Wing- and flag-style tools feature new, ergonomically designed handles.
Wing- and flag-style tools feature new, ergonomically designed handles. The handles have a hard, thermoplastic core for strength and resistance to splitting, and a soft rubber outer coating provides comfort and grip. The tools are available in a range of Star and Star Plus sizes, ranging from T5 through T20, and are suited for insertion and removal of insert cutting tools in oily environments. The tools are made with Protanium Steel and feature a proprietary ProGuard finish for corrosion protection.
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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.