Robot inspects pipes Rovver 600 steerable robotic inspection crawler visually inspects long, horizontal distances through pipes or hazardous areas. At 12-in.
Robot inspects pipes
Rovver 600 steerable robotic inspection crawler visually inspects long, horizontal distances through pipes or hazardous areas. At 12-in. long, it is compact yet packs the power to inspect through restricted pipes, large offsets, and protruding pipe tabs. It can inspect pipes from 6-in. dia at distances up to 600 ft.
Everest VIT, Inc.
Miniature pressure switches are sealed
Ashcroft A-Series miniature pressure switches are available in brass or stainless steel, factory set or field adjustable, and with many standard and electrical connections. The sealed switch provides contact protection when equipment is washed down or subject to frequent changes in temperature. There is a choice of a diaphragm-sealed piston or direct piston actuation.
Clamp meter has multiple uses
The 200-amp 700 Series can be used as a tester, multimeter, or clamp meter. Used as a tester it offers an innovative, noncontact voltage sensor on its tip to indicate the presence of 50-600 Vac without the use of leads. Employed as a clamp meter, the handy teardrop design makes it easy to separate wire bundles and clamp onto a single wire.
Ideal Industries, Inc.
Workboot features improved design
Generation 2000 PVC workboot has advanced sole features that provide greater surface contact, increased stability, and comfort. The lowered toe spring distributes weight better, reducing back stress. The sole features a ribbed design, making it slip-resistant and reducing the risk of hydroplaning on wet surfaces. Sole tread patterns channel out debris and increase traction.
Bata Shoe Co., Inc.
Axial blower is explosionproof
AC axial blower offers a UL/CSA listed, explosionproof motor. This single-phase motor includes a NEMA rated 115-V plug for use with the supplied explosionproof socket. The blower meets Class I, Divisions I and II, Groups C and D and Class II, Divisions I and II, Groups E, F, and G Hazardous Requirements. Free air rating is 1275 cfm.
Chafe guard protects hoses
Heli-Tube spirally cut abrasion protector is an expandable, UV-resistant, polyethylene tubing which bundles and prevents air and gas hose failures caused by rubbing, sparks, or excessive exposure to sunlight. Available in sizes from 1/8-11/4-in. OD, it applies like tape around single or multiple hoses up to a bundle of 10-in. dia, remains flexible, and is unaffected by many fluids.
M.M. Newman Corp.
Motors provide precise torque
DMI dc motors feature laminated construction and a 40-700-hp range. They are used for precise motor control in applications that require constant speed control. The motors provide extremely high power and torque through the entire speed range in a small frame size.
ABB Automation, Inc.
Camera records thermal data
ThermaCAM PM 695 is a thermal imaging camera for automated infrared inspection. The camera records and stores temperature analysis data and voice and text comments together with thermal and visual images. .
Solenoid valves use low power
Intrinsically safe product series of three and four-way valves operate at ultra-low power levels as low as 1.4 mA. This feature allows the valve to be directly controlled by bus systems, including Foundation Fieldbus. At the heart of the valve is a piezo device. This series is standard with a manual operator and is rated for 50-micron particulate air quality to 150 psi.
Automatic Switch Co.
Vacuum pump filter removes heavy particulates
VisiFlow portable vacuum pump oil filtration system is housed within a tray with a positive displacement gear pump for removing acids, alkalis, water, oil, particulates, and other corrosives and contaminants caused by reactive processes. The prefilter assembly is available with a 2 or 5
Div. of Mass-Vac, Inc.
Bus station has networking efficiency
The piconet is a miniaturized bus station developed for smaller applications. It delivers fieldbus networking efficiency to small, high-tech production lines and other space-limited applications. The compact module detects and processes discrete and analog signals with functionality equal to that of larger stations. It supports all major open fieldbus protocols.
Interlink BT, LLC
Radio modem has RS-232 connection
Model IC-100MES is a networked radio modem with an internal NiMh battery. It enhances portable data collection in real time applications, including industrial weighing, and crane controls. The radio can operate inside a large building without repeaters. The device uses 16-bit error detection and correction techniques to guarantee data integrity. An RS-232 interface adapts easily to a PC.
Monicor Electronic Corp.
Device detects oxygen deficiencies
TS420 monitors and detects oxygen depletion continuously in tightly confined spaces. Featuring an electrochemical cell sensing unit, a two-wire, loop-powered design, and adjustment-free calibration, the detector delivers highly reliable protection. A liquid crystal display shows status, fault, and calibration cues.
Welding helmet is breathable
The 9000 welding helmet features aerodynamically designed exhaust vents to expel carbon dioxide and lower heat and humidity. The welder's natural breathing action directs exhaled air out of the helmet through four vents, which lead to two thin, recessed openings on each side. Fresh, incoming air is not drawn through the vents; instead it chooses the path of least resistance in the area around the welder's neck, which is typically away from smoke.
Hornell Speedglas, Inc.
Ball valve has four flow patterns
Cross port ball valve is a three-way unit that permits multiple flow patterns because of crossed flow corridors within the ball. By simply turning the handle to four different positions, operators can instantly change the flow pattern. The valve is available in sizes from 1/2-2 in. and is manufactured from PVC, CPVC, PP, and PVDF.
