Cooper Power Systems has introduced the Form 4D, the first in a platform of fully integrated recloser controls.
Cooper Power Systems has introduced the Form 4D, the first in a platform of fully integrated recloser controls. A true plug-in control for Cooper Power Systems reclosers, the Form 4D control is the simple solution for new reclosers and a replacement for legacy controls on currently installed reclosers. Plug-and-play common parts incorporated into the Form 4D control facilitate easy installation, service, and replacement. These design elements were specifically incorporated to ensure future upgradeability as application needs change. The Form 4D control easily integrates with multiple vendors’ products, and the diverse range of communication protocols supports the technology required to take the grid into the future.
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.