The Compact Series jaw for Murray heavy-duty stainless-steel PEX clamps offers increased versatility for the Compact 100-B pressing tool. Designed to be used with the Ridgid compact 100-B pressing tool, the clamp jaw is suitable for making quick connections on 3/8- to 1-inch PEX tubing in potable water and radiant heat applications. The compact jaw design enables the end user to work in tight spaces, and a jaw ID clip is provided for quick identification. The tool is the most lightweight, compact and durable pressing tool offered by Ridge Tool. Weighing only 7.5 lbs., it is powered by a 14.4-volt nickel metal hydride battery, allowing for use in extreme temperatures. The tool features a 90-degree swivel barrel for increased maneuverability when working around obstructions and is available with pressing jaws for use with 1/2- to 1-inch copper tubing connections, as well as 3/8- to 1-1/2-inch Viega PureFlow connections and 3/8 to 1-1/4-inch ASTM F 1807 copper crimp ring PEX connections.
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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