Light/reel combo works in close quarters
SideKick interrogator flat lyte & reel combination is a cool operating, energy efficient, portable fluorescent light for use in close or confined areas. Hooks at each end provide convenient overhead hanging. The reel holds 50 ft of 16/3 gauge cord.
Monitoring compressed air filters saves energy
Filter monitor audits compressed air filters for energy savings by determining the optimal time for element replacement. Through microprocessor monitoring, particulate loading of filter elements is continuously audited based on instantaneous and average daily pressure drop measurements. Sixty days advance notice is given for optimal filter replacement.
Get breathable air from compressed air
Air breathing system provides Grade D breathable air by removing undesirable contaminants from compressed air and efficiently reduces the level of hydrocarbon vapors, tastes, and odors well below OSHA limits. The Model 50 Series consists of an extractor/dryer filter, charcoal absorption element, final particulate filter, CO monitor, and audible and visual alarm and regulator.
Economical flowmeters have wide range
Series 200 universal flowmeters combine the precision of a turbine flowmeter with the economics of injection molding to produce a durable, corrosion and temperature-resistant design. The units have a flow range from 0.0026-42.24 gpm and the ability to handle corrosive materials. The flowmeters are equipped with two types of pickoffs and NPT or hosebarb fittings.
Schutte & Koerting
Pressure transmitter acts liquid-filled
Duratran Plus! pressure transmitter is a lower-priced alternative to liquid-filled versions. It delivers long life in high vibration and pulsation applications. The unit combines reliable local indication that functions without external power with a stable, self-contained 4-20-mA transmitter. Accuracy is
Split seals save drive removal
EAS externally-adjustable split seals offer complete containment of dry powders, pastes, slurries, corrosives, solvents, and gases. The concept is based on a driving elastomer, and there are no fixed-load springs to fail. Seal face pressures are fully adjustable with no disassembly, often while the equipment is operating. The elastomer allows the seal to accommodate significant radial and angular misalignment.
Woodex Bearing Co., Inc.
Monitor detects transformer faults
Partial discharge monitor detects faults developing inside high-voltage transformers before they lead to problems that can prematurely retire the units. Aging components, mechanical malfunction, or overloading may cause these faults. The monitor uses up to four ultrasonic and radio frequency sensors housed in special heads to monitor disruptions.
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
Electronic access control system is intuitive
Sapphire Series is the security industry's first-ever intuitive and fully integrated system. The system employs familiar internet browser interface technology along with a unique auto configuration feature for simple installation and operation. A key component of the security system is the foolproof auto configuration tool. With the click of a mouse, users can detect all devices connected to the system.
Linings protect structures in concrete
Anchor-Lok lining systems incorporate anchoring and connections which provide an integral corrosion and abrasion-resistant thermoplastic lining for protecting concrete structures.
Atlas Minerals & Chemicals, Inc.
Vertical lift module has high capacity
Model 75 MegaLift vertical lift module is an enclosed system of vertically arranged trays, extraction platform, and computerized pushbutton controls. It is used for high throughput and productivity in automated storage and retrieval of tooling, molds, dies, and fixtures.
Remstar Intl., Inc.
Steam trap monitor uses radio waves
SteamEye trap monitoring system uses radio waves to transmit valuable data. The radio-frequency monitoring system gathers performance information from up to 2000 steam traps simultaneously. The system consists of a transmitter threaded into the base of the trap, repeater, receiver, and personal computer.
Armstrong Intl., Inc.
Valve control eliminates internal trims
Type 8630/31 fully integrated top control head unit provides decentralized, intelligent valve process control. With seven different, built-in flow characteristics (three fast opening, one linear, and three equal percentage), and the ability to follow any flow curve, the need for various internal valve trims is eliminated. Set point adjustment can be done externally or at the valve.
Burkert Contromatic Corp.
Compact transporter is battery powered
Ergo-Tranz is a simple-to-use, battery powered lift/transporter that works in confined spaces and narrow aisles. The lightweight, solid aluminum unit offers effortless mobility with loads up to 450 lb. A single column mast provides clear operator view and smooth, precise, powered lift height adjustment.
Ergo Tech, Inc.
Remove deposits from tubes fast
RAM-6 Ream-A-Matic tube cleaner features a 11/2-hp, variable speed drive motor, optional cleaning injection system, and power flush of up to 500 psi at 2.2 gpm. The cleaner removes both soft and hard deposits from smooth bore and internally enhanced tubes from 1/4-1-in. ID.
Goodway Technologies Corp.
Monitor detects fume hood velocity
Model 8612 EverWatch is a cost-effective, easy-to-use product to monitor fume hood face velocity. Using a sidewall sensor calibrated to a fume hood's unique flow characteristics, the unit provides an accurate and reliable face velocity measurement.
Calibrator is accurate and compact
CA100 is a portable instrument for onsite use in diagnosing equipment. It can generate a dc voltage, dc current, resistance, temperature (thermocouple and resistance), and frequency. With high accuracy, it can calibrate transmitters and converters of 0.1% accuracy. A 24-Vdc power supply provides a handy energy source for transmitters.
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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