Shaft collar kits
Two new remachineable shaft collar kits let users create custom bore sizes.
Two new remachineable shaft collar kits let users create custom bore sizes. The kits feature eight sizes of either one- or two-piece fully assembled steel collars per kit, and each has a pilot hole that can be machined by the user to match bore requirements. They include sizes ranging from 11/8- to 3-inch O.D., each with a 0.235-inch pilot hole for the bore. Suited for prototyping and repairs, applications include new machinery and fabricating custom sizes to match worn or replacement shafts.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.