Scissor lifts have tight turning radius Models 1532ES and 1932ES mini-series scissor lifts, with platform heights of 15 and 19 ft respectively, feature a single-beam elevating system and tight 2-in.
Scissor lifts have tight turning radius
Models 1532ES and 1932ES mini-series scissor lifts, with platform heights of 15 and 19 ft respectively, feature a single-beam elevating system and tight 2-in. turning radius. Other features include a fully proportional controller for an infinite range of lift and drive speeds, removable and tilting control box, oversize platform with roll-out extension, easy access to componentry, and dual front-wheel drive, front-wheel steering.
Mayville Engineering Co., Inc.
Monitor and control system pH
Strantrol 886 improves pH levels in industrial and cooling water applications. The monitor and control system operates with little or no user attention. The operator simply keys in setpoints and the unit automatically monitors and adjusts water pH 24 hr/day. The device features a 16-character, backlit LCD display showing real time sensor readings, alarms, programming values, and menus. Three relays regulate any combination of control, alarm, and sensor wash.
Stranco Products Group
System provides point-of-use deionized water
KDI Deionization System reduces waste, labor, and overall operating costs; and increases product quality. Various product sizes produce 2-30 gpm of deionized water. An ergonomic design places all gauges, taps, and valves in a central location for easy operator interface. This design, combined with the unit's automatic operation, minimizes hands-on adjustments and maintenance. A patented system measures water inlet quality and volume.
Isolators protect bearings and retain lubricant
ProTech bearing isolators provide ease of installation and capacity to withstand large initial axial movement. The device stops lubricant leakage, while preventing outside contaminants from entering the bearing housing. PTFE construction is nonsparking, resistant to chemicals, and has a minimal coefficient of friction to minimize any possible heat generation from equipment malfunction.
Conduit bender reduces labor costs
Eliminator has been job tested and proven to save up to 50% in labor costs over traditional conduit bending methods. The unit mounts on the end of the conduit. Locating details allow the tool to be mounted to a minimum outside diameter of 5/8 in., with a maximum wall thickness of 3/8 in. and any size outside diameter on threaded and nonthreaded conduit. Torpedo levels and magnetic protractors are not needed.
Bending Technologies, Inc.
Gauges resist shock and maintain accuracy
Direct Drive gauges offer the appearance and accuracy of standard products, while providing the durability and economy of direct drive technology. Accuracy meets ASME B40.1, Grade B standards. Testing has shown these gauges to be four times more shock resistant than conventional fixed movement versions. They are available in 1 1/2 and 2-in. back connect only.
Screwdriver doesn't lose blades
Until now, multiblade screwdrivers have promised a lot of convenience for maintenance technicians. But almost without exception, they lose blades. With the Craftsman All-in-One screwdriver, each full-sized blade is stored in its own chamber until used. Just rotate the selector ring until the desired blade aligns with the arrow, slide it forward, and it clicks in place.
Sears Industrial Sales
Paint applies to most surfaces
Corr-Paint CP2010 is a high temperature, aluminum-rich, urethane coating and sealant system for steel components and structures used in applications up to 400 F. It is easily applied by conventional spray equipment, brush, or roller; and used on relatively smooth surfaces or directly to rusted surfaces.
Aremco Products, Inc.
Check leaks affordably
Model CT-1000 air leak system combines mass flow technology with cost effective microprocessor control. It offers an alternative to bubble testing in water, which relies on operator judgement and often requires a secondary drying operation. Parts can be consistently tested to exact leak rates and data statistically analyzed from output information provided by the RS-232 port.
H Kassfeldt&Associates Ltd.
Tool creates offset bends fast
No-Dog Offset Bender is the industry's only product offering both inside and outside conduit reamers. It accommodates 1/2 and 3/4 -in.-EMT conduit and provides settings for offsets between 0-3 in. With its adjustable settings, the bender enables electricians to speed and simplify set-up for tasks requiring identical bends or four-point saddles.
Camera detects smokewith three lenses
GBC SD-450 smoke detector camera includes a side-viewer and three lenses that range from wide angle to telephoto (2.5, 4, and 6 mm). The field of view is selected at the installation, and the angle of the side view lens is adjustable to suit the application. The unit accommodates up to five cameras, all working simultaneously. Installing three more side viewing cameras and a downward view camera captures an entire room from one location.
Compressor design ensures long life
QSF rotary screw compressor is available in 50-150-hp models and delivers reliable airflow at pressures up to 150 psig. The compressor features a time-tested bearing design that ensures a projected life over 100,000 hr, and is backed by an optional 5-yr airend warranty. A redundant shaft seal system prevents fluid from escaping and makes maintenance quick and easy.
