Handheld production control system
The Commander XT1000 is a handheld production control system designed as an assembly aide while collecting critical hydraulic bolting data.
The Commander XT1000 is a handheld production control system designed as an assembly aide while collecting critical, hydraulic bolting data. The wireless control device will lead the operator through each bolt to the correct torque in sequence and store the data real time to the cloud. It can also control and operate the pump and tool independently. The Commander XT1000 has its own software, but it can also interface with others. The mobile system can store and provide work instructions while a supervisor is in his office in London is monitoring a bolting operation in Dubai. An additional feature of the Commander XT1000 includes a high-resolution camera for recording images of the bolting operation.
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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