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Dimensional Weight Pricing -a game changer

Industry News - 12/10/2014

UPS and FedEx will soon switch to charging by dimensional weight, a change likely to affect a third of ground shipments. An expert in freight bill auditing explains what dimensional weight is and what online retailers can do to minimize their costs.

UPS and FedEx will soon implement what is said to be the largest pricing increase in their company’s history. Both carriers announced they will be applying Dimensional Weight Pricing to all ground shipments, whereas today, only ground packages measuring greater than 3 cubic feet (5,184 cu. inches) are subject to Dimensional Weight pricing (this pricing is already in effect for all FedEx Air and UPS AIR services). This change is leaving shippers scrambling to try to quantify the financial implications. The Dimensional Weight rule change coupled with their annual general rate increase (GRI) only adds to the ongoing budgeting dilemma and pricing confusion.

Basically, a higher billable weight will apply to all packages where the Dimensional Weight exceeds the actual weight. Dimensional Weight is calculated by multiplying the length by width by height of the package (in inches) dividing by 166 (for domestic shipments) or 139 (for shipments to Canada) … unless a customized Dimensional Weight factor has been negotiated, in which case that factor should be used (any fraction is rounded up to the next lb.).....

World's Largest Beaded Wedding Gown weighs in at 400 lbs and 1,000,000 beads

Industry News - 11/18/2014

Now that's a lot of dress and bead counting !    

First glimpse of the world's largest beaded wedding gown which took over three years to make, weighs almost 400lbs and boasts nearly 1million individual embellishments
Dressmaker Gail Be, of Edina, Minnesota, added a 20-foot train to the dazzling gown
She enlisted the help of 22 other seamstresses to complete the dress
Ms Be has a fan in Lady Gaga, who wore a jeweled headpiece and matching top by the designer on the cover of her recent single...

IT'S ABOUT THE JOURNEY AND THE DESTINATION: YOUR LAB.

Industry News - 11/12/2014

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PERFORMANCE When you depend on reliable weighing, fast stabilization, and precisecalibration, Adventurer's industry leading performance is ready foryour lab—no matter where in the world you are.

INTUITION When fast, easy operation is a must, an intuitive color touchscreenis ready for your lab—even with gloves on.

CONNECTIVITY When traceability is required, but reporting capabilities are limited,connectivity options, such as a front USB port are ready for your lab.

 

 

Crash Dummies Gain Weight to Save Lives

Industry News - 11/12/2014

Crash-test dummies are undergoing a makeover to reflect the thicker waistlines and larger rear ends of Americans.

“Studies show that obese drivers are 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash,” said Chris O' Connor, CEO of Humanetics, the only U.S. producer of the dummies.

O’Conner said crash-test dummies are now typically modeled after a person who weighs about 167 pounds with a healthy body mass index. His company is designing new dummies based on the measurements of a 270-pound person with a BMI of 35, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as other health groups, consider morbidly obese.

O’Conner said seat belts, air bags and other safety features are designed for thinner people and don’t fit heavier people the same way....

Sartorius Awarded International Status -PTB testing

Industry News - 11/07/2014

 – The International Organization of Legal Metrology, OIML, decided to recognize the Sartorius laboratory for weighing instruments as an official testing laboratory of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, PTB, which is the German national metrology institute. Sartorius will therefore be included in the list of testing and calibration laboratories on the OIML website. Effective immediately, the measurement results determined by Sartorius will be used in the OIML test reports issued by the PTB and recognized by other countries authorized to issue national type-approval certificates. The OIML committee responsible unanimously endorsed the inclusion of the Sartorius testing laboratory. Prior to this decision, the Sartorius testing laboratory had to pass extensive tests conducted by the PTB and international OIML auditors to confirm the laboratory’s quality and competence.

Republicans to theaters: Don't be 'bullied,' show Sony's 'The Interview'

World News - 12/21/14

The Republican National Committee has a message for theater owners: Put "The Interview" back on your screens.

Staples hack exposes 1.2 million credit cards

World News - 12/20/14

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Sony exec fires back at President Obama

World News - 12/20/14

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A defiant Sony scrambles to find a way out for 'The Interview'

World News - 12/20/14

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Last-minute Christmas shopping guide

World News - 12/20/14

Still haven't ordered those stocking stuffers? You've got to hurry, or your gift won't arrive by Christmas.

