Wire cutter, wire stripper
The Katapult wire stripper and cutter cuts 8-22 AWG wire with a tension-loaded wire-grip, and can be used in settings where multiple wire sizes and types are present.
The Katapult wire stripper now has a built-in wire cutter. The Katapult Wire Stripper/Cutter strips and cuts 8-22 AWG wire. Precision-machined stripping holes easily remove up to 1” of insulation in a single step without damaging the wire. The tension-loaded wire-grip gently holds the cable while retaining cable geometry. This tool is especially useful in panels and other places where multiple wire sizes/types are present. The tensioning knob easily adjusts to apply the correct amount of force on the wire and an adjustable stopper controls the length of the core strip. It also features a convenient wire cutter built into the handle.
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.