POY Finalist: Oil mist bearing isolator
Finalist in Power Transmission in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The EnDuro Bearing Isolator is designed for flooded and oil mist applications. The design core features a unique and patent-pending biconcave surface incorporated within a proprietary fluorocarbon stator that provides long life and reliable bearing protection.
The EnDuro is the first seal to prevent the loss of potential environmentally harmful bearing lubrication. EnDuro bearing isolators are designed to quickly and easily replace contact lip seals and traditional bearing isolators used throughout industry. The EnDuro is available in shaft sizes ranging from 0.875 in. to over 6 in., with flanged, flangeless, and custom configurations offered.
Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.