2011 POY Finalists: Compressed Air
Finalists in Compressed Air in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Model 1108 SS Atto Super Air Nozzle has been engineered for precise blowoff with efficient, high-volume, high-velocity airflow. The nozzle measures only 0.5-in. with a diameter of only 0.16-in., permitting installation in tight spaces. High amplification of airflow and a strong blowing force of 2.0 oz are achieved with minimal air consumption of 2.5 SCFM at 80 PSIG. The airflow cannot be blocked, which meets the OSHA standard for dead-end pressure, 29 CFR 1910.242(b). Sound level is low at 58 dBA, which meets OSHA noise requirement 29 CFR 1910.95(a) and is CE compliant.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey