Large diameter seals
SKF Large Diameter Seals are designed for severe operating challenges in hazardous conditions and feature metal- and rubber-cased outside diameters
SKF Large Diameter Seals are designed to withstand severe operating challenges in the steel, pulp and paper, and mining industries, among many others. The seals can be supplied in a variety of designs to satisfy particular industry applications. Standard designs include metal-cased outside diameters, rubber-cased outside diameters, and all-rubber types both in spilt and solid styles. The seals can be manufactured in virtually any size shaft diameter greater than 4 in. (102mm). Other features include springless profiles to pump away contaminants, integrated PTFE-excluding elements for dusty and abrasive particle exclusion, and V-ring seal styles.
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.