Versagrip Solenoid Pinch Valves are designed to provide greater flexibility for an array of fluidic control system applications.
Versagrip Solenoid Pinch Valves are designed to provide greater flexibility for an array of fluidic control system applications. Because pinch valves use tubing, they can have a longer life than conventional valves and, because they don't stick or leak, pinch valves require less maintenance and yield reduced down time. These pinch valves gives engineers more options by allowing them to select tubing with an average durometer rating of up to 60 Shore A, and media pressure of up to 15 psi or 1 bar. In addition, flexible tubing models are available to support an array of disposable bag materials and sizes.
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.