Flexible braided sprinkler fittings
Victualic's AB1 Bracket is an extension to the AquaFlex product line and reduces hands-on installation time by 39%.
Victaulic’s Style AB1 Bracket is an extension to the AquaFlex product line. The AB1 bracket reduces hands-on installation time by up to 39% by eliminating the need for sprinkler installers to do on-site work. The Style AB1 Bracket benefits from all the great qualities of the AquaFlex one-piece bracket system, including 1-Bee2 open-gate technology, superior quality braided hose offering with mechanical unions, and optional pre-assembled sprinkler systems. The Style AB1 Bracket can be used with Series AQB Braided Systems (FM Approved) for suspended or hard commercial ceilings and is available in 24- and 48-in. lengths. The AquaFlex product line offers fast and dependable installation and durable performance, and is cost-effective for maintenance and retrofit applications.
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.