Tools and welding


Water jets and pumps

The website,, features video clips of water jets performing a variety tasks and an FAQ section filled with helpful charts and tables. Visitors interested in water jet pumps can scroll through diesel, electric, bare shaft pumps, or enter their specifications to see which unit best suits their needs. Data sheets are available for downloading. Quickly find answers to water jetting questions, match pumps to needs, and request quotations.

NLB Corp. Write 315 on PE card

Welding cleanup

Scotch-Brite Radial Bristle disks and brushes are tough plastic, rotary tools embedded with sharp Cubitron abrasive grain. They can be used for cleaning metal prior to welding, removing discoloration and sealant, and deburring without damaging the underlying surface. The lightweight bristle brush lasts longer than most abrasives while providing the same cut and finish throughout the life of the product. This reduces changeovers, increases productivity, enhances the finishing process, and reduces labor and downtime.

3M Abrasive systems Div. Write 316 on PE card

Utility blades have long life

The LENOX Gold bi-metal utility blade features a titanium nitride coated edge, which offers up to five times life when compared to standard carbon steel blades, making it the longest lasting utility blade on the market. Users can extend the life of these blades even further by using the Gold utility knife, which has a patented titanium-coated stainless steel nose that stands up to the most abusive work situations.

LENOX Write 317 on PE card

Prep heavy wall pipe

MILLHOG Dictator hydraulic ID clamping tool is designed for machining up to 20 inch, Schedule 160 pipe in the field and features only eight sets of clamps for the full working range of the tool. Providing 6500 lbs-ft. of torque, this tool can machine tough material such as chrome-molybdenum and stainless steel pipe without using cutting lubricants. The tool has a self-centering mandrel, dual opposed tapered roller bearings, and titanium nitride coated cutter blades. No special operator training is required.

ESCO Tool Write 318 on PE card

Don't lose tools

Tools have sometimes been mistakenly left in machines after maintenance. The consequences can range from lost tools, to expensive and sometimes dangerous damage to a machine. The latter is called foreign object damage or FOD. Mobile Workcenter is a FOD cabinet. Foam inserts in the cabinet's drawers are cut to fit profiles of individual tools. The inserts reduce FOD and tool loss by making it obvious when tools are missing.

Stanley Vidmar Write 319 on PE card

Dual-purpose pump calibrates

Model PHP pneumatic hand pump is a source of pressure and vacuum. Mount an analog or digital pressure gauge to the top of the unit for a complete calibration system. The pump provides pressures up to 600 psi and vacuum down to -28.5 in. Hg. Higher pressures can be achieved easily and quickly with a minimum number of strokes due to the scissor action design. The pump is fitted with a fine adjustment valve for precise volume control.

Dwyer Instruments, Inc. Write 320 on PE card

Measurement methods

The quality of work performed by maintenance personnel will be significantly improved by using appropriate measurement tools. Measurement Methods computer-based training program describes measurement methods commonly required for day-to-day maintenance. The program is available as a download or on a CD. The program includes training on basic shop math, measurement tools, indirect measurement, and tool calibration and maintenance.

New Standard Institute Write 321 on PE card

Welding seminar

The Blodgett Welding Design seminar covers essential issues relating to welded structures and weldments such as: determining weld size, controlling distortion, arc welding processes and procedures, mechanical properties of welded connections, cost reduction ideas, metallurgy and why welds crack, non-destructive testing, fracture mechanics, and weld loading. The seminar will be held October 11-13 in Cleveland. To register call 216-383-2240.

The Lincoln Electric Co. Write 322on PE card

The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
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.
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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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