A video titled "Just two minutes of your time" graphically illustrates the enormous labor savings made possible by medium-pressure tube fitting technology. It is educational viewing for instrumentation engineers and anyone involved in the specification, purchasing, and maintenance of small-bore tubing and fittings. It compares the processes required to assemble 15,000 psi tube fittings.
Parker Instrumentation parker.com/ipd/twomins.wmv Write 311 on PE card
Coupling web site
Configurator is an online tool that translates raw data into usable CAD drawings and dimensional data for various styles of flexible couplings used in power transmission applications, including pumps, compressors, and gear boxes. The data base includes more than 20,000 couplings.
Lovejoy, Inc. lovejoy-inc.com Write 312 on PE card
Intensive 3-day seminar has been designed to examine common mechanical drives, including belts, chains, and gears; the role of proper lubrication; proper alignment and fastening techniques; and troubleshooting, which covers how to spot symptoms of failure and select the appropriate remedy.
National Technology Transfer, Inc. nttinc.com Write 313 on PE card
This troubleshooting workshop will help take away the frustrations of working on hydraulic systems by teaching practical methods of troubleshooting that attendees can use use when returning to work. Emphasis is on understanding the basic hydraulic fundamentals and how they apply to troubleshooting.
The Lewellyn Group handsonworkshop.com Write 314 on PE card
Guide to hydraulic fluids
Hydraulic Fluids: A Guide to Selection, Test Methods, and Use addresses engineers responsible for the selection, application, and maintenance of hydraulic fluids used in industrial machinery. It demystifies the chemistry of fluids for mechanical engineers. To order, visit asme.org/pubs/asmepress.
ASME Press firstname.lastname@example.org Write 315 on PE card
A 16-p design manual, ATC-04, covers specialty and attachment chains. It has data on chain materials and their operating characteristics. A variety of standard attachments are detailed. The manual contains design recommendation and conveyor chain selection information. For a copy call 888-378-7223.
Emerson Power Transmission emerson-ept.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