Power monitoring module
The PM3 power monitoring and metering module from Eaton Corp. can monitor the power of branch and main circuit applications.
Eaton Corp. announced the PM3 power monitoring and metering module, which monitors the power of branch and main circuit applications. The device measures current and voltage, calculates power and energy usage, and provides breaker status. An Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-listed, add-on communications device, the module can be mounted to the load side of circuit breaker frames. It monitors electrical system parameters regardless of whether the trip unit is thermal-magnetic or electronic. It communicates through INCOM protocol and is compatible with Power Xpert Gateway for web page and Ethernet capability. The product is available in 480 V and 600 V models.
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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