A new range of dry pumps delivers high vacuum performance and enables full process integration. The compact GXS pump features unique screw technology and enables users to optimize their processes resulting in a low cost of ownership and a reduced footprint.
The GXS is robust and reliable. It has a long pump service life of up to five years and is virtually maintenance free, even in harsh applications. The pump mechanism can be cleaned easily using the high flow purge and solvent flush accessory, which removes the need to partially strip the pump. This also decreases costly downtime associated with using alternative products that require manual cleaning.
The pump provides faster pump down compared to competitive products and gives ultimate vacuum down to 1x10-3 mbar. This results in optimum performance in a variety of applications from light duty through to load-lock and harsh process.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.