Dust collector stays on-line

Model BDC dust collector is a self-cleaning, continuous-duty system available in eight sizes to fit a wide variety of requirements. Pulse-jet cleaning pulses-off captured dust and cleans the filter while the system remains online. With minimal pressure drop, the units multiple filter options maintain 99.99+% filtration efficiency.

United Air Specialists, Inc. , uasinc.com , Write 332 on PE card

Speed-controlled fans

KH Series fans feature a 100% speed-controlled, external rotor motor and backward curved impellers made of aluminum. Impeller diameters range from 9.84 to 27.95 in. The closed motor offers Class IP 44 protection against humidity, with maintenance-free sealed ball bearings. Air volume is adjustable using pressure and temperature controls.

Rosenberg USA , rosenbergusa.com , Write 333 on PE card

Small heat exchangers

Brazepak heat exchangers are designed for applications requiring high performance in a small size. A special brazing process is used to bond 316 stainless steel plates, which feature a corrugated design for maximum turbulation and high heat transfer in a small surface area. No bulky pressure-retaining parts are needed.

ITT Standard , ittstandard.com , Write 334 on PE card

High-efficiency air filters

V-bank Durafil air filters combine energy efficiency and long service life with plastic construction to reduce weight and resist corrosion. The filter is available in four high efficiencies: MERV 11, 13, 14, and 16 based on ASHRAE 52.2 (60-65%, 80-85%, 90-95%, and 99% based on ASHRAE 52.1 Dust Spot).

Camfil Farr , camfilfarr.com , Write 335 on PE card

IAQ monitor

A complete indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring solution combines HOBO data loggers with a Telaire 7001 carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) monitor. It can measure and record CO 2 along with temperature and relative humidity in a broad range of IAQ applications. It measures and outputs CO 2 levels over the range of 0 to 2500 ppm with a 10-ppm resolution.

Onset Computer Corp. , onsetcomp.com , Write 336 on PE card

Cool loading docks

Dock Door Heat Relief System cools loading docks by directly evaporating fine water droplets into the environment, causing a reduction in ambient temperature and stabilizing relative humidity. The system uses pumps and controls with ventilators to produce cooling airflow. Temperatures de-crease 8%%MDASSML%%14 F, which feels like a 10%%MDASSML%%30 F drop to employees.

Cool Breeze , coolbreezeofkeywast.com , Write 337 on PE card

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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

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