TOKYO—Kawasaki Heavy Industries is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality at its domestic factories and offices in 2030 by using electricity generated by a 100-megawatt hydrogen-fueled power plant it plans to build.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL—Automation equipment manufacturer Omron Automation Americas has opened a new proof-of-concept center near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, where integrators and manufacturers can develop and test automation before assembly-line implementation.
MOLINE, IL—Union workers at Deere & Co. would get wage increases of 10 percent in the first year and 5 percent each in the third and fifth years under a tentative contract reached between the farm-equipment maker and the United Auto Workers union.
CARLSBAD, CA—Machine Builder and integrator MiQ Partners is expanding its production space here by 17,000 square feet to meet the increasing automation needs of west coast manufacturers in many industries.
MOLINE, IL—United Auto Workers union members appear to be heading closer to a strike Oct. 12 after rejecting a contract offer from Deere & Co. over the weekend that would have given at least 5 percent raises to staff that build John Deere tractors and other equipment.
Autonomous vehicle technology is being adapted for use in everything from container ships to tankers. Engineers are also equipping other types of commercial vessels, including ferries, tugboats and warships, with state-of-the-art navigation systems that can be safely used in harbors and on lakes, rivers and oceans.
Like so many things in manufacturing, product testing is not a one-type-fits-all-applications procedure. Among the more well-known types of testing that manufacturers regularly perform are leak, mechanical performance, material (such as tensile strength) and computer simulation modeling.