Software chooses bearings
Tapered Roller Bearing Selection Guide, Version 2.0 is a compact disk that allows users to analyze bearing selections for existing applications, calculate bearing life based on a variety of criteria, and save data in electronic, print, and report form. Users can conduct bearing searches and sort bearing lists based on bore, OD, load rating, and effective load center location.
The Timken Co. , timken.com , Write 312 on PE card
67CFSR stainless steel, instrument airset, pressure regulator has an accurate setpoint capability of 0_150 psig and can supply high-tech instruments and high-pressure actuators. The unit provides constantly controlled, reduced pressures to pneumatic and electro pneumatic controllers and other instruments.
Emerson Process Management , emersonprocess.com , Write 313 on PE card
Made to Order (MTO) is a free, 6-p brochure that profiles ball bearing capabilities and tech support. The MTO program provides a source for discontinued, hard-to-find, and special ball bearings; access to manufacturing and rework capabilities; lubricants, materials, and bearing components; and quick service turnaround.
MRC Bearing Services , mrcbearingservices.com , Write 314 on PE card
Free, 6-p brochure contains information on bearing isolators, including product data, capabilities, and specifications. It is valuable data for anyone involved in maintenance, repair, and operation of motors, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gearboxes, pumps, and other types of rotating equipment. The isolators exclude moisture, dirt, and abrasives from bearings.
Inpro/Seal Co. , inpro-seal.com , Write 315 on PE card
Profile rail guides
Profile Rail Linear Guides catalog provides 72 pp of technical specifications, performance data, and accessory details. The user-friendly catalog offers easy-to-read reference material for profile rail selection, design parameters, and application considerations. The catalog is available for download at linearguides.com .
Danaher Motion , danaherlinear.com , Write 316 on PE card
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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