Basic soft starters
Stellar SR33 series
The Stellar SR33 Series basic soft starters are designed for applications where traditional across-the-line starting or wye-delta starting would typically be appropriate. The SR33 semi-conductor soft starters, available in 22A to 482A sizes, are suitable to control three-phase ac induction motors with a wide variety of motor loads. Ideal for applications such as pumps, blowers, and conveyors, the SR33 series soft starters use thyristors for controlled reduced voltage motor starting and stopping, and then switch to internal contacts for efficient running at rated speed.
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.