POY Finalist: Vertical motor
Finalist in Electric Motors and Drives in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The 5813 Frame Vertical Titan II is manufactured using a cast iron frame, which allows for the production of the winding and frame assembly to be done in parallel rather than in series. The 5813 Frame Vertical Titan II motor is custom built, based on customer specifications and requirements. It includes WPI and WPII (weather protected) enclosures, and ranges from 250 hp to 1750 hp depending on the required speed. The new motor is available as either hollow shaft or solid shaft in both low- and medium-voltage options. The Titan II features oil-lubricated bearings with several capacity designs available.
Nidec Motor Corp.
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.