Programmable switchover manifold
The Model 8404E is an electronic, programmable switchover manifold for use with compressed specialty gases. A fully automatic manifold, it controls gas delivery from two independent banks of high-pressure cylinders. The unit features an integrated circuit that electronically monitors and displays cylinder bank pressure and delivery pressure. Adding header extensions accommodates cylinder expansion. The manifold comes with either brass or stainless-steel regulators. Delivery pressure may be set from 10 to 225 psig, with a maximum flow rate of 1,200 scfh at 225 psig of air. Maximum inlet pressure is 3000 psig. An audible/visual alarm is standard.
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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