The SLB Silver Series lever hoists feature a light-weight construction and better impact resistance for increased durability and reliability. Suitable for a variety of material handling and industrial applications, including maintenance and repairs, utilities, oil refineries, steel mills and foundries, shipbuilding and general construction, the hoists are available in five varieties with rated capacities ranging from 3/4-ton to 6 tons. They meet or exceed most regional safety requirements, are CE-certified and are designed for easier operation. Deep lug knobs and double-reduction gearing allow for one-handed operation, with minimal handle effort. Double chain guides ensure proper load-chain tracking and smooth operation around the load sheave. A premium-grade alloy load chain and hardened swivel-latch hooks provide additional durability and increase operator safety, while an automatic inertia brake minimizes operator error when a load is applied in free-chain mode. The hoists’ nickel- and chrome-plated exterior and zinc-plated frame protects them from corrosion. Encased and retained roller bearings and an open-frame design make maintenance easier.
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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