Energy Efficiency in Pneumatics discusses energy cost savings through intelligent use of pneumatics and provides three main areas of achievable cost savings related to compressed air consumption.
A new 12-page brochure, titled “Energy Efficiency in Pneumatics,” discusses energy cost savings through intelligent use of pneumatics. The brochure has three main areas of achievable cost savings related to compressed air consumption: dimensioning or sizing, which describes methods and tools for optimizing components such as cylinders and valves; pneumatic hose lengths, offering methods and products for decentralizing the air supply; and using intelligent pressure regulation.
Bosch Rexroth Corp.
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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.