Tools & Welding
MRO Essentials are products designed to help keep facilities cleaner, make equipment last longer, and reduce the cost of ownership on valuable assets. Whether labeling electrical wires, repairing cracked concrete, attaching labels to equipment, or general maintenance, the line offers a broad range of easy-to-use products to get the job done.
3M Co. 3M.com Write 304 on PE card
Hot pressure washer
Hot Water Pressure Washer is mobile, won't tip, and heats with diesel or fuel oil. The continuous-duty, 13-hp engine provides up to 4 gpm. Safety features include overheat and over-pressure protection, thermal bypass, and adjustable thermostat and pressure.
Water Cannon 1800333wash.com Write 305 on PE card
Gas cylinder sling
BoaGrip gas cylinder sling is the first easy-to-use, adjustable tool for gripping, carrying, and suspending cylinders. The device solves these problems with an ingenious design that complies with OSHA ruling 1910-102(a) for safe handling of gas cylinders. The tool is basically a nylon sling with a sewn eye at one end and an oblong ring at the other.
Safe Shop Tools boagrip.com Write 306 on PE card
Microgage Spindle Alignment Kit consists of a laser mounted to a drive shaft, spindle, or gearbox flange that projects a precise reference beam along a centerline. A digital target receiver provides off-center measurements. Angular errors can also be handled. The system measures misalignments as small as 0.0001 in. and operates over distances up to 80 ft.
Pinpoint Laser Systems pinlaser.com Write 307 on PE card
TankPak is the world's first backpack for tanks. Heavy-duty, ergonomic shoulder straps allow carrying bulky refrigerant tanks, hands-free up ladders, into tight places, or into buildings safely. Features include: easy access to top of tank, expandable to fit different tank sizes, and a carrying handle that works as a tiedown when transporting.
Paktek, Inc. toolpak.com Write 308 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