Coupling for fire protection piping systems
Victaulic’s FireLock EZ Style 009N Rigid Coupling upgrades on the Style 009H Rigid Coupling.
Victaulic’s FireLock EZ Style 009N Rigid Coupling upgrades on the Style 009H Rigid Coupling, reducing installation efforts by 50% and improving impact wrench battery efficiency by 100%. Other benefits include an improved housing design to reduce installation effort and a nylon-patched fastener design, which eliminates the need to disassemble housings during installation. The 009N has a full vacuum service for wet and dry applications and metal-to-metal bolt pad connection. It is used with pipe sizes 1¼ to 4 in. up to 365 psi/25 bar and will replace the 009H as the standard as inventory reduces.
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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