Temperature compensating refractometer
The HydroFlow Automatic Temperature Compensating Refractometer is portable and can be used for most metalworking operations including cutting and grinding fluids.
The HydroFlow Automatic Temperature Compensating Refractometer allows plant operators to quickly determine the concentration of metalworking coolants and cleaners, heat-treating fluids, water-based hydraulic fluids, and even plating baths. This simple yet rugged device is portable, and requires no batteries. Its large, easy-to-read scale is available in two ranges: 0-10° Brix and 0-32° Brix. These handy fluid recycling instruments are designed for most metalworking operations, including cutting and grinding fluids, synthetic machining fluids, plating and acid baths, cleaner baths, water-based hydraulic fluids, die lubricants and chromating solutions.
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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