The VPE-1 is a below-the-hook, self-contained vacuum lifter with an electric power station for handling heavy porous blocks and construction.
The VPE-1 is a below-the-hook, self-contained vacuum lifter with an electric power station for handling heavy porous blocks and construction. Designed for handling materials weighing up to 4,000 pounds, it features an oversize vacuum pump with a foam sealed-ring suction pad. It’s equipped with a remote pendant and ergonomic handle and is constructed with an all-welded steel frame. Standard safety features include a VacGuard control system with a vacuum reservoir and audible and visual leakage warning alarms.
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.