To the general public, the term handheld is synonymous with mobility. But, to assemblers of wire

To the general public, the term handheld is synonymous with mobility. But, to assemblers of wire harnesses, the term also refers to tools that offer simplicity, reliability and accuracy. “When it comes to hand tools for crimping wire, companies are most concerned with durability and ergonomics,” says Maria Haynes, product marketing lead specialist at Phoenix Contact. “Budget is also a factor. Companies know that good tools cost more but are worth it. These tools offer the assurance of high-quality crimps in wires used in all types of harnesses, equipment panels and control cabinets.” In 2015, a large Texas-based electronics contract manufacturer turned to Phoenix Contact for a better way to crimp ferrules onto 16 AWG wire. The hand tools the manufacturer had been using required each assembler to crimp the ferrule once, turn the wire 90 degrees and then crimp the ferrule a second time. Haynes says she recommended the company try Phoenix’s Crimpfox 6SF hand tool instead. The ratchet-type tool has an integrated lock that remains in place until the necessary crimping pressure is reached, thereby eliminating the possibility of applying too little pressure. Assemblers at the manufactu...

Jain Irrigation Announces Launch of Jain Unity® for Water Management

Jain Irrigation makes history with first-ever irrigation automation to use AI and predictive analytics. Jain Irrigation makes history with first-ever irrigation automation to use AI and predictive analytics. Jain Irrigation, Inc., (“JAIN”), the world leader in irrigation technology, today announces the general availability (GA) release of JAIN Unity, an automatic irrigation control system and environmental data services platform. Unity is the first-ever smart irrigation solution for landscape management fully powered by artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. Jain Unity gives users (contractors, water managers, home and building owners) direct access to view how much water the plants in their landscape requires, along with real-time visibility to the efficiency of their irrigation system for eliminating water waste. Arcadis and Bluefield Research recently released a report that is projecting over 36% of U.S. households won’t be able to afford water in the next five years. “Irrigation, like landscaping in general, is fertile ground for AI to be a game-changer in sustaining our water supply,” said Richard Restuccia, VP Water Management Solu...

As Sen. Bernie Sanders looks more and more like the one who may win the Democratic

As Sen. Bernie Sanders looks more and more like the one who may win the Democratic presidential nomination, some tell us that he isn’t the radical leftist others make him out to be. Maybe he’s not even a socialist, despite his own claims. In fact, the storyline continues, compared to many prominent European political figures, Sanders is mainstream. It’s true that, according to Sanders, his socialist vision for America is one that looks more like Denmark rather than Soviet Russia. Yes, he has praised oppressive communist and socialist regimes in the past, though he may no longer plan on nationalizing industries or implementing wholesale central planning of our economy. So it’s true that he isn’t a full-fledged socialist—yet. But that may come. History suggests that Sanders’ plans for a system of “free” education, “free” health care, a federal paid leave program, government control of energy production, the Green New Deal, nationwide rent control, and a federal guaranteed-jobs program are only the beginning. These plans rest on massive government interventions into people’s lives, intense redistribution, and a leve...

The Best Backpacks for Musicians: Travel Bags for the Road

The best in culture from a cultural icon. Subscribe now for more from the authority on music, entertainment, politics and pop culture. Whether you’re heading back to school or out on tour, here’s how to store your gear the right way Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. You have enough to worry about when you’re on the road, the last thing you should be fretting over is how to store and carry all your stuff. Whether you’re a touring musician, savvy traveler or just need something for your daily commute, a reliable backpack should be an essential part of your everyday carry — and your packing plan. For Phantogram’s Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel, the key to a stress-free trip starts with a little prep work when you pack. The duo, who just realized their new single, “Mister Impossible,” is on the road through the fall, playing small theaters and festival sets at Life Is Beautiful, Hopscotch Music Festival and others. According to Carter, packing can be a chore, so it’s important to streamline what you bring with ...

