Cold air pistol
The Cold air pistol for cooling on demand.
The Cold Air Pistol, featuring an ergonomic trigger mechanism, provides mobility and flexibility with its hand-triggered pistol action to give cooling on demand. The Cold Air Pistol is used for a variety of applications, including freeing seized bearings from tight interferences, easing bearing installation when heating is not an option, chilling heated bearing races to a shaft, cooling of welds and solders, temperature testing thermostats, setting adhesives, cooling of parts and tools. When thermal cycling is needed, the Cold Air Pistol’s zero degree F air stream cools material quickly to speed the process. The Cold Air Pistol also finds application in cooling chromatographic columns in laboratory applications.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.