The Reliability Maintenance Institute (RMI) program is a comprehensive offering of training courses designed to help plants eliminate machinery problems and achieve maximum reliability and productivity. Subjects covered include bearing maintenance and reliability, proactive reliability maintenance skills, and condition monitoring. Full-time schools are located in Philadelphia and San Diego. SKF USA, Inc. skfusa.com/rmi/ Write 300 on PE card
Hinged shaft collars
A full line of hinged shaft collars is ideal where ease of assembly or fast operation is required. Collars feature a triple-link hinge and a captive clamp screw that cannot fall out. Collars are available in steel and stainless steel in 24 standard sizes ranging from 3/8-in. to 6-in. bore. Special bore and OD configurations are available. Stafford Mfg. Corp. staffordmfg.com Write 301 on PE card
Improved shaft mount reducer
Browning helical reducer contains a single, reversible tapered-bushing mounting system, allowing the bushing to mount from either side. A tapered stabilizer ring minimizes wobble and resists fretting. A barrier seal system combines a V-ring face seal, grease-filled labyrinth, and rotating flinger to provide triple protection. Emerson Power Transmission emerson-ept.com Write 302 on PE card
Corrosion resistant chain
An 8-p, full-color brochure provides detailed specifications on Neptune chain. Roller chain is available in sizes 35 to 100, and single and double-pitch conveyor chain is available in sizes 40 to 100. A surface treatment technology lasts ten times longer than nickel-plated chain in operations exposed to water and outdoor conditions. U.S. Tsubaki, Inc. ustsubaki.com Write 303 on PE card
Hose reel catalog
A full-color hose reel catalog incorporates complete information and specifications for popular reels and assembled packages. Featured are hose reels for air/water, washdown, lubrication, hydraulics, repair and maintenance, and fire protection. Hannay Reels, Inc. Hannay.com Write 304 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