A nationwide program for power system maintenance called PowerCare Advantage has been introduced. Sponsored by an integrated power system manufacturer, it is designed to ensure the reliability of all brands of onsite power systems. Cummins Power Generation cumminspowerrent.com Write 323 on PE card
The Safe 4 series of safety relays is designed to monitor emergency stop and safety gate applications. The relay series features three normally-open and one normally-closed auxiliary contacts. It also offers LED indicators for operation state, status, and polarity. Norstat, Inc. norstat.com Write 324 on PE card
Time delay relay
The TRDU series are plug-in, switch adjustable, multifunction time-delay relays that can replace hundreds of conventional time-delay relay types. It uses standard 8 and 11-pin base wiring. The relays include 21 timing functions — 10 single and 11 dual — which are selected using one or more of the six programming switches. Timing functions include delay on make, delay on break, interval, single-shot, recycling, motion detection, and accumulating functions. ABB SSAC ssac.com Write 325 on PE card
Fan speed control
The SmartFan Nimbus is a compact, triac-based fan control designed for HVAC, electronics, and industrial controls. It can be used to control single-phase ac fans, including those for equipment cooling, exhaust ventilators, duct fans, and blowers. Control Resources Inc. controlres.com Write 326 on PE card
DX deflection/expansion neoprene fittings are designed to connect rigid metal and IMC conduit, allowing for movement of up to 3/4 in. or 30% of angular misalignment in any direction. The fittings are available in sizes from 1/2 in. to 6 in. O-Z/Gedney, EGS Electrical Group appletonelec.com Write 327 on PE card
Standard products catalog
A new Standard Products Catalog helps users select the proper enclosure needed to mount equipment. Some of the new products featured in the catalog include NEMA 12 cabinets, 19-in. and 23-in. cabinet racks, and double rack cabinets with four-point mounting systems. Bud Industries, Inc. budind.com Write 328 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