Vacuum sheet and plate lifter
The VPE-3 Series is a family of high-capacity vacuum sheet and plate lifters that provides instant attach and release, preventing sagging and picking up thin sheets magnets. It features cross arms and vacuum cups that are fully adjustable to allow only 2 inches or less of sag, which keeps sheets flat and prevents distortion. The versatile vacuum lifters come in models for handling thin sheet up to heavy plate, are crane-suspended and can be operated remotely. Available with capacities up to 40,000 pounds, the VPE-3 Series has a welded main beam. Standard features include an oil-free electric vacuum pump, vacuum gauges, check valves, reservoir and manifolds, and audio/visual safety indicators. Pendant controls are optional.
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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