Grease transport, disposal
GOLD (Grease One-Way Logistics and Distribution) system features a protective container that holds up to 1,800 pounds of grease — the equivalent of nearly five typical grease drums — and prevents contaminants, such as air and water, from entering the container. Placed on top of a transport pallet and stacking frame, the multi-layered flexible container functions much like a tube of toothpaste, gradually collapsing as grease is discharged through the automated dispensing unit. When the grease reservoir within the bag is used, the disposable container can easily be discarded, eliminating the cost and effort of dealing with returnable drums or totes.
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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