Compact modular valves
The NITRA compact modular valves valves are designed for performance, flexibility and modularity.
The NITRA compact modular valves are designed for performance, flexibility and modularity. Each valve is enclosed in a reinforced technopolymer protective shell that acts as a shock-absorber and prevents the infiltration of dirt. All pneumatic connections are on one side, with built-in push-to-connect fittings. The system offers a variety of flexibility from 1-16 valves, with input and output terminals for tubing of different sizes. The 24VDC electrical signal is relayed from one valve to the next by gold-plated contacts so the electrical connections are entirely automatic. CMV series valves are available in four port size combinations, and 3-way/2-position, 5-way/2-position and 5-way/3-position configurations.
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.