High-efficiency filters

12E Series filter-regulators are designed to capture rust and pipe scale particles and continually remove oil and water contaminants at an efficiency of 99.99%+ at 0.01 microns from the compressed air supply while providing extremely accurate pressure regulation. The regulator uses a rolling diaphragm for a long service life. Units are available in 3/8 through

Filtration and Separation Div, Parker Hannifin Corp.,, Write 320 on PE card

Energy-saving dryers

Use onsite cooling energy to remove moisture, solid contaminants, and oil vapor from compressed air with a CDA Alternate Cooling Source Dryer. Designs that use ammonia (CDAN) or water/glycol (CDAW) have flow capacities from 75 to 19,200 scfm at 100 psi. Compressed air pressure dew point of 38 F is achieved with the ammonia design, and the water/glycol design reaches a dew point 5-7 F above the water/glycol inlet temperature.

Zeks Compressed Air Solutions,, Write 321 on PE card


Benchmark your compressed air system and get a free copy of the World Class Compressed Air System benchmark report, "10 Action Steps for a World Class Compressed Air System," and a free publication of 100 top leak detection & repair web sites. Your participation is 100% confidential.

Plant Support & Evaluations,, Write 322 on PE card

Compressed air treatment

An 8-p, full color guide, "Meeting Your Compressed Air Needs," clearly explains the latest advancements in dryers and filters and discusses other fundamental components such as aftercoolers and traps. It provides valuable insight to compressed air treatment and answers questions such as: What level of air quality is required, what if requirements vary, and how do filters protect a system?

Kaeser Compressors,, Write 323 on PE card

Separator information

A color brochure describes the complete line of Wright-Austin Gas/Liquid Separators. It explains how the separators remove over 99% of liquid and particulate matter from air, gas, and steam lines, protecting expensive system components from damage and premature failure. Examples show how separators pay for themselves over time.

Hayward Industrial Products, Inc.,, Write 324 on PE card

Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
May 2018
Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
April 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
March 2018
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
December 2017
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards

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

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