Low-profile floor scale
The RoughDeck low-profile floor scale for scrap weighing applications can be equipped with an indicator that calculates weight and payout.
The RoughDeck low-profile floor scale for scrap weighing applications can be equipped with an indicator that calculates weight and payout and is “legal for trade.” The scale from Rice Lake features tread plate decks welded to 6-inch structural steel channel frames for optimum rigidity, with load cells recessed within a channel. It can store price factors for items such as stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper and aluminum. Scales range from 30 square inches up to 8 feet by 10 feet, with 1,000- to 30,000-pound capacities and a variety of options including access ramps and pit frames.
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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