Collect multifunction vibration data
The Vibscanner lightweight data collector features built-in sensors for 10 important machine parameters, including vibration acceleration and displacement and velocity according to ISO standards. Also measured is shock pulse for bearing damage and lubrication condition, pump cavitation, process parameters, inspection codes, temperature, and rpm.
Bin tilters save backs
Bin tilters for ergonomic work positioning come in 2000-lb and 4000-lb capacities with 87-deg of tilt. Two portable models handle bins, two portable straddle models handle pallets, and two stationary models handle containers. Portable models are equipped with 12 Vdc power units with a built-in charger. Stationary models operate from 120 Vac.
Duct tape handles HVAC applications
Scapa 146 is a laminated polyethylene cloth duct tape single coated with a high-tack, natural rubber adhesive that is designed to bond well to metal ductwork and other materials for demanding HVAC and industrial bonding applications. It provides good adhesion over a wide range of temperatures. It will not twist or curl during application and is easily torn by hand.
Scapa North America
Flat top belt has small pitch
Series 1200 Flat Top belt combines heavy-duty belt strength with the advantages of small-pitch product handling. It easily withstands the most extreme pulls encountered in heavy-duty applications due to its robust design and specially engineered plastic resin. The belts' strength and stiffness allow longer, single-belt runs.
Controller connects to Ethernet
iSeries temperature/process controllers connect directly to an Ethernet network with a standard RJ-45 connector and can send and receive data in standard TCP/IP packets. This makes it possible to monitor and control a process through a web browser from anywhere in the world. Units can send e-mail alerts and update status.
Omega Engineering, Inc.
System prevents crane crashes
ReFlex 120 Collision Avoidance Systems enhance the performance of overhead handling systems by preventing crane-to-crane or crane-to-object collisions. The systems feature a solid-state control board in a small enclosure, making them easy to install. Units are ideal for use with all types of adjustable frequency drives and stepped controls.
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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