Safe table saw
SawStop technology detects accidental contact between a person and the blade of a power saw, and then reacts to minimize injury. The detection system recognizes the difference between the electrical properties of wood and a person. Detecting accidental contact and burning a fuse wire to release a spring happens within 1/10,000thof a second. Stopping and retracting the saw blade happens within 1/200thof a second.
SawStop, LLC sawstop.com Write 314 on PE card
Cut any size vessel
APS-438 Air-Powered Saw and flexible track system easily mounts onto vessels, tanks, and any other flat or curved surface and ensures perfectly square cuts. A mounting trolley, that glides along the track, attaches by tack welds onto any size vessel. Eliminating the use of torches, this saw and track system produces cuts with
Esco Tool escotool.com Write 315 on PE card
Weld wire selection guide
Outershield Wires Product Catalog describes an extensive line of gas-shielded, flux-cored, and metal-cored weld wires. In the front of the catalog is a selection guide so operators can quickly and easily find a wire type that meets their application needs.
The Lincoln Electric Co. lincolnelectric.com Write 316 on PE card
Clean, cool catalog
A 112-p, full-color technical guide offers solutions to common industrial cleaning, cooling, conveying, drying, blowoff, and static electricity problems. Compressed air products for conveying, cabinet cooling, and static elimination are featured along with air-saving nozzles, vortex tubes, and air knives.
Exair Corp. exair.com Write 317 on PE card
Plasma cutting guide
A free Plasma Cutting Buyer's Guide explains the air plasma cutting process, its benefits over oxy-fuel and mechanical cuttings methods, and typical applications. The guide explains features to look for in a plasma cutter (cutting capabilities, speed, and portability) and provides product specifications.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. millerwelds.com Write 318 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