Dual strobe expander plates
The SpectrAlert Advance Dual Strobe and Dual Strobe with Speaker Expander Plates by System Sensor were designed for emergency communications system (ECS) and mass notification system (MNS) applications.
The SpectrAlert Advance Dual Strobe and Dual Strobe with Speaker Expander Plates by System Sensor were designed for emergency communications system (ECS) and mass notification system (MNS) applications. These plates enable installers to combine the functions of two to three devices on a single mounting plate and back box, lowering the overall cost of the installation and improving aesthetics by requiring fewer devices on the wall. The expander plates include a UL 1638-listed (Visual Signaling Appliances) amber lens strobe for Private Mode General Utility Signaling that meets Dept. of Defense specification requirements. They can be used in 12- or 24-V systems and can be paired with a fire-rated SpectrAlert Advance strobe or speaker strobe. Along with the expander plates, System Sensor is also releasing three outdoor speaker strobes to enable its customers to meet an even wider range of ECS and MNS requirements.
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.