Heavy load mover
WeightCaddy is a walk-behind, battery-powered device designed to lift and move heavy loads around the shop.Unit can lift and haul loads to 2500 lb at speeds to 3 mph. DJ Products, Inc. djproducts.com Write 311 on PE card
Bridge crane kits
Overhead Crane Component Kits include everything necessary to build an overhead bridge crane except the structural cross girder, and are designed to let users do their own assembly. Available in capacities to 100 tons with 120-ft spans, the kits feature fully assembled pieces such as end trucks, hoist, trolley, controls, and electrification. Assembly and installation instructions include cross-girder specifications, runway designs, and toll-free help. North American Industries, Inc. naicranes.com Write 312 on PE card
Catalog features 45 pp of drawings, photographs, product descriptions, and specifications on a complete line of storage racks, mobile equipment, and space-saving systems. Cantilever and roll-out shelf storage racks are featured. Jarke Corp. jarke.com Write 313 on PE card
Ergonomic chain hoists
Full-color brochure illustrates a full line of ergonomic chain hoists for use in repetitive workstation and assembly line areas. Six-page brochure highlights one-handed operation of AH Mini-Cat Manipulator Control, ED Cylinder Control and NER/ER Cylinder Control hoists. Harrington Hoists, Inc. harringtonhoists.com Write 314 on PE card
Casters, wheels, trucks, trailers
New 120-p catalog includes industrial casters and wheels with capacity load ratings from 125 lb to 20,000 lb plus the manufacturer's full line of industrial trucks and inplant trailers with capacities to 40,000 lb. Detailed illustrations, charts, and descriptions simplify selection process for buyers and specifiers. Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. hamiltoncaster.com Write 315 on PE card
Lift truck improvements
Brochure provides 14 pp of detailed information on the updated SpaceSaver S40-65XM lift truck. Truck's driver compartment redesign includes easy access to all controls, full-suspension seat, enhanced soundproofing, and Monotrol directional control pedal. Hyster Co. hyster.com Write 316 on PE 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