Free compressed air guide
A free eight-page guide has been updated to include tips on system maintenance activities, maintenance solutions for various compressor types and practical solutions for common problems.
The guide, “Cost Savings with Compressed Air System Maintenance” is written to help industrial facilities save money by maximizing efficiency and extending the life of their compressed air systems. It has been updated with technology improvements, and outlines maintenance activities on all aspects of the system including compressors, dryers, filters, drains and aftercoolers. The eight-page, color reference manual describes the different maintenance needs for varying component types including reciprocating vs. rotary screw compressors, and refrigerated vs. desiccant air dryers. Each section includes practical solutions for common air system problems. Contents also include comprehensive maintenance checklists, product diagrams, rules of thumb and a helpful reference library. For a free copy or more information, call 800-777-7873 or visit the Website.
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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