Tag Archives: Industrial

Free Industrial Reference Guide Now Available on iPhone

Released on: July 13, 2010, 5:51 am
Author: Industrialfocus.com
Industry: Industrial

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Industrialfocus.com, a website dedicated to providing relevant information about industrial equipment and services, today announced the release of its iPhone application.

The Industrial Focus application is packed with information about a wide variety of industrial topics, including agriculture and forestry equipment, construction equipment and supplies, electrical and test equipment, and manufacturing equipment and tools.

According to Marilie Doman, editor at Industrialfocus.com, the new iPhone application provides unique value. “Consumer guides, reviews and detailed articles are added on a regular basis, allowing consumers of industrial products and services to use their iPhones as a source for detail research, or as a handy industrial reference guide.”

Industrial Focus is the first iPhone application for industrial equipment available in the app store.

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Balli Steel Reports BRIC Countries Driving Global Steel Market

Released on: May 20, 2010, 2:08 am
Author: Balli Steel
Industry: Industrial

Balli Steel, one of the world’s largest privately owned independent commodity traders, has reported that the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are the driving force in the global steel market, thriving whilst more established markets and newer emerging economies struggle.

Balli Steel’s analysis of the World Steel Association’s crude steel production statistics demonstrates that the BRIC countries accounted for 58% of global steel production in 2009, with their market share more than doubling over a decade from 28% in 1999. In contrast, the established major economies of the USA and Japan saw their crude steel production levels decline by 40% and 7% respectively over the same ten year period.

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Find the Right Industrial Supplies with Help from the Industrial Focus Website

Released on: March 31, 2010, 12:07 am
Author: Industrial Focus
Industry: Industrial

(March 31, 2010) Are you interested in finding out about equipment for agriculture and forestry, construction, electrical and test equipment, or fuel equipment? Are you in need of high quality equipment for fuel and energy projects, for industrial supply and mro, for manufacturing, or for special services? Are you looking for good work gear or industrial equipment? You should check out the website Industrial Focus before you buy. At the Industrial Focus website online you can learn all about consumer reviews, equipment reviews, and you can get free information so that you can make a prudent investment in the equipment you require.

At the Industrial Focus you will find an abundance of free articles related to agriculture and forestry and construction industrial equipment. Get the how to advice you need when it comes to finding quality construction equipment or industrial test equipment with great ease. Visit the Industrial Focus website online to learn how to choose electrical and test equipment too. There are free, well researched articles on the site that you can use as a guide to getting the type of equipment you require to get any job done. Find out who the leading manufacturers are, learn about buying new vs used equipment and explore all of your equipment buying options on one website: the Industrial Focus site online.

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Balli Steel Reports China Dominating Global Steel Market

Released on: October 23, 2009, 4:30 am
Author: Balli Steel
Industry: International Trade

Balli Steel, one of the world’s largest privately owned independent commodity traders, reports that China is expanding into the iron ore market and increasing its steel production capacity, against a backdrop of declining worldwide production.

Figures from the World Steel Association demonstrate that global steel production declined by 18.1% year-on-year in August 2009 to 758 million tonnes. In contrast, crude steel production in China increased by 5.4% over the same period. China now accounts for almost 49% of world steel production as well as approximately 50% of global consumption which equates to 1.5 million tonnes per day.

Balli Steel estimates that Chinese steel production already stands at over 400 million tonnes for the first 7 months of this year compared with 560 million tonnes during the whole of 2008 and only 200 million tonnes as recently as 2000. Domestic consumption of steel has also increased sharply in recent years from just 25% of global production 10 years ago to nearly half today. However, increased supply has enabled China to become one of the leading exporters of steel, joining the ranks of the EU and Japan, with exports exceeding 20 million tonnes.

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Balli Steel Expands Further Into Asian Steel Markets With The Appointment Of Gianpiero Repole

Released on: October 22, 2009, 6:58 am
Author: Balli Steel
Industry: Industrial

Balli Steel, one of the world’s largest privately owned independent commodity traders, has furthered its expansion plans into the Asian steel market with the appointment of Mr Gianpiero Repole as Business Development Director. Gianpiero joins Balli Steel from Noble Commodities where he held the position of Executive Vice President of Steel in Hong Kong.

Gianpiero’s appointment is part of a strategic move by Balli Steel to strengthen its operations in the increasingly significant Asian steel market with a specific focus on China which now accounts for approximately 50% of both world steel production and global consumption.

Gianpiero has pan-Asian experience of the steel market and an extensive network of contacts which spans the region. He will spend a considerable amount of time travelling across the company’s network of offices and will be constantly promoting the business in both established and new markets. Gianpiero will also focus on increasing Balli Steel’s share of the flatroll trading market and looking at ways of maximizing revenue across the company’s Asian operations.

Vahid Alaghband, Chairman of Balli Group, commented: “We are very pleased that Gianpiero has joined Balli Steel as his experience and contacts will be invaluable to us as we look to expand our trading operations across the Asian markets. We see a number of strong opportunities for Balli Steel in the region over the next 18 months and believe that we are now well positioned to capitalise on these prospects.”