Tekno Tube Arabia 2015 01/10/15

Dates: 01/10/15 - 01/13/15
Location: Dubau International Convention & Exhibition Centre - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Arabplast 2015 01/10/15

Dates: 01/10/15 - 01/13/15
Location: Dubau International Convention & Exhibition Centre - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Euroboise 2015 02/18/15

Dates: 02/18/15 - 02/21/15
Location: Lyon Palais des Congres - Lyon, France

Analiza 02/24/15

Dates: 02/24/15 - 02/26/15
Location: Israel Trade Fairs Centre-Exhibition Gardens - Tel Aviv, Israel

ISWM 2015 Technical Conference 03/18/15

Dates: 03/18/15 - 03/20/15
Location: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel - Towson, MD, United States
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Automate 2015 03/23/15

Dates: 03/23/15 - 03/26/15
Location: McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA
[ Learn more at Http://www.automateshow.com ]

ProMat 2015 03/23/15

Dates: 03/23/15 - 03/26/15
Location: McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA
[ Learn more at http://www.promatshow.com/default.aspx ]

Auspack PLUS 2015 03/24/15

Dates: 03/24/15 - 03/27/15
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre - Melbourne, VC, Australia
[ Learn more at http://www.auspack.com.au ]

Anuga Foodtec 2015 03/24/15

Dates: 03/24/15 - 03/27/15
Location: Cologne Exhibition Centre - Cologne, Germany

analytica Vietnam 04/15/15

Dates: 04/15/15 - 04/17/15
Location: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre - Saigon, Vietnam
[ Learn more at http://www.analyticavietnam.com/en/Home ]

Ipack Ima-Packaging Processing & Material Handling 2015 04/19/15

Dates: 04/19/15 - 04/23/15
Location: Fiera Milano - Milan, Italy

Interweighing 2015-China international Weighing Instrument Exhibition 04/20/15

Dates: 04/20/15 - 04/22/15
Location: Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center - Shanghai, China
[ Learn more at http://www.interweighing.com ]

Queensland Materials Handling 2015 04/22/15

Dates: 04/22/15 - 04/23/15
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre - Brisbane, QLD, Australia

PLAST 2015 05/05/15

Dates: 05/05/15 - 05/09/15
Location: Fiera Milano - Milan, Italy

Pack-EX Toronto 2015 05/19/15

Dates: 05/19/15 - 05/21/15
Location: Toronto Congress Centre - Toronto, ON, Canada

Process Technology for Industry 2015 05/19/15

Dates: 05/19/15 - 05/21/15
Location: Toronto Congress Centre - Toronto, ON, Canada

Powder & Bulk Solids Canada 2015 05/19/15

Dates: 05/19/15 - 05/21/15
Location: Toronto Congress Centre - Toronto, ON, Canada

Medical Design & Manufacturing Canada 2015 05/19/15

Dates: 05/19/15 - 05/21/15
Location: Toronto Congress Centre - Toronto, ON, Canada

Automation Technology Expo Canada 2015 05/19/15

Dates: 05/19/15 - 05/21/15
Location: Toronto Congress Centre - Toronto, ON, Canada

Design & Manufacturing Canada 2015 05/19/15

Dates: 05/19/15 - 05/21/15
Location: Toronto Congress Centre - Toronto, ON, Canada

17th International Congress of Metrology 09/21/15

Dates: 09/21/15 - 09/24/15
Location: Porte de Versailles (1 place de la Porte de Versailles) - Paris, France
[ Learn more at http://www.metrologie2015.com/index-en.html ]

Pack Expo 2015 09/28/15

Dates: 09/28/15 - 09/30/15
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV, USA
[ Learn more at http://www.packexpolasvegas.com ]

Pharma Expo 2015 09/28/15

Dates: 09/28/15 - 09/30/15
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV, USA
[ Learn more at http://www.packexpolasvegas.com/Exhibit/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=13506 ]

Quality Expo USA 09/29/15

Dates: 09/29/15 - 10/01/15
Location: McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA

analytica 05/10/16

Dates: 05/10/16 - 05/13/14
Location: Messe Munchen - , Germany
[ Learn more at http://www.analytica.de/en/Home ]

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