News tagged with machines

Machines trump hand-harvest for Sauvignon blanc

The traditional view that hand picking of grapes is needed to produce the best wine is being challenged, with University of Auckland research showing that machine harvesting produces higher levels of the aromas characteristic ...

Jun 26, 2012 not rated yet 0

Panasonic loss balloons for record red ink

(AP) -- Panasonic's January-March losses ballooned 10-fold to 438 billion yen ($5 billion), completing a year of record red ink at the Japanese electronics maker battered by natural disasters and an ailing ...

May 11, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Sony reports record annual loss

(AP) -- Sony Corp. racked up a record annual loss of 457 billion yen ($5.7 billion) in its fourth straight year of red ink as the once-glorious maker of the Walkman and PlayStation struggles toward a turnaround ...

May 10, 2012 3.7 / 5 (3) 2

Quality control of glossy objects

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new machine vision system for quality control of glossy objects. The system enables quality control of complex products, such as bathroom mixers, tableware, ...

Jan 23, 2014 not rated yet 0

Revolutionising European machine tools

From lathes and shapers to cutting and grinding machines, machine tools helped put Europe at the forefront of manufacturing in the past and remain essential to many industries, including aerospace, automotive, ...

Sep 09, 2013 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Savvy seed sorter separates good from bad

Fast, portable, and comparatively inexpensive, an improved seed-sorting machine developed by aU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist and an industry colleague is helping plant breeders and others ...

Jul 16, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 1