Finalist in Electrical Distribution in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
These solar switches from Siemens Industry Inc. are UL-listed for use with three separate 600 Vdc circuits on negative ground photovoltaic systems. They are available in 30 to 100 amp ratings and are NEC Article 690 compliant. Powerful magnets incorporated into the line base of the switch are strategically aligned to dissipate the hot arc generated when a dc circuit is opened under load. They satisfy both UL 98 and UL 1741 requirements. The switches are available in fusible and nonfusible types for indoor or outdoor applications. A factory-installed ground bar and rolled front flange come standard.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey