Tools & Welding

07/01/2005


MIG welding guide


A free MIG Welding Buyer's Guide helps make purchasing an all-in-one MIG welding power source easy. The guide answers frequently asked questions and includes a detailed description of a full line of all-in-one MIG welders, explaining how their functionality provides everything a welding operator needs everywhere they need it. The guide also explains the importance of duty cycles, how to determine the amount of amperage to use and outlines key features that should be considered in any all-in-one MIG purchase.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. millerwelds.com Write 305 on PE card

Abrasive products for metals

A free Specialty Products CD describes a full line of products for cutting, grinding and finishing metals ranging from aluminum to stainless steels and exotic metals. Featuring product descriptions, photographs and specifications, this CD provides data and recommendations to help users select the proper abrasive product for their application.

Rex-Cut Products, Inc. rexcut.com Write 306 on PE card

All purpose adhesive and sealant

POWERSTICK is an all-purpose, high tack polymer that offers strong adhesive properties with reliable moisture- and solvent-resistance. It can be used on concrete, masonry, tile, wood, metal, plastic and polystyrene foam board. Adhesive applications include fastening metal studs, adhering electrical boxes and panels and attaching foam board panels. It is ideal for many sealing and caulking projects around doorways, windows, gutters and flashing.

Powers Fasteners, Inc. powers.com Write 307 on PE card

Clamp for structural tubing

BoxBolt expansion bolts feature an expansion anchor and provides simple, safe and secure connections to square, rectangular, circular and other types of structural steel tube sections where access is restricted to one side. They install easily using an open end wrench to hold the hexagonal shoulder in place while a torque wrench is used to tighten the core bolt. As the core bolt is tightened, the threaded wedge is drawn up inside the body, the fins expand and a secure connection is made.

Kee Industrial Products, Inc. BeamClamp.com Write 308 on PE card





Top Plant
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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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