The HSK-A125 tooling system
The HSK-A125 tooling system is capable of tackling large-scale titanium and other workpieces on massive tables. The lineup features a multitude of tool holder types, including HMC and Mega Double Power milling chucks up to Ø2”, Mega ER/Mega N/Mega E collet chucks, shrink fit holders, face mill adapters, KAB adapters, and Mega Synchro Tapping Holders. All holders feature coolant through capability as standard, and most holder types offer a sealing solution for directing coolant through the tool, or coolant directed around the tool periphery.
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.