The Grundfos CRN-H and CRNE-H stainless steel horizontal end suction pumps allow for seal changes in less than 1 hr.
Grundfos Pumps announced the CRN-H stainless steel horizontal end suction pumps, which are designed for a variety of applications, including washing and cleaning, water treatment, chemical, pulp, and paper industries. The pump can bolt directly into the piping and pump case footprint of a traditional ANSI pump. This multi-stage pump allows the user to expand pressure range by adding additional stages and up-sizing the motor if necessary, without piping or foundation changes. The cartridge seal can be replaced on the spot without pump removal, disassembly, or pump-to-motor alignment, and can be completed in as few as 30 min.
Annual Salary Survey
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.