Integrate electronic devices such as VESDA smoke detection, lights, cameras, and motion sensors on the platform of the Powerfoil X from Big Ass Fans. Hermetically sealed and filled with nitrogen, the fan's NitroSeal Drive is a gearbox designed for heaver load requirements. The fan's precision HeliCamber gearing provides low friction between gear teeth for reduced heat and 50% less backlash than a standard gearbox. The onboard fan controls are pre-wired to the motor and reside in a weather-resistant enclosure.
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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