Maintenance Products


Coatings minimize risk of flash fires

Sierra Performance Coatings have zero volatile organic compounds and are also free from hazardous air pollutants, solvents, and odors. The environmentally safe characteristics allow for application in areas with low ventilation or an open flame without risks of exposing employees to hazardous fumes, solvent odors, or flash fires. Coatings are available in a variety of epoxies, acrylics, and urethanes for use on exterior and interior metals, concrete, and other surfaces.

Rust-Oleum Corporation : , TO VOTE, WRITE 27 ON BALLOT For more information, write 27 on card

Spray nozzle provides heavy-duty strength

P-70 spray nozzle is lightweight yet industrial strength, weighs only 1.3 lb, and provides an adjustable spray pattern, instant shutoff when trigger is released, 150 psi, and a flow rate of 7 gpm. The spray nozzle is rated at operating temperatures to 200 F with minimum heat transfer to hand and includes a swivel adapter with locking ring. Insulated replaceable rubber cover is available in black, red, or white.

Strahman : , TO VOTE, WRITE 85 ON BALLOT For more information, write 85 on card

Threadlocker stick doesn't drip

248 medium-strength threadlocker stick delivers proven performance, will not leak or drip, and can easily be carried in a pocket or stored in a toolbox. The stick can be used with all types of threaded metal fasteners, especially those with diameters between

Henkel Loctite Corporation : , TO VOTE, WRITE 35 ON BALLOT For more information, write 35 on card

Lubricators are powered by gas, motors

G-Power and M-Power single-point lubricators are gas-powered or motorized devices that connect to existing equipment grease or lubrication fittings and apply precise amounts of lubricant to bearings, chains, guideways, gears, and seals. G-Power lubricators are designed for traditional industrial settings, as well as high-humidity applications. M-Power lubricators feature reusable drive motors, battery or direct-wire power, and replaceable canisters.

The Timken Corporation : , TO VOTE, WRITE 160 ON BALLOT For more information, write 160 on card

Tests assess knowledge

Mechanical Technician C, B, & A tests help implement a pay-for-knowledge program with 60 questions each and available alternative equivalent forms for retesting. Categories include: hydraulics and pneumatics, print reading, burning, fabricating, welding, rigging, power transmission and lubrication, pumps and piping, mechanical maintenance principles, and shop equipment and tools.

Ramsay Corporation : , TO VOTE, WRITE 177 ON BALLOT For more information, write 177 on 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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