Cooling and heat pump system
The ClassMate vertical DX cooling and heat pump system by Modine Manufacturing Co. is offered in four capactiies and includes a CF microchannel evaporator coil.
The ClassMate vertical DX cooling and heat pump system by Modine Manufacturing Co. is engineered with efficiency, noise reduction, and a smaller footprint in mind. Available this spring, the ClassMate will be offered in four capacities, from 2 to 5 cooling tons in two cabinet sizes, and will have a 15% EER increase over the existing ClassMate HE. One of the ClassMate’s significant improvements is that it includes a CF microchannel evaporator coil. This technology, combined with a reduced refrigerant charge and airside pressure drop, allows enough space to be opened up for all heat exchangers—indoor coil, hot gas reheat coil, and hot-water coil or electric heat elements—to be factory-installed in the ClassMate unit. The end result is a model that does not require a plenum for additional heat, as well as reduced installation time and the need for additional equipment.
Modine Manufacturing Co.
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.