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
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.