Motion Control: GE Energy has honored Kaydon Corp. Bearings Div. with one of its Supplier Excellence Awards, which recognizes excellence in compliance, quality, lean, direct material productivity, growth and customer centricity. Kaydon received GE’s Excellence in Growth award, which is given to the supplier with the largest year-over-year growth.”Kaydon has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence,” said Jody Markopoulos, vice president of global sourcing, GE Energy. “GE’s Excellence in Growth award recognizes Kaydon’s dedication to integrity, strong values and quality performance.”
“This recognition by GE Energy, a valued partner and global leader, is an important honor for Kaydon and its employees,” said James O’Leary, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaydon Corp. “It provides further validation of our success in providing value-added solutions for world-class customers.”
GE Energy has been presenting its Supplier Excellence Awards for more than 10 years. This year’s winners were chosen from a field of 60 U.S. and European contenders, nominated by GE global commodity leaders and supplier quality leaders. GE Energy’s senior sourcing leadership team reviewed the applications, which were put through a rigorous selection process. The final decisions were based on actual quantitative metrics and subjective opinion tied to historical commercial relations.
Kaydon Corp. is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered, performance-critical products for a broad and diverse group of alternative-energy, industrial, aerospace, medical and electronic equipment and aftermarket customers.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.