The heavy-duty K-400 drain cleaner features a portable design incorporating a fully-integrated wheeled cart and an integrated stair-climbing frame.
The heavy-duty K-400 drain cleaner features a portable design incorporating a fully-integrated wheeled cart and an integrated stair-climbing frame; a built-in telescoping handle eases use. The CSA-approved machine is equipped with a 1/3-hp motor that spins cable at 190 RPM. Its dent-proof polyethylene drum is corrosion and rust-resistant and can store 100 feet of 3/8-inch cable or 75 feet of 1/2-inch cable. A patented cable control system causes the drum to stop spinning when the blade becomes lodged in a blockage. Ridge Tool Co.
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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