Caterpillar's Cat 3516C-HD diesel generator set
Caterpillar Inc. offers the Cat 3516C-HD diesel generator set, certified to meet EPA Tier 4 Interim standards. This 60 Hz package is rated at 2500 ekW for standby power, 2250 ekW at prime power, and 2050 ekW at continuous power. It offers efficient fuel consumption rates, compact footprint, and lower emissions for prime power, peak shaving, standby, and mission critical applications. The 3516C-HD—ranging from 455 to 2500 kW—is the latest addition to Caterpillar’s line of Tier 4 Interim certified generator sets. Cat Tier 4 generator sets are capable of integrating into larger power systems that could include UPS, switchgear, and ATS products.
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.