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More than 1.7 billion people – 80% of the world’s workforce – have jobs that don’t involve sitting at a desk. The Beekeeper platform ensures companies effectively communicate with employees who aren’t otherwise connected on email or company devices.
Now available from IMI, the FXE uses almost no energy and performs in rapid cycles with the push of a button. Operators have clear visibility and need never touch the load.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains a list of disinfectants that kill SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Madison Chemical’s Madisan 75 kills a wide range of pathogens in addition to SARS-CoV-2.
Graphic Products’ PathFinder floor-marking tape is an easy and inexpensive way to reinforce best practices for minimizing the spread of infection on the shop floor and common areas. Unlike paint or permanent barriers, tape is applied within minutes and removed when needed.
The ANT-FR-Q9 from Antlia Systems combines facial recognition technology with no-contact temperature detection to provide a complete access-control health security system. It’s just one in the company’s suite of out-of-the-box screening systems.
Dynabrade’s line of random orbital sanding pads are designed as a single piece, which creates a smooth, efficient sanding experience. They also fit most competitors’ sanders.
Burr King’s VibraKing 200c 20-quart bowl includes a patent-pending chute plug with double seals that guard against leaks during operation. Use for deburring and more in both wet and dry processing.
TC/American Crane’s enclosed-track Spanmaster has articulating and pivoting end trucks that provide a range of motion not possible with the rigid end trucks found on many workstation cranes.
RUD’s Tool Mover safely turns over tools and machine components weighing up to 64 tons in less than a minute. The most recent version provides a much larger working surface at the lowest possible working height for maximum technician comfort.
Syclone ATTCO Service’s lightweight, infinitely configurable Sky Hook fills the gap between a chain hoist and an overhead or portable gantry crane. The company has waived expedite charges; cleanroom modifications meet wide variety of work environment needs.
Why buy a new machine when you can convert an existing piece of equipment for much less money? Somex MAX spindles and accessories can be added to transfer machines, special-purpose machines, and turning machines to perform deep hole drilling.
VFD and VFD Plus kits from Servo Products convert older step pulley mills and worn-out variable-speed mills to smooth, electronic speed control. Unlike early VFD kits, these provide full torque at the lowest RPM.
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Dip Slightly From June to July
Although a wide variety of sectors were positive in July –– including automotive and medical equipment –– AMT reports the 2020 orders to date of $2 billion is about a quarter down year over year.
How Does Your Company’s Compensation Package Stack Up?
FMA has released a report that details salaries and benefits for practically every position in a fabricating or manufacturing company, from CEO to janitor and everything in between. The survey results also provide insight into several HR policies and procedures.