Relay protects motors
Modular Control System E3 and E3 Plus solid-state overload relays are multifunctional devices that incorporate advanced protection and warning capabilities, along with direct network connectivity, to deliver greater flexibility in a cost-effective motor management solution. The relays are equipped with supplemental I/O, control capabilities, and ability to operate in a failure prevention mode, which allows users to monitor motor operation and prevent or minimize downtime.
Fill orders with increased speed
OneTouchDistribution.com system meets today's order fulfillment demands from e-commerce and leading edge companies with increased flexibility, accuracy, and speed. The integrated system uses multiple technologies such as carousels, VLMs, flow rack, and shelving to maximize density and throughput.
White Systems, Inc.
Drum storage rack simplifies loading and unloading
Model 2000 Stack-n-Go drum storage rack is compatible with most lift trucks. It includes four innovative drum trays with 7 1/2 -in. fork pockets for safe and easy drum loading, storage, and unloading. The all-welded, carbon steel frame anchors securely to concrete floors and can handle up to 3200 lb. An inverter can vertically position 30-50-gal. drums in diameters of 18-26 in.
Drum Runner Material Handling Co.
Fan/filter runs quietly
MAX8000EQ FFU fan/filter ceiling module attains a low 48 dBA. The unit uses half the power of similar models, is slim-profiled for height restricted areas, weighs 55 lb, and is 99.9% efficient at 0.3 micron. A 1-in. prefilter is standard.
Liberty Industries, Inc.
Cool small parts and tools without liquids
Mini Cooler provides a stream of 20-F compressed air to prevent heat buildup on small parts. It is effective on machining operations to eliminate burning, melting, and heat-related damage. The compact size, swivel magnetic base, and flexible cold air tubing make it easy to use. The device is well suited for applications where liquid cooling cannot be used due to part contamination or cost.
Floating headers produce steam fast
Floating headers help boilers produce steam in 5 min from a cold start without creating thermal shock to water tubes and enclosures. They allow water tubes to be short and straight, with the boiler taking up to 33% less floor space. This small size leads to reduced radiation losses, fuel savings of 10-40%, and lower construction costs, compared to conventional designs.
Miura Boiler West, Inc.
Portable foam system fights fires
A foam compressed air system is easy to use and requires minimal maintenance. Unlike traditional systems, once the controls are set for a specific foam, it is automatically set for the next use. The compact system can be truck or cart-mounted for emergency fire prevention in inaccessible locations. Features include a 20-hp engine, 200-gal. water tank, 8-gal. foam concentrate tank, 150-ft hose, electric rewind hose reel, and a 3-gal. fuel tank.
FOAM-ALL CAF Systems
Div. of The Cincinnati Gear Co.
Air dryers reach low dewpoint
KEP Series of exhaust purge desiccant dryers have a rated capacity of 100-5000 scfm at 100 psig and can provide pressure dewpoints as low as -100 F. The dryers use only 6-7% of purge air to regenerate saturated desiccant. They save as much as 40% in operating costs over typical pressure swing desiccant dryers. The units significantly reduce maintenance and repair costs.
Feedback monitor eliminates downtime
IntelliTach, incorporating a digital signal processor, is a feedback monitoring device that eliminates downtime resulting from encoder signals. The monitor accepts inputs from any line drive encoder or digital tachometer and simultaneously monitors two encoder units, switching from one input to the other in the event of a velocity feedback failure. This switch can occur within one encoder pulse, resulting in a backup system that can switch feedback paths without interrupting the motor drive or process.
NorthStar Technologies, Inc.
Coating provides chemical resistance
Chempruf 100 coatings provide chemical resistance in such areas as containment dikes, walls, ceilings, ductwork, tank exteriors, clarifiers, structural steel, and floors. They are easily applied to steel or concrete by brush, roller, or spray, providing economical protection with minimum downtime. The series is available in a variety of base resins that allow customization for specific needs.
Atlas Minerals & Chemicals, Inc.
Caster wheel protects floors
Advanced Elastomer wheels on R650, R500, and R100 Series casters are a heavy-duty, 2 1/2 -in. wide product with load capacities up to 2000 lb, yet easy to maneuver. The wheels combine low rolling resistance and high load capacity, while offering excellent floor protection. The possibility of wheel tread failure is completely eliminated. Sizes range from 6 in. X 2 1/2 in. to 10 in. X 2 1/2 in.
Div. Evans Industries, Inc.
Dispense any grease accurately
PurgeX grease metering system is used with a wide range of products that demand critical flow control. Grease is fed from a fiber, opaque reservoir to the injector. An air signal pulses the meter, causing a predetermined amount of grease to be ejected. Location of the meter is not critical and can be fed from a remote reservoir. A safety relief valve is incorporated into the injector block.
