Problem: Is there a simple and effective way to replace a connector when there are no replacements in stock? Solution: Use a short piece of 1Z4-in hose (or one that matches the shaft size of the encoder) and two hose clamps.
Problem: Is there a simple and effective way to replace a connector when there are no replacements in stock?
Solution: Use a short piece of 1Z4-in hose (or one that matches the shaft size of the encoder) and two hose clamps. Place the hose between the encoder and the source it is attached to and clamp both ends. The flexibility of the hose lets the encoder work properly until a new connector arrives.
Contributor: Cleve Magill, Maintenance Manager, United DC, Houston, TX; 713-671-8200 x 112
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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