Pneumatic line expanded with tubing, fittings
The NITRA line of pneumatic components has been expanded with tubing and fittings, as well as blowguns and aluminum manifolds.
The NITRA line of pneumatic components has been expanded with tubing and fittings, as well as blowguns and aluminum manifolds. Available in 100-ft and 250-ft lengths, Nitra 16 mm polyurethane tubing has a shore A 98 hardness rating, provides outside diameter tolerance and kink resistance. Nitra brass adapter fittings and plugs are available in 10 different styles to meet most pneumatic applications such as air, water, oil, oxygen, nitrogen, and argon. Also added are quick-disconnect fittings, which allow easy changing of tools or hose connections. Nitra aluminum manifolds withstand maximum pressure up to 500 psi and are available in two styles. Nitra blowguns (or nozzles) are available in heavy-duty palm type with safety tip, pistol grips (aluminum and plastic models), pocket, and plastic grip with flexible nozzles in various lengths.
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.