Prevent lamp extinction and subsequent need for re-strike in metal halide lighting systems with the Artic ARC Keeper HID backup ballasts from Bodine.
Prevent lamp extinction and subsequent need for re-strike in metal halide lighting systems with the Artic ARC Keeper HID backup ballasts from Bodine. Designed for cold, damp installations, such as parking garages, the ballasts' ambient temperatures range from -40 to 131 F. The units sense minor line disturbances and maintain the lamp arc for up to 2 minutes, which provides enough time for a disturbance to pass or for a generator to begin to provide power to the lamp. The units allow metal halides to serve as emergency lighting.
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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.