The redesigned Easy Arm Q/iQ intelligent lifting arm integrates the G-Force Q and iQ lifting technology and processor-controlled servo-drive system into an articulating jib design.
The redesigned Easy Arm Q/iQ intelligent lifting arm integrates the G-Force Q and iQ lifting technology and processor-controlled servo-drive system into an articulating jib design. Suitable for precision placement applications, it acts like an extension of the operator’s arm, guided by their intelligence but taking on the bulk of the work. The lifting arm comes in 165- and 330-pound capacities and offers spans up to 14 feet. The actuator is mounted on the pivot, not the arm, making the arm lightweight and easy to move. The self-contained unit comes preassembled and installs easily.
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.