Static transfer switch
SuperSwitch 3 digital static transfer switch monitors incoming power and can transfer power between two ac power sources in less than 4 msec. Unit features increased reliability, reduced maintenance time, expanded diagnostics, small footprint, enhanced graphical user interface (GUI), guided breaker bypass operation, and network or web communication options.
Danaher Power Solutions, Cyberex div. danaherpowersolutions.com Write 300 on PE card
Power connector family
EPIC pin and sleeve connectors conform to IEC 309-2; are available in 20, 30, 60, and 100 A; and come in splash-proof (IP44) and water-tight (IP67) models. Some models can be assembled in less than 20 sec.
Lapp USA, Inc. lappusa.com Write 301 on PE card
The 37120-007 and 37277-007 surge protection devices (SPDs) are designed for plants with 3-phase wye-configured systems where surge protection for all 7 modes in the ac distribution network is required. Units feature metal-oxide varistors (MOVs) and EMI/RFI filtering circuits with high voltage rise capacitors for harmonic tolerance.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. leviton.com Write 302 on PE card
Kinetic Reflex wire stripper replaces several tools by featuring pliers, knife-type blades, bolt cutters with thread reformers, wire loop, and combination solid and stranded wire stripping holes for every popular wire gauge. Curved ergonomic design and nonslip grip reduce the potential for repetitive motion fatigue injuries.
Ideal Industries, Inc. idealindustries.com Write 303 on PE card
Low profile battery
The 12V155FS front-terminal, valve-regulated, lead-acid (VRLA) battery features low profile, flame retardant cover and container, fast installation, and low maintenance. Battery capacity is 155 Ah at the 8-hr rate. Separators are encased in low resistance microporous glass fiber, which absorbs the electrolyte in case of accidental damage.
EnerSys enersys.com Write 304 on PE card
Inverter duty gearmotor line is designed for use with adjustable speed drives and is rated at 3/8 hp, 230 V, 60 Hz, 3-phase. Operating range of 10-90 Hz offers a broad range of ratios in right angle and parallel shaft configurations. Features include inverter spike-resistant magnet wire, induction hardened gears, and TEFC housing.
Baldor Electric Co. baldor.com Write 305 on PE card
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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