Schneider Electric's Venta VB-7000 bronze globe valves have ultra-tight seal design.
Schneider Electric introduced the updated Venta VB-7000 series bronze globe valves. The valves have ultra-tight seal design that provides tighter close-off with near zero leakage (ANSI V rating) for greater energy savings. The seal also doubles the differential pressure rating (87 psi) to take on the most applications. The valves feature 100:1 range for higher performance, more precise temperature control, and stronger stem design. The RoHS-compliant valves are equipped with the same CV flow ratings, actuator mountings, triple temp valve packing, and plug/stem connection that existed in previous iterations.
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.