Tools and Welding
Quick-change tubing cutter
Quick-Acting Tubing Cutters offer a large, ergonomic knob design that lets users apply more force to cut through tubing much faster. A quick-change wheel pin enables changing cuter wheels by hand in only a few seconds. The quick-change pin also eliminates lost fastening clips, so the cutter will not go down during a wheel change. This allows readily replacing heavily used wheels or quickly change the wheel according to the type of material being cut.
Ridge Tool Co. ridgid.com Write 305 on PE card
Hard surfacing welding wires
VertiWear 600 and VertiWear AP gas-shielded, flux cored hard surfacing wires provide impact and abrasion resistance. They are designed for surfacing mild and low-alloy steel components that are prone to abrasive wear and medium to high impact forces. VertiWear 600 deposits a multi-purpose, martensitic steel alloy. VertiWear AP is best suited to build overlay on austenitic manganese steel. Both can be used for multi-layer deposits.
Hobart Brothers Co. hobartbrothers.com Write 306 on PE card
Roll Adjuster is an alignment tool for the alignment of rollers, shafts and web-handling systems. Typical applications include paper mills, converting lines, printing presses, plastic bag lines and coating lines. The tool is placed on the top of a master roller, drive shaft or idler, and is held in place by a pair of V-legs or adaptable mounts. A fine-adjustment screw is turned until the precision bubble level is centered in its glass vial. Once that data is recorded, the tool is moved to successive rolls for additional measurements and adjustments.
Pinpoint Laser Systems www.pinlaser.com Write 307 on PE Card
DW084K is a self-leveling four-beam laser that provides the user with a tool that offers repeatable accuracy, visibility, and durability. The unit features a self-leveling mechanism that has a magnetically dampened pendulum that levels on seconds, ensuring quick and precise leveling. All four beams originate from the same point, eliminating the need for calculating offset beam measurements. The tool has heavy-duty track magnets designed for easy positioning on steel tracks for fast and trouble-free setup.
DeWalt dewalt.com\ Write 308 on PE card
Gas cylinder brackets
Cylinder brackets maximize floor space while eliminating clutter and safety hazards by properly storing gas cylinders. They meet OSHA regulation standard CFR 1910.101. The brackets secure cylinders with a nylon strap and buckle tight to prevent falling or rolling. They are available to hold up to three cylinders of various diameters. OSHA recommends that cylinders be stored and used in a vertical position, which the brackets accomplish.
Vestil Mfg. Co. vestil.com Write 309 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