Get rid of mist
Mist Eliminators trap, collect, and remove liquids and soluble particulate matter from compressed air. They use depth of bed coalescing technology instead of conventional pressure drop technology which achieves 100% efficiency in removing particles over 3 microns. Elements have an 8%%MDASSML%%15-yr life with a minimum pressure drop of 0.5 psi.
Airtek , airtek.com , Write 309 on PE card
Nozzles use less air
Energy Saver nozzles force compressed air through a 0.002-in. annular orifice to accelerate airflow and entrain ambient air at a 25:1 ratio. Less compressed air is required. There is also a drastic reduction in noise, so they can be a solution to meeting OSHA noise specifications and dead-end pressure requirements.
ITW Vortec , itwvortec.com , Write 310 on PE card
Kaeser Condensate Filter (KFC) is designed to filter out oil and other contaminants, making the water safe for disposal. The key is a three-stage, self-contained plastic filter cartridge, which is convenient for disposal and replacement. No filter bags, electricity, and little maintenance are required. Two models handle flows of 100 cfm and 500 cfm.
Kaeser Compressors , kaeser.com , Write 311 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