POY Finalist: Personal lift
Finalist in Safety in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The LiftPod FS60 lifts provide an alternative to working on ladders and scaffolding. The LiftPod FS60 is ANSI A92.3-2006/CSA B354.1-04 compliant and promotes safety by combining lightweight portability with a secure work platform.
It doesn't require an OSHA-regulated two-man operation because one worker can complete tasks with a 360-degree range of motion in an enclosed platform. The FS60 weighs only 130 lbs—each of its three components weighs about 50 lbs—and can be assembled in less than 30 seconds.
JLG Industries, Inc.
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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