By Plant Engineering Staff
The M250M mechanical lifter requires no external power due to the self-cycling valve and piton that creates a powerful vacuum when lowered from a crane onto a load. Featuring a 21 x 29 inch sealing ring suction pad, the lifter has a 2,800 pound capacity for feeding cutting tables and machining centers. The self-contained lifter allows users to pick up loads from the top, which eliminates the need for magnets, hooks, or grabs.
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.