The Cookware Company subsidiary GreenPan has introduced its new SimmerLite Dutch oven made of cast aluminum, making the cookware half the weight of its traditional counterpart. The double-walled lid reflects heat, ensuring that the food stays at a steady and balanced temperature.
In March, Lifetime Brands will introduce a line of Instant Pot-branded accessories at the International Home + Housewares Show. The collection will include up to 20 kitchen tools, including cutting boards and bakeware.
Automotive manufacturers and suppliers should begin preparing now for a global shift in vehicle electrification, according to this Deloitte analysis. The authors write that addressing pain points such as charging stations and battery technology will require major, long-term investments.
Consumption-based cost modeling based on internet of things sensor data can help manufacturing professionals make informed decisions regarding maintenance and other processes, writes Larry White. The sensors should be connected to a manufacturing operations management system and share data in real time.
The 5S lean manufacturing method -- sorting, setting an order, shining, standardizing and sustaining -- can enhance the efficiency of a sheet metal shop. Some shops refer to the method as 6S, adding safety to the mix.
Unmanaged Ethernet/IP switches aren't secure and should only be used to connect a small number of devices with limited capabilities, says Ivana Nikic of Moxa. "[M]anaged switches can come with the support of different levels of security from basic functions like user login authentication to more advanced ones like client/server-based access control and data encryption," Nikic says.
Digital technology is changing how people work, leading to a decline in hands-on jobs and more strategic roles augmented by technology, according to an Intel study. Smart factories are three to five years away, and leaders need to begin framing what that will look like for their organization now, says study co-author Faith McCreary.
Workers who are dissatisfied with long promotion periods, limited responsibility or their wages are often willing to risk switching jobs, according to research firm Gartner. Vice President for Human Resources Brian Kropp adds that feeling unrewarded can translate to lackluster performance.
Epic Games launched a digital game store for Windows and Mac yesterday evening during the Game Awards in Los Angeles. The new store offers 14 titles, to include Gunfire Games' "Darksiders 3," A44's "Ashen," and Supergiant Games' "Hades."