Vacuum arm positions to remove welding fumes
X-Arm series of low vacuum systems capture welding fumes before they reach the operator's breathing zone.
X-Arm series of low vacuum systems capture welding fumes before they reach the operator's breathing zone. The self-contained, transportable unit rolls into place, and the mobile arm uses an easily positioned, spring balanced, 10-ft extraction hood to position airflow for maximum efficiency. The 115-V, 15-amp unit provides 740 cfm through a cleanable filter cartridge with a 270-sq ft surface area.
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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