New tire technology
A new bead seal technology allows material handling and industrial tires to be fitted for the first time with tubeless radials on tube-type rims.
A new bead seal technology allows material handling and industrial tires to be fitted for the first time with tubeless radials on tube-type rims. The tubeless bead seal is a profiled rubber ring that replaces the flap and tube in tube-type rims, and is placed inside the tire between the beads to ensure the existing wheel and tubeless tire assembly are airtight. The technology is available in 8-20 in. sizes.
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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