The Powerfoil X2.0 industrial fan is from Big Ass Fans.
The Powerfoil X2.0 industrial fan introduces an airfoil system—a system that combines patented airfoils and winglets with patent-pending AirFence technology to increase overall coverage by 28%. The winglet improves airfoil effectiveness by eliminating efficiency-robbing turbulence at the tip, while the AirFence captures air that would otherwise slip off the end of the airfoil. Certain features of the original Powerfoil X remain, including the time-tested Nitroseal Drive gearbox for durability and protection. This gearbox features <11 arc minutes backlash HeliCamber gear technology, SKF tapered roller bearings, a 2.5-in. hollow output shaft, Simrit double-lipped output seals, and lifetime synthetic oil. It is available in sizes of 8 to 24 ft.
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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