Coatings minimize risk of flash fires
Sierra Performance Coatings have zero volatile organic compounds and are also free from hazardous air pollutants, solvents, and odors. The environmentally safe characteristics allow for application in areas with low ventilation or an open flame without risks of exposing employees to hazardous fumes, solvent odors, or flash fires. Coatings are available in a variety of epoxies, acrylics, and urethanes for use on exterior and interior metals, concrete, and other surfaces.
Rust-Oleum Corporation : rustoleum.com , TO VOTE, WRITE 27 ON BALLOT For more information, write 27 on card
Spray nozzle provides heavy-duty strength
P-70 spray nozzle is lightweight yet industrial strength, weighs only 1.3 lb, and provides an adjustable spray pattern, instant shutoff when trigger is released, 150 psi, and a flow rate of 7 gpm. The spray nozzle is rated at operating temperatures to 200 F with minimum heat transfer to hand and includes a swivel adapter with locking ring. Insulated replaceable rubber cover is available in black, red, or white.
Strahman : strahmanvalves.com , TO VOTE, WRITE 85 ON BALLOT For more information, write 85 on card
Threadlocker stick doesn't drip
248 medium-strength threadlocker stick delivers proven performance, will not leak or drip, and can easily be carried in a pocket or stored in a toolbox. The stick can be used with all types of threaded metal fasteners, especially those with diameters between
Henkel Loctite Corporation : loctite.com , TO VOTE, WRITE 35 ON BALLOT For more information, write 35 on card
Lubricators are powered by gas, motors
G-Power and M-Power single-point lubricators are gas-powered or motorized devices that connect to existing equipment grease or lubrication fittings and apply precise amounts of lubricant to bearings, chains, guideways, gears, and seals. G-Power lubricators are designed for traditional industrial settings, as well as high-humidity applications. M-Power lubricators feature reusable drive motors, battery or direct-wire power, and replaceable canisters.
The Timken Corporation : timken.com , TO VOTE, WRITE 160 ON BALLOT For more information, write 160 on card
Tests assess knowledge
Mechanical Technician C, B, & A tests help implement a pay-for-knowledge program with 60 questions each and available alternative equivalent forms for retesting. Categories include: hydraulics and pneumatics, print reading, burning, fabricating, welding, rigging, power transmission and lubrication, pumps and piping, mechanical maintenance principles, and shop equipment and tools.
Ramsay Corporation : ramsaycorp.com , TO VOTE, WRITE 177 ON BALLOT For more information, write 177 on card
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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