Industrial News & Views At-A-Glance

ManufacturingEmployment in manufacturing “changed very little” in August according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly release of data on domestic employment, while employment in mining continued to slip. The nation’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from July’s figure of 4.9%, or 7.8 million individuals. Read full article

BoshBosch is accused in the lawsuit of conspiring with VW to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles to evade pollution-control tests. After seeking legal protection from VW for its use of the device in the U.S., the German auto-parts supplier continued to participate in the conspiracy to hide the cheating from regulators, car owners said in a court filing citing a 2008 letter from Bosch to VW. Read full article

Turmoil Non-Refrigerant CoolerAny Turmoil Closed-Loop or Open-Loop cooler can be supplied with the NRCW option that replaces the standard refrigeration system with a water-to-coolant or water-to-oil heat exchanger. If chilled water is available at the installation, significant savings can be achieved in both initial and operating cost by using this chilled water to control the temperature of coolants being recirculated to your process.

With these coolers, there are significantly fewer moving parts to maintain. Heat from the process is removed as warm water to a central location where it can be used or dissipated efficiently. Learn More

Capacitec Gap MeasurementCapacitec provides manufacturers needing precision gap and bore measurements in the most demanding applications with non-contact solutions. They have a wide range of standard non-contact sensors including the Capteura®,  Gapman® & Gapmaster as well as custom capacitive measuring systems.

Their established product lines and custom systems have a growing list of applications. From machine automation to manual bore inspection, Capacitec’s sensors can ensure that your product and process meets specifications. To learn more visit: or call 1- 978-772-6033.

Airmax Fabric Ducting Through lightweight fabric ducting, AIRMAX International provides a low maintenance, affordable alternative to bulky metal ductwork. Fabric ducting does not dent, rust or corrode as does traditional metal ductwork. With no roof load concerns and no air balancing needed, AIRMAX’s systems are easily installed by their in-house professionals or yourself.

AIRMAX fabric ducts offer even air distribution throughout your facility, shop, gym or warehouse. If you have additional air quality concerns such as harmful fumes, dust and particulates, systems can come with air filtration solutions. Whether you need a custom designed system or are looking for factory direct fabric ducting, AIRMAX can help. To learn more visit: or call 1-800-247-6291.

Balluff Fork SensorBalluff’s new rugged self-contained through-beam sensors are ideal for challenging environments in the food and beverage, packaging, metalworking and pharmaceutical industries.

Balluff’s newest addition to the industry’s leading line of fork sensors now includes IP69K rated stainless steel self-contained through-beam sensors designed for the most challenging environments. These robust sensors incorporate a 316L stainless steel housing that is able to withstand aggressive cleaning solutions, coolants, and lubricants. The protection provided by the housing makes these sensors the ideal choice for food and beverage, packaging, metalworking and pharmaceutical industries. Read full article:

JAKOMO LogoIn Jakamo’s manufacturing service platform, companies connect with each other and share information such as orders, ideas, claims and projects. They currently serve over 1000 businesses, large and small, in about 40 countries around the world. In Jakamo, information sharing is fast, easy and secure. It can be implemented quickly and integrated with internal systems such as ERPs and PLMs. Unlike traditional systems, Jakamo makes the shared information available in real-time for both customer’s and supplier’s employees. The service is free to use for any company with enterprise subscriptions available for advanced users.

Today, Jakamo is happy to announce that they have reached a customer base of over 1000 manufacturing companies around the world. This is a big milestone for them! To learn more visit:

MSC Filtration TMSC Filtration Technologyechnologies was founded by Stanley “Pete” Johnson in 1962 as a Manufacturing Service Corporation of Hazardville, Connecticut. Primary products were filtration and separation systems for the machine tool and metalworking industries. Systems were engineered and fabricated for both the manufacturers of the machine tools and the companies that utilized them in their manufacturing process.

Toady, the company has expanded and moved to Enfield, Connecticut and offers filtration products for lube and hydraulics, machine tool coolant, and process filtration. They also provide oil dehydrator rentals, process filtration equipment rentals, and machine tool coolant services. MSC Filtration Technologies utilizes advanced 3D modeling software for system designs and current top manufacturing practices. ISO certification is pending. To learn more visit: or call 1-800-7359.

15 Facts that Manufacturing is GrowingWhat do economic growth, global competitive advantage, technological innovation, and high quality of life have in common? None of these would be possible without the manufacturing sector.

As much as we like to say manufacturing is on the wane in the developed world, with the Internet of Things (IoT), there’s actually been a resurgence in this sector, albeit perhaps on a smaller scale.

Manufacturing is the driving force behind the steady economic growth, competitive advantage, innovation and high quality of life present in the United States. It has played a key role in shaping and developing the U.S. economy throughout the history of the nation, especially after the start of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1700’s. Read full article:

Smart ManufacturingAmerica is poised to make a comeback in manufacturing, a Rockwell Automation official said Thursday.

“The economics are in place for North America to have a manufacturing (resurgence),” said Rodger Brisso, original equipment manufacturer territory sales manager for Rockwell.

Rockwell and Consolidated Electrical Distributors sponsored an On-the-Move automation fair Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 24th & 25th 2016) at the Mid-America Center. Over 400 people attended the event, which included displays about “smart manufacturing” by 75 exhibitors and a variety of training workshops, Brisso said. View complete article: