Purchasing and MRO


Best Process Solutions
Poorisitchunpiam1995 | Dreamstime
Done deal
Thermo Scientific
Thermo Scientific™ ARL iSpark™ Plus optical emission spectrometer.
Mulderphoto | Dreamstime
Advanced sensor technologies like load moment indicators, anti-collision systems and zone monitoring have become commonplace in modern cranes. These systems provide real-time data on load capacity, stability, and potential hazards, ensuring safer operations.


Simon Kadula | Dreamstime
Programming a robot in an automotive manufacturing workcell.
Issues and Ideas

Robots Need Human Labor Management

Feb. 3, 2023
Without using intelligent labor management technology, businesses will not efficiently and effectively manage their robotics systems.
Brass Knuckle Safety Products
Brass Knuckle Read is cost-effective and lightweight bifocal eye protection that fits well and is available in five diopter strengths.
New Products

Bifocal Protective Eyewear

Aug. 28, 2023
For workers who need corrective lenses, Read is cost-effective and lightweight eye protection that fits well and is available in five diopter strengths.
Purchasing and MRO

Brian Cook

Aug. 21, 2023
Brian Cook is a senior product manager at Conductix-Wampfler, a developer and supplier of intelligent energy supply and data management systems for moving machinery.
Boge re-issued its EO series and expanded its performance range to 30 kW - meaning these quiet and compact models can now be used for more applications.
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Updated Air Compressors

Aug. 15, 2023
The EO series now has a performance range up to 30 kW, including workplaces that require oil-free use, including small/medium-output performance requirements with low-vibration...
Kaeser Compressors
Kaeser Compressors' i.Comp variable-speed reciprocating compressors.
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Variable-Speed Reciprocating Compressors

Aug. 8, 2023
Compact, low maintenance units operate quietly and efficiently, delivering high-quality compressed air.



Foundry Quiz: What Do You Know About Sand?

March 12, 2024
This resource is so fundamental that it defies ordinary consideration – but there is a lot to know about this most basic material, and a lot that can be learned about how it’s...
ABB Robotics
The new models include the IRB 6710, IRB 6720, IRB 6730 and IRB 6740, suitable for payloads ranging from 150 kg to 310 kg, with a reach from 2.5 m to 3.2 m.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific™ ARL iSpark™ 8860 Inclusion Analyzer with Spark-DAT.
Fluke Process Instruments
The ThermoView TV30 enables 24/7 temperature monitoring without an external PC, easy interfacing with PLCs and sophisticated analysis with real-time feedback on the compliance and safety of processes and assets.
New Products

Thermal Imager for Automation, Inspection

May 16, 2023
The ThermoView TV30 is a thermal camera with onboard web server, advanced analytics, and high connectivity, for analysis with real-time feedback on compliance and safety of processes...
BOGE America
Compact S-4 series screw compressor for the 45- to 160-kW performance range.
New Products

Compact Screw Compressor

May 1, 2023
Efficient, quiet, and reliable performance, with simplified servicing, while generating high levels of free air delivery at low specific-power consumption.
Pichaya P | Dreamstime
Installing solar power arrays could be a step toward sustainable manufacturing.
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5 Steps to a Sustainable Plant

May 1, 2023
Revenue growth, cost reduction, cutting regulatory intervention and improving productivity are among the advantages that environmentally responsible manufacturing can deliver....
Brokk Inc.
A demolition machine accesses hard-to-reach areas easily and safely, to clean slag and build-up on furnaces and molten-metal holding vessels.
Purchasing and MRO

Remote-Controlled Robots Boost Efficiency

May 1, 2023
Demolition machinery provides flexibility and precision for dangerous, time-consuming, hard-to-access tasks, making easy work of furnace and refractory clean-up.