Automated vacuum lifter
The SmartLifter automated vacuum lifter enables the user to grip, balance, and stack heavy items for various lifting applications.
The SmartLifter automated vacuum lifter enables the user to grip, balance, and stack heavy items with fingertip pressure-from the side only, not from the top. It can handle any pallet configuration and provides greater safety and productivity. SmartLifter can be used to lift various
applications such as cartons, pails, kegs, cardboard, and up to 50 to 100 lbs. for less porous materials.
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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