A simple short cut in structuring the value stream can lead to easy misunderstandings of cost and waste and to huge mistakes in cost reduction that instead lead to unnecessary costs and consequences. At the heart of the Lean methodology are the 7 classic wastes (8 or 9 if you subscribe to evolved methods).
The ABB (New Berlin, WI) Low Voltage Products division has expanded its SNK series of terminal blocks by introducing the new ZS10-SF screw clamp fuse blocks. At only 8mm (0.315”) wide the new fuse blocks provide the slimmest protection available for 6.3 x 32mm (1/4” x 1 1/4”) fuses.
Johnson Electric (Hong Kong) has announced a new magnetic latching solenoid platform for compact locking mechanisms. Locks of all varieties including those found in vaults, safes, medical devices, data storage and industrial equipment require compact and powerful solenoids in electrically coded or biometric access systems.
Chrysler Group and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have resolved their differences with respect to NHTSA’s request to recall 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty vehicles.
20-1650, by Epoxies, Etc. (Cranston, RI), is a 2 component silicone elastomer designed specifically for applications where a large amount of heat is emitted such as in oil drilling or high voltage assemblies. Features include: An operational temperature range from -65 to +300°C.
The composite camshaft is still gaining ground in the marketplace. The main reason for this is the considerable weight reduction it brings, compared to its one-piece rival. The composite version is by now also widely used in the HGV sector. However, the main disadvantage of many current assembly processes is the high joining force applied, which creates unacceptable tolerances in positioning and alignment of the cams
Japan's nuclear watchdog formally approved a set of new safety requirements for atomic power plants Wednesday, paving the way for the reopening of facilities shut down since the Fukushima disaster. The new requirements approved by the Nuclear Regulation Authority will take effect on July 8, when...
U.S. safety regulators said Tuesday that they are investigating problems with air-bag sensors in the seats of some small Suzuki SUVs. The probe covers 205,000 vehicles including Grand Vitaras from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4s from 2007 through 2011. The National Highway Traffic...
The demand for even faster, more effective, and also energy-saving computer clusters is growing in every sector. The new asynchronous programming model GPI might become a key building block towards realizing the next generation of supercomputers.
The plane parked outside the airport looks more like a giant exotic insect or maybe an outsized toy. When it's in flight, there's no roar of engines. It's strangely quiet. And as it crisscrosses the U.S., the spindly plane doesn't use a drop of fuel. Day, and even night, it flies on the power of the sun.
Researchers at la Universidad Carlos III of Madrid have developed a system based on augmented reality that, thanks to intelligent glasses, enables a professor to see notes or comments on the contents of a lesson and to see if the students understand explanations or if, on the contrary, they are having doubts or difficulties.
Newly published research from a University of Texas at Arlington communication team offers a groundbreaking perspective on the controversial use of unmanned aerial vehicles in journalism and mass communication, or “drone journalism.”
A magnetic phenomenon newly discovered by MIT researchers could lead to much faster, denser, and more energy-efficient chips for memory and computation. The findings could reduce the energy needed to store and retrieve one bit of data by a factor of 10,000, says the paper’s senior author, Geoffrey Beach, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at MIT.
Measurement Computing has announced the 16-bit high-speed DAQ Device with Comprehensive drivers for DASYLab and NI LabVIEW. This data acquisitions device is supported by the MATLAB Data Acquisition Toolbox and InstaCal software utility for installing, calibrating, and testing.
Saelig Company has introduced the SP-0L Series of economical, entry-level industrial touch panel PCs equipped with Intel's Atom N270 CPU and 945 GSE & ICH7M chipset on a 3.5" Single Board Computer form factor.