U-Haul Won’t Rent Trailers To Explorers, Idiot Lawyers (Not Unibody Construction) To Blame

Should you be afraid of towing in a new Ford Explorer? Though the newly-unibody Explorer is rated for up to 5,000 pounds, Jack Baruth noted in his review that My experience pulling my race car on an open trailer with my Flex indicates that the D4 chassis is more than up to the job, but that the transmission just feels delicate. Serious towing with a sideways gearbox frightens me, and it should frighten you, too. And though you might well share Jack’s nervousness about towing in a new Explorer, the law of the land says it’s safe pulling up to 5,000 pounds. Even so, Consumer Reports found out the hard way that not everyone believes in the Explorer as a safe, effective towing machine. Namely the equipment rental company U-Haul appears to have some kind of problem with the Explorer, as  CR’s Eric Evarts explains I called U-Haul to see about renting their largest, 6×12-foot open trailer to drag the mulch home. “Come on down! $29.95 for the day,” the friendly attendant said. Eager to finish that day and save $18 by delivering the mulch myself, I trundled off to the local U-Haul lot. As the workers started to fill out the paperwork inside, their faces went ashen the second I said,...

U.S. Deaths Top 1,000; Senate Approves Stimulus: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 1,000, according to a Johns Hopkins tally. The Senate approved a more-than-$2 trillion stimulus package. Singapore estimated that its economy contracted the most in a decade, an early sign of what’s in store for many. The U.S. Senate’s approval of the record fiscal program to address the coronavirus sends the bill to the House of Representatives, which will meet Friday. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer expects it to pass. Japan is setting up a panel to consider declaring an emergency after a spike in cases in Tokyo prompted officials to adopt a tougher approach. The health minister warned of a high risk infections will become rampant. Cases reach 472,109; 21,308 dead, 114,870 recovered: Johns HopkinsFauci warns of potential for another cycle of infectionsRefugee camps housing millions of people brace for a surge in virus casesU.S. Senate passes $2 trillion relief packageJapan inches toward declaring an emergency Tune in to a Q&A Blog with health experts at 2 p.m. London time (10 a.m. New York) via this link. Subscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click VRUS on the ter...

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Hamilton, Ohio — After four years of secrecy, Procter & Gamble Co. is pulling back the veil on its Imflux process — an injection molding technology that uses low, constant pressure to fill the mold, controlled by software and pressure sensors in the mold and the nozzle. “It’s a low, no-hesitating, constant pressure,” said Gene Altonen, chief technology officer of Imflux. Altonen, a 27-year veteran of P&G and an injection molding expert, said: “Imflux is making real-time adjustments for viscosity shifts, whether it’s the material, the temperature or something in the mold. It is going to make these changes in real time, which gives you a more stable process.” Imflux stands standard injection molding on its head — with its tradition of high-speed, high-pressure injection and the crossover point to pack-and-hold. “We do these phases of the process simultaneously. We’re filling and we’re packing and we’re cooling all simultaneously. And because we’re doing that, when we finish filling the mold, it’s basically a done part,” Altonen said. A thicker part may need some additional cooling, but that is dr...

How Fashion Brands Are Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

As March marks Women’s History Month, fashion and beauty brands are planning charitable initiatives and celebrations to honor the upcoming International Women’s Day on March 8. Tory Burch, for one is hosting a day of panels with the likes of activist Gloria Steinem, actress Ashley Judd and Time’s Up chief executive officer Tina Tchen in addition to donating 100 percent of net proceeds from a limited-edition collection to support female empowerment and entrepreneurship. Other brands are paying homage to influential women throughout history. Contemporary fashion label La Ligne is launching pieces that include the monograms of such women, including Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo and more, and The Great is paying homage to Rosie the Riveter with a reimagined denim jumpsuit that gives a nod to the iconic figure. Here, WWD looks at 20 fashion and beauty brands that are celebrating International Women’s Day 2020. Fossil is teaming with illustrator Bijou Karman for a capsule collection that utilizes the artist’s colorful illustrations of women. The collection includes four watches, two earrings and two tote bags ranging in price from $28 to $115 starting on March 2. Th...

