Clutch/brake catalog update
A selection of magnetic capping headsets that are compatible with most OEM machines directly interchange with many major capping OEM machines has been added to the Precision Tork line of permanent magnet and magnetic particle clutches and brakes and is detailed in an updated catalog. Also new are stainless-steel magnetic clutches and brakes, featuring 400 series stainless steel bearings for harsh environments. In addition to detailed specifications, the catalog includes selection and engineering information and mounting arrangements.
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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