POY Finalist: Motor control centers
Finalist in Electric Motors and Drives in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Tiastar MCC line includes the Arc Resistant MCC compliant to ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7, and its criteria for containing and redirecting arc flash incident energy.
The new SmartStart option features plug-and-play functionality, which reduces commissioning time with preprogrammed and preconfigured data. High-density designs meeting UL and NEMA standards, while reducing unit size for NEMA 1 through starters, allow for up to a 10% weight reduction and a 25% smaller footprint. The new line of MCCs is designed to meet the needs of the construction, water and wastewater, oil and gas, and general process industries.
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.