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Give a body a lift
Hoisting Personnel Reference Card is pocket-sized and ideal for pre-lift meetings, training, and to help improve safety when cranes are used to lift personnel. It covers platform requirements, selection of rigging, proof tests, trial lifts, pre-lift inspection, lifting to a work location, and more. Printed in 2-color (blue and black text and graphics), laminated and weatherproof, these 61/4 x 31/2 in. cards are $4.95 each.
Crane Institute of America, Inc.
Check out H 2 O
Perfecting Simplicity in Water Analysis catalog presents an extensive line of water testing kits that are highly accurate, economical, portable, and extremely simple to use. Test kits are available for quantitatively measuring more than 50 important analytes in concentrations from parts-per-billion to percent levels, using simple visual color comparison or a photometric instrument.
Handle insulation smart
Play It Smart, Play it Safe is a free booklet and 16-min. video training program that illustrates the recommended work practices for handling fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products. The booklet and video describe recommended work practices that include: minimizing dust generation, wearing appropriate clothing, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, and the recommended way of removing fibers from skin and eyes.
What a wastewater pump
Bulletin BRELWW is a fully illustrated, 12-p brochure which describes a full range of pumps specifically designed for water and wastewater applications. Featured models include NS non-clog pumps, Trash Hog solids handling, self-priming pumps, vortex pumps, and a broad offering of horizontal, split-case pumps. Pumps for utility, sump, and chemical feed service are also included.
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Budgets. Forecast meetings. Annual planning exercises. Financial audits. Management conferences. It's time for the ICE-Alert Annual Outlook Edition. The 160-p 2002 manufacturing forecast covers four concepts: escalation in average industry prices, changes in direct manufacturing costs, spending on manufacturing costs, and U.S. end market growth.
Thinking Cap Solutions
Test the ethernet
High Speed Ethernet (HSE) testing kit (HTK) 1.0 is used for test and registration of linking devices, which connect H1 field device networks to the HSE network. H1 and HSE are complimentary networks; H1, running at 31.25 kbit/s, is optimized for traditional process control applications, while HSE, running at 100 Mbit/s, is designed for high-performance control applications and plant information integration.
Dryer for sensitive applications
Finite FDD Series dryer system provides clean, dry air for all types of moisture-sensitive pneumatic applications. The dryer, with 1/4-1-in. NPT ports, removes water vapor and aerosols at point-of-use applications with intermittent flows to 60-scfm. The dryer provides pressure dewpoints to -40 F and does not require steady flow for constant dewpoint suppression.
Parker Hannifin Corp., Filtration & Separation Div.
Keep cool in blackouts
MovinCool portable air conditioners can be used with back-up generators, which may not have enough power to run central air conditioners. The units do not require costly installation and can simply be rolled in, plugged in, and turned on, saving expensive HVAC contractor fees. In times of emergency they can be used in the IT department, for example, to eliminate the risk of computer system failure by overheating.
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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