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InnerSense Introduces a New Diagnostics Instrument for High Volume Semiconductor Manufacturing Environment

Released on: October 22, 2009, 3:36 am
Author: InnerSense Ltd.
Industry: Semiconductors

Ein Harod, ISRAEL, October 22, 2009 – InnerSense Ltd., a leading global developer and manufacturer of precision auto-diagnostics instruments for the semiconductors industry, introduced a new system for eliminating handling-related yield loss in 300mm wafer process tools running high volume production.

The new system, coined SMW2, consists of a 300mm wafer instrumented with sensitive three dimensional vibration sensors, and a “Smart FOUP™” that serves as a recharge and communication station, as well as a clean storage container. The “Smart FOUP” employs contact-less recharging and data transfer that enable the system to interface with standard robotic wafer handlers and be operated with minimal interruption to the production line.

Yigal Tomer, InnerSense’s Co-CEO, commented, “The new system is based on six years of excursion control experience. Built on our successful Smart Wafer technology, it brings to the high volume production environment the monitoring ability that has enabled predictive maintenance and statistical analysis of tool condition, previously available in engineering mode only.”

In addition to 3D vibration sensing and FOUP-based, contact-less reader/recharger station, the SMW2 features advanced analytical tools that facilitate troubleshooting, SPC-based trend identification and tool-to-tool comparison. These tools allow even untrained operators to use the system effectively to enhance the availability of expensive wafer process equipment.

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Couture Glass – Breaking New Ground In Large-Scale Glass Tile

Released on: October 15, 2009, 10:26 am
Author: Author: Jennifer Wichard
Industry: Industrial

GrayGlass www.grayglass.net with over 60 years of experience in the architectural and technical glass fields has spun-off a new company to enter the glass tile industry. GrayGlass recognizing the current economic environment has invested in this new venture to bring style and value to homeowners, builders and remodelers.

Couture Glass is breaking new ground in wall coverings with their remarkably affordable, high style glass tile. Their exquisite large-scale glass tile – Verre Tile has made quite a global impact with tile distributors, architects and designers. Couture Glass debut offerings includes an elegant collection of 3-D large-scale glass tile in sizes ranging from 6″x 12″ to 18”x 24” in a palette of 12 colors from subtle to spectacular and numerous dramatic textures which will compliment any room.

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Balli Steel Warns Limited Credit Insurance Continues To Hamper Steel Market

Released on: October 14, 2009, 7:54 am
Author: Balli Steel
Industry: Industrial

Balli Steel has warned that the limited availability of credit insurance is continuing to have a serious impact on the global steel market. The current lack of credit insurance means that whilst the demand for steel has increased over the past quarter trading volumes have remained static.

Credit insurance is a critical element in the supply chain as it provides suppliers of raw materials with guarantees that outstanding balances will be paid in the event of a steel manufacturer failing. In turn, credit insurance also protects steel producers themselves in the event of manufacturers defaulting on contracts. Steel traders and distributors are also heavily reliant on this insurance to be able to buy and sell on the commodities market.

Nasser Alaghband, Director of Balli Steel commented: “The trade finance sector of the steel industry is heavily reliant on bank finance and credit insurance. In the past three months bank finance has returned to normal trading, however, insurers remain unwilling to provide business credit insurance. This bottleneck is crippling companies’ abilities to trade with each other and could have far reaching consequences across the European economy just as the first signs of economic recovery are presenting themselves.”

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SafetyShop Introduces New Health & Safety Range for Education

Released on: September 25, 2009, 4:19 am
Author: Safety Shop
Industry: Industrial

To celebrate the launch of its new and improved interactive website, Safetyshop has announced the introduction of a brand new health and safety category atwww.safetyshop.com/education

In this new category Safetyshop has taken the most frequently ordered safety equipment and signs products from organisations within the education sector and put them all in one convenient location. The range includes health and safety related products for organisations included schools, colleges and universities.

Peter Smart, business manager for Safetyshop, explains ‘it’s a one-stop shop for the education sector. For sometime now we have wanted to improve the online version of our 872 page catalogue so we did some research. We asked our customers what they needed the online version of our catalogue to do.”

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Datacraft Solutions, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership and New Multi-Year Corporate Contract with Danaher Corporation

Released on: August 18, 2009, 12:31 am
Author: Tony Diana
Industry: Small Business

Danaher Corporation looks to digital Kanban, or “consumption based replenishment” software to ensure that production flow meets customer demand.

(Durham, N.C.) Datacraft Solutions, Inc., the lean manufacturer’s partner for building cost-effective digital supply chain replenishment networks, has successfully completed the third installation of its lean manufacturing solution for the Washington, D.C.–based Danaher Corporation, a leading lean manufacturer and has finalized agreements to implement in three more facilities over the next three months.

Signum is an automated digital supply chain technology that reduces inventory levels, increases productivity, continually improves process flow and provides realtime, visual and collaborative communication in the supply chain. Signum is delivered securely over the Internet without the need to install and maintain complex, expensive software.

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