Drain cleaner uses auto feeds
K-40 drain cleaner features a guide hose power feed accessory that does away with whipping cables and leaves the job site cleaner.
K-40 drain cleaner features a guide hose power feed accessory that does away with whipping cables and leaves the job site cleaner. The retractable cable self feeds using the auto feed lever, and goes back into the machine using the reverse mode so that hands never have to touch the cable. A unique inner drum design virtually eliminates cable flip over and drum leakage.
Ridge Tool Co., Ridgid/Kollmann; www.ridgid.com
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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