Stulz-ATS remote outdoor air-cooled condensers are now available with optional electrically commutated plug fans. By converting ac to dc, the fans allow for infinitely variable fan speed adjustment because the speed of every fan can adjust to the exact air flow and cooling requirements of the condenser. The fan's technology is more efficient, saves energy, and decreases noise and vibration as air flow and speed are reduced.
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.