POY Finalist: Arc-flash relay
Finalist in Safety in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The PGR-8800 Arc-Flash Relay protects personnel, equipment, and reputation by rapidly detecting developing arc-flash incidents and tripping the circuit before significant damage occurs. The PGR-8800 can detect an arc flash in less than 1 ms, making it one of the fastest arc-flash relays on the market. It detects both current and light to minimize nuisance trips and provides overcurrent protection. With 24 photoelectric or fiber-optic sensors, the PGR-8800 offers complete coverage for your application—no matter how challenging the space.
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.