Compressed Air


Venturi blowers

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 Write 323 on PE card

Regen blowers

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 Write 324 on PE card

Membrane dryers

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. 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) Circle 326 on PE card

Money matters

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. Write 327 on PE card

The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
Doubling down on digital manufacturing; Data driving predictive maintenance; Electric motors and generators; Rewarding operational improvement
2017 Lubrication Guide; Software tools; Microgrids and energy strategies; Use robots effectively
Prescriptive maintenance; Hannover Messe 2017 recap; Reduce welding errors
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Research team developing Tesla coil designs; Implementing wireless process sensing
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; Paralleling switchgear generator systems
Natural gas engines; New applications for fuel cells; Large engines become more efficient; Extending boiler life

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

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