Pressure calibrator provides full documentation
DPI 615 features uploading and downloading of calibration procedures and results. Error calculations of stored data and a graphical display of results, along with calibration software and third party maintenance software packages, cut calibration time/cost and ease the burden of quality audits. The unit offers 0.025% accuracy with an internal pressure generation up to 6000 psi.
Anemometer also measures humidity
Kestrel 3000 pocket wind and humidity meter is a high accuracy anemometer for HVAC and OSHA-related measurements. The instrument offers three operating modes: air, average air, and maximum air velocity. The display can show fpm, mph, knots, meters/sec, or kilometers/hr. Temperature can be displayed in F or C. Relative humidity is displayed as %RH.
E. Clark & Associates
Luminaire controls lighting
PrismGlo Hekaton luminaire offers controlled uplight and downlight for a totally luminous environment. Advantages include brightness prismatics, balanced horizontal and vertical illumination, and reduced direct and reflected glare. The fixture has a high efficiency ballast and promotes wide spacing between units. The luminaire may be used with 150-400-W high-pressure sodium, 175-400-W metal halide, and 500-W incandescent lamps.
Condition analyzer provides early warning
The 2120 condition analyzer monitors vibration data from critical turbomachinery, such as turbines, compressors, and generators via shutdown protection system outputs. The analyzer collects, analyzes, and trends vibration spectral data to provide early warning of developing faults and problem diagnosis. This feature allows scheduling maintenance in advance of unplanned shutdowns.
Pulse start lamps improve performance
Uni-Form 175-W, pulse start system offers a high lumen/watt pulse start lamp with 25% more initial lumens, 50% longer life (15,000 hr), and better maintained lumens than a standard, pinched body 175-W metal halide lamp. Products are available in a medium (E26) or mogul (E39) base, and in compact ED-17 and ED-28 jacket sizes.
Motors provide low-to-medium starting torque
Model 17 commercial duty motors are suited for applications requiring NEMA 48 and 56 frame, open, drip-proof products rated between 1/6-1 hp in single and three-phase ratings with low-to-medium starting torques. Features include Class B insulation, ODP steel band treated for corrosion protection, sealed ball bearings, and finned end rings for improved cooling.
Baldor Electric Co.
Hydronic relay has dual functions
Add-A-Zone relay is a snap-on pump controller designed to change the way circulators are installed in hydronic heating systems. The relay activates both the pumps and boiler when the thermostat calls for heat. Features include a field mountable design that reduces inventory, clearly marked terminal board and pigtail wires, and daisy-chaining for multiple zone applications.
Bell & Gossett
Stainless steel coolant pumps fight corrosion
MSPR multistage pumps deliver coolant at pressures to meet the requirements of today's metal working applications. These pumps are available in an almost all stainless steel version for improved corrosion resistance and long life. Produced in 5, 7, 9, or 13-stage models, the pumps provide steady, pulsation-free coolant delivery.
Bearings operate in high temperature
LH Series self-aligning, spherical roller bearings feature a new material with greater hardness and stability at all usable temperatures. The products are rated for use up to 480 F. Bearing life and performance, in terms of surface fatigue, peeling, smearing, and wear, is improved and dimensional instability is minimized close to 0. The series is available in sizes up to 16.5-in. OD.
NTN Bearing Corp. of America
Meters measureflow accurately
Accucal flowmeters combine the quality and accuracy of laboratory products with a rugged industrial design in chemically compatible 316 stainless steel and PTFE. The devices provide both calibrated/correlated and direct-reading scales in a single meter. They come in 10 sizes, measuring flows from 0.3ml/min to 150 l/min for air, and 0.003 ml/min to 4.7 l/min for water.
Gilmont Instruments Div., Barnant Co.
Tapes insulate at high temperatures
Polyimide (Kapton) tapes serve a broad range of electronic assembly, electronic insulation, and high temperature masking applications from -100-500 F. They are used wherever a high temperature, chemical, and puncture resistant surface is required. The tape is available in traditional single sided adhesive thicknesses of 1, 2, and 5 mil, as well as double-sided adhesive and pressure sensitive adhesive.
CS Hyde Co.
Voice system announces alarms
The 600 Series FlexEvac Evacuation System provides prerecorded, natural voice messages to facilitate an orderly exit of protected areas in a plant. The system is suitable for new and retrofit projects that require state-of-the-art life safety systems. An integral component is a fully supervised emergency paging microphone that features press-to-talk operation. If the microphone is removed from the panel, a trouble condition is reported.
The Gamewell Co.
Baghouse offers easy maintenance
Modular baghouse collector offers economical installation and low maintenance cost for high volume dust collection. Each module is factory assembled for quick field installation and limited crane time. Few moving parts ensure continuous operation in severe conditions. Snap-in, top-access filter bags and quick-disconnect blowpipes do not require tools to install or remove bags. A walk-on housing allows easy access to inspect, install, or remove bags.
Donaldson Co., Inc.
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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