Automatic transfer control system
The Russelectric RPTCS microprocessor automatic transfer control system controls all operational functions of the automatic transfer switch. Each unit is programmed to control customer-specified options as well as standard switch features. The system provides setup, alarm acknowledgement, and review of actual data with the controller’s soft keys and VGA color display. The product features real-time metering of voltage (phase-to-phase and phase-to-neutral) and frequency of both sources is standard and metering of current and power is available. The system can also monitor power quality with available waveform capture and historical trending.
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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.