AC drive family
The Altivar line of variable frequency ac drives is designed for HVAC pump and fan applications. The line features a local/remote button so users can take control of it for testing and troubleshooting, and has a compact footprint, allowing side-by-side mounting to save panel space. The drives offer up to 40 hp at 240 V and up to 100 hp at 480 V. The drives also come in two voltage ranges: a 1-to-40-hp model at 200 V to 240V, and a 1-to-100-hp model at 380 V to 480 V.
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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