Cordless drill/driver series
The D5140 1/2 drill/driver is designed with a 16-position clutch that allows the user to apply the right speed for any surface area including metal, wood and plastic.
The D5140 1/2″ drill/driver has been added to the IQV20 Series cordless tool line. This tool offers the same durability and high-power performance as the other IQV20 Series products and the versatility to switch between drilling and fastening functions in seconds. The durable drill/driver is engineered to stand up to harsh operating conditions. The D5140 has a 16-position clutch that gives users more control over drilling and fastening applications. The clutch enables the operator to apply the right speed and pressure to complete tasks without damaging surface areas. As a result, the D5140 can be used on any material — including metal, wood or plastic.
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.