POY Finalist: Cable protection system
Finalist in Safety in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Ultra-Sidewinder Cable Protection System protects cords and cables, reducing dangerous tripping hazards. Articulating pieces offer flexible design, including curves, corners, and s-curves, while maintaining a completely flat profile.
The system’s modular design makes it easier to reconfigure, repair, and replace segments, without needing to disconnect the cable. The installation requires no tools, and the assembled system (with cord) can be coiled for transport. The Ultra-Sidewinder system offers a fully customizable length—from 4.5 ft to an unlimited length.
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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