Contact-cooled air compressor
The R-Series 55 to 75 kW/75 to 100 hp contact-cooled air compressors from Ingersoll Rand are available.
The R-Series 55 to 75 kW/75 to 100 hp contact-cooled air compressors from Ingersoll Rand are available in fixed-speed and variable speed drives at capacities up to 114 to 479 cfm. The line offers a total air system dryer and filtration option providing clean, dry air in a single package, minimizing installation costs and footprint while allowing single-point maintenance and monitoring for the complete system. The R-Series also boasts the Progressive Adaptive Control filtration and temperature monitoring system, stainless steel V-Shield, and sequential cooling technologies previously introduced with the larger 90 to 160 kW/125 to 200 hp range. These features are designed to maximize reliability and productivity while helping reduce maintenance costs.
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.