Soft conveyor chain
FlexLink conveyor chain is gentle on soft products and offers increased efficiency and service life, even in environments where dust and particulates are a problem. The chain features smooth surfaces and link interfaces for improved gentleness and minimum dust generation in product handling. The link interfaces are also designed to minimize dust intrusion to the conveyors.
FlexLink www.flexlink.com Write 312 on PE card
Modular rack security
The company offers a new security option for its modular racking systems that provides part-containment when point-of-use racking systems are unmonitored on the plant floor. Features include metal sides and retractable front and rear shutters, creating an enclosed structure for light security. The manually operated rolling shutter with key lock system also enhances security of small part inventory.
Quixxsmart Structures, Inc. www.quixxsmart.com Write 313 on PE Card
Telemag TFG lifting columns deliver push or pull force for loads up to 2500N. Used for a wide range of medical, industrial and workplace applications, the rigid aluminum profiles and precision glide pads enable the columns to lift off-center loads without bending. Unique and efficient gear technology contributes to high push force capabilities and reduced noise levels. As a safety feature, the lifting columns are self-locking in push and pull; feature integrated end-limit switches for stroke; and include cut-off switches and a backup nut at the end positions.
SKF www.magnetic.skf.com Write 314 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