Membrane air dryers
Membrane air dryers provide pure, dry compressed air and offer an economical, efficient alternative to pressure swings from adsorption and refrigerant dryers' technologies. The dryer provides dewpoints as low as -40 F at flow rates up to 100 scfm. No moving parts means reliable and efficient operation without operator attention and minimal maintenance. Filtration and Separation Div. Parker Hannifin Corp. parker.com Write 324 on PE card
Maintenance saves cost
Cost Savings with Compressed Air System Maintenance is a full-color, 8-p reference manual that outlines maintenance activities for each component in the system, including compressors, dryers, filters, drains, and aftercoolers. The "Problem Solved!" section provides practical solutions for common air system problems. Also included are comprehensive maintenance checklists. Kaeser Compressors kaeser.com Write 325 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