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Tool installs drive belts quickly A special tool installs a belt in place in as little as 20 sec and typically pays for itself in the first day of use. Speedy Belt Installer gets twisted conveyor roller belts back in operation up to ten times faster than traditional methods, and its easy-to-use design helps eliminate carpal tunnel syndrome.
Tool installs drive belts quickly
A special tool installs a belt in place in as little as 20 sec and typically pays for itself in the first day of use. Speedy Belt Installer gets twisted conveyor roller belts back in operation up to ten times faster than traditional methods, and its easy-to-use design helps eliminate carpal tunnel syndrome. The device is used with twisted belts where the ends are secured with a hook to complete the loop.
Heating with infrared gas
LTU Series infrared gas heaters includes 14 unitized, low-intensity, radiant tube units ranging in capacity from 40,000%%MDASSML%%160,000 Btuh. Features include a pull-through system, self-contained draft inducer for increased efficiency and safety, and one-piece, cast iron burner. A brochure highlights various features, and includes detailed charts, drawings, and illustrations.
Gas-Fired Products, Inc.
Diagnose machinery problems
The 5100 rule-based expert diagnostic system accurately determines problems in rotating machinery. It combines artificial intelligence with mechanical engineering know-how to diagnose bearing defects, gear problems, imbalance, resonance, manufacturing defects, electrical problems, and more. The system can be configured as a portable data collector or standalone real-time analyzer.
Vibration Consultants, Inc.
Duplex filter simplifies piping
Hilco dry seal gas integral duplex filters for compressors and turbines incorporate valves and filters into a single assembly, eliminating piping diverter valves and saving space on seal gas skids. Features include connection sizes to 11/2-in.-NPS, design pressures to 2500 psi, and flows to 5000 scfm, depending on pressure, molecular weight, and efficiency.
The Hilliard Corp.
Selecting air curtains
eMEG helps select an air curtain, along with the necessary support documentation, to specify, install, operate, and maintain the product. The engineer's guide provides a methodical composite of the air curtain selection process based on intended use and various field conditions.
Mars Air Doors
Clean up over-the-top safely
Mobile platform/rescue tripod package makes repair, clean out, or inspection of any top-access, bulk-handling truck, hopper car, freestanding tank, or storage container safe and easy. The package combines a mobile tank access platform with a confined space rescue tripod while meeting OSHA elevated work surface requirements for safe access and exit, fall protection, and safe footing.
Run bolts tighter
Bolting Power Sources brochure highlights electric and pneumatic torque wrench technology. The pumps are designed for extreme duty cycles and precise torque accuracy. They feature two-stage power and compact portability with maximum power for the most demanding applications. Performance charts, dimensions, and flow charts are included for each pump.
Give bearings the air
Illustrated, 6-p brochure features air handling bearings and their capabilities. It outlines features and construction of ball and spherical roller bearings, and includes a listing and description of several selection and maintenance aids, including proprietary bearing selection software, CadCat design and drafting program, and 25-min mounting video.
Link-Belt Bearing Div., Rexnord Corp.
How to gauge it
A 36-p catalog presents technical specifications on primary, gauge, and block & bleed instrument valves. It provides an easy reference to sizes, materials of construction, product designators, dimensional drawings, pressure and temperature ratings, stem/seat configurations, and more.
Shaft guards out-of-the-box
"Trim & Fit" shaft guards replace the need for custom engineered solutions. Requiring no expensive drawings or time consuming manufacturing, the guards offer savings of 50% or more in time and material. The base-mounted, close-coupled guards are made of high-density polyethylene and are supplied with stainless steel hardware. Typical installation takes 1 hr or less using common hand and power tools.
Orange Peel, LLC
Does your compressor have VSD?
Variable speed drive (VSD) screw compressors save up to 35% in energy costs. By varying the speed of the drive motor, compressor output closely follows air consumption over a wide range without load/unload switching, even for irregular air demand. The low starting currents and total absence of peaks, combined with a high power factor, eliminate the risk of penalties from the utility company.
Atlas Copco Compressors, Inc.
Collect dust in cages
A complete range of replacement dust collector cages to fit nearly any manufacturer's product is now available to end users. Most are constructed of 11-ga galvanized wire using a 12-vertical wire design, which extends bag life by providing extra support. Also available are special venturi/cage assemblies, as well as stainless steel and epoxy-coated cages.
Reduce property loss risk
The 2001 Approval Guide on CD-ROM contains more than 45,000 listings of fire protection, electrical, and building equipment materials and services approved for property conservation.
Factory Mutual Insurance Co.
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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