POY Finalist: IEC motors
Finalist in Electric Motors and Drives in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
X$D Ultra 841 IEC motors meet or exceed the intent of the IEEE 841-2009 Standard and are designed and rated for Zone 2 and Division 2 hazardous applications with a T3 temperature code. Another feature includes corrosion protection. The motor frame, fan cover, endshield, and conduit box are cast iron for severe duty. Rotor surfaces are coated to resist interior rust to help maintain performance. The Ultra 841 IEC motor is available for voltages of 200 V to 690 V. The motors are available at variable speed or at 50 Hz to 60 Hz.
General Electric Co.
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.