Kit converts dock levelers to air power
Air Technology Conversion (ATC) kit converts existing mechanical dock levelers to safe and simple air bag operation. The kit includes a reinforced, PVC-coated, polyester-fiber lifting module, a rust-inhibiting steel support pan, a lip extension mechanism to prevent lip damage, and a NEMA 4 pushbutton control system for fingertip leveler control.
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Manipulator is mobile
Mini-Articularm transporter is a hybrid device that provides the ultimate flexibility in the most unusual and challenging process of lifting, handling, positioning, transporting, assembling, stacking, loading, and unloading operations. Mobility and articulation are controlled via corded pushbutton remote control or wireless radio frequency controller.
Omnics International Corp.
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Articulated forklift works in narrow aisles
LP gas-powered, articulated forklift is designed to work in reduced warehouse aisles as narrow as 78-in. It has a 4400-lb lift capacity, which enables it to handle most pallets with ease. The forklift is easy to operate. The articulated design means the operator drives to the center of a pallet, turns the steering and mast 90-deg, and drives into the pallet.
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Hoist control has ergonomic design
Manipulator control unit is ideal for repetitive working practices of assembly lines and workstations. An ergonomic design and low noise levels combine to enhance operator comfort. An adjustable right or left one-handed control and optional positioning of the control's height on the load chain make the hoist user friendly. Features include feathering control and high lift speeds.
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Motorized roller moves loads fast
8000 Series RollerDrive BT motorized roller is DC-powered and incorporates a high torque, brush-type motor for safe and convenient motorized conveyor systems. The compact 24-Vdc motor provides the ability to move heavy loads fast. Rollers are available in lengths from 8.13 to 45-in. Roller tubes are 1.90-in. diameter constructed of 0.065-in. thick galvanized steel or aluminum.
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Digital thermometer has dual inputs
HH300 Series low-cost digital thermometer is small enough to fit in a pocket. It is available in single or dual-input models with standard features such as min/max reading, reading hold, and is centigrade-to-Fahrenheit switchable. Temperature range is from -328 to 2498 F with a 0.1-deg F resolution. The unit reads Type K thermocouples.
Omega Engineering, Inc.
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Relay protects generators
SEL-300G Generator Relay provides unsurpassed protection, monitoring, and control of electrical generators. Prominent among its enhancements is the inclusion of Modbus communications protocol. Modbus communications make it easier to retrofit the relay into existing customer DCS.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
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Label tool is lightweight
ID PAL is an affordable, professional-quality thermal transfer-labeling tool useful in a variety of applications, including labels for smooth/flat, curved (including wire and cable), and textured surfaces. The lightweight (1.2-lb) design uses label materials that offer superior adhesion, long life, and an exposed edge for easy label removal.
Brady Worldwide, Inc.
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Quiet blower eases maintenance
Omega Com-paK Plus features the proprietary Omega Plus rotary, tri-lobe blower in a compact, sound dampening enclosure that reduces noise levels up to 20 dBA. All maintenance points, including automatic belt tensioning, oil drains, and oil filters, are accessible through a wide-opening canopy on the front of the unit.
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Laser checks flatness
Laser Microgage Flatness Kit is suited for checking machine beds, fixtures, runout on moving tables and slides, and other alignment applications. A turntable allows the laser beam to rotate and define a plane of light that is flat to within 0.001-in. over a range of 20-ft. The kit provides all the fixtures and mounts.
Pinpoint Laser Systems
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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