POY Finalist: Pump drive
Finalist in Electric Motors and Drives in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The P9 is an adjustable speed drive for the pump industry. The ARRA-compliant drive is designed to dramatically reduce pressure buildup and energy consumption, thereby maximizing efficiency, energy savings, and the life of pumping equipment.
It's features include linearizing traditional nonlinear pump curves, providing precise variable pumping control. The P9 self-calibrates and eliminates common pump anomalies, and can protect against dead head, loss of suction pressure, cavitation, and thrust bearing. The P9 is also able to load balance multiple pumps, which eliminates the need for PID tuning.
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Annual Salary Survey
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