Natural-gas-heated indexing conveyor oven
Davron Technologies, Inc. designed and manufactured the DTI-1175, a natural-gas-heated indexing conveyor oven, to cure disc brake pads for a Tier 1 automotive supplier.
Davron Technologies, Inc. designed and manufactured the DTI-1175, a natural-gas-heated indexing conveyor oven, to cure disc brake pads for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The compact design features an electric radiant panel heated entrance vestibule, a curing chamber, and a cooling chamber in a very small footprint. Parts are conveyed through the oven in custom product baskets provided with the oven. Each basket includes dividers to maintain part segregation and allows for maximum air circulation to each part during the curing cycle. A completed basket exits the oven every 30 minutes.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.