Backflow protection valve
The Waterflex check valve provides low head-loss in high- pressure potable water applications.
The Waterflex check valve provides low head-loss in high- pressure potable water applications. The valve uses line pressure and backpressure to function and does not require any external energy. Forward hydraulic pressure folds the elastometer disk away from the perforated plate to allow flow. The valve can be purchased in sizes of up to 96 inches in diameter. Tideflex Technologies www.tideflex.com
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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