Control switch relay
Time Delay Control Switch Relay (TD-CSR) by Electroswitch
A new Time Delay Control Switch Relay (TD-CSR) from Electroswitch provides a safe means of mitigating arc flash danger in local circuit breaker operation by allowing for a manually initiated time-delayed trip or close. A flashing LED notifies the operator of the pending trip or close operation and serves as a warning to evacuate the arc flash area. By allowing an operator time to leave and be outside the room during the trip or close operation, the TD-CSR provides an unmatched measure of safety against arc flash danger. Once a local trip or close is initiated, the 10-sec delay allows an operator time to cancel the pending operation. To avoid any chance of an inadvertent operation, the control pushbuttons must be depressed for 4 continuous secs to activate the 10-sec delay. No special wiring is required for installation.
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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.