POY Finalist: Gear drive
Finalist in Power Transmission in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The V-Class Gear Drive was designed to provide the strength, durability, ease of maintenance, and cooler running needed to excel under difficult operating conditions. Computational Fluid Design (CFD) is used to achieve advanced engineering design objectives that optimize thermal dissipation.
The V-Class line currently consists of 29 sizes, ranging from 60,000 ft-lb to approximately three million ft-lb. Standard packages will be available for monitoring conditions such as vibration, bearing temperature, and oil condition.
Rexnord Industries, LLC
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.