Apple Releases iOS 13.1 With Share ETA, Expanded Audio Sharing, Shortcuts Automations and More

Many people are stuck at home, away from friends and family. Apple’s FaceTime can video chat with up to 32 to people at once. The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has been spreading around the world since January, and so far, it has had a major impact on Apple’s device production and device sales in affected countries like China. Apple is working on a Tile-like Bluetooth tracking device that’s designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets for tracking purposes, letting you find them right in the Find My app. Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.1, marking the first update to the iOS 13 operating system that launched in mid-September. The new iOS 13.1 update comes just days after the release of ‌iOS 13‌ and coincides with the launch of new iPhones. The iOS 13.1 update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Apple started beta testing iOS 13.1 prior to when ‌iOS 13‌ even launched, which was a surprise move as the company has never before released a point update for new software before when the software has come out. Given Apple’s early testing, it&...

(2020-2026) Extruded Polystyrene Foam Board Market Industry Analysis, Development, Size, Revenue, Future Growth, Business Prospects and Forecast

Los Angeles, United State, – The report titled Global Extruded Polystyrene Foam Board Market is one of the most comprehensive and important additions to QY Research’s archive of market research studies. It offers detailed research and analysis of key aspects of the global Extruded Polystyrene Foam Board market. The market analysts authoring this report have provided in-depth information on leading growth drivers, restraints, challenges, trends, and opportunities to offer a complete analysis of the global Extruded Polystyrene Foam Board market. Market participants can use the analysis on market dynamics to plan effective growth strategies and prepare for future challenges beforehand. Each trend of the global Extruded Polystyrene Foam Board market is carefully analyzed and researched about by the market analysts. * Top Key Company Profiles.* Main Business and Rival Information* SWOT Analysis and PESTEL Analysis* Production, Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin* Market Share and Size Global Extruded Polystyrene Foam Board Market is estimated to reach xxx million USD in 2020 and projected to grow at the CAGR of xx% during 2020-2025. According to the latest report added to the onli...

Next day Amazon Prime delivery withdrawn for some non-essential products

Keeping up with demand during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is already beginning to prove difficult for Amazon as shoppers are now seeing massive delays when trying to purchase non-essential items from the ecommerce giant. Last week the company announced that it would begin prioritizing the most in-demand essential items from its warehouses. However, this shift has made it increasingly difficult for consumers to order non-essential items from Amazon. Despite the fact that many non-essential items were listed as in-stock and available through Amazon Prime, consumers and merchants took to social media over the weekend to say that certain non-essential items were now showing April 21 delivery dates. Before the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon Prime deliveries typically arrived in one or two days in the US. Now however, some Prime deliveries for items that are in-stock are showing five-day delivery promises while others will take up to a month to arrive at a customer’s door. In a statement to Recode, an Amazon spokesperson explained that the new delivery dates are a result of the company shifting its focus to prioritize high priority items, saying: “To serve our customers in ne...

Theragun is having a major (and rare) sale on its massage devices

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.  Here’s some big news: In an unprecedented move, Theragun is putting three of its popular devices on sale! The G3PRO, G3 and Liv are all discounted up to $150 off. I used to think of a Theragun as a device for helping those with pain from exercising, chronic issues or sitting in the same position for too long. No matter the reason for your pain, the percussive therapy devices (aka massage guns) can help, but they can also help you to relax and even help you fall asleep. “For centuries humans have understood how applying pressure to the body helped reduce tension and increase relaxation. Percussive therapy utilizes this language of pressure to communicate with your nervous system.  When you use Theragun for 2-8 minutes on your body, you actually turn off your stress switch and turn on your relax switch,” Founder of Theragun Dr. Jason Wersland said. I recently gave the Theragun G3PRO a try for myself before and after an evening workout...

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