Safety and instrumentation
Moore Industries has launched a dedicated section of its web site (miinet.com/approvals) to provide an overview of product certification and safety-related instrumentation issues for process control instrumentation. The site includes a link to the company's E-HELP EXPRESS support service, white papers, and technical articles concerning important product certification and safety instrumentation issues, and fact sheets on emerging topics.
Brady Identification Services Group provides professional graphical lockout procedures development and installation to quickly implement an OSHA-compliant program. Engineers assess and analyze equipment lockout needs, develop graphical lockout procedures, install the procedures, and create and install energy source tags at each lockout point. Brady Signmark bradycorp.com Write 317 on PE card
Safety light curtain
The latest version of the C 4000 series safety light curtain is a self-contained, noncontact, control-reliable, machine safeguarding device that combines high resolution with small size and increased functionality. Units feature a small profile cross-section with protective heights ranging from 300 to 1800 mm. Sensing resolutions of 14, 20, 30, and 40 mm are available with scanning ranges up to 19 m. SICK, Inc. sickusa.com Write 318 on PE card
Icy Blue Ones contain cooling crystals that provide up to 24 hr of heat relief. Bandanna ties around neck or forehead, and headband wraps around brow with hook-and-loop fasteners. Products are soaked in cool water for 20 minutes and then worn for comfort and convenience. American Allsafe americanallsafe.com Write 319 on PE card
Aero-K fire suppression aerosol generators are highly effective extinguishing agents that are nontoxic, noncorrosive, and virtually maintenance-free. Aerosol suspends in air and vents easily after discharge. Installation does not require pressure vessels, piping, or expensive manpower, and involves very low cost. Fire Combat firecombat.com Write 320 on PE card
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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