AC drives for hazardous locations
The VACON X5 HazLo AC drive is ideal for applications in refineries, utility gas plants, and hazardous locations.
The VACON X5 HazLo AC drive is ideal for applications in refineries, utility gas plants, and hazardous locations. It features a robust and compact enclosure and is UL Type 4X Indoor/Outdoor certified. The AC drive has an integrated brake resistor that allows for handling of high inertial loads and warm up in cold conditions. There is a built-in sequencer with flexible programming.
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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