it be possible that some repair technicians have to contend for their own right to fix something? The thought seems far-fetched, but as manufacturers gain increasing monopolies over certain products, and technology is further integrated into machinery, it sheds light on obstacles facing […]

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The HVAC Repair Market

An industry that’s heating up in a number of ways While certain sectors of the repair, maintenance, and service industries face decline or uncertainty, HVAC is not one of them. A recent Bloomberg report shows job availability in the sector has grown, despite the manufacturing of HVAC products being on the decline. In other words, it’s a […]

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Only in 2016

FABTECH will have some interesting panels; could get heated FABTECH 2016 will examine the future of manufacturing with an emphasis on the laser and fabrication industries, as always, this year when it gets underway Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. However, ‘this year’ hasn’t been an ordinary one by any standards. With three “forward-looking” […]

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Exercising Caution

Siemens’ CEO says company will approach 2017 carefully Siemens’ CEO has said the company will take a cautious approach to its deals in the upcoming calendar year. Although it is unclear yet what effects this could have on the industrial electric motor market, the open statement reflects a larger trend, and the company has such a […]

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A Baldor Tripleheader

One new implementation, two ongoing transitions at Baldor Electric Co. Baldor Electric Co. has made a few significant changes lately. Most recently, the company implemented an alternate method to improve production for some of its machining cells—collaborating with Mahr Federal to use air gaging that can improve GR&R and process capability on rotor shaft and endplate […]

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IMTS Preview

What to watch for at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show Gear up for a week full of innovations, interactions, and intelligence as the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) comes to Chicago next week (September 12-17th). The show is a bellwether for the developing technologies of the manufacturing industry, and it only takes place every other year, […]

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