Certified for use in Zone 1-llc hazardous environments, the RoHS-compliant version of the Star-Line EX circular connectors provide interconnections to modular equipment and eliminate the need for hard wiring to terminal blocks enclosed in junction boxes. Their aluminum connector housings are precision-machined from high-tensile-strength bar stock and finished with a hard anodized coating. Stainless steel and brass housings are also available. The connectors feature a dielectric strength of 1,800 V and heat resistance up to 750°F.
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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