POY Finalist: Cartridge dust collector
Finalist in Environmental Health in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Gold Series cartridge dust collector, with an optional feature for integrated HEPA safety monitoring filter, is designed to prevent collected dust from re-entering the workspace if there is a leak in the primary filtering system. Each module incorporates two HEPA filters capable of handling 2,500 cfm of air per filter and rated to remove 99.97% of airborne particles of 0.3 micron in diameter and larger.
The Gold Series’ integrated design maintains the after-filter at negative pressure, preventing contaminated air from escaping. The design allows access to the HEPA filters and easy change-out through the platform used to access the primary filters.
Camfil Farr APC
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.