Compact soft starter
The DBS III with the integrated Altistart 22/48 soft start/stop unit by Schneider Electric is designed to improve performance and provide stable operation for refrigeration equipment.
The DBS III with the integrated Altistart 22/48 soft start/stop unit by Schneider Electric is designed to improve performance and provide stable operation for refrigeration equipment. Features include a new HMI, graphic display featuring a quick setup menu, advanced dual profile setup, fault history menu, and data-monitoring menu. Altistart 22/48 soft start/stop unit incorporates true 3-phase control with other protection functions, which monitor and protect the machine to sustain uptime. It has 3-phase current monitoring, fault history, multiple data points and parameter access, and an isolated low-voltage section compliant with NFPA 70E arc flash hazard safety requirements.
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.