Venturi blowers offer the perfect solution for quickly and easily moving fumes that may be poisonous, explosive, or hazardous. Four models feature a sturdy, steel, galvanized diffuser, single-piece, cast aluminum inlet housing and a convenient carry handle. Compressed air or steam provides power. Ducting can be 8-in. or 16-in. Allegro Industries allegrosafety.com Write 323 on PE card
A series of large regenerative blowers offers performance to 800 scfm rated to 30 hp. Now these blowers can be used to replace positive displacement blowers. Features include: premium efficient motors, Class H motor insulation, high-temperature lubricant suitable to 500 F, and light-weight aluminum alloy construction that improves heat dissipation and reduces weight. All Star Products all-star-usa.com Write 324 on PE card
SMART Dryer membrane air dryers are for applications requiring 35-F dewpoints and flow rates up to 200 scfm. They offer lower operating costs and better performance than noncycling and cycling refrigerant dryers. The dryers eliminate downtime and costly repairs resulting from dirty, wet compressed air. Filtration and Separation Div. Parker Hannifin Corp. parker.com Write 325 on PE card
A new PUP
Point of Use Provider (PUP) is a compressed air treatment component that provides air filtration, a drain, and multiple-outlet distribution in one, compact package. A high-efficiency, 1-micron, coalescing filter element removes even trace amounts of scale and other contaminants. The automatic drain has a manual override. IR Industrial Productivity Solutions (ARO) arozone.com Circle 326 on PE card
Getting the Most for your Money is an 8-p, full-color air compressor guide that takes you through the process of selecting and protecting the investment in an air compressor. It covers types of air compressors, evaluating compressed air systems, selection, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Kaeser Compressors, Inc. kaeser.com Write 327 on PE card
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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