Encapsulated transformers line expanded
AutomationDirect's Hammond line of HPS Fortress commercial encapsulated power transformers are now available in 100 VA up to 25 kVA ratings and input voltage ranges of 120 V ac to 480 V ac.
AutomationDirect has expanded its Hammond line of HPS Fortress commercial encapsulated power transformers. The single phase units are now available in 100 VA up to 25 kVA ratings and input voltage ranges of 120 Vac to 480 Va c. All units are e ncapsulated with electrical grade silica sand and resin compounds to protect the core and coils, sealing out moisture and airborne contaminants and eliminating corrosion and deterioration. The NEMA 3R enclosures reportedly meet or exceed NEMA and ANSI standards for indoor and outdoor applications, and are UL and CSA listed as well as CE approved.
- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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.